Cinema Listings

One week from Friday, September 23, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings (PG): A young boy must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Animated adventure starring the voices of Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey.

Finding Dory (PG): The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. Animated comedy adventure, starring the voices of Sigourney Weaver, Idris Elba and Diane Keaton.

Bridget Jones’ Baby (15): Bridget’s focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch — she can only be 50 per cent sure of the identity of her baby’s father. Comedy drama starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Jim Broadbent.

The Magnificent Seven (12A): Seven gunmen in the old west join forces to help defend a village against savage thieves. Western starring Denzel Washington. 

Blair Witch (15): After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister, James and a group of friends head to a forest understood to be inhabited by the Blair Witch. Horror. 

Deepwater Horizon (12A): Thriller set on an off-shore drilling rig, which exploded in 2010 and created the worst oil spill in United States history. Stars Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson. 

Other Films

A STRIKING production of Bellini’s classic bel canto opera, Norma, opens Ventnor Arts Club’s new season of live satellite broadcasts of Royal Opera House ballets and operas on Monday.
The opera, directed by Alex Olle of Catalan theatre group, La Fura dels Baus, is a timeless tale of love, rivalry and betrayal — set against a backdrop of war driven by the extremes of a fanatically religious society — and which features the stunning showpiece aria, Casta Diva.
Royal Opera musical director Antonio Pappano conducts a stunning cast, which includes Joseph Calleja, as Norma’s secret lover, Pollione, and Sonia Ganassi, as the priestess, Adalgisa.
The rest of the season includes classic opera, such Cosi Fan Tutti and Madame Butterfly, together with the ballets Anastasia and The Sleeping Beauty. 
"We are really happy to present such a rich and varied line-up of entertainment that would otherwise be difficult or inconvenient for South Wight audiences to see," said Stephen Izatt, of Ventnor Arts Club. 
"Alongside the National Theatre Live, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Live, the Branagh Theatre and other broadcasts, we hope there is something for everybody."
Non-members are welcome and a full programme of events is listed, with ticketing at
For those of you who missed it this week, Ventnor Arts Club will again be showing the acclaimed Turkish drama,  Mustang (15), on Tuesday, starting at 7.30pm. 
Shakespeare aficionados will also have the opportunity to see the rarely performed romance, Cymbeline, as part of the RSC Live series, at the venue, on Wednesday, starting at 7pm.
To conclude a busy week of screenings at the popular club, there will be a chance to watch the drama, The Daughter (15), starring Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill, on Thursday, starting at 7.30pm.
The newly established Ryde Film Club will be screening its first movie, the classic 1947 drama, Black Narcissus (PG), at the Commodore, Ryde, on Monday at 7.45pm.
The drama, which stars Deborah Kerr and Flora Robson, will be introduced with a talk by Ryde-based Bollywood film producer, Behroze Ghandy, about the making of it.


Com — Commodore, Ryde
Med — Medina Theatre, Newport
Qy — Quay Arts, Newport
Ap — Apollo Theatre, Newport
Fre — Freshwater Memorial Hall
Brad — Brading Roman Villa
Tri  Trinity Theatre, Cowes

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