What's On Calendar


March 2020


Sunday 8th March from 1pm to 10pm

In 2020, Grimmfest pays tribute to four Legends of Horror, in the suitably elegant, art-deco surroundings of Stockport Plaza. Experience classics of the genre in suitably grand, elegant style, in the most beautiful Picture Palace in the region.

NT Encore Screening: Cyrano de Bergerac (Cert 15 TBC)

Wednesday 18th March at 7.00pm

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

April 2020

Film: After the Wedding - Cert 12A

Thursday 2nd April at 11.00am

When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage that she has dedicated her life too, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor - Theresa - in person.

Film: A Streetcar Named Desire - Cert 12A

Thursday 2nd April at 7.30pm

Tennessee Williams' classic play is brought to the screen by Elia Kazan starring Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Marlon Brando and Karl Malden.

Film: 1917 - Cert 15

Saturday 18th April at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic's George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones' Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission to be achieved in a race against time...

Film: Little Women (2020) - Cert U

Friday 24th April at 11.00am

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writing of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author's alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

Film: Little Women (1949) - Cert U

Friday 24th April at 7.30pm

In Gerwig's take, the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on her own terms - is both timeless and timely.

Film: EMMA - Cert 18 TBC

Saturday 25th April at 3.00pm & 7.30pm

In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

May 2020

Film: The Personal History Of David Copperfield - Cert PG

Friday 1st May at 11.00am

The Personal History Of David Copperfield re-imagines Charles Dickens' classic ode to grit and perserverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmakers

Film: The Adventures of Robin Hood (Cert U)

Friday 1st May at 7.30pm

Dashing Errol Flynn triumphs in this lavish, fast paced version of The Robin Hood legend which is without doubt one of the most successful and entertaining adventure films of all time.


Saturday 9th May from 1pm to 10pm

In 2020, Grimmfest pays tribute to four Legends of Horror, in the suitably elegant, art-deco surroundings of Stockport Plaza. Experience classics of the genre in suitably grand, elegant style, in the most beautiful Picture Palace in the region.

Film: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? - Cert 12

Saturday 16th May at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Bette Davis plays former child star 'Baby' Jane Hudson who is taking care of her wheelchair bound sister Blanche (Joan Crawford), herself once a leading movie star whose career eclipsed her sister Jane when they became adults.

Sabrina Day Screening: Blue Murder at St Trinians (Cert U)

Tuesday 19th May at 7.30pm

In our annual film homage to Stockport’s very own Film Icon SABRINA on what would have been her Birthday we are honoured to be screening the hilarious BLUE MURDER AT ST TRINIAN’S which stars our great towns illustrious blonde bombshell

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (Cert 12A)

Wednesday 20th May at 7.30pm

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

June 2020

Film: Ordinary Love - Cert 12A

Friday 5th June at 11.00am & 7.30pm

Joan (Lesley Manville) and Tom (Liam Neeson) have been married for many years. Ordinary Love is a story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.

Film: Sometimes Always Never - Cert 12A

Saturday 6th June at 2.30pm

Alan (Bill Nighy) is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble.

Film: The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp - Cert U

Saturday 6th June at 7.30pm

Roger Livesey brilliantly portrays a British officer, Clive Candy, through the trials and tribulations of three wars, three loves and a lifelong friendship across enemy lines.

Film: The Good Liar - Cert 15

Friday 12th June at 11.00am

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Sir Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Dame Helen Mirren) on-line.

Film: Once Upon A Time In The West - Cert 12

Friday 12th June at 7.30pm

Sergio Leone's monumental picture ranks amongst his most admired achievements. In the dying days of the Old West, a struggle to control water in a dusty desert town embroils three hard-bitten gunmen in an epic clash of greed, honour and revenge.

NT Encore Screening: The Welkin (Cert 15 TBC)

Wednesday 17th June at 7.00pm

One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

Film: Witness For The Prosecution - Cert U

Friday 26th June at 11.00am & 7.30pm

Based on the hit play by Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution was nominated for six Academy Awards and was reportedly praised by Christie herself as the best adaptation of her work she had seen.

July 2020

Film: The Lost Boys - Cert 15

Saturday 11th July at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Two new-in-town brothers discover a local gang of motorcycle youths (including a young Kiefer Sutherland) are more undead than alive. Younger brother Sam (Corey Haim) works hard to eradicate the ghouls but his older brother (Jason Patric) falls in love with the group's lone female (Jami Gertz).

Film: Animal Crackers - Cert U

Friday 17th July at 11.00am & 7.30pm

When a valuable painting is stolen from the house, Spaulding teams up with Italian musician Emanual Ravelli (Chico Marx) and the ecentric Professor (Harpo Marx) to track down the thieves - in between trading insults with their fellow guests and generally creating mayhem!

Film: The Goldfinch - Cert 15

Friday 31st July at 11.00am

Theodore "Theo" Decker (Ansel Elgort) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redempton, and even love.

Film: Dr. Strangelove - Cert PG

Friday 31st July at 7.30pm

Stanley Kubrick's Oscar-nominated black comedy stars Peter Sellers and Sterling Hayden.

August 2020

On Screen: Another Fine Mess Family Film Day - Cert U

Sunday 2nd August at 11.00am

In 1932 The Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre opened her doors with Laurel & Hardy on the giant silver screen so join us for our annual family homage to these undisputed Kings of Comedy!

On Screen: Laurel & Hardy Secret Screening - Cert U

Sunday 2nd August at 6.00pm

On a day of celebration for the Kings of Big Screen Comedy Laurel & Hardy join us for a very special 'Secret Screening'!

Film: 42nd Street - Cert U

Friday 7th August at 11.00am & 7.30pm

Classic American musical from 1933, directed by Lloyd Bacon, featuring dance sequences by Busby Berkeley and set on Broadway during The Great Depression as a group of performers attempt to make names for themselves.

Film: Bedknobs And Broomsticks - Cert PG

Sunday 9th August at 3.00pm

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who it turns out is an apprentice witch.

Film: Sunset - Cert 15 (Subtitled Foreign Language Film)

Friday 21st August at 11.00am

In this Foreign Language with subtitles film the action takes place in 1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe. Irisz Leiter arrives with high hopes to work as a milliner at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents.

Film: The Day The Earth Stood Still - Cert U

Friday 21st August at 7.30pm

Robert Wise directs this adaptation of the novel by Harry Bates. When a non-threatening alien (Michael Rennie) comes to Earth in 1951 with a message of peace, he is shot and wounded by nervous troops.

September 2020

Ocean Film Festival World Tour - Cert 12A

Friday 18th September at 7.30pm

Dive into a night of mesmerising ocean adventure! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back for 2020 with a brand-new collection of the world’s most incredible ocean films!

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