Movie fun for all at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse

Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine
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A WIDE variety of top films will be coming this month to the Errol Flynn Filmhouse in Northampton.

Starting tonight (Friday) is Blue Jasmine from legendary director Woody Allen. The film sees Cate Blanchett shines as the eponymous Jasmine, whose glitzy New York life abruptly ends with her husband’s (Alec Baldwin) suicide following the collapse of his financial empire. It runs until Thursday October 10.

Screened on October 6, 8, 9 and 22, The Great Beauty an Italian language film with English subtitles is Paulo Sorrentino’s stunning, heartbreaking story of an ageing writer who bitterly recollects his passionate, lost youth.

More Than Honey, a documentary on the strange and magical world of honeybees asks why their numbers are diminishing so alarmingly, will be shown on October 7.

The film Diana will be shown from October 11 to October 17. Oliver Hirschbiegel’s affecting, meticulously researched screenplay focuses on the Princess of Wales’s (Naomi Watts) life after she divorced Prince Charles and her passionate romance with leading heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews).

The film adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird will be shown on October 13. Robert Mulligan’s classic adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coming-of-age novel, set in the racially charged atmosphere of Macon County, Alabama in the 1930s,

Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow star in the romantic comedy Thanks for Sharing that follows the lives of three friends who meet while attending 12-step meetings to help treat their sex addiction. It will be shown on October 18, 19 and 23.

How I Live Now will be shown from October 18 to 24. Kevin Macdonald’s adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s bestselling novel about an American girl (Saoirse Ronan), on holiday in the English countryside with her family, who finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as the third world war breaks out.

Le Week-End is a thoughtful and often profound story about a married couple (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan) who, in searching for their youthful selves, actually become them. It runs from October 25 to 31.

Also being screened on the same days is Sunshine On Leith. Based on the stage show of the same name features music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers, the film follows the stories of ex-squaddies Davy (George MacKay) and Ally (Kevin Guthrie), who have to relearn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan.

For the youngsters, there will be fun in the skies as Disney’s new movie Planes on October 28 and 29.

And for horror fans there will be a number of special screenings to mark Halloween at the end of the month. The classic horror comedy Ghostbusters will be shown on October 26 and stars Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch will be swapping his deerstalker for bols through his neck when he plays Frankenstein’s monster. The 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th celebrations. Directed by Danny Boyle, this award-winning production also features Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein and is screened on October 31.

Finishing off the month is one of the scariest movies ever made. The director’s cut of The Exorcist sees Linda Blair star as a 12-year-old girl who is possessed by the devil. The new cut, shown on October 31, previously cut footage including some unseen and genuinely unsettling additional effects.

To book tickets for any of the screenings, call the box office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.