Meavy Cinema happens on the first Friday of each month (usually, but not August).  For each film doors open at 7:30pm and the film starts at 8:00pm.  There will be a licensed bar at each film show.  Seating will be set out as chairs around tables, cafe style.  Admission is to be paid at the door (cash only), there will not be advanced sale of tickets or reserved seating. 

Admission: No advance ticket sales, pay at the door. Admission for all films is 5.  Where the film certificate permits, children will be allowed providing they are accompanied by an adult, with child admission 2.

Licensed Bar: There will be a licensed bar at each film show. All profit from the bar goes to Meavy Parish Hall.

Scroll down to see coming films.

 

 

ONE LIFE

Friday 5th April 2024

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Certificate: 12A         Run time: 1hr 50min

One LifeThe true story of Sir Nicholas Winton (Johnny Flynn), a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis.

Winton visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion.

He immediately realized it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed?

Fifty years later, it's 1988 and Winton (Anthony Hopkins) lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn't able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It's not until a live BBC television show, 'That's Life', surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children - now adults - that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades.

 One Life

 

 

 

THE HOLDOVERS

FRiday 3rd May 2024

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Certificate: 15         Run time: 2hr 13min

The HoldoversNobody likes teacher Paul Hunham (Giamatti) -- not his students, not his fellow faculty, not the headmaster, who all find his pomposity and rigidity exasperating. With no family and nowhere to go over Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul remains at school to supervise students unable to journey home.

After a few days, only one student holdover remains -- a trouble-making 18-year-old named Angus, a good student whose bad behavior always threatens to get him expelled. Joining Paul and Angus is head cook Mary (Randolph)-an African American woman who caters to sons of privilege and whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam.

These three very different shipwrecked people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two very snowy weeks in New England. The real journey is how they help one another understand that they are not beholden to their past-they can choose their own futures.

The Holdovers photo

 

 

 

Meavy Cinema is run by a sub-committee of the Meavy Parish Hall Management Committee.  We hope the cinema will prove to be a valuable resource for local residents, helping to reinforce a sense of community.  We have comfortable seating around tables.  A mix of refreshments, alcoholic, non-alcoholic and snacks, will be available from our licenced bar.  A chance to get involved in choice of future films will be offered to those attending a film screening.

Meavy Parish Hall is conveniently situated in the centre of Meavy Village with parking adjacent.