The Light Cinema Ones to Watch - April'16

Posted 2 April 2016

Welcome to The Light Cinema New Brighton's forthcoming One's to Watch, giving you a run-down of movies that are sure to satisfy all tastes.


In conjunction with BFI Film Hub NWC, in conjunction with The Dukes Theatre  Lancaster: A Life More Ordinary the Light Cinema presents, a sing-a-long Calamity Jane starring the legendary Doris Day as a rootin', tootin', shootin' gun-slinger in the western town of Deadwood. The story follows Jane as she promises the citizens of Deadwood that she can persuade classy Chicago stage star Adelaide Adams to perform at the golden garter stage show! In association with Age UK, these daytime screenings are open to the public, and we particularly invite people with dementia and their carers and families. Lights will be left on low, sound levels reduced slightly, and customers are welcome to move around as necessary. There will be a 20-minute interval halfway through the film with entertainment provided (eg music and sing-a-longs). Free refreshments (sponsored by Iceland Food) are provided for everyone who has purchased a ticket from 12.30pm. The film will start at 1:15pm. Tickets are just £5 (carers free). Tickets can be booked in person at the Box Office, and via the website.


Midnight Special hits our screens on April 8th and stars the brilliant Michael Shannon, The Great Gatsby’s Joel Edgerton, Fargo’s Kirsten Dunst and Adam Driver, who is also known as Kylo Ren! In this sci-fi thriller writer/director Jeff Nichols (Mud & Take Shelter) proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time, as a father (Shannon), goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (newcomer, Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately his father risks everything to protect Aton and help fulfil a destiny that could change the world forever, in this genre-defying film as supernatural and it is ultimately human.


Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. The Jungle Book seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into The Light in 2D and 3D on April 15.


After the success of the Man of Steel and Batman v Superman double-bill, we are excited to announce that tickets for our Captain America Trilogy are now on sale!

Captain America: Civil War is shaping up to be one of this year's biggest films, so if you're looking to catch up with all of Cap's adventures before "Phase Three" begins on April 29, then we've got you covered.

Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps - one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Join us on April 28 for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and then, be one of the first to pick a side between Tam Rogers or Team Stark at our midnight screening of Captain America: Civil War.


  • Also opening this April:

Eddie the Eagle – 1st

The Huntsman: Winters War – 8th

Criminal – 15th

Bastille Day – 22nd 

Friend Request – 2nd

Demolition – 29th


  • Light Arts

This April we have a great selection of live event cinema including:

From the exhibition walls to the beauty of artist gardens like Monet’s Giverny, we take a magical journey to discover how artists used the modern garden to explore radical and wonderful new ideas.


Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an on-going feud between two families in 17th-century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers and is regarded as one of Donizetti’s finest works.


*All films are subject to change

Craig Barton

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