Meet You in the Lobby: Cineblog

By Carol Godsmark, the Cinema’s PR & Marketing & Film Fanatic

Welcome to the first Meet You in the Lobby for Chichester’s only independent cinema, now in its 41st year of screening films from all over the world, some 79,000 film enthusiasts a year choosing us to see just-out or earlier films alongside Performance events, opera, ballet, theatre and other live or encore screenings regularly attracting a wide audience. Get yourself a drink in the bar after bagging a reserved seat from the lobby’s box office for our welcoming auditorium with state-0f-the-art tech and sound. Registered charity.

Home to the largest film festival on the South Coast in August and Winner of Sussex Life’s


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Do expect a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time – Fox News – in Bombshell. Real Fox News hosts Megyn (Charlize Theron), Gretchen (Nicole Kidman) and fictitious character Kayla (Margot Robbie) are being abused by head honcho Roger Ailes (John Lithgow, Churchill in The Crown). What should they do? If anything? Come and see the outcome, sprinkled with humour despite the subject matter, creating a hugely entertaining film.

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Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei win the Silver Bear for Best Actor and Actress

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Intimate in focus yet epic in size and scope, So Long, My Son sets a heart-breaking saga of family tragedy against the changing face of modern China. Following two sold-out screenings in January, here’s one more chance to see this brilliant film which charts the lives two families over three decades of social, political and human upheaval. Following the loss of a child in a tragic accident, their paths separate, their destinies ebb and flow, and fortunes are transformed under the impact of a country's changing face. The film is rated at 100% by the Film Critic’s website, Rotten Tomatoes. Magnificent film-making, writes Times film critic Kevin Maher.

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Do you have A Mind for Movies? The cinema’s tenth annual film quiz is on Saturday, March 7 at 18.30 at Chichester Festival Theatre’s Minerva Bar & Grill. Book your tables or seats, named after films – The Grand Budapest Hotel table anyone? – at or at the box office. Proceeds to go towards updating our Cinema Screen.

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Eh, What's up Doc?' joins 'That's All Folks! ' as the best-known lines from Tex Avery's Looney Tunes cartoon series. It was delivered by Bugs Bunny, while nonchalantly chewing on a carrot. Get with the bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig via one of our Education Department’s Events with Screwball Genius – The Outrageous Films of Tex Avery. Celebrate his short-animated films with Patrick Hargood, illustrated by clips from his masterpieces .

Fellini Centenary – the Coming of La Dolce Vita is a further unmissable event (6 Mar, 13.30) with professor Richard Dyer, renowned specialist in Italian cinema & author of BFI Classics.

FILMS Coming up: Jane Austen’s beloved comedy, Emma, from 28 Feb as is Clint Eastwood’s 73rd (yup!) film, Richard Jewell, and the hypnotic tale, The Lighthouse, with Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, shot on location on Canada’s Nova Scotia shorelines. Lovers of Riverdance will find much to recall in the 25thAnniversary Show filmed live from Dublin on Sun. 8 May. With special introduction and fascinating backstage footage and interviews.