Peterloo ~ 20th January 2019

Peterloo ~ 20th January 2019

Sunday 20th January at 7.00 p.m.

Admission: £4 ~ all seats unreserved. Doors open 30 min before screening.

Certificate PG ~ 154 minutes.

Writer/Director: Mike Leigh

Starring: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell and Rachel Finnegan

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression.

The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Doors open 30 min. before screenings for Front Row and Sunday cinema.
Ricks Café is open for tea, coffee and refreshments on Sundays for 30 min. prior to screenings.

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