Winter season of LA Cinema to return to community hall

PUBLISHED: 18:00 13 January 2019

The Greatest Showman will be screened on Saturday. Picture: Niko Tavernise

The Greatest Showman will be screened on Saturday. Picture: Niko Tavernise

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A new season of film screenings will begin in Long Ashton this weekend.

After a Christmas break, the winter edition of LA Cinema kicks off on Saturday at the community hall in Keedwell Hill.

The first of two offerings is a film which celebrates the birth of show business, telling the story of the visionary American P T Barnum who rose from nothing to create a spectacle which became a worldwide sensation.

A feel-good story giving a sense of escape from the January blues and those long dark evenings, The Greatest Showman will be screened at 8pm.

Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in the original musical filled with infectious show-stopping performances.

Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya also star, with Michael Gracey making his directorial debut.

The following month’s screening could not be more different - 2018 drama The Wife will be shown on February 16 at 8pm.

Glenn Close was awarded best performance by an actress in a drama at the Golden Globe awards earlier this month, and she is hotly tipped to receive an Oscar nomination for the role too.

Also starring Jonathan Pryce, the film follows the couple as they travel to Stockholm for a Nobel prize-giving ceremony.

Close plays long-suffering literary spouse Joan Castleman whose marriage reaches crisis point when her husband wins the prize for literature.

LA Cinema is a non-profit group run by volunteers who aim to offer a wide variety of quality films at affordable prices.

The group is entirely self-funded and relies heavily on ticket sales, donations and sponsorship to keep going.

A community cinema spokesman said: “While we have been away we’ve been looking forward to the year ahead with much discussion of what we will be showing.

“We love to hear feedback from our audience so if you have any suggestions for films you would like us to screen, or thoughts on any films you’ve seen with us, please do get in touch.”

For both screenings, doors open at 7.15pm and the bar will be fully stocked with soft drinks, teas, coffees, beers and ciders.

Tickets, priced £2.50-5, are available at la-cinema.uk or on the door.

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