Save the Cinema


Liz, mother of three, runs the local youth opera out of her community’s Lyric Theatre. However, her old classmate, now turned Mayor, Tom (who still holds a grunge from unrequited love in youth) has plans to line his and his friends’ pockets by tearing down the Lyric and turning it into a shopping centre. Liz, with the help of her old drama teacher, fellow hairdresser Dolly and her family, mount a campaign to save the cinema. Liz manages through her determination to contact Stephen Spielberg, who allows her to start her Welsh Premiere of Jurassic Park only three minutes after the one in Leicester Square. Through Liz’s determination and the backing of her community, they are able to save the cinema.

Genre: Drama

Welsh Connections

Director: Sara Sugarman
Cast: Erin Richards, Owain Yeoman, Rhod Gilbert, Keith Allen, Jonathan Pryce, Jason Hughes
Story by Welsh writer Lorraine King about the campaign to save a local cinema in Carmarthen, Wales in the 1990s
Filming Locations: Shot in Wales
Funding: Ffilm Cymru Wales

Production Details

Producer: Karl Hall, Matt Williams, Piers Tempest
Writer: Piers Ashworth
Cast: Samantha Morton, Tom Felton, Adeel Akhtar, Susan Wokoma, Colm Meaney

Technical Details

Length: 108 minutes
Format: Blu-Ray, DVD
Language: English
Certificate: 15
Accessibility: Subtitles (Blu-Ray only)


  • Date: 14th January 2022


Distributor: Sky Cinema