Past screenings



Sorry We Missed You    

Friday 6th December 2019, at Leigh Parish Church

(Drama)
Come along to a FREE screening of the new Ken Loach film. Pay What You Can On the Door - Please support this fundraising event with all proceeds going to Atherton and Leigh Foodbank.

"Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation."

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Darkest Hour    

29th November 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Biography/Drama/Historical)

"In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire."

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They Live    

14th November 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Action/Horror/Sci-Fi)

"A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth."

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A Quiet Place    

25th October 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Drama/Horror/Mystery)

"In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. "

Audience rating   (8/10)

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Evelyn    

21st October 2019, at Spinners Mill Cinema

(Documentary)
This is a ticketed FREE event. Please visit the Box Office to obtain your tickets.

"When his brother, newly diagnosed as schizophrenic and suffering from intense depression, took his own life at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes Evelyn liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death."

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At Eternity's Gate    

10th October 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Biography/Drama)

"A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. "

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If Beale Street Could Talk    

27th September 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Crime/Drama/Romance)

"A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime."

Audience rating   (6.7/10)

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show    

12th September 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Comedy/Musical)

"A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter."

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Funny Cow    

30th August 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Comedy/Drama)

"A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs."

Audience rating   (8.9/10)

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Peterloo    

16th August 2019, at Spinners Mill, Park Lane, Leigh

(Drama/Historical)

"The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester."

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post    

8th August 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Drama/Romance)
We’re excited & delighted to be showing ‘Bungee’ a scene from @Film_Spectrum about a trans woman's first night out, screening before our main feature.

"In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians. "

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society    

26th July 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Drama/Historical/Romance)

"In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war."

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Hobson's Choice    

21st July 2019, at Spinners Mill, Park Lane, Leigh

(Comedy/Drama/Romance)
This is a screening in partnership with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester as part of a new cultural initiative. Tickets are FREE but can only be obtained from the Royal Exchange Booking Office on 0161 833 9833

"Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements."

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Kes    

11th July 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Drama/Family)

"A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon."

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Stan and Ollie    

28th June 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Biography/Comedy/Drama)

"Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain."

Audience rating   (9.3/10)

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A Fantastic Woman    

13th June 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Drama)

"Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. "

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Inside Out    

8th June 2019, at The Galleries, Wigan

(Animation/Adventure/Comedy)
This is a Leigh Film screening at The Fire Within exhibition in the Galleries Shopping Centre, Wigan. It's free entry too !!

"After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school."

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BlacKkKlansman    

31st May 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Biography/Comedy/Crime)

"Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events."

Audience rating   (8.8/10)

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen    

9th May 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy)

"An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. "

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Under The Tree    

26th April 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Comedy/Drama)

"When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control."

Audience rating   (8.4/10)

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Shoplifters    

11th April 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Crime/Drama)

"A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street."

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Mamma Mia Sing-A-Long    

5th April 2019, at Leigh Parish Church

(Romantic Comedy Musical)
* * * * * Sing-a-long screening * * * * *

"The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. "

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Apostasy    

29th March 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Drama)

"A faithful Jehovah's Witness is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God's love."

Audience rating   (8.4/10)

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Heathers    

14th March 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Comedy)

"In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids. "

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Leave No Trace    

22nd February 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Drama)

"A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever. "

Audience rating   (8.3/10)

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Zama    

14th February 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Drama)

"Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires."

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The Death of Stalin    

25th January 2019, at The Turnpike Centre

(Comedy/Drama/History)

"Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power."

Audience rating   (7.2/10)

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The Colour of Pomegranates    

10th January 2019, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Biography/Drama/History)

"A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images."

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Journey's End    

30th November 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Drama/War)

"Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate."

Audience rating   (8.8/10)

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The Square    

22nd November 2018, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Comedy/Drama)

"A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit."

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Prevenge    

26th October 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Comedy/Drama/Fantasy)

"Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way."

Audience rating   (8.3/10)

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Downsizing    

28th September 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Comedy/Drama/Sci-Fi)

"A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself."

Audience rating   (8.2/10)

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24 Hour Party People    

31st August 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Biography/Comedy/Drama)
40th anniversary of Factory Records

"In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world."

Audience rating   (8.5/10)

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Toy Story    

28th July 2018, at Leigh Parish Church

(Animation/Adventure/Comedy)
Action 4 Alfie Fundraising Event

"A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. "

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Airplane    

27th July 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Comedy)
Annual Retro Comedy Night screening

"A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick."

Audience rating   (8.4/10)

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The Shape of Water    

29th June 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Adventure/Drama/Fantasy)

"An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment."

Audience rating   (6.7/10)

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri    

25th May 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Comedy/Crime/Drama)

"In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder, when they fail to catch the culprit."

Audience rating   (8.6/10)

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Land of Mine    

27th April 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Drama/History/War)

"In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight."

Audience rating   (6.9/10)

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The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long    

24th March 2018, at Leigh Parish Church

(Biography/Drama/Family)
Leigh Parish Church Easter Screening

"A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower."

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OSS 117 Lost In Rio    

16th March 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Action/Adventure/Comedy)

"Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117, is the French spy considered by his superiors to be the best in the business. The year is 1967 - he's been sent on a mission to Rio de Janeiro, to find a former high-ranking Nazi who went into exile in South America after the war. His eventful investigation takes him all across Brazil, from Rio to Brasilia and the Iguazu Falls, accompanied by a charming Mossad agent who is also looking for the Nazi. The man is charming, and so is the young woman."

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Jawbone    

23rd February 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Action/Drama/Sport)

"Former youth boxing champion Jimmy McCabe, after hitting rock bottom, returns to his childhood boxing club and his old team, gym owner Bill and corner-man Eddie."

Audience rating   (8.2/10)

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Suffragette    

9th February 2018, at Leigh Parish Church

(Biography/Drama/History)
100th Anniversary of Women being given the vote

"The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State."

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A Man Called Ove    

26th January 2018, at The Turnpike Centre, Leigh

(Comedy/Drama)

"Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors."

Audience rating   (9.3/10)

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Frozen Sing-a-Long    

16th December 2017, at Leigh Parish Church

(Animation/Adventure/Comedy)
Leigh Film Christmas Screening

"When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition."

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Love & Friendship    

24th November 2017, at The Turnpike Centre

(Comedy/Drama/Romance)

"Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, naturally."

Audience rating   (5.8/10)

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Black Sheep    

27th October 2017, at

(Comedy/Horror/Sci-Fi)

"An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm."

Audience rating   (8.7/10)

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Jesus of Montreal    

13th October 2017, at Leigh Parish Church

(Drama)
St. Mary's Leigh Parish Church event

"A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself."

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This Sporting Life    

3rd October 2017, at Legends Bar @ Leigh Sports Village

(Drama/Sport)
Leigh Film Festival Screening

"Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live."

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Moana    

30th September 2017, at The Pelican Centre

(Animation/Adventure/Comedy)
Leigh Film Festival Pelican Special Screening

"In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right."

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Little Men    

29th September 2017, at

(Drama/Family)

"A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease."

Audience rating   (6.4/10)

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Anthropoid    

25th August 2017, at

(Biography/History/Thriller)

"Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler."

Audience rating   (8.5/10)

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Little Miss Sunshine    

28th July 2017, at

(Comedy/Drama)

"A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus."

Audience rating   (9.3/10)

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Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amelie Poulain    

19th July 2017, at The Turnpike Centre

(Comedy/Romance)
Angers Wigan Twinning French Movie Night

"Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love."

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Captain Fantastic    

28th April 2017, at

(Comedy/Drama)

"In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent."

Audience rating   (8.2/10)

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Monty Python's Life of Brian    

7th April 2017, at Leigh Parish Church

(Comedy)
St. Mary's Leigh Parish Church event

"Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah."

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Rams    

31st March 2017, at

(Comedy/Foreign)

"In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep."

Audience rating   (6.1/10)

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La Vie en Rose    

15th March 2017, at The Turnpike Centre

(Biographical)
Angers Wigan Twinning French Movie Night

"Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy."

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The Damned United    

24th February 2017, at

(Biography/Drama/Sport)

"The story of the controversial Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United."

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Son of Saul    

27th January 2017, at

(Drama/History)

"In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son."

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I Daniel Blake    

20th January 2017, at The Old Courts, Wigan

(Drama)

"A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario."

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I Daniel Blake    

13th January 2017, at Leigh Parish Church

(Drama)

"A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario."

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It's a Wonderful Life    

9th December 2016, at Leigh Parish Church

(Family Drama)
Leigh Film Society Christmas Screening

"James Stewart's Christmas classic"

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