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- Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–4pm; closed Sat & Sun.
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Alice In Wonderland
- 1h 15min
- Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
- Written by: Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, William Cottrell, Dick Kelsey, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, Del Connell, Tom Oreb, John Walbridge
- Cast: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton, J Pat O'Malley, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel, Joseph Kearns
Classic Disney version of Lewis Carroll's fantastical story.
Sat 9 Sep
- 1h 39min
- Directed by: Richard Eyre
- Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Bally Gill, Russell Tovey, David Bradley, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench
Allelujah is a warm and deeply moving story about old age. When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back by galvanizing the local community: they invite a news crew to film their preparations for a concert in honour of the hospital's most distinguished nurse. What could go wrong? Allelujah celebrates the spirit of the elderly patients whilst paying tribute to the deep humanity of the medical staff battling with limited resources and ever-growing demand.
Sun 16 Jul
The Cat In The Hat
- 1h 22min
- Directed by: Bo Welch
- Cast: Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Kelly Preston, Amy Hill, Sean Hayes
American classic, perverted and robbed of any charm. Mike Myers' golden touch may have just come to an end. Mind you - this did pretty well in the states, but there is, of course, no accounting for public taste.
Sat 10 Jun
- UK / US
- 2h 10min
- Directed by: Frances O'Connor
- Cast: Emma Mackey, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Adrian Dunbar, Fionn Whitehead, Alexandra Dowling, Gemma Jones
Biopic of Emily Brontë.
Fri 28 Jul
For a Few Dollars More
- Italy / Spain / Germany
- 2h 10min
- Directed by: Sergio Leone
- Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté
Two bounty hunters (Eastwood and Van Cleef) join forces to hunt down a crazy bandit and his gang. The second of the Man With No Name series, with the usual stylish camerawork and Morricone score.
Sun 25 Jun
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Directed by: Sergio Leone
- Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
During the American Civil War, a trio of mean gringos squabble over hidden loot. Most people remember the Morricone score from this Leone extravaganza, but the degree of directorial stylisation (just count the number of times extreme close-ups fill the screen) make it a remarkable effort all round. Third and last of the Dollars trilogy starring Eastwood.
Sun 30 Jul
The Great Escape
- 2h 53min
- Directed by: John Sturges
- Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn
The classic WWII escape drama, featuring a fine ensemble cast trying to get out of the Nazi stalag. McQueen's 'Cooler King' became a screen icon, particularly in the scene where he attempts to jump over a field of barbed wire fences on a motorbike.
Sun 18 Jun
Hands up who's happy?
Perfect for fans of Victoria Wood!
Originally commissioned by the Victoria Wood Foundation and Bury’s ‘Happy Festival’, HANDS UP WHO'S HAPPY? is a fast-paced, thought-provoking, laugh out loud comedy. Small cast + big heart x 60 mins = happiness!
After being granted privileged permission to rummage through Victoria Wood’s personal archive, Rawtenstall born Steve Cooper has produced a short play that celebrates her style and humour, without being too fawning. She wasn’t a fan of fawning.
“We’d like to apologise to viewers in the north, it must be awful for them.” (Victoria Wood)
As part of their commitment to community outreach, Bury Art Museum have sent casual gallery-assistant, Carl, to The Whitaker Museum (Julie Walters turned the gig down). He attempts to deliver a celebratory presentation, exploring the lasting legacy of local museums, and bigging-up some of the icons that have put Bury on the map; but his assumptions and long-held beliefs are challenged by a feisty young woman, Sam, who refuses to let Carl ignore the realities of history, the role of arts in society and the nature of happiness in the 21st Century.
Sat 7 Oct
- 1h 37min
- Directed by: Kenny Ortega
- Written by: David Kirschner/Mick Garris
- Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw
Three 17th century witches are brought back to life in modern-day Salem, and go searching for young blood to keep them immortal. Max (Katz) is our hapless hero, helped out of one predicament to the next by resourceful heroine Allison (Vinessa Shaw). The story cracks along, the effects are moderate, the gags good, but it's for the younger end of the teen market.
Sat 28 Oct
- 1h 57min
- Directed by: Eskil Vogt
- Cast: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf
"This beastly tale of supernatural gifts comes courtesy of writer and director Eskil Vogt (Blind, The Worst Person in the World and Oslo August 31).
Ida moves into a housing block with her autistic elder sister Anna and becomes fast friends with Ben and Aisha. The four children roam in the hills near the estate, discovering that Ben can move objects with his mind. In time, a psychic bond develops between them, but their new gifts ask them to walk a line between good and evil.
Levitating somewhere between the chilling Scandinavian horror of Let the Right One In, the work of John Wyndham and the ‘superpowers in the real world’ of Chronicle, this is a winning mix of arthouse and genre. The Innocents unfolds with unhurried naturalism, showing a real commitment to easing us into the choices fully developed characters make when faced with supernatural powers. It’s a confrontation with an unsentimental view of childhood, backed up by uncannily strong performances from its young cast. "
Fri 27 Oct
- 1h 49min
- Directed by: Ken Loach
- Cast: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover, George Speed
In the run-down industrial north, a young boy learns some harsh lessons about life from the fate of his pet bird. Classic piece of British realism which showed that Loach's television work could transfer to the big screen. A very humane sense of humour leavens a tale of some desolation.
Sat 12 Aug
Sun 13 Aug
Due to overwhelming demand, we are very pleased to add this second screening of this ever popular film and the actor David Bradley who played Billy Casper will be appearing at this second event for another Q&A after the screening.
Mamma Mia! Sing-a-long
- UK / US
- 1h 48min
- Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
- Cast: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski
Help drown out Pierce Brosan's parts by belting along with the popular musical.
Sat 24 Jun
- 1h 38min
- Directed by: Danny DeVito
- Written by: Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord
- Cast: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris
Capturing the delicious wickedness of Roald Dahl's writing, director De Vito fully exploits exaggeration and playful camera work to tell the tale of a gifted child who uses her super brain to outwit her neglectful parents. Offsetting the loveable Matilda against a series of horribly inflated bad characters, the film's empowering message for children will appeal to the mischevious kid in everyone.
Sat 14 Oct
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
Now established as a firm favourite in the New Adventures repertoire, the award-winning Sleeping Beauty has enchanted international audiences throughout the UK and across the globe.
Enter a wondrous world of magical fairies and vampires, where the timeless tale of good vs evil is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. Will Princess Aurora ever find her true love again?
With an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling, the beloved fairy tale is brought to life by the uniquely talented New Adventures company. Get ready to be transported in time from the halcyon days of the late Edwardian era through to the modern day in this dazzling gothic romance.
Wed 28 Jun
Sun 2 Jul
National Theatre Live: Fleabag
- Directed by: Vicky Jones
- Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Live broadcast of Fleabag, written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Thu 15 Jun
Fri 24 Nov
- 1h 45min
- Directed by: P J Hogan
- Cast: Jeremy Sumpter, Ludivine Sagnier, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Isaacs
Clap your hands if you believe in fairies! One hundred years on from the original play, J M Barrie's enduring classic is brought to life by Australian director P J Hogan ('Muriel's Wedding', 'My Best Friend's Wedding'). Sumptuous in its production, the effects dreamed up by Moulin Rouge's director of photography are magical, but the real hook (if you'll pardon the pun) is in the characterisation, where Hogan goes right to the heart of Barrie's psychological issues. Wendy and Peter on the cusp of childhood and adulthood struggle with their conflicting instincts for innocence, adventure, freedom, love and maturity. Strong performances from the kids and grownups, and a particularly nice cameo role for Richard Briers as Smee, ensure you'll be cheering for Tinkerbell as her fairy-lights fade.
Sat 8 Jul
See How They Run
- 1h 38min
- Directed by: Tom George
- Cast: Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Harris Dickinson, David Oyelowo
A murder mystery begins in the West-End, as a group investigate the untimely death of a cast member.
Fri 29 Sep
- 1h 36min
- Directed by: Steven Lisberger
- Cast: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes, Dan Shor
One of the first films about computer gaming, this thriller sees Bridges' games designer ripped off by his boss and subsequently sucked into a virtual world where he must play against his own programmes to survive.
Mon 19 Jun
- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Olivier Nakache/Eric Toledano
- Cast: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
When paralysed aristocrat Philippe (Cluzet) needs an assistant, he hires impoverished drifter Driss (Sy) who only turned up to the interview to authorise his benefit. Life lessons ensue. Despite some predictable plotting, Nakache and Toledano's movie (already a colossal hit) is genuinely funny and moving, thanks to deft performances from Sy and Cluzet.
Thu 19 Oct
Wigan and Leigh Short Film Festival 2023
Fri 15 Sep
Sat 16 Sep
A Wrinkle in Time
- 1h 49min
- Directed by: Ava DuVernay
- Written by: Madeleine L'Engle (novel), Jennifer Lee (screenplay)
- Cast: Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, André Holland, Zach Galifianakis, Oprah Winfrey
Meg (Reid) is a headstrong, mixed-race 13-year-old who has to deal with the usual adolescent issues while searching for her missing scientist father (Pine); she soon goes on a planet-hopping adventure. Reid is an utterly charming heroine and the film allows her to be opinionated and self-doubting; an inspirational watch for all ages and genders.
Sat 12 Aug
- 1h 46min
- Directed by: Ti West
- Cast: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure, Scott Mescudi
In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.
Sat 22 Jul
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