Benalla Ensign

Morning Matinee, April 29

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For matinee lovers, there is a new version of Death On The Nile (M), directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.

It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation for the famous detective, Hercule Poirot.

A river cruise on the Nile, should be a time to put his crime-solving career on hold, but as usual, there is no rest for Agatha Christie’s intrepid detective.

There is a killer on the loose, a crime nobody can solve, what better way for Poirot to spend his vacation.

This great-value movie deal includes morning tea for just $10. The film will screen at 11am with complement­ary morning tea served from 10.30am.

April 30 and May 1

In the double bill on Saturday and Sunday evenings, screening first is, Death On The Nile (M). Screening second is, Tolkien (M), starring Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins and Colm Meaney.

This biographic­al drama focuses on the formative years of English professor J.R.R. Tolkien.

Orphaned at a young age, he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiratio­n among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

The outbreak of World War I threatens to tear the fellowship apart, and would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

These two films will screen on Saturday, April 30, at 6pm and Sunday, May 1, at 5pm.

Fundraiser for Helen Haines

Death On The Nile (M), will be screened on Sunday, May 1, at 12.30pm.

This special Sunday afternoon screening includes a delicious afternoon tea.

Tickets are $25 (no concession­s).

Come along and support your Independen­t local Member of Parliament.

Tickets only available on Trybooking through the cinema’s website.

Fascinatin­g films, May 7 and 8

Screening first in the double bill is The Eyes Of Tammy Faye (M).

An intimate look at the rise, and very public fall from grace in the ’70s and ’80s of controvers­ial power couple, evangelist­s Jim and Tammy Bakker.

They rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest television broadcasti­ng network and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity.

The second film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

Missouri (MA 15+) is a winner of 133 film awards including, Best Actress Oscar for Frances McDormand and a Best Supporting Oscar for Sam Rockwell and also stars Woody Harrelson.

This is an intriguing film which draws the viewer into the tangled web of small town relationsh­ips and lives.

These two films will screen on Saturday, May 7, at 6pm and Sunday, April 24, at 5pm. Tickets for all regular sessions can only be bought at the ticket box.

The candy bar always opens 30 minutes before screening time, so movie lovers can purchase fresh coffee, snacks and famous Swanpool choc-top ice-creams. Pastries are available for a light meal at interval, just order before the first film. EFTPOS is available.

For more informatio­n, go to www.swanpoolci­nema.com. au or phone the cinema on

(03) 5768 2415.

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