Shrewsbury Film - Extras
Within our first 12 months, it became increasingly clear that there was a demand for more than a main season. We listened and put on a couple of mini seasons, which proved there was an appetite for more.
Thanks to a cash injection from Film Hub North West Central, we were able to put on more films than ever before and to take more risks.
Today, we are supported by the Film Hub Midlands. Through funds from the National Lottery, Film Hub Midlands supports people to watch, show and make films in the Midlands.
We call these our Extras and include all our mini-seasons, films for festivals as well as one-off films. Sometimes, these films are loosely chosen around a theme, sometimes they are just chosen for being good, or meriting an outing on the big screen.
These films are not part of our main season membership.
All films are shown at the Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE. Tickets are £6 on the door.
Films start at 8pm with the bar open from 7:30pm.
Sunday films start at 4pm, with the bar open from 3.30pm.
Thirty advance tickets are available from the Hive, either online via their website or by dropping in (Tuesday to Friday). Some of our films are very popular so if you choose to turn up on the night, try to get there early to avoid disappointment.
Click here to find out more about becoming a member or just getting a ticket for individual films
This Autumn, we are being supported by Film Hub Midlands
to show Five at Fifty
. A mini-season of 5 classic films from 1969 50 years ago.
...click on the arrows to see more films...
Friday 5 July 2019
12 | Paraguay | 2018 | Spanish
Director: Marcelo Martinessi
When their debts force them to start selling off their own possessions, Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asuncion, Paraguay, find that a new life beckons for them in unexpected ways…
Friday 19 July 2019
12 | France | 2008 | French
Director: Olivier Assayas
When an heiress with a valuable art collection dies, her children and grandchildren struggle to come to terms with themselves and their differences. With an exceptional performance from Juliette Binoche, this is a beautifully photographed and moving summertime story.
Wednesday 18 September 2019
18 | USA | 1969 | English
Director: Dennis Hopper
The definitive 1960s road-movie. Dennis Hopper's celebrated debut sees him, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson on the ultimate road trip. With introduction by film expert Charles Drazin.
Friday 4 October 2019
Army of Shadows
12 | France | 1969 | French
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Jean Pierre-Meville's tense, tough drama about the clandestine world of the French Resistance in 1942-43. With introduction by film expert Isabelle Vanderschelden.
Wednesday 16 October 2019
The Colour of Pomegranates
U | Georgia | 1969 | Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian
Biography, Drama, History, Music
Director: Sergei Parajanov
Widely regarded as one cinema's most remarkable and beautiful films, this is a dream-like masterpiece. With introduction by Daniel Bird, who was closely involved in the film's restoration.
Wednesday 13 November 2019
Larks on a String
15 | Czechoslovakia | 1969 | Czech
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Jiri Menzel
Set in a scrapyard, this searing political black comedy is a Central European classic. With introduction by film expert Peter Hames.
Thursday 19 December 2019
Women in Love
15 | UK | 1969 | English
Director: Ken Russell
Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates and Jennie Linden star in Ken Russell's memorable, flamboyant and striking adaptation of DH Lawrence's novel.