What’s On

  • Thu
    27
    Jan
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 140 mins (no interval)

    BBFC Certificate: 12A  (Filmed live in front of an audience)

    An epic family drama telling the story of an Austrian-Jewish families experience over 50 years from the turn of the century to World War II. Written by Britain’s greatest living playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare In Love, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) inspired by his own family history.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 27 January 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £10.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    17
    Feb
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 180 mins (tbc)

    BBFC Certificate: 12A  

    Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Phillip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 17 February 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £15.00 - £13.00 - £10.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    31
    Mar
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 96 mins 

    BBFC Certificate: 12A 

    In 'The Father', Anthony Hopkins plays the eponymous role of a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman).

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 31 March 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £4.00-£5.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 180 mins 

    BBFC Certificate: 12A 

    Henry V
    by William Shakespeare

    Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power.

    Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

    Captured live from the Donmar Warehouse in London, this exciting modern production directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi) explores what it means to be English and our relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we deserve?

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 21 April 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £10.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    19
    May
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 101 mins 

    BBFC Certificate: 15 

    Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 19 May 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £4.00-£5.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2022
    11:00 amMarven Centre

    Running Time: 76 mins 

    1955, BBFC Certificate: U 

    A cute, classy "Lady" cocker spaniel escapes from her confining owner and falls for an alley dog, known as the "Tramp", who rescues her from some mean dogs out on the streets.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 2 June 2022
    Doors Open at 10.40am
    Starts at 11.00am
    Ticket Price: £4.00-£5.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2022
    1:30 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 32 mins 

    2009, Certificate: U 

    ‘Projecting the Past’ was the first major film project undertaken at Sawston Village College. The project explored the history of cinema in Sawston and focused on the former cinema building, Spicer’s Theatre, now on the school site. Cinema operated in this building from its opening in 1932 until the early 1960s. Today, this building is called the Marven Centre and it is from this building that Sawston Cinema, which was established in 2008, now operates. The cinema building was originally constructed by Harry Spicer of the local company Spicers. Harry Spicer also donated the land for the building of Sawston Village College, with the College opening in 1930, and the cinema building following two years later.

    Made by students from Sawston Village College and older members of the local community working with professional filmmaker Peter Harmer, the film both traces the history of cinema locally and recreates the memories of some of the people who both worked and visited the original cinema in Sawston. Some of the people who appear in this film are sadly no longer with us, which makes the film even more poignant. This screening offers an insight into Sawston’s unique cinema past and will be enjoyed by all ages.  Not to be missed.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 2 June 2022
    Doors Open at 1.10pm
    Starts at 1.30pm
    Ticket Price: FREE (Donations welcome)
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2022
    2:30 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 60 mins 

    2011, Certificate: U 

    ‘Henry Morris – The Life & Legacy’ resulted from the project which took place at Sawston Village College in the school’s 80th anniversary year. The project looked at the life and legacy of the school’s visionary founder, Henry Morris.

    Described as ‘educator extraordinary’, Henry Morris established the concept of the village college, of which Sawston was the first. Sawston Village College was opened by the then Prince of Wales on 30 October 1930, with the Prince planting a tree to mark the occasion. 80 years on, the school planted another tree as part of this project and to commemorate that opening.

    Young people worked with project partners from The Henry Morris Memorial Trust to research the fascinating life of Henry Morris, and the result is a stunning and informative film which will be of interest to anyone who has attended a village college or is interested in the village college concept.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 2 June 2022
    Doors Open at 2.10pm
    Starts at 2.30pm
    Ticket Price: FREE (Donations welcome)
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2022
    4:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 52 mins 

    2015, Certificate: U 

    ‘Journeys Intertwined’ was made at Sawston Village College as part of a project marking the centenary of the First World War. The centenary in 2014 of the outbreak of the First World War gave rise to a wide range of commemorative activities, from high profile national events to innumerable local initiatives, as individual towns, villages, churches and schools took the opportunity to find out about and commemorate those of their communities who died in the war. Journeys Intertwined is different. We identified three stories which arose from people in the local community, but only one of them was about a soldier of the war who came from here; the other two were a soldier from Northampton and a German soldier, both of whom have descendants living in the area. These three men almost certainly never encountered each other during the war, but their family stories have now intertwined and ended up in the same English village, Sawston, where one of them grew up.

    In this way, Journeys Intertwined shows how our shared history is full of unexpected twists and changes of direction, overcoming even the national enmity of the battlefield.

    Sawston Village College worked with local resident, Sean Lang, Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University to complete this project.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 2 June 2022
    Doors Open at 3.40pm
    Starts at 4.00pm
    Ticket Price: FREE (Donations welcome)
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2022
    5:40 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 124 mins 

    BBFC Certificate: U 

    ‘The Quiet Man’ is a 1952 American film directed by John Ford. It stars John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen.

    The story is that of retired boxer, Sean Thornton, who has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean’s eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful, but poor woman, and the younger sister of ill-tempered ‘Red’ Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will’s pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the main plot, with Sean’s past as a dark undercurrent.

    The Quiet Man won two Academy Awards, was nominated for five additional Oscars, and was among the top grossing films of 1952. It was also John Wayne's second of five movies with Maureen O'Hara. The romantic comedy/drama went on to be the personal favourite of both.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 2 June 2022
    Doors Open at 5.15pm
    Starts at 5.40pm
    Ticket Price: £4.00-£5.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 180 mins 

    BBFC Certificate: 15 

    Straight Line Crazy

    a new play by David Hare

    directed by Nicholas Hytner

    Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

    For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

    Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

    Broadcast from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 16 June 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £10.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 122 mins 

    BBFC Certificate: 12 

    The film is inspired by the shocking true story of a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) who uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths, due to one of the world's largest corporations.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 23 June 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £4.00-£5.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    07
    Jul
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 94 mins 

    BBFC Certificate: 12

    'Belfast' is the humorous, tender and intensely personal story of one boy's childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 7 July 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £4.00-£5.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 120 mins tbc

    BBFC Certificate: 15 tbc

    Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

    Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

    Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.

    Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

    A production from Empire Street Productions.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 21 July 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £10.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    08
    Sep
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 180 mins tbc

    BBFC Certificate: 12A

    Much Ado About Nothing

    by William Shakespeare

    directed by Simon Godwin

    Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.

    The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love.

    A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.

    Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 8 September 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £10.00 - £15.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825
  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2022
    7:00 pmMarven Centre

    Running Time: 180 mins tbc

    BBFC Certificate: 12A tbc

    Jack Absolute Flies Again

    by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris

    based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals

    A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).

    After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

    Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.

    ‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors

    Sawston Cinema, Sawston on Thursday 6 October 2022
    Doors Open at 6.30pm
    Starts at 7.00pm
    Ticket Price: £10.00
    Box Office: 01223 712825

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