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.



8.0/10 14 ratings.

General admission screenings

Fri 26th Jan
18.40
Sat 27th Jan
18.00
Sun 28th Jan
17.40
Mon 29th Jan
18.20
Tue 30th Jan
18.20
Wed 31st Jan
18.20
Thu 1st Feb
18.20

Club and Group screenings

Tue 23rd Jan 15.40 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Tue 23rd Jan 20.50 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Wed 24th Jan 15.10 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Wed 24th Jan 18.00 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Thu 25th Jan 15.10 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.
Thu 25th Jan 20.40 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Fri 26th Jan 11.00 Big Scream: Exclusively for parents or carers with babies under the age of one. Big Scream Subtitled: Exclusively for parents or carers with babies under the age of one. This screening also has subtitles for people with hearing loss.



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