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Exeter Picturehouse

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51 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AJ
  • Box office 0871 902 5730
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11am-midnight.
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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Bait

Bait
  • 2019
  • Directed by: Mark Jenkin
  • Cast: Edward Rowe, Isaac Woodvine, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd

Martin (Rowe) is a boat-less Cornish fisherman trying to restore his family fortunes by catching fish any way he can. Jenkin uses silent cinema techniques to turn the tensions in a fishing village into riveting drama, shooting in black and white on a clockwork Bolex. A pertinent, leftfield take on class warfare.

Wed 21 Aug

Q&A with director

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra

In 1982 Luton, Javed (Kalra) is a misfit who struggles to relate to family, neighbours and girls until he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen. A joyful musical comedy about how music connects people; if it sometimes feels forced, and isn’t going to win prizes for subtlety, it’s still uplifting fun.

Sat 17 Aug
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Thu 22 Aug

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • 2000
  • China / US
  • 2h
  • 12
  • Directed by: Ang Lee
  • Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen

Jane Austen meets Bruce Lee in Ang 'Sense And Sensibility' Lee's astonishing martial arts period drama. In a fictionalised version of early 19th century China, a world of heroic warriors and deep philosophical values, Lee seamlessly interweaves the stories of two sets of lovers, and a revenge tale with a feminist twist. The fight scenes are groundbreaking, as choreographed by expert Yuen Wo Ping. At once breathtaking and beautiful, 'Crouching Tiger''s also a cinematic landmark: its fusion of the best elements from East and West cinema has created something wholly new.

Sun 18 Aug

Dumbo

Dumbo
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin

In this remake of the 1941 film, one-armed circus worker Holt (Farrell) is struggling to reconnect with his bereft children while a certain large-eared pachyderm is figuring out the ropes. It looks lovely, but there’s a lot of extra plot shovelled in and it’s arguably overloaded, compared to the sincerity and simplicity of the original.

Sun 18 Aug

Hopster Showtime

Hand-picked episodes of kid's favourite series

Sat 17 Aug
Mon 19 Aug

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dominic Brigstocke
  • Cast: Sebastian Croft, Emilia Jones, Nick Frost, Kim Cattrall, Warwick Davis, Craig Roberts, Derek Jacobi, Rupert Graves, Kate Nash

A story of Celtic tribes, led by queen Boudicca (Nash), uniting against their Roman overlords. The trademark puerile humour and comedy songs are all there, and it’s jam-packed with appearances from much-loved comedians; if its overriding silliness doesn’t measure up to Life of Brian or Blackadder, it has ramshackle charm.

Sat 17 Aug
Mon 19 Aug
Thu 22 Aug
Sat 7 Sep

Singalong

The Lion King

The Lion King
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones

The photorealistic version of the beloved Disney story has memorable visuals, impressive set-pieces and adorable yet credible animals, but precisely because they’re so realistic, it’s weird when they speak and even stranger when they sing. All the star voices in the world don’t count when you can’t simulate heart and soul.

Sun 18 Aug
Wed 21 Aug

Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love

  • 2019
  • USA
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nick Broomfield

Documentary about the love affair between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, and how their 1960s Greek idyll helped turn him into the musician he became. It’s bittersweet but not without a darker side, noting the casualties of the time, and there’s a mixture of archive material with fresh interviews. A poignant elegy for love and loss.

Thu 22 Aug

The Metropolitan Opera: The Barber of Seville

Live from the Met

A onstage performance of Rossini's classic comedy, with Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee and Christopher Maltman.

Tue 20 Aug

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • 2019
  • US / UK
  • 2h 45min
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: James Marsden, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio

Past-his-peak actor Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stuntman and buddy Cliff Booth (Pitt) are living in Hollywood in 1969; then Sharon Tate (Robbie) and her husband Roman Polanski move in next door. Compelling and provocative, but uneven; for all the fine performances, black comedy and savage violence, Tarantino may have bitten off more than he can chew.

Sat 17 Aug
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Pain and Glory

  • 2019
  • Spain
  • 1h 53min
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodovar
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia

Retired director Salvador (Banderas) reflects on his life while one of his older movies is being restored. This is Almodóvar on subdued, melancholic form, and while the film’s standoffish tone prevents us from feeling fully involved, the director’s sense of cinema remains undiminished.

Fri 23 Aug
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Thu 29 Aug

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups
  • 2019
  • USA
  • 44min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles E. Bastien
  • Cast: Devan Cohen, Drew Davis, Samuel Faraci

A meteor lands in Adventure Bay and gives the pups superpowers, but also gives superpowers to nasty Harold of neighbouring Foggy Bottom. Basically a 70-minute extended episode of the series, enjoyably innocuous and easy to follow, although parents won’t be pleased when the toy requests come in after the end credits roll.

Sat 17 Aug

RSC Live: Measure for Measure

RSC Live: Measure for Measure

RSC's Artistic Director Gregory Doran's new production of Shakespeare's play set in Vienna. Live to the big screen.

Tue 20 Aug
Exeter Picturehouse

Opened in 1996, this Picturehouse is built on the site of an old bus garage within the walls of the city, ensuring the quirky building matches the range of independent, arthouse and mainstream screenings.

Disabled toilets are available and all screens are accessible by wheelchair.

Four designated parking spaces are available for disabled badge holders in the cinema car park next to the building.

To reach the venue by train please note Exeter St Thomas railway station is a 7 minute walk via New Bridge Street and Exeter Central is 10 minutes away via Batholomew St E.

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