Rusthall Community Cinema
Films we all choose, watch, then discuss. A charitable entertainment hub run by volunteers.

All shows are at Sunnyside Community Hall, Rusthall Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8RA. Map it.

Doors open 7pm on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays, the programme starts 30 minutes later. On Saturdays we start with a short (perhaps 20 minute) entertainment related to the main feature.

No advanced booking, entry £5 or free for subscription holders and active volunteers.


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


  • Free transport for locals unable to reach us under their own steam otherwise 200 metres from bus 281 stop
  • Induction loop for those with hearing difficulties 
  • All films screened in 4K resolution with surround sound where media permits
  • Padded seating for first 100 people 

Rocketman (2019)


ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.


Date:           When coranavirus allows

Director:     Dexter Fletcher

Certificate:  15

Genre:        Biography, Drama, History

Runtime:     2 hrs 1 min

Stars:           Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden


With With his outsider’s view of America, Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, Alice in the Cities) transforms PARIS, TEXAS into a haunting tale of loss, redemption and the ties that bind families together, and is arguably Wenders’ greatest achievement. Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton) walks out of the desert after four years, to the amazement of his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell). Reunited with Hunter, his seven year-old son, Travis decides that they should search for his ex-wife (Nastassja Kinski) so that they can be a family once again. Beautifully shot by Robby Müller, Sam Shepard’s beguilingly simple story is stunningly realised by Wenders, whose stark imagery is accompanied by Ry Cooder’s acclaimed score. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Director prize at BAFTA in 1985, PARIS, TEXAS is rightly regarded as one of the artistic triumphs of contemporary world cinema.


Date:           When coranavirus allows

Director:     Wim Wenders

Certificate:  12

Genre:        Drama

Runtime:   2 hrs 25 mins

Stars:        Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell


In WINGS OF DESIRE, director Wim Wenders’ (Paris, Texas, Alice in the Cities) most metaphysical work, a guardian angel desires nothing more than to be human. Every day, Dammiel (Bruno Ganz, The American Friend, Downfall) listens to the thoughts of mortals who play their lives out on the streets of West Berlin. He finds himself entranced by a trapeze artist (Solveig Dommartin, Until the End of the World) whose eloquent expression of her doubts and fears makes him yearn for a life where he can feel happiness and love. Like Michael Powell’s A Matter of Life and Death, the afterlife in WINGS OF DESIRE is a world in monochrome. Only the living can see in full colour and it is their lives, with their moments of sorrow and joy, that Wim Wenders captures so eloquently in this singularly original film that was co-written with Peter Handke (The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty, Wrong Move). Winner of the Best Director prize at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival, WINGS OF DESIRE is both a paean to Germany’s capital and a rumination on human existence, and remains one of the most vital films ever made.


Date:           When coranavirus allows

Director:     Wim Wenders

Certificate:  12

Genre:        Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Runtime:   2 hrs 8 mins

Stars:         Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander

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