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 (Saturdays) or £8 (Sundays) 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 

Yesterday (2019)  

 


Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent. Director: Danny Boyle Starring Himesh Patel, Ana de Armas, Lily James, Kate McKinnon & Ed SHeeran!

 

Date:           7pm Saturday 25th January 2020

Director:     Danny Boyle


Certificate:  12A

Genre:         Comedy, Fantasy, Music


Runtime:     1 hr 56 mins

Stars:           Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino

In Bruges (2008)

 


Violent crime comedy directed by Academy Award-winner Martin McDonagh. After being ordered to murder a priest in London, hitmen Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are told by their boss Harry (Ralph Fiennes) to hide out in Bruges, Belgium for a couple of weeks. Finding themselves very much outside their comfort zones, Ray and Ken are drawn into increasingly dangerous situations with locals, tourists, and a film shoot, and when Harry finds out that Ken and Ray haven't been keeping their heads down, he travels to Bruges himself to deal with the wayward pair.

 

Date:           7pm Saturday 8th February 2020

Director:     Martin McDonagh


Certificate:  18

Genre:         Comedy, Crime, Drama


Runtime:     1 hr 47 mins

Stars:          Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds

The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

 

When Grand Duke Charles, the Prince Regent of Carpathia, a fictitious Balkan country which could start a European war by switching alliances, visits London for the coronation of the new British King in 1911, and spends his one evening off at the Coconut Girl Club, the reputed stickler for protocol is so charmed by a clumsy American understudy that he orders his British attaché to invite her to the embassy for a private supper. Being overlooked and understanding German, she learns of the repressive attitude of the Regent and the plans of his reformist, pro-German minor son, King Nicholas, to take over power by surprise, but doesn't dodge and tries to reconcile father and son. The Queen Dowager decides to make her lady-in-waiting for the coronation day, so she stays in the picture to everyone else's surprise.

 

Date:           2pm Sunday 16th February 2020

Director:     Laurence Olivier


Certificate:  PG

Genre:         Comedy, Romance


Runtime:    1 hr 55 mins

Cast:            Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis  


The Lion King (2019)

 

Disney's 'The Lion King', directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savannah where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother, and former heir to the throne, has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is rife with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.

 

Date:           7pm Saturday 22nd February 2020

Director:     Jon Favreau


Certificate:  PG

Genre:        Animation, Adventure, Drama


Runtime:     1 hr 58 mins

Stars:          Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen

Colette (2018)

 

After marrying a successful Parisian man of letters known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie - Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghost-write for him. She pens a semi - autobiographical novel, about a brazen country girl named Claudine, that becomes a bestseller and a cultural sensation. Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris, and their adventures go on to inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s subsequent fight over the creative ownership of these books defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

 

Date:           7pm Saturday 7th March 2020

Director:     Wash Westmoreland


Certificate:  15

Genre:        Biography, Drama, History


Runtime:     1 hr 51 mins

Stars:           Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West

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:           7pm Saturday 21st March 2020

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:           2pm Sunday 29th March 2020

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:           2pm Sunday 26th April 2020

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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