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. 

How to Change the World – live premiere


We will be showing How to Change the World at 8pm on Wednesday 9th September. This unique live broadcast will include a screening of the film followed by a Q&A with a panel including the film’s director Jerry Rothwell, Vivienne Westwood and other special guests.

In 1971, a group of friends sail a boat into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. How To Change the World is a hippie heist movie, the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement, using rare archival footage that brings their extraordinary world to life.

Written and directed by Jerry Rothwell and produced by Al Morrow and Bous de Jong, How to Change the World chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young Canadian environmentalists – underground journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and expatriate American draft dodgers – who set out to stop Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and ended up inventing environmental activism.

Using hitherto unseen footage from personal and Greenpeace archives, the books and private journals of Hunter, and interviews with key players, the film spans the period from the first expedition to enter the nuclear test zone in 1971 through the first whale and seal campaigns, and ends in 1979, when, victims of their own success, the founders gave away their central role to create Greenpeace International.

Doors open at 7.30 – please arrive in time to register and order interval drinks before the performance commences.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

London Road: the film – National Theatre

LondonRoad_Poster_NoTitle_100315We will be showing the premiere of the feature film adaptation of London Road live from the National Theatre at 6:45pm on Tuesday June 9th 2015.

The evening will feature an exclusive Q&A with the key cast and crew following the screening of the film.

Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of London Road reunites the award winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe, music by Adam Cork and directed by Rufus Norris (Broken).

With an ensemble cast that includes Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood, Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy, London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street.

The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events, and is based on interviews conducted with the road’s real residents. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.

Running time: 2h 15mins.

Please arrive by 6.15pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.

The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.

Life is Beautiful


Thursday 9th May 2013, 7.30pm

Set in 1930s Italy, Guido, a carefree Jewish bookshop owner leads a fairy tale life, having courted and married a woman from a nearby city – all is well and they live happily together with their young son until the onset of the German occupation.

In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a concentration camp, Guido imagines the holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank.

Email to purchase tickets.

The Whistleblower

the whistleblowerTuesday 30 April 2013, 7.30pm

Inspired by true events, Kathy (Rachel Weisz) is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia.

Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk.

Vanessa Redgrave and Benedict Cumberbatch co-star.

Email to book tickets.