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Lock Meadow, , Barker Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8RG

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • 2015
  • US
  • 86 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Walt Becker
  • Written by: Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman, Randi Mayem Singer
  • Cast: Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Bella Thorne, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tony Hale

The three squeaky-voiced vermin hit the road on a mission to stop their owner Dave (Lee) from proposing. A passing reference to John Waters' 1972 cult classic Pink Flamingos, which features an infamous excrement-eating scene, highlights the extent to which this film serves pretty much the same substance to the viewer.

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Bad Neighbours 2

Bad Neighbours 2
  • 2016
  • US
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Seth Rogen

When college student Shelby (Moretz) forms a new sorority so that she and her friends can have as much fun as the guys, it annoys their neighbours the Radners (Byrne and Rogen). A fun, feminist sequel with manic energy, an empowering message and a cast gifted with spot-on timing; Moretz especially is having a great time.

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Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War
  • 2016
  • US
  • 147 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Written by: Christopher Markus , Stephen McFeely, Mark Millar (comic book)
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt

When world leaders demand that the Avengers operate under UN supervision, the team splits. If you haven't seen previous instalments it will make no sense, but if you have, all the plot points bear bittersweet fruit, in a brilliant combination of hectic action and one liners with intimate, heartbreaking moments.

Fri 6 May
3D
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Capture the Flag

Capture the Flag
  • 2015
  • Spain
  • 94 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Enrique Gato
  • Cast: Dani Rovira, Michelle Jenner, Carme Calvell

When villainous energy magnate Richard Carson questions the validity of the original moon landing, the race is on for NASA to return to the moon and stop Carson rewriting history. Despite a promising theme, this lame CG adventure is lacking in laughs, ideas or charm and just about scrapes by on good intentions.

Sat 7 May
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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gavin Hood
  • Written by: Guy Hibbert
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman

When a military operation to bring in a radicalised Englishwoman turns into a planned drone strike, commanding officer Katherine Powell (Mirren) and her colleagues have to juggle military necessity with saving civilian lives. Nerve-shredding and thought-provoking against-the-clock thriller which probes the moral grey areas of drone warfare.

Fri 6 May
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Thu 12 May

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 110 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) is a wealthy, cultured New York socialite, who insists on performing as a soprano in spite of a total inability to sing. Streep throws herself endearingly into the role, Grant is wonderful as her debonair husband and Frears keeps a confident balance of uproarious laughs and genuine pathos.

Fri 6 May
Subtitled
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Friend Request

Friend Request
  • 2016
  • US
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Simon Verhoeven
  • Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, Liesl Ahlers, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

Popular student Laura (Debnam-Carey) befriends class weirdo Marina (Ahlers) who has no Facebook friends at all. Things go downhill from there. Horribly misguided attempt at a horror flick about social media with unintentional LOLs aplenty; some creepy effects aside, it's stale and unoriginal and the character of Marina is flimsy to the point of offensive.

Fri 6 May
Sat 7 May

Golden Years

Golden Years
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 96 min
  • Directed by: John Miller
  • Cast: Bernard Hill, Philip Davis, Sue Johnston

Following the pension crisis, a law-abiding couple turn to a life of crime.

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Tue 10 May
Thu 12 May

Jacobinte Swargarajyam

  • 2016
  • India
  • Directed by: Vineeth Sreenivasan/G Prajith
  • Written by: Vineeth Sreenivasan
  • Cast: Nivin Pauly, Renji Panicker, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan

Family drama about a Dubai family.

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Sun 8 May
Subtitled

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
  • 2016
  • US
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: Justin Marks (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling
  • Cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken

You know the story: boy (Sethi) left in woods, adopted by wolves (Nyong'o and Esposito), mentored by panther (Kingsley), befriended by bear (Murray), hunted by tiger (Elba, terrifying). Favreau and his team successfully retool the story with stunning CGI, and a script with heart, soul and spirit. A feelgood delight.

Fri 6 May
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National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge

National Theatre Live: A View From The Bridge
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove

Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark tale set in Brooklyn. Directed by Ivo van Hove and performed at The Young Vic in London's West End.

Thu 12 May

Pitbull Nowe Porzadki

Pitbull Nowe Porzadki
  • 2016
  • 133 min
  • Directed by: Patryk Vega
  • Written by: Patryk Vega
  • Cast: Boguslaw Linda, Piotr Stramowski, Maja Ostaszewska

A powerful gang struggle to keep their territory when a rival gang move in.

Fri 6 May
Subtitled
Sat 7 May
Subtitled
Sun 8 May
Subtitled
Mon 9 May
Subtitled
Tue 10 May
Subtitled
Wed 11 May
Subtitled

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank
  • 2016
  • US
  • 94 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jericca Cleland, Kevin Munroe
  • Cast: James Arnold Taylor (voice), David Kaye (voice), Jim Ward (voice)

Crafty mechanic and aspiring superhero Ratchet teams up with robot Clank to join the Galactic Rangers in their struggle against devious planet-zapping types. PlayStation favourites transfer to the big screen with plenty of energy, if not much in the way of emotional engagement or originality.

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Sat 7 May
Sun 8 May

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe
  • 2016
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Vincent Kesteloot/Ben Stassen
  • Cast: Ron Allen, George Babbit, Laila Berzins

In this forgettable animation, Robinson Crusoe (Lowenthal) lives on a desert island where his enemies are…two evil cats. A lacklustre script and dull storytelling make this one not worth taking the family to.

Fri 6 May
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Subtitled
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Spotlight

Spotlight
  • 2015
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tom McCarthy
  • Cast: Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

McCarthy's tale of how the Boston Globe's investigation team unearthed cases of sexual abuse and cover-ups within the Catholic church is up there with All the President's Men, with a fine cast (Keaton, McAdams, Ruffalo, Tucci) serving a nuanced, complex script: no one, except the victims, is entirely blameless. Remarkable.

Tue 10 May
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Where To Invade Next

  • 2015
  • 120 min
  • Directed by: Michael Moore
  • Cast: Michael Moore, Krista Kiuru, Tim Walker

Director Michael Moore visits various nations in Europe and Africa to demonstrate what America can learn from other countries ideas and practices.

Wed 11 May

Zootropolis

Zootropolis
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard/Rich Moore/Jared Bush
  • Written by: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Trailblazing rabbit Judy (Goodwin) goes to the city to join the police, and teams up with con artist fox Nick (Bateman) on the trail of a missing otter. Cheerfully feminist but never preachy, with gorgeous animation and a classy cast, it's a model piece of family entertainment.

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Opening in 1998, the Odeon Maidstone is in the Lockmeadow Entertainment Centre, just off the A20. It has eight screens, all of which have wheelchair spaces and hearing loops. Screen 7 also has audio description facilities.

The centre also houses a range of high street chain restaurants, including a West Coast Grill, Frankie & Benny's and a Burger King. The car park has 650 spaces and charges between 8am and 6.30pm Monday–Saturday.

There is a bus stop nearby for routes 24 and 505, and Maidstone West station (connecting to Sevenoaks and Dartford) is a few minutes away by foot.

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