Moving Pictures

Christmas at the Lighthouse cinema

POOLE’s Lighthouse arts centre cinema has two of the must-see films of December on screen in the run-up to Christmas – Paddington 2, from 22nd to 28th, and The Man Who Invented Christmas, from 17th to 26th. The second Paddington film is as delightful as the first, with the same cast (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins,…

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Moviola’s Christmas films

THERE is a decidedly light-hearted feel to most of the December films on the Moviola programme with comedies most in demand, particularly The Time of Their Lives, an escapist old girls romp with Shirley Collins and Joan Collins, Whisky Galore, a remake of the 1949 black and white classic based on Compton Mackenzie’s novel, and…

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Celebrating the Winter Solstice at Bridport

BRIDPORT celebrates the shortest day and the return of the light at the second Winter Solstice Festival, at the Electric Palace from 21st to 23rd December. The event, organised by Afro Celt Sound System and The Imagined Village founder Simon Emmerson, Bridport Electric Palace manager Susan Warren and local writer Margery Hookings, brings together some…

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Walking in the air with the BSO

FAMILIES can really get in the spirit of Christmas with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s live screening of The Snowman on Tuesday 19th December t Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre. There will two performances, also featuring young singers, and The Nutcracker narrated by CBeebies presenter Pui Fan Lee at 3pm and 7pm. The Snowman is a completely…

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It’s A Wonderful Life at the Regent

THE Regent Centre at Christchurch has a double treat for film-goers this Christmas with as screening of everybody’s festive favourite, It’s a Wonderful Life on Wednesday 6th December, and the newly released and hotly Oscar-tipped Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool from Friday 8th. The connection is that the 1946 Frank Capra classic stars Gloria…

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Co-op helps fund for new David Hall screen

CUSTOMERS of the Co-op in South Petherton have raised £1,376.52 towards a new screen for Petherton Picture Show (PPS) which screens films twice a month at the David Hall arts centre, a two-minute walk from the Co-op. Petherton Picture Show chairman Cliff Keating, who is also vice-chairman of Petherton Arts Trust, which owns and runs…

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Let it go and singalong with Frozen

FROZEN is one of the most popular animated films of all time and singalong screenings at Lyme Regis on Saturday 9th December and Dorchester on Monday 18th will be a real festive treat for all the family. Fans of all ages are invited to dress up as their favourite character and come and sing along…

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Sámi Blood wins LUX Film Prize

SAMI Blood, a Swedish/Norwegian/Danish co-production, has won the European Union’s 11th  LUX Film Prize, European Parliament president Antonio Tajani announced in Strasbourg. This beautiful and powerful film was among the LUX finalists screened at the Bath Film Festival at the beginning of November. President Tajani congratulated the three finalists, including the winning film crew, and…

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Rural life on film at Salisbury

THE second programme from Britain on Film on tour, Rural Life, will be shown at Salisbury Arts Centre in a dementia friendly screening on Wednesday 22nd November at 11am. The film is an evocative exploration of the British countryside, showing the diverse and beautiful landscapes of all the home nations. It takes audiences down the…

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Hockney on screen at Street and Poole

TWO local arthouse cinemas at Street and Poole will be screening David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts, the latest exhibition-on-screen event, on Tuesday 21st November. Hockney’s exhibitions attract hundreds of thousands visitors, whether they are in London, New York or Paris, or beyond, and his work continues to be bold and adventurous. Widely…

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