Films4Tenby: Where The Crawdads Sing on 6th December

Films4Tenby will be showing the mystery thriller Where The Crawdads Sing (2022, 125 mins, cert 15) at the De Valence on 6th December with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

The film is based on the acclaimed 2018 novel by Delia Owens and is produced by Reese Witherspoon (although sadly she doesn’t appear in the film). The brilliant British actress Daisy Edgar-Jones (Cold Feet, Normal People) stars as Kya, a young woman who raises herself alone in the North Carolina marshes in the 1950s and finds herself accused of a murder by the local townsfolk.

Fans of To Kill a Mockingbird will love this very similar tale of an innocent accused in historical America. The soundtrack features a title song by Taylor Swift.

Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

Voting forms are now available for our upcoming 2023 programme – please vote at the box office outside the doors and feel free to add any titles that you would like to see that we may have missed.

COMING SOON…20th December: Last Christmas, 27th December: Fighting with My Family, 3rd January: Double Bill – DC League of Superpets and Jurassic World: Dominion

Films4Tenby: Top Gun: Maverick on 22nd November

If you find yourself feeling ‘The Need for Speed’ then jet over to Films4Tenby at the De Valence on 22nd November for our showing of Top Gun: Maverick (2022, 130 mins, cert 12A) with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

Returning from the original 1986 film are Tom Cruise as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell and the always excellent Val Kilmer as Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky, joined this time out by Jennifer Connelly as Penny Benjamin, a character that was mentioned several times in the original but never seen.

The story follows Maverick training a new generation of fighter pilots, including the son of his best friend Goose who died in the original. Ridley Scott’s brother Tony was originally going to direct before his death in 2012 so this time Joseph Kosinski is at the helm. The film has generated an incredible $1.5 billion at the box office to become the highest grossing film of 2022 and of Tom Cruise’s career. Harold Faltermeyer who composed the iconic music score of the original has returned with the theme song sung by Lady Gaga.

Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

COMING SOON…6th December: Where The Crawdads Sing, 20th December: Last Christmas, 27th December: Fighting With My Family, 3rd January: Double Bill – DC League of Superpets and Jurassic World: Dominion

Films4Tenby: Downton Abbey: A New Era on 8th November

Following our showing of the first film in May, Films4Tenby will be returning to Britain’s best-loved abbey for the 20th film of our 2022/23 season, Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022, 125 mins, cert PG) on 8th November with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

The story picks up in 1928 with Violet (Maggie Smith) inheriting a villa in the South of France while a film production company decides to shoot a silent film called ‘The Gambler’ at Downton, with the funds paying for much-needed roof repairs.

The original cast all return and are joined this time out by Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Dominic West. Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

COMING SOON…22nd November: Top Gun: Maverick, 6th December: Where The Crawdads Sing, 20th December: Last Christmas, 27th December: Fighting With My Family, 3rd January: Double Bill – Details to follow

Films4Tenby: Knives Out on 18th October

Films4Tenby will be showing Knives Out (2019, 130 mins, cert 12A) on 18th October with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

This is an Agatha Christie-style whodunnit murder mystery set in modern-day Boston directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Last Jedi). Daniel Craig takes a more cerebral approach here than action hero James Bond as Detective Benoit Blanc with supporting roles of the cast of ‘usual suspects’ played by Chris Evans, Ana DeArmas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson and Christopher Plummer in his final film role as the murder victim, Harlowe Thrombey.

The film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. A sequel will be released on Netflix in December. Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

COMING SOON…8th November Downton Abbey: A New Era, 22nd November: Top Gun: Maverick,

Films4Tenby: Spencer on 4th October

As this year marks the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s untimely death, Films4Tenby will be showing the Biopic Spencer (2021, 117 mins, cert 12) on 4th October with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

The story is set during Christmas 1991, as Diana Spencer contemplates divorce from Prince Charles and her life with the royal family. Kristen Stewart was Oscar nominated (and also won an incredible 13 Critics Choice awards) for her turn as Diana. The rest of the cast includes Stella Gonet as the late Queen Elizabeth II, Richard Sammel as Prince Philip, Jack Farthing as Prince Charles, Emma Darwall-Smith as Camilla Parker-Bowles, Jack Nielen as Prince William and Freddie Spry as Prince Harry.

Ken Wharfe, Diana’s former bodyguard, commented on the film ‘Out of all the people who have played Diana over the past 10 years, Stewart is the closest to her’.

Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

Book a 2-course pre-screening meal at the Fuchsia Caffe for £13, get in touch with them directly.

COMING SOON…18th October Knives Out, 8th November Downton Abbey: A New Era, 15th November: Top Gun: Maverick, 26th November Last Christmas

Fims4Tenby: Dune on 20th September

After a brief break for Iron Man, Films4Tenby will be showing Dune (2021, 156mins, cert 12A) on 20th September with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm. This is the second big screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, widely regarded as the greatest Science Fiction novel of all time.

The story, set in the distant future, follows young Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) and his family as they take over Spice production duties on the planet of Arrakis, also known as Dune. Spice is the most valuable substance in the universe, expanding consciousness and extending life, and the Atreides’ bitter ancestral enemies, House Harkonnen, will not let it go without a fight. And in the deep desert, amid the gargantuan Sand Worms, dwell the mysterious tribes of the Fremen…The starry cast includes Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem and Zendaya. Dune was nominated for 10 Oscars winning 6 for Best Sound, Original Score, Film Editing, Production Design, Visual Effects and Cinematography.

A second film covering the second half of the first novel is currently in production and due for release in late 2023.

Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

COMING SOON…4th October Spencer, 18th October Knives Out, 8th November Downton Abbey: A New Era, 15th November: Top Gun: Maverick, 26th November Last Christmas

Films4Tenby double bill: Clifford the Big Red Dog and Elvis on 23rd August

Films4Tenby will be having another double bill on 23rd August at the De Valence. The first film with the doors opening at 3:30pm and the film starting at the earlier time of 4:00 will be Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021, 96 mins, cert PG) based on the children’s books by Norman Bridwell and starring Jack Whitehall, Sienna Guillory and John Cleese. Admission is £3 on the afternoon, £10 for a Family of Four.

We will be following this with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm with our most-requested film of the year so far, Elvis (2022,159 mins, cert 12). The story of the life of the King comes from visionary director Baz Luhrmann (Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Australia, The Great Gatsby) brought to the screen with his trademark dazzling energy and style and stars Austin Butler as Elvis Presley (who won Best Actor at the Hollywood Critics Midseason Awards for his efforts) with the ever-brilliant Tom Hanks as Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker, Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley and Richard Roxburgh as Vernon Presley. Other familiar characters in the cast include Little Richard, producer Sam Phillips, and singers Mahalia Jackson and Big Mama Thornton. The film went on to become the second highest grossing music biopic of all-time after Bohemian Rhapsody and Elvis’ daughter Lisa-Marie Presley has called it ‘nothing short of spectacular’. Come and join us if you can for a rocking evening of fun and be prepared to end up All Shook Up!. Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

Films4Tenby double bill: The Boss Baby 2 and Spiderman: No Way Home on 9th August

Films4Tenby will be having another double bill on 9th August at the DeValence. The first animated film with the doors opening at 3:30pm and the film starting at the earlier time of 4:00 will be The Boss Baby 2 (2021, 107 mins, Cert PG). This is the sequel to the 2017 original film and features the voices of Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, Jeff Goldblum, Eva Longoria and Lisa Kudrow. The story follows the Templeton brothers back together after Tim’s daughter Tina requests Baby Corp to stop a professor erasing childhoods all over the world. Admission is £3 on the afternoon, £10 for a Family of Four.

We will be following this with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm with the 8th standalone big-screen Spider Man adventure and 27th film in the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe – Spider Man: No Way Home (2021, 148 mins, Cert 12A). The film acts as something of a ‘greatest hits’ of the Spider Man franchise with three returning Spider Men (Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland) and no less than FIVE returning villains – Green Goblin, Dr Octopus, Sandman, Lizard and Electro. Benedict Cumberbatch guest stars as Dr Strange. This was the highest grossing film of 2021 and nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar. Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four. Please note the running time and certificate – this may be unsuitable for very young children. COMING SOON: 23rd August double bill Clifford the Big Red Dog and Elvis.

Films4Tenby Double bill: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Operation Mincemeat on 26th July

Films4Tenby will be having a special double bill on 26th July at the DeValence. The first film with the doors opening at 4pm and the film starting at 4:30 will be Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022, 122 mins, Cert PG) based on the popular Sega Videogames character and featuring the voices of Ben Schwartz and Idris Elba and Jim Carrey as Dr Robotnik. The film went on to become the highest grossing videogame film in the USA.

We will be following this with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm with the Second World War Film Operation Mincemeat (2021, 128 mins, Cert 12). The film is based on Ben MacIntyre’s book and stars Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Kelly MacDonald (Trainspotting), Matthew Macfayden (Spooks) and Penelope Wilton. The story follows the Allied forces trying to fool the Germans into believing that they will invade Greece.

Admission for both films is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

COMING SOON…9th August Spiderman: No Way Home, 23rd August Cruella. Thanks to everyone who has requested Top Gun 2 and Elvis, we will look into these when the DVDs become available in the next couple of months.

Operation Mincemeat

Films4Tenby: Promising Young Woman on 5th July

Films4Tenby will be showing the highly acclaimed Promising Young Woman (2020, 113 mins, Cert 15) on 5th July at the DeValence with the doors opening at 6:30pm and the film starting at 7pm.

Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go, Drive, Shame, The Great Gatsby) gives perhaps the best performance of her career to date as Cassie Thomas, a 30 year old medical school dropout looking for justice following the rape and suicide of her best friend Nina Fisher. The fabulous script by first-time director Emerald Fennell (who also wrote for Killing Eve) is full of unexpected twists and turns and darkly comedic moments with a truly shocking climax.

The film works both as a revenge thriller and a timely social commentary. There are memorable supporting performances from the likes of Adam Brody and Alfred Molina in important roles. The film was nominated for 5 Oscars, winning Best Original Screenplay, and also winning BAFTAs for the Screenplay and Outstanding British Film. Mulligan deservedly won 5 awards for her incredible performance.

Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members.