Sat 29th and Sun 30th November
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Sat 6th and Sun 7th December
This delightful family comedy follows Alexander, an ordinary 11-year-old boy, and his family on a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day” caused – perhaps – by his frustration at their seemingly perfect lives compared to his own accident-prone existence.
Sun 14th and Thurs 18th December
Photographer Elaine Constantine’s debut focuses on the musical phenomenon that swept the north of England’s youth culture in the 60s and 70s. It’s an authentic, uplifting drama about two friends whose horizons are expanded by their discovery of black American soul music, with supporting turns from Steve Coogan, Lisa Stansfield and Ricky Tomlinson amongst others.