Thursday 29 February 2024

Traffic lights have left the Brownhill

Dear Blogger,

The traffic lights on the Brownhill were carted away at 10pm tonight.

WE look forward to the next installment from SevernTrent.


Look forward to another road closure!

Dear Blogger

All change on the work on the Brownhill.  Today I was able to catch the man from the Council.

The traffic lights are still in place but there will be no work tomorrow or Friday as the road is too narrow for men to work safely.

So, traffic lights will be removed - when?

There will be a meeting next week to decide when the road will be completely closed so that a trench can be dug on the other side of the road (south side).  The plan will be to start work at 5pm  - when? after school traffic, and finish the job that night.

It would be appreciated if they could take the flipping signs down so we can access houses on this side of the work in progress.

I have given the man from the council my email address and told him about the Mailing List and he is going to make sure I get information to pass on to you.

We live in hopes,


Kinokulture Borderlines Film Festival

Dear Blogger

Message from Kinokulture, Oswestry`s independent cinema


Welcome To Our March Newsletter

Our Lives, Our World, Our Cinema

Not long now until we launch into our Borderlines Film Festival screenings!  

Filling the first two weeks of March with a fantastic selection of preview screenings, BAFTA winning films & Academy Award nominated films from around the globe. The bunting is going up and the post it notes will be out for your film reviews, so don't miss out on the biggest rural film festival in the UK.

Also coming up this month we have a a wonderful programme of family friendly films, mainstream releases and independent cinema to keep you entertained over the Easter holidays including DUNE Parts one & Two.

On our website you can view trailers and information on each film by clicking on the image or film title. 

If you already know which film & date you want to book just click on the
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Our doors and cafe/licensed bar selling a range of hot & cold drinks and pre packaged snacks open 30 minutes before the screening time.

Please scroll down to find out more about our March programme & Borderlines Film Festival screenings.

Our ticket pricing policy is at the bottom of this newsletter. 


We hope you will Come along and join us for a deep dive into the wonderful world of cinema!



kinokulture cinema

9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1JN

1st -17th MARCH

Cinema from all over the world awaits you at Borderlines 2024

Screening at 23 venues throughout Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Marches 

For Borderlines 2024 we are very excited to bring you 13 films including a selection of BAFTA & Oscar nominated films and 6 preview screenings, giving you the opportunity to see these titles ahead of their UK release dates!

We criss cross the globe with documentaries, dramas, animation and comedy discovering new stories from Mongolia, Japan, Italy, France, Denmark, Madagascar, the United States and the UK.

Please scroll down to find our full festival programme.

For information on what's screening at other venues please visit the Borderlines Website.


The Zone Of Interest (15) 

Friday 1st March  7:30pm

Our opening film for this year's festival

In his chilling, oblique study of evil, British director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) situates the viewer at the centre of frighteningly familiar banality.

The film focuses on the domestic life of Hedwig (Sandra Hüller) and Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel), beneficiaries of lebensraum, whose family home — nestled between train tracks and gas chambers — is spitting distance from Auschwitz, the infamous German concentration camp located in occupied Poland, where Rudolf serves as commandant.Their domestic life is idyllic. Yet over the wall next to their home, we can see smokestacks, and at night we hear screams and occasional gunshots.

Loosely inspired by the 2014 novel of the same name by Martin Amis, Glazer has created a singular, unsettlingly timeless representation of inhumanity and our capacity for indifference in the face of atrocity. Filmed and edited with aptly cold precision and punctuated with an ominous score by Mica Levi.

Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival 2023

Winner of Outstanding British Film, Best Film Not In The English Language & Best Sound at the 2024 BAFTA's 

The UK entry for Best Foreign Language at the Oscars

Director: Jonathan Glazer
Cast: Christian Friedel, Sandra Hüller
German with English subtitles 

Run time: 1 hour 46 mins

Monster (12A) Preview Screening

Saturday 2nd March  7:30pm

Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, Broker) returns with an exquisitely layered conundrum that is a both coming-of-age film and thriller– who or what is the monster of the title?

Saori becomes aware her eleven-year-old son Minato is behaving strangely and goes to his school to confront the alleged cause, a bullying teacher. But nothing is straightforward. Different viewpoints intervene to tell the story anew. Homophobia, intolerance, family dysfunction, rumour-mongering are all factors, but are not the kernel of the truth. That lies elsewhere and is revealed only gradually, with humanity and hope. This is the last film to be scored by the late composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

"Japanese director Kore-eda offers a deliberately dense but ultimately hopeful examination of how to negotiate family dysfunction with intelligence and humanity" **** Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

Awarded Best screenplay at Cannes Film Festival

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Sakura Ando, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa, Hinata Hiiragi
Japan 2023
Japanes with English subtitles

Preview courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment

Run time: 2 hours 6 mins

Robot Dreams (PG) Preview Screening

Sunday 3rd March  2:00pm

A delightful and moving animation entirely without dialogue that should charm the whole family.
Based on the popular graphic novel by Sara Varon, this Spanish animation is a dialogue-free, family-friendly love story about friendship.
Dog lives in Manhattan. Fed up with being alone, he builds himself a companion, Robot. Their friendship blossoms, and they become inseparable, exploring the sights and sounds of 1980s New York together. But one summer night, Dog, with great sadness, is forced to abandon Robot at the beach. Will they ever meet again?

The first animation from Berger (Blancanieves) captures perfectly, and with sharp humour, that special zing of symbiosis – and its fragility. Earth, Wind & Fire's dance-floor filler 'September' lights up the soundtrack and, full of nods to silent cinema classics, the film will delight audiences young and old alike.

"Bolstered by the resilient spirit of New York City, this is one of the loveliest movies that you will see this year, animated or otherwise."The wrap

"The Spanish director has dug into Charlie Chaplin's box of tricks to forge a gorgeous animation about friendship and connection – entirely without dialogue." **** Time Out

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2024 Academy Awards

Director: Pablo Berger
Spain/France 2023
No dialogue

Preview courtesy of Curzon Film

Run time: 1 hour 42 mins

Fail Safe (15) 1964
Oswestry Film Society Screening

Tuesday 5th March 7:30pm

Please note the film starts at 7:30pm there are no trailers at OFS screenings

This unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario, in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military's chain of command and sends the country hurtling towards nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The 1964 film wrenches harrowing suspense from the doomsday fears of the Cold War era, creating an atmosphere of clammy claustrophobia and astronomically high stakes. Starring Henry Fonda as a coolheaded U.S. president and Walter Matthau as a trigger-happy political theorist, Fail Safeis a long-underappreciated alarm bell of a film, sounding an urgent warning about the deadly logic of mutually assured destruction.

(Fail Safe has long been unfairly overlooked due to the Peter Sellers 'Dr Strangelove' comedic version of the same subject in the same era. The film we're showing will have you on the edge of your seat...)

Run Time: 1 hours 52 mins

Red Island (12A) Preview Screening

Wednesday 6th March  7:30pm

Our Borderlines Film Festival screenings continue with this wonderfully inventive childhood film, set in 1970s Madagascar, a decade or so after the former French colony gained its independence.
Eight-year-old Thomas lives on a French military base with his family. Always watching his parents and their circle of expatriate friends, he gleans information about the adult world, both sexual and territorial, that he cannot fully comprehend. The rest of the time he lives in a fantasy world dominated by his alter- ego, junior comic book hero Fantômette. Autobiographically inspired, Campillo's (120 BPM) film resonates with vivid personal memory and Thomas's childlike perception is brought into relief as the Malagasy people face the dying throes of colonialism.

"This visually exquisite, tender film about a boy growing up in a military air base on an former colony is a wonderful watch" ***** Peter Bradshaw  – The Guardian

Director: Robin Campillo
Cast: Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Quim Gutiérrez, and Charlie Vauselle
Belgium/France/Madagascar 2023
French with English subtitles

Preview courtesy of Curzon Film

Run time: 1 hour 56 mins

La Chimera (15) Preview Screening

Thursday 7th March  7:30pm

From Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro), a tale of lost love and an ethereal spiritual journey. 

Arriving in Riparbella, Tuscany, in the early '80s, Arthur, a melancholic British archaeologist in a grimy linen suit, is fresh out of prison. Yearning for his dead lover, the daughter of a local aristocrat, he falls back in with a group of tombaroli (tomb robbers), a rowdy, Fellini-esque crew of twenty somethings who pilfer the area's ancient burial sites for Etruscan treasures to sell on the black market.

Continuing Rohrwacher's projectof mining and mythologising her country's past, La Chimera creates its own wild, improbable fictional space, halfway between the dead and the living, and draws you into its spell.

"A joyous, masterful work of folk magic" Jessica Kiang – Sight & Sound

Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Cast: Josh O'Connor, Carol Duarte, Vincenzo Nemolato, Alba Rohrwacher and Isabella Rossellini
Italy/France/Switzerland 2023
Italian/English with English subtitles

Preview courtesy of Curzon Film

Run time: 2 hours 13 mins

American Fiction (15) Subtitled for the Hard Of Hearing

Friday 8th March  7:30pm

A scathingly hilarious satire about an African American writer facing an industry that reduces Black storytelling to trauma and poverty narratives.

Jeffery Wright plays Thelonious "Monk" Ellison (Wright) who is constantly being told by his agent that his intellectual novels just don't sell. Cynically, under a pseudonym, he puts together a parody of "ghetto" fiction, teeming with clichés about gangbangers, drug dealers and pimps. To his consternation, it's a huge success. Adapted from the 2001 novel Erasure by Percival Everett, and balancing Monk's personal life against the gags, this is an assured debut feature by TV writer Jefferson (Succession, Master of None) with a pitch-perfect cast led by Wright.

"Wright, so often a strong supporting player... is magnetic in the lead role: commanding, flawed, vulnerable, relatable. American Fiction is his movie, and will likely (and deservedly) land him his first Oscar nomination." Detroit Newsletter

"Jeffrey Wright leads a note-perfect cast as an author pandering to a white appetite for Black trauma in an impressive debut from Cord Jefferson" **** The Guardian

Winner of The People's Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival 2023

Nominated for 5 academy Awards including Best Picture & Best Actor

Director: Cord Jefferson
Cast: Jeffrey White, Sterling K Brown, Tracee Ellis Ross
US 2023

Run time: 1 hour 57 mins

If Only I Could Hibernate (12A) Preview Screening

Saturday 9th March  7:30pm

Ulzii, a gifted teenager from a poor neighbourhood in Ulaanbaatar, is determined to get a scholarship by winning a physics competition.
His illiterate mother finds a job in the countryside, leaving him and his younger brother and sister in the middle of winter.Ulzii needs to find ways to keep their yurt warm in sub-zero temperatures and look after his siblings while preparing for the national competition.

Zoljargal Purevdash's absorbing first feature intimately conveys the harsh living conditions and pollution in the Ger (a tented house similar to a Yurt) district of Mongolia's capital, contrasting intricate domestic interiors with the snow- covered backdrop of the landscape beyond.

Director: Zoljargal Purevdash
Cast: Battsooj Uurtsaikh, Nominjiguur Tsend, Tuguldur Batsaikhan
Mongolia/France/Switzerland/Qatar 2023
Mongolian with English subtitles

Preview courtesy of Conic

Run time: 1 hour 38 mins

Oska Bright - The Best Of The Festival (PG) Relaxed Screening & Pay As You Feel

Sunday 10th March  2:00pm

A pick'n'mix of highlights from Oska Bright 2022, the world's leading festival for films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities or autism. 

Watch out for killer mattresses, unexplained sinkholes, and a grumpy old man.

With less than 5% of disabled people working in the UK film industry, Oska Bright Film Festival is driven to make change happen. Working internationally with industry partners and funded by the BFI, their team produces the BAFTA and BIFA qualifying Oska Bright Film Festival, that puts people with learning disabilities or autism where they should be, on the big screen.

This is a Relaxed Screening with a less formal cinema environment, raised lighting, lowered volume and audiences able to move around.

A Pay As You Feel Screening:

We don't want price to be a barrier and so this screening is offering a range of ticket prices according to your circumstances from £0.00 upwards.

When selecting how many tickets you want Just change the value in the box on the right hand side of the screen. 

UK 2023

Run time: 1 hour

Scala!!! (18)

Wednesday 13th March  7:30pm

Or the incredibly strange rise and fall of the world's wildest cinema and how it influenced a mixed-up generation of weirdos and misfits. 

>From 1978-1993, London's legendary Scala was a haven of transgressive and permissive cinema during the politically turbulent, post- punk Thatcher years. The Kings Cross building rumbled from trains underneath while all- nighters, trash/horror/kung fu double bills, and screenings of battered arthouse prints played in the cavernous auditorium above.

Featuring archive footage, eye-popping clips and testimonies from regulars who went on to become famous, this energising documentary explores the power of cinemas to inspire and forge community between outsiders.

"This richly enjoyable documentary charts the rise and fall of a unique alt-cinephile repertory house which inspired generations of film-makers, artists and musicians" **** Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

"If you've never known about the Scala... it will make you interested, because it's a story about something... a kind of weird artistic eruption that just happened almost spontaneously." Mark Kermode

Directors: Ali Catterall & Jane Giles
UK 2023

Run time: 1 hour 36 mins

Rosalie (15) Preview Screening

Thursday 14th March  7:30pm

Based loosely on a true story, this offbeat period drama champions a woman who challenges body expectations and community prejudices.
Set in 1870s provincial France, Rosalie marries café-owner Abel who is desperate for her dowry to save his business. What he doesn't know is that she shaves her face daily to conceal her hairiness, which extends across her whole body. Her new husband is initially repulsed but as Rosalie relinquishes her embarrassment and lets her beard grow, the novelty begins to attract customers to their struggling café.

Pertinent to present day preconceptions about what makes women "desirable" – or not – the trajectory of the story is optimistic and resilient.

Director: Stéphanie di Giusto
Cast: Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Benoit Magimel, Benjamin Biolay
France 2024
French with English subtitles

Preview courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment

Run time: 1 hour 55 mins

Evil Does Not Exist (12A)

Friday 15th March  7:30pm

Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi's house; offering city residents a comfortable 'escape' to nature.

When two company representatives from Tokyo arrive in the village to hold a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, causing unrest. The agency's mismatched intentions endanger both the ecological balance of the nature plateau and their way of life, with an aftermath that affects Takumi's life deeply.

From the director of Oscar® and BAFTA winner Drive My Car.

Winner of Best Film at The London Film Festival

Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Cast: Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryuji Kosaka, Ayaka Shibutani, Hazuki Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Miura
Japanese with English subtitles

Run time: 1 hour 46 mins

The Promised Land (15)

Saturday 16th March  7:30pm

18th-century Danish western set on Jutland Heath with the equally "hard…rugged and forbiddingly beautiful" (Variety) Mads Mikkelsen in the good guy saddle.

Decommissioned and impoversihed war hero Capt. Ludvig Kahlen sets out to make a livelihood by farming on the vast, uninhabitable tract of land on which seemingly nothing can grow. The drawback is that the area lies under the rule of Frederik De Schinkel, a merciless nobleman who sees Kahlen as a threat to his power. Bloodthirsty conflict breaks out between the factions led by these two men and Arcel's artistry for epic-scale period filmmaking makes for rip-roaring adventure.

"Mikkelsen maintains a captivating presence....And few can say as much through an ice cold, granite-hard stare. Arcel knows what he has in his star and uses him as an anchor for what is one of the year's best films." **** Keith & The Movies

"The Promised Landis a terrific story driven by skillful writing and strong performances. There's an art to bringing vitality and modernity to historical drama, and Arcel shows a firm grasp of it." The Hollywood Reporter

Shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the 2024 Academy Awards

Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Simon Bennebjerg, Amanda Collin, Kristine Kujath Thorp
Denmark/Germany/Sweden 2023
Danish with English subtitles

Run time: 2 hours 7 mins

That They May Face The Rising Sun (12A) Preview Screening

Sunday 17th March  2:00pm

Our closing film for this year's festival

Based on Irish author John McGahern's award winning novel of the same name, this quiet portrait of a rural Irish community in the 1980s is beautifully told.

Joe, a writer, and Kate Ruttledge, an artist and photographer, have returned to Ireland after many years in London, to live and work in the lakeside hamlet close to where Joe grew up. As the year unfolds, their lives become deeply embedded within the rural landscape, the rituals of work and play that fluctuate with the seasons, and their interactions, sometimes affectionate, sometimes prickly, with the characters who live alongside them.

"The sense of tranquility is palpable, …the film almost seems designed to lower your blood pressure." Allan Hunter - Screen Daily

"That They May Face The Rising Sun is a lyrical, loving celebration of the everyday." Screen International

"THAT THEY MAY FACE THE RISING SUN is a lyrically potent, life-affirming gem. It transports us to the stunning beauty of rural Ireland and invites us to ponder life's many meanings as we unwind. Jerry Whyte is grateful to Irish maestro Pat Collins for providing us with sustaining food for thought and a much-needed breath of fresh air." Jerry Whyte – Cine Outsider

Director: Pat Collins
Cast: Barry Ward, Anna Bederke, Ruth McCabe
Ireland/UK 2023

Preview courtesy of Conic

Run time: 1 hour 47 mins

O Brother Where Art Thou? (12A) 
Oswestry Film Society Screening

Tuesday 19th March 7:30pm

Please note the film starts at 7:30pm there are no trailers at OFS screenings

Disenchanted with crushing rocks on a Mississippi prison farm, the dapper and silver-tongued Ulysses McGill (George Clooney) busts out. Except he's still shackled to his two chain-mates – one bad tempered, the other sweet but a dimwit.

Chased by a relentless lawman, they bump into a blind soothsayer who correctly predicts the journey ahead will be "a road fraught with peril." Yep: the three face a string of outlandish adventures and characters - watch out for John Goodman as a thieving bible salesman!

This is a completely brilliant comedy, one of the great Coen brothers' very best.

Run Time: 1 hour 46 mins

The Boy and The Heron (12A)

Wednesday 20th March  7:30pm

From the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) comes a new critically-acclaimed fantasy adventure.

After losing his mother during the war, young Mahito moves to his family's estate in the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito's new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron into the tower, and enters a fantastic world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world, and the truth about himself.

Winner for Best Animation at the BAFTA's & nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2024 Academy Awards

"If this really is Miyazaki's final word, then it's a conclusion worthy of his legacy. At the same time, his imagination remains so vast, it feels like he could keep creating forever." **** The Independent

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Japan 2023
Japanese with English subtitles


Run time: 2 hours 4 mins

NT Live: The Motive And The Cue (15)
Subtitled for the Hard Of Hearing

Thursday 21st March  7:00pm

Sam Mendes directs a startling new play on the making of Burton and Gielgud's Hamlet. Why would the most famous movie star in the world choose to do a play which everyone already knows? And what lures us back to the same plays, year after year? Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new production of Hamlet under John Gielgud's exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel. This fierce and funny new play by Jack Thorne offers a glimpse into the politics of a rehearsal room and the relationship between art and celebrity.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Director: Sam Mendes
Tuppence Middleton, Johnny Flynn, Mark Gatiss

Run time: 3 hours (TBC)

Poor Things (18) 

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd March  7:30pm

From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the tale of the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe).

Under Baxter's protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

Winner of 5 BAFTA's including Best Leading Actress & Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor & Best Supporting Actress

"Poor Things bursts out of the screen: with ravenous, ravishing, furious-jumping joy." Sight & Sound


Run time: 2 hours 24 mins

The Color Purple - 2024 (12A)

Sunday 24th March 2:00pm (subtitled for the Hard Of Hearing)

Tuesday 26th March 7:30pm

Celie Harris (Fantasia Barrino) is an African-American woman living in the South during the early 1900s. Torn apart from her sister and her children, Celie faces many hardships in life, including an abusive husband, but with support from a sultry singer named Shug Avery (Taraji P. Henson), as well as her stand-her-ground stepdaughter, Celie ultimately finds extraordinary strength in the unbreakable bonds of a new kind of sisterhood.

A story of the powerful connection between three unbreakable women, Alice Walker's classic novel The Color Purple is transformed into a profound, unforgettable big-screen musical.

"The rough edges of Steven Spielberg's 1985 adaptation have been softened but the evocative energy of this movie-musical's three female leads is magical" *** Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian

"This musical adaptation is a profoundly moving experience" **** The Independent

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2024 Academy Awards

Director : Blitz Bazawule
USA 2024
Starring : Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, David Alan Grier, Danielle Brooks, Aunjanue Ellis, H.E.R. , Halle Bailey, Deon Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Elizabeth Marvel, Corey Hawkins, Stephen Hill, Jon Batiste, Fantasia Barrino, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Ciara

Run time: 2 hours 21 mins



Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th March  2:00pm

Pixar's "Soul," is coming to cinemas for a limited time after originally having streaming-only releases on Disney+ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pixar Animation Studios will take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life's most important questions.

Described by Mark Kermode as 'like a fever-dream cross between Disney's Fantasia and Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death…' Soul is the story of a school teacher who dreams of being a professional jazz musician, but discovers the true meaning of life after a terrible accident.

Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Daveed Diggs, John Ratzenberger, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Tina Fey
US 2020

Run Time: 1 hour 40 mins

The End We Start From (15)

Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th March  7:30pm

Mahalia Belo's confident feature debut brings Megan Hunter's acclaimed 2017 dystopian novel to the screen as a disaster movie, whose immense power derives from the intimacy of its performances.

When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her newborn try and find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival.

An excellent Jodie Comer, playing the young mother, is joined by a uniformly superb cast, including Joel Fry and Katherine Waterson, who convey the emotional gravity of this poignant and unsettlingly prophetic tale of survival against the odds, which has echoes of The Road and Children of Men

"The Killing Eve star finally shakes that off as her defining role, thanks to a heroic performance in Mahalia Belo's tense, stirring new film" **** Telegraph

Director: Mahalio Belo
Cast: Jodie Comer, Joel Fry, Katherine Waterson
UK 2023

Run time: 1 hour 42 mins

Argylle (12A)

Friday 29th & Saturday 30th March  7:30pm

Tuesday 2nd April. 2:00pm

From the twisted mind of Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman franchise, Kick-Ass) comes Argylle, a razor-witted, reality-bending, globe-encircling spy thriller.

Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World franchise) is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly's fictional books - which center on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate - begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past.

Accompanied by Aiden (Oscar winner Sam Rockwell), a cat-allergic spy, Elly (carrying Alfie in her backpack) races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Elly's fictional world and her real one begins to blur.

"Simultaneously cleverly complex and gleefully shallow, this slick, twisty spy movie borrows bits and pieces from earlier movies but links them together in a surprising and entertaining way." *** Common Sense Media

DIRECTOR: Matthew Vaughn
CAST: Henry Cavill, Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, Catherine O'Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson

Run time: 2 hours 18 mins

DUNE (12A) Re Release

Sunday 31st March  2:00pm

If you missed this when it was released in 2021 or just want to catch up before we screen Part Two next weekend now is your chance!

A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, "Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

"Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic gets off to an electrifying start" **** Mark Kermode

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard

Winner of 6 Academy Awards in 2021

Run time: 2 hours 35 mins

Migration (PG)

Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th April  2:00pm

Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in the action-packed new original comedy, Migration.

The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mom Pam is eager to shake things up and show their kids—teen son Dax and duckling daughter Gwen—the whole wide world. After a migrating duck family alights on their pond with thrilling tales of far-flung places, Pam persuades Mack to embark on a family trip, via New York City, to tropical Jamaica.

As the Mallards make their way South for the winter, their well-laid plans quickly go awry. The experience will inspire them to expand their horizons, open themselves up to new friends and accomplish more than they ever thought possible, while teaching them more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined.

Director: Benjamin Renner
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Danny DeVito, Carol Kane, David Mitchell, Kumail Nanjiani, Awkwafina , Keegan-Michael Key, Caspar Jennings, Tresi Gazal

Run time: 1 hour 27 mins

Driving Mum (12A)

Thursday 4th April  7:30pm

Hilmar Oddsson's delightful 1980-set darkly comedic road movie is an oddball odyssey of self-discovery and acceptance across the beautifully photographed landscapes of Iceland.

Middle-aged and disappointed, Jón (Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson) spends his days knitting and listening to the radio with his domineering elderly mother (Kristbjörg Kjeld) on their rural Icelandic farmstead. With his life overtaken with looking after his home and his mother's needs, Jón's isolated world is upended when she suddenly passes away. But having left him a series of instructions to follow upon her death, Jón sets out on a journey across Iceland to honour her final wishes – including being buried in Eyrarbakki, her home village. Strapping her into his Ford Cortina, and with the beloved (and scene-stealing) family dog Brezhnev in tow, Jón sets off on his strange odyssey. With his late mum still relentlessly nagging him from the back seat, he meets a variety of peculiar and charming strangers en route, and encounters some ghosts from his past too…

Beautifully filmed in crisp black and white, Driving Mum is a heartwarming, emotional film with a fantastic central performance from Gunnarsson.

WINNER, Grand Prix, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2022 WINNER, Best Original Score, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2022 

"It excels in storytelling, photography, acting and – first and foremost – lyrical freedom…an instant classic." Victor Fraga, DMovies

"This film hits just about every sweet spot possible" Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

"Hilmar Oddsson's award-winning film Driving Mum is pitch-perfect…pure delight." Sarah Kent, The Arts Desk

Director: Hilmar Oddsson
Iceland/Estonia 2022 (UK release 2024)
Icelandic with English subtitles

Run time: 1 hour 52 mins


DUNE: Part Two (12A)

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th April  7:00pm

Sunday 7th April  2:00pm (Subtitled for The Hard Of Hearing)

The long wait is over!

The saga continues as award-winning filmmaker Denis Villeneuve embarks on "Dune: Part Two," the next chapter of Frank Herbert's celebrated novel Dune, with an expanded all-star international ensemble cast.  The film, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2021's six-time Academy Award-winning "Dune."

The big-screen epic continues the adaptation of Frank Herbert's acclaimed bestseller Dune with returning and new stars.

"Dune: Part Two" will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Villeneuve is again collaborating with his "Dune" creatives: Oscar-winning director of photography Greig Fraser; Oscar-winning production designer Patrice Vermette; Oscar-winning editor Joe Walker; Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert; Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West.  Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is again on hand to create the score.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Zendaya, Timotheé Chalamet, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh , Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Léa Seydouz, Christopher Walken

Run time: 2 hours 47 mins




We are thrilled to be supported by Film Hub Midlands through the BFI Film Audience Network with funds from The National Lottery. The aim of this support is to give everyone in the UK the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of British & international independent films and without this support we would not be able to offer such a wide range of independent & world cinema.

 If you have visited kinokulture over the past few months please help us by filling in the BFI Survey.



Ticket Pricing Policy

To support our sustainability we have taken the difficult decision to increase our ticket prices from April 2023 onwards.

We have tried to keep the increase as low as possible as we know that the cost of living crisis is impacting on us all and hope that you still feel that we offer great value and will continue to visit us.

Regular Screenings Ticket Prices From April 2023

Sofa (seating two people): £22.00

Adult: £9.00

16-30/jobseekers/student/NHS: £7.00

Under 16: £5.00

Event Cinema Ticket Prices

Sofa (seating two people): £30.00

Adult: £14.00

Under 16's/16-30/jobseekers/student/NHS: £12.00

Please note that Borderlines Film Festival tickets have a 60p subsidy to help support the festival

Please do carefully check your dates before booking as we cannot offer refunds

Although we encourage online booking where possible there may be tickets available on the door (doors open 30 minutes before the screening time).

Gift Vouchers & CEA Cards

To order Gift Vouchers for your cinema loving family & friends please email or call us to place an order.

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA).

The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.


The auditorium is situated on the first floor but sadly due to the building being Grade II listed we have no disabled lift accessibility. There are 20 low rise stairs to the auditorium and wheelchairs/prams can be left downstairs.

Mens, Ladies & a Disabled Wash Room are all located on the ground floor.

We have a loop system and Senheisser Connect system installed and our Sunday matinees have Audio Described subtitles for the Hard Of Hearing. 

If you want to discuss your accessibility needs or have a CEA card and require a complimentary ticket for your carer or if you have been given a kinokulture Gift Voucher 
please contact us on 01691 238167 to reserve your tickets or email us:


We would like to say a huge thank you to the BFI and DCMS for their support through the Cultural Recovery Fund, to BFI Film Hub Midlands & Film Hub Wales for their continuing support through the FAN Film Audience Network: Cinema & Exhibition funds and to everyone for all the wonderful kind words of support and donations.

Ruth & Ian
and the kinokulture team

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