THE Bijou Cinema is a new and exciting community venue right here in Southport. Its aim is to show classic movies, independent, art house and world cinema that cannot be found easily.
The cinema is equipped with comfy seats, top of the range projectors and immersive sound system.
There are two wheelchairs spaces available in the auditorium. The Bijou has a licensed bar which opens ahead of every performance and afterwards too. More exciting news soon on the Media room and The Lounge.
The films this week are:
Funny Bones (1995). Showing for Lancashire day! Tired of living under the shadow of his father, Tommy, a stand-up comedian decides to do something different but faces dejection. He heads to Blackpool where he unravels a deep family secret. Peter Chelsom's comedy with a heart features Jerry Lewis and (then) up and coming Lee Evans. (15). It will be shown on Wednesday, November 27 at 7.30 pm.
Stan and Ollie (2018). This film is about the last few years of legends Stan Laurel (originally from Ulverston in Lancashire) and Oliver Hardy, and their last gruelling tour in Post War Britain. An underrated brilliant film with Steve Coogan and John C.Reilly. (PG). The film can be seen on Thursday, November 28 at 2.30 pm.
As part of the Jazz club meet up (Thursday 28 Nov at 7.30 pm. Tickets £7) Bijou presents a weekend of jazz films:
All That Jazz (1979) Fosse's masterpiece needs little introduction. Starring Roy Scheider and Jessica Lange this film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress in 2001. Unmissable. (15). It will be screened on Friday, November 29 at 7.30pm.
Too Late Blues (1961). This is a very rare showing of a more than decent jazz film by extraordinary film maker John Cassavetes and a chance to experience the magic of Bobby Darin. A fine study of fame, artistry and commercial aspirations. (12). It can be seen on Saturday, November 30 at 2.30pm.
Whiplash (2014). Three oscars winner, Whiplash is all about hopes, work and dedication of a young drummer where a mentor will stop at nothing to get results. Damien Chazelle movie packs a punch and the music is awesome (15). The film is being shown on Saturday, November 30 at 7.30pm.
Miles Ahead (2015) - Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in this biopic. The movie is great but of course the music is the very best jazz has to offer. (15) It will be shown on Sunday, December 1 at 2.30pm.
Bird (1988) - Clint Eastwood's movie about Charlie Parker, aka Bird, played by Forest Whittaker is a moving tribute from a director who clearly loves Parker's music. A rare showing of a great jazz film (15). The film is being presented on Sunday, December 1 at 7.30pm.
All tickets are £ 5. Discounts available (ask at the cinema) all year long. Book online or at box office on the night (or day) but be aware that some films may be quickly sold out.
More details at www.southportbijoucinema.co.uk