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The Playhouse Presents...

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Introducing... Movies at the Playhouse

 


The Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable is proud to announce our new Cinema Screen facility.

From 2014 we will be presenting occasional movie nights, offering the ‘big screen’ experience of a mix of classic films, old and new.
 

 

Screenings commence at 7.45pm

 

 

Look out in the New Year for our

2014 Events Diary with further details

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Captain Phillips

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Tickets
£5
Captain Phillips(2013)
Thursday 24 April - 7.45pm
Running Time - 2 hours 14 minutes
This pulse-pounding thriller is the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Starring Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips and Barkhad Abdi as the pirate captain, Muse, who won this year's BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor and was also Oscar nominated in the same category.


THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a
SUITABLE FOR 12 YEARS AND OVER.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
 

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

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Tickets
 £5
 
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
Thursday 1 May - 7.45pm
Running Time - 2 hours 8 minutes
 
As a child, Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) was a pampered vaudeville star known to the world as Baby Jane while her younger sister, Blanche (Joan Crawford), led life in her considerable shadow. Decades pass and Blanche becomes a beautiful, talented movie idol and Jane a has been.

When a car accident cripples Blanche, binding her to a wheelchair, Jane sees her opportunity to regain power and assumes the role of caretaker. Her newly gained dominance completes the transformation of the sugar-sweet child star into a nightmarish caricature of Baby Jane.

As she does everything she can to make her sister's life a living hell, including feeding Blanche a dead rat and brutally beating her when she tries to phone for help, Jane plots a comeback, aided by shifty musical director Edwin Flagg (Victor Buono). Aldrich's highly charged melodrama is a modern gothic masterpiece.
 
 
Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono
 
 
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
 


 
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a
 
SUITABLE FOR 12 YEARS AND OVER.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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Tickets
 £10
 
National Theatre Live
Encore Screening: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Thursday 22 May - 7.45pm
Doors open 7pm
 

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas.

 

Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play. 

 

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

 
 
 
 
 

Les Miserables

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Tickets
 £5
 
Les Misérables (2012)
Thursday 19 June - 7.45pm
Running Time - 2 hours 34 minutes
 
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Feautring beloved songs - including I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own.
 
 
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway
 
 
Directed by: Tom Hooper
 


 
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a
 
SUITABLE FOR 12 YEARS AND OVER.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
 
 
 
 
 
 

War Horse

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Tickets
 £5
 
War Horse (2012)
Thursday 3 July - 7.45pm
Running Time - 2 hours 23 minutes
 
An epic adventure for audiences of all ages.

Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him.

The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse - an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure.

War Horse is one of the great stories of friendship and war - a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit.
 
 
Starring: Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Thewlis
 
 
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
 


 
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a
 
SUITABLE FOR 12 YEARS AND OVER.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.