Hebden Bridge Picture House | FILMS SHOWING

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Fri 18th to Sun 20th, Tues 22nd (P&B) & Thurs 24th July
This stirring drama is based on the remarkable true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy officer (Matthew Goode) sent to live with his uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) in 18th century England.

Sat 19th to Thurs 24th July
Angelina Jolie is superbly cast as uber-Disney villainess Maleficent in Robert Stromberg’s directorial debut exploring the untold story of Sleeping Beauty’s evil queen, and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turned her pure heart to coldest stone.


(Delayed) Live Broadcast from the National Theatre

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

Fri 25th July to Thurs 7th August
Dean DeBlois’ energetic sequel sets its scene five years after the phenomenally successful original, when Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races, the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories

Fri 25th to Sun 27th & Thurs 31st July
Clint Eastwood helms this film version of the wildly successful, Tony Award-winning jukebox musical about the four young men from the rough side of New Jersey who came together to form iconic 1960s group Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons…

Tues 29th & Weds 30th July
Omar, the gripping new thriller from Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) is a tense drama about three childhood friends protesting the occupation of Palestine. A young man whose village has been separated down the middle by the infamous wall, Omar lives on one side, with his friends on the other.

Thurs 31st July
A film about Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, who rose to prominence as the voice of the 90s Riot Girrl movement. Outspoken and opinionated, she was loathed by her critics and loved by her adoring fans – who wondered why, in 2010, Hanna suddenly went silent.

Fri 1st – Sun 3rd & Thurs 7th August
This Mediterranean-set, romantic musical romp is reminiscent of Mamma Mia. Hannah Arterton is Taylor, visiting her sister Maddie in Italy who surprises her with the news that she’s getting married. Equally surprising is who she’s getting married to – Taylor’s ex (and potentially the love of her life) Raf.

Sun 3rd – Tues 5th August
Jon Favreau (Swingers) directs and stars in this vibrant comedy-drama – with an excellent cast including Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr. – as Carl, a volatile chef who quits his job in LA after clashing with his restaurant’s controlling owner (Hoffman) to return home to Miami with his tail between his legs.


Broadcast Live from the National Theatre

Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) are to provide the music for Euripides’ powerful tragedy MEDEA, in a new version written by Ben Power and directed by Carrie Cracknell.