With lockdown easing, and signs of rustling in the undergrowth from local cinemas, this will be my final ‘films on TV’ posting.
My hope is that I’ll soon be able to resume ‘normal service’ for our Flick Chicks group, with emails about upcoming films at the cinema. If you’d like to be added to the circulation list for trips to the Picturedrome and other local cinemas, please let me know via the comments section here, or by contacting a member of the committee.
Meanwhile, here are the best of this week’s TV screenings:
It seems that the more the lockdown restrictions lift, the fewer good films there are to watch on TV. But I have managed to find a few to recommend this week:
The Ipcress File – 3.45pm, BBC2
Joan of Arc – 2.55pm, BBC2
Macbeth (2015) – 11.10pm, Film4
Coogan’s Bluff – 10pm, ITV4
Crimson Tide – 9pm, ITV4
Dirty Dancing – 9pm, 5Star
The Birdman of Alcatraz – 5.55pm, Sony Movies Classic
The First Wives Club – 7pm, 5Star
An Affair to Remember – 6.40pm, Sony Movies Classic
Good Will Hunting – 9pm, 5Star
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) – 2.05pm, BBC2
A Touch of Larceny – 6pm, Talking Pictures TV
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 9.15pm, Channel 4
Jackie – 11.10pm, Channel 4
In other news, I’m delighted to report that the Picturedrome will be reopening soon. Exact date TBC, but you can find more details here of the new post-lockdown measures they will have in place Picturedrome cinema news
There is some light at the end of the cinema tunnel at last! In Chichester, Cineworld are reopening on July 10th, with new distanced seating and staggered film times planned.
New Park Cinema has been working with the Chichester Festival Theatre to arrange a ‘drive-in’ cinema experience in Northgate Car Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend (with tickets on sale in July).
I can find no news of our lovely local cinema, the Picturedrome – there are no recent updates on their website, facebook page or twitter feed. If anyone has any up-to-date information do please pass it along!
In the meantime, here’s my pick of the films coming up on TV over the next week:
The Sting – 11.25am, ITV4
F/X: Murder by Illusion – 9pm, Paramount
For Your Eyes Only (James Bond) – 8pm, ITV4
The Fugitive – 9pm, ITV4
Touching the Void – 10pm, Channel 4
Frozen II (animation) – 7pm, Sky Premiere
3.10 to Yuma (2007 version) – 10.45pm, BBC1
Borg vs McEnroe – 11.20pm, BBC2
The Jungle Book (2016 live action version) – 5pm, BBC1
Destry Rides Again – 5.55pm, TCM Movies
Dr No (the first James Bond film) – 8.30pm, ITV
The Goldfinch – 8pm, Sky Premiere
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold – 9pm, Talking Pictures TV
Well, just as the weather worsens, it looks like the terrestrial channels have put all those lovely classic black-and-white films back in the vault and reverted to type. But there are still some good films coming up this week:
Guys and Dolls – 3.50pm, BBC2
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005 remake) – 6.45pm, ITV2