Pitshanger Pictures exists to inform, entertain and strengthen community in North Ealing by screening films that stimulate conversation and discussion on questions in life.
No need to book tickets, just come along. Doors open half an hour before the screenings unless otherwise specified.
All ticket prices include a drink and a snack
Other screenings – child (under 16) £6 / adult £8
Pitshanger Pictures – take 2 – Mondays at 8pm, ticket price £5, excluding drink and snack.
Pitshanger Pictures Opera – £10, not including food
NEW : On selected Wednesdays, we will be showing documentary films in the small hall, with new equipment purchased with a grant from the BFI
The English surgeon – Weds 23rd November
The Heiress – Mon 28th November
Miss Potter – Sat 10th December
HMS Pinafore – Sun 11th December
Notes on blindness – Mon 12th December
La Traviata (E) (150 mins) – Sunday 23rd October, 7pm
This is quite simply the very best Traviata. The blank set and the symbolism, instead of being irritating, contributes to the emotional impact. Netrebko, then at her most beautiful is superb; wonderfully acted and sung. Villazon as good as usual but overshadowed. Don’t miss a great opera experience, have your handkerchiefs ready!
Bridge of spies (12) (135 mins) Saturday 12th November, 8pm
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. Highly recommended, especially if you are over 50. It is far more effective on the big screen than the small one.
Son of Saul (15) (107 mins) – Monday 14th November, 8pm
One of the hardest films to watch you will ever see but possibly also one of the most rewarding. Almost certain to feature at the top of film critics films of the year. In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Madama Butterfly (E) (165 mins) Sunday 20th November, 7pm
A 2010 San Francisco Opera production. The heroine of this beloved opera finds herself faced with a dreadful choice: life without dignity or death with honour. Hear some of Puccini’s most soaring and captivating music in this classic story of colliding hearts and cultures.