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All is True (2018)

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust “All is True” is a British fictional film about the final years of William Shakespeare’s life in Stratford upon Avon. It was written by Ben Elton, better known as the scriptwriter of TV comedies, including Upstart Crow, which also delves into Shakespeare’s life in Stratford and London. […]

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Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust A British-Canadian animated romantic comedy, loosely based on Romeo & Juliet, but firmly set in Stratford-upon-Avon. A strong British voice cast, including James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, and Ozzy Osbourne, adds depth to the film. Elton John provided financial backing through […]

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You, Me & Him (2017)

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust Filmed entirely in Stratford-upon-Avon, this quirky love story revolves around a gay couple, Olivia and Alex and their straight but amorous neighbour John. Both women choose to become pregnant, but their differing approaches to achieving this goal – and john’s role in both this and their […]

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If… (1968)

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust A British satirical drama with surreal elements. This film ​focusses on the issues bubbling beneath the surface of a highly disciplined public ​school. It graphically illustrates what could happen if untrained people are given power and the rebellion ensues. The film prompts viewers to discern between […]

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The Haunting (1963)

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust This Classic ghost story is based on the novel “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson, with exteriors filmed at Ettington Park (now Ettington Park Hotel) in South Warwickshire. Ettington Park was chosen as a quintessential neo-gothic building with a perfect atmosphere to generate the […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968)

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust Filmed at Compton Verney House & Grounds in South Warwickshire in the days before it became an art gallery some 20 years ago, this presentation offers in some ways a conventional version of the play. It employs both period and contemporary styles, with the lovely Compton […]

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust On a wild and rain-swept late-November evening, somewhere at an empty stretch of road outside Ohio’s merry Denton, blissfully-affianced, prudish, boringly-innocent young pair Brad Majors  and Janet Weiss find themselves stranded on their way to visit an ex-tutor. Instead, the couple will inadvertently unearth the cross-dressing […]

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Allelujah

When a geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back to galvanise the local community. Directed Richard Eyre Released March 2023 Cast includes: Jennifer Saunders, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, David Bradley Cert: 12A Running Time 99 minutes Friday 3rd November at 19:30pm. Tickets are just £5 […]

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The Great Escaper

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust Based on a true story that made national news about pensioner Bernard Jordan who in 2014, absconded from his care home in Hove, Sussex UK to attend an event in France marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. After the local Police were notified the […]

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La La Land

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust The story of aspiring actress Mia and dedicated jazz musician Sebastian, who struggle to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern-day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what’s more […]

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust When Harold learns his friend Queenie is dying, he is moved to act. He leaves home, walking to the post box to send her a letter, until he realises a letter is not enough. In that moment Harold decides to keep walking, all the way to […]

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Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Pt 1

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust Ethan Hunt and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the world’s fate at stake and dark forces […]

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bear Pit Community Cinema Supported  by Stratford Town Trust An inexperienced witch’s adventures take her and her children from WWII England to a mythical land where jungle animals rule–all via an enchanted flying bed. Director Robert Stevenson Released 1971 Cast includes: Sam Jaffe, Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, David Tomlinson Cert: PG Running Time 118 minutes […]

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Shakespeare in Love

The worlds greatest playwright, William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes), is suffering from writers block for his play Romeo and Ethel, the pirates daughter. Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) disguises herself as a man to audition and gets the part of Romeo. Come and see what happens next. Sunday 23rd April at 19:30pm. Tickets are just £5 […]

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Flash Gordon

“GORDON’S ALIVE”” We’re screening FLASH GORDON with a stellar cast: Sam J Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Brian Blessed, Max Von Sydow, Timothy Dalton,  and Omelia Muti on Saturday 25th March at 19:30pm. Tickets are just £5 on the door (cash or card). Why not re-live the 80’s and enjoy the music of Queen. We’d love […]

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Casablanca

We’re screening CASABLANCA starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on Friday 17th February at 1930pm. Tickets are just £5 on the door (cash or card). Come along. We’d love to see you!

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Les Miserables

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker’s daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. Directed by Tom Hooper WATCH THE TRAILER

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