splendid-cinema-logoWorcester Film Festival

We are very excited to announce that Worcester Film Festival returns to Worcester Arts Workshop from 6th-8th November. We are still in the stages of finalising the programme for this but check back here soon for the full details!




Splendid Cinema Listings


Tokyo Tribe Poster4 October, 2015: Tokyo Tribe (Japan, Shion Sono, 2014) 120 min

Utterly bonkers Japanese hip-hop musical about warring gangs in a dystopic future Tokyo. Sono demonstrates he is one of the most fascinating filmmakers working in Japan today. Based on Manga series.






White God Poster18 October, 2015: White God (Hungary, Kornel Mundruczó, 2014) 120 min

Powerful allegory about an abandoned dog who starts a revolution. At once touching and terrifying, White God contains some of the most intense and harrowing sequences ever filmed. Warning, while this is a film for all animal lovers, some parts of the film viewers may find upsetting.






Rocky Horror Picture Show poster*31 October, 2015: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (USA, Jim Sharman, 1975) 100 min

Just for Halloween! A special screening of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show!! Dress up, shout out the lines, throw toast & confetti, and get ready to do the Time Warp (again!). Note: film starts at 20:00 and you’ll still be able to make the parties around town.




Baby poster8 November, 2015: Baby (India, Neeraj Pandey, 2015) 160 min

An action-packed Bollywood extravaganza about an elite counter-terrorism unit trying to prevent a massive attack in New Dehli. Baby is the highest rated Bollywood film on IMDB (as of time of writing), with a score of 8.2!






Mommy poster22 November, 2015: Mommy (Canada, Xavier Dolan, 2014) 140 min

An intense drama about a single mother trying to raise her delinquent son, filmed in a style one can only describe as “Canadian Social Realism”. When screened at the 2014 Cannes film festival, Mommy was given a five minute standing ovation, before going on to sweep the 2014 Genie Awards (Canadian Oscars). The performances are breath-taking; some of the finest film acting you will ever see.



 Wild Tales poster6 December, 2015: Wild Tales (Argentina, Damian Szifron, 2014) 120 min


Finishing off 2015, Splendid Cinema is proud to present possibly our favourite film in the season. Wild Tales are six, unrelated short stories which manage to be funny, romantic, tragic and utterly unpredictable. Nominated for the Oscar (Best Film Not in the English Language), Palme D’or at Cannes and for Spain’s Goya awards; swept Argentina’s version of the Oscars too. Not to be missed!

All films are Sunday evenings from 18:00 and at the Worcester Arts Workshop. Admission is £5.


Help Splendid Cinema return with gusto!

So what has happened to Splendid Cinema? Well, during the recent changes at the Worcester Arts Workshop, Splendid Cinema was put into limbo. In particular, we needed to find new equipment in order to show films.

The BFI & Saville AV are sponsoring a Community Cinema competition. Prize includes “a 4000 Lumen Projector, Projection Screen, Full HD Smart Blu-ray player, Amplifier, Speakers with stands and a Magic Movie Mobile to keep everything safe in!” Winning this competition would mean Worcester has a permanent independent cinema at the Worcester Arts Workshop! Details of the competition can be found here:

As part of Spendid Cinema’s application to the competition, we are running a petition to Saville AV demonstrating the community support for Splendid Cinema. If you want to see Splendid Cinema return to the Worcester Arts Workshop, if you want to see independent cinema playing in Worcester, please sign our petition:

We’ll post more details and information as we get it!

Also look at Splendid Cinemas website here