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Films in Stafford 2020 Lineup of Films with News

Celebrating bringing films to Stafford for over 70 years

We're back!!!


The Gatehouse Theatre has re-opened and is welcoming its customers back...

Mindful of guidance from Public Health England, we are pleased to be able to announce the start of our new Autumn 2021 season of 12 films in the Gatehouse Theatre.

We really appreciate the support you all give the Film Theatre, and thank you for your understanding during our period of closure. We will endevour to create as safe and comfortable an environment as we can.

Further details are available from:

Suzan Kerridge membershipSFT@outlook.com or 01785 280566



Our next film on 9th November 2021

in the Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford, is:

Dear Comrades!



Director: Andrei Konchalovsy

Running Time : 120 mins

Russia 2020




Given the events of the last year, we have consciously aimed to provide a season with several uplifting films, including this excellent opening movie.


Shot as if an actual Soviet feature film of 1962, this tells the story of the hushed-up massacre of Novocherkassk workers protesting the state-mandated price rises for essential staples. The city was subsequently sealed off while perceived ringleaders were rounded up, imprisoned or executed. The events are told through Lyuda, a middle-ranking Communist Party official who doggedly persists in believing the party line of sacrifice today for Utopia tomorrow. This is a staggering depiction of real events with intense emotional involvement, superb acting and a compulsive storyline, showing how the Communist ideals differed so much from the reality of everyday life. “Meticulous and majestic” Variety

Click on the pictures to see the Trailer


Click on the pictures above to go to the film trailer..


Book your tickets by visiting the Gatehouse Box Office:




Autumn Season of films commencing 14 September 2021
Date Film
14 September 2021 Nomadland
21 September 2021 After Love
28 September 2021 Another Round
5 October 2021 Limbo
12 October 2021 The Father
26 October 2021 Minari
9 November 2021 Dear Comrades!
16 November 2021 Honeyland
11 January 2022 Sound of Metal
18 January 2022 Les Misérables
25 January 2022 Rocks
1 February 2022 The Duke


Click on the film title above for more details on each film.


Our Autumn 2021


can be viewed here: it shows the quality and diversity of films that we show.

Please click on the picture and then print it if you wish, or look out for our published leaflets to appear in our usual venues!



(Users of some browsers, e.g. Firefox will find the leaflet in their Downloaded Files list)






This is how our audience assessed the films we showed during the Autumn 2019 season

(the last full season we were able to show our film programme)

Click on either picture below




Memberships and Tickets for individual performances can be obtained

through the Box Office in the Gatehouse Theatre, either in person (in advance or on the night), or online.

Please see our ticketing page for more information.


If you are on our e-mail list, we'll also let you know about the films we select and give you

more information about membership, prices, booking tickets and venue.


If you'd like us to let you know about our progamme through our e-mail list, please send an e-mail to


And as an added bonus, when you sign up you'll get a regular email reminder of the film that is coming up each week.

Our Chair Graeme Sillitoe chairSFT@gmail.com

or Secretary Richard Clark 07971 429146

or contact us at filmsinstafford@outlook.com

we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Stafford Film Theatre.

and finally.....



In memoriam - Mark Harrison (1968-2021)


It is with great sadness we report that former Chairman of Stafford Film Theatre Mark Harrison has died, aged 52.

Mark will be remembered by past and present members as a mainstay of the film theatre over many years. For over twenty years he gave dedicated service to the delivery and presentation of good films in Stafford.

Click here to read a fuller appreciation










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