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Weekend Movie
Saturday, 10 September, 4pm* & 7 pm

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie (M)

For the 7pm screening only, the most fabulously dressed person, couple or group from the audience will win a bottle of Bolly. So get together and join us for the party!

London publicist Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and best friend Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, when they accidentally knock supermodel Kate Moss into the River Thames. they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

STOP PRESS! *Due to popular demand we’ve decided to add a second session of Ab Fab on 10 Sep, at 4pm

 

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Film Society
Sunday, 18 September, 7 pm

Goldstone (M)

Goldstone is a crime thriller written and directed by Ivan Sen. It is a sequel to Mystery Road and stars Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham and David Gulpilil. Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple light duties investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. Jay must pull his life together and bury his differences with young local cop Josh, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone. Goldstone is one of the key Aussie films of the year with a tough cast, fine playing and a vivid sense of time and dusty, dangerous place.

 

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Fantasy/Adventure/Family
Thursday, 29 September, 11 am
Saturday, 1 October, 3 pm

Kubo and the Two Strings  (PG)

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic fantasy action adventure film from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Kubo (Art Parkinson) lives a quiet, normal life in a small seaside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

 

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Epic/Action Drama
Saturday, 1 October, 7 pm

Ben Hur (M)

Ben Hur is epic historical action drama adventure film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley Judah. Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) loses everything after his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), now an officer in the Roman army, returns to Jerusalem and accuses the young prince of treason. Stripped of his title and separated from his wife (Nazanin Boniadi) and family, Ben-Hur must endure years of slavery on a galley at sea. When fate brings the estranged brothers to an epic and deadly chariot race, Ben-Hur finally gets the chance to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his life. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Morgan Freeman & Rodrigo Santoro.

 

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Family/Animation
Thursday, 6 October, 11 am
Saturday, 8 October, 3 pm

Secret Life of Pets  (PG)

The quiet life of a spoiled terrier named Max living a comfortable life in a New York apartment is turned upside down when his owner adopts a giant and unruly stray named Duke, whom Max instantly dislikes. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners. This  computer-animated adventure comedy produced by Illumination Entertainment has become  the highest grossing non-Disney original animated film in box office history.

 

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Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Saturday, 15 October, 4 pm

Pete’s Dragon  (PG)

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon. Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods. His daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence), Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true. The latest animated family feature from Disney studios has been hailed as one of the year’s most delightful movie-going surprises.

 

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Romance/Comedy
Saturday, 15 October, 7 pm

Bridget Jones’ Baby (M)

Bridget Jones is back! Oscar winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favourite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting. After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Renee Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack (Patrick Dempsey). Things couldn’t be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mum-to-be must figure out if the papa is Mark or Jack.

 

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JAMES CALENDAR

September

  • 10 Sat 4 pm
    Weekend Movie
    'Absolutely Fabulous The Movie' (M)
  • 10 Sat 7 pm
    Weekend Movie
    'Absolutely Fabulous The Movie' (M)
  • 18 Sun 7 pm
    Film Society
    'Goldstone' (M)
  • 29 Thur 11 am
    Fantasy/Adventure/Family
    'Kubo and the Two Strings' (PG)

October

  • 1 Sat 3 pm
    Fantasy/Adventure/Family
    'Kubo and the Two Strings' (PG)
  • 1 Sat 7 pm
    Epic/Action Drama
    'Ben Hur' (M)
  • 6 Thur 11 am
    Family/Animation
    'Secret Life of Pets' (PG)
  • 8 Sat 3 pm
    Family/Animation
    'Secret Life of Pets' (PG)
  • 15 Sat 4 pm
    Adventure, Family, Fantasy
    'Pete’s Dragon' (PG)
  • 15 Sat 7 pm
    Romance/Comedy
    'Bridget Jones’ Baby' (M)
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