Best of World Cinema including blockbusters, kids screen films, foreign language, documentary and cultural film. Comfortable seating, a state of the art digital projector, Dolby Digital Sound & a fully licensed auditorium. 
 
Please Note: The Forum Cinema is currently closed until further notice
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Dear Customers 
 
We have taken the decision to close The Forum Cinema today, Wednesday 18 March, until further notice. 
 
This decision was made in light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the recent government advice which we continue to carefully monitor and follow. 
 
We deeply value our movie-loving customers and your health and wellbeing is our number one priority during this difficult time. 
We are proactively contacting any customers that have already made a payment to arrange a refund. 
 
All of our other centres including Berzerk, Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum Leisure Centre and Mounts Baths are still fully open with full use of the gym, classes, racket sports and swimming pools. 
 
As ever we look forward to welcoming you to our centres and please be assured that we look forward to welcoming you back to The Forum Cinema as soon as possible to enjoy a full slate of film releases. 
 
Thank you for your continued support. 
 
Best Wishes 
 
Ian Redfern 
Managing Director 
 
 
 
So I dearly hope, as a fan of the cinema, that any light at the end of the tunnel of this period in history includes the Xenon bulb that so many of us worship. Since big-screen exhibition has fought in recent years to combat the comforts of home cinema, the climb back from this shuttering of picture palaces may be tougher than ever, especially for many independent cinemas that you may cherish. So how can you, a fan of cinema, help the big screens out there that you adore even as their doors stay closed? 
 
One way of showing your unwavering support is to become a member of your favourite cinema. After you’ve read this, why not buy a membership for yourself, or for someone close to you. Buy some gift cards. Donate where you can. Consider, if you can afford to, not asking for your unlimited subscription to be refunded. Yes, you may not be able to go back in the coming months, but you’ll feel better for having helped now than if you later found your local church of cinema had been forced to close for good. I myself have been buying memberships to cinemas I frequent that I hadn’t already joined. This is not a luxury that everyone can afford, but for those who can, think of the many hard-working staff at your favourite cinemas who may have just lost their jobs. This might help ensure they have a place of work to return to. 
When this is all over, I can’t wait to get back in there and support my favourite cinemas in any way I can, even if it means watching way too many commercials, sitting through trailers that I’ve already seen several thousand times, and watching a franchise film that could easily lose 15 to 20 minutes (whispers: “They all can”). 
My life was forever changed by a cinema trip when I was three years old (Star Wars in 1978 at the Galaxy Cinema on Hinton Road in Bournemouth), and I’ve spent the best part of my career trying to recreate the magic of that night out by making the films I’d want to see as an audience member. I promise to keep doing that and everything I can to still give movie acolytes a place of congregation. Stay safe out there and I’ll see you at the big screen as soon as we are able. Giant Buttons are on me*. 
Edgar Wright (Film Maker) 
(*Not legally binding) 

Accessing Film & Theatre from your sofa 

The National Theatre are using You Tube to stream a free theatre production a week starting with "One Man, Two Guvnors" with James Corden  
and for those of you missing your Foreign Film fix. Modern Films are releasing The Perfect Candidate (PG) Online for £9.99 and donating 10% to a independent cinema of your choice. 
Haifaa Al Mansour, the trailblazing director of Wadjda, brings you the story of a young female Saudi doctor challenging her local community and their ways of thinking. #ThePerfectCandidate is available as a digital cinema offering. Watch now on modernfilms.com and part of the proceeds will go to an indie cinema of your choice. Choose Forum Cinema from the drop down menu while purchasing, and support our cinema during this difficult time! 
The Perfect Candidate (PG) 
1h 41mins | Arabic language with English subtitles 
Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour 
Starring by Dae Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani, Nora Al Awadh 
Venice Film Festival | BFI London Film Festival | Sundance Film Festival 
The release is being backed by BFI Lottery Funds 
Synopsis 
After her debut feature Wadjda (2012) broke new ground as the first-ever film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia — and the first made by a Saudi woman — director Haifaa Al Mansour returns to the kingdom with The Perfect Candidate, a tale of one woman's quest to challenge not only the system but also herself. 
Reviews 
Essential Film of 2020 ★★★★ “Fiery and Headstrong“ The Guardian 
★★★★★ “Joyride to new political territory” Evening Standard 
★★★★ Little White Lies 
★★★★ The Skinny 
★★★★ “Compelling and timely” Empire 
★★★★ “Groundbreaking…powerful parable of feminism at the sharp end” Time Out 
★★★★ The Independent 
★★★★ “a charming, sensitive and important piece of work” Film Stories 
★★★★ “a wonderful, hope-filled testament to the indomitable human spirit” Metro 
★★★★ “This Saudi tale is the perfect streamer” The Times 
★★★★ “it is a rousing and eye-opening ride” Morning Star 
★★★★★ Vulturehound 
“Smashes the Saudi glass ceiling“ Total Film 
“Enthralling work of subtle power“ Backseat Mafia 
“A timely, spirited feel-good movie“ Punch Drunk Critics 
“A striking achievement“ Cinema Escapist 
 
 
 

Ticket Prices 

Prices from 13 March 2020 
Evening Screening 
Silver Screen&Matinees 
Kids Screen & Pre-school Screenings 
New "Four Quid Fursday " Every Thursday Evening  
(Promotion runs from Thursday 19 March) 
£4.00 all non members 
& Leisure Cards 
— 
— 
Adult 
£6.90  
£5.40 
£5.30 
Adult - Leisure Card member 
£6.40 
£4.30 
£4.80 
Junior (2-15 years)* 
  
  
£4.40 
Junior - Leisure Card Member (2-15 years)* 
  
  
£4.10 
Concession 
£5.80 
  
  
Concession - Leisure Card  
£5.50 
  
  
Junior Active DD Membership 
FREE 
  
FREE 
Supergold DD Membership 
FREE 
FREE 
FREE 
55+ Membership 
FREE 
FREE 
FREE 
*Babies under 2 and not taking up a seat are free. A charge will be required for children aged 2 and over regardless of whether they take up a seat. 
 
Evening Screenings - Daily 
Silver Screens - Every Tuesday morning at 10.30am and most Thursday mornings 
Kids Screens - Daytime screenings throughout School Holidays and Saturdays & Sundays during term time 
It is advised that customers should arrive early to avoid disappointment as the screenings can be busy and there is no allocated seating. 
Forum Cinema 
Billing Brook Road 
Wellingborough Road 
Weston Favell 
Northampton 
NN3 8JR 
 
Tel: 01604 838333 
FREE Parking 
Available in the Leisure Centre car parks and FREE parking is also available at Weston Favell shopping Centre for up to 4 Hours 
How to find us 
The Forum Cinema is located near Weston Favell Shopping Centre and within the Lings Forum Leisure complex. 
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