So here we are at the last screening of our 2011/12 season and we have a Best of British double bill. Two completely different generations and humour but both classics in their own right.
Blithe Spirit – Cert U
David Lean directs one of our favourites, Rex Harrison (who appeared on our first ever film event night in ‘My Fair Lady’) and Margaret Rutherford in the Noel Coward screen play. When local medium Madame Arcati (Margaret Rutherford) holds a séance Charles Condimines’ (Rex Harrison) first wife Elvira (Kay Hammond) is contacted. His second wife, Ruth (Constance Cummings) is not happy as she won’t go away!
Withnail & I – Cert 15
two unemployed actors, Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and Marwood (Paul McGann), decide to leave their Camden flat for Withnail’s uncle Monty’s country cottage. But when they get there, things turn from bad to worse as there is no food but constant rain and then to make matters even worse Uncle Monty shows up and has a roaming eye for Marwood….
Shauna Wyldeck-Estrada who worked on Withnail & I in the Costume Department will be present before the film (approx. 8.15pm) to take any questions about the making of the film. She was on set for the whole thing so will know a secret or too!! Don’t miss it!!
Entry for the double bill is a low £5, doors will open at 6pm on Sunday 1st April so you can get a drink and some food and find a seat before the first film (Blithe Spirit) starts at 6.30pm. Tickets are on sale at Cafe of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane and You Don’t Bring me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and will be available on the door.
The bar will be open with a selection of wines and beers from the Meantime Brewery, with tea, coffee, hot chocolate and homemade cakes, with freshly made pizza and popcorn made on site.
Come by for this season finale, just bring a cushion and we will treat you like one of our own at St Swithun’s Hall, St Swithun’s Road off of Hither Green Lane and Ennersdale Road SE13 6RW.