Ramshackle Cinema is now Ryde Lions Cinema – please click for details

We are delighted to announce that the Ryde Lions will be taking over Ramshackle Cinema as from the start of the autumn season 2018.

The cinema will be re-named The Ryde Lions’ Cinema but, otherwise, there will be very little change.  Tickets will still be £10 each, to include the film and the Ryde Lions’ delicious afternoon tea, and advance booking is requested, please. Details of forthcoming films will appear on the Ryde Lions Facebook site, which you can access here:



Gordon Barton of the Ryde Lions will be taking bookings for The Ryde Lions’ Cinema.  His contact details are: email: rydelionscinema1@gmail.com:  phone: 01983 615458.  For details of all future events please email Gordon to be put on the mailing list.

Autumn schedule

The Ryde Lions will be presenting the following films in Bembridge Village Hall this autumn, all to be followed by a splendid afternoon tea as usual:

14 October @ 3pm: Opera with Plácido Domingo: Luisa Fernanda (U)

Plácido Domingo heads an internationally renowned cast in Emilio Sagi’s stylish new production for Madrid’s Teatro Real of Moreno Torroba’s enduring Zarzuela (a wonderfully tuneful Spanish light opera). The story itself is set in the Spanish capital. Jesus Lopez Cobos conducts the Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real. This is a real charmer of an opera with accessible tunes, Latin flair and exquisite singing. If you like Carmen, you’ll love this!

21 October @ 3pm: Darkest Hour (PG)

The thrilling true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award winner Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

18 November @ 3pm:  A United Kingdom (12A)

A United Kingdom, starring Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo, tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

The Ryde Lions will also be serving afternoon tea at Tea at the Opera to be held on 2 December at 3.30pm in Bembridge Village Hall when Annalisa Vaughan and her friends from Project:Opera will be back for another operatic extravaganza.  Tickets are £20 each (£15 concessions), to include the concert and a full afternoon tea.  Advance booking is requested, please.  For further details and to book for this event, please contact Annalisa:  email: annalisa.vaughan@talktalk.net; mobile 07757 965339.

Thank you for all your support for Ramshackle over the years.  We have had huge fun and made some great friends.  We are sure that, with your continued support, the cinema will go from strength-to-strength in the capable hands of the Ryde Lions, and we wish them all the very best.


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