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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.

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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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Monico Movies Newsletter Spring 2018

How do you follow a Saturday night spent watching a classic film on the big screen? With another, even bigger adventure just a few weeks later!

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Goldfinger 12th May

Fresh from showing Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary North by Northwest, Monico Movies will be bringing the one and only James Bond to Rhiwbina on May 12 with the unforgettable Goldfinger (PG). This was the Sean Connery film that set the standard for Bond’s adventures for decades to come: a dramatic opening sequence, a Shirley Bassey theme tune, beautiful women (including Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore), and a dastardly villain with a lethal plan. Striding through it all is MI6’s super-spy, armed with his wits and his Walther PPK and driving the car that every boy (and his dad) wanted: an Aston Martin with an ejector seat.

After enjoying 007’s death-defying mission, why not join us on June 9 for an adventure of a different kind: the unusual relationship at the centre of the highly-praised romantic drama Venus (15)

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Venus 9th June

Peter O’Toole received his eighth Oscar nomination in his role of Maurice, an actor in his seventies who spends his days putting the world to rights with his friends (Leslie Phillips and Richard Griffiths) and snapping up occasional bits of work on TV. His humdrum existence is transformed when a boisterous and determined young woman (Jodie Whittaker, the new Doctor Who) enters his life. Their growing relationship takes funny and unexpected turns, with each of them looking for something from the other. But will they both get what they want?

 

Tickets for each film will be on sale at our usual suppliers—Serenade, Deri Stores and The Honeypot—as well as our new ticket outlet, the Victoria Fearn Gallery. Thank you very much to the gallery on Heol Y Deri for becoming our latest outlet. Be sure to check out its wide range of artwork.

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Ginger Whites, Thank You and Farewell

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It is sad to see the closure of a much loved and colourful feature of the Rhiwbina community. Jason and Claire at Ginger Whites brought something unique to Rhiwbina.

Monico Movies would like to send a big thank you to them both for the support and help they have offered us; they have been selling our tickets since we launched in 2015. We couldn’t run Monico Movies without the support of our ticket sellers, at which point it seems apt to also thank The Deri Stores, Serenade and The Honeypot for their continued support.
The Victoria Fearn Gallery has very kindly agreed to be our new ticket outlet.
As of 10th March 2018 tickets will be available from Victoria Fearn Gallery (6b Heol Y Deri, South Glamorgan, Cardiff CF14 6HF) https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaFearnGallery/

So once more a big thank you to Ginger Whites and the very best of luck to Jason and Claire in your future endeavours.

From all the crew at Monico Movies

Newsletter for February/April 2018

A heart-warming journey with a pensioner determined to be reunited with his brother. A hazardous mission to Mars with a brave couple cut off from the rest of humanity. A madcap rescue attempt with a grandmother and singing triplets. And a dramatic bid to escape from a deadly conspiracy. Settle down for all this and more over the next few months with Monico Movies.

thestraight storyThe latest packed schedule at your local community cinema begins on 10th February with The Straight Story (cert. U). This charming film is a relaxing change of pace from David Lynch, a director better known for his more extreme productions. It tells the true story of war veteran Alvin Straight, who wants to make amends with his estranged brother before it’s too late. Unable to drive, he sets off on the 240-mile trip in the only way he can: on a lawn tractor. Critically acclaimed and featuring moving performances and picturesque scenery, it earned star Richard Farnsworth an Oscar nomination and also features Harry Dean Stanton and Sissy Spacek.

Tickets are on sale now at Ginger Whites, Serenade, Deri Stores and The Honeypot.

501days pictureBe sure to join us on 10th March for something different: a double bill. It starts with the short film 501 Days (no cert.) from Rhiwbina’s own Laurence Patrick, who made the set of a Mars-bound spaceship in his bedroom. It puts the audience alongside a couple as they attempt to become the first humans to reach the red planet. When they lose contact with everybody else on Earth, they have to decide how to reach their target alone. With almost every decision a matter of life or death and nobody able to help them, can they survive the isolation and complete their mission?

bellevilleRen01This will be followed by the lively and tune-filled animated film Belleville Rendezvous (cert. 12). Told almost entirely in song and action, the story follows grandmother Madame Souza as she teams up with her pet dog and three music hall singers to rescue her grandson from the French mafia. The charming combination of a fun plot and unique animation style was rewarded with two Oscar nominations.

nxnw001A month later you’ll have the rare opportunity to enjoy a classic, Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (cert. PG), on the big screen. This legendary film thrusts mild-mannered executive Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) into a whirlwind involving mistaken identity, spies, deadly encounters, government secrets, and a mysterious woman (Eve Marie Saint). Regularly included in lists of the greatest films of all time, it is renowned for its terrific dialogue and fast-moving story, and the scene involving a crop-dusting plane has become a benchmark for on-screen chases. Don’t miss the action on 14th April.

As always, tickets for each film will be on sale at Ginger Whites, Serenade, Deri Stores and The Honeypot.

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

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