Hurst Village Cinema

  • Description

    Hurst Village Cinema is an award winning, volunteer run, not for profit community cinema initiative which was established in 2011 by a group of dedicated film lovers.

    We screen films at the Players Theatre on Hurstpierpoint High Street, which we have adapted to provide the full big screen, surround sound experience of any cinema.

    The aim of the Village Cinema is to provide the residents of Hurstpierpoint and the surrounding area with access to a diverse range of the best films available from around the world. These films might be recent films that have not had the exposure they should, or films from the past which have been missed or forgotten. Films are shown once or twice a month, usually on the second Thursday and fourth Friday of the month, depending on the availability of the theatre and we also run a monthly Sunday Cinema.

    We also offer fantastic Live Broadcasts from National Theatre Live and other events.

    It is not necessary to be a member of the Village Cinema to come and see our films, we are open to all. But membership does have strong benefits for you and it helps to support us, so do consider joining.

    It is only £10 to become a member and for that you get £2 off ticket prices for films and £5 off ticket Prices for Live Broadcasts. Membership is valid for 12 months from the date you join, so you can join at any time to enjoy a full year of cinematic and theatrical adventures.

    To join, simply go to out website and click on the Membership menu option, or drop us an email or come and speak to us on any Film night.

    Tickets can be bought online from the Tickets page on our website, or at Mishon Mackay on Hurstpierpoint High Street.

    • Address:

    • Players Theatre
    • 147 High Street
    • Hurstpierpoint
    • West Sussex
    • BN6 9PU

Screenings

Fallen Leaves
26-04-2024 At 20:00

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20:00 - 21:30
  • Synopsis

    In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a local karaoke bar, but the pair's path to happiness is beset by numerous obstacles. ​The Guardian says: “A beguiling and delightful comedy featuring foot-tapping rock’n’roll. It’s romantic and sweet-natured, in a deadpan style that in no way undermines or ironises the emotions involved and with some sharp things to say about contemporary politics.”

Typist Artist Pirate King
28-04-2024 At 15:00

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15:00 - 16:45
  • Synopsis

    In a last-ditch mission to get recognition for her talent Audrey Amiss, a non-conformist, forgotten artist persuades her psychiatric nurse to take her on a road trip back to Sunderland. It is warm, funny, chaotic, and a little frustrating, not unlike Amiss herself. She hoodwinks her frazzled careworker Sandra (Kelly Macdonald), a woman who has never driven on the motorway, into chauffeuring her the 300-odd miles to Sunderland in a tiny yellow Nissan Leaf via A-roads and country lanes, setting the stage for a scrappy and occasionally surreal road movie. ​Loosely based on the life of Amiss, the title is taken from her named occupation on her passport.

Parallel Mothers
09-05-2024 At 20:00

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20:00 - 22:00
  • Synopsis

    Almodavar gets a stunning performance from Penelope Cruz in this beautiful and often painful film. Two women, who are both unexpectedly pregnant, meet in a maternity room. Janis (Cruz) is middle-aged, doesn't regret it and is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. ​The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way. Vintage Almodavar, with bright colours, sense of theatre and plot twists.

Paterson
24-05-2024 At 20:00

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20:00 - 21:45
  • Synopsis

    A long overdue appearance at HVC for a Jim Jarmusch film, this gently observed film centres on bus driver (Adam Driver) who lives in Paterson, New Jersey, home to many famous poets and artists. As he goes about his routine life, he observes life and picks up snippets from his customers, using them as inspiration for his poetry. His wife Laura is very supportive and champions his gift for writing. ​There is a gentle rhythm to the film, not unlike a poem itself and Driver gives a wonderfully understated and restrained performance.

The Miracle Club
26-05-2024 At 15:00

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15:00 - 16:30
  • Synopsis

    Set in 1967 the film that follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O'Casey) of Ballygar, a hard-knocks community in Dublin, who have one tantalizing dream: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes. When the chance to win presents itself, the women seize it. However, just before their trip, their old friend Chrissie (Laura Linney) arrives in Ballygar for her mother's funeral, dampening their good mood and well-laid plans. The women secure tickets and set out on the journey that they hope will change their lives, with Chrissie, a sceptical traveller, joining in place of Chrissie’s mother. ​Warming Sunday afternoon fare, with a stella cast.