Queen Mother Theatre

Queen Mother Theatre
1 Walsworth Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9SP

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The Great Dictator

  • 4 stars
  • 1940
  • US
  • 125 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Charlie Chaplin, Wheeler Dryden
  • Written by: Charlie Chaplin
  • Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie

Wonderful late Chaplin classic. Chaplin plays two roles – a meek Jewish barber with amnesia and a Hitler-style mad dictator. Very funny indeed; this is the birthplace of sight and sound gags that Les Dawson got away with using for years. Unusually for Chaplin it's also strangely moving and prophetic.

Fri 27 Jan 2017

I, Daniel Blake

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/France
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty…

Tue 7 Feb 2017

The Nice Guys

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shane Black
  • Written by: Anthony Bagarozzi, Shane Black
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice
  • UK release: 3 June 2016

Los Angeles, 1977: gruff enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) teams up with rather useless private eye Holland March (Gosling) to investigate the murder of a porn star. Obscenely entertaining period comedy from director/co-writer Black, sublimely silly and wonderfully inappropriate. Gosling is superb, while Crowe displays a…

Fri 9 Dec

£5.50 / 01462 455166

Tale Of Tales (15)

Three traditional Italian fairy tales of spoiled kings and queens are interlinked in this astonishing film with Salma Hayek, Toby Jones and Vincent Kassell. Sumptuous locations, astonishing characters and splendid visuals in a film that is impossible to summarise. A box of endless surprises and spanning comedy, drama…

Tue 10 Jan 2017

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