Sign up for Palace posts as Royston cinema volunteers aim to spread the word in the new year

Paddington Bear is the star of the first film of 2016 at Royston's Picture Palace

Paddington Bear is the star of the first film of 2016 at Royston's Picture Palace - Credit: Archant

The team at Royston’s Picture Palace have made a resolution to spread the word about what’s on offer at the community cinema, with the new year introduction of a new online bulletin flagging up attractions on the calendar.

Daniel Craig stars in Spectre

Daniel Craig stars in Spectre - Credit: Archant

Anyone who has booked tickets at the venue in the past is being contacted to see whether they want to sign up to the bulletin.

And keeping yourself in the loop will make sure you don’t miss big name movies and arthouse hits on your doorstep – as well as popular family shows which are a feature of the holiday programme.

The new year starts for the volunteer team at the Melbourn Street venue on Saturday, January 2.

In the afternoon there’s a return for one of the cinema’s biggest box office hits – demand for tickets to see Paddington when it was first screened in the Royston meant that extra screenings had to be added. Now it’s back as the first film of the new year, and you can catch it at 3.30pm.

In the evening there’s another chance to catch the latest James Bond blockbuster Spectre, with Daniel Craig criss-crossing the globe in his latest edge of the seat adventure. Spectre will also be showing on the afternoon of Saturday, February 27, if you’re looking to pencil in dates on that brand new calendar.

Other highlights on offer in January include the much-praised historical drama Suffragette, telling the tale of the long fight for votes for women with Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep among the stars – as well as Ben Whishaw, who has a big part to play in the Bond film as well.

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Suffragette is showing on Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9, at 7.30pm, and the following weekend there’s a chance to catch another period piece in the shape of Carol.

This is based on a Patricia Highsmith book and stars Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in a glossy tale of forbidden love in elegant 1950s Manhattan, and it’s showing on Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Steven Spielberg’s latest Bridge of Spies complete the January calendar.

You can find out more about what’s in store, book tickets, and sign up for the bulletin, online at