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:
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
Unbreakable/Split *DOUBLE FEATURE* (15)
Factory Cinema Co and Mockingbird Cinema presents a M. Night Shyamalan Double Bill too twisty to miss!
Unbreakable (12): David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is the sole survivor of a devastating train wreck. Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) is a mysterious stranger who offers a bizarre explanation as to why David escaped without a single scratch; an explanation which threatens to change David’s family and his life forever.
Split (15): Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all of the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter.
Thu 17 Aug
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (12a)
The latest film by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) is based on the French sci-fi comic book series Valérian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin & illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. Dane DeHaan (Valerian) and Cara Delevingne (Laureline) star in the lead roles in the movie where humans form a special police division to preserve peace through the universe, with the likes of Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Clive Owen, and Herbie Hancock in supporting roles.
Fri 18 Aug, Sat 19 Aug, Sun 21 Aug, Tue 22 Aug, Wed 23 Aug, Thu 24 Aug
The Running Man (18) – SOLD OUT
FREE screening celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary!
In the year 2019, America is a totalitarian state where the favorite television program is “The Running Man” — a game show in which prisoners must run to freedom to avoid a brutal death. Having been made a scapegoat by the government, an imprisoned Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has the opportunity to make it back to the outside again by being a contestant on the deadly show, although the twisted host, Damon Killian (Richard Dawson), has no intention of letting him escape.
Mon 21 Aug
Drop Dead Fred (Rik Mayall Night – includes film & quiz) (12)
A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.
Tue 22 Aug
Spice World (PG)
20th Anniversary Spice World Party!
World famous pop group The Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.
Fri 25 Aug
Harry Potter 8 Film Marathon (12a)
Join us as we enter Hogwarts for a truly magical weekend, yep, you guessed i were showing all eight Harry Potter Films back to back.
Dig out your cloaks, mount your broomsticks and don’t forget your wand! We’ll see you at the gates.
12:00 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
14:50 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
17:45 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
20:15 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
12:00 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
14:35 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
17:20 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
20:15 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
We will try and stick to timings as best as possible but this will be the earliest each film will start. Plenty of time between films to grab a Butter beer from the bar, a Harry Potter Burger (Veg and Vegan available) and sweets.
* Muggles Not Allowed // Works out to £4 per film //
Sat 26 & 27 Aug
The Terminator (15)
Disguised as a human, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. Sarah is targeted because Skynet knows that her unborn son will lead the fight against them. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she and Kyle attempt to escape.
Mon 28 Aug
No Country For Old Men (18)
While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.
Tue 29 Aug
Once (+ live music) (15)
Factory Cinema Co and Mockingbird Cinema present an evening of live music and film. Beginning at 7pm with live music from Kyle Parsons, followed by the modern classic, Once, on the big screen at 8pm.
Ticktets £7 plus booking fee.
A vacuum repairman (Glen Hansard) moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova), who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.
Wed 30 Aug
Carlito’s Way/Scarface (De Palma Double Bill) (18)
Carlito’s Way: A free man after years in prison, Carlito Brigante (Al Pacino) intends to give up his criminal ways, but it’s not long before the ex-con is sucked back into the New York City underworld. Reconnecting with his dancer girlfriend, Gail (Penelope Ann Miller), Carlito gets entangled in the shady dealings of his friend Dave Kleinfeld (Sean Penn), who also serves as his lawyer. When Carlito and Kleinfeld run afoul of shifty gangster Benny Blanco (John Leguizamo), it sets them on a dangerous path.
Scarface: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.
Thu 31 Aug
“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
Fri 1 Sep, Sat 2 Sep, Sun 3 Sep, Mon 4 Sep, Tue 5 Sep, Wed 6 Sep, Thu 7 Sep
Planet Of The Apes Trilogy (12)
The Mockingbird and Factory Cinema Co presents the Planet of the Apes Trilogy! Just £15 for all three movies!
Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Will Rodman (James Franco), a scientist in San Francisco, is experimenting with a drug that he hopes will cure his father’s (John Lithgow) Alzheimer’s disease. After his work is deemed a failure, Will becomes the guardian of Caesar, an infant chimp who was exposed in-utero to Will’s drug. Caesar displays unusual intelligence, and Will decides to continue his experiments secretly. But as Caesar’s intellect and abilities grow, he comes to represent a threat to man’s dominion over Earth.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Ten years after simian flu wiped out much of the world’s homosapiens, genetically enhanced chimpanzee Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his ever-growing band of followers have established a thriving colony just outside San Francisco in Muir Woods. Meanwhile, a small band of human survivors emerges, which forces Caesar — as leader — to grapple with the dual challenge of protecting his people and re-establishing a relationship with the remaining human population — the latter being Caesar’s secret wish.
War of the Planet of the Apes: In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Sun 3 Sep
(500) Days Of Summer (12)
Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life.
Fri 22 Sep
Clive Barker’s classic horror movie is being re-released in a glorious 2k presentation for its 30th Anniversary. “We’ll Tear Your Soul Apart.”
Sexual deviant Frank (Sean Chapman) inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank’s body apart. When Frank’s brother (Andrew Robinson) and his wife, Julia (Clare Higgins), move into Frank’s old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself.
Fri 13 Oct, Sat 14 Oct, Sun 15 Oct