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All films screen on a Tuesday evening at 8pm
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 • £5 per annum
Entrance fee:
  • £5 for members
  • £6 for guests
  • £4 concessionary
    (members only)

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Showing next: Tuesday 21 October at 8pm
The King and the Mockingbird [Le roi et l'oiseau]

director: Paul Grimault
starring: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières, Agnès Viala

Charles the XVIth reigns tyrannically over the kingdom of Takicardie. Only brightly feathered Mockingbird, a playful and talkative fellow who has built his nest high up in the gigantic palace near His Majesty’s secret chambers, dares to make fun of him. In love with a beautiful and demure shepherdess, the King wants to force her to marry him. However, the young girl is in love with a brave little chimney sweep. Helped by the Mockingbird, they run away to escape the King’s evil clutches…

Directed by Paul Grimault, The King and the Mockingbird is a masterpiece which inspired a whole generation of international directors such as Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away).

 

Why our films have to start promptly at 8pm
Although our films are scheduled to start at 8pm, on busier nights we've always been able to hold up the start until everyone is in and seated. With the arrival of digital projection, however, this has all changed. Most of the films we screen now arrive as high definition digital files that are coded to play at a specific time, over which the projectionist has no control. This means that the film has to start playing at 8pm or not at all. Thus to avoid potentially missing the start of the film, it's worth arriving in good time for the screening.