Films galore at the town’s new cinema

Left to right: Jeff Bridges plays Rooster Cogburn and Matt Damon plays LaBeouf in Paramount Pictures? ?True Grit.?
Left to right: Jeff Bridges plays Rooster Cogburn and Matt Damon plays LaBeouf in Paramount Pictures? ?True Grit.?

FILMS galore will be gracing the silver screen at Whitby Pavilion’s new cinema this April.

From family favourites, thrillers to celebrated classics, there is something for everyone.

Here the Whitby Gazette takes a look at this month’s movies.

True Grit (Cert 15), 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 April at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer.

To aid her, she hires the toughest US marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J ‘Rooster’ Cogburn (Jeff Bridges). Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him.

Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney.

They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), who wants Chaney for his own purposes.

The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her “grit” tested.

Disney’s Tangled (PG), 2 April, 10.30am.

After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel.

Mother Gothel knows that the flower’s magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower.

Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world.

One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel.

Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday.

Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life.

Narnia: Voyager of the Dawn Treader (PG), 13 and 14 April, 2.30pm and 23 April, 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader.

Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

No Strings Attached (Cert 15) ,13 and 14 April, 7.30pm.

It stars Ashton Kutcher & Natalie Portman, a guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it’s not long before they learn that they want something more.

No strings means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don‘t fall in love.

The questions become – can you have sex without love getting in the way? And can their friendship survive?

The Adjustment Bureau (12a), 16 and 17 April, 7.30pm and 20, 21 and 22 April, 2.30pm

Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future fate has planned for him and realises he wants something else.

To get it, he must pursue the only woman he’s ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York.

On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt) - a woman like none he’s ever known.

But just as he realises he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.

David learns he is up against the agents of fate itself - the men of The Adjustment Bureau - who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path.

Brief Encounter (PG), 16 April, 2.30pm.

On a café at a railway station, housewife Laura Jesson meets doctor Alec Harvey.

Although she is already married, they gradually fall in love with each other. They continue to meet every Thursday in the small café, although they know that their love is impossible.

Casablanca (U), 17 April, 2.30pm

In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit.

When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo.

Much to Rick’s surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick’s one time love.

Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit.

Well, that was their original plan.

Tickets for Whitby’s digital cinema are priced £6 adults, £5 confessions. All tickets for 10.30am screenings on Saturday are priced £4.