With the nights drawing in and temperatures falling, the time couldn’t be better for getting away from it all at the cinema. So you’ll be pleased to know that Monico Movies has something for everyone during the winter.

Now two years old, we’ve built up a reputation for showing films of all kinds, from animation and classics to the latest dramas and comedies, and the next few months are no exception.

On Saturday (11th November) we are pleased to be showing Belle (cert. 12), an unusual costume drama based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the daughter of an enslaved African woman and a British naval officer. Directed by Bafta-winning Amma Asante, the film follows Dido as she is thrown into the world of London’s social “season” and the tense aftermath of a slave massacre. Rising star Gugu Mbatha-Raw won awards and widespread acclaim in the lead role, and she is joined by a cast of familiar faces including Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson and Emily Watson.

As always, tickets are going fast, so be sure to buy yours now at Ginger Whites, Serenade, Deri Stores and The Honeypot.

In a complete change of pace, we’ll be bringing Christmas to Rhiwbina a little early with the terrific family comedy Nativity! (cert. U) on 9th December.


Featuring Martin Freeman as Paul Madden, a wannabe-star-turned-teacher, it follows the chaos that begins when he is teamed up with Mr Poppy (comic actor Marc Wootton), a unique teaching assistant, to produce a Nativity play. Mr Madden must create stars out of his mischievous young cast, win back his ex-girlfriend (Ashley Jensen) and rein in the over-enthusiastic Mr Poppy, all while going up against a local private school and its determined drama teacher. Along for the ride are Jason Watkins, Pam Ferris and Ricky Tomlinson, along with a hilarious cast of children.

Tickets will be on sale from Saturday, 11th November, at Ginger Whites, Serenade, Deri Stores and The Honeypot.

Once Christmas is out of the way, why not take a break from the January chill with a trip to India and Australia, thanks to the Oscar-nominated Lion (cert. PG) on 13th January.

This drama, which won two Bafta Awards and is one of the most successful Australian films of all time, follows young Indian boy Saroo as he is separated from his family and forced into an orphanage. His adventures take him to Australia, but as he grows up he cannot forget his family and decides to search for them, hoping to be reunited at last.

Besides award-winner Dev Patel, Lion features Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Rooney Mara, and tickets for it will go on sale from 9th December at Ginger Whites, Serenade, Deri Stores and The Honeypot.

See you all soon at Monico Movies
your Rhiwbina Community Cinema.