We’re delighted to announce Northampton Filmhouse is reopening on Friday 13 November with a line-up that includes the best new independent films from Britain and around the world, recent blockbuster release Tenet and a great selection of event cinema.
Cinema-goers will be able to return to the much-loved venue for the first time since March, with some extra measures in place to ensure everything is COVID-safe for audiences and staff. Measures include a limited capacity to allow socially-distanced seating, specified arrival times and a one-way system through the building. All tickets must be booked in advance and audience members will be required to wear masks except when eating or drinking.
Highlights for the opening weeks include one of the most innovative and exciting British debuts in years, Saint Maud, a chilling vision original vision of faith, psychosis and salvation in a fallen world, from writer-director Rose Glass. The season also features writer-director Harry Macqueen’s powerful portrait of enduring love, Supernova, with career-best performances from Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. There will also be the chance to see Christopher Nolan’s unmissable blockbuster Tenet, an original, action-packed spy spectacle with jaw-dropping visuals, and a stellar cast that includes John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Kenneth Branagh.
Other films in the new season include Sofia Coppola’s charming new comedy On the Rocks, award-winning documentary Boys State, the classic Ealing Comedy The Ladykillers, a new reimagining of the children’s classic The Secret Garden, and the animated features Wolfwalkers and Over the Moon.
Northampton Filmhouse’s ever popular programme of event cinema returns, offering the best of theatre, opera, dance and music performances from around the world on the big screen. Highlights from the coming weeks include recordings of NT Live productions Present Laughter, War Horse and All My Sons. Music-lovers can enjoy the Royal Opera House’s Manon Lescaut, and soprano Katherine Jenkins’ Christmas Spectacular.
Chief Executive Jo Gordon commented: “We’re delighted to be able to announce our reopening season in the Filmhouse. Our teams have been working so hard to get everything in place to open our doors for a safe return to our cinema screens. We have received wonderful messages of support from customers during these difficult times and we can’t wait to welcome them back.”
Some of the Filmhouse’s regular strands have been paused for now, including Silver Screen, Parent & Baby, and Relaxed, but these specialist screenings will be returning in the future.
For most screenings, tickets are priced at £10.50 with concessions available for over 60s, under 14s, students, receivers of Universal credit and disabled patrons. Prices for event cinema screenings are £15.50, with concessions available. 16-25 year olds can get tickets for £5.50 from Monday – Thursday. Tickets must be booked in advance and will be sent as e-tickets. Tickets can be booked online here.