South Bank Community Cinema – alternate Fridays

SBCC screen films on alternate Fridays at Clements Hall. For all evening showings the bar is open at 7.30pm with the film starting at 8pm, and there's informal seating at tables and a fully licensed bar in the superbly-refurbished hall.

Tickets are £4, or just £3 for members (membership is £5 for the year). You can buy them on the door or up to two weeks in advance from Cycle Heaven on Bishopthorpe Road or from the Hall itself.

Forthcoming films:

27 April A Month in the Country PG (1987 Pat O’Connor) 96 mins

This beautiful version of JL Carr’s Booker-nominated novel takes us to a summer in the aftermath of World War I. Colin Firth stars as a restorer of medieval murals in a rural church who meets fellow veteran, Kenneth Branagh, investigating historic graves. Through their encounter and work, the two men begin to come to terms with the horrors of their wartime experience. With an excellent supporting cast, including Natasha Richardson, this is a subtle, deeply-satisfying film, whether seen for the first time or for a repeat viewing.

Preceded by AGM at 7pm (doors open at 6.45pm)


11 May Do the Right Thing 18 (1989 Spike Lee) 120 mins

Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year and tempers fray. Tackling racial tensions, Spike Lee’s combination of comedy and violence remains as powerful, provocative and relevant today as on release. As the New York Times put it in 1989: “it is one terrific movie.”


25 May Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti) 15 (2010 Ferzan Ozpetek) 110 mins

An Italian hit, Loose Cannons is set in a conservative family in the southern heat of Puglia. Returning home, Tommaso plans to tell his family that he’s gay, only to be pipped at the post by his brother. Complications ensue as he is forced to take over the family’s pasta-making business and further secrets emerge. An engaging comedy from la bella Italia.


8 June If… 15 (1968 Lindsay Anderson) 111 mins

Fifty years on since May ’68, we look at the spirit of student revolution on this side of the Channel. A major figure in British film-making despite directing only six feature films, Lindsay Anderson brings wit and emotion to his take on events at a public school. Malcolm McDowell leads the rebellion in this iconic film’s challenge to the Establishment. Make sure you take advantage of this rare chance to see If… on the big screen. We can’t wait!


22 June Wuthering Heights PG (1992 Peter Kosminsky) 105 mins

Approaching 200 years since Emily Brontë’s birth, we turn to the passions of her famous novel. Marking the feature film debut for both director Peter Kosminsky, and Ralph Fiennes as Heathcliff, it also features Juliette Binoche as Cathy. Filmed in Yorkshire although, controversially, not at Haworth, the rolling moors and this most tempestuous of love stories demand the big screen treatment.

Please note that licensing arrangements are constantly changing and so on occasion we are unable to show the planned film for reasons beyond our control.