Film & Cinema

Friday night guide: Iolanthe by Livewire Opera Company at Norwich Playhouse, Return to the Forbidden Planet at Maddermarket Theatre and The BFG releases in cinemas. (L-R)

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the fine city.

Film Still from Star Trek Beyond. Pictured: John Cho plays Sulu, Anton Yelchin plays Chekov, Karl Urban plays Bones, Chris Pine plays Kirk, Zachary Quinto plays Spock and Simon Pegg plays Scotty. Picture: PA Photo/Paramount Pictures.

Dedicated to Anton Yelchin, who died in a freak accident in June, and Leonard Nimoy, the third instalment of the rebooted Star Trek is a familiar conflation of past and future present that fails to set its phasers to stun.

Staff at the Odeon Cinema, in Norwich, Norfolk prepare for the BFG film which will soon be on their screens from Friday 22nd July.

Odeon employees Victoria Edwards and Will Roxby  with 10 year old Oakley Martin in the Dream Jar.


The BFG is set to hit UK cinemas this Friday and in preparation for the big release, ODEON Norwich has stocked up on giant-themed treats for guests to enjoy.

Jade Asha as Naeema in the film The Intent. Photo: submitted.

A Norfolk actress is one of the stars of a new movie being released later later this month – and people are being urged to show their support so that the crime thriller can have a screening at Cinema City.

Annihilation filming at Holkham Beach. Photo: Pear Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Filming for sci-fi drama Annihilation is well and truly underway at Holkham, where throughout the week strange items have been appearing as the crew transform the beach into the film’s elusive Area X.

One of the Outdoor Cinema Club screenings from last year. PICTURE: Music Arts Study

There’s nothing quite like watching your favourite movie under the stars, and with these outdoor cinema events in Norfolk you’ll be able to do just that. Here’s a quick guide to some of the screenings taking place across the county over the coming months.

Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wii and Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters.

A gender swap gives life to this 80s reboot.

Scenes from the film Notes on Blindness which has been directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney. Image: submitted.

An award-winning film about a man’s journey to come to terms with blindness is to get its Norwich premiere this week.

What's on in Norwich: Ellie Bea (left) will be performing at The LCR as part of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival and Steemy Dan (right) will be appearing at Norwich Arts Centre for the first time.

Looking for something to do in the city this evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place.

The Legend of Tarzan. Picture: Jonathan Olley/Warner Bros

It’s been almost 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs’ muscular protector of the jungle swung into action on the big screen in the swaggering form of silent movie actor Elmo Lincoln but now the King of the swingers is heading back into the jungle.

Sci-fi film Annihilation scheduled to film in Holkham next week starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac (pictured).

Holkham is once again going to be featured on the silver screen as filming for a sci-fi movie starring Natalie Portman is scheduled to take place this month.

What's on in Norfolk - From left to right: The Great Norwich Duck Race, Festival Too in King's Lynn and Dirty Dancing screening at the Outdoor Cinema at Holkham Hall. (Photo: Lionsgate home Entertainment).

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across the county.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Photo: David Appleby

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley return as Edina and Patsy as Absolutely Fabulous reaches the big screen.

The Secret Life of Pets.

Creatures great and small wreak havoc on the streets of New York City in Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney’s colourful computer-animated romp.

Film Still  from Tale of Tales. Pictured: Salma Hayek. See PA Feature FILM Hayek. Picture: PA Photo/Curzon Artificial Eye.

Inspired by the works of Basile, Matteo Garrone’s latest film is filled with fantastic tales of deceit and revenge.

Les King at the Regal Cineam in Wymondham

The history of cinema in Norfolk will go under the spotlight at an advance screening of a new documentary on Sunday.

When Marnie Was There. Photo: Studio Ghibli

Nominated as Best Animated Feature at this year’s Oscars, writer-director Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s tender coming-of-age story is sensitively adapted from Joan G Robinson’s book of the same name, which was originally set on the Norfolk Coast.

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