Melton Gig Guide: March 10 to 17 - Melton Times

Blake Harrison, Danny Mays, Tom Courtenay, Toby Jones, Bill Paterson, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon 
PHOTO: PA Photo/Universal
Blake Harrison, Danny Mays, Tom Courtenay, Toby Jones, Bill Paterson, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon PHOTO: PA Photo/Universal

The Lady In The Van (12A) Today at 6pm.

The Revenant (15) Today at 8.30pm.

Dad’s Army (PG) The narrator announces, “The year is 1944. On the brink of defeat our nation has a secret weapon. These heroes are Britain’s last line of defence…” and we’re off and running with a fond recreation of the beloved BBC sitcom. Director Oliver Parker fashions a period-perfect tale of the somewhat picaresque, pratfall-prone Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard. The iconic roles are taken on by a cast of great British character actors including Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson and Michael Gambon as Private Godfrey. Friday, Saturday and Monday at 6pm, Sunday at 7.30pm, Tuesday at 11.30am, 1.45pm, 4pm, 6.15pm and 8.30pm, Wednesday at 8.45pm and Thursday at 8.30pm.

Room (15) Based on the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel by Emma Donoghue, who also wrote the screenplay, Lenny Abrahamson’s (Frank, What Richard Did) latest tells the story of Ma (Larson) and her son Jack (Tremblay, giving an astonishing performance). They live in a single room that is their entire world – a skylight is their only contact with the outside – for a reason that is one of the film’s many surprises. Then, on Jack’s fifth birthday, Ma reveals her plan for him to get away. Although Room’s premise is distinctly adult, this is a film that brims with innocence, using Jack’s guileless perspective and poignant optimism to steer us through the darkness. We might think Ma is protecting him, but really Jack is protecting Ma, a shining beacon of hope that gives her the strength to believe in her dreams of freedom. Friday at 8.15pm and Thursday at 6pm.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12) Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 1pm.

The Hateful Eight (18) A stagecoach carrying John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth (Russell) and Daisy Domergue (Leigh), the prisoner he’s escorting to justice, careers through the snowy wastes of post-Civil War Wyoming. A not-so chance encounter with bounty hunter Major Warren (Jackson) is followed by a storm-enforced stopover, which introduces five more strangers, each with their own, largely bloodthirsty agenda, in Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited follow up to Django Unchained.

Bridge Of Spies (12A) Monday at 8.15pm, Tuesday at 8.30pm and Wednesday at 5.45pm.