Rusthall Community Cinema
Films we all choose, watch, then discuss.

All shows are at Sunnyside Community Hall, Rusthall Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8RA on Saturdays


Doors open 7pm, programme starts 7.30pm with short entertainment related to the main feature


No advanced booking, entry £5 or free for annual subscription holders


 

  • Special greeting for those who come dressed in costume but all are welcome
  • Licensed bar operates before the show and during the interval. 
  • Post film discussion group is highly recommended for those who can stay 

 

  • Free transport for locals unable to reach us under their own steam 
  • Induction loop for those with hearing difficulties 
  • All films screened in 4K resolution with surround sound where media permits
  • Padded seating for first 50 people after 7pm

Topsy-Turvy (1999)

 

Mike Leigh directs this comic look at one of light opera's most famous creative partnerships. In 1880s London, the writing team of William Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) and Arthur Sullivan (Allan Corduner) looks set to split after the comparative failure of their latest collaboration, 'Princess Ida'. Sullivan is keen to prove himself as a serious composer, feeling that Gilbert's writing has become too formulaic. However, when Gilbert's wife, Kitty (Lesley Manville), takes him to an exhibition of Japanese culture, his imagination is fired, and he enthusiastically contacts Sullivan with ideas for a new project.

 

Date:  29th December 2018

Director: Mike Leigh

Certificate: 12

Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Runtime: 2 hrs 34 mins

Cast:   Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher


We are now inviting suggestions of films to screen next season. Please complete the contact form with the film name (ideally the year made or directors name also in case there is more than one film of that name) and also your own name.

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

 

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will TIlston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

 

Date:  12th January 2019

Director: Simon Curtis

Certificate: PG

Genre: Biography, Drama

Runtime: 1 hr 47 mins

Cast:   Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald


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Sully: Miracle on the Hudson (2016)

 

Clint Eastwood directs this drama based on the autobiography of Chelsey Sullenberger. Tom Hanks stars as pilot Chelsey 'Sully' Sullenberger and Aaron Eckhart as his co-pilot Jeff Skiles, who were at the helm of Flight 1549 in 2009 when, shortly after take-off, the plane hit a large flock of birds which disabled both engines. In the face of immediate danger, Sully took the decision to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River and successfully managed to save the lives of everyone on board. Laura Linney also stars as Sully's wife Lorraine.

 

Date:  26th January 2019

Director: Clint Eastwood

Certificate: 12

Genre: Biography, Drama

Runtime: 1 hr 36 mins

Cast:   Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney


The Piano (1993)

 

Winner of the 1993 Cannes' Palme d'Or for Best Film and Best Actress for Holly Hunter, Jane Campion's third feature was widely hailed as a cinematic masterpiece. With Michael Nyman providing the music, the story centres around Ada (Hunter), a mute Scottish woman sent to New Zealand with her daughter (Anna Paquin) for an arranged marriage to lonely landowner Stewart (Sam Neill). When she arrives with her beloved piano in tow, Stewart forces her to leave it on the beach rather than lug it through the jungle. The estate manager, Baines (Harvey Keitel), watches and listens in amazement when Ada visits the beach to play and subsequently he makes a deal with Stewart to keep it at his own house. Baines is enchanted by both the piano and Ada and eventually makes a bargain of sexual favours whereby Ada can win back the instrument.

 

Date:  9th February 2019

Director: Jane Campion

Certificate: 15

Genre: Drama, Music, Romance

Runtime: 2 hrs 1 min

Cast:   Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill


    All are welcome to attend our general meeting on 22nd February at 7.30pm at Sunnyside Hall.

Loving Vincent (2017)

 

Loving Vincent is a biographical drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. It is the world's first fully oil painted animated film and brings his artwork to life in an exploration of the death of one of history's most celebrated artists. A true labour of love, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 115 painters.

 

Date:  23rd February 2019

Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Certificate: 12

Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime

Runtime: 1 hr 34 mins

Cast:   Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

 

Set in 1946, the plot follows a London-based writer who begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was under German occupation during World War II.

Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

 

Date:  9th March 2019

Director: Mike Newell

Certificate: 12A

Genre:  Drama, History, Romance

Runtime: 2 hrs 4 mins

Cast:  Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) (Singalong))

 

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film's original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver). Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Oscar winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie's three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry. As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).

 

Date:  23rd March 2019

Director: Ol Parker

Certificate: PG

Genre:  Comedy, Musical

Runtime: 1 hr 54 mins

Cast:   Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep


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