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(Dovecote Street. just off Church Street – parking available)

Welcome to film at the Dovecote Centre.

Tickets: £5 for over 18s, £3 for under 18s (unless otherwise stated)

Please note that all under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets – Pre-book on 01665 713655 or on door. Please book to avoid disappointment

Friday 17 January at 7.30pm The Film Society presents ‘The Guilty’ (15)

Breakthrough nail-biting thriller from Gustav Moller and boasting a powerhouse performance from Jakob Cedergren. Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought. (Danish – 85 mins)

Sunday 19 January at 6pm The Snow Queen

It’s closing night of the Snow Queen come and enjoy the adventures of Kai and Gerta one last time. The kids may have seen it with the school, but have you? Come and see 4 exceptional actor musicians create some magic.

A new version by Gill and Rick Juckes who have for the last 30 years been writing scripts and songs for Theatre, BBC Radio and BBC and ITV Television.

Friday 24 January at 7.30pm Stewart Howson presents “Strange Tales for a Winter’s Night”  Tickets £8

Are you sitting comfortably? Good.

Let’s dim the lights…

Now listen very carefully…and  just feel the thrill & chill of the spooky story!

By the light of the parlour fire, Victorian’s (led by Dickens) re-established the tradition of telling ghost tales at Christmas and delighted in chilling the hearts of their listeners.

In keeping with this midwinter tradition, Actor and Playwright Stewart Howson, has been keeping modern audiences on the edge of their seats for some years with his mixture of Victorian and modern ghost stories. Now he’s bringing his story-telling skills to The Dovecote Centre in an Evening of “Strange Tales”.

Friday 31 January at 7.30pm Bait (15)

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Edward Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change. (89 mins)

Friday 7 February at 7.30pm The Joker (15)

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. (122 mins)

Friday 14 February at 7.30pm Judy (12A)

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard Of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. (112 mins)

Renée Zellweger is phenomenally good in this captivating account of Judy Garland’s final London concert run. The Guardian

Thursday 20 February at 1.30pm – film to be confirmed.

Friday 28 February at 7.30pm Downton Abbey (PG)

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. (122 mins)


Other planned cinema showings: Le Mans and Official Secrets



Friday 13 March at 7.30pm NTC’s Angels of the North Tickets £10

Adapted from the works of Joyce Quin and Moira Kilkenny.


Performed in NTC’s unique style with humour, warmth and poignancy, Angels of the North is a collection of stories and achievements from some of the North East’s most notable women, some of whom are household names that you may be aware of already, others are less well known and are in danger of being forgotten altogether, but one thing is for certain:  all of them are women to be proud of.


Friday 27 March at 7.30pm  Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox on Tickets £16

Waters of Tyne to Fog on the Tyne Two of the UK’s best known and loved singers – Billy Mitchell (and Bob Fox are taking to the road together in Spring 2020 to tour their show 5 Star B&B throughout the UK – SELLING FAST!


Friday 24 April at 7.30pm On Red Kites by Eliot Smith Dance Tickets £14/£12 Family ticket £30

Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) newest contemporary dance programme for Spring 2020 will take you on a spellbinding journey, through a powerful signature choreographic style that has established the company as one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance. Created in collaboration with some of the industry’s foremost, award-winning choreographers, dancers, and fashion designers, Smith’s new Triple Bill consists of two newest dance works by Balbir Singh and Eliot Smith and a brand new work by New York dance-maker Jake Deibert.