Parbold Picture House

Parbold Village Hall, The Green. WN8 7DN

by Parbold Community Association [Reg. Charity No. 507386]


Winner of the 2012 Bffs Jim Dempster Award for Innovation [Community Cinema];
Winner of the 2010 Bffs Best New UK Film Society [Community Cinema]

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I, Tonya

Sunday 22nd July 2018 at 7.00 pm. Cert 15 119 min. Admission £4.00

Director: Craig Gillespie. Starring: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney [Oscar, Golden Globe, Bafta - Best Supporting Actress]

“Robbie and Janney are flawless in a compelling and corrective account of a misunderstood figure; one of the more darkly funny biopics you’ll ever see”. Empire

Murder on the Orient Express

Sunday 5th August at 7.00 p.m. Agatha Christie’s. Cert 12A 116 min. Admission £4.00

Director: Kenneth Branagh. Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Pfeifer, & Judy Dench.

“a classy, riveting remake”


Sunday 19th August at 7.00 p.m. Cert 15. 134 min. Admission £4.00

Director: Scott Cooper. Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi.

★★★★ Empire, Total Film. “A landmark cinematic experience” Awards Circuit

1892: A legendary army captain takes a dying Indian chief to his sacred lands. No peace without sacrifice

The Guernsey Literary and Potato-Peel Pie Literary Society

Sunday 2nd September at 7.00 p.m. Cert 12A 124 min. Admission £4.00

Director: Mike Newell [Four Weddings and a Funeral]. Starring: Lily James, Glen Powell, Matthew Goode

‘irresistible romantic mystery’ Telegraph

1946: a writer arrives to discover the story of Guernsey residents during the WWII occupation.

Julie (NT Live)

FRONT ROW SCREENING: Thursday 6th September at 7.00 p.m. Cert 12A. Admission: £12.50.

Starring Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa, directed by Carrie Cracknell in a re-working by Polly Stenham of August Strindberg’s classic war of the classes and the sexes.

Front Row Box Office Tel: 01257 463878; or Tickets Bookable. All seats unreserved.

The Shape of Water

Sunday 16th September at 7.00 p.m. Cert 15. 118 min. Admission £4.00

Writer/Director: Guillermo del Toro. Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon.

★★★★★ Empire, Observer, Metro, Daily Mail, Evening Standard Oscar 2018- Best Picture. 1962, USA: In a top-secret Government bunker a cleaner and her co-worker, discover a secret experiment….

King Lear (NT LIVE)

FRONT ROW SCREENING: Thursday 27th September at 7.00 p.m. Cert 12A. Admission: £12.50.

Starring Ian McKellen in a chamber version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, originally produced at Chichester Festival Theatre and received five-star reviews for its sell-out run.

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph). Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent)

Front Row Box Office Tel: 01257 463878; or Tickets Bookable. All seats unreserved.

A Fantastic Woman

Sunday 30th September at 7.00 p.m. Cert 15. 104 min. Admission £4.00

Director: Sebastián Lelio Starring: Daniela Vega ***** Guardian, Evening Standard, Variety.

Oscar 2018- Best Foreign Language Picture. ‘Shocking and enraging, rapturous and restorative.’ ‘Exquisitely compassionate’ Variety.

Marina Vidal’s life is thrown into turmoil when her partner dies, and his family shuns her and she has to fight back…

Phantom Thread

Sunday 14th October at 7.00 p.m. Cert 15. 130 min. Admission £4.00

Writer/Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps.

★★★★★ Times, Observer, Total Film, Time Out, Express, Mirror.

1950s London: At the heart of British fashion for the rich and famous, a designer meets and falls under the spell of a strong-willed woman …’devilishly funny and luxuriantly sensuous’…..

A Quiet Passion

Sunday 28th October at 7.00 p.m. . Cert 12. 125 min. Admission £4.00

Writer/Director: Terence Davies. Starring: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine.

★★★★★ ‘An exceptional film’ Independent. ‘Flawless’ Hollywood News. ‘Beautifully composed’ Guardian

A powerful study of 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, from her rebellious youth to the mature hopes and desires of the writer of some of America’s most resonant poems.

Journey’s End

Sunday November 11th at 7.00 p.m. Cert 12. 107 min. Admission £4.00

Director: Saul Dibb. Starring: Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge, Paul Bettany.

★★★★ Times, Mail on Sunday, Independent, Guardian Mirror, Express. ‘Powerful, passionate and superbly acted’ Guardian. ‘The First World War film to end them all’ Times.

March, 1918, Western Front: Capt. Stanhope leads C company to the front to meet an expected enemy advance…