CINEMA | STAN & OLLIE | THURSDAY 18 APRIL

Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

 

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

Certificate PG, 97 minutes

£6 advance / £7.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS | TUESDAY 23 APRIL

Our regular night of iconic movies continues with Frank Zinnemann’s film about Henry VIII, which won 6 Oscars.

Henry VIII needs a new wife and heir; Sir Thomas More, the new Catholic Lord Chancellor, has to weigh his conscience against his life. Commercially and critically successful – it had 6 Oscars and 6 Baftas – A Man for All Seasons remains so vibrant because it is a near-perfect amalgam of writing, costume design, cinematography and, above all, acting.

UK, 1966, 120m, colr, U, F

Director: Fred Zinnemann

With Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw

£6 advance / £7.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., Starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: REBECCA | TUESDAY 7 MAY

Hitchcock does Du Maurier in this Oscar-winning film starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier

“Last night I went to Manderley again” opens both a great novel (with a special place in south-west hearts) and a great film (Hitch’s Hollywood debut). Fontaine is the mousey second wife of Maxim de Winter, forever in the shadows of the first – especially where Mrs Danvers, the housekeeper, is concerned. Rebecca won an Academy Award for Best Film; amazingly, Hitchcock never won Best Director.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
With Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

US, 1940, Duration 130 minutes, Cert. PG.

 

£6 advance / £7.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., Starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

 

CINEMA | THE FAVOURITE | FRIDAY 17 MAY

Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz star in this Oscar-nominated film about Queen Anne. Please note, the date of this event has changed from 4 April

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Cert. PG 

Duration 119 minutes

*NB Please note change of date from 4 April. Apologies for this but it is due to delayed release date. If you have bought a ticket for 4 April it will still be valid however if you are unable to make the new date please contact your ticket supplier for a refund.

£6 advance / £7.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE | TUESDAY 21 MAY

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

James Dean’s signature role and the one that made him a legend. He plays Jim, a troublesome teenager at odds with his parents, in yet another new town and school, and with new friends who are as troubled as he is. Wood and Mineo lend excellent support; it was this film, and the song Rock Around the Clock, that defined both an era and a new generation that would not be stilled.

 

US, 1955, 111m, PG
Director: Nicholas Ray
With James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

£6 advance / £7.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., Starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

 

CINEMA | RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET | THURSDAY 30 MAY

Ralph and Vanellope discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new animated adventure.

Taking place six years after saving the arcade from Turbo’s vengeance, the Sugar Rush arcade cabinet has broken, forcing Ralph and Vanellope to travel to the Internet via the newly-installed Wi-Fi router in Litwak’s Arcade to retrieve the piece capable of saving the game.

 

Cert. PG. Duration 111 minutes

£4.50 advance and on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 1 P.M. Starts 2 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

CINEMA | MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS | THURSDAY 30 MAY

Starring Saoirse Ronan: Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Please note, the date of this changed from 17 May.

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

£6 advance / £7.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., Starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

Please note date change from 17 May. Original tickets are still valid, but please contact your ticket vendor for a refund if necessary.

CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE GRAPES OF WRATH | TUESDAY 4 JUNE

A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.


Tom Joad returns from prison to his Oklahoma home; he is barely in time to join his family on their arduous trek to California, having just quit their Dust Bowl-ravaged farm. Truly, “the highway is alive tonight” as Ford’s genius creates one of cinema’s greatest artistic triumphs. Jane Darwell is unforgettable as the indomitable mother who refuses to give up hope – and she remains a beacon of light for those still suffering hardship today.

US, 1940, 129m, PG
Director: John Ford
With Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

£6 advance / £7.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., Starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

CINEMA | THE SEAGULL | THURSDAY 13 JUNE

Based on Chekhov’s play with Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening in the lead roles: in the early 20th century, an aging actress and her lover visit the estate of her elderly brother.

An aging actress named Irina Arkadina pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a successful novelist, with her. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris Trigorin.

Cert. 15. Duration 119 minutes

£6 advance / £7.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

CINEMA | ALL OVER THE TOWN | SUNDAY 16 JUNE

As part of Marine Theatre The First 125 Years, this is a free community screening of the 1949 classic film–which was filmed in Lyme Regis. How many times can you spot the Marine?

In West England, two crusading reporters revive a failing newspaper and expose local corruption, in this engaging romantic comedy. This 1949 film was written by R.F. Delderfield from Sidmouth, and stars Norman Wooland and Sarah Churchill. Join us for a heartwarming event.

Free and ticketed.

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Tickets are not available online for this event.

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138