Variety is the spice of life, and Ilkley Cinema is hoping to prove that this August. With the summer upon us, the main two films this month tick the all-important ‘school holiday’ and ‘summer blockbuster’ boxes. Whether its animated automobiles or epic war movies that float your boat (pun intended), there’s something here for you:
Showing from Friday 4th to Thursday 11th August (106 minutes)
Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan turns his hand to one of the most fascinating stories from the Second World War. The film tells the tale of the heroic evacuation from occupied France in three intertwining stories. Watch out for appearances by Michael Caine (voice only), One Direction’s Harry Styles and Kim Hartman. Yes, Helga from Allo Allo. Bonus fact: she’s the director’s aunt.
Cars 3 (U)
Showing from Friday 4th to Thursday 11th August (109 minutes)
Parents may be concerned that this third instalment of the animated series is three minutes longer than a war epic. However, if anyone can keep the kids hooked, it’s Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen. Cars 3 tells the tale of race car McQueen attempting to keep up with a new breed of speedy motors.
The British Board of Film Classification warns the film contains “very mild threat”, whatever that means. That must land somewhere between “behave during this long film or I’ll swap your sweet popcorn for salty” and “do the washing up or you’ll only get one pony for Christmas, rather than two”.
Tommy’s Honour (PG)
Showing Friday 11th and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 15th to 17th August (112 minutes)
This is a heartfelt tale of the relationship between the father and son credited with developing the modern game of golf. It stars the excellent Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Neds – eclectic) and is directed by Jason Connery – son of Sean and who once sported this classic haircut:
Ilkley Cinema Contact Details
You can find Ilkley Cinema at 46 Leeds Road, LS29 8DP. The phone number is 01943 660 007. Take a look at the Cinemas Near Ilkley page for more details on your movie options within driving distance of LS29.
Jason Connery photo credit: HTV/ITV/Acorn Media.