2006 season of 'Flicks in the Sticks' films to be shown at the Riverside Centre


For those of you who haven’t heard about the wonderful scheme called Flicks in the Sticks let us enlighten you. The project first started 4 years ago as a pilot in 20 venues in Herefordshire and Shropshire, bringing big screen blockbusters as well as small budget films to rural areas with no cinema. It has now grown to include 70 venues, 300 screenings, with an audience of nearly 20,000 people. In our area the Flicks in the Sticks venue is the Riverside Centre, Vicarage Road and the details of the latest films to be shown in the new 2006 season will be announced shortly. Read more at our Flicks in the Sticks page.

Doors open from 7pm and films start at 7.30pm. Unreserved seating, all tickets £3.50 on the door. All welcome - For more information phone 350914 or email flicks@jaba.org.uk.

Dates for the 2006 season are below, please let us know if you would like to see any particular film.

Films confirmed for:

4 February 2006: The Big Celt, starring Gillian Anderson and Robert Carlyle. Cert 12A.
4 March 2006: Kinky Boots. Cert 12A.

8 April 2006: Constant Gardener. Cert 15. A man discovers a deadly secret when he tries to find out who killed the woman he loves in this suspense drama based on a novel by John Le Carré. Stars Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz.

There will be a new season of films starting in September, more films to be confirmed shortly, dates;

23 September 2006: "Mrs Henderson Presents". A recently widowed eccentric with money to burn and no intentions of settling down enlists the aide of a showbiz professional to transform a run-down theater in Soho into London's most innovative entertainment hot spot in director Stephen Frears' cinematic account of the groundbreaking Windmill Theater. The year is 1937 and, despite having recently lost her husband, 69-year-old Laura Henderson (Judy Dench) remains as ambitious and vital as ever. Aghast at her friend Lady Conway's (Thelma Barlow) suggestion that she take up a mundane hobby such as diamond collecting to pass the time, Mrs. Henderson instead shocks her well-to-do social circle by purchasing the ramshackle Windmill Theater in the heart of downtown Soho. Unafraid to take a risk in the venture, yet lacking the experience needed to run the theater, Mrs. Henderson brings in showbiz veteran Vivian Van Damm (Bob Hoskins) to line up an opening act that will set the stage ablaze. When the ever-curious Mrs. Henderson's intrusive spying begins to impede on Mr. Van Damm's creative progress, the frustrated theater manager has her banished from rehearsals. Though Van Damm's innovative idea to stage an unending stream of entertainment dubbed "Revudeville" proves a wild and profitable success, the Windmill begins to suffer when other local theaters quickly follow suit. Now faced with the prospect of seeing her once-lucrative endeavor fall by the wayside due to the unoriginality of the copycats who surround her, Mrs. Henderson decides to show audiences something they've never seen before by making the Windmill the first theater to feature nude female entertainers live on-stage.

21 October 2006: tbc
11 November 2006 :tbc
2 December 2006: tbc

Posted: Mon - December 5, 2005 at 11:46 PM          


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