Showing at Rye Community Film Club on Friday April 1 is Suffragette (2015 – 106 minutes). Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) is one of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, striving to gain the vote and a measure of equality for women in the early part of the 20th century. She and her fellow activists are playing a dangerous cat and mouse game with the police, prepared to risk their jobs, homes, children and even their lives in their fight for their rights. Also, starring Anne-Marie Duff. (7pm start, doors 6:30)
Showing at Rye Kino from Friday March 25:
Eddie the Eagle [12A] 106 mins Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a delightful British comedy-drama about Michael “Eddie” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of people around the world by taking part in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Starring Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton and Keith Allen.
Anomalisa  90 mins From the mind of Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Anomalisa is a tender, touching and achingly funny black comedy, filmed entirely in breathtaking stop motion animation. Michael Stone, a husband, father and successful motivational speaker, is crippled by the mundanity of his life, but a chance meeting with Lisa, an unassuming baked goods sales rep from a small country town, throws the dullness into disarray and Michael feels he may have just met someone who can make a change. Smart, humorously absurd, bracingly humane and drawing brilliant performances from David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason-Leigh and Tom Noonan
The Witch  93 mins In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unravelling in the New England wilderness circa 1630 where animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature won the Best Director.
Kids Club – Great children’s films for only £6.50 and for every child ticket bought an adult goes free!
Kung fu Panda 3 (2D) & (3D) [PG] 95 mins He’s back! Kung Fu Panda returns in DreamWorks Animation’s biggest comedy adventure yet. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible – learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
Runs first film at weekends. Grab a Kids Club loyalty card, have it stamped 5 times and get your 6th ticket free!
Special events at Rye Kino to look forward to include:
The Railway Children: Easter Bank Holiday Monday March 28 at 4pm. Filmed at the National Railway Museum in Yorkshire, this is York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning production of E Nesbit’s classic family drama featuring the original locomotive from the much-loved 1970 film. Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis are three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back? – Booking at Rye Kino from 11am Friday February 26 Running time approximately 125 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
Giselle LIVE BALLET: Wednesday April 6 at 7:15pm Giselle is the quintessential romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet’s title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertoire, as Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death. For the ballerina this is a role of two contrasting halves: in Act I she must appear naïve and artless, her dancing alive with an earthy enthusiasm; in Act II she transforms into light and air, her dancing so ethereal as to seem weightless. In Peter Wright’s production, the dual aspect of the ballet is perfectly achieved: the first act dramatized in rich, naturalistic detail and the second with a spectral, moonlit beauty. Starring Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov. Composed by Adolphe Adam, revised by Joseph Horovitz and choreographed by Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Classic world food and film nights in the Silver Room at the Kino. The first is on Thursday April 7 with paella at 7pm followed by Spanish classic thriller The Orphanage at 7:30pm. Tickets £10 which includes a light supper prepared by our kitchen and a regular drink from the bar. Tickets on sale online, by phone and in person on Monday March 21 at 2pm.
Lucia di Lammermoor LIVE OPERA: Monday April 25 at 7:15pm Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th-century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers. It contains what is undoubtedly one of opera’s most poignant and gripping mad scenes, and is regarded as one of Donizetti’s finest works. The opera has not been seen at the Royal Opera House in more than a decade, so this new production by Katie Mitchell will be a particularly important and exciting event. Conducted by Daniel Oren and starring Diana Damrau and Charles Castronovo.
Please note that Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, opera, ballet or special events