Newsletter February 2024

Interim Programme

For our second presentation of 2024, we’ve chosen In A Lonely Place [USA, 1950, 105mins, Cert PG], one of Nicholas Ray’s best films. Enhanced by brilliant performances from Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, this is a fascinating noir-ish drama which Bogart plays an emotionally unstable screenwriter who, after becoming a murder suspect, is given a false alibi by his glamorous neighbour [Grahame]- inevitably leading to romance, with dark overtones. Cineasts will note that, despite their obvious on-screen chemistry in this film, Bogart and Grahame never worked together again- a great loss to all their admirers.

See below for advance notification of the next two titles in the interim programme….

March 28th.   Transit .                 Germany/ France, 2018.          dir: Christian Petzold

April 25th      Aguirre, Wrath of God.  Germany/ Mexico, 1972    dir: Werner Herzog

…..and watch this space for news of the presentations for May and June!

The screening will be charged at our new rate of £8.00, which includes a £1.00 membership fee

To access Abbey Cinema’s booking page for In A Lonely Place, please use the following link

Then Select 7.30pm. GUILDHALL  where you can make your booking.

Note: For security reasons instituted by the Town Council, access to the Roysse Room is now only via the Bridge Street entrance.

More information about the booking process can be found by searching under ‘About Us’ on the ABCD website,

For this screening a member of our Front Of House Team will be hand to assist anyone who wants to see the film but has not been able to book online. 

A programme note for the film has been produced and is attached to this Newsletter- it can be accessed via the link at the bottom of the page, and provides a descriptive context to film you are about to see. Please print the Programme Note if you wish to retain a paper copy.

Reaction slips, for comments on the film and any other points about ABCD you may wish to make, will be available at the screening. Please use them freely- your comments and scores will be published on our Website in due course.


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