Ridley Scott returns to our cinemas with his epic Biblical tale of Moses, the escape from Egypt and the deadly plagues.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (12A) screens on Friday, January 30, and Wednesday, February 4. 7.30pm, at the Alnwick Playhouse. Read a Gazette review of the film. Book tickets to the Alnwick Playhouse screenings here.
• St Vincent (12A) – Grouchy loner Vincent (Bill Murray) lives alone with his cat in a ramshackle house in Brooklyn. Owing a small fortune in gambling debts, Vincent exploits his new next door neighbour, single mother Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), into securing the position of babysitter for her son Oliver. Read the Gazette’s review of the film. Screening at the Alnwick Playhouse on Wednesday, January 28, at 7.30pm.
• The Imitation Game (12A) – biopic of code breaker Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his fellow cryptanalysts and their race against the clock at the top-secret Bletchley Park codebreaking unit to decipher the German Enigma codes as the outcome of World War II hangs in the balance. Read the Gazette’s review of the film. Screening at the Alnwick Playhouse on Thursday, January 29, at 7.30pm; and Friday, March 13, at 8pm.
• ’71 (15) – up-and-coming British actor Jack O’Connell stars as a young soldier who is ‘behind enemy lines’ after being abandoned by his unit in Belfast in 1971. The film, which received nominations for the Bafta Awards, appears at the Alnwick Playhouse on Tuesday, February 3, at 7.30pm.
• My Old Lady (12A) – in this comedy-drama starring Maggie Smith, a man tries to sell off his flat in Paris only to discover a 92-year-old woman living there. Screening at the Alnwick Playhouse on Thursday, February 5, at 7.30pm.
• Locke (15) – a boldly evocative drama in which a man struggles to keep control of himself and his life during an increasingly fraught motorway drive. Prepare for a riveting ride with an incredible performance by Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Warrior). At Berwick Maltings at 7.30pm on Tuesday, January 27.
• The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (12A) – the final part of Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films, adapted from the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien. Read the Gazette review of the film. At Berwick Maltings at 7pm on Wednesday, January 28; 2.30pm and 7pm on Saturday, January 31.