Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill

A new cinema might not be being build in Lichfield – but a new monthly film night is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.

The series kicks off on June 30 when Oscar-winning movie Darkest Hour, which sees Gary Oldman take on the role of Winston Churchill.

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill

Karen Foster, the Lichfield Garrick’s executive director on the new film nights said: “I am very aware that there was huge public disappointment that the cinema planned as part of Friarsgate will no longer go ahead.

“As a consequence, the Lichfield Garrick has chosen to show modern blockbusters in the theatre on our normally quiet nights.

“We would love to hear from film fans who would come to the theatre as this will help us to choose the right films.”

People can have their say on the movie nights online.

Tickets to the 7.30pm screening of Darkest Hour are £10 and can be booked by calling 01543 412121 or visiting

The next movie night will be I, Tonya on July 21.

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One reply on “Garrick theatre aims to give Lichfield movie fans their film fix after Friarsgate cinema plan collapses”

  1. Nice to know that the Garrick is going to pick up the baton to provide us with film nights. However, the issue is they are not a mainstream cinema and films they show will have been out for months before they arrive at the Garrick. Darkest Hour was released in January and I, Tonya in February both of which I’ve seen, and it’s my guess this will always be the case. We need a proper purpose built cinema.

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