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Film Review: First Man – “a beautifully balanced piece of work, detailing just what it took to put Man on the Moon”

Monday 12th November 2018

Helen Tope reviews First Man, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

The challenge in making a film about space travel is how to make it … Continue Reading

Film Review: Black ’47 – “This Irish Famine era epic effortlessly combines elements of the Western genre and the revenge thriller”

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Nigel Watson reviews Black 47’, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

Fenney, a Connaught Ranger, played by James Frecheville, returning to his home town of … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Happy Prince – “Bold, vibrant and unbreakable – The Happy Prince celebrates a voice that cannot be silenced.”

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Helen Tope reviews The Happy Prince, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

Oscar Wilde is a gift for film-makers – vivacious, charming and always ready … Continue Reading

Film Review: American Animals– “True crime documentaries are going through a golden age and this film is another great addition to the genre.”

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Ben Cherry reviews American Animals, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

Films based on a true story have always been popular. Recently, films based on … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Wife – “a brilliant study of ambition, talent and the ego needed to drive them forward”

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Helen Tope reviews The Wife, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (limited tickets available here). 

Based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife tells the story of … Continue Reading

A new city centre home for our independent cinema

Thursday 25th October 2018

After months of negotiations, we are excited to announce that the future of our unique independent cinema is secure and will relocate to a new home and double in size.

Our … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Little Stranger “an elegant, slow-burn gothic horror”

Monday 22nd October 2018

Caroline Morley reviews The Little Stranger, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

“This house works on people” muses an enigmatic Charlotte Rampling in director Lenny … Continue Reading

Film Review: Cold War “Shot in beautifully-textured black and white, Cold War is a love letter to post-war Europe.”

Monday 22nd October 2018

Helen Tope reviews Cold War, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

Against the backdrop of communist Poland, Cold War is a love story that travels … Continue Reading

Film review: The Seagull “The cast […] deliver uniformly outstanding performances, lifting the film from the faintly ridiculous to the sublime.”

Monday 15th October 2018

Caroline Morley reviews The Seagull, showing at Plymouth Arts Centre until this Thursday (tickets available here). 

At one point in Stephen Karam’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Children Act “Studies of middle-aged women in Hollywood are rare, but The Children Act makes a compelling case for why we should see more.”

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Helen Tope reviews The Children Act, showing this week at Plymouth Arts Centre (all performances are sold out). 

A portrait of inner life, Ian McEwan’s novel The Children Act shouldn’t … Continue Reading

Changes to our Opening Hours

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Changes to our Building and Box Office opening hours from Tuesday  2 October 2018

– Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Box Office phone line open from 3pm to 8.30pm. Building and Box … Continue Reading

Open Air Cinema Preview: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – ‘The film isn’t another soulless cash-in sequel (…) and should satisfy fans of the franchise and newcomers.’

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Ben Cherry reviews Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom showing at Royal William Yard on Saturday 15 September as part of our Open Air Cinema season. Standard tickets are … Continue Reading