Saturday 30 March 2019

Kinokulture cinema Oswestry April events

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Welcome to the April edition of the kinokulture cinema newsletter.

We are very pleased to announce that we have successfully managed to negotiate a new five year lease on our building and would like to thank all of our customers, volunteers and industry colleagues for the tremendous support shown to us during this difficult time.

The cinema will be closed for some internal maintenance from 10th April re opening on Tuesday 16th April for the final screening of Oswestry Film Society's current season 'Thoroughbreds'.

Due to increased costs we will be introducing a new pricing structure for our regular film programme from 17th April. Please see below for the new ticket prices. We will retain our current ticket prices for live broadcasts and event cinema.

April sees the final screening for WOW: Wales One World Film Festival with the dreamy Chilean coming of age drama 'Too Late To Die Young'. The WOW festival screenings really have wowed our audiences this year so we hope you won't miss this opportunity.

Over the Easter holidays we have plenty of fun family entertainment with 'The Lego movie 2', "The Kid Who Would Be King', 'Dumbo' and Melissa McCarthy & Richard E. Grant in the award winning 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

This month we also pleased to welcome back The LADS with their all Women performance 'The Voices Of Eve'.

all of our April 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

From 17th April:
£8.00 Adults
£7.00 16-30's, Student, Unwaged (proof of status required)
£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.
April Film Screenings & Events
at kinokulture cinema

9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
All Is True (15)

Friday 29th March 7:30pm   SOLD OUT
Saturday 30th March 7:30pm
Monday 1st April 7:30pm
Thursday 4th April 1:30pm

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

Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Kenneth Branagh's latest film, a passion project about a neglected period in the final years of William Shakespeare, comes with an original screenplay by Ben Elton. In 1613 Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of his age. But when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

"It dodges the pitfalls of luvviedom and period camp to produce a fiercely intelligent and poignant drama about family, grief and the tyranny of genius" Kevin Maher, The Times

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Judy Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen
UK, 2018
Run Time: 1 hour 41 minutes

Oswestry Film Society Screening

Apostasy (15)

Tuesday 2nd April 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:



Jehovah's Witnesses, Alex, Luisa, and their mother, Ivanna, are united in their devotion. But as Luisa starts to question the advice of the elders, she makes a transgression that splits the family.  Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey) leads this low budget British drama from first time director Daniel Kokotajlo.

?"It is a quietly brilliant work that balances the conflicts of three women, and the trio of actresses playing them give stunning performances." Time Out

93 minutes

Royal Opera House Live:


Wednesday 3rd April 6:15pm

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




Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi's epic LA FORZA DEL DESTINO (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.



Too Late To Die Young (15)
WOW: Wales One World Film Festival

Thursday 4th May  7:30pm

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

Our closing film for this year's WOW Wales One World Film Festival is the beautiful 'Too Late to Die Young'.

Liberated by the end of the Pinochet dictatorship, a group of families set up an isolated community under the Andes, where they hope to build a new world away form the excesses of urban living. The adults debate the future, struggle with their water supply and worry about the risk of wildfires, whilst their teenage children find themselves messily adapting to their new found freedoms whilst falling in love, driving trucks and forming bands. Woozily evoking a gorgeous Chilean summer, Sotomayor's sensuous semi-autobiographical coming of age tale hums with humanity and spirit.

Director: Dominga Sotomayor
Chile-Brazil-Argentina-Netherlands-Qatar, 2018
Cast: Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro
Run time: 1 hour 50 mins
English subtitles
F rated

"A lovingly textured addition to the coming-of-age genre." Hollywood Reporter

Leopard for Best Direction Locarno International Film Festival 2018
Cold Pursuit (15)

Friday 5th April 7:30pm
Saturday 6th April 7:30pm
Monday 8th April 7:30pm

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


Welcome to Kehoe, it's -10 degrees and counting at this glitzy ski resort in the Rocky Mountains. The local police aren't used to much action until the son of unassuming town snowplough driver, Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson), is murdered at the order of Viking (Tom Bateman), a flamboyant drug lord.

Fuelled by rage and armed with heavy machinery, Nels sets out to dismantle the cartel one man at a time, but his understanding of murder comes mainly from what he read in a crime novel. As the bodies pile up, his actions ignite a turf war between Viking and his long-standing rival White Bull (Tom Jackson), a soulful Native-American mafia boss, that will quickly escalate and turn the small town's bright white slopes blood-red.

Hans Petter Moland (Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith) is in the director's seat, remaking his own film previously titled In Order of Disappearance.

"By pumping up the darkly comedic undertones, augmenting the frigid chill of the original, Moland's terrific, riveting picture distinguishes itself from other rote remakes." Variety

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Cast: Liam Neeson; Laura Dern; Emmy Rossum; Tom Bateman; John Doman
Run time: 120 mins

The LADS Present:
Voices Of Eve (12A)

Tuesday 9th April 7:45pm

Tickets: £7.00
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167


From the wilds of South Shropshire in the 18th century to the loneliness of a modern 'empty nest' mother, the experiences of woman reverberate through the ages.
Women from The LADS theatre group bring you laughter and tears, storytelling, poetry and song in this exquisite evocation of womanhood.

Director: Pam Johnson

Run time: 1 hour 45 mins (including 15 minute interval)

Oswestry Film Society screening


Tuesday 16th April 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:

Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished upper-class teenager, Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair eventually bond and hatch a plan to solve both of their problems. Olivia Cooke (Vanity Fair) stars in this acclaimed US indie.


"Dripping with malice and deadpan wit, Thoroughbreds is overly mannered but often devilishly entertaining." Daily Express

The Lego Movie 2 (U)

Wednesday 17th April 1:30pm
Thursday 18th April 1:30pm 

Tickets: £8.00 Adult
£7.00 16-30s, Students, Unwaged
£5.00 under 16's
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box-office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO Movie 2, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

"This effortlessly fun sequel brims with sharp jokes and catchy songs" **** The Guardian

Director: Mike Mitchell, Rob Schrab
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Arturo Castro
Run time: 107 mins
Screening in 2D

RSC Live: As You Like It (12A)

Wednesday 17th April  7:00pm

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


Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy.


Run time: 3 hours (TBC)

A Private War (15)

Thursday 18th April 7:30pm

Tickets: £8.00 Adult
£7.00 16-30s, Students, Unwaged
£5.00 under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167


Marie Colvin (played here with impressive conviction by Rosamund Pike) was a tireless correspondent, travelling to some of the most dangerous conflicts in the world – from Sri Lanka to Syria to Iraq – risking her life to reveal the truth about unjust regimes and humanitarian crimes. The trauma of her experiences alienates her from her personal relationships, including Jamie Dornan's war photographer and Stanley Tucci's would-be partner.

The first feature from documentary director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land), A Private War avoids biopic cliches and instead asks troubling deeper questions about Colvin's motivations. Told with the genuine savagery and chaos of modern warfare, it is a testament to the pursuit of the truth at all costs.

Director: Matthew Heineman
Run time: 110 mins

Can You Ever Forgive Me (15)

Friday 20th April 7:30pm
Saturday 21st April 7:30pm
Thursday 25th April 7:30pm

Tickets: £8.00 Adult
£7.00 16-30s, Students, Unwaged
£5.00 under 16's

Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167


When a biography writer gets fired from her day job, she accidently falls into a new career that involves forging celebrity letters for a living. But the consequences are significant, putting her freedom, friendship, and integrity to the test. A biographical drama starring Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, and Dolly Wells.
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Once a successful author, Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) has written biographies for Hollywood's elite, including Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, and Estee Lauder. But times are tough and her books aren't flying off the shelves like they used to.

When her publisher fires her and tells her nobody is going to pay for her work, it couldn't come at a worse time. She's fallen behind on the rent, her ex-girlfriend is ignoring her calls, and her cat is sick.

When she stumbles on a letter written by silver screen star Fanny Brice, she embellishes it with her own writing and sells it on in a desperate plea to try and pay the bills. It gives her bank balance and ego a much-needed boost, and she realises how lucrative this newfound money-making ploy could be…

Lee recruits her friend Jack (Richard E. Grant) into her scheme, determined to turn it into a fully-fledged career. But what starts off at as a bit of joke quickly spirals into one of the biggest literary frauds of all time, testing her friendship, her freedom, and her integrity.

Can You Ever Forgive Me is based on a true story and the memoir by Lee Israel. The film is directed by Marielle Heller, famed for her impressive debut of The Diary of a Teenage Girl and stars Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), Richard E Grant (Gosford Park), and Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones's Diary).

"McCarthy is very good at showing how Lee's unpleasant bad temper and rudeness were not simply part of her psychological makeup: they were symptoms of existential panic." ***** The Guardian

Director: Marielle Heller
Cast:Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant
Ruth time: 1 hour 46 mins

The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

Wednesday 24th April 7:30pm
Thursday 25th April 1:30pm

Tickets: £8.00 Adult
£7.00 16-30s, Students, Unwaged
£5.00 under 16's
Book online:
Or call the box Office: 01691 238167


The Kid Who Would Be King recalls classic all-ages adventures -- and repurposes a timeless legend -- for a thoroughly enjoyable new addition to the family movie canon. Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

"This movie is sentimental in all the right places, and impossible to dislike." Guardian ***

Dir: Joe Cornish
Starring:Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, with Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart.
Run Time: 120mins
UK 2019

Dumbo (PG)

Friday 26th April 1:30pm
Friday 26th April 7:30pm
Saturday 27th April 7:30pm

Tickets: £8.00 Adult

£7.00 16-30s, Students, Unwaged
£5.00 under 16's
Book online:

Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167I
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure 'Dumbo' expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Michael Keaton, Eva Green
Run time: 112 mins
Tigers (PG)

Monday 29th April 7:30pm

Tickets: £8.00 Adult

£7.00 16-30s, Students, Unwaged
£5.00 under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167


From Oscar-winning director, Danis Tanovic (NO MAN'S LAND) and Andy Paterson (GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, THE RAILWAY MAN) comes a true story, 12 years in the making. A Pakistani salesman, employed by Nestle, one of the world's largest corporations, learns that his promotion of baby formula to doctors is causing babies to die. He risks everything to make it stop, taking on the industry with the help of Cambridge-based Baby Milk Action.

A BBC Films/UK Film Council version of the film was halted weeks before production; with defamation laws operating as 'guilty until proven innocent' the huge potential costs of defending a true story in court meant that a transnational company could prevent a true story being told simply by virtue of its deep pockets. A few years later Indian producers Prashita Chaudhary and Guneet Monga finally made the film possible.

With a breakthrough performance from Bollywood favourite Emraan Hashmi and a cast including Danny Huston, Geetanjali Thapa, Khalid Abdalla, Maryam d'Abo and Satyadeep Misra, TIGERS was shot in the Indian Punjab and London. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and in Official Competition at San Sebastian.

Baby Milk Action IBFAN UK

"Tigers... A Roaring Success", The Express Tribune.

"Writer-Director Danis Tanovic explores the power of multinationals, the media and ethics in a finely crafted true-life story.", The Hollywood Reporter.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Cast: Sam Reid, Emraan Hashmi, Adil Hussain, Khalid Abdalla, Maryam d'Abo, Heino Ferch, Geetanjali Thapa, Danny Huston
Run time: 94 mins


Royal Opera House Live;
Faust (12A)

Tuesday 30th April 6:45pm

Tickets: £15.00 Adult/£10.00 Under 16's
Book online:

Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod's opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera's most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.


Music: Charles-François Gounod

Director: David McVicar

Conductor: Dan Ettinger

Starring: Michael Fabiano (Faust), Erwin Schrott (Méphistophélès), Diana Damrau (Marguerite)


With our new lease comes a new midweek season of films 'BEACON'
running throughout the year and shining a light on the wonderfully diverse range of stories, characters and cultures brought to the screen from international and British film-makers including preview screenings, special events and Q&A's. 

Tickets for our May screenings will be on sale soon.

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