Lets go to the movies!

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Showing at Rye Community Centre Film Club on Friday December 4 – Paddington (2014 –  95 minutes)  Paddington bear has been with us in book form since 1958 and now finally he gets the big screen treatment.  Using a mix of animation and live action this film is already an enduring favourite with children and adults alike. When the bear arrives at Paddington station from “Darkest Peru” he encounters the Brown family who take him home whilst reluctant Mr Brown (Hugh Bonneville) looks for a home for the bear who has an “endearing” habit of leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.  Co-starring  Sally Hawking, this is a very enjoyable film guaranteed to leave you with that “feel good feeling”. (7pm start, 6:30 doors)

Movies and events at Rye Kino from Friday December 4 include:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 [12A] 137 mins  The final showdown. With the nation of Panem in a full-scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick and Peeta – they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, but the mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Dormer and Julianne Moore

Bridge of Spies [12A] 141 mins  A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events. This is the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the centre of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. This is a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and Ethan and Joel Coen and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Sebastian Koch, Alan Alda and Amy Ryan.

Brooklyn [12A] 112 mins  The profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.

The Lady in the Van [12A] 104 mins. This magical film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Starring Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Jim Broadbent, Frances de la Tour, Roger Allam, Alex Jennings and Gwen Taylor.

Spectre [12A] 150 mins.  007’s back!  A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes as M.

Kids Club

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Paper Planes [U] 97 mins   A comedy drama about a young boy who discovers that he has a talent for making paper aeroplanes. Twelve-year-old Dylan travels to Japan to compete in the world paper plane championships where he meets the junior Japanese champion Kimi. Developing a close bond, they challenge each other to create a plane that has never been seen before. Starring Sam Worthington and Ed Oxenbould.

Great children’s films for only £6.50 and for every child ticket bought an adult goes free! 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:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Opening Night Event  Thursday December 17 from 7pm

May the Force be with you! After an absence of ten years, Star Wars returns to the big screen as visionary director JJ Abrams takes us back to a galaxy far, far away, 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. To mark the occasion, Kino Hawkhurst and Kino Rye will be holding a special opening night event on Thursday December 17  from 7pm.

Tickets cost £22, which includes a specially mixed Star Wars cocktail or glass of prosecco, canapes and, of course, your cinema seat . . . and feel free to dress up for the occasion!

Expected certification 12A with a running time to be confirmed of approximately 140 minutes.The Kino expects very high demand for tickets when booking opens and would recommend that all customers book online if possible. To register to book online, please click here.

Please call Kino Rye on 01797 226293 or Kino Hawkhurst on 01580 754321 for assistance if necessary.

Goya – Visions of Flesh and Blood  Sunday December 6 at 2pm. Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art – a gifted portrait painter and social commentator par excellence. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius is reappraised in a landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London. Through a great collection of unique works and Goya’s letters, we reflect upon the man himself and the world he painted.

Jane Eyre [12A]  LIVE: Tuesday December 8 at 7pm.  This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by the Bristol Old Vic last year, and now Director Sally Cookson brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci  LIVE: Thursday December 10 at 7:15pm  These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers’ Pietro Mascagni and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s masterpieces. Brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto who sets them in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy where the Mafia has a hold. Antonio Pappano conducts a cast that includes charismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio and the thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko with Dimitri Platanias.

The Nutcracker LIVE: Wednesday December 16 at 7:15pm ENCORE: Sunday December 27 at 3pm: Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Peter Wright’s enchanting production retains exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, including the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Matthew Golding, Gary Avis, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.

Please note that Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, opera, ballet or special events

More details of upcoming features are available from the Kino and Rye Community Centre Film Club websites.

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