CFS is not the only place to watch films in Cheltenham. The Playhouse in Bath Road becomes a cinema several times a year and it is worth exploring.
In September it is putting on five films, starting on 25 September with The Spy Who Loved Me, which it is showing as a tribute to the late Sir Roger Moore. Then, on 26 September, comes Jawbone, a gritty British boxing drama starring Ian McShane and Ray Winstone. On 28 September, the film is The Descent, a 2015 chiller about a caving expedition that goes horribly wrong; possibly not one for the claustrophobic.
On 29 September, Eddie The Eagle gets an airing. A likeable comedy biopic about Cheltenham’s own olympian, Eddie Edwards, it is being screened as a charity event in aid of The Hollie Gazzard Trust and Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals Focus Fund. Then the short season comes to an end with the glorious musical West Side Story on 30 September.
The films all start at 7.45pm and cost £7, with the exception of the charity Eddie The Eagle event, which is £10. Full details from the Playhouse’s website, (www.cheltplayhouse.org.uk), or from its box office (01242 522852).