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Blockbuster films & live entertainment at Melksham Assembly Hall

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MELKSHAM Assembly Hall is set to show more  blockbuster films and live entertainment.

The next cinema screenings at Assembly Hall are: Saturday 24th January, 10.30am, The Book of Life (PG). Friday 30th January, 7.30pm, My Old Lady (PG). Friday 6th February, 7.30pm, Mr Turner (12A). Saturday 7th February, 10.30am, Tinkerbell & The Legend of the Never Beast (U) and on Friday 13th February, 7.30pm, The Imitation Game (PG).

For all showings tickets at 10.00am are £3 for under 15s and £4 for adults. All tickets from 5.00pm are £6 each. Doors open 30 minutes before the show and there is a licensed bar, tea and coffees.

The next live entertainment dates are on Friday 16th January, 7pm for The Crucible (screening) and Thursday 22nd January, 7pm for Treasure Island (screening).

Tickets for each live entertainment event is £10 and doors open 30 minutes before the show starts.

Synopsis:

The Book of Life (PG): a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village. He is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

My Old Lady (PG): Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he’s shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager – an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale – and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death.

Mr Turner (12A): Mr. Turner is profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty

Tinkerbell & The Legend of the Never Beast (U): Fun and talented animal fairy Fawn believes you can’t judge a book by its cover, or an animal by its fangs, so she befriends a huge and mysterious creature known as the NeverBeast. While Tinkerbell and her friends aren’t so sure about this scary addition to Pixie Hollow, the elite Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their home. Fawn must trust her heart and take a leap of faith if she hopes to rally the girls to save the NeverBeast.

The Imitation Game (PG): Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Live Entertainment

The Crucible (screening): Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.

In a small tight-knit community in Salem, Massachusetts, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria. Miller’s timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.

The Crucible was captured live at The Old Vic, London during its 2014 season. The production is 3hrs 38mins including a 10 minute interval.

Treasure Island (screening): It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

This winter, Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life on the Olivier stage in a thrilling new adaptation by Bryony Lavery. Not one of us must breathe a word of what we’ve found…

For more information visit www.melksham assemblyhall.com or call 01225 709887