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The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen is Birmingham’s finest independent cinema, screening the latest independent movies, blockbusters and classic cult films at the venue in the heart of the Custard Factory.

Tickets for films can be booked online. Here are the latest cinema listings:

Coming To America (12)

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Sat 24 Jun

Manhattan (with live jazz) (12A)

Forty-two year old Isaac Davis has a romanticized view of his hometown, New York City, most specifically Manhattan, as channeled through the lead character in the first book he is writing, despite his own Manhattan-based life being more of a tragicomedy. He has just quit his job as a hack writer for a bad television comedy, he, beyond the ten second rush of endorphins during the actual act of quitting, now regretting the decision, especially as he isn’t sure he can live off his book writing career. He is paying two alimonies, his second ex-wife, Jill Davis, a lesbian, who is writing her own tell-all book of their acrimonious split. The one somewhat positive aspect of his life is that he is dating a young woman named Tracy, although she is only seventeen and still in high school. Largely because of their differences a big part of which is due to their ages, he does not see a long term future with her. His life has the potential to be even more tragicomical when he meets journalist Mary…

Sun 25 Jun

Bridge (featuring Director Q & A) (12A)

Satyajit Ray’s beloved actor Soumitra Chatterjee heads up the cast of this life-affirming tale. On a suicide bridge outside Kolkata, two strangers meet with one idea in mind. An elderly widower sees a young woman about to jump. Forgetting his own suicide attempt, he stops her from jumping. Taking her into his care, he discovers her story, and what had seemed a dead end to both lives morphs into a crossroads.

Wed 28 Jun

Tank Girl (15)

After a comet disrupts the rain cycle of Earth, the planet has become a desolate, barren desert by the year 2033. With resources scarce, Kesslee (Malcolm McDowell) — head of the powerful and evil Water & Power Corporation, the de facto government — has taken control of the water supply. Unwilling to cower under Kesslee’s tyrannical rule, a pair of outlaws known as Tank Girl (Lori Petty) and Jet Girl (Naomi Watts) rise up, joining the mysterious rebel Rippers to destroy the corrupt system.

Fri 30 Jun

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (PG)

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the director, selected cast members and local housing campaigners.

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake, exploring the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain. The film focuses on the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates across the UK and investigates how the state works with the private sector to demolish council estates to build on the land they stand on, making properties that are unaffordable to the majority of people. Dispossession is the story of people fighting for their communities, of people who know the difference between a house and a home, and who believe that housing is a human right, not an expensive luxury.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the director, selected cast members and local housing campaigners.

Fri 30 Jun, Sun 2 Jul

Mean Girls (12)

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Sat 1 Jul

Heat (15)

Master criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is trying to control the rogue actions of one of his men, while also planning one last big heist before retiring. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Hanna (Al Pacino) attempts to track down McCauley as he deals with the chaos in his own life, including the infidelity of his wife (Diane Venora) and the mental health of his stepdaughter (Natalie Portman). McCauley and Hanna discover a mutual respect, even as they try to thwart each other’s plans.

Please note: there will be a 10 min interval within the film (comfort break!).

Sun 2 Jul

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (18)

…with a free shot of Sambuca on entry.

Over 18’s Only.

Eddy (Nick Moran) convinces three friends to pool funds for a high-stakes poker game against local crime boss Hatchet Harry (P.H. Moriarty). Harry cheats and Eddy loses, giving him a week to pay back 500,000 pounds or hand over his father’s pub. Desperate, Eddy and his friends wait for their neighbors to rob some drug dealers, then rob the robbers in turn. After both thefts, the number of interested criminal parties increases, with the four friends in dangerously over their heads.

Tue 4 Jul

Spider-Man: Homecoming (TBC)

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark, Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Wed 5 Jul, Thu 6 Jul, Fri 7 Jul, Sat 8 Jul, Sun 9 Jul, Mon 10 Jul, Tue 11 Jul, Wed 12 Jul, Thur 13 Jul, Fri 14 Jul, Sat 15 Jul, Sun 16 Jul, Mon 17 Jul, Tue 18 Jul, Wed 19 Jul, Thur 20 Jul

Stand By Me (15)

After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Vern Tessio (Jerry O’Connell), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) and Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys’ adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives.

Wed 5 Jul

Jurassic Park (PG)

In Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

Sun 30 July

Man With The Golden Gun/Live And Let Die (PG)

The Mockingbird Cinema and Factory Cinema Co presents a tribute to the late great Roger Moore, screening two of his classic Bond movies, Man with the Golden Gun and Live and Let Die in a secret agent themed party in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support.

Fri 11 Aug

Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (U)

The “King of rock ‘n’ roll” Elvis Presley would have turned 82 years old on the August 16, 2017. To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The Kings death The Mockingbird presents a night of all things Elvis.

7pm: Doors open with themed Cocktails.

7:30pm: Elvis: That’s The Way It Is Screening. The highly acclaimed 1970 documentary which documents American singer Elvis Presley’s Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970. It was his first non-dramatic film since the beginning of his film career in 1956, and the film gives a clear view of Presley’s return to live performances after years of making films.

9:30pm-Close: Elvis karaoke, sing your favourite Elvis hits in the bar and dance the night away with the best of The King.

Wed 16 Aug


Oh, and the Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen (as you’ve probably guessed from their name) also serve DELICIOUS food!