Darkest Hour

Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James
Duration: 125 min


Gary Oldman is utterly transformed and Oscar-worthy as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s gripping retelling of a pivotal moment in British history. Days after becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Churchill is thrust into a baptism of fire. Allied forces are cornered at Dunkirk. The threat of invasion looms. A cabal of politicians led by Lord Halifax (Stephen Dillane) pushes hard for peace talks. Faced with an unprepared public, a sceptical king (Mendelsohn), and his own party plotting to oust him, Churchill must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or stand and fight. Based on a screenplay by Anthony McCarten (The Theory Of Everything), this lavish period drama thrillingly depicts the bubbling cauldron of backroom conflict in Churchill’s momentous first weeks in office. It’s a rousing story of leadership, and makes for a wonderful companion piece to last year’s immersive epic Dunkirk.



8.6/10 9 ratings.

General admission screenings

Sun 21st Jan
18.00 20.40
Mon 22nd Jan
12.30 15.15 18.10 20.50
Tue 23rd Jan
20.15
Wed 24th Jan
18.10
Thu 25th Jan
12.30

Club and Group screenings

Tue 23rd Jan 12.30 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Tue 23rd Jan 15.15 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Wed 24th Jan 12.30 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset HOH Subtitled: This screening has subtitles for people with hearing loss
Thu 25th Jan 18.10 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset HOH Subtitled: This screening has subtitles for people with hearing loss



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