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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:


Blade Runner 2049 (12a)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Mon 16 Oct, Tue 17 Oct, Wed 18 Oct, Thu 19 Oct


Close Encounters Of The Third Kind – Director’s Cut (PG)

Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who along with several other stunned bystanders experience a close encounter of the first kind – witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, much to the dismay of his wife and family. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of the second kind – discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind – contact.

Fri 20 Oct, Sat 21 Oct, Sun 22 Oct


Little Shop Of Horrors (PG)

Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.

Fri 20 Oct


Jungle (15)

The terrifying true story of one man’s 17-day fight for survival in the Amazon rainforest becomes a gripping cinematic event as JUNGLE arrives in cinemas and on demand from 20th October, 2017.

Young Israeli Yossi Ghinsberg leaves a safe future behind to chase an improbable dream in the mysterious depths of the Amazon rainforest. When he and two fellow adventurers, Kevin Gale and Marcus Stamm, meet the charismatic Karl Ruchprecter and follow him into the jungle, what begins as the realization of a dream soon turns into a harrowing psychological fight for survival.

Daniel Radcliffe (Happy Potter, Imperium) gives a mesmerising and transformative performance as Ghinsberg, with the physical and mental ravages the star and his real-life counterpart experienced visible for all to see. Radcliffe is joined by Thomas Kretschmann (The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Central Intelligence) as the magnetic yet sinister Ruchprecter, and Greg McLean (Wolf Creek, Rogue) directs, ratcheting up the tension to nightmarish levels as the jungle starts to take a horrifying hold.

Sat 21 Oct


The Goonies (PG)

*FREE SCREENING*

The Mockingbird Cinema and Factory Cinema Co presents a season of films based on the films that inspired the amazing Netflix series Stranger Things!

When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the “X” and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.

Sun 22 Oct, Mon 23 Oct


E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (U)

The Mockingbird Cinema and Factory Cinema Co presents a season of films based on the films that inspired the amazing Netflix series Stranger Things!

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Wed 25 Oct


The Hills Have Eyes [1977] (18)

*Part of HALLOWEEN SEASON*
The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 American exploitation-horror film written, directed, and edited by Wes Craven and starring Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman and Dee Wallace. It is about a family that is targeted by a family of savages after being stranded in the Nevada desert. The film was released in cinemas on 22 July 1977 and has since become a cult classic.

Thu 26 Oct


It (15)

In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. In a place known as ‘The Barrens’, a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with a clown called Pennywise. Bill Denborough has a personal vendetta with the clown. 27 years after their last encounter with Pennywise, the ‘Losers Club’ has regrouped from their successful lives and businesses because IT has returned and kids are disappearing again. The only problem is that they have all forgotten what occurred that summer. It’s up to The Losers Club to regain their memories, to think of the key to killing Pennywise, and to stay alive long enough to end his tyranny but to also realise what brought them together in the first place.

Fri 27 Oct, Sat 28 Oct, Sun 29 Oct, Mon 30 Oct, Tue 31 Oct, Wed 1 Nov, Thu 2 Nov


Ghostbusters (PG)

Mockingbird Cinema and Factory Cinema Co presents the best in scary movies for Halloween in a season of classic films not to be missed! Tickets £5!

After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.

Fri 27 Oct


A Nightmare On Elm Street (18)

*Part of HALLOWEEN SEASON*
In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?

Sat 28 Oct


The Thing (18)

*Part of HALLOWEEN SEASON*
In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.

Sat 28 Oct


Carrie (18)

*Part of HALLOWEEN SEASON*
In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers. Invited to the prom by the empathetic Tommy Ross (William Katt), Carrie tries to let her guard down, but things eventually take a dark and violent turn.

Sun 29 Oct


Christine (18)

*Part of HALLOWEEN SEASON*
Unpopular nerd Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury, which he names Christine. Arnie develops an unhealthy obsession with the car, to the alarm of his jock friend, Dennis Guilder (John Stockwell). After bully Buddy Repperton (William Ostrander) defaces Christine, the auto restores itself to perfect condition and begins killing off Buddy and his friends. Determined to stop the deaths, Dennis and Arnie’s girlfriend, Leigh Cabot (Alexandra Paul), decide to destroy Christine.

Mon 30 Oct


The Shining (15)

*Part of HALLOWEEN SEASON*
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, this tale of a family man and would-be writer (Jack Nicholson) going mad as winter caretaker of the cursed Overlook Hotel is a seminal work of the genre. It is also, as Martin Scorsese has pointed out, like no other horror film ever made – “essentially unclassifiable, endlessly provocative and profoundly disturbing”.

Tue 31 Oct


The Shawshank Redemption (15)

Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years.

Wed 1 Nov


The Snowman (15)

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller. When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Fri 3 Nov, Sat 4 Nov, Sun 5 Nov, Mon 6 Nov, Tue 7 Nov, Wed 8 Nov, Thu 9 Nov


Rise Of The Footsoldier 3 (18)

The rise of ruthless Essex gangster Pat Tate, who blazes a path from Marbella to the Medway in the late 80s, peddling pills and snorting coke and crushing anyone who gets in his way, in his quest for cash and power. Doublecrossed by an ex-pat drug baron, Tate ends up in prison. Undeterred, he establishes himself as top dog inside, and gets himself in shape in preparation for his release – when he plans to reclaim his turf the only way he knows how – with violence, and no mercy.

Fri 3 Nov, Sat 4 Nov, Sun 5 Nov


Sister Act 2 (PG)

In this sequel, Las Vegas performer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) is surprised by a visit from her nun friends, including Sister Mary Patrick (Kathy Najimy) and Sister Mary Lazarus (Mary Wickes). It appears Deloris is needed in her nun guise as Sister Mary Clarence to help teach music to teens at a troubled school in hopes of keeping the facility from closing at the hands of Mr. Crisp (James Coburn), a callous administrator. Can Deloris shape the rowdy kids into a real choir?

NOTE: before the film plays a gospel choir will sing some film favourites to bring soul to the chapel!

Sat 4 Nov


Predator (15)

Special 30th anniversary screening!
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Thu 9 Nov, Fri 10 Nov


The Death Of Stalin (15)

The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive. A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky, and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.

Fri 17 Nov, Sat 18 Nov, Sun 19 Nov, Mon 20 Nov, Tue 21 Nov, Wed 22 Nov, Thu 23 Nov


Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (TBC)

The musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club™ exposed the world to Cuba’s vibrant culture with their landmark 1997 album on World Circuit Records and Academy Award-nominated documentary Buena Vista Social Club. Now, against the backdrop of Cuba’s captivating musical history, hear the band’s story as they reflect on their remarkable careers and the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.

Mon 20 Nov, Tue 21 Nov


True Romance (18)

A comic-book nerd and Elvis fanatic Clarence (Christian Slater) and a prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette) fall in love. Clarence breaks the news to her pimp and ends up killing him. He grabs a suitcase of cocaine on his way out thinking it is Alabama’s clothing. The two hit the road for California hoping to sell the cocaine, but the mob is soon after them.

Tue 28 Nov


The Big Lebowski (15)

“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

It’s time to recognise your social underachievement, grab your mates and rejoice in a fun packed screening with your favourite beer, snacks of choice whilst sipping white russians. **TWO screenings: 1815 and 2045 (note typical trailers / ads run before our films)
**FREE popcorn for those who arrive in dressing gowns and slippers**

Sat 9 Dec


Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12a)

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

Thu 14 Dec, Fri 15 Dec, Sat 16 Dec, Sun 17 Dec, Mon 18 Dec, Tue 19 Dec, Wed 20 Dec, Thu 21 Dec

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