Scrooby Community Cinema


Sunday May 21st 2017 | The Lady In The Van

Our next show is The Lady in the Van and from the interest I have had shown in it should mean a full house.

Based on Alan Bennett's original play it has a cast of many well known British actors.


The Lady in the Van (12A) tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. As the story develops Bennett learns that Miss Shepherd is really Margaret Fairchild (died 1989), a former gifted pupil of the pianist Alfred Cortot. She had played Chopin in a promenade concert, tried to become a nun, was committed to an institution by her brother, escaped, had an accident when her van was hit by a motorcyclist for which she believed herself to blame, and thereafter lived in fear of arrest.

  • Director: Nicholas Hytner
  • Writers: Alan Bennett (screenplay), Alan Bennett (memoir)
  • Stars: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent and many many more

Running time: 104mins

Certificate 12A

The doors will open at 7.30pm for a start at 8.00pm

Tickets 4.00 per person the Licenced bar will be open.

We look forward to seeing you there


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About Scrooby Cinema

Scrooby Community Cinema holds irregular seasons of film showings in Scrooby Village Hall. The screenings take place on Sunday evening at 8pm.

Between March 2011 and May 2012, over 500 people came to Scrooby Community Cinema!

Anyone can come to see the films; we are not a film club. Entrance costs around 4 on the door; we keep this charge as low as possible. As you would expect, we enforce the age certificate of the film.

Films tend to be mainstream and English-language. The audience is asked for film suggestions at each screening. If you have a favorite film, or one you think would be popular, you can suggest a film on this page.

The projection and sound equipment was donated by the Parish Council and Village Show. We have a Bluray projector and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound system.

Scrooby Community Cinema shows films in Scrooby Village Hall on the third Sunday of every month. We are a not-for-profit village group. Entry charges pay for the public film license (c79 per screening). For more details, contact Graham Robbins (07720 509 683), James Arrowsmith (07818 450 741), or Ed Marshall (07831 201 570). Email us at Suggest a film and find more information, including audience feedback, at