Category Archives: Film

Films4Tenby: Death on the Nile on 7th February

If the winter blues are getting you down, why not join Films4Tenby on a trip to 1937 Egypt for our showing of Death on the Nile (2022, 127 mins, cert 12) on the 7th February at the De Valence with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

Kenneth Branagh stars as famed Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot in this Agatha Christie murder whodunit and also directs following his success with Murder on the Orient Express.

This time, the attention shifts to a Nile river cruise that turns deadly for one of the passengers.

The cast of suspects includes Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.

The next film in the series, A Haunting in Venice, is due for cinema release in late 2023.

COMING SOON………..21st February: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, March (dates to be advised): Don’t Worry Darling and Emily, Easter: Avatar: The Way of Water

Films4Tenby: The Railway Children Return on 24th January

Films4Tenby will be showing The Railway Children Return (2022, 98 mins, Cert PG) on 24th January at the DeValence with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

This is the sequel to the 1970 classic The Railway Children and features national treasure and Call the Midwife star Jenny Agutter returning from the original (although sadly Sally Thomsett and Gary Warren are not with her this time) along with Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay and John Bradley.

This time the story is set in 1944 as bombings plague Britain and siblings Lily, Pattie and Ted are evacuated from Manchester to Yorkshire. This is a charming and heartwarming tale that is sure to please fans of the original and fans of steam locomotives.

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

COMING SOON…..7th February: Death on the Nile

Films4Tenby: Last Christmas on 20th December

Films4Tenby will be celebrating the festive season with a showing of the seasonal feel-good romantic comedy Last Christmas (2019, 103 mins, cert 12A) at the De Valence on 20th December with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

The story stars Emilia Clarke (still most famous as Danerys in Game of Thrones) as Kate, an aspiring singer whose life is a bit messy and is stuck in a dead-end job in a Christmas shop. Could Tom, the tall dark stranger she meets (Henry Golding), help to turn her life around?

Emma Thompson co-stars as Kate’s mum (she also wrote the screenplay) with Michelle Yeoh as Santa, Kate’s boss at the shop.

The film features the music of George Michael and Wham!, including the title track.

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.., 3rd January: Double Bill – DC League of Superpets and Jurassic World: Dominion, 10th January Mrs Harris Goes to Paris, 24th January The Railway Children Return

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

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: 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.