Yep, autumn is well and truly with us and when its cold and rainy outside that’s the perfect excuse to hunker down in front of a good movie.
But for us at Monico Movies anytime is a good time for a good movie and we’ve got some cracking movies on the way.
After the summer break we kicked off again on 9th September with the tense true story Captain Phillips. This was the first time for us to use our brand new screen that was part funded by The Big Lottery Fund.
It hardly seems possible but Monico Movies is almost two years old. Our 2nd anniversary is on 14th October and we will be having a little gathering before hand to celebrate. Amazingly, all the tickets for Very Annie Mary sold out within a couple of days of going on sale. Of course, we are delighted this has proved so popular, but we wish we could accommodate a bigger audience, as many of you have been disappointed not to get tickets this time.
Just a reminder, the tickets for the next Monico Movies film always go on sale on the same Saturday as a screening, so if you are looking forward to seeing our 11th November movie Belle, they will be available from Saturday 14th October from Ginger Whites, Serenade, Deri Stores and The Honeypot.
Belle (cert. 12) is based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, from the Bafta-winning director Amma Asante, this is one of the most unusual costume dramas to hit the big screen. The fabulous gowns, eligible young men and barely suppressed class anxieties of London’s social “season” are all present and correct. But other, rarely registered aspects of Jane Austen’s England are in the frame. The film centres on Dido’s relationship with an aspiring lawyer; it is set at a time of legal significance, as a court case is heard on what became known as the Zong massacre, when slaves were thrown overboard from a slave ship and the owner filed with his insurance company for the losses. Lord Mansfield rules on this case in England’s Court of King’s Bench in 1786, in a decision seen to contribute to the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807.
Tickets will be on sale from 14th October at Ginger Whites, Serenade, Deri Stores and The Honeypot.
See you all soon at Monico Movies
your Rhiwbina Community Cinema.