2019 Spring Double Bill And Meal

We are now taking bookings for the 2019 Spring Double Bill and Meal on Saturday 11th May at 4pm.

Our first film ‘Trapeze’ (1956) is the story of a brilliant but now crippled acrobat (Burt Lancaster) and his young ambitious and talented protege (Tony Curtis) whom he thinks, with intensive training, could achieve great things.  However he is distracted by a less gifted but beautiful Italian (Gina Lollobrigida), and a tense love triangle develops.

After our meal we will show the acclaimed musical drama ‘The Greatest Showman’ (2017), starring Hugh Jackman as the extraordinary PT Barnum, the man behind the world famous and unique Barnum Circus. But the fame comes with a cost to those closest to him.

The films are free to Tideswell Cinema members, and £5 (for both) to non-members.

The meal costs £10, and all payment will be taken on the day

However it is important to book and choose your menu in advance as places are limited and food has to be pre-ordered.

If you are forced to cancel please inform us as soon as possible, so that your meal is not prepared.

Main course choice

Home-made Bolognese and chips

Sausage and mash served in a giant Yorkshire pudding

Beef and Ale Pie, mash, vegetables and gravy

Goujons of Cod, chips and peas

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach curry with rice  (v)

Cauliflower Cheese Tart, chips and peas (v)

Dessert choice

Bread and Butter Pudding with custard

New York Cheesecake with chocolate topping and cream

Two scoops of ice cream with toffee topping

Please book your places by email – mail@tideswellcinema.com or by phoning Margaret on 01298 871681.

We hope you will join us for this popular event.

2019 Winter Double Bill and Meal

We are now taking bookings for the 2019 Winter Double Bill and Meal on Saturday 12th January at 4pm.

Our popular Winter Double Bill features two films that highlight American racial issues prevalent in the 60s.

First is In the Heat of the Night. Winner of five Oscars including Best Film and Best Leading Actor (Rod Steiger). Virgil Tibbs is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he is arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman. Tibbs was simply waiting for his next train at the station in Sparta, Mississippi and the confusion is soon resolved but when local police chief Gillespie learns that Tibbs is the Philadelphia PD’s number one homicide detective, he reluctantly asks for his assistance. Directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates.

After our meal we will show Hidden Figures. As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians. Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner.

The films are free to Tideswell Cinema members, and £5 (for both) to non-members.

The meal costs £10, and all payment will be taken on the day. However it is important to book and choose your menu in advance as places are limited and food has to be pre-ordered.

Main course choice:

Beer Battered Cod & Chips, with peas & tartare sauce

Hunters Chicken, with chips, onion rings, salad garnish & coleslaw

Sausage & Mash served in a giant Yorkshire pudding, with peas & gravy

Vegetarian Lasagne with garlic bread & mixed salad

Sweet Potato, chickpea & spinach curry, with rice, popadoms & mango chutney

Dessert choice:

Sponge pudding with strawberry jam, & custard

Caramel Apple Pie with ice cream

Please book your places by email mail@tideswellcinema.com,

or by phoning Margaret on 01298 871681

Now booking for Winter Double Bill and Meal

First up is Death in Venice (1973). An intense and moving portrayal of tortured composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Mahler). Set in the early twentieth century, he is a frail middle-aged man in ill health who travels to Venice to seek rest after a period of artistic and personal stress. He is fascinated by the concept of beauty, and becomes obsessed by a beautiful Polish teenage boy staying in his hotel. Starring Dirk Bogarde.

After our meal we return to Venice for Don’t Look Now (1973), a psychological thriller based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier. A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is a psychic and brings a warning from ‘beyond’. Starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, it is one of those films once seen, never forgotten

The films are free to Tideswell Cinema members, and £5 (for both) to non-members. The meal costs £10, and all payment will be taken on the day. However it is important to book and to choose your menu in advance as places are limited and food has to be pre-ordered.

Main course choice (reflecting our Italian theme, mostly!):

Homemade Bolognese (beef and bacon), with (GF) fusilli pasta

Lasagne with garlic bread or chips, and side salad

Pesto Pasta (V,GF) in creamy sauce with courgettes and peppers, garlic bread or chips

Margherita Pizza

Goujons of Cod, chips, peas and tartare sauce

Chicken and roast woodland mushroom pie with vegetables, mash or chips

Dessert choice:

Sponge pudding with strawberry jam, and custard

Brandy snap basket with ice cream


Please book your places and food choice by email,

or by phoning Margaret on 01298 871681.

Special showing in aid of the Malala Fund

We will be showing the film He Named Me Malala in aid of the Malala Fund at 7pm on Wednesday 5th July.

Tickets are £5 and all profits will go to the Malala Fund.  To book tickets call 01298 871063

When I read the book ‘He Named me Malala’ I was really inspired. It tells the remarkable true story of teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan just for going to school! When I got to the end of the book and saw that a fund had been set up in Malala’s name to bring secondary education to girls living in countries that are too poor to provide it or where education for girls is not valued, I knew this was my chance to help. I decided to organise a screening of the film ‘He Named Me Malala’ as the volunteer element of Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. This screening will raise money for the fund so I hope that people will come to watch and at the same time help young women around the world to have a future.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Daisy Rogers

From Davis Guggenheim, the director of Waiting for Superman and the Academy Award Winning An Inconvenient Truth comes this highly inspiring and deeply moving documentary about courage, survival, and empowerment. He Named Me Malala tells the remarkable true story of teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating girls’ education. Rather than be silenced, Malala emerged as a global voice for the education rights of all children, and in 2014, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient. 

Tideswell Community Players

We like to support our sister organisation, Tideswell Community Players, whenever we can. Their latest production is imminent and looks to be one to remember.

Please note that Tideswell Cinema doesn’t handle booking for Tideswell Community Players productions, their booking details are below.

Deception and its Consequences

Arthur Miller’s stunning play All My Sons is coming to the magnificent surroundings of Tideswell Church on 10 – 12 November.

Performed by Tideswell Community Players, it is a compelling story of the outcome of war on two families, with themes of love, guilt and the corrupting power of greed.

The play was Arthur Miller’s first great Broadway success and sealed his reputation as one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th Century.  It is a great privilege for it to be performed in this splendid and atmospheric setting at this time in November and a fitting tribute for Remembrance Day.

Based on a true story about the supply of defective aeroplane engine parts to the US military in World War 2. It shows the consequences of the massive deception on those involved and the lasting effect of the loss of a son.

A powerful must-see drama that will simply take your breath away, from the local theatre company that brought you the sell-out The Stirrings in Sheffield on Saturday Night and many others. Don’t miss it!

7:30pm Thursday 10th November to Saturday 12th November.Tickets £8 and £6 from Tideswell Post Office and Litton Shop or available online through TicketSource.co.uk/ TideswellTheatre (small charge applies). Bookings on theatre@tideswell.net or 01298 871063

Tideswell Community Players

We like to support our sister organisation, Tideswell Community Players, whenever we can. Their next production, ‘Cheshire Cats’ should be a good night out – it’s in the parish church July 21-23 at 7.30pm. There is a spare night (Friday) in between our screenings of Richard III on Thur July 21 and Andre Rieu on Sat July 23, so do go along. 

Feelgood comedy in Tideswell Church this July

Come and see a life affirming comedy this month when Tideswell Community Players perform Cheshire Cats by Gail Young in the parish church.

A group of women decide to enter a famous charity walk to raise money for breast cancer research while also enjoying a girly weekend away in London. So it’s on with trainers, fancy costumes and decorated bras as they aim to speedwalk their way to fundraising success. But there are a few surprises along the way and an unusual last minute change to the team.

This comic tribute to all those who raise funds for deserving causes will resonate with everyone. Don’t miss this genuinely funny and touching feelgood comedy! Raffle profits to go towards to fight against breast cancer.

7:30pm Thursday 21st July to Saturday 23rd July, St John the Baptist Church. Tickets £8 and £6 (concessions) from Tideswell Post Office and Litton Shop. Also buy through Tideswell Theatre Facebook Page and www.ticketsource.co.uk/tideswelltheatre (small booking fee applies). More information from theatre@tideswell.net, Tideswell Theatre on Facebook and Twitter or 01298 871063. Image shows the cover from the Samuel French edition of the play.

Tweet, tweet! National award for Tideswell Cinema

Tideswell Cinema was awarded a splendid glass trophy at the More2Screen Independent Cinema event in London on Wednesday.

The community cinema, which presents more than 50 live theatre, opera, ballet broadcasts and films a year, won the Best Social Media award for publicising its events on Facebook, Twitter and its own tideswellcinema.com website.
The ‘MAFTA’ Award for Tremendous Achievement was presented to committee member Diana Walkden on behalf of the Tideswell Cinema team who said: “We’re thrilled that Tideswell Cinema has been selected for the Best Social Media award.
“It’s especially rewarding as we are a non-profit community cinema run by enthusiastic volunteers – so enthusiastic we love to shout about our events on Twitter and Facebook. It’s great to be able to re-tweet More2Screen messages and tell people they can see these live events in the beautiful Peak District in a room above a village pub (The George) – what could be more enticing.”
More2Screen, which distributes live opera, ballet and theatre events to 5,000 cinemas in 70 territories, said: “Over the past year, we have been very impressed with your dedication to promoting the Royal Opera House season via Twitter and Facebook. You are always the first to retweet and share anything that More2Screen has posted. It is great to see that your venue is passionate about encouraging an appreciation for Event Cinema in your local area.”

Royal Ballet and Royal Opera: 2016 / 2017 Season

ROH_RBThe new Royal Opera & Ballet season has been announced, here are the dates for your diary.

26th September 2016 – Royal Opera House: Norma

17th October 2016 – Royal Opera House: Cosi Fan Tutte

2nd November 2016 – Royal Ballet: Anastasia

15th November 2016 – Royal Opera House: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

8th December 2016 – Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

31st January 2017 – Royal Opera House: Il Trovatore

8th February 2017 – Royal Ballet: Woolf Works

28th February 2017 – Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

30th March 2017 – Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

11th April 2017 – Royal Ballet: Jewels

7th June 2017 – Royal Ballet: The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite & Armand

28th June 2017 – Royal Opera House: Otello

Some cast details are still to be confirmed, we will update the event pages as information is received.

As usual, tickets will go on sale approximately six weeks before broadcast for members and five weeks for non-members.

A View From The Bridge

Our next theatre broadcast is on Thursday, 18th May at 7.30pm.

We still have some seats left for the encore showing of arguably last year’s most dramatic broadcast.


This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.



Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

“Magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold”
Evening Standard

“Emotionally devastating. Unforgettable”

“Grips like a thriller”
The Mail on Sunday

“It has an ominous beauty and the force of a greek tragedy”
The Sunday Times 


“One of the most powerful p
roductions of a Miller play I have ever seen”
Daily Telegraph  



Tickets are £10 and details of how to book are here.

Royal Ballet: Frankenstein

We were wondering who had composed the music for the Royal Ballet production Frankenstein which comes to Tideswell Cinema on the 18th May.

The answer is American composer Lowell Liebermann.

Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has previously choreographed Viscera, Euphotic and Gargoyles to his music.

More details about Lieberman can be found at his website here
and you can read about their collaboration on the Royal Opera House site here

A Night In Bohemia

There are still a few seats left for our special broadcast of Queen’s A Night In Bohemia this Thursday, 21st April at 7.30pm. Fully restored in 5.1 Surround Sound.  

Here is a taster of what you can expect. Trailer

Filmed live on Christmas Eve 1975 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, and bringing to a climax the most eventful and exciting year so far in the band’s career, this ground-breaking concert was transmitted live on BBC Two’s Old Grey Whistle Test. It captured the band firing on all cylinders as they performed breakthrough hits like Killer QueenLiarKeep Yourself Alive and Now I’m Here, as well as the now monumental classic Bohemian Rhapsody.

This special cinema event includes a fascinating archive documentary featuring performance footage and interviews with all four members of the band, offering an illuminating insight into the game-changing year of 1975.

For booking information please go here