East Meon Cinema at the Village Hall

All are welcome to 

EAST MEON CINEMA

The big screen in your village 

We are delighted to announce the films and dates for the
spring season 2020

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Friday 3rd January

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG, 105 mins)

An extra film in early January to brighten up the post festivities blues! This great musical extravaganza based on the hit show Barnum, and starring Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams, is pure feelgood entertainment. It celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary American (P T Barnum) who rose from nothing to create a circus spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Friday 31st January

JUDY (12A, 118 mins)

A fascinating insight into the twilight years of Judy Garland, played with great sensitivity by Renee Zellweger who has been widely tipped for an Oscar for this role. It is winter 1968 and Judy arrives in swinging London for a five-week sell-out tour at the Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to stardom in The Wizard of Oz and the trauma she sustained from being a child star (which is shown in many flashbacks) is having repercussions and her life is on a downward spiral, but the support of her many British fans ultimately shines through – very moving!

Friday 28th February

THE GOOD LIAR (15, 109 mins)

A chance to watch national treasures Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan act together in a cat-and-mouse duet that turns into an elegant waltz of affection and deception. Career con artist Roy Courtney (McKellan) can’t believe his luck when he meets wealthy widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As she opens her home and life to him Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her turning what should be a cut-and-dried swindle into a treacherous tightrope walk.

Friday 27th March

OFFICIAL SECRETS (15, 112 mins)

A true life political drama starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Ralph Fiennes. Based in the not-so-distant past and the justification for the invasion of Iraq, this is the gripping story of Katherine Gunn, a British Intelligence specialist and ultimately whistle-blower who cannot stand by and watch the world being rushed into an illegal war.

Friday 24th April

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON (12A, 97 mins)

A little known award-winning film and one absolutely not to be missed. This is the story of Zak (Zach Gottsagen) a young man with Downs Syndrome who runs away from a residential home to follow his dream of going to wrestling school. He befriends an outlaw (Shia LaBeouf) who becomes his unlikely coach and ally, which marks the start of the remarkable journey of two fugitives which is funny, touching and heartwarming in equal measures

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All films are shown in East Meon Village Hall at 7.30pm.

 Tickets are £6 each and can be bought at East Meon Village Shop, or on the door on the night or email Lucy Hollis at eastmeonmoviola@outlook.com to reserve.

The doors and the bar open at 7pm.

See you there!

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Recently released movies are screened in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on the last Friday of every month from September to April. The films are sourced by Moviola, which provides over 200 villages and towns in the UK with a selection of recent releases. Most popular are British movies, especially those which star senior actors such as Dames Judi Dench or Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson or Colin Firth. The King’s Speech, The Imitation Game and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are among the films which have been screened to capacity audiences.

Thanks to a grant from the BFI, the Village Hall now has its own high quality projector and full-size screen, which allows us to screen more adventurous films, such as Kajaki, a much acclaimed but harrowing account of British soldiers defending a reservoir in Afghanistan, whose producer lives in East Meon. We also organized a ‘festival’ of Great War movies, and hope to arrange further specialist screenings.

Wine and ice creams are served on films evenings, and pre-cinema meals are available at both village pubs.

If you would like to be informed about future screenings, contact eastmeonmoviola@outlook.com.