Ethan Hawke & Sally Hawkins in MAUDIE
Welcome to the August newsletter from Wolverhampton's cultural hub, Light House.

As well as a chance to see some of the summer's biggest films including Baby Driver, Maudie and The Big Sick, we are showing the best in World Cinema with The Midwife (France) and Kedi (Turkish) -  a must for all cat lovers.

We have our widest ever selection of family films, with our LIGHT HOUSE FAMILY season daily throughout the summer holidays. From action packed SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, VALERIAN and CARS 3 to THOMAS AND FRIENDS and CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, at £4.50 child tickets and new autism-friendly screenings, we've something for all families.

See below for the full film programme. 

Our new audience-funded lit signage will be completed at the end of the week. Please note there may be some minor noise disruption to daytime screenings on Tue 1 & Wed 2 August.
To download a low colour printable of our August programme, visit the Online Guide (here) on our website.
Please share this newsletter with friends on email or on social media by following the links at the bottom of the page. Our facebook page is updated regularly with film and event news. You can also follow us on twitter
For prices and offers, see the info column on the right of this newsletter. 
Please note the £4.50 matinees ONLY apply to Tues & Weds (apart from the FIREMAN SAM & PEPPA PIG OFFERS).
Look out for extra matinees throughout the week.
Friends of Light House receive a £1 discount on standard tickets (does not apply to Tues/Weds matinee or Thinema)
For Midweek 2 for 1 offers from Meerkat Movies, see side panel.
For Accessible Screenings with subtitles & audio description click here
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE TIME CHANGES. Watch out for our BFI Celebrating British Film logos to collect points on your passport, available at box office. 
Until this Thur 3 Aug(PG)
Matinees- All days.
BFI Celebrating British Film 
HOH Subtitles Sun & Tues
Audio Description available.
Christopher Nolan's must-see action thriller, the story of hundreds of thousands of British & Allied troops surrounded by enemy forces, trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea. With Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy & Cillian Murphy.

Now until Thur 3 Aug(15)
Matinees- Tue, Wed.

At a girl's school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young woman have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in to be nursed by them. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries & an unexpected turn of events. 
Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst & Colin Farrell.
HOH Subtitles Sun & Tues             
Audio Descripion avaliable on request.
Now until Thur 3 Aug(U)
Matinees- All days.
Remember: All Fireman Sam tickets only £4.50. (Meercat offer not applicable)

When alien hunter-come TV presenter Buck Douglas, (David Tennant) arrives in Pontypandy, the town gets a little over-excited at the prospect of featuring on his 'Alien Quest' TV Show.

Celebrating British Film
Now until Thur 3 Aug(U)
Matinees- All days.

Gru meets his long-lost cheerful & more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Featuring the voices of Kristen Wiig & Steven Carell.
HOH Subtitles Sun & Tues                
Audio Descripion avaliable on request.
Fri 4 - Thur 10 August (15)
Matinees Tue & Wed
Audio description available.
HOH Subtitles on Sunday and Tuesday screenings

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life.

3 years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman’s life dramatically changes for better and worse.
With Richard Gere, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Michael Sheen.
Fri 4 - Thur 10 Aug (PG)
Mornings or Matinees- All days.

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfil his dreams of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of unexpected events.

Featuring the voices of Eddie Izzard & Luke Wilson.
Tues & Weds 11.10am special offer: All age tickets £4.50.
Autism friendly screening: Thursday 10th August 11.10am
Fri 4 - Thur 10 August (12a)
Morning or Matinees Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
Tues & Weds 11am special offer: All age tickets £4.50.
Audio description available.
HOH Subtitles on Sunday and Tuesday screenings
Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man when a new threat emerges.
Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton & Robert Downey Jr.
AF Autism friendly screening: Monday 7th August 11am
Fri 4 - Thur 10 August (15)
Matinees Tue, Wed, Thurs
Language: German & Danish (English subtitles)
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.

As World War Two comes to an end, a group of German POWs, boys rather than men, are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task – to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline.
With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over.
Inspired by real events, LAND OF MINE exposes the untold story of one tragic moment in Denmark’s history.
Fri 11 - Thur 17 August (15)
Matinees Fri, Tue, Wed
Audio description facility available for all screenings for this film.
HOH Subtitles on Sunday and Tuesday screenings.
Celebrating British Film
Baby (Ansel Elgort), a talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game.
When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway.
But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love & freedom.
Also starring John Hamm & Jamie Foxx.
Fri 11 - Thur 17 August (12A)
Matinee Weds
English plus Punjabi with English subtitles
Celebrating British Film

The film captures the tragic & fascinating true story of Maharajah Duleep Singh, the last King of Punjab one of India’s most noble kings, and his fragile relationship with Queen Victoria.  Featuring Satinder Sartaaj, Jason Flemyng, Amanda Root , Shabana Azmi, Keith Duffy & David Essex OBE. Look out for appearances from our own duty manager Arun Kapur!
Fri 11 - Thur 17 Aug (U)
Mornings or Matinees- All days.
Celebrating British Film
SPECIAL OFFER! All tickets £4.50 for all screenings of Peppa Pig.
Bring the little ones to see Peppa and friends in this fun, interactive big screen experience.
Featuring 9 episodes with classic nursery rhymes.
Peppa and her friends visit London, meet the Queen and try to decide who can make the biggest puddle splash.
HOH Subtitles shown on Sunday and Tuesday screenings
Audio description facility available.
Under 2s free of charge.
Fri 11 - Thur 17 Aug (U)
Morning or Matinees daily
Tues & Weds special offer: All age tickets £4.50.
Audio description available.
HOH Subtitles on Sunday and Tuesday screenings
Two overly imaginative pranksters named George & Harold hypnotize their headmaster into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Featuring the voices of Kevin Hart & Ed Helms.
Autism friendly screening: Monday 14th August 11am

Fri 11 August
For one night only and with additional live by satellite conversation event live from London with Al Gore.

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up which shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.
Featuring Al Gore, Barack Obama & Donald Trump.
Sage Femme
Fri 18-Thur 24 July(12A)
Matinees Sun, Tue, Wed, Thur

Self-righteous & inhibited midwife, Claire is stuck in a rut.
After years of looking after others and not herself, she’s worried she’s been left behind.
After receiving an unexpected phone call from her late father’s former mistress, the free-spirited Beatrice, (who Claire hasn’t seen for over 30 years), their relationship forces Beatrice to consider her responsibilities and Claire finally learns to let go of her troubles.
Starring Catherine Deneuve & Catherine Frot.
French with English subtitles
Fri 18 - Thur 24 Aug (15)
Matinees or Mornings Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
Audio description available.
HOH subtitles on Sunday and Tuesday screenings.

When aspiring comedian Kumail falls in love with student Emily, he has to manage expectations of his traditional Muslim family who are relentlessly trying to set him up with potential brides.
When Emily falls ill, Kumail must navigate the crisis with her parents & the emotional tug of war between his own family and his heart.
A sensitive, funny & truthful take on modern romance, with Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan & Holly Hunter.
Fri 18 - Thur 24 Aug (U)
Mornings or Matinees- All days.
Tues & Weds 11am special offer: All age tickets £4.50

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.
Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo & Chris Cooper.
Autism friendly screening: Monday 21st August 11am
Audio description facility available.
HOH Subtitles on Sunday and Tuesday screenings.

Fri 25 - Thur 31 Aug(U)
Mornings or Matinees- All days.
Tues & Weds all screenings special offer: All age tickets £4.50
Celebrating British Film

Join Thomas and his friends in this exciting adventure to the mainland that shows us friendship is more important than being the favourite engine.

Can Thomas and the new experimental engines save James and help bring him back to the Island of Sodor?
Featuring the voices of Hugh Bonneville & John Hasler.
Autism friendly screening: Monday 28th August 11.15am
Fri 25 - Thur 31 Aug (12A)
Matinees or mornings daily
Audio description facility available.
HOH Subtitles on Sunday and Tuesday screenings.
Tues & Weds 11am screenings special offer: All age tickets £4.50
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets.
Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha but the future of the universe.
Starring Cara Delevigne, Dane DeHann & Ethan Hawke.
Autism friendly screening: Thursday 31 August 11am
Fri 25 - Thur 31 Aug (15)
Matinee- Tuesday.
Celebrating British Film. 
Audio description facility available.
HOH Subtitles on Sunday and Tuesday screenings.

A portrait of Steven Patrick Morrissey & his early life in 70’s Manchester before he went on to become lead singer of seminal 80’s band The Smiths.
Starring Jack Lowden & Jessica Brown Findlay.
Fri 25 - Thur 31 Aug (12A)
Matinees Tue, Wed, Thur
HOH Subtitles Sunday and Tuesday.
Audio Description available.
Based on the true story of folk painter Maud Lewis.
Crippled with arthritis, Maud yearns to be independent and to live away from her over-protective family.
Answering a job ad for a housekeeper in Nova Scotia she finds an unlikely romance between her and the hardened reclusive bachelor she works for.
Starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.
Mon 28 - Thur 31 Aug (U)
Matinee Mon & Wed
Language: Turkish with English subtitles
Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely.
For thousands of years, cats have wandered in and out of people’s lives becoming essential parts of the communities that make the City so rich.
Kedi follows 7 of the city’s cats who are all neither wild nor tame but bring joy and purpose to those people the cats choose to 'adopt'.
Tue 29 August 8pm (PG)
Back by Popular Demand.
BFI Celebrating British Film

This feature documentary, narrated by Maxine Peake, explores the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain. Featuring interviews from Caroline Lucus, Peter Hitchens & Nicola Sturgeon. 
An Evening with
George Smiley:
Thur 7 Sept 7:45pm

From The Royal Festival Hall, a celebration of one of the world's greatest writers as John le Carre reflects on his most beloved character, the tubby, be-spetacled spy, George Smiley and reads from his new novel, 'A Legacy of Spies'.
Tickets £12/£11.
Wolves in Wolves (From July, Box Office, Free)
We are hosting SACRED GRANDFATHERS, one of the city's Wolves, a city-wide art project organised with Outside Centre & Enjoy Wolverhampton until late September. For more information visit

Exhibition:Canals. a celebration of Wolverhampton's heritage (August, Gallery, Free)
John Maule-ffinch & Ed Isaacs' exhibition contitnues, a celebration of local canal heritage, in two contrasting painting styles, from the beautiful & colourful to the mix of the industrial past and the passage from old to new transport systems. Click here
Jazz in the Courtyard is next Sunday, 6 August. Hosted by The Vintage Rhythms Collective with special guests.
New time 5pm - 8.30pm, perfect before a late film.
Tickets £5, children free. All money goes directly to the musicians so please support Light House by buying a drink or food.   
Annette Gregory's celebration of Ella Fitzgerald is on Sat 19 August, tickets £9/£7.50 - click here.
Silent Strategies: Ambient Music - Returns Sun 20 August at 6pm. Free event in the courtyard with donations to Light House. - click here.
David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii, witness an audio-visual spectacle broadcast for one-night only. It features solo work plus Pink Floyd classics. Wednesday 13 September 8:15pm. Tickets £12/£11, on sale now. Click here for details.
Black Sabbath: The End Of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal. After 50 years together, they took to the stage for the last time in their home city of Birmingham. Thursday 28 September 8:15pm. Tickets £12/£11, on sale now. Click here for details.
Tickets for the 2017/18 season of The Met (click for details) are now on sale.
Click the link for new titles from The Royal Opera.
For 2017/18 Royal Ballet season titles Click here.
Wed 9 Aug, 7pm. Tickets £14/£12. Click here for details.
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.
Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society..
Thursday 31 Aug, 7pm. Tickets £12/£11. Click here for details.
No interval.
A reprisal of the London stage sensation of 2016, which saw queues around the block for ticket returns due to the strength of Billie Piper’s award-winning performance.
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.
Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.
COMING SOON Click date for details and online booking.  
RSC: Coriolanus  Wed 11 October £14/£12
NEW! NT Live: Follies by Stephen Sondheim
Thur 16 Nov £12/£11
NT LIVE: Young Marx  Thur 7 December £12/£11
RSC: Twelfth Night  Wed 14 February £14/£12
NT LIVE: Julius Caesar  Thur 22 March £12/£11
CITY VOICES Tues 8 Aug 7.30 - 9pm
2nd Tues of  the Month. City Voices was set up in 2002 by Simon Fletcher to give local writers a space in which to share their work with others in front of an appreciative and welcoming audience. Local writers and poets performing include: Michael Hill, Jane James, Brendan Hawthorne, June Palmer and Neil Leadbeater. Small entry fee.

MELT is our monthly vinyl / MP3 night of eclectic music (and optional dancing!) in Lock Works where you have the chance to be the DJ for 15 minutes.
Friday 11th August- free entry.
Sign up at the start of the night and enjoy an eclectic mix of sounds from 8pm until late.

Singing for Lung Health Back in September - Every Wednesday in term time 11.30pm - 1pm. Weekly adult singing group for people with respiratory problems. £4 inc refreshments.
Contact Carl on 07859 013 412.

Every first Tuesday of the month. (1 Aug)
11am- approx 1pm
Informal get-together of ex-Chubb employees to reminisce. You are welcome to bring any photos / memorabilia.
Tuesday 8 Aug, 6-9pm every second Tuesday of each month
Language Cafes Admission Free
Queen's English  Wed 9 & 23 Aug 6.30pm-9pm
French Tues 8 & 22 Aug6.30pm - 9pm
Italian  Thurs 10 & 24 Aug 6.30pm - 9pm 
Spanish  Tues 1, 15 & 29 Aug 6.30pm - 9pm
German  Thurs 3, 17 7 31 Aug 6.30pm- 9pm
Japanese  TBC update on social media 6pm
Portuguese Wed 9 & 23 Aug 6.30pm - 9pm 
Esperanto  Wed 23 Aug 7pm

Film and TV Quiz  Mon 28 Aug, 8pm for 8.30pm. Teams up to 4 members. For prices and to register your team, visit the new Facebook page:

Back Thur 14 Sept 
Second Thursday of the month 1-2.30pm.
Free sessions for anyone affected by Brain Tumours.  
For info contact or call 07711 597 167
We are a registered charity which depends upon your support to remain a service to Wolverhampton and beyond. Our aims as a charity are to advance the education of the public in the arts, including Film, Photography, Drama and Music, and to present and promote a range of work which would not otherwise be available in our area.
Friends of Light House are entitled to £1 off each cinema ticket price (not applicable to midweek matinees or student rate) and can choose a free poster back-catalogue in return for £15 (£25 joint) membership per year.
To become an official FRIEND, contact or speak to Box Office. 
Posters available can be viewed here, (updated regularly) with many more titles added as we delve further into our stores of classic posters. Posters can also be obtained by donating £5 - £10 per poster to our charity. 

We rely on customer donations to operate this valued cultural venue. 
To donate online 
click here, or donate at Box Office, where we also have standing order forms for monthly donations. 

To become a corporate supporter and discuss how we can work together, please contact Kelly Jeffs, CEO on

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Cinema tickets:
£8.15 full / £6.65 conc (OAP/Disabled/ Unemployed)
£4.50 under 25 and Students
£6.95 Sunday full
£6.45 Sunday conc.
£4.50 under 25 and Student 
£4.50 Tuesday & Wednesday matinees with donation box for teas and coffees.
Other matinees are standard prices. 

Friends of Light House receive £1 off each ticket (not applicable to matinée offer or student prices). Click here for information.  
Varied prices apply for other events and special seasons.

Existing and new Compare the Market customers can claim 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday for a year with a qualifying product with
Not applicable with any other offer.
Light House is an excellent venue for meetings, events, screenings or get-togethers in our bar, gallery or cinema.
For details please contact

For school / company/block bookings of films contact Jas: 

Updates to our news and listings are added through the month on our  Facebook pagewebsite and Twitter. Please
Check our website for last minute schedule changes before attending a screening. 
Drinks and cakes served from Box Office:
Mon, Thurs and Fri from 9am

Full Daytime Food Service in Lock Works:
Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am

Full Evening Service in Lock Works
5pm - 9pm 7 days a week (food service until 8pm)

Daytime Saturdays:
Full service from 45 minutes before first film or event.
You can take your drinks into the cinema auditorium with you?!
We have a wide range of delicious ICE CREAMS.

Our TUCK SHOP, sponsored by the Blakemore Foundation, full of chewy and sucky-sweets to enjoy during a film, all proceeds to our charity fund. 

Lock Works is the perfect place to grab a drink or snack before a screening, or on warmer days spend lunch in our glazed courtyard. It's popular for business or social meetings with free wi-fi.

Free parking is available on the car park behind the chain adjacent to the building at weekends and Mon to Fri after 6pm.
The car park on the opposite side of the building is free to use after 6pm.