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Danny Boyle Season

31 July 2012 / News / Events / Film

We’re adding Friday night’s to our film screenings on Saturdays during August. With the addition of a later screening from 9pm and a focus on director Danny Boyle.

Danny Boyle
With a wealth of great movie titles from a range of genres to choose from we should have something that you will want to watch.

Schedules may vary according to availability and other events, but typically we will show a Danny Boyle film on a Friday night with something else chosen from recently released films on DVD.

To whet your appetite Danny Boyle’s repertoire includes:

2008 Slumdog Millionaire

2007 Sunshine

2004 Millions

2002 28 Days Later…

2000/1 The Beach

1997 A Life Less Ordinary

1996 Trainspotting

Note: that we have already screened 2010 127 Hours

More information here – Danny Boyle IMDb


Olympic Opening Ceremony

27 July 2012 / Events / Culture

We’ll be screening the opening ceremony live from 9pm tonight – Friday 27th July.

Please join us if you’re in the area.

The Opening Ceremony promises to be a spectacular cultural event – live screening is from 9pm to 12.30pm.

Food will be available before 8.30pm please book for food in advance.

Entry is free.


AMENDED FILM, SATURDAY 21st JULY 2012

21 July 2012 / News / Events / Film

Avatar (2009) – 12, 162 min
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Avatar Film Poster

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand – and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.

Review by Peter Bradshaw guardian.co.uk, Thursday 17 December 2009

Strip away from this movie the director’s massive reputation, and you have a truly weird story about an aggressive futureworld corporation bankrolling avatar-technology so that human beings can insinuate themselves into the lives of aliens to seduce them. What an indie-freaky idea it is – and that is what makes it an experience.

Film starts 8pm

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More information here – Avatar(2009) IMDb


Amended film, Saturday 14th July 2012

12 July 2012 / Events / Film

TRON: Legacy (2010) – PG – 125 min
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde

The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father’s creation turned bad and a unique ally who was born inside the digital domain of The Grid.

TRON: Legacy Poster

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Tron Legacy – review Steve Rose guardian.co.uk, Sunday 5 December 2010
Any sequel to Tron was always going to be a tricky task but Disney may just have pulled it off – if you don’t think too much

Tron Legacy is best enjoyed as a showreel of cutting-edge visuals – an extended Daft Punk video, perhaps, or a computer simulation of Bridges’ inner turmoil since he won his Oscar last year. He won’t win any for this but the visual effects departments might.

It is often beautiful to look at, and could come to represent the fashion tropes of its era as faithfully as its predecessor did. And the silliness somehow adds to the enjoyment rather than detracting from it. It’s the best kind of bonkers.

Film starts 8pm

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More information here – TRON: Legacy (2010) IMDb


New Independent Hostels UK network video

11 July 2012 / Business / Hostelling

Thorney How is very happy to be part of the Independent Hostels UK network.

Independent Hostels offer ideal accommodation for groups, families and individuals involved in outdoor activities and independent travel. They have private rooms, flexible lengths of stay and self catering kitchens designed for groups. Watch the Video for more……

No membership required

Whether you are a group, family, individual or tour operator IHUK hostels offer a fantastic alternative to hotels and B&Bs. Their locations vary dramatically, from the centre of a big city to a remote island in Scotland.


THIS WEEK'S SATURDAY FILM - 7th JULY 2012

4 July 2012 / News / Events / Film

The Awakening (2011) 15, 107 mins
Director: Nick Murphy
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the ‘missing’ begin to show themselves.

The Awakening Poster

In 1921, in London, the arrogant and skeptical Florence Cathcart is famous for exposing hoaxes and helping the police to arrest con artists. The stranger Robert Mallory tells her that the headmaster of a boarding school in Rookford had invited her to travel to Cumbria to investigate a ghost that is frightening the pupils to death. He also tells that many years ago there was a murder in the estate and recently pupil Walter Portman had died. The reluctant Florence finally accepts to go to Cumbria. On arrival, she is welcomed by governess Maud and the boy Thomas Hill. Soon Florence discovers what had happened to Walter and then the students, teachers and staff are released on vacation, and Florence remains alone with Robert, Maud and Tom in the school. Florence is ready to leave the boarding school when strange things happen. Florence comments with Robert and he tells that there is only three people in the boarding school, leaving Florence scared.

Giardian Review by Peter Bradshaw guardian.co.uk, Thursday 10 November 2011

“Here is a supernatural melodrama in the tradition of The Innocents, or Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others….. I have to say I found the final, colossal revelation to be contrived, but there are some nicely creepy moments, and director and co-writer Nick Murphy interestingly dramatises some of the neuroses feeding the appetite for ghostly phenomena – repressed sexuality, guilt and self-harm.”

Film starts 8pm

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More information here – The Awakening (2011) IMDb