Summer is approaching and the team of volunteers behind the No. 6 Cinema are continuing to offer a great selection of movies. If you haven’t yet visited the No. 6 Cinema then I highly recommend it. You will find a mix of thoughtful art house cinema, vintage Hollywood classics and new blockbusters all within the historic blockhouse in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.
Be sure to check their website for information on how you can buy tickets and find their full listings – www.no6cinema.co.uk.
Bonnie & Clyde (15) | Friday 2nd June | 7pm
Small-time crook Clyde Barrow tries to steal a car and winds up with its owner’s daughter, dissatisfied small-town girl Bonnie Parker. Their crimes quickly spiral from petty theft to bank robbery, but tensions between the couple and the other members of their gang could destroy them all.
The Sense Of An Ending (15) | Saturday 3rd June | 7pm
Tony Webster leads a relatively quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways. Tony’s quest to recover the diary forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self.
Mindhorn (15) | Saturday 10 June | 7pm
When MI5 Special Operative Bruce Mindhorn was captured in the late 1980s, his eye was replaced by a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could literally “see the truth”. He escaped and fled to the Isle of Man to recuperate in the island’s temperate microclimate, and today has become the best plain-clothes detective the island has ever seen.
Citizen Jane: The Battle for the City (PG) | Thursday 15th June | 7pm
A documentary feature on Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses and their epic battles for the right to New York City in the 20th century, and how those struggles inform, define and frame the fights we are having over cities in the era of mass urbanisation and the global megacity.
As part of the Portsmouth Festivities programme the No 6 Cinema are bringing The Incredible Moving Picturehouse to Southsea seafront. On Saturday 17th June the enormous mobile cinema will be positioned on Southsea Common near opposite The Queen’s Hotel. The 100 seater cinema will be showing four movies throughout the day.
Tron (PG) | 11am | 96mins.
When talented computer engineer Kevin Flynn finds out that Ed Dillinger, an executive at his company, has been stealing his work, he tries to hack into the system. However, Flynn is transported into the digital world, where he has to face off against Dillinger’s computerised likeness, Sark, and the imposing Master Control Program. Aided by Tron and Yori, Flynn becomes a freedom fighter for the oppressed programs of the grid.
Their Finest (12A) | 2pm | 117mins
1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley and eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard, the trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population. THEIR FINEST, based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies!
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (15) | 5pm | 119mins
Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a married man. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou’s past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor.
Jaws (12A) | 20.00 | 124mins
When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper and grizzled ship captain Quint offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.
Alien: Covenant (15) | Friday 30 June | 7pm
The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.