Thursday 8 March
Lift to the Scaffold (PG)
Known in the US as Elevator to the Gallows, few debuts come punchier, cooler, and more influential than Louis Malle’s 1958 thriller about a Parisian murder plan unravelling, scene by fateful scene; the ingenuity of the plot evokes Hitchcock.
Jeanne Moreau is captivating as the woman unhappily married to a wealthy arms dealer, who hatches the perfect plan with her lover to eliminate him. And as if the gorgeous photography, ingeniously twisty plot and performances were not enough, the film has the coolest of cool jazz scores, brilliantly improvised by Miles Davis with a group of French musicians.
Your Village Cinema
Hurst Village Cinema is an award winning, volunteer run, not for profit community cinema, which was established in 2011.
The aim of the Village Cinema is to provide the residents of Hurstpierpoint and the surrounding area with access to a diverse range of the best films available from around the world, as well as independent US and British films classics and forgotten or overlooked gems. We also offer fantastic Live Broadcasts from National Theatre Live.
We are a member of Cinema for All, the umbrella organisation which has been representing the film society movement since 1946.
We are also members of the British Film Institute Neighbourhood Cinema and Film Hub South East.
All of these organisations share the aim to support and improve cinema provision to all communities.
How to Buy Tickets
Tickets can be bought at Mishon Mackay on Hurstpierpoint High Street, or online through the Buy Tickets page on this website.
No Membership Required
It is not necessary to be a member of the Village Cinema to come and see our films, we are open to all. But membership does have strong benefits for you and it helps to support us, so do consider joining.
It is only £10 to become a member and for that you get £2 off ticket prices for films and £4 off ticket Prices for Live Broadcasts. Membership is valid for 12 months from the date you join, so you can join at any time to enjoy a full year of cinematic and theatrical adventures.
Where Films are Screened
147 High Street
Players Theatre Hurstpierpoint
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