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”.


Finding Your Feet

Thursday 28th June   8.00 pm

2017   Cert. 12A   109 min.

Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley

Director: Richard Loncraine

On the eve of retirement, middle class, judgmental snob Lady Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of forty years has been having an affair with her best friend.  She is forced to move in with her estranged, bohemian sister Bif who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.  Reluctantly, Sandra allows herself to be dragged along to the local community dance class, where a new lease on life, new friends, and – possibly – new romance await her...

★★★ “Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall and co excel in this comedy romance” The Guardian
★★★ “This good-hearted British comedy-drama marries evergreen talent with some broad comedy beats” Time Out
★★★ “The cast lend charm to this feelgood tale and Celia Imrie is especially good as the inspiring Bif” The Express

Doors open 7.30 pm.  Refreshments

Contains moderate sex references, drug misuse, infrequent strong language

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Kids' Club: Early Man

Friday 20th July   2.00 pm

2017   Cert. PG   89 min.

Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams

Director: Nick Park

Early Man is the latest extraordinary claymation adventure from the creators of Wallace And Gromit and Chicken Run.

Set at the dawn of time, the film follows young caveman Dug on an epic quest to save his tribe from a mighty enemy and his Bronze Age city.

Dug’s tribe are still in the Stone Age, and they’re no match for people armed with bronze.  So he sets out for the mysterious city with his sidekick Hognob to try and save them all, and finds himself caught up in an incredible journey unlike anything he’s ever known.

★★★★ “Early Man kept me laughing like a giddy fool from start to finish” The Guardian
★★★★ “A gloriously funny tale of stone-age stragglers” The Telegraph
★★★★ “This pun-filled plasticine adventure hilariously sends up the Stone Age” Radio Times

Doors open 1.30 pm.  Refreshments

Contains infrequent mild bad language and threat

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NT Live: Julie

Thursday 6th September   7.00 pm

A National Theatre Live presentation
Cert. 15   120 min.

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party.  In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them.  Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

All seats are £10 each.

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

Contains strobe lighting and distressing themes

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NT Live: King Lear

Thursday 27th September   7.00 pm

A National Theatre Live presentation
Cert. 12A   220 min.

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (The Independent) of King Lear in the Bernard Hall.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

★★★★★ “Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production” Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ “Ian McKellen’s extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear” The Independent
★★★★★ “Ian McKellen’s detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph” Evening Standard
★★★★ “Ian McKellen delivers a profound portrait of a soul in torment” The Guardian

All seats are £10 each.

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

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NT Live: The Madness of George III

Tuesday 20th November   7.00 pm

A National Theatre Live presentation
Cert. 12A   210 min.

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world.  But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.  With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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 Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (20th September)
A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.  Cert. 12A

Lady Bird
Saoirse Ronan stars as an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl who comes of age in Sacramento, California in 2002.  Cert. 15