FILM SELECTOR
Royston Picture Palace is Reopening on 25 September!

 

After six long months of lockdown, we’re delighted to announce that Royston Picture Palace is re-opening as well as working with Royston Arts Festival.  We’ve been busy planning and preparing for what reopening will look like and how we can make it as safe and as comfortable as possible for all of our customers, staff and volunteers. 

Summerland  (12A)

Summerland at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
02 October 2020
19:30

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Alice (Gemma Arterton) is a crotchety loner, ignoring the war as she works on her academic research in coastal Kent. When a young evacuee, Frank (Lucas Bond) is unexpectedly dumped on her, she is furious but he slowly worms his way into her affections, and unlocks her heart, which she had closed off years before. A warm and optimistic film, perfect for these times, about the power and strength of human connection and the strength of love.

Parasite  (15)

Parasite at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
03 October 2020
19:30

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This utterly brilliant film follows the Kims, a downtrodden South Korean family, as they take a peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, integrating themselves into their lives and their hyper-stylish modern home. When an interloper threatens the Kims’ new-found comfort, a battle of class warfare breaks out and things go hilariously, then horribly, wrong. A deliciously fun black comedy about wealth, greed and class – this is the must-see film of the year, which deserved all its Oscars.

Onward  (U)

Onward at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
04 October 2020
14:30

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Set in a suburban fantasy world, Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who go on a journey to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world. They struggle to complete a spell to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him. But would-be wizard Ian has no idea what to do, while older brother Barley knows everything! Pixar’s latest animated adventure for all the family.

Hope Gap  (12A)

Hope Gap at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
09 October 2020
19:30

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Grace (Annette Bening) and Edward (Bill Nighy) have been married for 29 years and live in a small seaside town called Hope Gap. During a visit from their son Jamie (Josh O’Connor), Edward informs them both that he plans to leave Grace and walks out the door that very same day. With the whole family knocked into disarray, Grace has to find a way through this new life which she least expected and, with the help of her son, achieve hope once again. Written & directed by William Nicholson (Gladiator, Breathe, Shadowlands) and brought to life by an exceptional cast, Hope Gap tracks the emotional unravelling of a tight knit family going through divorce and walking the thin line between love and hate.

A Night At The Louvre: Leonardo Da Vinci  (U)

A Night At The Louvre: Leonardo Da Vinci at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
10 October 2020
14:30

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Ten years in the making, shot on the final night of the smash-hit sell-out exhibition, this immersive private tour of the LEONARDO DA VINCI’s Louvre masterpieces is a unique opportunity to contemplate the painter's most beautiful works up close. Never before have so many Leonardo da Vinci artworks been in the same place at the same time, and never has your access to their secrets and wonders been closer.

Hope Gap  (12A)

Hope Gap at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
10 October 2020
19:30

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Grace (Annette Bening) and Edward (Bill Nighy) have been married for 29 years and live in a small seaside town called Hope Gap. During a visit from their son Jamie (Josh O’Connor), Edward informs them both that he plans to leave Grace and walks out the door that very same day. With the whole family knocked into disarray, Grace has to find a way through this new life which she least expected and, with the help of her son, achieve hope once again. Written & directed by William Nicholson (Gladiator, Breathe, Shadowlands) and brought to life by an exceptional cast, Hope Gap tracks the emotional unravelling of a tight knit family going through divorce and walking the thin line between love and hate.

The Call of the Wild  (PG)

The Call of the Wild at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
11 October 2020
14:30

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This adaptation of Jack London’s much-loved children’s book brings the amazing exploits of a big-hearted dog called Buck to the big screen. Stolen from his Californian home, Buck is sold to freight haulers as a sled dog in the Alaskan Yukon during the 1890s Gold Rush. There he is befriended by loner John Thornton (Harrison Ford) and the pair head off on the adventure of a lifetime.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire  (15)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
11 October 2020
19:30

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Acclaimed filmmaker Céline Sciamma returns with this sumptuous love story set in 18th-century France. Artist Marianne must secretly paint the portrait of countess’s daughter Héloïse in the hope it will find her a wealthy husband, although Héloïse doesn’t want to be married – or painted. Nevertheless, a burgeoning attraction between artist and subject develops. Exploring women’s roles in society within a historical context, Sciamma has crafted a poignant, exquisite portrait of female desire and solidarity. Don’t miss this swooningly romantic masterpiece.

Love Sarah  (12A)

Love Sarah at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
16 October 2020
19:30

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Best friends Sarah and Isabella were planning to open a bakery in Notting Hill, until Sarah’s untimely death. This uplifting against-the-odds drama follows the efforts of her daughter, Juliet, to carry out that plan – enlisting the help of her estranged grandmother (Celia Imrie, on terrific form). It’s not a subtle film, but it is a wonderful, sugary, tea-time treat.

Love Sarah  (12A)

Love Sarah at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
17 October 2020
14:30

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Best friends Sarah and Isabella were planning to open a bakery in Notting Hill, until Sarah’s untimely death. This uplifting against-the-odds drama follows the efforts of her daughter, Juliet, to carry out that plan – enlisting the help of her estranged grandmother (Celia Imrie, on terrific form). It’s not a subtle film, but it is a wonderful, sugary, tea-time treat.

Ammonite  (TBC)

Ammonite at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
17 October 2020
19:30

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An exciting chance to see this acclaimed period drama, months ahead of its release, as the closing film of the BFI London Film Festival. In 1840s Dorset, self-taught fossil-hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) sells her finds to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother (Gemma Jones). Londoner Roderick Murchison entrusts his wife (Saoirse Ronan) to Anning’s tutelage, to help her recover from a personal tragedy. Anning’s pride makes her clash with her young, privileged acolyte, but the two women begin to form a bond across the social chasm and despite their different personalities. A passionate affair ensues which will alter the course of both their lives. The two leads give magnificent performances in this beautiful, thoughtful drama from God’s Own Country director Francis Lee.

Four Kids and It  (PG)

Four Kids and It at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
18 October 2020
14:30

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Set on the beautiful Cornish coast, this fun-filled family adventure is based on Jacqueline Wilson’s hugely popular children’s book Four Children and It, in turn inspired by the classic Five Children and It. A new couple take their reluctant children on a family holiday to meet each other for the first time. The holiday takes an unexpected turn when the kids meet a magical (and very grumpy!) creature on the beach, which has the power to grant wishes.

I am Greta  (TBC)

I am Greta at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
18 October 2020
19:30

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The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary, which will be followed by an exclusive filmed Q&A with Thunberg. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta - a shy schoolgirl with Asperger’s – in her rise to prominence, and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her astonishing wind powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.