Cinema Listings

One week from Friday,  February 17, 2017

The Great Wall (12A): European mercenaries searching for black powder, become embroiled in the defence of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. Fantasy adventure, starring Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe.
Hidden Figures (PG): The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the United States space programme. Historical drama starring Kevin Costner and Kirsten Dunst. 
Fifty Shades Darker (18): While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. Romantic drama. 

The Lego Batman Movie (U): Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. Animated action adventure starring the voice of Ralph Fiennes. 

Sing (PG): In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling impresarioís attempt to save his theatre with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates ó even as its finalists find their lives will never be the same. Animated comedy drama starring the voices of Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson. 

Other Films

AN EX-CON trucker tries to expose his bossís rackets in the crime noir, Hell Drivers, which is being screened by Ryde Film Club at The Commodore, Ryde, on Monday. The classic British drama, released in 1957, has an all-star cast that includes Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Patrick McGoohan, William Hartnell, Sid James, Jill Ireland, Gordon Jackson, David McCallum and a young Sean Connery. The film starts at 8pm.

Gurnard Film Society will be hosting a mini-movie extravaganza over three days, starting tonight (Friday) with a screening of classic 1959 comedy, Some Like It Hot (U), starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, at Gurnard Village Hall. It starts at 7.30pm.
The programme continues tomorrow (Saturday) with the 1964 Blake Edwards comedy, A Shot in the Dark, starring Peter Sellers, George Sanders and Herbert Lom, at 3pm, followed by Monty Python and the Holy Grail at 7.30pm.
For the children, there will be Shaun the Sheep Movie (U), at 3pm on Sunday.

Ventnor Film Societyís latest offering will be the Greek comedy drama, Chevalier (18), which is being shown at Ventnor Arts Club on Tuesday and Wednesday. Set in the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game, where friendships are tested to the limit to win a special ring. It starts at 7.30pm. With subtitles. 

A comedy show which united the people of Egypt, performed by a cardiologist-turned-comedian, is the focus of the acclaimed documentary, Tickling Giants, which is being screened by Ventnor Arts Club on Thursday.


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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