FILM SELECTOR

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See below for our October screenings, as well as the rest of September.

Bond is back! Scroll down to book for No Time To Die over October half term!

Romeo & Juliet  (12A)

Romeo & Juliet at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Tuesday
28 September 2021
19:30

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Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley star as the passionate couple in this exciting version of Shakespeare’s play, filmed at the National Theatre in lockdown. Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them. This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way.

The Last Bus  (12A)

The Last Bus at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
01 October 2021
19:30

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Recently widowed war veteran Tom (a heartfelt performance from Timothy Spall) sets out on a nostalgic trip from his home in John O’Groats back to Land’s End, crossing the country with local buses and his free travel pass. The beautiful landscapes which are the backdrop to the journey are contrasted with close-ups of Tom’s face as he contemplates his life and marriage, whilst a series of encounters with local people show us a view of contemporary and cosmopolitan Britain.

The Last Bus  (12A)

The Last Bus at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
02 October 2021
14:30

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Recently widowed war veteran Tom (a heartfelt performance from Timothy Spall) sets out on a nostalgic trip from his home in John O’Groats back to Land’s End, crossing the country with local buses and his free travel pass. The beautiful landscapes which are the backdrop to the journey are contrasted with close-ups of Tom’s face as he contemplates his life and marriage, whilst a series of encounters with local people show us a view of contemporary and cosmopolitan Britain.

The Nest  (15)

The Nest at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
02 October 2021
19:30

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Jude Law is perfectly cast as Rory, a City trader who relocates his family from New York with dreams of riding the boom of 1980s London. Carrie Coon plays his wife Allison, trying to adapt with her children to this new life and to believe in the house of cards Rory has built – and the magnificent home he has rented. The second film from acclaimed writer-director Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) is an elegant and tightly-wound drama about the perils of aspiration and the intricacies of a marriage.

Around the World in 80 Days  (PG)

Around the World in 80 Days at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
03 October 2021
14:30

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In this fun animation, a bookish marmoset accepts a challenge from a greedy frog and embarks on a wild adventure to travel around the planet in 80 days. Teenage marmoset Passepartout dreams of travelling the world and escaping his over-protective mother. When surfing, conman frog Phileas turns up boasting of his travels, the town lays down a challenge – to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. The duo head off – and crazy adventures ensue. With plenty of wild, silly slapstick and over-the-top characters, this is an entertaining animated tale for adventurous kids.

The Nest  (15)

The Nest at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
03 October 2021
19:30

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Jude Law is perfectly cast as Rory, a City trader who relocates his family from New York with dreams of riding the boom of 1980s London. Carrie Coon plays his wife Allison, trying to adapt with her children to this new life and to believe in the house of cards Rory has built – and the magnificent home he has rented. The second film from acclaimed writer-director Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) is an elegant and tightly-wound drama about the perils of aspiration and the intricacies of a marriage.

Candyman  (15)

Candyman at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
08 October 2021
19:30

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This 'spiritual sequel' to the cult 1992 horror film returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighbourhood where the legend began. Artist Anthony McCoy uses his art to explore the story of a terrifying killer with a hooked hand who emerges if you say his name five times into a mirror. But this unleashes a terrifying wave of violence. Directed by Nia DaCosta with a script co-written with Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), the film is both bitingly satirical and elegantly suspenseful, illustrating how race and class still bedevil modern life.

Around the World in 80 Days  (PG)

Around the World in 80 Days at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
09 October 2021
14:30

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In this fun animation, a bookish marmoset accepts a challenge from a greedy frog and embarks on a wild adventure to travel around the planet in 80 days. Teenage marmoset Passepartout dreams of travelling the world and escaping his over-protective mother. When surfing, conman frog Phileas turns up boasting of his travels, the town lays down a challenge – to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. The duo head off – and crazy adventures ensue. With plenty of wild, silly slapstick and over-the-top characters, this is an entertaining animated tale for adventurous kids.

Our Ladies  (15)

Our Ladies at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
09 October 2021
19:30

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Set in 1990s Scotland, this highly enjoyable coming-of-age story follows the escapades of a group of Catholic schoolgirls from Fort William who see a choir competition trip to Edinburgh as the perfect chance to drink, party and hook up. With 24 hours until the competition, the girls glam up and hit the town to explore what the big city has to offer. Based on Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, which was turned into a hit stage play in 2015, the film effectively balances its laughs with more serious beats, bolstered by excellent performances.

Our Ladies  (15)

Our Ladies at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
10 October 2021
14:30

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Set in 1990s Scotland, this highly enjoyable coming-of-age story follows the escapades of a group of Catholic schoolgirls from Fort William who see a choir competition trip to Edinburgh as the perfect chance to drink, party and hook up. With 24 hours until the competition, the girls glam up and hit the town to explore what the big city has to offer. Based on Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, which was turned into a hit stage play in 2015, the film effectively balances its laughs with more serious beats, bolstered by excellent performances.

Balloon  (12A)

Balloon at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
10 October 2021
19:30

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Tradition and modernity collide in this delightful and meditative story of a sheep-farming family living in the 1980s on a Tibetan mountain plateau. The titular balloons are in fact condoms, found by the farmer’s sons in their parents’ room, but their games use up the limited supply available to Drolkar and her randy husband Dargye. They will be fined under China’s newly introduced one-child rule if they have another baby, but other solutions fall foul of oppressive cultural norms. There is a vein of humour running through the film, as well as gentle observation of the everyday culture of this contested land and the contradictions between an ancient way of life and the modern world.

Respect  (12A)

Respect at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
15 October 2021
19:30

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Jennifer Hudson dazzles in this biopic about Aretha Franklin’s career from her childhood singing in her father’s church to her international superstardom. Hudson's powerful performance as the Queen of Soul is all the more special as she was one of the singers chosen to perform at Franklin’s funeral. The film follows Franklin from her early days singing in her father’s church to her stardom as one of the greatest soul stars culminating in her pared-back gospel album Amazing Grace. Revel in the wonderful music.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings  (12A)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
16 October 2021
14:30

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Marvel’s latest outing is an action-packed superhero and martial arts movie but also full of warmth, humour and fun. The film sees Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), the legendary Master of Kung Fu and Brother Hand, facing the past he thought he had left behind. He is enjoying the slacker life in San Francisco with his best friend Katy (Awkwafina) until circumstances bring him up against his father Wenwu and the dangerous organisation, The Ten Rings. Will he and his friends be able to stop Wenwu for good?

Respect  (12A)

Respect at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
16 October 2021
19:30

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Jennifer Hudson dazzles in this biopic about Aretha Franklin’s career from her childhood singing in her father’s church to her international superstardom. Hudson's powerful performance as the Queen of Soul is all the more special as she was one of the singers chosen to perform at Franklin’s funeral. The film follows Franklin from her early days singing in her father’s church to her stardom as one of the greatest soul stars culminating in her pared-back gospel album Amazing Grace. Revel in the wonderful music.

The V&A presents Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser  (TBC)

The V&A presents Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
17 October 2021
14:30

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An exclusive private view of the V&A exhibition, filmed especially for the big screen. Take a guided tour ‘down the rabbit hole’ with the V&A Curator Kate Bailey and presenter Andi Oliver as the documentary explores how Alice has become an enduring icon, influencing successive generations and inspiring creativity in fashion, film, photography and on the stage. This special cinema event will bring to life the magical world of a landmark exhibition that charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages.

Herself  (15)

Herself at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
17 October 2021
19:30

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From director Phyllida Lloyd (The Iron Lady, Mamma Mia!) and actor/writer Clare Dunne comes a finely tuned drama about resilience in the face of dark odds. Sandra (Dunne) is a young Dublin mum struggling to provide her two young daughters with a warm, safe, happy home, away from her possessive and violent ex-husband. When the local council can’t help, she decides to build that home herself from scratch. Despite limited financial resources, Sandra is determined to make her ambitious dream a reality, bolstered by a community of friends. A powerful and moving story.

No Time To Die  (TBC)

No Time To Die at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
22 October 2021
19:30

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Bond is back – and we can’t wait to share the latest outing for Daniel Craig. James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived as his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. We can hear that theme tune already – buckle up!

No Time To Die  (TBC)

No Time To Die at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
23 October 2021
14:30

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Bond is back – and we can’t wait to share the latest outing for Daniel Craig. James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived as his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. We can hear that theme tune already – buckle up!

No Time To Die  (TBC)

No Time To Die at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
23 October 2021
19:30

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Bond is back – and we can’t wait to share the latest outing for Daniel Craig. James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived as his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. We can hear that theme tune already – buckle up!

No Time To Die  (TBC)

No Time To Die at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
24 October 2021
14:30

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Bond is back – and we can’t wait to share the latest outing for Daniel Craig. James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived as his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. We can hear that theme tune already – buckle up!

No Time To Die  (TBC)

No Time To Die at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
24 October 2021
19:30

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Bond is back – and we can’t wait to share the latest outing for Daniel Craig. James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived as his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. We can hear that theme tune already – buckle up!

No Time To Die  (TBC)

No Time To Die at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Monday
25 October 2021
19:30

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Bond is back – and we can’t wait to share the latest outing for Daniel Craig. James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived as his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. We can hear that theme tune already – buckle up!

No Time To Die - Subtitled  (TBC)

No Time To Die - Subtitled at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Tuesday
26 October 2021
19:30

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Bond is back – and we can’t wait to share the latest outing for Daniel Craig. James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived as his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. We can hear that theme tune already – buckle up!

No Time To Die  (TBC)

No Time To Die at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Wednesday
27 October 2021
13:00

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Bond is back – and we can’t wait to share the latest outing for Daniel Craig. James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived as his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. We can hear that theme tune already – buckle up!

No Time To Die  (TBC)

No Time To Die at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Thursday
28 October 2021
19:30

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Bond is back – and we can’t wait to share the latest outing for Daniel Craig. James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived as his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. We can hear that theme tune already – buckle up!

The Alpinist  (12A)

The Alpinist at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
29 October 2021
19:30

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Featuring some of the most awe-inspiring, heart-stopping free solo climbing ever captured on film, this documentary follows maverick Canadian climber Marc-André Leclerc. He is a loner – with no cameras, no rope and no margin for error, his approach is the essence of solo adventure. Intrigued by these quiet accomplishments, veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer sets out to capture his exploits on film. An intimate documentary of a visionary climber who follows the path of his own passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.

Escher: Journey Into Infinity  (PG)

Escher: Journey Into Infinity at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
30 October 2021
19:30

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A playful but serious look at the work of the world-famous Dutch graphic artist MS Escher and his inspirational art. Director Robin Lutz and his collaborators, including a team of graphic designers and animators, bring the art to life in surprising and amusing ways, offering a greater understanding for audiences of the brilliance of the art. Escher’s letters and diaries, read by Stephen Fry, give us insight into the mind of the man behind the mathematically inspired woodcuts.

Summer Of Soul  (12A)

Summer Of Soul at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
31 October 2021
19:30

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This is a superb documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which took place across six weeks in the summer of 1969 – the same summer as Woodstock. It was an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion, but the footage was never seen and largely forgotten – until now. Summer of Soul (...Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a powerful and transporting film that includes never-before-seen concert performances from Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson and many others.