Cinema Club celebrate Shakespeare on the big screen

Laurence Olivier's 1944 version of Henry V
Laurence Olivier's 1944 version of Henry V
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It’s 400 years since Shakespeare died and globally, nationally and locally there have been many celebrations of his life and work.

Have you joined in any of the celebrations yet or are you waiting for the perfect one to come along?

Lynn Community Cinema Club may well have the answer. On Thursday, July 14, there will be a chance to explore the history and significance of screen adaptations of Shakespeare from the silent era to the present day.

Clips will include a wonderful silent, hand-tinted Italian version of Merchant of Venice, Olivier’s rousing and patriotic Henry V, which was designed to raise morale as the Second World War drew to an end, as well as insights into how Richard III can become a successful gangster movie!

This film appreciation event will be led by Sue Burge and starts at 7.30pm in the Great Hall, Thoresby College, and costs £5 for members and their guests and £6 for non-members, including a glass of wine.

You can email to book your place, further details on

And that’s not all! In partnership with King’s Lynn Festival, the Cinema Club is screening the latest version of Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, on Saturday, July 23, at 11am in St George’s Guildhall. The film has a local connection – watch out for Ely Cathedral masquerading as the interior of Macbeth’s Castle!

Tickets are available from the Festival Box Office at Lynn Corn Exchange.