What’s on at the Curzon week beginning Saturday 19th December?

Such great news that the Curzon will be reopening its doors in time for Christmas, from Saturday December 19th. They have planned a fabulously varied programme with something to suit all tastes and ages to brighten up the end of a difficult year.

Wonder Woman 1984 (12A)

Saturday 19th December 7.30pm, Sunday 20th December 1.30pm, Monday 21st December 7.30pm, Tuesday 22nd December 1.30pm + 7.30pm, Wednesday 23rd December 7.30pm, Sunday 27th December 1.30pm + 7.30pm, Monday 28th December 7.30pm, Wednesday 30th December 7.30pm, Thursday 31st December 1.30pm, Saturday 2nd January 1.30pm, Sunday 3rd Jauary 1.30pm

Opening with the brand-new blockbuster from the DC franchise: Wonder Woman 1984 is set in the Cold War and follows Diana (Wonder Woman) and her past love as they face off against villains, Maxwell Lord and Cheetah. Released amongst rave reviews, Wonder Woman is the hero movie we all need right now. A pure adrenaline-fuelled, escapist feast.

What would Christmas be without some classic Christmas Specials set in the perfect Christmas venue? This year the Curzon tram are pulling out all the stops and screening all the favourites, as voted for by the public. Elf is the Christmas Eve special, with additional screenings of: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (starring Jim Carrey), the all-time national favourite – It’s a Wonderful Life, belly laughs galore from Home Alone and fuzzy shenanigans from The Muppet Christmas Carol.

‘A vibrant and virtuous adventure packed with all the heart and heroism we’ve come to expect from DC’s shining light. Wonder Woman 1984 really is the hero 2020 needed all along.’ – Empire

‘In its old-fashioned, uncynical way, ‘WW84’ is one of the most enjoyable blockbusters to be released since 1984.’ – BBC

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (PG) Saturday 19th December 1.30pm Home Alone (PG) Monday 21st December 1.30pm The Muppet Christmas Carol (U) Wednesday 23rd December 1.30pm Elf (PG) Thursday 24th December 1.30pm

The Producers – 1967 (PG)

Tuesday 29th December 7.30pm

The Producers has often been billed as the funniest film ever made, written by Mel Brooks and starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. This hilarious satire tells the tale of a theatre producer and his accountant who set about producing the worst musical they can possibly create as part of a scam.

“After 30 years, the wit, fun, charm and idealism are fresher than ever” – The Guardian

Come Away (PG)

Monday 28th December 1.30pm, Tuesday 29th December 1.30pm

Come Away is another new release. Starring Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo, this fantasy pays homage to both Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, directed by Brave’s Brenda Chapman, it’s a sure-fire winner to entertain the younger audience this holiday.

The Princess Bride (PG)

Wednesday 30th December 1.30pm

The Princess Bride makes a one-off appearance between Christmas and New Year. This film broke the fairy-tale mould on its release and has paved the way for a whole host of more creative imaginings of the genre ever since.

2021 starts with two fantastically reviewed new films which will look incredible on the big screen. Mank and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Mank

(12A) Sunday 3rd January 7.30pm, Tuesday 5th January 7.30pm, Wednesday 6th January 7.30pm, Thursday 7th January 1.30pm

Mank stars Gary Oldman as fabled screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. Detailing his tumultuous creation of the ‘best film ever made’, Citizen Kane. Through, a beautifully shot, Hollywood haze of alcoholism, corruption and bitingly sharp wit. 

‘It’s possible to go into a kind of trance at just how beautiful this film looks, a ravishing display created by cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt and production designer Donald Graham Burt, with costumes by Trish Summerville.’ – The Guardian

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (15)

Saturday 2nd January 7.30pm, Monday 4th January 7.30pm, Tuesday 5th January 1.30pm, Thursday 7th January 7.30pm

In Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom we bear witness to Chadwick Boseman’s outstanding final performance. In 1927 pioneering blues singer, Ma Rainey (Viola Davis – Suicide Squad/The Help) and her band arrive in Chicago to record a new album. Tensions rise between the singer, her ambitious horn player (Boseman) and their white management company.

Boseman and Davis deliver superb performances in this timeless meditation on Black art, and those who would exploit it. Yet another fine adaptation of an August Wilson play.’ – Empire

Covid-safety measures are in place meaning that tickets for all screenings are greatly reduced due to social distancing, with numbered and allocated seating. Masks are required to be worn throughout the cinema, although they may be removed in seats whilst eating or drinking. Increased cleaning regimes are in place with additional cleaning between screenings. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the cinema, one-way systems will be evident with signage pointing customers in the right direction. There is also increased ventilation in the auditorium. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online if possible, as is contactless payment within the cinema. More details can be found on the website under the ‘About’ section.

About Curzon Cinema & Arts 

Curzon Cinema & Arts has been at the centre of life in Clevedon, North Somerset, since 1912. A charity, run with support from volunteers, it is one of the UK’s few traditional, independent cinemas showing mainstream and art house films. The Grade 2 listed cinema has tremendous heritage value, locally, nationally and internationally.  

For further information, please contact: 

Curzon Cinema & Arts Marketing  Email petra.mansour-moffatt@curzon.org.uk  / Tel 01275 879115 

 

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