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A Forgotten Man (15)

A Forgotten Man

Spring 1945, Heinrich Zwygart, Swiss ambassador to Germany flees bombed-out Berlin after eight years of service in the capital of the Reich. This is the end of a terrible mandate, during which he had to make fatal compromises to preserve the neutrality and security of his country.

Haunted by his past, struggling to secure a future, but driven by his ambition Zwygart feels the trap closing in on him. He went through the war, but will he survive the peace?

A powerful drama about the ghost of WWII which will appeal to history lovers and fans of history thrillers and war spy fiction, based on the true story of Hans Frölicher, who remains a controversial figure due to his ambiguous role during WWII.

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Monday 11 Dec 202320:15
Tuesday 12 Dec 202313:15

Berliner Philharmoniker NYE 2023 Concert (TBC)

Berliner Philharmoniker NYE 2023 Concert

Siegmund in Richard Wagner’s Walküre is a signature role for Jonas Kaufmann. The world-renowned tenor is passionate, radiant and combative in his portrayal of the tragic hero at the centre of a love triangle that confronts us with the emotional extremes of revenge, incest and lover’s bliss.

To celebrate the end of the year, chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, an acclaimed interpreter of Wagner, conducts the first act of the opera at the Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve Concert, broadcast live to cinemas. The programme opens with excerpts from Tannhäuser that encapsulate the grandeur of Wagner’s great work.


Richard Wagner

Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg: Overture and Der Venusberg

(Vienna version)

Richard Wagner

Die Walküre: Act 1

Kirill Petrenko: Conductor

Vida Miknevičiūtė: Soprano

Jonas Kaufmann: Tenor

Georg Zeppenfeld: Bass

This performance includes a 20min interval.

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Sunday 31 Dec 202316:00

CBeebies Panto 2023: Robin Hood (U)

CBeebies Panto 2023: Robin Hood

CBeebies Panto is coming back in cinemas for yet another Christmassy adventure, this time with Robin Hood at the helm!


As always, the show will feature many of CBeebies' most popular actors and presenters. Full of catchy songs, dancing, and pantomime fun, it promises to be the must-see Christmas event for preschoolers and their families.

A childrens popcorn and juice deal is available in our cafe/bar.

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Saturday 9 Dec 202314:00
Sunday 10 Dec 202314:00

Die Hard 4K (15)

Die Hard 4K

On Christmas Eve, tough New York detective John McClane arrives in Los Angeles with the aim of reconciling with his estranged wife, Holly at the Christmas party of her employer, the Nakatomi Corporation. But the party is violently disrupted by a group of heavily armed criminals led by the charismatic Hans Gruber. Outmanned, outgunned and ill-equipped for the task at hand, McClane calls in the help of a local beat cop in his crusade against Gruber.

Stop by our cafe/bar to see our festive offerings, including a pretzels and local ale deal.

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Friday 22 Dec 202319:30

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas


Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriending the Grinch and show him the true spirit of the festive season for the first time.

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Saturday 16 Dec 202313:15

It's a Wonderful Life 4K (U)

It's a Wonderful Life 4K

A certified Christmas favourite for generations. Beset with personal and professional problems, George Bailey finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. When he is visited by his guardian angel, Clarence, he is shown what his beloved hometown of Bedford Falls would be like without him.

This screening is free for Friends of the Forum members for bookings made between 1st - 15th November. The performance is restricted to members only booking until November 15th at which point we will open the remaining seats for public booking.  

Stop by our cafe/bar to see our festive offerings, including a mulled wine and minced pie or stollen deal.

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Friday 22 Dec 202316:15

Love Actually: 20th Anniversary (15)

Love Actually: 20th Anniversary

This classic holiday romantic comedy interweaves the stories of contemporary Londoners, from the handsome bachelor Prime Minister who falls for a junior staffer to a schoolboy with a crush, as they wrestle with love during the frantic month before Christmas.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the star-studded favourite with a complimentary Baileys hot chocolate with tickets purchased with a Friend of the Forum membership or 16-25 membership. A complimentary hot chocolate (sans baileys) for those under 18.

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Saturday 23 Dec 202319:00

Maestro (15)


A portrait of Leonard Bernstein’s singular charisma and passion for music as he rose to fame as America’s first native born, world-renowned conductor, all along following his ambition to compose both symphonic and popular Broadway works.

Directed by, and starring Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born), Maestro chronicles the life and great loves of the legendary conductor.

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Sunday 17 Dec 202319:30
Monday 18 Dec 202316:00 (Subtitled)
Tuesday 19 Dec 202313:00
Wednesday 20 Dec 202320:30
Thursday 21 Dec 202319:30

Napoleon (15)


Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the chequered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator, Joker).

Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, (Alien, Blade Runner), the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.

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Saturday 9 Dec 202319:30
Sunday 10 Dec 202318:45
Monday 11 Dec 202316:45
Tuesday 12 Dec 202315:30 (Subtitled)
Wednesday 13 Dec 202312:3019:30
Thursday 14 Dec 202316:00
Friday 15 Dec 202316:00
Saturday 16 Dec 202318:45
Sunday 17 Dec 202316:00
Monday 18 Dec 202319:00
Tuesday 19 Dec 202316:00
Wednesday 20 Dec 202317:00
Thursday 21 Dec 202316:00

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker '23 (12A)

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker '23

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets.

Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.

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Tuesday 12 Dec 202319:15

Santa Claus: The Movie 4K (PG)

Santa Claus: The Movie 4K


In ancient times, a man named Claus, fulfils his destiny after meeting an expert toy-making elf, Patch in the North Pole. In the present day, Santa Claus has become overwhelmed by his workload, and the disgruntled Patch flees the workshop to New York City. There, Patch unknowingly threatens the fate of Christmas by taking a job at a failing toy company run by a scheming businessman, putting the legend of Santa Claus in jeopardy.

With this breath-taking new 4K version, viewers now have the opportunity to witness each and every detail of the film’s enchanting landscapes, whimsical characters, and dazzling special effects with unparalleled clarity and vibrancy. It's a Christmas treat for the senses.

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Sunday 10 Dec 202316:00

The Eternal Daughter (12A)

The Eternal Daughter

An artist and her elderly mother confront long-buried secrets in their former family home, a gothic estate which has now become a hotel, haunted by its mysterious past.

This exquisite ghost story from The Souvenir director Joanna Hogg stars Tilda Swinton in an astonishing dual performance.

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Tuesday 19 Dec 202319:30
Wednesday 20 Dec 202314:30

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (12A)

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol.

With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, the female tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favour. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.

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Saturday 9 Dec 202316:00
Wednesday 13 Dec 202316:00
Thursday 14 Dec 202319:30

The Ice Mile + Q&A (No Cert)

The Ice Mile + Q&A

The Ice Mile is a film showing both the beauty and adventure in outdoor swimming – chasing those lower temperatures in the cooling winter. Community, pushing distance and the body to its limit.

The Ice Mile documents Becca over the course of a year, following her journey and her training, documenting what it takes to consider an Ice Mile. It takes us through the beauty and the harshness of UK landscapes through the exploration of bodies of water, celebrating our natural spaces – from mountain tarns to the ocean that surrounds us.

We will be joined for an in person Q&A with the films subject Becca Harvey.

A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to Beach Access North East.

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Saturday 16 Dec 202316:15

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4K (PG)

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4K

Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder, where every holiday has its own special land. This is the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town.

Written and produced by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick (Coraline, James and the Giant Peach) this stop motion fairytale is a masterful mix of fun and fright.

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Saturday 23 Dec 202316:45

The Polar Express: PJ Party (U)

The Polar Express: PJ Party

Join us for a pyjama party this Christmas with a 4K screening of The Polar Express!

Any valid ticket entitles you to a free hot chocolate from our cafe/bar. PJ's not mandatory but recommended!

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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Sunday 17 Dec 202313:15
Sunday 24 Dec 202314:30

The Red Shoes: 75th Anniversary (U)

The Red Shoes: 75th Anniversary


In this classic drama of technicolour wonder, a young ballerina is torn between the demands of love and art.

Based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and brought to life by legendary directing duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The Red Shoes is a ravishing dreamlike visual feast, as bright and vivid as British cinema has ever dared go.

“It’s hard to think of many films that match The Red Shoes for ferocity and passion, since in every costume, set, and streak of grease paint there is desire.”

- Rebecca Harrision, Sight and Sound

"The movie that plays in my heart."

- Martin Scorsese

Forum Film Club screenings are open to all and no signing up is required. All you have to do is book a ticket, come along, and enjoy meeting with likeminded cinema lovers! Each film will be followed by an optional free to attend discussion in our cinema bar.

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Tuesday 2 Jan 202419:00

There's Something in the Barn (15)

There's Something in the Barn

This screening is free for anyone between the ages of 16-25 with a valid membership.

An American family fulfils their dream of returning to their roots after inheriting a remote cabin in the mountains of Norway. However, they are in for a big surprise. An elf with a nasty temper and a few house rules lives in the barn. A raw and bloody struggle for survival ensues.

This festive frightener calls back to the playful comedy-horror of the 1980’s. A cross between Gremlins and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, that puts a bloody spin on a Nordic tradition

With a 16-25 membership you are entitled to a FREE ticket to this screening. It is free to sign up for your membership either in the cinema or on our website, and entitles to you £5 tickets across all films at The Forum and future benefits like this one.

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Friday 15 Dec 202319:30

Wish (U)


In the magical kingdom of Rosas, Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star.

Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe, the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico. To save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

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Saturday 23 Dec 202314:15
Sunday 24 Dec 202312:00
Tuesday 26 Dec 202316:00
Wednesday 27 Dec 202313:30
Thursday 28 Dec 202313:30
Friday 29 Dec 202314:00
Saturday 30 Dec 202316:30
Tuesday 2 Jan 202413:30
Thursday 4 Jan 202414:00

Wonka (PG)


The family event of the year invites you into a world of pure imagination.

From the director of the beloved Paddington films and based on the extraordinary character at the centre of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

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Tuesday 26 Dec 202318:30
Wednesday 27 Dec 202316:00
Thursday 28 Dec 202316:00
Friday 29 Dec 202316:30
Saturday 30 Dec 202313:3019:00
Sunday 31 Dec 202313:00
Tuesday 2 Jan 202416:00
Wednesday 3 Jan 202419:00
Thursday 4 Jan 202416:30