Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux

MET PREMIERE! Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.


Cast & crew
Conductor: Maurizio Benini; Production: David McVicar; Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky, Matthew Polenzani, Elīna Garanča, Mariusz Kwiecien


Consumer advice
Classification exempt


Movie Commences On

July 10th

 

 

 

      
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam DeVine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.


Movie length
113 minutes


Cast & crew
Zac Efron, Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza


Consumer advice
Strong sexual references, drug use and coarse language


Movie Commences On

July 7th

 

 

 

 

      
The Legend of Tarzan

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.


Movie length
125 minutes


Cast & crew
Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, John Hurt


Consumer advice
Mature themes and violence


Movie Commences On

July 7th

 

 

 

 

      
Rams

TAMWORTH FILM SOCIETY || 10th & 13th JULY || ALL WELCOME

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the Hampton's Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks.


Movie length
107 minutes


Cast & crew
Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving


Consumer advice
Coarse language and nudity


Movie Commences On

July 10th

 

 

 

      
Ghostbusters

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

A paranormal researcher (Melissa McCarthy), a physicist (Kristen Wiig), a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway worker (Leslie Jones) try to rid New York of ghosts that can possess humans.


Cast & crew
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth


Movie Commences On

July 14th

 

 

 

 

      
Star Trek Beyond

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

The first leg of the USS Enterprise\'s five year mission takes them into uncharted territory. There the Enterprise is nearly destroyed and strands Kirk and his crew on a remote planet with no means of communication. Kirk must then work with the elements to reunite his crew and get back to Earth.


Cast & crew
Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Idris Elba


Movie Commences On

July 21st

 

 

 

 

      
Lights Out

When Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) left home, she thought that her childhood fears were behind her. As a young girl growing up, she was never really sure of what was real when the lights went out at night. Now, her little brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman) is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that jeopardized her safety and sanity. Holding a mysterious attachment to their mother (Maria Bello), the supernatural entity has returned with a vengeance to torment the entire family.


Movie length
96 minutes


Cast & crew
Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia


Consumer advice
Sustained threat, supernatural themes and violence


Movie Commences On

July 21st

 

 

 

 

      
Jason Bourne

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.


Cast & crew
Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles


Movie Commences On

July 28th

 

 

 

 

      
Our Kind of Traitor

When Peter and his girlfriend, Gail, cross paths with the charismatic Dima on their Moroccan holiday, the forceful Russian is quick to challenge Peter to a friendly game of tennis. But this innocuous contest is not all it seems - Dima is a long-time servant of the Russian mafia, whose new boss, 'The Prince', wants him and his family dead. His only hope is to ask the unsuspecting Peter to broker him sanctuary with the British intelligence services, in return for exposing a vein of corruption that runs right to the heart of the City of London. Soon they find themselves on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps and, with the might of the Russian mafia closing in, begin to realise this particular match has the highest stakes of all... Based on the novel by John le Carré.


Cast & crew
Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård, Naomie Harris


Movie Commences On

July 28th

 

 

 

 

      
Suicide Squad

Based on the legendary "Task Force X," better known as "Suicide Squad" , supervillains accept a secret government mission that will likely result in their deaths.


Cast & crew
Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne


Movie Commences On

August 4th

 

 

 

 

      
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!


Cast & crew
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks, Kathy Bates, Celia Imrie


Movie Commences On

August 4th

 

 

 

      
Elektra

METROPOLITAN OPERA

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.


Movie Commences On

August 7th

 

 

 

      
Bad Moms

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.


Cast & crew
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn


Movie Commences On

August 11th

 

 

 

      
Sausage Party

ADULT ANIMATION

Life is good for all the food items that occupy the shelves at the local supermarket. Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage, Brenda (Kristen Wiig) the hot dog bun, Teresa Taco and Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) can't wait to go home with a happy customer. Soon, their world comes crashing down as poor Frank learns the horrifying truth that he will eventually become a meal. After warning his pals about their similar fate, the panicked perishables devise a plan to escape from their human enemies.


Cast & crew
Voice cast...Paul Rudd, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Danny McBride


Movie Commences On

August 11th

 

 

 

 

      
War Dogs

Based on a true story, “War Dogs” follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the first Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.


Cast & crew
Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, Bradley Cooper


Movie Commences On

August 18th

 

 

      
Free State of Jones

Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES, SEABISCUIT, PLEASANTVILLE), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. FREE STATE OF JONES is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.


Cast & crew
Matthew McConaughey, Sean Bridgers, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw


Movie Commences On

August 18th

 

 

 

 

      
The Shallows

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.


Cast & crew
Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen


Movie Commences On

August 18th

 

 

 

 

      
Kubo and the Two Strings

In this animated fantasy/adventure feature, Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shore-side village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armour once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.


Cast & crew
Voice cast... Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei


Movie Commences On

August 18th

 

 

 

 

      
Ben-Hur

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

A falsely accused Jewish nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his Roman best friend, who betrayed him.


Cast & crew
Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, Haluk Bilginer, Morgan Freeman


Movie Commences On

August 25th

 

 

 

 

      
David Brent: Life on the Road

A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British series, "The Office" as he now fancies himself a rockstar on the road.


Cast & crew
Ricky Gervais, Tom Bennett, Jo Hartley


Movie Commences On

August 25th

 

 

 

      
The Founder

The story of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc.


Cast & crew
Michael Keaton, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman


Movie Commences On

August 25th

 

 

 

 

      
The Space Between Us

Gardner Elliot, the first human born on Mars, begins an online friendship with Tulsa, a teen in Colorado. On his maiden voyage to Earth, the 16-year-old finally gets to experience all the joys and wonders of a world he could only read about. Problems arise when scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand the atmosphere. United with Tulsa and on the run, the interplanetary visitor races against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.


Cast & crew
Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman


Movie Commences On

September 1st

 

 

 

      
The Secret Life of Pets

Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.


Cast & crew
Voice cast... Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Albert Brooks


Movie Commences On

September 8th

 

 

 

 

      
Captain Fantastic

A father who is determined to raise his children in the forest and away from society is forced to bring his family into the real world. Removed from his self-created paradise, he finds his ideas of freedom and family challenged.


Cast & crew
Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn


Movie Commences On

September 8th

 

 

 

      
Sully

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Clint Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.


Cast & crew
Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart; directed by Clint Eastwood


Movie Commences On

September 8th

 

 

      
Our Little Sister

TAMWORTH FILM SOCIETY || 11 & 15 SEPTEMBER || ALL WELCOME

Three sisters live together in their late grandmother's house in the Japanese city of Kamakura. They have lived together since their dad left home for another woman, and their mum imitated her husband by running off with another man... Sachi, 29, the oldest sister, a nurse at the local hospital, acts as a substitute mother to Yoshino, 22, and Chika, 19. When their father dies, they reluctantly attend his funeral - where they meet their thirteen-year-old half-sister Suzu and immediately fall for the spell of this exquisite young creature! Sensing that Yoko, her father's widow, will not be a fit guardian. Sachi invites Suzu to move to Kamakura home...


Movie length
142 minutes


Cast & crew
Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose


Consumer advice
Mild themes and coarse language


Movie Commences On

September 11th

 

 

 

      
Bridget Jones's Baby

Breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) leaves Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack (Patrick Dempsey). Things couldn't be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.


Cast & crew
Renée Zellweger, Emma Thompson, Patrick Dempsey


Movie Commences On

September 15th

 

 

 

 

      
Pete's Dragon

Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence), Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true.


Cast & crew
Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Karl Urban


Movie Commences On

September 15th

 

 

 

      
Café Society

Set in the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.


Cast & crew
Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll, Jeannie Berlin, Ken Stott ... written and directed by Woody Allen


Movie Commences On

September 15th

 

 

 

      
Spin Out

There is nothing on earth like an Australian Bachelors and Spinsters Ball, hundreds of Ute's invade the outback for a weekend of fishtails and spin-outs. Spin Out finds two best mates, Lucy and Billy, going in circles - very fast - It can't last. They've got one night to wake up to their love or they'll be lost for life.


Cast & crew
Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, Lincoln Lewis


Movie Commences On

September 15th

 

 

      
Storks

Storks deliver babies...or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company's top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop - in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world.


Cast & crew
Voice cast... Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelsey Grammer


Movie Commences On

September 22nd

 

 

 

 

      
Nerve

Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.


Cast & crew
Dave Franco, Emma Roberts, Juliette Lewis


Movie Commences On

September 29th

 

 

 

      
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies.


Cast & crew
Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson... Directed by Tim Burton


Movie Commences On

September 29th

 

 

 

 

      
The Magnificent Seven

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story... With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.


Cast & crew
Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Chris Pratt, Matt Bomer, Peter Sarsgaard


Movie Commences On

September 29th

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

Receive our weekly
movie programme
via email:
 



Unsubscribe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month we screen a movie where you can bring along the kids under 5 for free! All parents and carers welcome. Includes morning tea.

 

 

 

 

The G classification is for a general audience.

Material classified PG is not recommended for viewing by persons under 15 without guidance from parents or guardians.

Material classified M is not recommended for persons under 15 years of age. There are no legal restrictions on access.

Material classified MA 15+ is considered unsuitable for persons under 15 years of age. It is a legally restricted category.

Material classified R 18+ is legally restricted to adults. Some material classified R 18+ may be offensive to sections of the adult community.

This film is currently unclassified.