Better on the BIG screen – open for booking to all now. ‘Be careful what you wish for…’
Join us on WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL as we go INTO THE WOODS, with Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp. ‘
‘Pure pleasure’ – 4 stars, Robbie Collin, The Telegraph (7 Jan 2015)
Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 musical explored the darker side of classic fairy tales, with a characteristically vibrant and expressive musical score. Over 30 years later, it has been brought to the screen in what Telegraph film critic Robbie Collin described as a film full of ‘pure pleasure’ with superb production design and lively performances. With more than a pinch of subtlety and a handful of irony, INTO THE WOODS is much more likely to appeal to grown-ups and older teens/young adults rather than little ones, so it’s PG certificate doesn’t indicate a target audience by any means.
“The film is a whirl of pure pleasure that just keeps whirling: Sondheim doesn’t write show-stoppers but show-surgers, and from the moment the glorious opening number whips up, introducing the central players, the film cartwheels onwards until it lands at its unexpected but quite beautiful happy-ever-after with a Jack-and-Jill-sized bump.” (Collin, The Telegraph)
“Streep has played more than her fair share of witches since taking on the mantle of the venom-tipped magazine editor in The Devil Wears Prada. But as she was in that film, she’s upstaged here by Blunt – if upstaged weren’t entirely the wrong word to describe a performance this honest, generous and piercingly tender-hearted. When Blunt sings Moments in the Woods, peeking playfully around tree-trunks, you can see the lyrics washing her character’s thoughts this way and that – a beautiful, therapeutic little passage of subtlety in a genre that rarely supports it.” (Collin, The Telegraph)
Wednesday 29/4/15 – Bar open from 6.40pm, film programme from 7.30pm. Book here now: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmbox .
No booking fee to pay and FREE parking – cinema tickets £8/£5 (concessions).
At Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts (opened 2012), off South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP – full venue details http://www.LangleyFilmbox.com – email if queries: LangleyFilmbox@gmail.com