Past Events: Film

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Their Finest (12A)

Friday 19th May 2017 - Thursday 25th May 2017

Their Finest follows a young woman finding her way through the changing order of the nation, this time enjoying the new freedoms afforded to women during the Second World War.


Bringing in Baby: Their Finest

Thursday 25th May 2017

Cinema screening for parents, grandparents and carers of babies to enjoy a film without having to worry about baby making too much noise!


The Handmaiden (18)

Friday 19th May 2017 - Thursday 25th May 2017

Programmer's Pick: Based on Sarah Waters' novel Fingersmith, this sumptuous erotic thriller relocates this gripping tale of sex, duplicity and madness from Victorian-era Britain to 1930s Japanese-occupied Korea.


RSC Live: Antony and Cleopatra

Wednesday 24th May 2017

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.


NT Live: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

Thursday 18th May 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.


The Sense of an Ending (15)

Friday 12th May 2017 - Thursday 18th May 2017

Book Early: Tony, divorced and retired, leads a quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend, who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways.


Relaxed Screening: The Sense of an Ending (15)

Thursday 18th May 2017

In Relaxed Film screenings we understand that people may want to talk during the film, walk around or leave the cinema - the lights are left on low in the cinema to make that easier for you.


Aquarius (18)

Friday 12th May 2017 - Wednesday 17th May 2017

Programmer's Pick: To Clara (Braga), a widowed music critic, Aquarius is her home, but to a slick property developer determined to transform the site into luxury flats it is an investment opportunity.


NT Live: Obsession (15)

Thursday 11th May 2017

Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London.


Free Fire (15)

Friday 5th May 2017 - Wednesday 10th May 2017

The UK’s most exciting director, Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, High Rise) has created this all-guns-blazing action thriller.

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Please note that from April 1st 2017, an overnight charge of £2 applies for pay and display parking on Looe Street between 6pm and 8am. This is part of Plymouth City Council's citywide overhaul of parking charges. We understand that this makes it difficult to park on Looe Street for an early film (it affects staff and volunteers working at the early evening screening too).

The machines will take overpayment, for example, if you arrive for an early film at 5.30pm, you can purchase a 30 minute ticket to cover the period before the evening charge of £2.00. Therefore if you put in a total of £2.75 this would produce a ticket that is valid until 8am the following day.

We have considered moving our early evening screening to after 6pm, but this would push the later film back, making public transport difficult for many people.

We are in discussions with Plymouth City Council about whether there is anything they can do to help with this matter. If the new charges are affecting your visits to Plymouth Arts Centre we encourage you to email the council at to make them aware of this - as a local independent business and a charity your support is very important to us.

Alternatives to parking on Looe Street
Bretonside B and C, and Exchange Street
There is a public car park at Staples.


Get a discount (each ticket for £7) when you book a ticket for 3 or more different F-Rated films in the programme at the same time.

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