For our first 2019 screening we will be showing Hidden Figures at The New Royalty Cinema on Thursday 24th January. This is the story of 3 black human computers working in for NASA at the peak of the space race and in a racially divided society.
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
Tickets £5. Tickets can be booked online (click below) or from the Community Centre office.
The movie takes place in the 1960s where sexism and racial discrimination is still at a high. There is fear of the Soviet Union since they already have the technology to send astronauts into space, though there is still hope for America.
This is a true story which revolves around three extremely intelligent African-American women - Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) who all work for the NASA program. They are the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell).
The woman struggle with using their brilliance since they live in a world where the colour of their skin defines who they are and who they are not going to be.
The New Royalty Cinema screenings are at the centreCinema in Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX
Tickets can be bought online (follow the link in the film summary on this page) or from the Community Centre office or on the door (subject to availability)
For information on the BBFC film classifications: Click Here
The New Royalty Cinema is a community cinema run by volunteers as a fund-raising event for Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association, a charity registered in England and Wales No. 300236