FILM SELECTOR

DECEMBER DELIGHTS

We've got a fantastic line up coming for you this festive season. Tickets for our December schedule, packed with family fun, Arts on Screen, star-studded drama and festive treats are on sale now - scroll down to find out more and book.

We'll be joined by a very special guest on Weds 22nd December for our screening of A Boy Called Christmas - book your tickets now!

COMING SOON: Tickets for WEST SIDE STORY and SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME will be on sale for January very soon!

The Power of the Dog  (12A)

The Power of the Dog at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
10 December 2021
19:30

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Benedict Cumberbatch excels in this magnificent western-style period drama. The Burbank brothers, Phil (Cumberbatch) and George (Jesse Plemons), run a successful cattle ranch in the tough, isolated Montana hills in 1925. When George brings home his new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her sensitive son, Phil torments them, resenting the new dynamics in the household’s relationships. Director Jane Campion (The Piano, Top of the Lake) provides a visually stunning setting as the backdrop to this brooding drama, and keeps us on the edge of our seats until the final moments.

The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin  (PG)

The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
11 December 2021
14:30

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For many years no one was interested in the art of the Impressionists. Artists like Monet, Degas, and Renoir were vilified, attacked, and left penniless as a result. But before long, a new breed of collectors were battling to acquire any work by these new, radical artists. It was an extraordinary moment in art history; full of drama, intrigue, and subterfuge. Exhibition on Screen tells the fascinating story of Danish collector Wilhelm Hansen and takes you on a journey to discover some of the best examples of 19th-century French art ever collected.

Spencer  (12A)

Spencer at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
11 December 2021
19:30

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Taking place over the Christmas break at Sandringham House in 1991, Pablo Larraín’s film offers a new perspective on Princess Diana – a ‘fable from a true story’ rather than a biopic. With her marriage disintegrating, and suffocating under the expectations of royal protocol as well as the intrusion of the press, Diana (brilliantly embodied by Kristen Stewart), is desperate to save herself and her young sons. With a superb script, cinematography and score, and an immaculate cast, Spencer captures the agony and torment of a woman entirely out of place in her surroundings.

Royal Ballet 2021/22 Season: The Nutcracker  (12A AsLive)

Royal Ballet 2021/22 Season: The Nutcracker at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
12 December 2021
14:00

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The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet. Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic. The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music, world-class solo and ensemble performances and even dancing sweets, creating some of the most familiar of all ballet moments.

Spencer  (12A)

Spencer at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
12 December 2021
19:30

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Taking place over the Christmas break at Sandringham House in 1991, Pablo Larraín’s film offers a new perspective on Princess Diana – a ‘fable from a true story’ rather than a biopic. With her marriage disintegrating, and suffocating under the expectations of royal protocol as well as the intrusion of the press, Diana (brilliantly embodied by Kristen Stewart), is desperate to save herself and her young sons. With a superb script, cinematography and score, and an immaculate cast, Spencer captures the agony and torment of a woman entirely out of place in her surroundings.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife  (12A)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
17 December 2021
19:30

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Directed by Jason (son of Ghostbusters director Ivan) Reitman, and with the fun inclusion of Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, this enjoyable reboot offers fun for all the family. Penniless single mum Callie (Carrie Coon) moves with her reluctant kids to the rundown house she has inherited in a small town in the middle of nowhere. But the youngsters, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things) and Phoebe (McKenna Grace) discover their grandfather’s secret legacy – he was Ghostbuster Egon Spengler! Their adventure begins as they discover that there are many ghosts still to be busted.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife  (12A)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
18 December 2021
14:30

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Directed by Jason (son of Ghostbusters director Ivan) Reitman, and with the fun inclusion of Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, this enjoyable reboot offers fun for all the family. Penniless single mum Callie (Carrie Coon) moves with her reluctant kids to the rundown house she has inherited in a small town in the middle of nowhere. But the youngsters, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things) and Phoebe (McKenna Grace) discover their grandfather’s secret legacy – he was Ghostbuster Egon Spengler! Their adventure begins as they discover that there are many ghosts still to be busted.

Mothering Sunday  (15)

Mothering Sunday at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
18 December 2021
19:30

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On Mother’s Day in 1924, housemaid Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) spends an afternoon of abandon with her secret lover Paul (Josh O’Connor), the only son remaining after the war in a wealthy family. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever. Screenwriter Alice Birch (Normal People, Lady Macbeth) has adapted Graham Swift’s award-winning novel for the big screen, and the combination of period setting and gorgeous costumes, plus a terrific extended cast including Olivia Colman and Colin Firth, make this a must-see film. Preceded by short film Wartime in the South East.

The Colour Room  (PG)

The Colour Room at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
19 December 2021
14:30

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This warm and fascinating drama set in 1920s Stoke-on-Trent tells the story of creative young factory worker Clarice Cliff (Phoebe Dynevor), determined to make her mark on the pottery industry. Driven by imagination and ambition, she fights her way through the deep prejudice of an workplace caught in devastating economic hardship. Defying expectation and circumstance, she designs her own unprecedented ‘Bizarre’ range, impressing factory owner Colley Shorter (Matthew Goode), ensuring the factory’s survival and becoming a trailblazer of Art Deco.

Mothering Sunday  (15)

Mothering Sunday at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
19 December 2021
19:30

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On Mother’s Day in 1924, housemaid Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) spends an afternoon of abandon with her secret lover Paul (Josh O’Connor), the only son remaining after the war in a wealthy family. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever. Screenwriter Alice Birch (Normal People, Lady Macbeth) has adapted Graham Swift’s award-winning novel for the big screen, and the combination of period setting and gorgeous costumes, plus a terrific extended cast including Olivia Colman and Colin Firth, make this a must-see film. Preceded by short film Wartime in the South East.

A Boy Called Christmas  (PG)

A Boy Called Christmas at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Wednesday
22 December 2021
14:30

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A gorgeous festive adaptation by Ol Parker of Matt Haig’s novel about an ordinary young boy called Nikolas who sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, witty and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible.

King Richard - subtitled  (12A)

King Richard - subtitled at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Wednesday
29 December 2021
14:30

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Will Smith delivers one of his best performances as Richard Williams, the ambitious father of Venus and Serena Williams who, despite having no formal training, spent years painstakingly teaching his girls the art of tennis at the rundown local courts. Their raw talents were undeniable, but Richard's tutelage could only take them so far. With a 78 page plan, Richard will stop at nothing to guarantee his daughters become world champions. Like all the best sports movies, this captivating biopic (exec-produced by Serena, Venus and their sister Isha Price) is at heart a tale of triumph over adversity, detailing the lengths one determined father will go to ensure a place for his children in the privileged and overwhelmingly white world of tennis. Subtitled.

Petite Maman  (U)

Petite Maman at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Thursday
30 December 2021
14:30

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Eight-year-old Nelly has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. After meeting a strangely familiar girl her own age, Nelly and her mysterious new friend embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps her come to terms with her loss. This radiant tale of childhood imagination from acclaimed French director Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) is suitable for all ages, tenderly exploring themes of motherhood with evocative autumnal cinematography and immaculate performances.

King Richard  (12A)

King Richard at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Thursday
30 December 2021
19:30

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Will Smith delivers one of his best performances as Richard Williams, the ambitious father of Venus and Serena Williams who, despite having no formal training, spent years painstakingly teaching his girls the art of tennis at the rundown local courts. Their raw talents were undeniable, but Richard's tutelage could only take them so far. With a 78 page plan, Richard will stop at nothing to guarantee his daughters become world champions. Like all the best sports movies, this captivating biopic (exec-produced by Serena, Venus and their sister Isha Price) is at heart a tale of triumph over adversity, detailing the lengths one determined father will go to ensure a place for his children in the privileged and overwhelmingly white world of tennis.

Encanto  (PG)

Encanto at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
01 January 2022
14:30

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This delightful, colourful animation follows the Madrigal family who live in an enchanted village in the mountains of Colombia. Every child but one in their magical house has been granted a unique ability such as strength or healing powers. Mirabel, the only ordinary Madrigal, discovers that the magic is under threat and she may be the only one able to save it. Directed by the team behind Zootropolis and with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this animated musical fantasy is nothing short of magical.

House of Gucci  (15)

House of Gucci at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
01 January 2022
19:30

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Ridley Scott's star-studded true-crime drama is a fascinating insight into the family behind the famous fashion house, and the dark corrosive power of extreme wealth. Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) is trying to wrest control of the family business from his uncle Aldo (Al Pacino), with the help of his ambitious wife, Patrizia (Lady Gaga). But a jet-setting saga of luxury fashion and dynastic feuding ends with one Gucci hiring a hitman to murder another.

Encanto  (PG)

Encanto at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
02 January 2022
14:30

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This delightful, colourful animation follows the Madrigal family who live in an enchanted village in the mountains of Colombia. Every child but one in their magical house has been granted a unique ability such as strength or healing powers. Mirabel, the only ordinary Madrigal, discovers that the magic is under threat and she may be the only one able to save it. Directed by the team behind Zootropolis and with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this animated musical fantasy is nothing short of magical.

House of Gucci  (15)

House of Gucci at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
02 January 2022
19:30

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Ridley Scott's star-studded true-crime drama is a fascinating insight into the family behind the famous fashion house, and the dark corrosive power of extreme wealth. Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) is trying to wrest control of the family business from his uncle Aldo (Al Pacino), with the help of his ambitious wife, Patrizia (Lady Gaga). But a jet-setting saga of luxury fashion and dynastic feuding ends with one Gucci hiring a hitman to murder another.