cult night, sunday films and other events & screenings...

In accordance with the current Government Coronovirus guidelines, it is with regret, we have to announce that all screenings at The Old Waterworks and The Palace Theatre have been cancelled until further notice.  

Upcoming Events...

Cult Night

The White Bus Cinema || Friday 20th March || 6.30pm

Alone in the Dark: Over 80 years of Stalk and Slash, in association with The White Bus Cinema, presents

 

EVIL LAUGH- 1986- DOMINICK BRASCIA.

An old orphanage has just been rebuilt after it was mysteriously burned to the ground over a decade ago following accusations of child molestation and abuse by Martin, whose own father committed suicide out of shame. Needless to say, he couldn't prove his innocence, suffered a psychotic breakdown which subsequently led to him systematically slaughter the other occupants, including the kids, particularly the accusers, before perishing in the blaze that followed. Now a group of med-students is brought in by a seemingly benevolent doctor turned pediatrician, Jerry who seeks to fix the place up as less an institution more of a foster home. One of the students is set on dwelling there at this current position, while the others are set on helping them settle in. But soon they'll discover that our current owner has been secretly disposed of by an intruder, who is still lurking close by. Jerry's (now ex) fiancée Connie, Barney (who said his farewell to Jerry moments before meeting his end) ..

 

CHEERLEADER CAMP aka BLOODY POM POMS-1988-JOHN QUINN

Alison follows her friends to a summer camp for cheerleaders. But she is having bad nightmares. Her boyfriend has followed her to the camp but he seems to be more interested in the other girls, girls who sooner or later are found brutally murdered. Alison starts to believe that she has a split-personality who kills them.

 

 

Doors open at 6.30pm, first film 7.00pm
Tickets: £5 (No pre-booking) Seating is limited.
Ample parking, DVD/BDs and merchandise on sale, refreshments.
The White Bus Cinema, The Old Waterworks, North Road, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7AB

Carousel (1956) Dementia Friendly Screening

The Palace Theatre || Sunday 26 April || 2.00pm

Certificate ‘U’ / 138mins

Based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, this film follows the romance of Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae), a charming carousel barker, and Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones), a pretty worker from a nearby mill. When the attractive young couple gets married, they also both find themselves unemployed, which puts a strain on their relationship. When Billy finds out that Julie is pregnant, he resorts to extreme measures to get money, a decision that leads to tragedy.

This film screening is a dementia friendly event and although is not exclusively for people with dementia, it is particularly suitable for people affected by dementia, their partners, family members and people who care for them professionally. Everyone is welcome but please be aware that there may be people talking during the film, moving around and leaving the cinema.

Screening starts at 2.00pm.

Tickets £5.50 plus £1.50 booking fee, available in advance from www.palacetheatresouthend.co.uk / 01702 351135 or on the door.

Downton Abbey (2019)

The Palace Theatre || Sunday 26th April || 7:30pm

Certificate ‘PG’ / 115 mins

DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the  beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives.  A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.  Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast. 

Screening starts at 7:30pm, the bar opens at 6pm

Tickets £6, plus £1.50 booking fee, available in advance from www.palacetheatresouthend.co.uk / 01702 351135 or on the door.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

The Palace Theatre || Sunday 7th June || 2.00pm

Certificate 'U' 86mins

Max faces some major changes after his owner Katie gets married and now has a child. On a family trip to the countryside, Max meets a farm dog named Rooster, and both attempt to overcome his fears. Meanwhile, Gidget tries to rescue Max's favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment, and Snowball sets on a mission to free a white tiger named Hu from a circus.

This film screening is a toddler-friendly event and although is not exclusively for people with children, it is particularly suitable for parents/carers and their babies, toddlers and siblings. Everyone is welcome but please be aware that there will be a relaxed attitude to noise and there may be people moving around and leaving the cinema. The film will be played at a softer volume and the auditorium will be lit.

Screening starts at 2:00pm, the theatre opens at 1.00pm.

Tickets £4.00 plus £1.50 booking fee, available in advance from www.palacetheatresouthend.co.uk / 01702 351135 or on the door. Under 2s go free!

Knives Out (2019)

The Palace Theatre || Sunday 7th June || 7:30pm

Certificate ‘12A’ / 124 mins

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

Screening starts at 7:30pm, the bar opens at 6pm

Tickets £6, plus £1.50 booking fee, available in advance from www.palacetheatresouthend.co.uk / 01702 351135 or on the door.

Guys and Dolls (1955) Dementia Friendly Screening

The Palace Theatre || Sunday 20 September || 2.00pm

Certificate ‘U’ / 150mins

Romantic musical comedy. A top gambler, Sky Masterson, on a visit to New York, makes a $1000 bet with local crap game organizer Nathan Detroit that he can make any girl go to Havana with him. But Nathan nominates the upright Sarah Brown, of the Save a Soul mission, and Sky is at a loss as to how to induce her to join him. Nathan badly needs to win the bet, as he needs the money to rent a safe venue for an impending crap game which lots of high rollers are in town to attend. Nathan also faces trouble dealing with his girlfriend Miss Adelaide, lead showgirl at The Hot Box, who has told her family that they are married with five children. When Sky learns that the mission must attract some sinners or face closure, he sees the chance he needs to win his bet, but with his feelings for Sarah deepening, not all runs as smoothly as he has planned.

This film screening is a dementia friendly event and although is not exclusively for people with dementia, it is particularly suitable for people affected by dementia, their partners, family members and people who care for them professionally. Everyone is welcome but please be aware that there may be people talking during the film, moving around and leaving the cinema.

Screening starts at 2.00pm.

Tickets £5.50 plus £1.50 booking fee, available in advance from www.palacetheatresouthend.co.uk / 01702 351135 or on the door.

Frozen II (2019)

The Palace Theatre || Sunday 11th October || 2.00pm

Certificate 'U' 103 mins

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough.

This film screening is a toddler-friendly event and although is not exclusively for people with children, it is particularly suitable for parents/carers and their babies, toddlers and siblings. Everyone is welcome but please be aware that there will be a relaxed attitude to noise and there may be people moving around and leaving the cinema. The film will be played at a softer volume and the auditorium will be lit.

Screening starts at 2:00pm, the theatre opens at 1.00pm.

Tickets £4.00 plus £1.50 booking fee, available in advance from www.palacetheatresouthend.co.uk / 01702 351135 or on the door. Under 2s go free!

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The White Bus is a creative

film production company based in Southend.

Our services include filming and post production, and animation. We also offer exhibition and 

education space as

well as a 50 seat cinema. 

get in touch

The White Bus Ltd
The Old Waterworks
North Road
Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS0 7AB

e // info@thewhitebus.org.uk

t // 07981 824283

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