14th April 2018 : Cinema


Screen Shaftesbury Presents:


Starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, Hampstead is a charming romantic comedy set around the beautiful Hampstead Heath in London, a quiet piece of countryside in a vast metropolis. Living on the edge of the Heath, Emily Walters (Keaton) can’t quite focus on the things that need attention in her life, like her lovely old apartment, her diminishing finances or even her son. Everything changes when she meets the eccentric, unkempt Donald (Gleeson), who has lived harmoniously on the Heath for 17 years in a ramshackle hut. Now, property developers are attempting to evict him. As Emily steps up to defend Donald in the escalating battle, she soon finds that, despite his gruff exterior, there is something special about this gentle and unconventional man.

Inspired by a true story, Hampstead is a warm, funny and life-affirming tale about two very different people who find unexpected love and discover that age is no barrier to second chances.

Genre: Comedy, romance, drama

Certificate: 12A

Box Office is open on the day from 10am to 12 noon, and again from 7pm in the evening. Doors open at 7.00pm (show starts at 7.30pm)



Although the prime function of the theatre is to provide stage productions, we also show films.

In 2001 Dawlish Repertory Company made a successful bid to The Lottery “Awards for All” Scheme to fund the purchase of cinema equipment. It was felt that we could offer the town a cinema; something which has been missing for many years.

The facilities in the theatre have been expanded to offer full surround sound. In January 2017 the projector was upgraded to a Hitachi 5000 lumens projector, and a digital cinema mixer was installed.

The Box Office opens on the morning of the films from 10:00am to 12:00pm for callers in person and telephone bookings.