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Dress Code – an evening of vintage cinema fashion

Tuesday 12th July 2022

Anna Navas, director and film programmer at Plymouth Arts Cinema, introduced a themed evening to explore costume and fashion in the cinema, inspired by the Dress Code exhibition at The … Continue Reading

Film Review: Everything Everywhere All At Once – “a psychedelic wild ride”

Tuesday 5th July 2022

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a genre-busting sci-fi adventure.

The story starts simply enough. Chinese-American laundromat owner Evelyn Wang (played by Michelle Yeoh) is exhausted. Between looking after … Continue Reading

Happy Volunteers’ Week 2022!

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Plymouth Arts Cinema would not be here without its amazing and dedicated team of volunteers.

To mark Volunteers’ Week 2022, we asked them for their stories: why they volunteer at PAC, … Continue Reading

Bernard Samuels, Director of Plymouth Arts Centre 1971-96

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Everyone at Plymouth Arts Cinema was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Bernard Samuels yesterday. Bernard was the hugely influential Director of Plymouth Arts Centre between 1971-96 and … Continue Reading

Film Review: Happening – “Vartolomei conveys the devastation of a life coming apart with absolute precision”

Thursday 26th May 2022

An unflinching account of a young woman trying to secure an abortion in 1960’s France, Happening is based on the novel L’evenement by Annie Ernaux. The book retells her own experiences, when she found … Continue Reading

Film Review: Downton Abbey: A New Era – “This is pure cinematic escapism”

Wednesday 18th May 2022

Giving fans more of the same is often a sign that a film franchise has run out of ideas. However, when it comes to Downton Abbey, these rules do not apply. … Continue Reading

Film Review: Playground – “even doing the right thing can be a wrong move”

Tuesday 10th May 2022

A complex study of childhood loyalties, Playground looks at the uncomfortable truths behind what are supposed to be the best days of our lives.

Reviewed by Helen Tope

Director and … Continue Reading

Film Review: Operation Mincemeat – “fiction is a powerful weapon of war”

Tuesday 10th May 2022

Reviewed by Nigel Watson

In 1943 Operation Mincemeat was instigated to convince the Nazis that the Allies were planning to invade Greece rather than their intended target of Sicily…. Continue Reading

Film Review: Red Rocket – “hard to look at but hard to look away from”

Tuesday 10th May 2022

As the film begins we are introduced to Mikey Saber a charming, smooth talker, hustler and above all else a washed up porn star spat out by Hollywood and … Continue Reading

Plymouth Arts Cinema and Plymouth After Dark Present an extra-terrestrial Bowie Double Bill

Tuesday 26th April 2022

On Saturday 30th April Plymouth Arts Cinema are teaming up with Plymouth After Dark to show a very special – one could even say extra-terrestrial – double bill  of  … Continue Reading

Film Review: The Worst Person in the World – “at the core of this film is time, and its adamant march”

Tuesday 26th April 2022

Reviewed by Ben Hack

Life is complicated. Such a philosophy seems to be the only variable in Julie’s existence that doesn’t seem to be tenuous. Like many stories that … Continue Reading

Film Review: Jules et Jim – “One of the great films of French new wave cinema”

Tuesday 26th April 2022

Reviewed by Nigel Watson

Restored to its former glory this is a vivid reminder of one of the great films of the French ‘new wave’ cinema. Like many of … Continue Reading

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