Graffham Empire Movies

Graffham Empire Movies

Spring 2020 season

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

It has built a tradition of screening great 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.  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.

To help keep GEM financially viable, we are very grateful for the support from a number of local businesses – and encourage filmgoers to support them in return  

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

Saturday 19 January 2020  


R         111 minutes

Based on the incredible life of the iconic novelist Colette who fought for female empowerment and revolutionised literature and fashion in late 19th Century France.

After marrying an older man, she moves from her childhood rural home to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris, where her husband convinces her to write a novel to be published under his name – which becomes a sensation.

With towering performances by Keira Knightley and Dominic West, its beautiful belle epoque costumes, scenery, props and filming make a real treat for the eye.

The GEM committee voted unanimously to open the spring 2020 season with this amazing movie.

 Saturday 15 February 2020


R         121 minutes

Based on the true fantasy that is the life and career of Elton John.

Featuring many of the best-known hits and astonishing costumes that made the singer songwriter one of the biggest superstars worldwide.

A multiple award winner, Taron Egerton puts in a stellar performance in the title role, with Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Gemma Jones also among the cast leads.

Saturday 7 March 2020

Official Secrets (to be confirmed)

R         112 minutes

Another true story – and also featuring Keira Knightley, this time as a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The story made headlines around the world… and the rest, as they say, is history.

The cast includes some of Britain’s brightest current acting talents – Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Northam, Rhys Ifans, Tamsin Greig…

Described by one reviewer as “understated edge-of-the-seat stuff”.

Saturday 25 April 2020

Wild Rose

R         101 minutes

A troubled working class Glaswegian young single mum dreams of becoming a Nashville country star and put right her chaotic life.

BAFTA named Jessie Buckley as one of their “Rising Stars” for 2019, she proves why in the title role, while Julie Walters also headlines as her Mum.

Among its five-star reviews, The Guardian described it as “a rousing, crowd-pleasing movie to set hearts and heels pounding”, while Variety magazine said it “sweeps you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears”.

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