Mysterious wartime tale at new cinema

A mysterious tale set around a traditional British family on the eve of World War Two is the latest film showing at Whitby Pavilion’s new state of the art cinema.

Glorious 39 (cert 12) stars Bill Nighy, Jullie Christie and David Tennant is set between present-day London and the idyllic British countryside in the time before the beginning of the Second World War.

At a time of uncertainty and high tension, the story revolves around the formidable Keyes family, who are keen to uphold and preserve their very traditional way of life.

The eldest sibling Anne (Romola Garai) is a budding young actress who is in love with Foreign Office official Lawrence (Charlie Cox), but her seemingly perfect life begins to dramatically unravel when she stumbles across secret recordings of the pro-appeasement movement.

While trying to discover the origin of these recordings, dark secrets are revealed which lead to the death of a great friend. As war breaks out Anne discovers the truth and flees to London to try to confirm her suspicions, but she is caught and imprisoned and only then does she finally begin to discover how badly she has been betrayed.

Glorious 39 is showing in Whitby Pavilion Theatre at 2pm and 7.30pm today.

And on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November the Pavilion will host the Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) at 10.30am and 2.30pm both days.

The BAF takes place every November at the National Media Museam and this is the chance for locals to experience some of the highlights of this year’s festival with a special showcase of short animated films from around the worldm - all with a PG certificate.

There will be a special admission for BAF of £3 adults, £2 concessions.

Other films coming to Whitby Pavilion in the coming weeks are: From Here to Eternity, Wed, 7.30pm; Another Year: Sun 28 5pm, Mon 29 at 2pm and 7.30pm, Tues 39 at 2pm and 7.30pm and Wed 1 December at 10.30am, 2pm and 7.30pm, Thurs 2 Dec at 2pm and 7.30pm, Friday 3 Dec at 2pm and 7.30pm, Sat 4 Dec at 2pm.