FUTURE SCREENINGS

Listing information and advanced tickets for all our upcoming screenings are available below

Sunday 22nd April 
Stow Film Lounge @Mirth, Marvel & Maud (former Granada cinema), 186 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH

Stow Film Lounge presents THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Charles Laughton, 1955, Cert 12)

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he’d stolen in a robbery.

Adapted by James Agee from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor Charles Laughton’s only film directing credit. Combining stark realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with “good” represented by a couple of farm kids and a pious old lady, and “evil” literally in the hands of a posturing psychopath.

The Rev. Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) is a religious fanatic and serial killer who targets women who use their sexuality to attract men. Serving time in prison for car theft, he meets condemned murderer Ben Harper (Peter Graves), who confesses to hiding $10,000 in stolen loot. Released from jail, Powell is obsessed with finding the money, and he tracks down Harper’s widow, Willa (Shelley Winters), and her two children, John (Billy Chapin) and Pearl (Sally Jane Bruce). Eventually all that stands between Powell and the money are Ben’s children who take refuge in a home for abandoned children presided over by the indomitable, scripture-quoting Rachel Cooper (Lillian Gish). The war of wills between Mitchum and Gish is the heart of the film’s third act, a masterful blend of horror and lyricism. Overlooked on its first release, The Night of the Hunter is now regarded as a cinema classic.

Doors: 2.15pm, Film 2.30pm, Close 4.45pm
Tickets: £7.50/£5.50 concession (senior citizens, unwaged, students) available on the door or in advance.


Saturday 28th April
Stow Film Lounge @CentrE17, 1 Church Hill, Walthamstow, London E17 3AB

Stow Film Lounge presents THE JUNGLE BOOK (Jon Favreau, 2016, Cert PG)

After a threat from the fearsome tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.

As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors – all while setting a new standard for CGI. Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

Doors: 10.30am, Crafts, Film 11am, Close 1pm
Tickets: £6 (inc crafts) child, £12.50 party package (per child, paid for in advance), £4.50 acc adult, under 2s free. Available on the door or in advance.


Saturday 12th May
Stow Film Lounge @CentrE17, 1 Church Hill, Walthamstow, London E17 3AB

Stow Film Lounge presents THE KID (Charlie Chaplin, 1921, Cert U)

Chaplin’s first full-length feature is a silent masterpiece about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him.

A single mother, faced with raising her infant son alone, chooses to abandon him in the back of a fancy automobile, thinking he will find a better life in someone else’s care. But when the car gets stolen by two thugs who leave the baby on a street corner, abandoned once again, the kid begins a life his mother never anticipated. This time it’s the Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) who discovers the child (played by then child-star Jackie Googan) and, when he can’t find anyone to hand the baby off to, he takes it in as his own. Five years down the line, the two are a certifiable father-son pair with an inseparable bond, but, when the news gets out that the Tramp is not the kid’s real father, their life together is placed in danger.

The film is notable for combining comedy and drama and as the opening title says: “A picture with a smile – and perhaps, a tear.” offers us the signature of Chaplin’s full career playing The Tramp.

Doors: 10.30am, Crafts, Film 11am, Close 1pm
Tickets: £6 (inc crafts) child, £12.50 party package (per child, paid for in advance), £4.50 acc adult, under 2s free. Available on the door or in advance. 


Sunday 13th May
Stow Film Lounge @Mirth, Marvel & Maud (former Granada cinema), 186 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH

Stow Film Lounge presents THE GREAT DICTATOR (Charlie Chaplin, 1940, Cert U)

A political satire comedy drama and Chaplin’s first true sound film. He plays both the main characters – a Dictator and a Jewish barber, as well as writing, directing, producing and scoring the feature.

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.

After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin) spends years in an army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighbourhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl (Paulette Goddard) and her neighbours in rebelling.

Doors: 2.15pm, Film 2.30pm, Close 5pm
Tickets: £7.50/£5.50 concession (senior citizens, unwaged, students) available on the door or in advance.


Saturday 9th June
Stow Film Lounge @CentrE17, 1 Church Hill, Walthamstow, London E17 3AB

Stow Film Lounge presents COCO (Lee Unkrich, 2017, Cert PG)

This animated story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living.

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Doors: 10.30am, Crafts, Film 11am, Close 1pm
Tickets: £6 (inc crafts) child, £12.50 party package (per child, paid in advance), £4.50 acc adult, under 2s free. Available on the door or in advance.


Sunday 10th June
Stow Film Lounge @Mirth, Marvel & Maud (former Granada cinema), 186 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH

Stow Film Lounge presents FIVE EASY PIECES (Bob Rafelson, 1971, Cert 15)  

Rejecting his cultured upper-class background as a classical pianist, Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson, in his first major starring role) opts for a blue-collar existence, working in a California oil field and spending time with his waitress girlfriend, Rayette (Karen Black). However, when Robert discovers that his father is gravely ill, he wants to reunite with his estranged family in the state of Washington. He and Rayette take a road trip that brings the two paths of his life to an uncomfortable intersection.

A disaffected man seeks a sense of identity in one of the key films of Hollywood’s 1970s New Wave. Neither older generation nor hippie, Bobby fits in nowhere, and his desire for independence conflicts with his emotional emptiness. Nicholson’s nuanced performance of simmering frustration resonated with 1970 audiences caught between Nixon’s “silent majority” and the troubled counterculture; a substantial hit, Five Easy Pieces was nominated for several Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor, and established Nicholson as a star. Offering no “easy” answers to Bobby’s existential crisis, Five Easy Pieces is one of the pre-eminent films in the early-’70s cycle of alienated American art movies, as even the fantasy of rebellion is reduced to merely running away.

Doors: 2.15pm, Film 2.30pm, Close 4.30pm
Tickets: £7.50/£5.50 concession (senior citizens, unwaged, students) available on the door or in advance.


Sunday 8th July
Stow Film Lounge @Mirth, Marvel & Maud (former Granada cinema), 186 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH

Stow Film Lounge presents MARY POPPINS (Robert Stevenson, 1964, Cert U)

In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny’s sunny attitude to their pre-occupied parents.

This much-cherished classic and multi award-winning film is one of our Sunday matinee for the whole family so come and see it on the big screen!

Doors: 2.15pm, Film 2.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Tickets: £6/£4.50 child/concession (senior citizens, unwaged, students) available on the door or in advance.