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Films in Stafford 2022 Lineup of Films with News

Celebrating bringing films to Stafford for over 70 years


Concluding our Spring 2023 season

continues on 23 May2023

in the Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford.





23 May 2023


Director : Oliver Hermanus

Running Time: 102 mins

Country/Year: UK 2022

Cert 12



A remake of Kurusowa’s masterpiece, Ikiru (To Live), 1952.  In 1950s London, Bill Nighy plays Mr Williams, a stiff-upper-lipped accountant who takes stock of his life after receiving a devastating then indulges in an evening of mild debauchery. Later, encouraged by Miss Harris, his only female colleague, he decides to do something, however modest, that will stand as his legacy.  A career best from Bill Nighy, this near-perfect film has won 5-star reviews from Empire and The Guardian. “...the remake of a masterpiece that can stand with the original.” (Sight and Sound).


Member Film Notes for this film can be accessed here:


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A message from Graeme Sillitoe, Chair of the Stafford Film Theatre.

Many of our loyal members and guests at our Autumn season performances will be all too aware that some of our film presentations in the Gatehouse Theatre have not been of the the technical quality we normally expect. Sadly, this has been due to technical and organisational issues within the Gatehouse Theatre itself.

We have approached the Gatehouse Management with a detailed list of these shortcomings, which have included things like running a streamed copy of the film rather than the full professional digital version which we have expected and paid for, leaving lights on in the auditorium and so on....

Gary Stevens, the Gatehouse Manager has responded as follows:



I am writing to you in my capacity as General Manager at the Gatehouse Theatre. On behalf of the team we are truly sorry for the technical glitches that you have encountered over recent weeks whilst visiting the film screenings. We take full responsibility.

I and my technical Manager Wesley, met with Graeme on Friday 27th January 2023 and, having reviewed the incidents, we have taken appropriate action to mitigate these problems going forwards. 

We regret letting you down and hope that we can win back your trust in the weeks to come, once again my sincere apologies.

With regards,

Gary Stevens
General Manager
Gatehouse Theatre Stafford




We hope these glitches haven't spoilt your enjoyment of the films. As a committee, we do want our presentations to be the best that they can in terms of picture and sound quality. With the Gatehouse's commitment to improving their pre-screening checking process, we look forword to bringing you a Spring Season of high quality movies in a high standard theatre environment.

Please get in touch either at a film or through one of the contact email addresses listed on this site, if you'd like to talk about this further. Our aim will always be to try to bring the very best quality performance to our showings and we will work hard not to let you down.


The Stafford Gatehouse Theatre Hearing Induction Loop is now fully operational and should make the film watching experience a great way to enjoy quality films on the Big Screen for all our members and audiences..

Book your tickets by visiting the Gatehouse Box Office:




Spring 2023 Season of films commencing

7 February 2023

7 February 2023 The Banshees of Inisherin
14 February 2023 Decision to Leave
28 February 2023 Mrs Harris Goes to Paris
7 March 2023 Official Competition
14 March 2023 Aftersun
21 March 2023 Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
28 March 2023 Emily
11 April 2023 Broker
18 April 2023 She Said
25 April 2023 No Bears
16 May 2023 Roise and Frank
23 May Living


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



Our Spring 2023 leaflet

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 2022 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.











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