Cinema Listings

One week from Friday, August 26, 2016


Pete’s Dragon (PG): Follow the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his dragon best friend in a remake of a Disney classic. Fantasy adventure starring newcomer Oakes Fegley. 
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.
The BFG (PG): A girl encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul. Animated family adventure directed by Steven Spielberg and starring the voice of Mark Rylance.
Lights Out (15): When her little brother experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca tries to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother. Horror. 
Swallows and Amazons (PG): On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929, four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat and set up camp for a few days. Family drama based on the classic Arthur Ransome novel, with Kelly Macdonald. 
Nine Lives (PG): A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family’s cat. Family comedy starring Kevin Spacey. 
Sausage Party (15): A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence. Animated comedy adventure starring the voice of Seth Rogen.
Bad Moms (15): When three overworked and under-appreciated mums are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and self-indulgence. Comedy. 
War Dogs (15): Comedy drama based on the true story of two young men, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.

Other Films

THE Extraordinary Travelling Theatre is staging Disney’s animated comedy, Zootropolis (PG), at the IW Zoo, Sandown tonight (Friday).
With thousands of mods descending on the Island for the IW Scooter Rally this weekend, Quadrophenia (15), will be shown in the grounds of Ventnor Botanic Garden tomorrow (Saturday).
Set in 1964 London, it stars Phil Daniels, Sting, Leslie Ash and Phil Davies.
It’s back to the IW Zoo for the third of the trio of al fresco screenings, with Disney’s updated version of Kipling’s Jungle Book (PG), on Sunday.
Admission is at 6.30pm, with all three movies starting at 8pm.
Ventnor Arts Club will be mixing it up with some film and theatre next week.
Multi-media artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her beloved terrier, in the documentary, Heart of a Dog (PG), which was released last year and being shown on Tuesday. It starts at 7.30pm.
The latest in the series of National Theatre Live screenings will be the Terence Rattigan classic, Deep Blue Sea, on Thursday.
Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre in one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama, alongside Tom Burke, in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.


Cinemas: 

Com — Commodore, Ryde www.leoleisurecommodore.co.uk
Med — Medina Theatre, Newport www.medinatheatre.co.uk/movies.shtml
Qy — Quay Arts, Newport www.quayarts.org
Ap — Apollo Theatre, Newport
Fre — Freshwater Memorial Hall
Brad — Brading Roman Villa
Tri  Trinity Theatre, Cowes

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