Classic Film Afternoon – Love Me Tender

Confederate soldiers led by Vance Reno (Richard Egan) rob a Union train of its payroll money. But because the Civil War officially ended the day before, their theft was not a legitimate act of war. Now an outlaw, Vance takes his share and heads home, where he intends to marry his fiancée, Cathy (Debra Paget). But upon arrival he discovers that she has already married his youngest brother, Clint (Elvis Presley). The troubled family tries to reconnect — while also evading the law.

CLASSIC FILM AFTERNOONS: A hot drink, a cake and a great film – all for just £6.00 (£10 for two)

Please note: Refreshments served from 12.00, film starts at 1.00pm.

All our classic film screenings are Dementia Friendly and supported by Tesco Community Grants. Every little helps.

 

 

 

Classic Film Afternoon – True Grit

After hired hand Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) murders the father of 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), she seeks vengeance and hires U.S. Marshal “Rooster” Cogburn (John Wayne), a man of “true grit,” to track Chaney into Indian territory. As the two begin their pursuit, a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), joins the manhunt in hopes of capturing Chaney for the murder of a Texas senator and collecting a substantial reward. The three clash on their quest of bringing to justice the same man.

CLASSIC FILM AFTERNOONS: A hot drink, a cake and a great film – all for just £6.00 (£10 for two)

Please note: Refreshments served from 12.00, film starts at 1.00pm.

All our classic film screenings are Dementia Friendly and supported by Tesco Community Grants. Every little helps.

 

 

 

Classic Film Afternoon – Funny Face

Dispatched on an assignment, New York City-based fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) is struck by the beauty of Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn), a shy bookstore employee he’s photographed by accident, who he believes has the potential to become a successful model. He gets Jo to go with him to France, where he snaps more pictures of her against iconic Parisian backdrops. In the process, they fall for one another, only to find hurdles in their way.

CLASSIC FILM AFTERNOONS: A hot drink, a cake and a great film – all for just £6.00 (£10 for two)

Please note: Refreshments served from 12.00, film starts at 1.00pm.

All our classic film screenings are Dementia Friendly and supported by Tesco Community Grants. Every little helps.

 

 

 

Classic Film Afternoon – Top Gun

The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills. When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is sent to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him at odds with the other pilots, especially the cool and collected Iceman (Val Kilmer). But Maverick isn’t only competing to be the top fighter pilot, he’s also fighting for the attention of his beautiful flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis).

CLASSIC FILM AFTERNOONS: A hot drink, a cake and a great film – all for just £6.00 (£10 for two)

Please note: Refreshments served from 12.00, film starts at 1.00pm.

All our classic film screenings are Dementia Friendly and supported by Tesco Community Grants. Every little helps.

 

 

 

Classic Film Afternoon – The Wizard Of Oz

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.

CLASSIC FILM AFTERNOONS: A hot drink, a cake and a great film – all for just £6.00 (£10 for two)

Please note: Refreshments served from 12.00, film starts at 1.00pm.

All our classic film screenings are Dementia Friendly and supported by Tesco Community Grants. Every little helps.

 

 

 

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Witness a night of thrilling adventure – up on the big screen!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a brand-new collection of short films filled with extreme journeys, untamed characters and captivating cinematography! Join the world’s top adventure filmmakers and thrill-seekers as they climb, ski, paddle and ride into the wildest corners of the planet!

With free prize giveaways, this is an unmissable event from the world’s most prestigious mountain festival – guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!

This is a screening of the Red Film Programme. See www.banff-uk.com for more.


 

Sponsor A Seat

Here’s your chance to become part of the furniture at the Gatehouse for the next 10 years, with our new ‘Sponsor a Seat’ programme.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, mark a special moment, say thank you to a friend, or honour a fellow theatre lover, sponsoring a seat in the main auditorium is the perfect memento of happy hours spent at the Gatehouse down the years.

It might just be a memorable quote, or a tribute to your favourite act – the choice is yours.

 

Your support will make a big difference and help towards projects including our Gatehouse Youth Theatre groups, which give local youngsters their first taste of theatre, our Dementia Friendly Classic Film Afternoons, or our ongoing support for local community groups.

Simply choose what you’d like to say on your specially-engraved metal plaque and we’ll proudly display it on a seat of your choice for the next 10 years. The plaques are 76mm x 50mm Gilt Self Anodised aluminium plate, which can be engraved with up to four lines of text or a maximum of 75 characters.

Donations are £150 per seat (although you can add an extra amount if you wish).

You will also receive a downloadable Certificate of Thanks and a picture of the plaque in place (we will also happily arrange a visit to the theatre for you to grab your own photo).

So sponsor a seat today – and there’ll always be a part of you at the Gatehouse.

For further information, please contact the Box Office on 01785 619080.

 

Stafford Film Theatre – Film Membership Autumn 2023

12 Film Membership: See all twelve films in the Stafford Film Theatre Autumn/Winter 2023/24 season for just £90 (£78 concessions).

Stafford Film Theatre – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Kelly Fremon Craig / USA 2023 / 105 min / Cert PG

Based on Judy Blume’s much-loved novel of the same name, this delightful film is a timeless coming of age story. Abby Ryder Fortson stars as Margaret, a young girl uprooted from her life in New York City to the suburbs of New Jersey. We follow Margaret as she navigates the perils and uncertainties of puberty. Her mother Barbara, played by Rachel McAdams, has her own crisis of identity “It’s a film that’s both warmly entertaining and downright revolutionary. Kelly delivers a wonderful lived-in family dramedy about religion and sexuality” (Katie Walsh Los Angeles Times)

Stafford Film Theatre – Asteroid City

Wes Anderson / USA, Spain, Germany 2023 / 105min / Cert 12A

A monochrome 1950s American TV show presents a play set in the American West. In the play, presented in colour, photographer Augie Steenbeck and his children make a stop in the remote desert town of Asteroid City (population: 87), to repair his car. Whilst there he encounters some unusual characters, and life from another world. Full of Anderson’s trademark eccentricities, and beautifully, painstakingly, lovingly crafted to within an inch of its life, this film demonstrates that Anderson can still surprise. With a starry ensemble cast, including Tom Hanks and Tilda Swinton, this is, according to Empire, ‘truly delightful’.