Moving Pictures

Open air cinema at Glastonbury Abbey

IT would be hard to imagine a more beautiful or atmospheric setting for open air cinema than the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, which hosts three days of favourite films from 23rd to 25th August. It is the abbey’s first open air film event, and the choice of big screen favourites should ensure that (weather permitting)…

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Here we go again – open air at Street

THE annual outdoor cinema at The Grange at Clarks Village finishes on Saturday 17th August with the screening of Disney’s  Beauty and the Beast. The weekend is jointly organised by Strode Theatre, Clarks Village and the Alfred Gillett Trust, the Somerset-based charity which preserves the heritage collections of C & J Clark Ltd., the family…

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Summer cinema under the stars

PURBECK Film Festival has three more films on offer in its now traditional cinema under the stars  season. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend there is a triple bill of some of the most successful films this year – How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) on Friday 23rd, Mary Poppins Returns (U) on…

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Drummer Hodge at the Plaza

DORCHESTER’s 2014 community play Drummer Hodge is being shown in a one-off screening at the town’s Plaza Cinema on Friday 2nd August at 7.30pm.. Set in Dorchester at the end of the 19th century, Drummer Hodge was the story of three local families, the Popes, the Uffens and the Hodges, and the impact that the…

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Moviola in August

SOMETIMES Moviola’s monthly programme is dominated by one or two films – sometimes the choice is wide, and August is one of those. As always in high summer, there are fewer venues and fewer films on offer, a mix of recent releases and family-friendly hits. Mary Poppins Returns has the most screenings, at Hinton St…

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Good luck message from a local Lion King

THE Regent Centre at Christchurch has received a special “Good Luck” roar from the Lion King of the Isle of Wight, to celebrate the upcoming run of Disney’s new Lion King film, on screen at the art deco cinema from 9th to 15th August. “It’s going to be a roaring success!” says 12 year old…

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Disney films at Bristol Hippodrome

FOUR classic Walt Disney films are being shown at Bristol Hippodrome this August. Twice each day on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month, audiences can enjoy film and tea in the Piano Bar this summer. The new Sum­mer Movies and After­noon Tea series continues with The Lion King on 23rd and 24th August. Scree­n­ings start at…

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Christchurch Oscar winner talks about his Lion King

THE visual effects supervisor on Disney’s new photorealistic version of The Lion King will be on home ground when he comes to talk to audiences at Christchurch Regent Centre on Saturday 10th August. Elliot Newman, who was Visual Effects Supervisor on the new Lion King movie, who grew up in Christchurch, watching films like Twister…

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Pick’n’mix Moviola in July

MOVIOLA’s July programme looks like a run-down of the most popular and interesting films of the last six months, with no single film dominating the listings for the rural film project’s village hall and community centre circuit. The most popular films are Mary Poppins Returns and Sometimes, Always, Never – a film starring Bill Nighy,…

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Dodge Brothers get Hell’s Hinges swinging

ONE of the great silent western movies gets a new score played live by The Dodge Brothers at Bridport’s Electric Palace on Sunday 16th June at 7pm. The screening of the 1916 classic Hell’s Hinges, directed by and starring William S Hart, follows last autumn’s first silent black and white film, Beggars Of Life, screened…

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