FILM SELECTOR
Movies to make you think. Don't forget your tickets for this month's Thoughtful Thursday - Sonita

Sonita  (PG)

Sonita at Royston Picture Palace

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Thursday
08 December 2016
19:30

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Sonita, a teenager, is a talented rapper and an indomitable force, in spite of all her obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative family. She is, however, an undocumented Afghan refugee in Tehran, and her family has other plans for her. In this gripping documentary, her dream of living abroad is about to come true just as her family plan on sending her back home to get married to a much older man who will give them a lump sum of money, which would allow Sonita's brother to find a bride. While she must now attempt to overcome numerous personal and bureaucratic hurdles to avoid what seems inevitable, the film's director, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami is also confronted with a dilemma: should she interfere to help her or let things unfold in front of her eyes and of the camera?

The Magnificent Seven  (12A)

The Magnificent Seven at Royston Picture Palace

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Friday
09 December 2016
19:30

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With the sleepy town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

The Magnificent Seven  (12A)

The Magnificent Seven at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
10 December 2016
19:30

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With the sleepy town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Inferno  (12A)

Inferno at Royston Picture Palace

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Friday
16 December 2016
19:30

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Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

Storks  (U)

Storks at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
17 December 2016
15:30

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Storks deliver babies...or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company's top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop - in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world.

Inferno  (12A)

Inferno at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
17 December 2016
19:30

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Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

The Light Between Oceans  (12A)

The Light Between Oceans at Royston Picture Palace

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Thursday
22 December 2016
19:30

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The Light Between Oceans" is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. Starring Academy Award (R) and Golden Globe (R) nominee Michael Fassbender, and Oscar (R) winner Alicia Vikander. A lighthouse keeper and his wife raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children  (12A)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children at Royston Picture Palace

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Friday
30 December 2016
19:30

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When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers... and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends.

A United Kingdom  (12A)

A United Kingdom at Royston Picture Palace

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Friday
06 January 2017
19:30

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Powerful biopic directed by Amma Asante telling us the historical story of Seretse Khama, the former African Royal who caused controversy with his interracial marriage to Englishwoman Ruth Williams. Struggling for acceptance, he later leads his nation to independence from the British Empire as first president of the new state of Botswana. The film features commanding performances from David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike and celebrates the triumph of love and intelligence over intolerance and oppression

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  (12A)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
07 January 2017
15:30

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For fans of Harry Potter of all ages, Fantastic Beasts opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) names Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

A United Kingdom  (12A)

A United Kingdom at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
07 January 2017
19:30

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Powerful biopic directed by Amma Asante telling us the historical story of Seretse Khama, the former African Royal who caused controversy with his interracial marriage to Englishwoman Ruth Williams. Struggling for acceptance, he later leads his nation to independence from the British Empire as first president of the new state of Botswana. The film features commanding performances from David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike and celebrates the triumph of love and intelligence over intolerance and oppression

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  (12A)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
08 January 2017
15:30

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For fans of Harry Potter of all ages, Fantastic Beasts opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) names Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

I, Daniel Blake  (15)

I, Daniel Blake at Royston Picture Palace

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Friday
13 January 2017
19:30

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This is acclaimed Director Ken Loach's second Palme d'Or; an award he first won in 2006 with The Wind That Shakes the Barley. This powerful look at modern society features Daniel Blake, a 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack who befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the kafkaesque impersonal benefits system. The film offers equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair and is heartfelt and emotional until the very end.

Doctor Strange  (12A)

Doctor Strange at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
14 January 2017
15:30

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When famous neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) suffers career-ending injuries in a devastating car crash, he seeks help in the furthest reaches of the world! Hoping to find cures for his injuries, Strange instead uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

Doctor Strange  (12A)

Doctor Strange at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
14 January 2017
19:30

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When famous neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) suffers career-ending injuries in a devastating car crash, he seeks help in the furthest reaches of the world! Hoping to find cures for his injuries, Strange instead uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week  (12A)

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week at Royston Picture Palace

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Sunday
15 January 2017
15:30

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Academy Award® winner Ron Howard takes us on an intimate look at the coolest band around, with this behind the scenes look at The Beatles on tour. Exploring the effect it had on both their relationships and musical evolution and how they transformed the world of music. A must see for any fan new and old, the film features interviews with the cheeky foursome as well as unheard music and exclusive concert footage.

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World  (12A)

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World at Royston Picture Palace

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Thursday
19 January 2017
20:00

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Oscar-nominated Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

Nocturnal Animals  (15)

Nocturnal Animals at Royston Picture Palace

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Friday
20 January 2017
19:30

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A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.

A Street Cat Named Bob  (12A)

A Street Cat Named Bob at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
21 January 2017
19:30

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Based on the international best selling book. Addicted to drugs from an early age, James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) a Covent Garden busker lives a chaotic life and has endured periods of homelessness, but his life changes when a stray ginger tom cat turns up unexpectedly. He names his new feline pal Bob and the duo soon become inseparable, giving James the motivation to turn his life around. Based on the inspirational bestseller of the same title, which was credited with changing public perceptions about the homeless, this is a moving, uplifting and often humorous story of hope.

Allied  (15)

Allied at Royston Picture Palace

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Sunday
22 January 2017
15:30

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It’s 1942 and War is raging all around. Max (Brad Pitt), a French-Canadian spy, falls in love and marries French agent Marianne (Marion Cotillard), after a dangerous mission to assassinate a German official behind enemy lines in Casablanca. Max is notified that Marianne is likely a Nazi spy and begins to investigate her. Romantic sparks fly as the couple begin to test one another. But in order to preserve their cover, they're forced into a sham marriage that develops into a real love affair.

Arrival  (12A)

Arrival at Royston Picture Palace

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Friday
27 January 2017
19:30

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When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks - are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  (TBC)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
28 January 2017
15:30

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Taking place shortly before the events of the original 1977 classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Rogue One charts the desperate resistance mission to seize plans for the terrifying Death Star. It's the first in a thrilling new series of stand-alone spin-off films. Under the visually stunning direction of Godzilla and Monsters filmmaker Gareth Edwards, a terrific international cast prepares to launch into a whole-new galaxy of excitement. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  (TBC)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
28 January 2017
19:30

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Taking place shortly before the events of the original 1977 classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Rogue One charts the desperate resistance mission to seize plans for the terrifying Death Star. It's the first in a thrilling new series of stand-alone spin-off films. Under the visually stunning direction of Godzilla and Monsters filmmaker Gareth Edwards, a terrific international cast prepares to launch into a whole-new galaxy of excitement. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  (TBC)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
29 January 2017
15:30

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Taking place shortly before the events of the original 1977 classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Rogue One charts the desperate resistance mission to seize plans for the terrifying Death Star. It's the first in a thrilling new series of stand-alone spin-off films. Under the visually stunning direction of Godzilla and Monsters filmmaker Gareth Edwards, a terrific international cast prepares to launch into a whole-new galaxy of excitement. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  (TBC)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
03 February 2017
19:30

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Taking place shortly before the events of the original 1977 classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Rogue One charts the desperate resistance mission to seize plans for the terrifying Death Star. It's the first in a thrilling new series of stand-alone spin-off films. Under the visually stunning direction of Godzilla and Monsters filmmaker Gareth Edwards, a terrific international cast prepares to launch into a whole-new galaxy of excitement. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Moana  (PG)

Moana at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
04 February 2017
15:30

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From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  (TBC)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
04 February 2017
19:30

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Taking place shortly before the events of the original 1977 classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Rogue One charts the desperate resistance mission to seize plans for the terrifying Death Star. It's the first in a thrilling new series of stand-alone spin-off films. Under the visually stunning direction of Godzilla and Monsters filmmaker Gareth Edwards, a terrific international cast prepares to launch into a whole-new galaxy of excitement. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  (TBC)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
05 February 2017
15:30

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Taking place shortly before the events of the original 1977 classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Rogue One charts the desperate resistance mission to seize plans for the terrifying Death Star. It's the first in a thrilling new series of stand-alone spin-off films. Under the visually stunning direction of Godzilla and Monsters filmmaker Gareth Edwards, a terrific international cast prepares to launch into a whole-new galaxy of excitement. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

La La Land  (12A)

La La Land at Royston Picture Palace

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Friday
24 February 2017
19:30

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Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

La La Land  (12A)

La La Land at Royston Picture Palace

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Sunday
26 February 2017
15:30

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Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

Who's Gonna Love Me Now? at Royston Picture Palace

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Thursday
16 March 2017
20:00

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Thoughtful Thursday Saar, a 39-year-old ex-Israeli army paratrooper, living in London, finds out that he is HIV positive, and embarks on a journey of reconciliation with his religious family in Israel At this screening we intend to have a panel discussion around the issues of the film with HertsAid