FILM SELECTOR
Enjoy our exciting programme of films for February and March - have a fabulous awards season!

Bombshell  (15)

Bombshell at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
28 February 2020
19:30

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With an absolutely stellar cast, this is a revealing and riveting look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time, Fox News. Based on the real-life scandal of sexual harassment by Fox’s CEO and Chairman, Roger Ailes, the film brings the focus back to his female victims and their battle to bring the media titan to justice.

Spies in Disguise  (PG)

Spies in Disguise at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
29 February 2020
15:30

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Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) is the world’s greatest secret agent, smooth, suave and sophisticated. His sidekick is awkward, nerdy scientist Walter (Tom Holland), brilliant at creating high-tech gadgets but definitely not cool. Then Walter accidently turns Lance into a pigeon, and the mismatched duo must work together to save the world from a crazed tyrant. A fast-paced and action-filled animation with plenty of bird-brained laughs.

Bombshell  (15)

Bombshell at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
29 February 2020
19:30

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With an absolutely stellar cast, this is a revealing and riveting look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time, Fox News. Based on the real-life scandal of sexual harassment by Fox’s CEO and Chairman, Roger Ailes, the film brings the focus back to his female victims and their battle to bring the media titan to justice.

2040  (PG)

2040 at Royston Picture Palace

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Sunday
01 March 2020
19:30

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Filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world to explore what the future could look like in 2040 if we embraced existing technologies to combat climate change. The film is a letter to his four-year-old daughter, who will be 25 in 2040 and, he hopes, part of a brighter and better world. Meeting innovators and changemakers and drawing upon their expertise, he explores the best solutions we could adopt. It’s refreshing to see a documentary with such a constructive and optimistic approach, perfect for sharing with young people.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood  (PG)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
06 March 2020
19:30

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Tom Hanks excels as Fred Rogers, a much-loved children’s TV host whose show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood ran on PBS from 1968 to 2001. This touching film follows a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys), who is assigned to profile the national treasure. He finds his cynicism faced with empathy, kindness and decency and that his subject is the same profoundly kind and good person off screen as he is on. In our cynical age this is a genuinely pleasurable experience.

FROZEN II - Sing-along  (PG)

FROZEN II - Sing-along at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
07 March 2020
15:30

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Enjoy the chance to sing along with Elsa and Anna as they face new adventures beyond the kingdom of Arendelle, searching for the truth behind Elsa’s powerful magical abilities. Kristoff, Sven and Olaf return to assist the sisters in their quest which they pursue under the ever-steady guidance of Grand Prabbie.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood  (PG)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
07 March 2020
19:30

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Tom Hanks excels as Fred Rogers, a much-loved children’s TV host whose show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood ran on PBS from 1968 to 2001. This touching film follows a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys), who is assigned to profile the national treasure. He finds his cynicism faced with empathy, kindness and decency and that his subject is the same profoundly kind and good person off screen as he is on. In our cynical age this is a genuinely pleasurable experience.

FROZEN II - Sing-along  (PG)

FROZEN II - Sing-along at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
08 March 2020
15:30

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Enjoy the chance to sing along with Elsa and Anna as they face new adventures beyond the kingdom of Arendelle, searching for the truth behind Elsa’s powerful magical abilities. Kristoff, Sven and Olaf return to assist the sisters in their quest which they pursue under the ever-steady guidance of Grand Prabbie.

1917  (15)

1917 at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
08 March 2020
19:30

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Sam Mendes’ First World War film unfolds in real time as two young British soldiers are tasked with delivering a message that will save the lives of 1,600 men. The pair race against time, crossing enemy territory to deliver the warning. Brilliantly shot by veteran cinematographer Roger Deakins to give the appearance of one single take, this nerve-jangling movie has to be seen on the big screen.

Richard Jewell  (15)

Richard Jewell at Royston Picture Palace

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Friday
13 March 2020
19:30

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Security guard Richard Jewell saved thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Initially congratulated for his bravery, he then found himself as the prime suspect when the FBI took charge of the investigation. Clint Eastwood's film is a compelling story, beautifully acted and solidly made, about the dangers to individuals when the press and public leap to conclusions.

Dolittle  (PG)

Dolittle at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
14 March 2020
15:30

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Everyone’s favourite animal doctor is back – and this time he’s in the form of the charismatic Robert Downey Jr. Dolittle and his beloved animals are summoned out of retirement to travel to a remote island in search of the only cure which will save Queen Victoria’s life. Enjoy a five-star cast and anima(l)tion that will fill you with wonder. Fantastic and fantasy-filled fun.

Little Women  (U)

Little Women at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
14 March 2020
19:30

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This new version of Louisa May Alcott’s much-loved tale unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, looks back on her literary life. Four sisters growing up against the background of the American Civil War are determined to make the best of life as they navigate love, loss and the trials of growing up. Featuring a starry cast and benefitting from Greta Gerwig’s steady hand, this is strong on the feminist message as well as faithful to the original timeless story.

The Personal History of David Copperfield  (PG)

The Personal History of David Copperfield at Royston Picture Palace

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Sunday
15 March 2020
15:30

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This glorious adaptation of one of Charles Dickens’ most loved novels exudes energy and humour. David Copperfield (Dev Patel) is lucky to be raised by a loving mother. But when she weds, David finds himself being pushed from pillar to post including an oppressive boarding school and the home of his eccentric aunt Betsey Trotwood (Tilda Swinton). With this story of immense compassion, imagination and optimism, Iannucci has produced an irresistible film.

The Lighthouse  (15)

The Lighthouse at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
15 March 2020
19:30

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From the writer/director of 2015’s acclaimed The Witch comes an unsettling film unlike anything you’ve seen before. In 1890s New England, gruff lighthouse keeper Thomas (Willem Dafoe) and new apprentice Ephraim (Robert Pattinson) are stuck on a jagged, windswept island, isolated by a deadly storm, suffering each other’s unpleasant idiosyncrasies and afflicted by hallucinations. Featuring extraordinary performances from the duo, this is a brilliant, hypnotic exploration of unravelling sanity, with dark humour and striking visuals.

Emma.  (U)

Emma. at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
20 March 2020
19:30

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Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich – and rather keen on matchmaking – soon learns that the course of true love never does run smooth. Jane Austen’s much-loved heroine is here brought to life by relative newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy, supported by an excellent comic cast including favourites Bill Nighy and Miranda Hart. A glorious romp set in the world of country houses, belles of the ball and distinguished young men with twinkles in their eyes.

Sonic the Hedgehog  (PG)

Sonic the Hedgehog at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
21 March 2020
15:30

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A live-action adventure based on the global blockbuster video game. The film follows the escapades of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his new-found, human, best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. Excellent family fun.

Emma.  (U)

Emma. at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
21 March 2020
19:30

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Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich – and rather keen on matchmaking – soon learns that the course of true love never does run smooth. Jane Austen’s much-loved heroine is here brought to life by relative newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy, supported by an excellent comic cast including favourites Bill Nighy and Miranda Hart. A glorious romp set in the world of country houses, belles of the ball and distinguished young men with twinkles in their eyes.

ROH 2019/20 Season: Fidelio  (12A AsLive)

ROH 2019/20 Season: Fidelio at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
22 March 2020
14:00

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Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph with transcendent music. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

Parasite  (15)

Parasite at Royston Picture Palace

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Sunday
22 March 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 deserves all its Oscars.

A Streetcar Named Desire  (12A)

A Streetcar Named Desire at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
27 March 2020
19:30

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In the sticky heat of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Blanche DuBois (Viven Leigh) a fading small-town beauty, arrives to stay with her sister Stella and explosive brother-in-law Stanley (a smouldering Marlon Brando in his breakthrough role), all whilst the streetcar named ‘Desire’ rumbles on by. Based on the seminal play by Tennessee Williams, this absolutely classic feature feels as fresh today as it did when it was released nearly 70 years ago.

The Call of the Wild  (PG)

The Call of the Wild at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
28 March 2020
15:30

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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.

The Elephant Man (40th Anniversary 4K Restoration)  (12A)

The Elephant Man (40th Anniversary 4K Restoration) at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
28 March 2020
19:30

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John Hurt delivers a tender performance as the severely deformed Joseph Merrick, rescued by Anthony Hopkins’ kindly surgeon from the hell of a Victorian circus sideshow. Behind Merrick’s monstrous facade there is a person of intelligence and sensitivity. David Lynch’s thoughtful study of disability and difference is vividly shot in lustrous black and white, capturing the squalor and claustrophobia of Victorian London. A very welcome reissue to mark the 40th anniversary of the film’s release.

Emma.  (U)

Emma. at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
29 March 2020
15:30

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Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich – and rather keen on matchmaking – soon learns that the course of true love never does run smooth. Jane Austen’s much-loved heroine is here brought to life by relative newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy, supported by an excellent comic cast including favourites Bill Nighy and Miranda Hart. A glorious romp set in the world of country houses, belles of the ball and distinguished young men with twinkles in their eyes.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote  (15)

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote at Royston Picture Palace

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Sunday
29 March 2020
19:30

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Terry Gilliam’s 30-year passion to complete this film is finally over. Magnificent in its design and cinematography, the story follows Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, who finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoemaker (Jonathan Pryce), who is certain that he is the real Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures together, the pair share dreams, fantasies and even time-travel in this gleefully freewheeling flight of fancy.

Dark Waters  (12A)

Dark Waters at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
03 April 2020
19:30

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This is a fascinating environmental crime thriller from Todd Haynes (Carol), based on a shocking true story. A corporate lawyer discovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of mysterious deaths to one of the world’s biggest companies, DuPont. A devastating exposé of unregulated corporate greed and institutional cover-up, with a powerful performance from Mark Ruffalo as the tenacious attorney who risks both his reputation and his personal life in pursuit of the truth.

The Call of the Wild  (PG)

The Call of the Wild at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
04 April 2020
15:30

Book Now
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.

Dark Waters  (12A)

Dark Waters at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
04 April 2020
19:30

Book Now
This is a fascinating environmental crime thriller from Todd Haynes (Carol), based on a shocking true story. A corporate lawyer discovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of mysterious deaths to one of the world’s biggest companies, DuPont. A devastating exposé of unregulated corporate greed and institutional cover-up, with a powerful performance from Mark Ruffalo as the tenacious attorney who risks both his reputation and his personal life in pursuit of the truth.

Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Swan Lake  (12A AsLive)

Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: Swan Lake at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
05 April 2020
14:00

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Ballet broadcast as live from the Royal Opera House – Lauren Cuthbertson dances Odette/Odile and William Bracewell is Prince Siegfried in this first revival of Liam Scarlett’s glorious 2018 production, set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire  (15)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire at Royston Picture Palace

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Sunday
05 April 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.

Military Wives  (12A)

Military Wives at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
10 April 2020
19:30

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From the director of The Full Monty comes a celebration of the revitalising power of women bonding together to sing. It’s set in a featureless military base where wives whose husbands are on duty in Afghanistan live with loneliness, isolation and the dread of that fateful knock on the door. Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas), the perfect officer’s wife, persuades a disparate group of women to form a choir. Initially sceptical, rebel Lisa (Sharon Horgan) is quickly swayed by the group’s camaraderie, humour and courage.

Onward  (U)

Onward at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
11 April 2020
15:30

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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.

Military Wives  (12A)

Military Wives at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
11 April 2020
19:30

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From the director of The Full Monty comes a celebration of the revitalising power of women bonding together to sing. It’s set in a featureless military base where wives whose husbands are on duty in Afghanistan live with loneliness, isolation and the dread of that fateful knock on the door. Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas), the perfect officer’s wife, persuades a disparate group of women to form a choir. Initially sceptical, rebel Lisa (Sharon Horgan) is quickly swayed by the group’s camaraderie, humour and courage.

Military Wives  (12A)

Military Wives at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
12 April 2020
15:30

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From the director of The Full Monty comes a celebration of the revitalising power of women bonding together to sing. It’s set in a featureless military base where wives whose husbands are on duty in Afghanistan live with loneliness, isolation and the dread of that fateful knock on the door. Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas), the perfect officer’s wife, persuades a disparate group of women to form a choir. Initially sceptical, rebel Lisa (Sharon Horgan) is quickly swayed by the group’s camaraderie, humour and courage.

Military Wives  (12A)

Military Wives at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
12 April 2020
19:30

Book Now
From the director of The Full Monty comes a celebration of the revitalising power of women bonding together to sing. It’s set in a featureless military base where wives whose husbands are on duty in Afghanistan live with loneliness, isolation and the dread of that fateful knock on the door. Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas), the perfect officer’s wife, persuades a disparate group of women to form a choir. Initially sceptical, rebel Lisa (Sharon Horgan) is quickly swayed by the group’s camaraderie, humour and courage.

Misbehaviour  (12A)

Misbehaviour at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
17 April 2020
19:30

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A terrific comedy drama telling the story of the 1970 Miss World beauty competition: at the time the most watched TV programme in the world. Controversy erupted when the show was disrupted by feminist activists, and then – shock, horror – won by Miss Grenada, a black woman. With an excellent cast, this is an entertaining and inspirational look at a moment in history when the patriarchy was, if not overthrown, definitely shaken up a little!

Waiting for Anya  (12A)

Waiting for Anya at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
18 April 2020
15:30

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Based on a Michael Morpurgo novel, this film follows 13-year-old Jo Lalande, living in the French Pyrenees during the Second World War. His life is untouched by the war, until he meets Benjamin in the mountains and discovers that Jewish children are being smuggled over the mountains to the safety of Spain. When German soldiers arrive in the village, life becomes more perilous. A stirring story of bravery and love for all ages.

Misbehaviour  (12A)

Misbehaviour at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
18 April 2020
19:30

Book Now
A terrific comedy drama telling the story of the 1970 Miss World beauty competition: at the time the most watched TV programme in the world. Controversy erupted when the show was disrupted by feminist activists, and then – shock, horror – won by Miss Grenada, a black woman. With an excellent cast, this is an entertaining and inspirational look at a moment in history when the patriarchy was, if not overthrown, definitely shaken up a little!

Misbehaviour  (12A)

Misbehaviour at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
19 April 2020
15:30

Book Now
A terrific comedy drama telling the story of the 1970 Miss World beauty competition: at the time the most watched TV programme in the world. Controversy erupted when the show was disrupted by feminist activists, and then – shock, horror – won by Miss Grenada, a black woman. With an excellent cast, this is an entertaining and inspirational look at a moment in history when the patriarchy was, if not overthrown, definitely shaken up a little!

Misbehaviour  (12A)

Misbehaviour at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
19 April 2020
19:30

Book Now
A terrific comedy drama telling the story of the 1970 Miss World beauty competition: at the time the most watched TV programme in the world. Controversy erupted when the show was disrupted by feminist activists, and then – shock, horror – won by Miss Grenada, a black woman. With an excellent cast, this is an entertaining and inspirational look at a moment in history when the patriarchy was, if not overthrown, definitely shaken up a little!

Radioactive  (12A)

Radioactive at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Friday
24 April 2020
19:30

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Whatever you think you know about Marie Curie (a luminous central performance from Rosamund Pike), you will learn a whole lot more in this imaginative, wide-ranging drama from Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis). Arriving in Paris from Warsaw, Maria Sklodowska finds a soulmate, colleague and husband in fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Riley), and their work and love intertwine. Marie’s brilliant mind earns her two Nobel prizes and her discoveries of radium and polonium have consequences that define the modern world.

Four Kids and It  (TBC)

Four Kids and It at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
25 April 2020
15:30

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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.

Radioactive  (12A)

Radioactive at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Saturday
25 April 2020
19:30

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Whatever you think you know about Marie Curie (a luminous central performance from Rosamund Pike), you will learn a whole lot more in this imaginative, wide-ranging drama from Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis). Arriving in Paris from Warsaw, Maria Sklodowska finds a soulmate, colleague and husband in fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Riley), and their work and love intertwine. Marie’s brilliant mind earns her two Nobel prizes and her discoveries of radium and polonium have consequences that define the modern world.

Waiting for Anya  (12A)

Waiting for Anya at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
26 April 2020
15:30

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Based on a Michael Morpurgo novel, this film follows 13-year-old Jo Lalande, living in the French Pyrenees during the Second World War. His life is untouched by the war, until he meets Benjamin in the mountains and discovers that Jewish children are being smuggled over the mountains to the safety of Spain. When German soldiers arrive in the village, life becomes more perilous. A stirring story of bravery and love for all ages.

Military Wives  (12A)

Military Wives at Royston Picture Palace

Showing

Sunday
26 April 2020
19:30

Book Now
From the director of The Full Monty comes a celebration of the revitalising power of women bonding together to sing. It’s set in a featureless military base where wives whose husbands are on duty in Afghanistan live with loneliness, isolation and the dread of that fateful knock on the door. Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas), the perfect officer’s wife, persuades a disparate group of women to form a choir. Initially sceptical, rebel Lisa (Sharon Horgan) is quickly swayed by the group’s camaraderie, humour and courage.