Sorry to Bother You  15  

Sorry to Bother You
Until Thu 20 Dec
Film
Musician and activist Boots Riley makes an incredible debut with this breathlessly inventive and funny fantastical satire about a black telemarketer who uses his 'white voice' to get a promotion in a horrible corporation.

Three Identical Strangers  12A  

Three Identical Strangers
Until Thu 20 Dec
Film
The astonishing true story of three 19-year-old men who made the chance discovery that they were identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents - but then later go on to uncover an extraordinary, disturbing secret about their unique situation.

The Last Movie  15  

The Last Movie
Until Thu 20 Dec
Film
Dennis Hopper followed the enormous success of Easy Rider with this exuberant passion project – a delirious, free-wheeling epic production shot in Central America with an incredible cast and an ambition to re-invent American cinema.

Lizzie  15  

Lizzie
Until Thu 20 Dec
Film
Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart star in this gripping feminist interpretation of the 1892 Lizzie Borden murders.

The House That Jack Built  18  PS

The House That Jack Built
Until Thu 20 Dec
Film
The enfant terrible of arthouse cinema Lars von Trier (Nymphomaniac, Antichrist) returns with his most provocative work to date in this nasty, confrontational and highly divisive serial killer thriller starring Matt Dillon.

The Long Day Closes  PG   Terence Davies Season

The Long Day Closes
Mon 17 - Tue 18 Dec
Film
Terence Davies's lyrical hymn to childhood revisits the same territory as his award-winning Distant Voices, Still Lives, this time focusing on his own memories of growing up in a working-class Catholic family in Liverpool.

Paddington  PG  

Paddington
Fri 21 - Sun 30 Dec
Film
Perennial children’s favourite and Peru’s furriest export Paddington Bear made his big screen debut in this amazing blend of live action and CGI, a great big bear hug of a film that's perfect for the whole family.

Paddington 2  PG  

Paddington 2
Fri 21 - Sun 30 Dec
Film
Join us for this Christmas family treat as everyone’s favourite big hearted, marmalade loving, Peruvian bear returns with this triumphant sequel (a "full on charm offensive of a movie") to the 2014 smash hit.

It’s a Wonderful Life  U  

It’s a Wonderful Life
Fri 21 - Sun 23 Dec
Film
Frank Capra's timeless story of redemption and hope tells of how George Bailey, a good man who has descended into despair, is shown how loved he is by everyone in his community and what life would look like without him.

Free Solo  12A  

Free Solo
Fri 21 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
One of climbing’s most extraordinary feats is captured in this stunning, scary and unflinching documentary about free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing the 3,200 ft face of the El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope.

The Old Man and the Gun  12A  

The Old Man and the Gun
Fri 21 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
Cinematic legend Robert Redford gives an unforgettable final performance as smooth lifelong criminal Forrest Tucker in this based-on-a-true-story cops and robbers tale.

Polina  12A  S

Polina
Fri 21 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
Bursting with dazzling dance sequences, this arresting tale of self-discovery charts a young woman’s journey to find both her place in the world and her own artistic voice.

Of Time and the City  12A   Terence Davies Season

Of Time and the City
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec
Film
Terence Davies' ode to his native Liverpool showcases his rare sensitivity for the telling image, the haunting melody and the spoken word as he combines his own witty, literate narration with archive film and an inspired soundtrack to reflect on the city of his birth.

Duck Soup  U   Comedy Genius

Duck Soup
Sun 23 Dec 12:00
Film
Filled to bursting point with gags and justly considered one of the top film comedies of all time, this anti-war, anti-nationalist satire is an incredible showcase of the talents of one of the greatest comedic teams in history - the Marx Brothers.

Paddington  PG  

Paddington
Fri 21 - Sun 30 Dec
Film
Perennial children’s favourite and Peru’s furriest export Paddington Bear made his big screen debut in this amazing blend of live action and CGI, a great big bear hug of a film that's perfect for the whole family.

Paddington 2  PG  

Paddington 2
Fri 21 - Sun 30 Dec
Film
Join us for this Christmas family treat as everyone’s favourite big hearted, marmalade loving, Peruvian bear returns with this triumphant sequel (a "full on charm offensive of a movie") to the 2014 smash hit.

Free Solo  12A  

Free Solo
Fri 21 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
One of climbing’s most extraordinary feats is captured in this stunning, scary and unflinching documentary about free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing the 3,200 ft face of the El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope.

The Old Man and the Gun  12A  

The Old Man and the Gun
Fri 21 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
Cinematic legend Robert Redford gives an unforgettable final performance as smooth lifelong criminal Forrest Tucker in this based-on-a-true-story cops and robbers tale.

Polina  12A  S

Polina
Fri 21 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
Bursting with dazzling dance sequences, this arresting tale of self-discovery charts a young woman’s journey to find both her place in the world and her own artistic voice.

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times
Mon 24 Dec - Tue 1 Jan
Watershed
Find out when we'll be open over Christmas and New Year 2018/19.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail  12A   Comedy Genius

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Sun 30 Dec 12:00
Film
For those in need of a post-Christmas dose of anarchic Monty Python daring, the legendary comic group’s classic Arthurian hallucination is just the ticket as we embark on a sublimely irreverent and jaw-droppingly hysterical medieval quest.

A Star is Born  15  

A Star is Born
Sun 30 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper stars as seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling singer Ally (Lady Gaga).

Free Solo  12A  

Free Solo
Fri 21 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
One of climbing’s most extraordinary feats is captured in this stunning, scary and unflinching documentary about free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing the 3,200 ft face of the El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope.

The Old Man and the Gun  12A  

The Old Man and the Gun
Fri 21 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
Cinematic legend Robert Redford gives an unforgettable final performance as smooth lifelong criminal Forrest Tucker in this based-on-a-true-story cops and robbers tale.

Polina  12A  S

Polina
Fri 21 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
Bursting with dazzling dance sequences, this arresting tale of self-discovery charts a young woman’s journey to find both her place in the world and her own artistic voice.

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times
Mon 24 Dec - Tue 1 Jan
Watershed
Find out when we'll be open over Christmas and New Year 2018/19.

A Star is Born  15  

A Star is Born
Sun 30 - Mon 31 Dec
Film
In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper stars as seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling singer Ally (Lady Gaga).

A Star is Born  15   Cinébabies

A Star is Born
Mon 31 Dec 11:00
Film
In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper stars as seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling singer Ally (Lady Gaga).

The Favourite  15  

The Favourite
Tue 1 - Mon 7 Jan
Film
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) returns with his latest absurdly entertaining farce - a darkly funny court comedy starring Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz as rivals vying for the affection of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman).

Cinéphiles

Cinéphiles
Until Mon 7 Jan
Event
Cinéphiles is a film discussion group that meets once a month to discuss films chosen from Watershed's programme. All are welcome.

Bigger Watershed – open forum event, all welcome

Bigger Watershed – open forum event, all welcome
Thu 10 Jan 18:00
event
Please join Clare Reddington (Watershed Creative Director and CEO) and Miriam Randall (Executive Director, Watershed) to find out more about our recently published plans for a bigger Watershed which will enable us to meet the increasing demand for what we offer.