Ticket price £7.00
Golden Years (12A) – 6.30pm
2016 ( UK ) ( Comedy )
STARRING: Alun Armstrong, Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna
DIRECTOR: John Miller
Shopping trolley in tow, West Country pensioners Bernard Hill and Virginia McKenna seek payback for the loss of their life savings by turning bank-robbing Bonnie and Clyde in this sedate crime comedy. That the duo’s robbery spree is such a gentle affair is the source of many of the movie’s gags – their getaway car is a Volvo with a caravan on the back and their bank targets chosen by their proximity to National Trust properties.
Golden Years is a gentle comedy which has fun with the way society renders the old invisible. After all, Hill and McKenna’s retired couple are the very last people anyone, including the police, would suspect of pulling off a series of heists.
Sing Street (12A) – 8.30pm
2016 ( Ireland | UK | USA ) ( Comedy, Drama, Music )
STARRING: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Lucy Boynton
DIRECTOR: John Carney
It is 1985 and Dublin’s suburbs are peeling in the drizzle. Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), a young dreamer, is listening through his bedroom wall to another of his parents’ bitter rows. They will soon split up, forcing Conor to start at a new school, where his reception is as icy as the winds blowing in off the Irish Sea. Conor hasn’t long been at his new school when he spots Raphina (Lucy Boynton) on the other side of the street. His heart stolen, he asks the aspiring model if she’d like to feature in his band’s music video, something she inexplicably agrees to. The hitch? There is no band! Conor then has to attempt to pull together a ragtag bunch of misfits and losers to form his new band called ‘Sing Street’…
Rattling along to a cracking soundtrack featuring The Jam, Motorhead and The Cure, Sing Street is a delightful, bitter sweet, coming-of-age tale that both celebrates young love and laments how quickly the fire of youth can be snuffed out.