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Graffham Empire Movies

Dates for our 2017-18 Season

Now in it's eleventh year, GEM is pleased to announce we are showing SEVEN films in the Empire Hall during our 2017-18 season.

The screenings will all take place at the Empire Hall, on Saturday evenings, with doors opening at 7 pm for a curtain up at 7.30 pm.

18th November 2017




In LION, five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. With just a small store of memories and his unwavering determination, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.

20th January 2018



Christopher Nolan writes and directs this war drama that tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation during the Second World War.

In May 1940, in the early days of the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk after being pushed back by the German army during the Battle of France, prompting a massive rescue operation to evacuate them. As the evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, gets underway, the soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force holds a shrinking position as the Nazi's advance upon them. Meanwhile, civilian sailors back home are called upon to use whatever vessels they have to aid the rescue effort across the Channel and the Royal Air Force tries to defend the vulnerable troops on the ground from the skies.

The ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles.


17th February 2018 (film tbc)

17th March 2018 (film tbc)

21st April 2018 (film tbc)


If you would like to help GEM by sponsoring our films, or would like to join the committee to help run film nights, please contact Martin Taylor on 01798 867 471.