Graffham Empire Movies

Autumn 2019 season

Graffham Empire Movies (GEM) has been bringing some of the latest and greatest blockbusters to the silver screen in our very own village for many years now, in conjunction with West Sussex-based professional touring cinema Cinema2U.

It has built a tradition of screening great quality films with an opportunity for friends and neighbours to meet and greet, and all at prices which represent incredible value compared with the big town cinemas.

Doors open at 7 pm  for screenings at 7.30 pm  unless otherwise indicated.  Tickets are sold at the door – £7.50 for adults and £5 for under 18s.

Refreshments are available from the bar before the screening and during the interval – cold and hot drinks and tasty nibbles.  There will be changes to the usual range on offer in the coming season.

The 2019-20 season has a musical theme – a mixed bag of highly acclaimed titles, with a varying twist of music about them in one way or another.

To help keep GEM financially viable, we are very grateful to the support from a number of local businesses – and encourage filmgoers to support them in return:  (NB list to be confirmed)    Maybe put the bullets in different colours?

  • Foresters Arms, Graffham
  • Graffham Village Shop
  • Harwoods of Pulborough LandRover
  • Hennings Wine Merchants, Petworth
  • Jackson Stops, Midhurst
  • White Horse, Graffham

Contact:   Sally Blunt on 01798 867 346


Upcoming Movies:

Saturday 21 September 2019           Doors open at 7 pm for 7.30 pm screening

Bohemian Rhapsody

PG-13  134 minutes

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their astonishing lead singer Freddie Mercury.  The only thing more extraordinary than their music is their story.

Rami Malek won an Oscar and BAFTA as best actor for his lead role.  The film won three other Oscars and a second BAFTA along with a trophy cabinet full of other awards.

Feel free to come in Queen fancy dress!

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 Saturday 26 October 2019   Doors open at 6 pm for 6.30 pm screening

Fisherman’s Friends

12A     112 minutes

Based on the unlikely true story of ten fisherman from a tiny Cornish village who are signed by one of the world’s biggest recording companies and achieve a Top 10 hit with their debut album of traditional sea shanties.

A charming, gentle comedy, with some wonderful singing harmonies and breathtaking shots of one of England’s most photogenic counties (outside West Sussex).  A British gem described by one critic as “2019’s feel good film, guaranteed to left lift the spirits for years to come – it’s just such a lovely movie”.

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Saturday 16 November 2019            Doors open at 6 pm for 6.30 pm screening

Mary Poppins Returns

PG       130 minutes

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

Starring Emily Blunt in the title role, with Ben Whishaw, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and even, from the original, Dick Van Dyke.

Songs, dancing, live action mixed with cartoons, a multiple award nominee.

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Dates for 2020 spring 

Saturdays –  l 18 JANUARY l 15 FEBRUARY l 7 MARCH l 25 APRIL

These are some of the movies on our shortlist for spring – email us at or tell us on a film night which you would really love to see!

Downton Abbey

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Wild Rose

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Lion King

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Swimming With Men

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Got a film you’d like to see screened in Graffham?  Let us know at any film night or email

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