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New season of screenings at The Picture House

August 28, 2013


A GREAT new season of film is about to start at The Chelmsford Picture House at Chelmsford's Cramphorn Theatre in September.

Among the featured screenings are blockbuster, cult, documentaries, foreign and recorded-live films making this another outstanding season for Chelmsford City Theatres.

Classic cult film and dramatization of playwright Harold Pinter's The Servant (12A) starring Dirk Bogarde will be kicking the season off on Tuesday, September 3. Another cult classic Theorem (15), showing on September 19, features a young Terence Stamp who playfully brings to light the existential anguish of the Italian people in the late 1960s.

There is also a big line-up of blockbuster movies being screened this season. Behind the Candelabra (15) stars Michael Douglas depicting Liberace and Matt Damon as his young lover. Steve Coogan stars in the biopic of Paul Raymond the man dubbed as The King of Soho in the film The Look of Love (18). Mud (12A) is an engaging and sentimental tale of love and friendship and stars Hollywood favourites Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon. The Place Beyond The Pines (15), exploring the unbreakable bond between father and son, stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes in a dark and tense thriller.

Acclaimed documentary The Act Of Killing (15) is about the suppression of Communist insurgents in 1960s Indonesia and has been hailed as one of the films of the year while The Gatekeepers (15) is an astonishing documentary that gives a rare and shocking insight into Israel's Secret Service.

The second series of special events at the Picture House sees pre- recordings from The London O2 Arena, Sydney Harbour and the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia. The remake of War of the Worlds Alive on Stage! (PG) is on September 17, an epic outdoor staging of Bizet's famous operatic love story Carmen (PG) is being screened on October 16, and one of the world's most loved ballets Swan Lake (U) is stunningly recreated in the city it first originated on December 18.

New to The Chelmsford Picture House this season is screenings of some of the films with audio description. Please check the website for more details.

To check out all the films this season and to book tickets visit or call the Box Office on 01245 606505.

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