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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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What’s on at Monico Movies?

Award-winning films telling two quite different crime stories will ensure that Monico Movies’ new season starts off with a bang following our summer break.

First, now that the nights are getting darker, why not join us as we get away with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis to sunny Florida ahead of gun-toting gangsters?

Saturday, 14th September.
The comedy classic Some Like It Hot (cert. 12) is set in 1929, when Chicago is roaring to the sounds of speakeasies and hoodlums. It is also home to struggling musicians Joe and Jerry (Curtis and Lemmon), who are forced to flee for their lives when they witness a shooting. Desperate to avoid detection, they take the only escape route they can find: dressing as women to join an all-female orchestra that stars lovelorn Sugar Kane (Monroe in one of her most famous roles).

As the group settles into a Florida hotel, our colourfully dressed heroes must tackle the killers hunting for them, the attentions of dance fan and would-be lover Osgood Fielding III (comic Joe E. Brown), and the seductive power of mixed-up Sugar.

Directed by Billy Wilder, the Oscar- and Bafta-winning film is considered one of the best comedies of all time, and is showing on Saturday, 14th September.

Saturday, 5th October
The real-life criminals in our October presentation do not use guns to make money – they use letters. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (cert. 15), starring Oscar nominees Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy, tells the comic and dramatic story of author-turned-forger Lee Israel and the unique character who agrees to help her turn her life around.

Based on a bestselling book, the film won awards for its stars and the script, and was rated by many critics as one of the best of last year.

A lucky find is the start of a whole new career for failing writer Lee, who decides to put her creative skills to a different use: forging letters supposedly written by celebrities. Faced with a chaotic home life, and held back by her forthright personality, she seeks help from an unusual friend: drug dealer Jack Hock.

As the pressure mounts and the money piles up, their relationship, their ability to think quickly, and their creativity are really put to their test. Will the two companions be able to make their fortune while avoiding the authorities and suspicious customers? Find out with us on Saturday, 5th October.

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.

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Saturday 14th September 2019

Some Like It Hot (12)

Tickets are £4, cash only and are available from:

Victoria Fearn Gallery

6b Heol Y Deri, Cardiff CF14 6HF
029 2052 0884

Mon-Sat 9.30am – 5.30pm
Victoria Fearn Gallery on Facebook

Deri Stores

1 Wenallt Rd, Cardiff, CF14 6SA
029 2062 0735
7am – 7.30pm closes on Sundays 1pm

The Honeypot Newsagent 

93A  Heol Llanishen Fach, Cardiff, CF14 6LB
029 2061 4572
5am – 3.30pm

Serenade

13 Heol-Y-Deri, Cardiff CF14 6HA
029 2052 2424
Mon – Sat 9.15am – 5.30pm
www.serenadecardiff.co.uk/

Great films for 2019 at Monico Movies

A new year full of entertaining films got off to a great start last month with a spontaneous cheer at the heart-warming finale of ‘Finding Your Feet’.

More cheers—and plenty of laughs—should be heard on Saturday (9th February), when Monico Movies presents Grand Slam (cert. 15), the fun-filled 1978 tale of passionate Welsh rugby fans heading to France to see their heroes in action.  

Pre-match hijinks mean the irrepressible supporters are faced with a challenge as they rush to join the crowds in Paris for the big match. The film’s cast includes an Oscar winner, Hugh Griffith, but one name in particular will stand out at Saturday’s showing: the great Windsor Davies, who sadly died last month. For those outside Wales, he might be best known for It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, but for many Welsh people his best role was always Mog Jones, the ex-player who finds himself in a real predicament in Grand Slam.

Also on the bill will be The Plank (cert. U), featuring Eric Sykes and Arthur Lowe as workmen trying to transport a piece of wood to a building site. What sounds like a simple task soon becomes very difficult for the two men – and hilarious for those watching this terrific piece of silent slapstick.

Some tickets for Saturday’s double bill are still available, but they’re going fast!

From France and a building site we will head to New Zealand on 9th March for the award-winning drama Whale Rider (cert. PG). Keisha Castle-Hughes earned an Oscar nomination in her role as Pai, a young Maori girl whose determination and love of the sea shakes up her traditional community. When family tragedy puts her in an unusual position, she refuses to be downtrodden and instead begins to learn skills that might lead to her becoming the renowned Whale Rider. But not everybody is happy with the idea of a girl entering a man’s world . . .

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this uplifting and entertaining film set in and alongside the beautiful seas around New Zealand. It received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.

April’s film returns us to the UK, as Tom Hardy stars in the intriguing Locke (cert. 15). It takes us with Welshman Ivan Locke as he begins what might be his most important journey. The audience is focused entirely on Ivan inside his car as he is caught up in phone calls that could transform the lives of his family and friends.

What begins as a simple trip becomes something far more dramatic. Once you get in the car with Ivan on 13th April, you will want to stay with him wherever his journey leads . . .

A powerful story of a young girl’s bravery in wartime comes to Rhiwbina on 11th May, when Monico Movies presents The Book Thief (cert. 12). Based on the hit novel by Marcus Zusak, it follows young German girl Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) and her foster parents (Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush and Oscar nominee Emily Watson) as they shelter her Jewish friend Max from the Nazis. 

The narrator, Death, reveals how Liesel and Max do their best to stay safe amid the tense atmosphere of secrets and suspicion. They read stolen books to cheer themselves up, but stories cannot stop the net that’s closing around them . . .

Be sure to join us again on 8th June, when Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Vertigo (cert. PG) will test your feelings about heights even as it thrills you. It tells the story of the mystery that begins after a police detective (James Stewart) is forced into early retirement following a rooftop chase. When he is hired to follow a friend’s wife (Kim Novak), he has no idea of what’s in store. A love affair, a murder plot, obsession, and much more are all part of a film that is widely recognised as one of the best from Hitchcock, the ‘master of suspense’.

There is more suspense in store on 13th July, but this time there are plenty of laughs as well, in The Dish (cert. 12). This big-hearted little film stars Sam Neill in the true story of a band of unlikely heroes desperately working to ensure that the Moon landing can be viewed by billions of people around the world. Their satellite dish in a sheep paddock is at the centre of this delightful comedy-drama. When the laid-back inhabitants of a tiny Australian town are thrown into the centre of NASA’s unstoppable operation, not everything will be done according to regulations . . .

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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Dance into Christmas and 2019

Thanks to Monico Movies, you can start your festive season in style – with a classic film and the timeless sound of Bing Crosby singing ‘White Christmas’.

Our packed 2018 programme comes to an end on Saturday, December 8, when Bing will join forces with Danny Kaye to woo Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen in the evergreen musical White Christmas (cert. U).

Filled with songs by Irving Berlin, including ‘Sisters’ and ‘Count Your Blessings’, this is a classic romantic comedy that was made in VistaVision to really shine on the big screen. It follows two entertainers-turned-soldiers as they use all their talents to pay tribute to their beloved commander. When he falls on hard times after pouring his life savings into a picturesque inn, they are determined to help. They plan to call in favours and unite old comrades to help out with a unique TV broadcast. But misunderstandings mean that the show, and the course of true love, may not go according to plan…

Once Christmas and the New Year celebrations are over, you may need some encouragement to get active again for 2019. Fortunately, help is at hand: the community dance class in the great British comedy-drama Finding Your Feet (cert. 12) could offer plenty of inspiration.

Showing on Saturday, January 12, it is filled with film and TV stalwarts, including Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, and John Sessions. When a woman discovers that her husband of 35 years is having an affair, her free-spirited sister introduces her to a whole new world: dancers determined to prove that her life is just beginning.

Described by critics as being “full of rib-tickling dialogue” and “big-hearted, touching and beautifully performed”, it’s sure to get the new year off to a fun start with plenty of laughter.

Let’s hope the Welsh rugby team continue those good feelings with victory in next year’s Six Nations Championship. While they are trying to achieve new triumphs on the pitch, why not take a nostalgic and hilarious look at an unforgettable period for the great game? Be sure to join us for Grand Slam (cert. 15) on Saturday, February 9.

This memorable 1978 comedy from BBC Wales stars Oscar-winner Hugh Griffith and Windsor Davies as members of a Welsh rugby club who head for a raucous weekend in Paris to watch their heroes play France. When a case of mistaken identity and too much mischievous behaviour leads to trouble, will our band of devoted fans be able to enjoy the action they have travelled so far to see?

Tickets for each film will be on sale at our usual suppliers—Serenade, Deri Stores, The Honeypot and the 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.

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This Autumn at Monico Movies

The mission to put an American astronaut into space involved overcoming tremendous odds and tackling a whole range of challenges. Fortunately, NASA had the right people on its team: the women whose story is told in Monico Movies’ next presentation.

The Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures (cert. PG), which is showing on Saturday, 8th September, is a riveting drama featuring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monáe. They play the African-American women whose mathematical ingenuity and scientific skills helped make the difference between life or death for America’s space pioneers. Faced with racism, sexism, and opposition from their colleagues and superiors, the three “hidden figures” and their friends had to use all their know-how and determination to show just what a difference they could make.

After savouring the tense atmosphere of Mission Control, we head to Transylvania on 13th October for Young Frankenstein (cert. PG). Featuring the unique talents of Gene Wilder as a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein, this features everything you’d expect from a horror film: a spooky castle, an odd servant (Marty Feldman), a beautiful woman (Teri Garr), strange goings on, and much more. But as this is a comedy classic directed by Mel Brooks, it also features one funny scene after another – and an unforgettable version of “Puttin’ On the Ritz”.

On 10th November, the drama is closer to home in Hedd Wyn, an Oscar-nominated Welsh-language film. It tells the moving true story of poet Ellis Humphrey Evans (Huw Garmon). Taking us from beautiful Meirionnydd to the horrific battlefield of Passchendaele, the film shows how Evans, who was opposed to killing anybody, hoped to win a prize at the Eisteddfod even while being caught up in the chaos of war.

The first Welsh-language production to be nominated for an Academy Award, Hedd Wyn also won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Single Drama and several BAFTA Cymru Awards. Don’t miss this powerful film.

Tickets for each film will be on sale at our usual suppliers—Serenade, Deri Stores, The Honeypot and the 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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Last few tickets!

Hello Monico Movies fans,

We hope you’ve all had an enjoyable summer, as usual the crew at Monico Movies HQ have been hatching movie watching plans for the coming months, which we will be sharing with you very soon when we publish our next newsletter.

Hidden-Figures-13-800x535Up next, Saturday 8th September 2018 at Canolfan Beulah we have the excellent Hidden Figures (PG), there are still a few tickets left, so if you don’t want to miss out on another great evening amongst friends and neighbours enjoying a superb movie, rush out now to our usual ticket outlets—Serenade, Deri Stores, The Honeypot and the Victoria Fearn Gallery.

See you very soon
Canolfan Beulah Church Community Centre,
Beulah Road, Cardiff, CF14 6LX,

Doors open at 7pm and the films start at 7.30pm.

Monico Movies Summer Newsletter

Ricky Baker is a mixed-up child: he’s an arsonist, a vandal, and a frightened and lonely little boy who’s far from home. He’s also at the centre of a hilarious cross-country manhunt in beautiful New Zealand.HFTW01

Join wannabe “gangsta” Ricky as he goes on the run with his grumpy foster dad Hec in Hunt for the Wilderpeople (cert. 12A), the latest presentation from Monico Movies.

Showing on Saturday, July 14, this terrific heart-warming comedy has a 97% rating on leading review website Rotten Tomatoes. It follows Ricky (rising star Julian Dennison) and Hec (Sam Neill) as they are thrown together in the beautiful but dangerous wilderness. Due to various mix-ups and a social services worker who’s out of her depth, they become an unlikely pair of outlaws. As things get desperate, will their Kiwi spirit help them overcome their differences and make it to freedom?

After our August break, we return on 8th September with the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures (cert. PG), a riveting drama about life behind the scenes of the space race.hidden_figures_ver2_xlg

Starring multi-award-winner Octavia Spencer, Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson, and singer/actress Janelle Monáe, alongside Kevin Costner and Kirsten Dunst, it tells the powerful true story of the African-American women whose mathematical and scientific skills helped put an American into space for the first time.

The trio of strong-willed women want to play their part in this daring and dangerous mission. But to do so they and the other “hidden figures” must overcome racism, sexism, and powerful forces both within and outside NASA.

For a complete change of pace, and an unforgettably funny tribute to classic horror films, join us on 13th October for Young Frankenstein (cert. PG). Directed by comic genius Mel Brooks, it stars Gene Wilder as a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein. As a straight-laced physician he is keen to avoid any connection to his infamous ancestor. However, when he inherits a castle in Transylvania and is met by a hunchbacked servant (the unique Marty Feldman) and beautiful assistant (Teri Garr), he begins a new plan… YoungFrank_

Filled with all the comic moments you expect from the man behind Blazing Saddles and The Producers, the film is also an affectionate parody of black-and-white horror classics. It has storms, stolen brains, and odd characters with mysterious European accents. All this and a loveable monster and the funniest version of “Puttin’ On the Ritz” you’ll ever see. Don’t miss it!

Tickets for each film will be on sale at our usual suppliers—Serenade, Deri Stores, The Honeypot and the 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.

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