Catworth Cinema Club (CCC) ...

Our first showing took place in April 2014 and we currently aim to show nine films each year (usually on the fourth Friday of each month) with a break over the summer months and over the Christmas period.

Tickets are on the door and usually cost £5 for adults and £4 for children under 16. Drinks and snacks are available from a bar. Usually we begin with a 'short' and have an interval midway through the main feature. We are hiring a large widescreen projection screen, HD projector and surround sound system from Oundle Cinema Club (who have been extremely helpful).

If you would like to join our committee (currently Anne Allured, Chris Ellson, John Hurley and Ray Wilson) then contact John at

ccc june 2014

Latest news and Dates for your diary ...

Many, many thanks for all your support. All profits go to Village Hall funds and, despite the cost of film licences and equipment hire, we have already raised over £3500.

We are now planning films for 2018 and have two dates for your diaries: we will be showing 'Lion' on January 26th and 'Churchill' on February 23rd.

Come and join us - not only for the great films but also for a fun evening with your friendly fellow villagers.


November 2017 ...

24th November - 7.30 pm - 'Sully'

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.
"The untold story behind the miracle on the Hudson."

Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.
Directed by Clint Eastwood.

their finest

September 2017 ...

22nd September - 7.30 pm - 'Their Finest'

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
"Smart, witty... a top-notch British comedy!"

Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy and Richard E Grant. Directed by Lone Scherfig.

fantastic beasts

June 2017 ...

23rd June - 7.30 pm - 'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them'

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Directed by David Yates; written by J.K. Rowling; starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol.

la la land

May 2017 ...

26th May - 7.30 pm - 'La La Land'

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
This musical, comedy drama won 6 Oscars.
"La La Land is a film you simply never want to stop watching. It has wisdom and joy and sadness and such magic, from the evocative power of music to the transportative power of movies."

Directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Rosemarie DeWitt.

plastic ocean

April 2017 ...

28th April - 7.30 pm - 'A Plastic Ocean'

In this adventure documentary, journalist Craig Leeson teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans.

Our special guest Dr Geoff Brighty (Head of Plastic Oceans Science and Policy) joined us to answer questions.

light betweeen oceans

March 2017 ...

24th March - 7.30 pm - 'The Light Between Oceans'

In this romantic drama, a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Directed by Derek Cianfrance and starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz.

lavender hill

February 2017 ...

24th February - 7.30 pm - 'The Lavender Hill Mob'

A trip down memory lane with Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway in a classic Ealing comedy directed by Charles Crichton.
"A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbour to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers"

sing street

January 2017 ...

27th January - 7.30 pm - 'Sing Street'

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s tries to escape bullying at school and a strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he has fallen for.

Directed by John Carney and starring Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy.

love and friendship

December 2016 ...

2nd December - 7.30 pm - 'Love and Friendship'

Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica - and herself too, naturally.

Based on a novella by Jane Austen, directed by Whit Stillman and starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny and Xavier Samuel.

bridge of spies

October 2016 ...

28th October - 7.30 pm - 'Bridge Of Spies'

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for a Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot.

An award-winning drama directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Alan Alda.

hail caesar

September 2016 ...

23rd September - 7.30 pm - 'Hail, Caesar!'

A day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. When studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix.

A comedy directed by the Coen Brothers and starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes and Scarlett Johansson.


June 2016 ...

24th June - 7.30 pm - 'Brooklyn'

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Directed by John Crowley. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson and Julie Walters.
Screenplay by Nick Hornby, based on the novel by Colm Tóibín.


May 2016 ...

27th May - 7.30 pm - 'Spectre'

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux.

lady in the van

April 2016 ...

22nd April - 7.30 pm - 'The Lady In The Van'

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in a van that's parked in his driveway. A 'mostly true story' based on Alan Bennett's account of his unexpected and eccentric neighbour.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent and Frances de la Tour.

doo dah man

March 2016 ...

25th March - 7.30 pm - 'The Doo Dah Man'

MEET THE DIRECTOR, SEE THE FILM - a very special event.
Claude Green who directed 'The Doo Dah Man' came to the showing and gave us an insight into the challenges of writing a screenplay, making a film, and getting it distributed.

Two lives intersect when a conman running from the police and a college boy running from his past meet on the lonely highways of America's southwest. Starring Glenn Morshower, Will Brittain and Katherine Willis.


February 2016 ...

26th February - 7.30 pm - 'Suffragette' 12A

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.

Directed by Sarah Gavron and starring Carey Mulligan, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff and Helena Bonham Carter

sound of music

January 2016 ...

29th January - 7.30 pm - SINGALONG! to 'The Sound Of Music' U

SINGALONG! to the timeless favourite in which a woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker


December 2015 ...

4th December - 7.30 pm - 'Cinderella' U

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters.
"as a picture that celebrates one of the greatest archetypes in literature while freshening countless familiar details, I doubt it can be bettered"

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter

far from the madding crowd

October 2015 ...

23rd October - 7.30 pm - 'Far From The Madding Crowd' 12A

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions (based on the novel by Thomas Hardy), explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts and Michael Sheen.

what we did on our holiday

September 2015 ...

25th September - 7.30 pm - 'What We Did On Our Holiday' 12A

Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.

Directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin
Starring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly and Ben Miller.


June 2015 ...

26th June - 7.00 pm - 'Paddington' PG

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
"The animation was extraordinary and had the whole audience laughing out loud ..... This is definitely a film for all ages."

Directed by Paul King and starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Matt Lucas and Ben Whishaw.

the theory of everything

May 2015 ...

22nd May - 7.30 pm - 'The Theory Of Everything' 12A

Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for his role as Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, who was given just two years to live following a diagnosis of motor neuron disease. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow student, Jane Wilde, and went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children.

Directed by James Marsh and starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Emily Watson and David Thewlis.

mr turner

April 2015 ...

24th April - 7.30 pm - 'Mr Turner' 12A

Throughout the last quarter century of his life, Turner travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public.

Directed by Mike Leigh and starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey and Dorothy Atkinson.

grand budapest hotel

March 2015 ...

27th March - 7.30 pm - 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' 15

An award-winning comedy relating the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Directed by Wes Anderson and starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Edward Norton and many more!


February 2015 ...

27th February - 7.30 pm - 'Belle' 12A

A period drama inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (award winner Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her privileges, yet her colour prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her family.

Directed by Amma Asante. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Matthew Goode.

mamma mia

January 2015 ...

23rd January - 7.30 pm - Singalong! 'Mamma Mia!' PG

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Yourselves!

war horse

October 2014 ...

31st October - 7.30 pm - 'War Horse' 12A

First a highly successful book, then a huge international theatrical hit and finally an epic screen adaptation by one of the greatest directors in film history. An odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and enormous courage.

Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis.

the invisible woman

September 2014 ...

19th September - 7.30 pm - The Invisible Woman 12A

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Directed by Ralph Fiennes.
Starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas.


June 2014 ...

27th June - 7.30 pm - Gravity 12A

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.


May 2014 ...

23rd May - 7.30 pm - Frozen PG

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Starring Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel

captain phillips

April 2014 ...

25th April - 7.30 pm - Captain Phillips 12A

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi