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. While I found last year’s film selections underwhelming the team behind No. 6 are back from their summer break with a strong selection that should have something for everyone.
Asteroid City (15) | Friday 1st Sept | 7 pm
The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.
Barbie (12A) | Saturday 2nd Sept @ 7 pm | Thursday 28th Sept @ 4:15 pm
Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.
Withnail & I (15) | Friday 8th Sept | 7 pm
Two out-of-work actors – the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail – spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday “by mistake” at the country house of Withnail’s flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.
Oppenheimer (15) | Saturday 9th Sept @ 7 pm | Thursday 21st Sept @ 4:15 pm
During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appointed physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spent years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work came to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witnessed the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.
Talk To Me (15) | Saturday 16th Sept | 7 pm
When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.
Smoking Causes Coughing (15) | Friday 22nd Sept | 7 pm
After a devastating battle against a diabolical giant turtle, five superheroes known as the Tobacco Force are sent on a mandatory week-long retreat to strengthen their decaying group cohesion. Their sojourn goes wonderfully well until Lézardin, Emperor of Evil, decides to annihilate planet Earth. Subtitles.
Theatre Camp (15) | Friday 23rd Sept | 7 pm
Amos and RebeccaDiane are lifelong best friends and drama instructors at a rundown camp in upstate New York. When clueless tech-bro Troy arrives to run the property (into the ground), Amos, Rebecca-Diane and production manager Glenn band together with the staff and students to stage a masterpiece, and keep their beloved summer camp afloat.
The Nettle Dress + Q&A (15) | Thursday 23rd Sept | 7 pm
Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand, just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles. This is ‘hedgerow couture’, the greenest of slow fashion and also his medicine. It’s how he survives the death of his wife and finds a beautiful way to honour her. A modern-day fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.
Enter The Dragon (15) | Saturday 30th Sept | 7 pm
Bruce Lee explodes onto the screen in the film that rocketed him to international superstardom, Enter The Dragon.Recruited by an intelligence agency, martial arts student Lee(Lee–Fists of Fury, The Chinese Connection) participates in a brutal tournament at a remote island fortress in an attempt to gather enough evidence to convict the international drug-trafficker responsible for the murder of Lee’s sister.In the now-classic fight-to-the-death finish, two men enter a mirrored maze, but only one will exit…