Past screenings



Operation Mincemeat    

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The Tragedy of Macbeth    

, at The Turnpike Centre

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Belfast    

, at The Turnpike Centre

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Limbo    

, at The Turnpike Centre

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Coda    

, at The Turnpike Centre

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Lamb    

, at The Turnpike Centre

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Herself    

, at The Turnpike Centre

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First Cow    

, at The Turnpike Centre

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Life Is Beautiful    

, at The Turnpike Centre

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It's A Wonderful Life    

Friday 10th December 2021, at Leigh Parish Church

(Family Fantasy Drama)

"An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed."

Audience rating   (8.2/10)




 


Summerland    

Friday 26th November 2021, at The Turnpike Centre

(Romantic War Drama)

"During World War II, an Englishwoman opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him in this moving journey of womanhood, love and friendship."

Audience rating   (9.2/10)




 


Rocks    

Friday 29th October2021, at The Turnpike Centre

(Drama)

"A young teenage girl finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother after being abandoned by their single mother with no choice but to live out on the streets."

Audience rating   (3/10)




 


The Father    

Friday 24th September 2021, at The Turnpike Centre

(Drama)

"A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality."

Audience rating   (7.5/10)




 


Sing-A-Long Mondays - The Sound of Music    

Tuesday 31st August 2021, at Leigh Town Hall, Civic Square, 1st Floor

(Biographical Family Drama)
Sing A Long Mondays - This is one of six covid recovery screenings for your health and wellbeing - Come along and sing your hearts out!!

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




 


Sing-A-Long Mondays - The Greatest Showman    

Monday 23rd August 2021, at Leigh Town Hall, Civic Square, 1st Floor

(Biographical Musical Drama)
Sing A Long Mondays - This is one of six covid recovery screenings for your health and wellbeing - Come along and sing your hearts out!!

"Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation."




 


Pride    

Friday 20th August 2021, at

(Biographical Comedy Drama)
This is a screening supporting the 2021 "Pride in Leigh" event.

"U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984."




 


Sing-A-Long Mondays - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again    

Monday 16th August 2021, at Leigh Town Hall, Civic Square, 1st Floor

(Comedy Romantic Musical)
Sing A Long Mondays - This is one of six covid recovery screenings for your health and wellbeing - Come along and sing your hearts out!!

"Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past."




 


Leigh on Film (6pm screening)    

Friday 13th August 2021, at Leigh Town Hall, Civic Square, 1st Floor

(Heritage)
* * * PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT * * *

"Join us for a walk down memory lane as the North West Film Archive shares old footage of Leigh and the surround areas."




 


Leigh on Film (2pm screening)    

Friday 13th August 2021, at Leigh Town Hall, Civic Square, 1st Floor

(Heritage)
* * * PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT * * *

"Join us for a walk down memory lane as the North West Film Archive shares old footage of Leigh and the surround areas."




 


Sing-A-Long Mondays - Mamma Mia!    

Monday 9th August 2021, at Leigh Town Hall, Civic Square, 1st Floor

(Comedy Romantic Musical)
Sing A Long Mondays - This is one of six covid recovery screenings for your health and wellbeing - Come along and sing your hearts out!!

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




 


Sing-A-Long Mondays - Grease    

Monday 2nd August 2021, at Leigh Town Hall, Civic Square, 1st Floor

(Romantic Musical)
Sing A Long Mondays - This is one of six covid recovery screenings for your health and wellbeing - Come along and sing your hearts out!!

"Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?"




 


The Keeper    

Friday 31st January 2020, at The Turnpike Centre

(Biographical Romantic Drama)

"The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann."

Audience rating   (8.3/10)




 


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."




 


Darkest Hour    

29th November 2019, at

(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."

Audience rating   (8/10)




 


They Live    

14th November 2019, at

(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."




 


A Quiet Place    

25th October 2019, at

(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)




 


If Beale Street Could Talk    

27th September 2019, at

(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)




 


The Rocky Horror Picture Show    

12th September 2019, at

(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."




 


Funny Cow    

30th August 2019, at

(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)




 


The Miseducation of Cameron Post    

8th August 2019, at

(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. "




 


Stan and Ollie    

28th June 2019, at

(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)




 


BlacKkKlansman    

31st May 2019, at

(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)




 


Under The Tree    

26th April 2019, at

(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)




 


Shoplifters    

11th April 2019, at

(Crime/Drama)

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




 


Heathers    

14th March 2019, at

(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. "




 


Zama    

14th February 2019, at

(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."




 


The Death of Stalin    

25th January 2019, at

(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)




 


Journey's End    

30th November 2018, at

(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)




 


The Square    

22nd November 2018, at

(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."




 


Prevenge    

26th October 2018, at

(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)




 


Downsizing    

28th September 2018, at

(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)




 


24 Hour Party People    

31st August 2018, at

(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)




 


Airplane    

27th July 2018, at

(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)




 


The Shape of Water    

29th June 2018, at

(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)




 


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri    

25th May 2018, at

(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)




 


Land of Mine    

27th April 2018, at

(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)




 


OSS 117 Lost In Rio    

16th March 2018, at

(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."




 


Jawbone    

23rd February 2018, at

(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)




 


A Man Called Ove    

26th January 2018, at

(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)




 


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)




 


Jesus of Montreal    

13th October 2017, at

(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."




 


This Sporting Life    

3rd October 2017, at

(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."




 


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)




 


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)




 


Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amelie Poulain    

19th July 2017, at

(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."




 


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)




 


Monty Python's Life of Brian    

7th April 2017, at

(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."

   ON THE NIGHT


 


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)

   ON THE NIGHT


 


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."

   ON THE NIGHT


 


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."




 


I Daniel Blake    

20th January 2017, at

(Drama)

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

   ON THE NIGHT


 


I Daniel Blake    

13th January 2017, at

(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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