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THE latest blockbuster movies fresh from the cinema are to be shown at Melksham Assembly Hall, starting with Bridget Jones’s Baby next Friday night.
Bridget Jones’s Baby (15) Friday 13th January, 7.30pm. Breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) leaves Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack (Patrick Dempsey). Things couldn’t be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.
Then, Sully (12A) Friday 27th January, 7.30pm. On Jan 15th, 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger tries to make an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation.
Next up is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A) Saturday 28th January, 10.30am. The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he misplaces his suitcase and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape.
Then, Birth of a Nation (15) Friday 17th February, 7.30pm. Nate Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumours of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonise to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realises that he can no longer just stand by.
Then, Finding Dory (PG) Saturday 25th February, 10.30am. Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.
Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mum and dad from captivity.
Moana (PG) Saturday 4th March, 10.30am. A sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master Wayfinder and fulfil her ancestors’ unfinished quest.
Then, Trolls (PG) Saturday 25th March, 10.30am. Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.
Tickets for the 10.30am performances are £3 for under 15s; £4/6 for adults. For the 7:30pm shows all tickets are £6 or two time credits. They are available on the night or in advance at Melksham Assembly Hall (01225 709887). Doors open 30 minutes before the movie.