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February Film Screenings & Events at kinokulture cinema, Oswestry
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Welcome to the February edition of the kinokulture cinema newsletter.

This month sees the return of Exhibition On Screen with 'Young Picasso' and our Live Cinema broadcasts include The National Theatre's 'The Tragedy Of King Richard II' with Simon Russell Beale in the title role and Carlos Acosta's vibrant ballet production of 'Don Quixote' from The Royal Opera House.

"The Favourite', 'Stan & Ollie' and 'Mary Poppins Returns' will all grace our screen this month alongside the Cannes award winning and Oscar nominated 'Shoplifters', independent British films 'Dead In A Week (Or your Money Back)' and 'Tides' alongside a new restoration of Antonioni's classic 1975 film 'The Passenger' starring Jack Nicholson.

And don't forget to put on your glad rags, banish those winter blues and join us for the party with our 'Mama Mia! Here We Go Again!' Sing-Along screening.

all of our February screenings are now on sale and available to book online via our website:

Ticket prices for regular screenings are £7.00 Adult & £5.00 Under 16's

Prices for Event Cinema & Live broadcasts vary depending on the distributor.

Please scroll down to see full information & booking links for all of this month's films.

Doors open 30 minutes before the screening time and parking is available in The Horse Market car park just a short walk from the cinema.

Our cafe/bar space sells a range of light refreshments and is licensed in the evenings and on Saturdays.

The cinema has a loop system and is also  installed with Mobile Connect - Sennheiser's WiFi based system that enables low-latency transmission of audio content to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.  We can now easily provide assistive listening, audio description and interpretation channels to your own mobile phone. all you need to do is download the 'Sennheiser  Mobileconnect' App for free from the Android or ITunes app store and listen through headphones connected to your mobile phone. This service can be used by anyone needing hearing assistance but is also very useful for people who can not understand the indecipherable mumbling of certain actors when they are 'In character'.

We look forward to seeing you this month.
February Film Screenings & Events
at kinokulture cinema

9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
Welcome to Marwen (12A)

Friday 1st February 7:30pm
Saturday 2nd February 7:30pm
Monday 4th February 7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:

Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

When Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) is brutally attacked, his memory is left in tatters and his spirit crushed. He begins to find solace in Marwen, an imaginary Belgian town under Nazi occupation that he constructs in his garden. Peopled by dolls that bear resemblances to his friends and tormentors, Mark escapes into a rich fantasy world that just might be the key to his rehabilitation.

Based on the documentary Marwencol, director Robert Zemeckis handles the mix of a grand story with an uncynical innocent at its heart, just as with Forrest Gump. The dolls of Marwen – played by Janelle Monáe, Diane Kruger, Leslie Mann and Gwendoline Christie, among others – are brought to amazing life with Zemeckis's trademark wizardry, but it's the tale of rebirth that will stay with you.

"A genuine oddity, Welcome To Marwen may not hit the emotional highs but mixes high-concept fun with a sincere attempt to describe trauma in an original visceral way. And Zemeckis' filmmaking remains exemplary." *** Empire Magazine

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Merritt Wever, Eiza González, Gwendolyn Christie, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Zemeckis, Diane Kruger, Neil Jackson
Run time: 116 mins

Oswestry Film Society Screening

Crazy Rich Asians (12A)
Tuesday 5th February 7:30pm

Please note that membership or tickets for Oswestry Film Society screenings cannot be booked through kinokulture.

Please book online through the Oswestry Film Society website:
Or email:

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother. The smash hit rom-com comes garlanded with critical and commercial acclaim.


"Crazy Rich Asians marks a welcome return for the funny, giddy, likeable, glamorous Hollywood romcom." Irish Times

2018. USA. Cert 12A. 121 minutes

Shoplifters (15)

Wednesday 6th February 7:30pm
Thursday 7th February 7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691

The winner of this year's top prize at Cannes, Shoplifters follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Tokyo. Shoplifting to get by, they decide to secretly adopt a little girl foraging for scraps in the freezing cold - before an unforeseen incident begins to test their bond...


It's a welcome return by the renowned Japanese director, Kore-ada (Still Walking, Like Father Like Son) who shines a spotlight on the struggling classes with his usual insight, compassion and humour. A triumph of subtlety over spectacle, Shoplifters is sure to steal your heart.


Hirokazu Kore-eda is now an established Cannes heavyweight and he shows why with this complex and nuanced family drama. ★★★★ - The Guardian


Hirokazu Kore-eda reaffirms himself as one of the world's best auteurs with this heartbreaking drama about a different kind of crime family - Indiewire


Hirokazu Kore-eda's Palme d'Or winner is a thrilling, beautiful tale of Toyko's down-and-outs ★★★★★ - The Telegraph


Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Japan 2018

Cast: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka

Run time: 2 hours, 1 minute

Japanese with English subtitles



The Favourite (15)

Friday 8th February 7:30pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 9th February 7:30pm (SOLD OUT)
Monday 11th February 7:30pm (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 14th February 1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Yorgos Lanthimos's (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) latest and likely most accessible film is an outrageous period comedy with outstanding performances by Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz as its three central characters – all complex, flawed, entirely distinctive women.

The early 18th century: England is fighting the French and a frail, capricious Queen Anne (Colman) sits on the throne; though the country is governed on her behalf by Lady Sarah (Weisz), a close friend who also tends to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. But as the politics of war begin to consume Sarah's time, a new servant, Abigail (Stone) steps into the breach as the Queen's companion; with a rapidly burgeoning friendship that gives Abigail a chance to fulfil her wider ambitions – not letting woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

It's already in receipt of substantial critical acclaim following its first screenings at Venice, where Colman also won Best Actress for her uproarious performance as the wounded, infantile, eternally faddish Anne, a bleak but really hilarious creation; and looks set to be garlanded further. A sometimes bizarre (racing lobsters, anyone?) black comedy of status, The Favourite is full of scabrous, misanthropic wit (thanks to an original script by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara) and wicked intrigue; a perfectly cut diamond of a film.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith, Mark Gatiss
Run time: 120 mins

Exhibition On Screen:
Young Picasso (12A)

Tuesday 12th February 7:00pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10.00 under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167


Many films have dealt with Picasso's later years - the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin?


Somewhat overlooked, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. The film explores the influence of each on the artist, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. Looking carefully at two key early periods - the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period - the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a key painting in the history of art - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, which Picasso painted at 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to such great heights. 


Directed by Phil Grabsky

Running time: 85 minutes.



Tides (15)
Wednesday 13th February 7:30pm January 

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Following an unexplained tragic event, four friends embark on a boat trip to navigate birth, love, death and the canals of southern England. Fuelled by booze, drugs and the beauty of nature, their journey becomes an uplifting meditation on what it means to be middle aged in a world that refuses to grow up. An accomplished debut feature, Tides is a charmingly authentic portrayal of friendship.

"Felber's future in filmmaking looks bright. Tides has an authenticity to it that is hard to come by. Rather than recalling other mumblecore movies, Levinson's Diner and Kasdan's The Big Chill come to mind, portraying friendships with all their ups and downs. This canal trip makes one long for the complications that only come with one's closest friends." **** The Upcoming

Director: Tupaq Felber
Cast: Jon Foster, Robyn Isaac, Simon Meacock, Jamie Zubairi
Run time: 1 hour 38 mins

National Theatre Live:
The Tragedy Of Richard II (12A)  Encore Screening
Thursday 14th February 7:00pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10.00 under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare's Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king's divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.


Run time: 1 hour 55 minutes


This is an encore screening recorded live at The Almeida Theatre on 15th January


Mary Poppins Returns (12A)

Friday 15th February 7:30pm
Saturday 16th February 7:30pm
Monday 18th February 7:30pm
Tuesday 19th February 1:30pm
Thursday 21st February 1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

After their first adventure with their magical nanny, Jane and Michael Banks have grown up – and Michael has three children. And now, 'Mary Poppins Returns' to help them again.
A half term treat for all the family:


They've suffered a personal loss, and the wonder has gone out of their lives. But with the help of the practically perfect Poppins, as well as a local lamplighter named Jack, they'll be able to rediscover the joy and magic they once shared.

Let's go fly a kite for 'Mary Poppins Returns', with Emily Blunt taking up the umbrella as the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious nanny.


Director: Rob Marshall

Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer,Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke

Run time: 130 mins


Oswestry Film Society screening

The Hide (15)

Tuesday 19th February 7:30pm

Please note that membership or tickets for Oswestry Film Society screenings cannot be booked through kinokulture.
Please book online through the Oswestry Film Society website:
Or email:

This little seen film proves you don't need a large cast or exotic locations.  Roy Tunt, a birdwatcher in a hide on the Suffolk mudflats awaits a sighting of the rare sociable plover.  Into the hide crashes Dave, muddy, blood-stained, edgy. As they talk, they discover they have a lot in common and begin to form a friendship until a newsflash on Roy's radio sets them both on a path to tragedy.   (Nowhere near as scary as the trailer imples!!)

"An absorbing drama from two characters in a single location that simmers with menace and builds to a satisfyingly conclusion." The Scotsman

2008. UK. Cert 15. 81 minutes


Royal Opera House Live:
Don Quixote (12A) (Encore Screening)

Wednesday 20th February  7:15pm

Tickets: £15.00 Adult/£10.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the box Office: 01691 238167




Cervantes's story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote's picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – DON QUIXOTE is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.



Mama Mia! Here We Go Again: The Sing-along

Thursday 21st February 7:30pm
Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:

Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Couldn't get enough of this summer's run-away Abba sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again?


Then get your Glad Rags on, banish those Winter Blues and join the party at our special one off screening of

Mama Mia! Here we Go Again Sing-Along.


As if you needed reminding, this follow-up to the blockbusting 2008 stage musical adaptation introduces us to a younger version of Meryl Streep's Donna, played by a vivacious Lily James. To the sound of a multitude of Abba classics, both familiar ('Dancing Queen') and less so ('When I Kissed the Teacher', 'My Love, My Life'), we find out how Donna first came to the Greek island and met her fabled man after midnight.


Returnees Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Starsgard, Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski are joined by a generation of newcomers including Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies. Andy Garcia also joins and there's a showstopping Cher cameo that redefines Abba hit, 'Fernando'.


Director: Ol Parker

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Andy Garcia, Cher, Colin Firth, Dominic Cooper, Lily James, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

Run time: 1 hour 54 minutes


Stan & Ollie (PG)

Friday 22nd February 7:30pm
Saturday 23rd February 7:30pm
Monday 25th February 7:30pm
Wednesday 27th February 1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right - the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

"It is simply terrific - an understated but smartly told crowd-pleaser about the legendary comedy duo in their last act, with wonderful production value, a sharp and surprisingly poignant script and brilliant performances." **** Associated Press

"Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly deliver dynamite performances that capture the expressions and physicality of the star comedians without ever descending into caricature." New York Times

Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: Danny Huston, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Shirley Henderson, Stephanie Hyam, Steve Coogan
Run time: 98 mins


Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) (15)

Tuesday 26th February 7:30pm
Wednesday 27th February 7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167


William Morrison (Anerurin Barnard) is a depressed writer whose desperate attempts to make money and succeed have failed miserably. Incredibly down, his unhappiness leads him to try and commit suicide several times. But no matter what new methods he tries, he keeps on failing at that too.

After nine unsuccessful attempts, he resorts to outsourcing his suicide to Leslie (Tom Wilkinson), a professional hitman who is nearing the end of his retirement. The assassin reassures him that he'll be dead in a week, otherwise he'll get his money back.

At first, William is looking forward to his imminent death. But one day, his luck suddenly changes.
Out of the blue, a publisher gets in touch and informs him that the company she works for would really like to work with him. There also happens to be undeniable chemistry between the pair and love quickly blossoms.
For the first time in his life, William has finally found something worth living for and no longer wants to die. But he's already signed his own death warrant…

At risk of losing the money that was promised, Leslie and the head of the Guild of Assassins, Harvey (Christopher Eccleston), refuse to go back on the deal and are desperately trying to hunt William down. Now he must try and do everything he can to evade his own death before it's too late.

A remarkable debut feature film from Tom Emmunds that cleverly intertwines comedy with drama while still managing to treat a serious subject with the utmost respect, Dead in a Week or Your Money Backfeatures a talented cast including Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Anerurin Barnard (Dunkirk), and Tom Wilkinson (The Truth Can Be Adjusted).

Run time: 1 hour 30 mins

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The Passenger (15)

Thursday 28th February 7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167


When David Locke (Jack Nicholson) impulsively exchanges identities with a businessman he finds dead in a North African hotel room, he believes he's starting anew. But passing himself off as someone else doesn't mean he's escaping the past…

One of the great masterpieces from director Michelangelo Antonioni, this engrossing thriller features some of his most memorable and eloquent images.
Suspense, intrigue, wit, visual beauty, ideas: this classic has them all in spades.

Re released by the BFI after a full 2K Digital restoration

"Shimmers in the mind like a remembered dream" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Dazzling… a superior suspense melodrama" - The New York Times

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Italy/France/Spain 1975 (re release 2019)
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider
Run time: 126 mins

Coming up in March and on sale now...
The return of Borderlines Film Festival & The WOW Wales One World Film Festival.

March truly is our Film Festival month with Borderlines Film Festival opening the month and Wow Wales One World closing it.

Once again we have a fantastic selection of films on offer including Preview screenings, The best of World Cinema and Oscar nominated/Award winning films.

Don't miss out take a look at all our festival screenings and book online through our website:


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