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Audio Described

Relaxed

Dementia Friendly

Parent & Baby

HOH Subtitles

Socially Distanced

Our dementia-friendly screenings take place every second Wednesday of the month.

The film starts at 11am, and our cafe and facilities are be open from 10am for early arrivals, tea, coffee & cake!

As with all our accessible screenings, carers go free.

We’re a dementia-friendly venue and all our staff have been dementia trained via the Alzheimer’s Society. We’ve adapted the space and made adjustments to make sure the space is as safe, helpful, and happy as possible.

This includes:

Additional signage

No adverts or trailers

Lights are left on dim and volume is turned down

The cinema isn’t filled to capacity

Relaxed – eg attendees can sing, dance or talk during the film

15 min interval

Extra cushions & alternative seating available

If you have any questions email us, or sign up for our newsletter to hear about forthcoming screenings!

Accessibility:
Please be aware, the cinema is on the first floor and there is no lift. We do have a medium-wide (1100mm) stairwell with handrails on both sides, and we’ve had several guests with limited mobility join us for films. However it does rely on walking up the stairs (with assistance as required).

Our staff will be ready to lend a hand wherever needed.

Please see here for our Accessibility Document.

A chance for parents and carers with babies under a year old to see the best new films.

The cafe is open from 10am, and the films begin at 11am. The sound is turned down a little, and the lights kept up a little. We'll also help you upstairs with your buggy!

(Please note that due to the need to keep our fire exits accessible, buggies are parked in the bar, where we have staff and CCTV, while the film is on)

Only adults accompanied by babies will be admitted.

Performances with subtitles for hard-of-hearing. learn more

Come with us on an adventure through space and time as we explore the outer reaches of the universe in our Summer Of Sci-Fi season!

These offer a chance to see films in a relaxed environment and are open to everyone to attend, but are especially for those with autism or others with sensory needs, as well as their friends, family and carers.

Read our social story which can be used to see the venue before your visit.

What’s different about these screenings:

The sound is a little lower than usual (we also have ear defenders available)

The lights are kept on low

It’s ok to move around or walk out of the screen if you need a break

It’s ok to make noise if you need

Our staff have all received Dimensions UK training, and we’ll make sure it’s a friendly, welcoming and safe environment.

See absolutely everything that's going on at The Castle Cinema, by date.

Mon, 22 Jul

Longlegs

First highly anticipated and then highly acclaimed, Osgood Perkin’s dark, creepy and most definitely twisted, Longlegs continues an horrorendous Summer of memorable movies. Serial killer Longlegs, aka the legendary and completely unrecognisable Nicolas Cage, is on the loose. FBI Agent Lee Harker (Maika Monroe), is a gifted new recruit assigned to the case. As complex twists and turns unearth evidence of the occult, Harker discovers a personal connection to the merciless killer...

Crossing

From acclaimed director Levan Akin (And Then We Danced), Crossing is a moving and tender tale of identity, acceptance and unlikely connection that transcends borders and generations. Lia, a retired school teacher living in Georgia, hears from a young neighbour Achi that her long lost niece Tekla, a transgender woman, has crossed the border into Turkey. Hoping to bring Tekla home after a period of estrangement, Lia travels to Istanbul with the unpredictable Achi to find her. Exploring the hidden depths of the city, they cross paths with a transgender lawyer called Evrim, who helps them in their search. Humanistic and compassionate, Akin’s third feature is a heartfelt portrayal of overcoming the degrees of separation that divide us.

MaXXXine

In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx finally gets her big break. However, as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Los Angeles, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

Kinds Of Kindness

A man seeks to break free from his predetermined path, a cop questions his wife's demeanor after her return from a supposed drowning, and a woman searches for an extraordinary individual prophesied to become a renowned spiritual guide. With a stunningly star-studded cast featuring Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Hunter Schafer, Hong Chau and Joe Alwyn, expect the usual unpredictable absurdity, dance routines, and dark humour in Yorgos Lanthimos' latest outing

Tue, 23 Jul

MaXXXine

In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx finally gets her big break. However, as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Los Angeles, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

Longlegs

First highly anticipated and then highly acclaimed, Osgood Perkin’s dark, creepy and most definitely twisted, Longlegs continues an horrorendous Summer of memorable movies. Serial killer Longlegs, aka the legendary and completely unrecognisable Nicolas Cage, is on the loose. FBI Agent Lee Harker (Maika Monroe), is a gifted new recruit assigned to the case. As complex twists and turns unearth evidence of the occult, Harker discovers a personal connection to the merciless killer...

Kinds Of Kindness

A man seeks to break free from his predetermined path, a cop questions his wife's demeanor after her return from a supposed drowning, and a woman searches for an extraordinary individual prophesied to become a renowned spiritual guide. With a stunningly star-studded cast featuring Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Hunter Schafer, Hong Chau and Joe Alwyn, expect the usual unpredictable absurdity, dance routines, and dark humour in Yorgos Lanthimos' latest outing

Crossing

From acclaimed director Levan Akin (And Then We Danced), Crossing is a moving and tender tale of identity, acceptance and unlikely connection that transcends borders and generations. Lia, a retired school teacher living in Georgia, hears from a young neighbour Achi that her long lost niece Tekla, a transgender woman, has crossed the border into Turkey. Hoping to bring Tekla home after a period of estrangement, Lia travels to Istanbul with the unpredictable Achi to find her. Exploring the hidden depths of the city, they cross paths with a transgender lawyer called Evrim, who helps them in their search. Humanistic and compassionate, Akin’s third feature is a heartfelt portrayal of overcoming the degrees of separation that divide us.

Wed, 24 Jul

Longlegs

First highly anticipated and then highly acclaimed, Osgood Perkin’s dark, creepy and most definitely twisted, Longlegs continues an horrorendous Summer of memorable movies. Serial killer Longlegs, aka the legendary and completely unrecognisable Nicolas Cage, is on the loose. FBI Agent Lee Harker (Maika Monroe), is a gifted new recruit assigned to the case. As complex twists and turns unearth evidence of the occult, Harker discovers a personal connection to the merciless killer...

Crossing

From acclaimed director Levan Akin (And Then We Danced), Crossing is a moving and tender tale of identity, acceptance and unlikely connection that transcends borders and generations. Lia, a retired school teacher living in Georgia, hears from a young neighbour Achi that her long lost niece Tekla, a transgender woman, has crossed the border into Turkey. Hoping to bring Tekla home after a period of estrangement, Lia travels to Istanbul with the unpredictable Achi to find her. Exploring the hidden depths of the city, they cross paths with a transgender lawyer called Evrim, who helps them in their search. Humanistic and compassionate, Akin’s third feature is a heartfelt portrayal of overcoming the degrees of separation that divide us.

Kinds Of Kindness

A man seeks to break free from his predetermined path, a cop questions his wife's demeanor after her return from a supposed drowning, and a woman searches for an extraordinary individual prophesied to become a renowned spiritual guide. With a stunningly star-studded cast featuring Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Hunter Schafer, Hong Chau and Joe Alwyn, expect the usual unpredictable absurdity, dance routines, and dark humour in Yorgos Lanthimos' latest outing

MaXXXine

In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx finally gets her big break. However, as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Los Angeles, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

Thu, 25 Jul

Kinds Of Kindness

A man seeks to break free from his predetermined path, a cop questions his wife's demeanor after her return from a supposed drowning, and a woman searches for an extraordinary individual prophesied to become a renowned spiritual guide. With a stunningly star-studded cast featuring Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Hunter Schafer, Hong Chau and Joe Alwyn, expect the usual unpredictable absurdity, dance routines, and dark humour in Yorgos Lanthimos' latest outing

Crossing

From acclaimed director Levan Akin (And Then We Danced), Crossing is a moving and tender tale of identity, acceptance and unlikely connection that transcends borders and generations. Lia, a retired school teacher living in Georgia, hears from a young neighbour Achi that her long lost niece Tekla, a transgender woman, has crossed the border into Turkey. Hoping to bring Tekla home after a period of estrangement, Lia travels to Istanbul with the unpredictable Achi to find her. Exploring the hidden depths of the city, they cross paths with a transgender lawyer called Evrim, who helps them in their search. Humanistic and compassionate, Akin’s third feature is a heartfelt portrayal of overcoming the degrees of separation that divide us.

Longlegs

First highly anticipated and then highly acclaimed, Osgood Perkin’s dark, creepy and most definitely twisted, Longlegs continues an horrorendous Summer of memorable movies. Serial killer Longlegs, aka the legendary and completely unrecognisable Nicolas Cage, is on the loose. FBI Agent Lee Harker (Maika Monroe), is a gifted new recruit assigned to the case. As complex twists and turns unearth evidence of the occult, Harker discovers a personal connection to the merciless killer...

MaXXXine

In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx finally gets her big break. However, as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Los Angeles, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

Cine-real presents: Les Diaboliques

Les Diaboliques (1955) is a French psychological thriller directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. The story revolves around a complicated plot involving the wife and mistress of a cruel school principal who conspire to murder him. However, after the murder, his body disappears, leading to a series of eerie and suspenseful events. The film is known for its chilling atmosphere, shocking twists, and is considered a masterpiece of suspenseful storytelling. Cine-real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Sun, 28 Jul

Cine-real presents: Les Diaboliques

Les Diaboliques (1955) is a French psychological thriller directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. The story revolves around a complicated plot involving the wife and mistress of a cruel school principal who conspire to murder him. However, after the murder, his body disappears, leading to a series of eerie and suspenseful events. The film is known for its chilling atmosphere, shocking twists, and is considered a masterpiece of suspenseful storytelling. Cine-real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Wed, 31 Jul

Pitchblack Playback: Nick Drake 'Five Leaves Left'

*Please arrive by event start time as latecomers will not be admitted* Experience the magic of Nick Drake in intimate detail at Pitchblack Playback's listening session in the dark, celebrating the 55th anniversary of 'Five Leaves Left'. Hear this immense recording played loud in uncompressed audio on our powerful Screen One sound system. No distractions; just you and the music. "This sounds great” — Rick Rubin
"A fabulous idea" — Jay Kay, Jamiroquai
"It’s the way I remember experiencing music when I was a teenager, turning out the lights and just allowing myself to be carried away by the music" — Steven Wilson
"I have an out-of-body experience every time I go" — Jonny, artist manager Ticket includes Pitchblack Playback eye mask for extra darkness. As recommended by The Guardian, GQ, Time Out, Metro and Newsweek.

Thu, 1 Aug

Cine-real presents: Man with a Movie Camera

"Man with a Movie Camera" is an experimental silent documentary film directed by Dziga Vertov and edited by his wife, Elizaveta Svilova. The film presents a day in the life of a Soviet city through a series of innovative cinematic techniques, including double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, split screens, and other montage effects. It captures the hustle and bustle of urban life, from dawn to dusk, showcasing various aspects of modernity and the capabilities of the cinematic medium. The film is renowned for its pioneering techniques and its celebration of filmmaking itself. Cine-real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Wed, 7 Aug

NT Live: Present Laughter

The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Filmed live from The Old Vic in London during a sold out run in 2019, Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical) directs this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Tue, 13 Aug

Pitchblack Playback: Miles Davis 'In A Silent Way' (55th Anniversary)

*Please arrive by event start time as latecomers will not be admitted* Immerse yourself in a jazz classic at Pitchblack Playback's listening session in the dark, celebrating the 55th anniversary of 'In A Silent Way'. Hear this immense recording played in high-resolution uncompressed audio on our powerful Screen One sound system. No distractions; just you and the music. "This sounds great” — Rick Rubin
"A fabulous idea" — Jay Kay, Jamiroquai
"It’s the way I remember experiencing music when I was a teenager, turning out the lights and just allowing myself to be carried away by the music" — Steven Wilson
"I have an out-of-body experience every time I go" — Jonny, artist manager Ticket includes Pitchblack Playback eye mask for extra darkness. As recommended by The Guardian, GQ, Time Out, Metro and Newsweek.

Thu, 12 Sep

NT Live: Prima Facie

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller?s award-winning play. Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London?s West End. Includes sensitive subject matter including reference to sex, violence and rape

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