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Super Cinema Week at Light House

Light House Media Centre in Wolverhampton, the Black Country’s only independent cinema, is promoting a ‘Super Cinema’ week, to encourage Wolverhampton people to experience 3 different types of film over a week.

The week launches this Friday, 27th May and runs until Thursday 2nd June.

Marketing and Events manager Julie Homfray explains: “We’ve chosen this particular week to promote as it has a great mix of three diverse films and is a great introduction to people wanting to see something different and experience their local independent cinema."

A popular choice will be Florence Foster Jenkins (PG), starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. The true story of a legendary New York heiress who obsessively pursues her dream of becoming a great singer, despite her actual lack of musical talent. Aristocratic actor St Clair Bayfield (Grant) is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth, but when she decides to stage a concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge.

Miles Ahead is the new biopic of Miles Davis, directed, written by and starring actor Don Cheadle. With Ewan McGregor as Rolling Stone reporter Dave Bill, the film explores the man and myths surrounding the undisputed jazz great.

For opening night on Friday 27 May, the Tim Amann band will play Davis-inspired jazz in the Light House indoor courtyard at 7pm before the screening, with a jazz-themed All Hands on Decks Vinyl night after the film until late. Both the jazz and vinyl night are free entry.

Finally, Oscar-nominated Mustang (pictured) is set to become one of this year’s most talked-about films. Set against the sumptuous backdrop of rural Turkey, it is the story of five fiercely independent sisters, up against the social traditions and family values of small town Turkey and an overbearing uncle. The girls lean on each other to draw strength and determination in their pursuit of personal freedom. Critically lauded worldwide, this is a stunning and powerful piece of social commentary cinema, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.   Customers are encouraged to write down their feedback on Mustang which will be shared with audiences all over the world on social media.

There will be a Saturday matinee screening of Florence Foster Jenkins and Mustang on 28th May - and screenings through the week for all films. Tickets for under 25s and students are only £4.50 all week, and matinees on Tuesday and Wednesdays are also just £4.50 for all with a free tea or coffee. Standard tickets are £7.90 with discounts for senior citizens and disabled customers.

Last modified on Thursday, 26 May 2016 14:24

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