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Movie screenings resume at Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop's Stortford




The silver screen is back at Bishop's Stortford's Rhodes Arts Complex in August with six films being shown throughout the month.

A spokeswoman for The Screen at the South Road venue said: "We have specially redesigned our seating plan for our audiences to enjoy safe and socially distanced screenings, and tickets may be booked in singles or in groups for safety and comfort."

Matinee screenings will be at 2pm and evening showings at 6.30pm. All prices are reduced for August. Tickets should be booked via the website rhodesartscomplex.co.uk.

Frozen II (39517426)
Frozen II (39517426)

Screenings begin on Tuesday and Thursday (August 4 & 6) at 2pm with Disney's Frozen II, an animated sequel starring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad.

The U-rated film features Frozen favourites Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven as they leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers to save their kingdom.

On Tuesday August 11 there are matinee and evening screenings of the PG-rated The Personal History of David Copperfield, staring Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton and Ben Whishaw.

The Personal History of David Copperfield (39517423)
The Personal History of David Copperfield (39517423)

The two-hour comedy-drama is a reimagining by Armando Iannucci of Charles Dickens' classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers, giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world.

On Tuesday August 18 there are two screenings of Emma. The PG-rated film is based on the classic Jane Austen novel of a well-meaning but selfish young woman who meddles in the love lives of her friends.

The 124-minute film set in 1800s England stars Tanya Reynolds, Anya Taylor-Joy and Gemma Whelan.

Misbehaviour features on Tuesday August 25, at 2pm and 6.30pm. The 12A-rated comedy-drama starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear tells the story of a group of women who hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.

Misbehaviour (39517421)
Misbehaviour (39517421)

Flash Gordon, the iconic space opera, will take audiences back to 1980 on Thursday August 27. The cast of the PG classic includes Sam J Jones, Melody Anderson and Max Von Sydow.

The month's screenings end later the same day with a live screening from 6.30pm of the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show.

It recalls the seven minutes, a quarter of a century ago, which brought Michael Flatley and Irish dancing to the world's attention during an interval in the Eurovision Song Contest. Composer Bill Whelan has re-recorded his soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

Riverdance 25th Anniversary (39517418)
Riverdance 25th Anniversary (39517418)

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