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Book Club

Book Club
  • 2018
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bill Holderman
  • Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen

Four women (Keaton, Fonda, Bergen and Steenburgen) form a book club to read Fifty Shades of Grey, and in so doing reassess their lives. Irresistibly cheeky and shamelessly cheesy ensemble drama in which older women are placed in the centre of the action, with a torrent of innuendo delivered with relish by a superior cast.

Fri 20 Jul


Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby
  • 1938
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • Written by: Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde
  • Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, May Robson, Fritz Feld

Zany gal Hepburn causes timid zoology professor Grant to lose a valuable dinosaur bone and mislay a pet leopard within the course of one screwball evening. Archetypal 30s crazy comedy with one outlandishly hilarious scene following another within the progression of an unerringly logical narrative. Both stars at their charismatic best.

Fri 20 Jul


On Screen: Arnold Schwarzenegger All Dayer

He’s been called ‘The Austrian Oak’, ‘The Governator’ and more, but to RAD Screenings, he’ll always be known as ARNIE! On July 22nd, RAD celebrate the greatest action movie star in history, Arnold Schwarzenegger, with a suitably epic, explosive and eclectic movie marathon at one of their favourite cinemas in the UK: The Plaza in Stockport!

The day begins with Arnie at his most full-on ‘you’ve got my daughter and I’ll blow up everything (and everyone) until I get her back’ in the action packed classic COMMANDO. With the second film of the day, Arnie urges us to get to the chopper whilst his platoon face an otherworldly, super-deadly threat in the quintessential 80’s classic PREDATOR.

The penultimate movie of the day features Arnie in a perfect balance of his comedic and action acting talents, as a renowned international spy, trying to keep his career of international espionage separate from his very normal domestic life in TRUE LIES. Rounding out the day is arguably Arnold Schwarzenegger’s finest hour, as the titular, deadly android T-800 in James Cameron’s action sci-fi opus TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY.

Join us for a day of explosions, fist pumping moments, laughs and a ton of superb one liners from the king of action!

COMMANDO (Cert 18) 12.30 noon A retired Special Forces officer, Colonel John Matrix (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger), is living the quiet life. He is happily spending his time in a remote country house where he dotes on his daughter, Jenny (Alyssa Milano). However, some mercenaries, former colleagues of his, have other plans. They kidnap Jenny and give Matrix an ultimatum - assassinate a central American leader or they will kill Jenny. Matrix has other ideas. This film is part of RAD Screenings’ Arnold Schwarzenegger All-Dayer.Full Day Tickets are also available.

PREDATOR (Cert 18) 2.10pm A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretences. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. This film is part of RAD Screenings’ Arnold Schwarzenegger All-Dayer. Full Day Tickets are also available.

TRUE LIES 4.25pm Harry Tasker leads a double life. At work he is a government agent with a license to do just about anything, while at home he pretends to be a dull computer salesman. He is on the trail of stolen nuclear weapons that are in the hands of fanatic terrorists when something more important comes up. Harry finds his wife is seeing another man because she needs some adventure in her life. Harry decides to give it to her, juggling pursuit of terrorists on one hand and an adventure for his wife on the other while showing he can Tango all at once. This film is part of RAD Screenings’ Arnold Schwarzenegger All-Dayer.* Full Day Tickets are also available. *

TERMINATOR 2 (Cert 18) 7.05pm Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However, another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun… This film is part of RAD Screenings’ Arnold Schwarzenegger All-Dayer. Full Day Tickets are also available .


Sun 22 Jul


RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet
  • 2018

Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences.

Wed 18 Jul


Silent Film Screening: WINGS - 1927 Silent Feature - Cert PG

Forever granted a place in Cinematic history by winning the first ever Academy Award for Best Picture in 1927, William A. Wellman’s silent epic ‘Wings’ is more than an Oscar winner, it is an epic story of friendship.   Hometown friends Jack (Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers) and David (Richard Arlen) compete for the affections of local beauty Sylvia Lewis (Jobyna Ralston) though Jack doesn’t realise that ‘girl next door’ Mary Preston played beautifully by the iconic star Clara Bow has eyes for him and when the boys head off to do their patriotic duty during World War I in France, Mary follows Jack behind enemy lines.   Wellman’s epic silent drama which is being presented by the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust in conjunction with the Theatre Organ Club will be accompanied by David Ivory on The Mighty Compton Organ and alongside astounding performances by Clara Bow and her co-stars, this feature also introduced film legend Gary Cooper to audiences in his debut performance on the giant Silver Screen.   Doors – 6.45 pm Organ Prelude – 7.00 pm Wings – 7.30 pm Intermission 8.40 pm Wings part 2 – 9.00 pm End & Queen – 10.15 pm   David Ivory will be the organist for the accompaniment.


Sat 21 Jul


The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central Park reunion concert.

Thu 19 Jul


Primarily a live venue, with occasional showings of classic films. Home of a Compton Organ, and many of its original 1930s features.

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