Cuddington | Buckinghamshire

The Village Picture House

Welcome to the Village Picture House at Cuddington, screening a diverse range of films from current blockbusters to classic movies of the past, along with Live and Encore presentations from the National Theatre.  All in high definition and in high fidelity, multi-channel surround sound.

Buy tickets from Cuddington Stores (cash only, please), or book now and pay online by credit card or PayPal.  We operate a ticketless system online: no tickets are sent out either by post or email.  On the day, we have a list of all those who have bought tickets online, so we shall know that you have bought seats.  Online bookings close approximately two hours before the start of the show.

All events are screened at the Bernard Hall, Upper Church Street, Cuddington  HP18 0AP.  Please note that car parking outside the Hall is very limited.

Our grateful thanks to AVDC Community Chest, a partnership with Vale of Aylesbury Housing, which provided nearly half the funding for this project.

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New Induction Loop System

We are delighted to announce that we have now installed an induction loop system in the Hall, for use during all our films, NT Live plays and other productions.

Most hearing aids are able to receive the signal from our new amplifier, which will “broadcast” the centre audio channel (which carries the actors’ speech) from our films and stage plays.  To pick up the signal, switch your hearing aid to “T”, “T-coil” or “Telecoil”.


NT Live: Julius Caesar

Thursday 22nd March   7.00 pm

A National Theatre Live presentation
Cert. 15   140 min.

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony.  Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate.  Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down.  After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

★★★★ “Hytner delivers a visceral, politically urgent tragedy” The Guardian
★★★★ “Michelle Fairley gives a rivetingly intelligent performance” Sunday Times
★★★★ “Ben Whishaw is excellent as Brutus” The Independent
★★★★ “A star-studded political cataclysm for our times” The Telegraph

All seats are £10 each.

Doors open 6.30 pm.  Refreshments
Strictly no admittance after curtain up

Contains scenes of a violent and bloody nature, strobe lighting

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Paddington 2 (Kids' Club)

Thursday 29th March   2.00 pm

2017   Cert. PG   103 min

Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Director: Paul King

Paddington 2 continues the adventures of the little bear from darkest Peru, now that he’s a permanent member of the Brown family and a popular member of the local community.

His Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday is coming up, and he’s trying to find the perfect present for her.  A unique, antique book could be exactly what he needs – but when a dastardly thief snatches it, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to catch him and get it back...

This eagerly-awaited sequel to the smash hit original sees our favourite bear carrying on spreading joy (and marmalade) wherever he goes!

Rotten Tomatoes’ best-reviewed movie ever, with 165 positive reviews and 0 rotten
★★★★★ “One of the best movies of 2017 ... an hour and forty minutes of absolute joy” Radio Times
★★★★★ “Paul King melds a plethora of laugh-aloud gags, visual and verbal, with a coherent story that is touching without straying into sentimentality” Evening Standard
★★★★★ “A pure delight, as sweet and sharp as, well, marmalade” Empire

Doors open 1.30 pm.  Refreshments

Contains mild threat

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Thursday 5th April   8.00 pm

2017   Cert. PG   113 min

Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Wonder is the heartwarming story of Auggie Pullman, a young boy with a facial deformity who’s spent his life in and out of hospitals, as he joins a new school.

He’s determined to fit in and show everyone there that he’s just an ordinary kid.  His parents are worried, of course, but they know he needs to make friends with other children – and that’s just what Auggie’s going to do...

From the director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wonder is an inspirational story of courage in adversity starring Jacob Tremblay (Room).

★★★★ “An open-hearted message movie you can’t help but embrace” The Telegraph
★★★★ “A graceful drama ... sincere, unusually thoughtful” Time Out
★★★★ “A smart, effective and occasionally funny film that surprises at every turn”

Doors open 7.30 pm.  Refreshments

Contains mild bad language, violence, scenes of emotional upset

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

Thursday 19th April   8.00 pm

2017   Cert. PG   107 min

Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald

Director: Simon Curtis

Goodbye Christopher Robin is the untold true story of A. A. Milne, whose young son was the inspiration for the tales of Winnie the Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood.

The real-life Christopher Robin’s toys gave Milne the ideas that would become Pooh Bear, Piglet, and Eeyore.  But after the family is swept up in the huge, global success of the books, what will be the cost of their newfound fame?  Learn the truth behind these beloved characters in this touching family drama.

★★★★ “A delightful take on the difficult birth of Winnie-the-Pooh” The Guardian
★★★★ “This not-so-cuddly biopic reveals the sadness behind Winnie-the-Pooh” The Telegraph
★★★★ “A witty and touching father-and-son tale” Empire

Doors open 7.30 pm.  Refreshments

Contains mild war violence

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Puccini: La Boheme

Sunday 22nd April   4.00 pm

Captured live at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Cert. exempt   140 min.

Mariangela Sicilia, Francesco Demuro, Hasmik Torosyan

Director: Graham Vick

Set in 19th century Paris, Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème charts the love affair between a poor poet Rodolfo (Sardinian tenor Demuro) and a seamstress Mimì (Italian soprano Sicilia) whose relationship is tested by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health.  Graham Vick’s new production is conducted by Michele Mariotti, Teatro Comunale’s exciting Musical Director.

All seats are £10 each.

Doors open 3.30 pm.  Refreshments
Strictly no admittance after curtain up

Sung in Italian, with English subtitles

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Battle of the Sexes

Thursday 26th April   8.00 pm

2017   Cert. 12A   121 min

Emma Stone, Steve Carrell, Andrea Riseborough

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

The 1973 “Battle Of The Sexes” tennis match became one of the most watched sports events of all time, as Billie Jean King answered the challenge set by Bobby Riggs.

She was the most successful female tennis player in the world.  He was a self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig who thought women had no business playing tennis.  And their rivalry would be decided in this ultimate grudge match, with the whole world watching.

★★★★ “Emotionally engaging, politically intriguing, dramatically gripping and frequently very funny” The Guardian
★★★★ “Entertaining and surprising ... the tennis is well handled too” The Independent
★★★★ “Emma Stone aces this crowd-pleasing tennis gender war” The Telegraph
★★★★ “Finally, a tennis movie that works” The Times

Doors open 7.30 pm.  Refreshments

Contains infrequent moderate sex

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NT Live: Macbeth

Thursday 10th May   7.00 pm

A National Theatre Live presentation
Cert. 15   210 min.

Director: Rufus Norris

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war.  Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Doors open 7.30 pm.  Refreshments

All seats are £10 each.

Doors open 6.30 pm.  Refreshments
Strictly no admittance after curtain up

Contains scenes of a graphic nature

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An American in Paris - The Musical

Wednesday 16th May   7.30 pm

Captured live at the Dominion Theatre, London
160 min.   Cert. 12A (TBC)

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar-winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.  It features the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ’S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs and show-stopping choreography.  With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris comes from London’s West End to your local community cinema.

Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility.  Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of The Bernard Hall!

★★★★★ “Full of dance, romance and glorious Gershwin” Sunday Times
★★★★★ “I would beg, borrow or steal to see it all again” Financial Times
★★★★★ “This spectacularly ravishing show has rhythm, romance and razzle-dazzle” Mail on Sunday

All seats are £10 each.

Doors open 6.30 pm.  Refreshments
Strictly no admittance after curtain up

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and Coming Later...

The Greatest Showman (24th May)
Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams star in this soaring musical with songs by the Academy Award-winning songwriters behind La La Land.  Cert. PG

Darkest Hour (7th June)
Gary Oldman puts in an outstanding performance as the newly-appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds.  Winner of two Oscars and two BAFTAs.  Cert. PG

The Post (14th June)
The Washington Post’s publisher and editor try to get the Pentagon Papers – classified documents about a US government cover-up of its actions in Vietnam – published.  Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star.  Cert. 12A

Finding Your Feet
Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley star in this comedy drama about a middle class, judgmental snob who discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend.  Cert. 15