Platform Cinema

    • Capacity: 100
    • Screening Frequency: Once a month
    • Facilities: Bar, Toilets, Accessible Toilets, Public Transport Nearby
    • Shared Equipment:
    • Films Screened: British, Children's, Classic, Family, Foreign, Independent, Other
    • Ticket options: At the door, Online
  • Description

    Platform is Ashburton's community cinema. We show films on the last Friday of each month at Ashburton Arts Centre.
    We're all volunteers and always looking for more. If you can help out, on the night or behind the scenes, please get in touch.
    Ashburton Arts is based in the old Methodist Church which was bought by local residents via crowd-funding.

    • Address:

    • Ashburton Arts Centre
    • West St
    • Ashburton
    • Newton Abbot
    • Devon
    • TQ13 7DT


Dream Horse
07-01-2022 At 19:30

Additional info

19:30 - 21:30 for tickets £5 (£6 on the door)
  • Synopsis

    "We lost our jobs, our community, even our pride. And then Dream Alliance came along and reminded us what life is like when you are home." king. Twenty years ago, in the former mining village of Cefn Fforest, Jan Vokes was looking for a reason to get up in the morning that might prove more compelling than either of her jobs at the supermarket or behind the bar at the local working men’s club, and ideally also more satisfying than making dinner every evening for her unemployed husband, Brian. She had already bred rabbits, whippets and racing pigeons and now something more substantial had taken her fancy. After scouring the racehorse breeding journals, Vokes bought a mare, stabling her in a shed on an allotment. Then, with her retirement fund and the support of 23 neighbours and friends who all put in a little cash, a promising foal was born, following an expensive visit to a stud farm. Star Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Joanna Page and Owen Teale. 97% Audience Score at Rotten Tomatoes

First Cow
28-01-2022 At 19:30

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19:30 - 21:30
Tickets: £5 in advance (£6 on the door)
  • Synopsis

    Kelly Reichardt’s warm 19th-century drama is a surprising treat filled with friendship, tenderness.....and deep-fried dough. king. Kelly Reichardt gives us a terrifically tough and sinewy tale of the old west, shaped by the brutally implacable market forces of capitalism. She and her regular screenwriting collaborator Jonathan Raymond have adapted Raymond’s own 2004 novel The Half-Life, evidently pruning some of the epic adventures in the original and bringing it down to a tensely immediate situation. She and Raymond tell their story with force and skill and the movie is shot with beautiful simplicity. There’s a muscular authority in its plainness and its calm, unshowy evocation of the American landscape.nt Film Awards. 96% critics' score at Rotten Tomatoes

After Love
25-02-2022 At 19:30

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19:30 - 21:30
Tickets £5 in advance (£6 on the door)
  • Synopsis

    In this knockout feature debut from BAFTA-nominated short filmmaker Aleem Khan, Joanna Scanlan is superb as a woman left reeling upon discovering her late husband’s secrets. Grappling with the unexpected death of her husband (Nasser Memarzia), Mary Hussain is tidying his things in their Dover home when she stumbles upon a secret connection he had across the Channel, in Calais. Armed with just a bag and his cell phone, she sets off to uncover the truth. Beautifully directed by Khan and abetted by sensitive performances from Scanlan, Nathalie Richard (Jeune et Jolie) and impressive youngster Talid Ariss, this is a drama of real insight about two women, living just 20 miles apart, who are separated by cultural difference and yet share a connection. A remarkable debut, whose delicate tenderness is a testament to the quality of its writing and performances, by its close you will feel you truly know these people.

25-03-2022 At 19:30

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19:30 - 21:30
Tickets £5 in advance (£6 on the door)
  • Synopsis

    One of the defining British films of the decade! It’s war between the locals and tourists in a once-thriving Cornish fishing village in Mark Jenkin’s dreamlike masterpiece. Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin's first feature is thrilling - and a labour of love: richly-textured, where form and content are combined perfectly. It's a tale of tensions between locals and tourists in a once-thriving fishing village. Evocative, culture clashes in an area where traditional trades and lifestyles are under threat.