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

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

Manon des Sources (1986)


This is the much requested sequel to Jean de Florette (1986) which we screened last December.  

In a rural French village an old man and his only remaining relative are successful flower growers using water from a spring on an adjoining property they now own. The grown-up daughter of the previous owner still lives in the hills as a goatherd and comes to realise that not only these two but the whole village knew of the existence of the spring when her father was desperately trying to water his crops. An accident with one of the goats leads her by chance to the source of the spring and the possibility of a terrible revenge.


Date:  6th April 2019 

Director: Claude Berri

Certificate: PG

Genre:  French Drama (English subtitles)

Runtime: 1 hr 53 mins

Cast:    Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil

BlacKkKlansman (2018)


In the 70's, in Colorado Springs, the quirky Afro-American Ron Stallworth joins the police department and is assigned to work in the records room. Soon he offers to work undercover in the Narcotics, but his chief assigns him to infiltrate in a black movement led by Stokely Carmichael instead, where he meets the leader of the students Patrice Dumas. When he sees a Ku Klux Klan advertisement in the newspaper, Ron contacts the organisation and is invited to join it. He convinces his chief to let the Jewish detective Flip Zimmerman to go to the meeting posing of Ron Stallworth and they both investigate the organisation.


Date:  20th April 2019 

Director: Spike Lee

Certificate: 15

Genre:  Biography, Crime, Drama 

Runtime: 2 hrs 15 mins

Cast:     John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier

Brief Encounter (1945)


Every Thursday morning, the idealistic Dr Alec Harvey catches the train at the Milford railway station to the local hospital--while, every Thursday morning--the middle-class British housewife, Laura Jesson, takes the train to the nearby town of Milford to shop and go to the pictures. However, can a tiny speck of soot unite two perfect strangers on opposing lanes? In the following weeks, even though they are both married with children, Laura and Alec will seek each other's company over a cup of tea at the railway station's cafeteria; nevertheless, they both know that their intoxicating love affair can only be ephemeral. Can the clandestine lovers find the courage to claim back their innocence, and above all, their happiness?


Date:  4th May 2019 

Director:  David Lean

Certificate: PG

Genre:  Drama, Romance

Runtime: 1 hr 26 mins

Cast:     Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway

A Star Is Born (2018)


Jackson Maine, a famous country music singer privately battling an alcohol and drug addiction, plays a concert in California. His main support is Bobby, his manager and older half-brother. After the show, Jackson visits a drag bar where he witnesses a performance by Ally, a waitress and singer-songwriter. Jackson is amazed by her performance, and they spend the night speaking to each other, where Ally discloses to him the troubles she has faced in pursuing a professional music career. Jackson invites Ally to his next show. Despite her initial refusal she attends and, with Jackson's encouragement, sings on stage with him. Jackson invites Ally to go on tour with him, and they form a romantic relationship. In Arizona, Ally and Jackson visit the ranch where Jackson grew up and where his father is buried, only to discover that Bobby sold the land. Angered at his betrayal, Jackson punches Bobby, who subsequently quits as his manager. Before doing so, Bobby reveals that he did inform Jackson about the sale, but the latter was too inebriated to notice.


Date:  18th May 2019 

Director:  Bradley Cooper

Certificate:  15

Genre:  Drama, Romance, Music

Runtime: 2 hrs 16 mins

Cast:     Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott 

The Wife (2017)


After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later--a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.


Date:  1st June 2019 

Director:  Björn Runge

Certificate:  15

Genre:  Drama

Runtime: 1 hr 39 mins

Cast:     Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons

Stan & Ollie (2018)


The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) - a formidable double act in their own right - the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.


Date:  15th June 2019 

Director:  Jon S. Baird

Certificate:  PG

Genre:  Biography, Comedy, Drama 

Runtime: 1 hr 38 mins

Cast:     Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson

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