Films showing from Friday October 4 at the Kino:
Joker (15) 122 mins
Todd Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. Also starring Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Collins and Douglas Hodge.
Judy (12A) 118 mins
Winter 1968: Showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood. Will she have the strength to go on? Also starring Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Finn Whittrock and Michael Gambon.
Downton Abbey (PG) 122 mins
The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes it stars the original cast including Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates, Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley and Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley. Also starring are Brendan Coyle, Matthew Goode, Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Philips and Stephen Campbell.
Toy Story 4 (U) 100 mins
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. With the voices of Tom Hanks, Tony Hale, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack, Christina Hendricks and Annie Potts.
Great children’s films for just £9 and for every child ticket bought, an adult goes free. Grab a Kids’ Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free.
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