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The Silver Screen Cinema

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The Town Hall, Guildhall Street, Folkestone, England, CT20 1DY
  • Telephone 01303 221230
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 7.15–9.30pm; Sat & Sun 10am–4.30pm & 7.15–9.30pm; Thu 10am–12.30pm; 2.15–4.30pm & 7.15–9.30pm.
  • Seasonal times Open all day from noon during school holidays.
  • Email
  • Website www.silverscreenfolkestone.com
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Abominable

Abominable
  • 2019
  • US / China
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jill Culton
  • Cast: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong

A cute, blue-eyed Yeti is found hiding on the roof of a Shanghai apartment building, and teenager Yi (voiced by Bennett) and her friends Jin (Trainor) and Peng (Tsai) decide to help him get back to the Himalayas. Enjoyable, smartly paced and gorgeously animated; hardly very original, but full of comic relief and heart.

Sat 16 Nov
Sun 17 Nov

The Addams Family

The Addams Family
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
  • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney

The titular family, Morticia (Theron), Gomez (Isaac), Wednesday (Moretz) and Pugsley (Wolfhard), are targeted by reality TV host Margaux Needler (Janney). The voice cast is decent and the style pays homage to Charles Addams' drawings, but it misses the darkly Gothic spirit of both the original and the Barry Sonnenfeld films, being disconcertingly family-friendly.

Sat 16 Nov
Sun 17 Nov

The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts
  • 2019
  • US / UK
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Tom Harper
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones,

In 1862, meteorology pioneer James Glaisher (Redmayne) takes flight in a hot air balloon piloted by Amelia Wren (Jones). Old-school adventure with spectacular effects and a neatly layered screenplay; any predictability is offset by the film’s charm and the fond chemistry between Redmayne and Jones.

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Aladdin

Aladdin
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Numan Acar, Billy Magnussen, Alan Tudyk, Frank Welker

Disney’s live-action version of 1992’s Aladdin features a fun, fast-talking and scene-stealing Smith and terrific work from Massoud and Scott as Aladdin and Jasmine, but against that there’s some weird VFX, odd directorial choices and a well-intentioned but clunky female empowerment number. Enjoyable and entertaining nevertheless.

Thu 14 Nov

Fisherman's Friends

Fisherman’s Friends
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Chris Foggin
  • Cast: Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Daniel Mays, David Hayman

Danny (Mays) is a music industry talent handler who arrives in Cornwall on a stag night, and discovers the titular (real-life) folk singers and signs them. Mays is a watchable lead and generates rom-com chemistry with Middleton, the daughter of the group’s grouchy Jim (Purefoy). An undemanding yarn with nevertheless the power to do some cockle-warming.

Thu 21 Nov

The Good Liar

The Good Liar
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Nell Williams

Roy (McKellen) is a con man who targets wealthy widows, and when he targets Betty (Mirren) her son Steven (Tovey) becomes suspicious. It’s a blend of several genres which don’t quite fuse and is ultimately diverting but far from essential.

Fri 15 Nov
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Thu 21 Nov

Le Mans '66

Le Mans '66
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • Directed by: James Mangold
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon

Car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) teams up with mechanic/driver Ken Miles (Bale) in the story of how Ford tried to beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966. The race scenes are directed with thrilling energy, and if scenes between Miles and his wife Mollie (Balfe) are uneven, it’s an effective story about dreamers who risked everything.

Fri 15 Nov
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Tue 19 Nov
Wed 20 Nov
Thu 21 Nov

Midway

Midway
  • 2019
  • China / US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roland Emmerich
  • Cast: Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson

The story of the Battle of Midway, the WWII encounter that shifted the war in the Pacific in the Americans’ favour. Emmerich assembles a solid if rather uninspiring cast, the CGI-honed battle sequences are competent but not exactly nerve-shredding and the characters are two-dimensional.

Fri 15 Nov
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Thu 21 Nov

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Richard Starzak
  • Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes

Shaun and his gang of sheep are getting up to mischief that puts them at odds with sensible sheepdog Bitzer; then an alien craft arrives. This dialogue-free pristinely shambolic stop-motion romp is, in its deft way, a crowd-pleaser for everyone, with enough Close Encounters references to keep parents interested.

Sat 16 Nov
Sun 17 Nov

The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs
  • 1991
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Jonathan Demme
  • Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A Bonney

Following a series of horrific serial murders, imprisoned psycho-killer Hopkins is released to help Foster and Glenn's FBI agents track down the culprit. Adapted from a novel by Thomas Manhunter Harris, Demme's film version is a subtle but scary suspense shocker, with two excellent performances and great narrative drive.

Sat 16 Nov

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) - (General Admission: £6.00 | Group Ticket (Admits 4): £20)

  • 15

Overview-Never have fava beans and a nice chianti seemed so unappetising and yet Silence of the Lambs continues to be a cinematic treat to relish. The late Jonathon Demme struck gold with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins as the two protagonists in Thomas Harris cat mouse serial killer thriller. A rare treat; we recommend you track down and catch this extraordinary film on the BIG SCREEN.-Synopsis-A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.-The Bigger Boat Draw-Make a donation to Folkestone, Dover Hythe Samaritans of no less than �1 during the online booking process and it could be your golden ticket to win a locally sourced mystery prize.-Raise Funds for Local Schools-Get cheaper tickets and help raise funds for your local Folkestone or Hythe schools Parent Teacher Friend Association (PTFA). Register your schools PTFA with tom@biggerboatpictures.uk.

Sat 16 Nov

Cancelled

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) - (General Admission: £9.00)

  • 15

Overview-Never have fava beans and a nice chianti seemed so unappetising and yet Silence of the Lambs continues to be a cinematic treat to relish. The late Jonathon Demme struck gold with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins as the two protagonists in Thomas Harris cat mouse serial killer thriller. A rare treat; we recommend you track down and catch this extraordinary film on the BIG SCREEN. -Synopsis-A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.-The Bigger Boat Draw-Make a donation to Folkestone, Dover Hythe Samaritans of no less than �1 during the online booking process and it could be your golden ticket to win a locally-sourced prize to the value of �50.00.-Raise Funds for Local Schools-Get cheaper tickets and help raise funds for your local Folkestone or Hythe schools Parent Teacher Friend Association (PTFA). Register your schools PTFA with tom@biggerboatpictures.uk and a unique discount code* will be assigned. Your code will save online bookers up to �2* per ticket purchased when applied during the online booking process. After each event, Bigger Boat Pictures will transfer �1 to your schools PTFA bank account for each unique code redeemed***.- Codes will be strictly limited and will no longer work once an allocation has been exhausted.** �2 can be redeemed from a �9 ticket, �1 can be redeemed from a �6 ticket.*** Multiple single bookings using the same email address will count as one booking only.

Sat 16 Nov

£9

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) - (General Admission: £9.00 | Group Ticket (Admits 4): £27)

  • 15

Overview-Never have fava beans and a nice chianti seemed so unappetising and yet Silence of the Lambs continues to be a cinematic treat to relish. The late Jonathon Demme struck gold with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins as the two protagonists in Thomas Harris cat mouse serial killer thriller. A rare treat; we recommend you track down and catch this extraordinary film on the BIG SCREEN.-Synopsis-A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.-The Bigger Boat Draw-Make a donation to Folkestone, Dover Hythe Samaritans of no less than �1 during the online booking process and it could be your golden ticket to win a locally sourced mystery prize.-Raise Funds for Local Schools-Get cheaper tickets and help raise funds for your local Folkestone or Hythe schools Parent Teacher Friend Association (PTFA). Register your schools PTFA with tom@biggerboatpictures.uk and a unique discount code* will be assigned. Your code will save online bookers up to �2* per ticket purchased when applied during the online booking process. After each event, Bigger Boat Pictures will transfer �1 to your schools PTFA bank account for each unique code redeemed***.- Codes will be strictly limited and will no longer work once an allocation has been exhausted.** �2 can be redeemed from a �9 ticket, �1 can be redeemed from a �6 ticket.*** Multiple single bookings using the same email address will count as one booking only.

Sat 16 Nov

£9–£27

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson directs this documentary on WWI created with original footage from the Imperial War Museums' film archive and audio from BBC archives.

Thu 14 Nov
Thu 21 Nov
Silver Screen Folkstone

The Silver Screen Cinema Folkestone is an independent two-screen cinema, located in the historic town hall at the heart of Folkestone in Kent. From our old-style box office ticket vending machines to our classical auditoriums, we provide a uniquely traditional cinema experience.

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