Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee. PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.
(1hr 34mins) IMDB Page
As well as buying your tickets on the door you can get your tickets from these outlets in the town. Folly Tea Rooms, Jai the Jeweller, Muddy Paws in Market Arcade and the Visitor Information Centre.
We also have loyalty cards - come and see 5 films at our regular screenings and get free entry to the 6th. The cards are valid for a year so why not pick one up at our next screening?
'Philomena' - Monday 17th March (PG 13)
At the Shire House Suite, Bodmin (see here for directions)
Doors open at 7.00pm Film starts at 7.30pm
Tickets £4.50, Under 16's £2.00. Payable on entry. Maximum capacity 150 people.
'12 Years a Slave' - Tuesday 22nd April (15)
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty from a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
(2hr 14mins) IMDB Page
The Bodmin Community Cinema is run by volunteers who want to bring the cinema experience to the people of Bodmin. Following the success of the first showing of 'Made in Dagenham' in February 2011 films are shown on the third Monday of every month in the Shire House Suite, Mount Folly, Bodmin. We show a range of films to suit all tastes and ages along with a number of special events throughout the year.
See the map below to find the Shire House Suite. Situated at the rear of the Bodmin Town Council offices on Mount Folly. The entrance is at the side of the building on you're right as you enter Priory Park car park. Parking is available a short distance from the entrance to the Shire House Suite.
We need your feedback and ideas to ensure that we show the films that you want to see. And more volunteers would always be welcome, so be sure to email us or leave a comment on our Facebook page and let us know what films you would like to see and what we can do to improve our efforts. It's your community and your cinema. So let's make it a success and give the Bodmin Community Cinema a bright future.
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February - Made in Dagenham
March - Inception
April - The Social Network
April Saturday Special -
Toy Story 3
Alice in Wonderland
May - True Grit
June - The Kings Speech
July - 127 Hours
August - Black Swan
September - Pirates of the Caribbean
October - Attack the Block
November - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
December - Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2
December - (Saturday Free shows sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bodmin) Disney's 'Tangled', Brief Encounter
January - Submarine
February - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
March - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
April - Warhorse
May - The Iron Lady
June - The Artist
July - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
August - We Bought a Zoo
September - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
October - The Woman in Black
October - (Free show sponsored by the Fireworks Committee) Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists
November - Snow White & the Huntsman
December - Arthur Christmas
December - (Bodmin Mini Cinema) Potiche
January - Anna Karenina
February - Skyfall
February - (Saturday Free show sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bodmin) ParaNorman
March - The Hobbit 'An Unexpected Journey'
April - Untouchable
May - Taken 2
June - Quartet
July - Les Misérables
August - Lincoln
September - Hitchcock
October - Summer in February
October - (Free show sponsored by the Fireworks Committee) Wreck-It-Ralph
November - Behind the Candelabra
January - Elysium
February - About Time
February- (Free show sponsored by the Fireworks Committee) Despicable Me 2