@BillericayCine Film Schedule
By the end of January Billericay Community Cinema will have completed 4 full months of operations.
This meant we needed a new Film Schedule …. and a lengthy discussion was held to agree what comes next.
Based on our experiences so far, the feedback we’ve had from guests, requests that @BillericayCine visitors have made – and taking into account a number of constraints (some films were too long, some weren’t available to show and we needed a mix of genres) we’re now pleased to release our schedule for February through to June. If you’re not sure whether a film is for you, why not take inspiration from one of our regular visitors who said “I’d never seen Hairspray, I had no idea what it was about, but I thought I’d give it a try. I loved it“.
CASABLANCA – February 18th
This classic and much-loved romantic melodrama is a masterful tale of two men vying for the same woman’s affections in a love triangle. It is one of the most popular, magical (and flawless) films of all time – focused on the themes of lost love, honour and duty, self-sacrifice and romance within a chaotic world.
JAWS – March 17th
There’s a lovely line in another film “The Holiday” where Miles says “BA-BAM ! Two notes and you’ve got a villain”. I’d defy anyone not to recognise the music reference. Jaws was released in late December, 1975. Since most people won’t have seen it until 1976 we’ve gone with Jaws as a 40th Anniversary film
ROMEO & JULIET – April 14th
This year sees the commemoration of the 400th Anniversary William Shakespeare’s death. And what better way to remember the Bard of Avon than a showing of Romeo and Juliet. We’ve chosen the 1996 version staring Leonardo di Caprio and an unknown Clare Danes, now famous for her role in “Homeland”. Set in a hip suburb of Verona – a modern version of the play yet one which retains the original dialogue.
BLUES BROTHERS – May 19th
In 1980 the Blues Brothers hit the big screen. Full of fabulous music by some great stars, packed with humour and some of the most amazing car chases ever seen. So much happens in this film that each time I’ve seen it I’ve spotted something new. Music, fast action, humour – and @BillericayCine’s huge screen and big sound ! Perfect.
INDEPENDENCE DAY – June 16th
OK, we all know that America’s Independence Day is in July – but “Independence Day : Resurgence” is due in the cinemas later in June and we thought it would be fun to have a reminder of the original before you all traipse off to see the sequel.
FROZEN – February 28th
We know Frozen has been shown once or twice … or more. But it’s also enjoyed by youngsters and we had to grab the opportunity to show it locally in Billericay. We’re aiming to have some special events – and of course dressing up. (We might even try to arrange a sound-proofed room for parents who might know the film just as well as the children !)
THE LION KING – March 20th
Although made in 1994, it still remains popular with many people having grown up with the film coming back to it. Lion cub Simba – a future King – searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and his penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble
BIG HERO 6 – April 24th
A large inflatable robot called Baymax. Hero Hamada, a prodigy. Who knew the special bond that could develop between them. The city of San Fransokyo is hit by a devastating event – and Hiro, Baymax and friends Go Go Tomago, Wasbi, Honey Lemon and Fred become a band of high-tech heroes to uncover the mystery. “Big Hero 6” is born.
CINDERELLA – May 22nd
2015 saw the release of a new Cinderella movie. When her father unexpectedly passes away, the young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begins to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
MINIONS – June 26th
Minions took the world by storm in 2015 when Stuart, Kevin and Bob were recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, along side her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. What could possibly go wrong ?