A classical culture treat on the big screen at Vue Exeter

Authored by Mary

Three brilliant pieces of classical entertainment are just some of the big screen events coming to Vue Exeter in March. On Tuesday 17th March, Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio comes to the big screen. This new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, is an uplifting story of risk and triumph. Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, with Lisa Davidsen as his wife Leonore (...

Now showing: Cinema for the mind, body and soul

Authored by News Desk

A trip to the cinema can actually be good for us and help us step away from the mounting pressure of being online all the time.

That’s according to new research released today from Vue and University College London, revealing that a few hours behind the big screen can have fascinating benefits on our brain function, social connections, productivity and creativity.

Through an...

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Embark on an epic adventure – via the big screen! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Exeter Corn Exchange on 7-8 February and 25-26 March. The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a selection of adrenaline-packed films, starring athletes and explorers as they venture to the edge of their limits in remote corners of the planet. Witness the world’s best adventure film-makers telling stories of life-affirming journeys with stunning wilderness cinematography – all from the comfort of a cinema seat! As well as gripping short films and a celebratory festival...

Watch films under the stars at Plymouth Arts Centre’s unique Open Air Cinema by the sea

Authored by Sarah Parker

Plymouth Arts Centre has announced the films that will be shown this summer, at the spectacular waterside venues of Tinside Lido, Mount Edgcumbe and Royal William Yard. Plymouth Arts Centre has been taking its cinema on tour each summer for a sell-out series of events since 2012.

The programme has expanded due to popular demand, with two weekends at Tinside Lido. The 1935 Art Deco Lido...

Cinema one of the most popular activities for SW families

Authored by Mary

Ahead of all the great family films coming to screens this summer, Vue Entertainment asked the public about their perfect day out with the family.

Unsurprisingly some of the nation’s favourite activities include a day at the beach and the park with their loved ones.

However, 60% of parents in the South West would choose a trip to the cinema with their family over going to the...

Family films on the Big Screen

Authored by Mary

Buckle up for an exciting adventure with this year's fantastic schedule of blockbusters on the big screen

Film timings are 11am, 1pm and 3pm on each of the following dates

27 July - The Good Dinosaur

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side by side, an Apatosaurus name Ario makes an unlikely human friend.

3 August - Kung Fu Panda 3

Continuing his...

MONDO MONDAY presents: They Live!

Former wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper sticks it to The Man/weird capitalist space aliens in Mr Jon Carpenter’s stone cold classic. This will appeal to those those who felt that what was missing from Invasion of the Body Snatchers was an unnecessarily long fist fight in an alley and for anyone who appreciates the subtle nuance and raw emotion that only a professional wrestler can bring to a screen performance.

Monday 30 November 2015 | 19:00 Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University Tickets: £6.60 | £4.50 concessions | Free to Peninsula Arts Friends


Johnny's House of Horror presents: I Start Counting (1970)

Running time: 107 minutes

Certificate: AA UK

Language: English

Director: David Greene

Cast: Jenny Agutter, Bryan Marshall, Simon Ward, Clare Sutcliffe.

14 year old Wynne (Jenny Agutter, two years before Walkabout) is a schoolgirl who lives with a foster family and is inseparable from her friend Corinne (Sutcliffe). Wynne has crush on her older foster brother George who she suspects may be the man killing local young girls. Agutter is superb as Wynne, poised and intelligent at times and woefully ill-equipped at others, in this often overlooked classic...

Tell England (1931)

Running time: 85 minutes Certificate: UK Language: English

Director: Anthony Asquith, Geoffrey Barkas Cast: Fay Compton, Carl Harbord, Dennis Hoey. Introduction by Dr Simon Topping, Plymouth University

Tell England is set before the outbreak of WW1 and shows the friendship between two men before they enlist. Both directors had close memories of Gallipoli, as did Fay Compton's brother, Compton Mackenzie. Asquith's father H. H. Asquith had been Prime Minister at the time of the Gallipoli Landings, a fact which drew press attention to the film, while Geoffrey Barkas...

Autumn films at Plymouth Arts Centre

Authored by Mary

September October 2015 Films at Plymouth Arts Centre

Iris (12A)

Tues 15, 6pm Wed 16, 2.30 and 6pm Thurs 17, 8.30pm Dir. Albert Maysles, US, 2015, 80 mins. The last film from legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimmie Shelter) is a bittersweet documentary about Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style expert who has had...


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