Genius Month: Matilda Screening

January 21st

Our month of the mastermind appreciation continues on into January with Danny DeVito’s big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic heartwarming tale, Matilda.

The plot follows a precocious and highly-intelligent young girl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), as she attempts to make her way in the world despite the neglect she suffers at the hands of her ignorant, cruel and decidedly low-brow father (DeVito), mother (real-life wife, Rhea Pearlman) and older brother.

As she grows older, she realises that her abilities extend far beyond the above-average and into the realms of the extraordinary – moving objects seemingly with the use of her mind alone.

Not until her teacher, Miss Honey (Embeth Davitz) shows her kindness for the first time does she realise that she can use her telekenetic powers to do something about her suffering, and help her friends along the way.

It’s not long until our pantomime villains, from the awful Miss Trunchbull (Pam Ferris) – headmistress of her miserable school Crunchem Hall – her parents, and older brother, begin to feel her ire in this thoroughly enjoyable tale of poetic justice.

Come and play some mind games with us. Tickets are £15 each, but you can get a third off two or more when you use the code ‘matilda’ at checkout. Complimentary cocktail and free snacks included as standard.

FORMAT

Arrival – Attendees will arrive through the doors of our liquor store at 6:30pm to allow time for them to settle in and purchase any beer, wine, or other refreshments they like. Alternatively, guests can make their way down into our Cellar Bar to select their complimentary cocktail for the night.

Screening – Then, guests will be invited upstairs to our new 52-seater cinema room, where at 7pm sharp the film will begin.

Afters – After the show, attendees will be invited back down to the Cellar Bar, where you can drink, discuss, and continue your evening. Reservations recommended, although not mandatory.

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“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”