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Oliver Twist Talk (PG)

Oliver Twist Talk

The Parish Boy’s Progress, From Book to Film to Musical

With a new production of ‘Oliver!’ at Chichester Festival Theatre, this talk will trace the history of the many adaptations of the story, from Dickens’s novel to stage and film versions, dramas and musicals.

It is over 185 years since the novel was serialised; since then there have been countless films and television series. This talk by Education Team member Andrew Vance, illustrated with a range of clips, will look at the films from the 1909 Vitograph Studios version up to Roman Polanski’s 2005 film, including David Lean’s famous adaptation with Sir Alec Guinness. Other famous actors who have played Fagin include Lon Chaney, George C Scott, Richard Dreyfuss and Ben Kingsley. It will explore the ways in which depictions of Fagin have changed from Dickens’s original characterisation, including the persistent accusations of antisemitism. Lionel Bart cast Ron Moody, a comic actor, as Fagin in his musical, who then went on to play the role in the Oscar winning film directed by Carol Reed. We can look forward to a new adaptation of ‘Oliver!’, directed by Matthew Bourne, at the Chichester Festival Theatre this summer.

100m (inc 10m Q&A)

Sat 27 Jul 10:30

In the Auditorium

Tickets £7.50

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Saturday 27 Jul 202410:30 Book Now

Oliver Twist (U)

Oliver Twist

1948 Version

In Charles Dickens' classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home. This is the definitive version, and we are delighted to screen it at New Park to complement the Chichester Festival Theatre Summer musical production of ‘Oliver!’.

When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist (John Howard Davies) dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble (Francis L. Sullivan), for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin Artful Dodger (Anthony Newley) and his criminal mentor, Fagin (Alec Guinness). When kindly Mr. Brownlow (Henry Stephenson) takes Oliver in, Fagin's evil henchman Bill Sikes (Robert Newton) plots to kidnap the boy. This masterly adaptation of the Dickens novel by director David Lean brims with unforgettable scenes and performances, especially Guinness's Fagin and Newton's genuinely frightening Bill Sikes.

UK 1948 David Lean 105m

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Saturday 27 Jul 202413:00 Book Now

The Commandant's Shadow (12A)

The Commandant's Shadow

Follows Hans Jürgen Höss, the son of Auschwitz Camp Commandant Rudolf Höss (from the recent ‘The Zone of Interest’), when he confronts his father's involvement in the murder of over a million Jews during the Holocaust.

The Höss clan was fictionally captured in Jonathan Glazer’s Academy Award-winning ‘The Zone of Interest’. Now, the family that inspired the disturbing saga is focused on in this new documentary. The documentary centres on two stories, one of Auschwitz survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and another of Höss recalling his own childhood in the family villa at Auschwitz. The two meet 80 years later, and together with their children, Kai Höss and Maya Lasker-Wallfisch explore their very different hereditary burdens. The documentary includes original excerpts of Rudolf Höss’ autobiography, written shortly before his execution. We will be rescreening ‘The Zone of Interest’to complement this documentary. (Some subtitles)

USA 2024 Daniela Volker 110m

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Saturday 27 Jul 202415:30 Book Now
Monday 29 Jul 202418:00 Book Now

Chuck Chuck Baby (15)

Chuck Chuck Baby

In this heartwarming drama, a woman is struggling through her daily routine both at home and at the local chicken factory (Chuck Chuck Baby), when an old flame comes back into the picture.

Present day, industrial North Wales. Helen (Louise Brealey) lives with her ex-husband (Celyn Jones), his 20-year-old girlfriend (Emily Fairn), their new baby - and his dying mother Gwen (Sorcha Cusack). Helen's mundane world takes a surprising turn with Joanne's (Annabel Scholey) return; they were the objects of the other's secret teenage passions. Encouraged by Helen, Joanne starts a playful wooing game. As they fall in love, Helen's zest for life returns but Joanne feels the walls close in as she faces something darker from her past. This is a bighearted, crowd-pleasing tale of love, liberation and female empowerment which boldly uses some musical standards (including Neil Diamond’s ’Dirty Old Town’ and The Pogues’ ‘Dirty Old Tow’) to convey the high emotional stakes at play.

UK 2023 Janis Pugh 101m

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Saturday 27 Jul 202417:45 Book Now
Tuesday 30 Jul 202413:30 Book Now

Fly Me to the Moon (12A)

Fly Me to the Moon

When the White House deems a Nasa mission too important to fail, a marketing expert is directed to stage a fake moon landing as back-up.

Brought in to fix NASA's public image, sparks fly in all directions as marketing ace Kelly Jones (ScarlettJohansson) wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis's (Channing Tatum) already difficult task.

This is a sharp, stylish comedy-drama set against the high-stakes backdrop of NASA's historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

USA 2024 Greg Berlanti

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The Conversation (12A)

The Conversation

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered. This tense, paranoid thriller presents Francis Ford Coppola at his finest.

Surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide (Harrison Ford) to tail a young couple, Mark (Frederic Forrest) and Ann (Cindy Williams). Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan (John Cazale) manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger. Hackman is superb in this brilliant conspiracy thriller which has been restored and reissued. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes 1974, Coppola's film confirms its status as a classic, a movie of real authority.

USA 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 113m

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Sunday 28 Jul 202413:15 Book Now
Wednesday 31 Jul 202418:00 Book Now

The Machine that Kills Bad People (PG)

The Machine that Kills Bad People

La Macchina Ammazzacattivi

The third (and least known) film in our Italian Neo-Realism season follows a man who is given a special power which he quickly begins to use, and abuse. Rossellini’s highly stylised satire is a morality tale that marks a transition in the filmmaker’s career.

A photographer in a small fishing village is visited by a man who claims to be Saint Andrea. The Saint gives him a special camera device to solve the village's ills - by taking a photograph of an existing picture, the photo subject dies. Initially sure of his good intentions, he aims the weapon at human injustice, but discovers in the process that good and evil are intertwined. Inspired by the commedia dell’arte, complete with political allusions and a strong moral message, the film was initially abandoned by Rossellini in 1948, only to be completed four years later. (Subtitles)

Italy 1952 Roberto Rossellini 83m

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Sunday 28 Jul 202415:30 Book Now
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Canaletto and the Art of Venice (PG)

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Exhibition on Screen

No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. This film offers an immersive journey into his remarkable life and art.

Sun 28 Jul 17:30

Wed 31 Jul 13:45

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Sunday 28 Jul 202417:30 Book Now
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Inside Out 2 (U)

Inside Out 2

In this sequel to one of Pixar’s best recent films, we follow Riley in her teenage years as she encounters new emotions.

The little voices inside Riley's (Kensington Tallman) head know her inside and out - but now, everything changes as Riley is introduced to a new emotion: anxiety.

USA 2024 Kelsey Mann 100m

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Monday 29 Jul 202413:00 Book Now
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Thursday 1 Aug 202413:00 Book Now

The Zone of Interest (12A)

The Zone of Interest

The commandant of Auschwitz and his wife strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

The film observes Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel) and his wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller) as they live their happy family life right next door to the concentration camp. Shot like a casual European dramedy about a family at their summer home, the reality that surrounds them is revealed only by the barbed wire fences, small details in conversation, skies filled with smoke, bursts of sound design, and the piercing score. Friedel as Höss is frightening in his mundanity and Hüller as Hedwig gives the film its twisted humanity. The moments where Hedwig is cruel to her house staff almost feel like a relief - evil we can see even if it’s so much milder than what’s over the walls. In the novel from where this screenplay has been adapted, the lead was named Paul Doll. Glazer, best known for ‘Sexy Beast’ and ‘Under the Skin’, specifically chose to name his main character Rudolf Höss (almost identical to Rudolf Hess) to bring the weight of a well-recorded historical character living in a specific place and time. (Subtitles)

USA 2023 Jonathan Glazer 105m

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Monday 29 Jul 202420:15 Book Now
Wednesday 31 Jul 202415:45 Book Now



Walter Francisco will be revealing his first Film Festival programme on the 1st August, and everyone is invited. Together with Patrick Hargood from the Cinema's Education Team, they will guide you through the various strands, talks, special events and hidden gems.

Free snacks and drink will be offered.

Thu 1 Aug 11:00

FREE - Tickets must be booked in advance (Get in quick!)

Tickets on sale for Members from Thu 4 Jul 10am,

and for the General Public from Fri 5 Jul 10am.

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Thursday 1 Aug 202411:00 Book Now

Thelma (PG)


When 93-year-old Thelma Post gets duped by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson, she sets out on a treacherous quest across the city to reclaim what was taken from her.

Inspired by a real-life experience of director Josh Margolin's own grandmother, this film puts a clever spin on movies like ‘Mission: Impossible’, shining the spotlight on an elderly grandmother as an unlikely action hero. With infectious humour, Margolin employs the familiar tropes of the action genre in hilarious, age-appropriate ways to tackle aging with agency. In the first leading film role of her 70-year career, June Squibb (‘About Schmidt’, ‘Nebraska’) portrays the strong-willed Thelma with grit and determination, demonstrating that she is more than capable of taking care of business - despite what her daughter Gail (Parker Posey), son-in-law Alan (Clark Gregg), or grandson Danny (Fred Hechinger) might believe. There is no doubting Squibb’s charisma, expertly supported by recently deceased Richard Roundtree (‘Shaft’).

Switzerland/USA 2024 Josh Margolin 97m

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Freud's Last Session (15)

Freud's Last Session

Sigmund Freud (Anthony Hopkins) and converted atheist C.S. Lewis (Matthew Goode) meet as their worlds are going through drastic change.

September 1939, Hitler has just invaded Poland and set Europe at war. Freud arrived in London a year earlier, after the Nazis marched into Vienna, whilst Lewis is an Oxford don who has not yet written his beloved Narnia books, but has recently embraced Christianity after years as a nonbeliever. These two titans of 20th-century thought meet at the psychoanalyst’s London home to discuss God, father figures and, of course, sex. This lavish film is based on a modest off-Broadway play that captivated theatre audiences a decade ago. Playwright Mark St. Germain worked with director Matthew Brown to reshape his two-character drama into this intriguing film, which also benefits from wonderful cinematography and production design.

UK 2023 Matthew Brown 108m

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Friday 2 Aug 202416:00 Book Now
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Hamlet (2024) (15)

Hamlet (2024)

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Shakespearian titan Ian McKellen, stars in this thrilling and uniquely modern take on The Bard’s classic tragedy. In cinemas nationwide for a special one night event on 27th February, the screening will include an exclusive recorded Q&A with Ian McKellen and Director Sean Mathias.

Tue 27 Feb 20:15

Tue 9 Apr 19:45

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Friday 2 Aug 202420:00 Book Now

Present Laughter (PG)

Present Laughter

NT Live

The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (‘Vanya’, ‘Fleabag’) and Indira Varma (‘Macbeth’).

Thu 18 Jul 19:00

Sun 21 Jul 13:30

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Sunday 4 Aug 202413:15 Book Now

The Barn (12A)

The Barn

Follow the supernatural story of Ellen as she discovers the truth of a Viking artifact that accompanies her journey through the ages.  

Brought to you by Chichester Fimmakers, the local community led film production company supported by an inspiring line up of cast, crew, emerging talent from across Sussex and Hampshire, and the multi-BAFTA winning actress Kate Winslet.

A girl dressed in 14th century garb is discovered lifeless in a darkened farm barn. Adopted by the farmer and his family, the girl begins to notice something strange. She doesn't appear to age.  Upon the death of her adopted parents, she is accused of witchery and chased from the village. Some years later she is discovered again, lifeless.  Her back punctured and covered with dried blood. She is awoken by voices from a distant past and the reminder of something mysterious that she has held close all this time.  She doesn't remember her life before, but her path ahead becomes suddenly clear when a message from the King of The Vikings is revealed.

The Barn is a community led film production with a professional industry cast and crew supported by local skills and talent.   Founded in 2023, Chichester Filmmakers works with local amateurs, semi-professionals, youth, and anyone wanting to either develop their film industry skills, progress their career, or dip their toe in the film making process, and is supported by a variety of local and national organisations from the film industry including Chichester Community Development Trust, Old Chapel Productions, Shouting Sound & Motion Productions, Weald & Downland Living Museum, Graded Films (Arundel), Let’s Make Films, ScreenSkills UK, Chichester City Council, and many others.  Learn more at and iMDb

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Sunday 4 Aug 202416:45 Book Now

A Greyhound of a Girl (U)

A Greyhound of a Girl

In this delicate coming-of-age story, four generations of women are on a midnight road trip like no other.

Mary  (Mia O'Connor) is a cheeky 12-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Granny (Rosaleen Linehan) is dying. When a mysterious young woman (Charlene McKenna) turns up with a message for her Granny, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure. The woman is the ghost of Granny's own mother, who has come to help her daughter say good-bye and guide her safely out of this world. She needs the help of Mary and her mother Scarlett (Sharon Horgan), who embark on a road trip to the past. This is a journey across the barriers of time, where one of the travellers is dead, one of them is dying, one of them is driving and one of them is just starting out. A very charming film.

Luxembourg/Italy 2023 Enzo D'Alò 85m

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Monday 5 Aug 202413:45 Book Now
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Unicorns (15)


A nightclub performer living a double life, and a young single father meet, sparking a search for identity. A touching story about a cross-cultural queer romance that’s both raw and heartfelt.

Mechanic Luke (Ben Hardy) is a 26-year-old single dad trying to raise his son in Essex. One night, he unintentionally happens upon an underground club night and doesn’t recognize that it’s specifically for queer South Asians. When the gorgeous and sexy Aysha (Jason Patel) hits the stage, he’s utterly transfixed. Unable to deny the spark between them the pair are forced down the unexpected path of transformation, where they must question their identities and confront their individual truths. The film alternates between the thrill of raw desire, the gravity of familial responsibility and the transformative power of being seen for who you really are. Hardy and Patel shine in one of the must-see romances of the Summer, their chemistry is often divine, and the latter delivers such a layered and charismatic performance you’re with it till the end.

UK 2023 Sally El Hosaini & James Krishna Floyd 119m

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Monday 5 Aug 202420:00 Book Now
Tuesday 6 Aug 202418:00 Book Now

Despicable Me 4 (U)

Despicable Me 4

Gru, the world’s favourite supervillain- turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem.

Gru (Steve Carell), Lucy (Kristen Wiig), Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Madison Skyy Polan) welcome a new member to the family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad. Besides this, the family is also faced with a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Sofia Vergara), and the family is forced to go on the run. Packed with non-stop action and filled with the signature subversive humour that is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

USA 2024 Chris Renaud & Patrick Delage 95m

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Friday 9 Aug 202413:15 Book Now
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What Remains (15)

What Remains

At a Scandinavian psychiatric hospital, an uneasy triumvirate of a murderer, a therapist and a policeman all have a vested interest in unearthing the truth, and a deepening co-dependency threatens to consume them all. For lovers of Nordic Noir.

This is the true story of Mads Lake (Gustaf Skarsgård), a restless, elusive and hypersensitive man who confesses to crimes he doesn't remember committing. His psychotherapist Anna Rudebeck (Andrea Riseborough) and the policeman Soren Rank (Stellan Skarsgård) who follows his case push Mads to relive the memories of a tormented past in which violence suffocates every moment. Riseborough is as usual – brilliant, and we are treated to not only Gustav Skarsgård, but to his father Stellan as well. Director Huang is a director and screenwriter, but also and most of all a world-famous artist. After moving to the UK to study art, it is in Europe that his career took off. (In English)

Finland/China 2022 Ran Huang 131m

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Friday 9 Aug 202415:15 Book Now
Monday 12 Aug 202420:00 Book Now

Twisters (12A)


The sequel to the 1996 disaster epic ‘Twister’, will follow a new story and cast of characters and promises to bring back some of that good, old dusty action.

This time the adventures of the crazy storm-chasers involve a tornado ripping through Reno and even a rare fire tornado that threatens an oil refinery. The new generation which include Glen Powell (‘Top Gun: Maverick’), Daisy Edgar-Jones (‘Where the Crawdads Sing’) and Maura Tierney (‘American Rust’) will get to ‘enjoy’ the thrill of chasing after the deadly cyclones. This is that perfect summer film full of unbelievable stunt sequences, clever one-liners and just the right amount of humour thrown in. And yes, of course there will be some livestock twirling through the air.

USA 2024 Lee Isaac Chung

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Friday 9 Aug 202420:15 Book Now
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BARBIE (Open Air) (12A)

BARBIE (Open Air)



To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you're a Ken. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling star in the smartest blockbuster of the summer.

Barbie herself is living her best life in her perfect Barbie world, partying of an evening with Barbies who are political leaders, supreme court judges and Nobel laureates (including Dua Lipa and Issa Rae), and a castrato chorus of beach-bunny Ken clones when suddenly she is assailed with the terrible thought of dying. Weird Barbie tells her she must journey to the real world outside to sort this out and so she and Ken arrive in scuzzy Santa Monica in time-honoured fish-out-of-water style. Greta Gerwig serves up a frothy confection of fashion and fun coupled with searing social critique of the iconic doll in the movie Barbie.

Fri 9 Aug 20:15 at Priory Park  

Gates Open 19:00

Special Family Ticket: £28 (2 Adults & 2 Kids)

Advance Tickets £12.50 (£14.50 on the day if available)  

Kids £3 (£3 on the day if available)


Screenings take place at Chichester's beautiful Priory Park.

Part of the prestigious Chichester International Film Festival.

Bring a Picnic Blanket or Chair, and a Picnic Basket filled with your favourite goodies.

Drinks & Snacks available

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Friday 9 Aug 202420:15 Book Now





Can an ordinary Lego mini-figure stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together. This is the perfect family film for anyone who loves Lego… and that’s everyone!

Emmet (Chris Pratt) is a basic Lego figurine who always follows the rules, when he is mistakenly identified as an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil tyrant's (Will Ferrell) plans to conquer the world. Watch out for many mini-figures from your childhood including Batman, Superman, C3PO, R2D2, Dumbledore and Gandalf. Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson head up the rest of the voice cast. This modern-day cult classic turns 10-years-old this year, and this is a very rare opportunity to see it on the big outdoor screen.

Sat 10 Aug 16:00


Special Family Ticket: £28 (2 Adults & 2 Kids)

Advance Tickets £12.50 (£14.50 on the day if available)  

Kids £3 (£3 on the day if available)

Sat 10 Aug 16:00 at Priory Park  

Gates open 15:00


Screenings take place at Chichester's beautiful Priory Park.

Part of the prestigious Chichester International Film Festival.

Bring a Picnic Blanket or Chair, and a Picnic Basket filled with your favourite goodies.

Drinks & Snacks available

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Saturday 10 Aug 202416:00 Book Now

Sleep (15)



A young, expectant wife must figure out how to stop her husband's nightmarish sleepwalking habits before he harms himself or his family. A quality chiller!

Two young and charming expectant parents are happily thriving together in a small urban apartment. A very pregnant Soo-jin (Jung Yu-mi) whole-heartedly supports her husband, Hyun-su (Lee Sun-kyun), as he pursues a moderately successful acting career. One night, she finds him sitting silently at the edge of their bed. He then ominously says, “Someone is inside”, before collapsing into a deep sleep. This is a thriller/horror that will leave you guessing. Like the almost supernatural landscape of slumber, Yu’s brilliant debut is at times mysterious, but thhere is no room for rest, as each scene, each character and each beat of this film are tightly crafted with precision and attention to detail.

South Korea 2023 Jason You 95m

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Saturday 10 Aug 202420:15 Book Now
Monday 12 Aug 202418:00 Book Now

DIRTY DANCING (Open Air) (12A)


Let’s get dressed up in our best 1960’s outfits, to celebrate this 80’s classic. Singing and dancing along to the spectacular 1960’s soundtrack is not only allowed, but fully encouraged! Let’s make this one the most memorable Saturday night of 2024!

‘Dirty Dancing’ represents a lot of what made eighties cinema so great. There’s the obsession with the sixties, Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, a brilliant soundtrack, and of course a story about the guy from the wrong side of the tracks and the upper class girl above him in certain respects.

In the summer of 1963, the innocent Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a holiday resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music, where she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love. Following some trials and tribulations,  Johnny returns to put his holiday love centre stage ("nobody puts Baby in a corner") in the iconic final dance sequence. There is no suggestion of a happy ever after; the point is that they have shown each other and us how to live. We defy you not to cry and cheer at the same time.

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Saturday 10 Aug 202420:15 Book Now

Journey to Italy (PG)

Journey to Italy

Viaggio in Italia

An unhappily married couple attempts to find direction and insight while vacationing in Naples.

Sharing a passionless existence together, married English couple Alexander (George Sanders) and Katherine Joyce (Ingrid Bergman) travel to Naples after inheriting a villa. On the verge of divorce, with neither one's disposition warming to the other, they decide to spend the rest of the trip separately. Katherine visits museums and historical sites, whereas Alexander goes to Capri to unwind with drinks. However, during the course of their vacation, the Joyces both undergo changes. Ridiculed when it first appeared in 1953, but correctly acclaimed as masterwork a few years later by the Cahiers du Cinéma critics - who became the French New Wave. This film marks the point where neo-realism begins to be rejected and anticipates the modernism of Antonioni's ‘L'Avventura’. (Some subtitles)

Italy 1954 Roberto Rossellini 97m

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Sunday 11 Aug 202413:15 Book Now
Tuesday 13 Aug 202418:00 Book Now

WONKA (Open Air) (PG)

WONKA (Open Air)

In Aid of Stonepillow

The wondrous story of how the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

Based on the extraordinary character at the centre of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ Roald Dahl’s most iconic children's book and one of the best-selling children's books of all time. Timothée Chalamet stars in the title role, featuring his early days as an eccentric chocolatier and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures. Chalamet and newcomer Calah Lane lead the incredible ensemble cast which includes Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Tom Davis, Olivia Colman, Simon Farnaby and Hugh Grant.

USA/UK 2023 Paul King 116m

Sun 11 Aug 17:00


Special Family Ticket: £28 (2 Adults & 2 Kids)

Advance Tickets £12.50 (£14.50 on the day if available)  

Kids £3 (£3 on the day if available)

Sun 11 Aug 16:00 at Priory Park  

Gates open 15:00


Screenings take place at Chichester's beautiful Priory Park.

Part of the prestigious Chichester International Film Festival.

Films start at 20:15

Bring a Picnic Blanket or Chair, and a Picnic Basket filled with your favourite goodies.

Drinks & Snacks available

This special screening is put on in Aid of Stonepillow.

A charity in Chichester helping prevent homelessness and empowering homeless people to transform their lives.

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Sunday 11 Aug 202416:00 Book Now



40th Anniversary Remaster: Considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time, this is the perfect way to end a weekend of open-air screenings. Newly restored in 4K.

Director Jonathan Demme (‘Philadelphia’, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’) captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band’s frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band’s hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit. 'Stop Making Sense' brilliantly represents Demme’s endless love of musical performance and gleeful urgency.

USA 2024 Jonathan Demme 88m

Sun 11 Aug 20:15 - Priory Park

Gates open 19:00


Advance Tickets £12.50 (£14.50 on the day if available)  


Screenings take place at Chichester's beautiful Priory Park.

Part of the prestigious Chichester International Film Festival.

Bring a Picnic Blanket or Chair, and a Picnic Basket filled with your favourite goodies.

Drinks & Snacks available

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Sunday 11 Aug 202420:15 Book Now



Special Event

With Chichester City Band

A special unique concert by the Chichester City Band to celebrate 100 years of the Chichester Rotary Club and 100 years of Disney.

Join us at St Paul’s Church for a musical celebration of classic cinema where we will skip through the history of cinema, one decade at a time, highlighting some of the most iconic pieces of film music ever composed. Conductor Alfie Hughes will guide his talented orchestra through the decades, from Al Jolson in ‘The Jazz Singer;’ through ‘Over the Rainbow’ from ‘The Wizard of Oz;’ the classic ‘Dambusters’ theme; James Bond’s unmistakeable motif; and on to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Harry Potter’. So many pieces that you will recognise and love.

Tickets £15

Sat 17 Aug 19:00 - St Paul’s Church

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Saturday 17 Aug 202419:00 Book Now



Summoned to Portugal by a filmmaker friend, a sound engineer travels the city and falls in love with a singer. A dreamy philosophical travelogue made in poetic style by German director Wim Wenders.

The director Friedrich Monroe (Patrick Bauchau) is having trouble finishing a silent black and white film about Lisbon. He calls his sound engineer friend Phillip Winter (Rudiger Vogler) for help, who arrives in Lisbon weeks later, with no sign of Monroe, and an unfinished film. Winter becomes fascinated by the city and the Portuguese singer Teresa (Teresa Salgueiro of the band Madredeus), so decides to stay, and it is there that he starts to record the sound of the film. At the same time Monroe cruises through the city with a camera, capturing moments of the beautiful city. Wenders became enthralled by the haunting music of Madredeus – do immerse yourself in it - and made their sound integral to his film. This is a postcard to the enchanting city of Lisbon, placing front and centre the ancient crooked cobbled lanes, extraordinary colours and lyrical sounds of the Portuguese capital. (Some subtitles)

Portugal/Germany 1994 Wim Wenders 100m

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Sunday 18 Aug 202419:00 Book Now (Closed)

SOLO (15)


Special Film & Show Event

In Partnership with Chichester Cabaret Club

A young man deals with two impossible loves: a passionate crush on fellow drag artist Oliver and a distant and cold relationship with his opera diva mother Claire.

Simon (Théodore Pellerin) is a rising star in Montreal's drag scene. Friendly with his fellow drag queens and supported by his sister, who delights in designing increasingly elaborate and beautiful costumes for his act, Simon vibrates with the passion of his adopted artistic community. When he meets Oliver (Félix Maritaud), the alluring new recruit at the club, their irresistible chemistry sparks an electric romance and a fulfilling creative collaboration. When Simon’s mother - a bona fide opera diva - returns after years on the road, he immediately withdraws under the shadow of her influence? Beautifully charting the highs and lows of falling in love and finding oneself in one's art, writer and director Sophie Dupuis's film is a passionate feat of character-driven storytelling and visual extravagance, celebrating the drag world in all its splendour and heartache. A triumph! (Subtitles)

Canada 2023 Sophie Dupuis 101m

We are delighted to welcome Chichester Cabaret Club and Dickie Bows & Petticoats Mistress of Ceremonies Dawn Gracie together with larger than life drag act The Madame for a 45-minute show directly after the film.

From Ms Gracie you can expect a warm welcome and some quick wit ahead of the film. Afterwards, The Madame brings comedy that is on the pulse with current affairs and parody songs that will be ruined, for you, by her, for years to come.

Tickets £16

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Tuesday 20 Aug 202420:00 Book Now




SHERLOCK JR. – 100th Anniversary

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the classic Keaton film ‘Sherlock Jr.’, we present this very special event that will see the Buster Plays Buster jazz quartet entertain us with some jazz standards from the best exponents of the art in history, followed by a unique screening of the hilarious silent film accompanied by the talented quartet.


In the first part of the evening, drummer Buster Birch's well-knit band - Jo Fooks (saxophone), Neil Casey (piano) and Pete Ringrose (bass) - perform a live "tribute to the greats" which includes some jazz standards by the likes of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and Bill Evans, performed along to some short movies created especially for the music. 50min.

There will be a 30-minute interval (the bar is open!) followed by:


A film projectionist (Buster Keaton) longs to be a detective and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocket-watch.

Keaton gives us a never-ending stream of amazing and entertaining sights - coming faster and faster as the film proceeds. The Buster Birch Quartet will perform jazz standards live to the screening. The music is arranged for the group, scored out and sync'd to the movie and also features plenty of improvised solos from the musicians. As the comic melodrama unfolds the band adroitly accompanies each scene with well-chosen jazz tunes and popular songs - 'Killer Joe', 'Sidewinder', 'My One and Only Love', 'Salt Peanuts' and so on.

USA 1924 Buster Keaton 45m

Wed 21 Aug 19:30 – The Spring, Havant

Tickets to be purchased through THE SPRING.

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Wednesday 21 Aug 202419:30 Book Now (Use BOOK AT THE SPRING Button) (Closed)