By David Saitch
We have just completed our first year of live broadcasts from the National Theatre and, at the end of the year, the first live broadcast from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. The broadcasts have been an absolute triumph and it is seen as very special to have the chance to see the live performances from such prestigious theatre companies on Hurstpierpoint High Street at such great value prices.
Our first live broadcast of 2016 is NT Live’s broadcast of Les Liaisons Dangereuses from the Donmar Warehouse on Thursday 28th January. Featuring an all-star cast, including Dominic West, Janet McTeer and Una Stubbs, this irresistible adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in prerevolutionary France is a must see. Tickets for live broadcasts are £10 members and £14 non-members. Doors/Bar 6.30pm, performance 7pm.
For our films, we open on Thursday 14th January with the uplifting, typically politically incorrect French comedy, Untouchable (PG). This irreverent story of an unlikely friendship between a handicapped millionaire and the streetwise ex-con he hires to look after him is both funny and inspiring. Later in the month, Friday 29th January, we have Alexander Payne’s most recent film, the witty and bittersweet road movie Nebraska (15). Bruce Dern is superb as the grumpy old man from Missouri who believes he has won a million dollars and is determined to get to Lincoln, Nebraska to collect it, despite his family’s attempts to persuade him that it is a hoax. Tickets for our weeknight films are £4 members and £6 non-members. Doors/Bar 7.30pm, film 8pm.
On Saturday 30th January for families we have a charity screening of the film the wonderfully funny and entertaining new adaptation of Paddington (PG). Tickets for our Saturday Cinema films are £4. Doors 2.30pm, film 3pm.
This month our Sunday Cinema screening is the brilliant and moving true story, Philomena (PG) on 31st January. Tickets for our Sunday Cinema films are £3. Doors 3pm, film 3.30pm. Tickets for our films can be bought online at www.hustfilms.com, at Mishon Mackay on Hurstpierpoint High Street, or call us on 01273 835875.
You do not have to be a member to come to the Village Cinema, but membership is still only £10 per annum.