With Christmas approaching fast, treat yourself and your family and friends to an early present: a great night at the cinema with Monico Movies.

Your community cinema will finish off a highly successful year by showing the terrific comedy-drama Stan & Ollie (cert. PG) on Saturday, December 14.

This emotion-packed film about Laurel and Hardy’s latter years tells the true story of the comic legends’ trip to the UK in 1953. With their style falling out of favour in Hollywood, Stan (Steve Coogan) and Ollie (John C. Reilly) aim to make ends meet with a tour of British theatres. Tensions rise between the beloved duo as they face dwindling audiences, and health issues and the arrival of their wives make things more complicated. Can they make one final effort to win over British crowds and show that they still have what it takes?

Join us for this heart-warming film, which was nominated for three Oscars, as we see out 2019 in style.

What better way is there to start the new year than a film full of stars from one of the most successful directors of all time?

George Lucas’s American Graffiti (cert. 12A), which is coming to Rhiwbina on Saturday, January 11 2020, helped turn Harrison Ford into a movie icon and became one of the most profitable films in history.

Ford appears alongside Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard and many more famous names in this story of a group of teenage car fanatics and rock’n’roll lovers during one night of adventures in California in 1962.

With college on the horizon, a group of friends have to decide what to do with their lives and who to spend them with. As different stories and relationships intertwine, they argue, get together again, race their souped-up cars, and make the most of their time together.

Based on George Lucas’s early life, before he went on to Star Wars and so much more, American Graffiti won great critical acclaim and was nominated for five Oscars.

In February, we turn from California to England, and the hilarious British farce Death at a Funeral (cert. 15). This film, which was later remade with an American cast, is filled with well-known faces, including Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Peter Egan, Rupert Graves, Peter Vaughan, and Peter Dinklage of Games of Thrones fame.

The funeral at the centre of the story pulls together an assortment of relatives and friends with various problems or difficult relationships with each other. But this tense situation takes a turn for the worse when a blackmailer appears. He has a secret that could make things very awkward indeed…

As confusion reigns, the dead man’s struggling son has to hold things together. But what about the blackmailer, a drug-crazed guest, and all the other issues that might ruin everything?

To find out what happens, join us for a night of laughter on Saturday, February 8 2020.

Tickets for each film will be on sale at our usual suppliers—Serenade, Deri Stores, The Honeypot,andthe Victoria Fearn Gallery. Doors at the Canolfan Beulah Church Community Centre, Beulah Road, Cardiff, CF14 6LX, open at 7pm and the films start at 7.30pm.

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

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