Square Chapel Centre for the Arts introduce film to their programme of events: Square Chapel Centre for the Arts currently offers its customers a varied programme of theatre, music, comedy, talks and more, and from this summer they are adding another string to their bow with the addition of a film programme.
From July audiences can expect to see arthouse films, cult classics, the latest movies and family favourites on the big screen at the venue in the heart of Halifax, West Yorkshire. Films range from suspense-filled dramas like Mommy and spine-chilling thrillers such as It Follows, to latest arthouse movies including the cut-throat music move Whiplash and The Tribe featuring a cast of deaf actors. Audiences will also be treated to cult classics like the very funny Napoleon Dynamite and classic films such as the period drama Wuthering Heights, and not forgetting films to keep all the family entertained including Disney’s Tangled, the heart-warming The Never Ending Story, the genius Matilda and beautifully-animated The Illusionist.
The summer film programme kicks off with the director Xavier Dolan’s 2014 drama – Mommy – showing at 7.30pm on Saturday 25 July. This is a powerful film about a widowed single mum who finds herself with the full-time custody of her unpredictable fifteen-year-old son who has ADHD. As they struggle to make ends meet, the peculiar new neighbour across the street offers her help. Together, they strive for a new sense of balance. This is one to catch on the big screen.
For a spine-chilling evening full of suspense see It Follows at 7.30pm on Wednesday 23 September, where a young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after getting involved in a sexual encounter.
On Wednesday September 2 at 8pm catch the latest arthouse film that went down a storm in Cannes. The Tribe is a subtitled film set in Ukraine, which follows the life of a deaf teenager who struggles to fit into the boarding school system, and so to survive becomes part of a wild gang.
For more arthouse viewing you can see Whiplash on Wednesday October 7. A promising young drummer enrols at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realise a student’s potential.
As well as the recent movies, Square Chapel have also delved into the archives and on Saturday August 22 will be screening the hilarious Napoleon Dynamite: if you’ve seen it before then come back and see it again – the perfect way to celebrate it first hitting the screens 11 years ago. On Saturday September 5 at 7.30pm you can see the cult classic The History Boys starring James Corden and the late great Richard Griffiths.
Get those hearts racing and with Cathy and Heathcliff on the big screen in Wuthering Heights on Saturday August 8 at 7.30pm, based on the novel by Emily Bronte.
On Sunday July 26 at 2.30pm grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy quality family movie time with Disney’s Tangled. The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is going to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. They’re taking adventure to new lengths and explorers are invited!
On Sunday August 9 at 2.30pm kids and big kids alike can come along and enjoy the classic children’s fantasy tale, The NeverEnding Story. A boy who needs a friend finds a world that needs a hero in a land beyond imagination! This family favourite first screened in 1984 is still enjoyed by all generations.
If that’s not enough then join other families on Sunday August 23 at 2.30pm for Matilda, the story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius. Head down to Square Chapel where a little magic goes a long way.
For more family magic catch the beautifully-animated tale of a down and out French magician whose luck is about to change in The Illusionist showing at 2.30pm on Sunday September 6.
David McQuillan, director of Square Chapel said:
“With work on our new building set to start in September of this year, we want to trial a season of films that we can develop for our future programme to compliment the current offering. The titles we offer will vary from golden oldies to the latest releases, cult classics and arthouse films, as well as family favourites. Above all else, we want Square Chapel Centre for the Arts to continue to be a place where everyone is welcome and where the public can enjoy art in the format they choose in a venue that sits in the heart of its community. We’re committing to giving the audience what they want and will also be asking for customer feedback on our pricing structure as well as suggestions on what we should look at programming for future seasons.”
There’s something for everyone this summer at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts. For more information and the full film listings and to book tickets visit website www.squarechapel.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01422 349422.
£6.50 full price tickets, £5.50 concessions and £4 Passport to Leisure.
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