WEEKEND WEB: Oscars’ finest are coming to Spalding

Finding Your Feet stars Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton and Celia Imrie.
Finding Your Feet stars Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton and Celia Imrie.
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We look ahead to some of the great movies coming to the South Holland Centre.

Oscar nominations are out, and South Holland Centre audiences have already enjoyed a couple of titles vying for Best Picture.

The Shape of Water has been nominated for 13 Academy Awards.

The Shape of Water has been nominated for 13 Academy Awards.

Wartime movies Dunkirk and Darkest Hour were hugely popular here in Spalding, attracting around 1,500 ticket buyers per title.

But there are more Best Picture nominated movies to come.

We are currently screening Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri with showings today (Tue 20) at 2pm and 7.30pm, and a final screening tomorrow at 7.30pm.

Hot on its heels are screenings of Steven Spielberg’s The Post, portraying events surrounding the publication of the Pentagon Papers which studied America’s involvement in Vietnam. Screenings run from Friday 23 to Wednesday February 28.

The Academy Awards ceremony takes place in the early hours of Monday March 5 (GMT), which broadly coincides with the launch of our new film season.

There are lots of Oscar hopefuls in the new programme, including a much-rumoured swansong for Daniel Day-Lewis in the sumptuous romantic drama Phantom Thread from Monday March 12; bookies’ Best Picture favourite, Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy The Shape of Water, featuring a terrific performance by Sally Hawkins from Saturday March 31; the heartfelt coming of age comedy drama Lady Bird, starring Best Actress nominee Saoirse Ronan, which runs from Friday April 6; and I, Tonya, which sees Oscar shortlist nominee Margot Robbie giving an incredible portrayal of disgraced US figure skating champion Tonya Harding, from Tuesday April 10.

Meanwhile, we’re predicting a very busy Box Office for the feel-good comedy Finding Your Feet from Monday March 26.

The movie follows snobbish Sandra, who reluctantly tries to rebuild her life living with her bohemian sister after discovering her husband’s affair and stars a host of British baby boomer talent including Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and Celia Imrie.

Details of the full movie programme through to April, including certificates and screening times, is available on our website now.