Moving Pictures

Outdoor cinema at Street

STRODE Theatre, Street, has a weekend of open air cinema in the grounds of The Grange in Clark’s Village on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July. The screenings, which begin at 8.45pm, have been arranged in partnership with the Alfred Gillett Trust. Two titles have been confirmed, the favourite musical Mamma Mia!, with…

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Roger Allam in The Hippopotamus at Strode

SOME actors seduce audiences with the beauty of their voices – the late Alan Rickman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam are obvious examples, and the wonderful Mr Allam stars in an acclaimed new film, The Hippopotamus, on screen at Strode Theatre, Street, on Thursday 8th June. He plays disgraced poet Ted Wallace in this adaptation of…

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Moviola in June

JUNE’s most popular film with Moviola is Lion, a moving real-life drama about a lost Indian boy and the Tasmanian woman who adopted him. It stars Dev Patel as the grown up Saroo who sets out to find his mother and Nicole Kidman as his adoptive mother. Five year old Saroo gets lost on a…

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Horror double bill at the Shelley

DIRT In The Gate Movies have a chilling double bill of The Lost Boys and Once Bitten at the Shelley Theatre, Boscombe, from 7pm on Saturday 3rd June. The restored 19th century theatre in the former Shelley manor – with its connections to Mary  Shelley, creator of the classic horror story, Frankenstein – is an appropriately historic…

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Remembering Monmouth at Lyme Regis

LYME Regis played a significant part in the Monmouth Rebellion and local audiences will learn more at this year’s community play, which will be performed by the sea and inside the Marine Theatre in July. Before that, the fund-raising and awareness events for the production continue with a screening of the 1975 film Winstanley on…

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Letters From Baghdad – the other great Middle East adventurer

LAWRENCE of Arabia and his fame – mainly due to Peter O’Toole (and David Lean) – largely eclipsed another British traveller in the Middle East, but a new documentary aims to at least begin to redress the balance and give Gertrude Bell the recognition she richly deserves. His Dorset connections make TE Lawrence something of…

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Take your towel to the town hall

THE inventive Where West Begins film programme continues at Wincanton Town Hall on Thursday 25th May with a screen ing of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to celebrate International Towel Day! (We aren’t making this up – see below.*) The evening begins with the film at 6pm followed by a child-friendly pub quiz. The late…

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Celebrating the Sound of Silent

SOUTH Somerset’s new film programme, Where West Begins, celebrates silent film with one of the greatest films of the silent era and a musical that tells the story of the early talkies. Both films are at Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, over the weekend of 13th and 14th May, beginning on Saturday 13th with the Charlie…

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A delicious ode to friendship and music

CUPCAKES, at the Shelley Theatre at Boscombe on Friday 12th May at 8pm, is an entertaining parody of the Eurovision song contest, being screened in Eurovision as a tribute to the international pop contest. It stars Dana Ivgy, Keren Berger and Yael Bar-Zohar as a group of friends in Tel Aviv who gather to watch…

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