Category Archives: De Valence Pavilion

‘Book Club’ on Feb 5th at 7.30pm at the De Valence.

Book Club is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Bill Holderman, in his directorial debut, and written by Holderman and Erin Simms. It stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen as four friends who read Fifty Shades of Grey as part of their monthly book club, and subsequently begin to change how they view their personal relationships. The film was released on May 18, 2018, by Paramount Pictures, received mixed reviews from critics and was a box office success grossing over $89 million worldwide against its $10 million budget.

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

Everyone is welcome – entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member of Films4Tenby.

A meal at the Fuchsia Caffe can be booked in advance – £10 for a 2 course pre-screening meal.

The De Valence bar will be open and popcorn available.

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‘The Breadwinner’ at the De Valence on Tuesday 22nd Jan.

The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated drama film by Cartoon Saloon directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin and Angelina Jolie. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, the film was an international co-production between Canada, Ireland, and Luxembourg, and received a limited release on 17 November 2017.
The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Breadwinner received a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.

This will be screened at 7.30pm and will be £5 or £4 for members of Films4Tenby. The bar at the De Valence will be open and popcorn will be available.

The Fuchsia Caffe offers a 2 course pre-screening meal for £10 which needs to be booked directly with them.

Otherwise, everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!

‘Mamma Mia! Here we go again!’ Jan 8th 7.30pm De Valence Pavilion

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a 2018 jukebox musical romantic comedy film written and directed by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker, Catherine Johnson, and Richard Curtis. It is a follow-up to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, which in turn is based on the musical of the same name using the music of ABBA. The film features an ensemble cast, including Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Andy García, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Cher, and Meryl Streep. Both a prequel and a sequel, the plot is set after the events of the first film, and also features flashbacks to 1979, telling the story of Donna Sheridan’s arrival on the island of Kalokairi and her first meetings with her daughter Sophie’s three possible fathers.
Due to the financial success of the first film, Universal Pictures had long been interested in a sequel. The film was officially announced in May 2017, with Parker hired to write and direct. In June 2017, many of the original cast confirmed their involvement, with James being cast in the role of Young Donna that July. Filming took place from August to December 2017 in Croatia, and at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England. A British and American joint venture, the film was co-produced by Playtone, Littlestar Productions and Legendary Entertainment.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again premiered at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on July 16, 2018, and was released in the United Kingdom and the United States on July 20, 2018, ten years to the week after its predecessor’s release, in both standard and IMAX formats. The film has been a box office success, grossing over $393 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews, with critics praising the performances and musical numbers.

A pre-screening meal is available from the Fuschia Caffe, please book directly  with them.

The bar at the De Valence will be open and popcorn will be available.

Everyone is welcome. Entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member of Films4Tenby.

‘Swimming with Men’ December 11th 7.30pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby.

Rob Brydon plays Eric, a Reggie Perrin-like middle-aged accountant having an existential crisis about the metaphysical meaninglessness of existence. He’s sick of his job, sick of his commute, and convinced that his wife (Jane Horrocks), a budding local councillor, is having an affair with her very smarmy boss.

Eric moves out, drinks himself silly and, in somewhat random circumstances, is recruited by a synchronised swimming team he meets in his local pool. The other seven members are just as lost as he is – men of different ages and social backgrounds coping with bereavement, divorce or the unwelcome attentions of the police by escaping into the pool.

Joining them he starts to find a new lease of life, culminating in a trip to the World Championships in Italy. Will they take home the trophy?

There is a review and trailer here:  Guardian review

The De Valence bar will be open and popcorn will be available.

You can book a 2 course pre-screening meal at the Fuschia Caffe for £10.

Everyone is welcome!

 

The Shape of Water is at the De Valence on Tuesday September 18th at 7.30pm.

The Shape of Water is a 2017 American dark fantasy drama film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer. Set in Baltimore, Maryland in 1962, the story follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a captured humanoid amphibian creature. Filming took place in Ontario, Canada, between August and November 2016.
The film was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered on August 31, 2017, and was awarded the Golden Lion for best film. It was also screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It began a limited release in two theaters in New York City on December 1, 2017, before expanding on December 8, 2017, and grossed $195 million worldwide.
The Shape of Water received critical acclaim for its acting, screenplay, direction, visuals, production design, and musical score, with many critics calling the film del Toro’s best work since Pan’s Labyrinth; the American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 films of the year. The Shape of Water received a number of awards and nominations, including thirteen nominations at the 90th Academy Awards, where it won for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Original Score. It was nominated for seven awards at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, winning for Best Director and Best Original Score, and 12 at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, winning three awards, including Best Director. A novelization by del Toro and Daniel Kraus was published on March 6, 2018.

A review can be found  here :  guardian   or here: telegraph.

This screening is open to everyone. No booking is required, just pay on the night…Entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member of Films4Tenby.Membership is £10 annually due in May each year.
The bar at the De Valence will be open and snacks from the café can be ordered from the bar. Popcorn is also available.
A 2 course pre-screening (6pm) meal is available from the Fuchsia Caffe for £10 which must be booked directly with them.
To receive a reminder email for these films, sign up here: Films4Tenby sign up page

 

‘The Post’ is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st August at the De Valence.

The Post is a 2017 American historical political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. It stars Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post, with Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, and Matthew Rhys in supporting roles. Set in 1971, The Post depicts the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents regarding the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War.
Principal photography began in New York City in May 2017. The film premiered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on December 14, 2017, and began a limited release in the United States on December 22, 2017. It had a wide release on January 12, 2018, and grossed $177 million worldwide.
The film received largely positive reviews, with critics praising the performances (particularly those of Streep, Hanks, and Odenkirk) and noting the references and allusions to the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. The Post was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2017 and was named as one of the top 10 films of the year by Time and the American Film Institute. The film was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress (for Streep) at the 90th Academy Awards, and also received six nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Actress – Drama (for Streep), Best Actor – Drama (for Hanks), Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.

A review can be found here: observer film review

This screening is open to everyone. No booking is required, just pay on the night…Entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member of Films4Tenby.

Membership is £10 annually due in May each year.

The bar at the De Valence will be open and snacks from the café can be ordered from the bar. Popcorn is also available.

A 2 course pre-screening meal is available from the Fuchsia Caffe for £10 which must be booked directly with them.

To receive a reminder email for these films, sign up here: Films4Tenby sign up page

‘Three Billboards outside Epping, Missouri’ is on at the De Valence Pavilion at 7.30 on Tuesday August 14th.

Please note the change of date – the next film at the De Valence is on the 14th August not the 7th August as previously advertised due to a clash with the pop-up screening on St Catherine’s Island – we now use the same equipment!

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 dark comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Martin McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand as a mother who rents three billboards to call attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder. Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage appear in supporting roles. It was released in the United States in November 2017 and in the United Kingdom in January 2018 by Fox Searchlight Pictures and grossed $159 million worldwide.
At the 90th Academy Awards, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was nominated for seven awards and won Best Actress (McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Rockwell). At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, it won Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress – Drama (McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Rockwell) and Best Screenplay. It won three SAG Awards, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and five BAFTA Film Awards, including Best Film and Outstanding British Film.

There is a review and trailer here: guardian review
Entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member (annual membership is £10 starting in May each year). No booking required, please come along. The bar will be open beforehand and popcorn is available…
A 2 course pre-screening meal is available from the Fuchsia Caffe for £10 which needs to be booked directly with them…Fuschia Caffe.