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Dr Who Double Bill (U)

Dr Who Double Bill
Starring Peter Cushing as The Doctor Lovingly restored and remastered in 4K we are delighted to welcome the timelord back on the big screen for Dr. Who: Classic Movie Double Bill this July. Directed by Gordon Flemyng, featuring the legendary Peter Cushing as everyone’s favourite timelord and also starring Roy Castle, Bernard Cribbins, Jennie Linden and Roberta Tovey. Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) were the first time the good Doctor was ever seen in colour and on the big screen! Despite not being part of the BBC’s Doctor Who IP, these films have remained a firm favourite amongst the ‘Whoniverse’ and are much loved by fans across the world.

Book Tickets

Sunday 10 Jul 202214:00

Elvis (12A)

Elvis

The man. The legend. The King of Rock & Roll. The life story of Elvis Presley as seen through the complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Book Tickets

Saturday 25 Jun 202213:4517:0020:30
Sunday 26 Jun 202213:3016:4520:15
Monday 27 Jun 202213:4517:0020:30
Tuesday 28 Jun 202213:45 (HOH SUBTITLED)17:0020:30
Wednesday 29 Jun 202213:4517:0020:30
Thursday 30 Jun 202212:4516:00 (HOH SUBTITLED)19:30 (Closed)
Friday 1 Jul 202211:15 (Closed)14:30 (Closed)
Saturday 2 Jul 202215:45 (Closed)19:30 (Closed)
Sunday 3 Jul 202215:15 (Closed)19:00 (Closed)
Monday 4 Jul 202213:00 (Closed)20:00 (Closed)
Tuesday 5 Jul 202213:00 (Closed)20:00 (Closed)
Wednesday 6 Jul 202211:30 (Closed)20:00 (Closed)
Thursday 7 Jul 202213:10 (Closed)16:30 (Closed)

Pickpocket (PG)

Pickpocket

PICKPOCKET (1959), one of the greatest films of the minimalist French director Robert Bresson (1901-1999).


In Paris in the late 1950s, Michel (Martin LaSalle, a non-professional actor at the time), a young man of intellectual background but unemployed, makes his living through petty theft from strangers. Caught out in an unsuccessful attempted theft at a horse race, he tries to justify the exhilaration of the expert thief to the police inspector who interviews him, gloomily and quite openly betraying his own feeling of superiority to society coupled with a certain urge towards self-destruction. He is released, but kept under observation. The death of Michel's mother (whom he had also stolen from), and the reactions of his friends Jacques and Jeanne, stir up his conscience. But when he meets a master pickpocket who trains him and takes him on as a partner, he reverts to theft with dedicated, albeit pessimistic, enthusiasm.


In his fifth feature, a character study of a petty thief - who does not primarily steal for financial gain - Bresson's screenplay was inspired by Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. Using terse narration by Michel himself and showing his diary entries, Bresson's austere, stylish drama, brilliantly edited to reveal Michel's practice and skill in sleight of hand, seeks to understand the reasons for his immoral behaviour.


PICKPOCKET is a favourite of contemporary directors including Werner Herzog, Lynne Ramsay and Richard Linklater, and heavily influenced Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese's TAXI DRIVER.


Intentionally not a thriller but certainly not without suspense, Bresson's film is profoundly ambivalent about Michel's ethics, sexuality (he seems aroused by his thefts), his capacity for compassion and his courtship of suspicion in others. His isolation, however, is undeniable. A riveting morality tale reminiscent of both Hitchcock and Dostoevsky, it's imbued with the director's distinctive rigour. Part of the Phoenix's CLASSIC season.


Book Tickets

Sunday 17 Jul 202213:30
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