“Movie Afternoon”

Join us for “Movie Afternoon” at Sprowston Diamond Centre in conjunction with Creative Arts East and Broadland District Council

Monday 8 January 2018   Dunkirk    Action/Drama/History (12A) 105 minutes

May/June 1940. 400,000 British soldiers are holed up in the French port town of Dunkirk. The only way out is via sea, and the Germans have air superiority, bombing the British soldiers and ships without much opposition. The situation looks dire and, in desperation, Britain sends civilian boats to try to evacuate the beleaguered forces. This is that story, seen through the eyes of a soldier amongst those trapped forces, two RAF fighter pilots and a group of civilians on their boat, part of the evacuation fleet.  Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance.

Monday 5 February 2018   The Exception   Drama/Romance/War (15) 107 minutes 

World War II thriller that is filled with espionage and romance in equal measure, The Exception follows German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) as he goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in The Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser’s maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish.  When Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), Head of the SS, decides to come for an unexpected visit with a large platoon of Nazis in tow, the stage is set for a breathtaking showdown, as secrets are revealed, allegiances are tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart.

Monday 5 March 2018   Goodbye Christopher Robin   Biography/Drama (PG) 107 minutes      

Directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold), the film looks at the relationship between children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly MacDonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to many after the First World War but the cost to the family may be greater than any of them anticipated.

Monday 9 April 2018   Murder On the Orient Express Crime/Drama/Mystery (12A) 115 minutes

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this new version of Agatha Christie’s novel, in which the Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot finds himself stranded on a snowbound train in company with thirteen strangers and a corpse.  There cannot be a person in the world who does not know the outcome, so the fun will be watching a cast of top-notch performers including Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and many more go through their paces.  Let’s hope Branagh can muster up a better accent than Albert Finney’s in the 1974 version.

All performances are held at Sprowston Diamond Centre. Doors open at 1.00pm when complimentary refreshments will be served. Film performances start at 1.30pm.

Tickets are £5.00 each (no concessions) and available in person from Sprowston Diamond Centre subject to availability. As this event is becoming very popular we would recommend you purchase in advance to secure a seat.

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Patrons are asked to turn mobile phones off during performances and respect the enjoyment of fellow cinema users.

Please note these films are subject to change.