Movie FAQs

FAQs about the listings below.

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You can purchase tickets for Movies@Malmesbury in three ways:

1). At the door. Usually we have plenty of tickets available on the door but you should be aware that we have sold out a number of events in the past and some members of the public have been unable to get in.  If in doubt, always pre book!

 2). At the Tourist Information Desk in the Town Hall.  Tickets can be purchase from the desk between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  We are sorry but tickets cannot be purchased over the weekend from the Tourist Information Desk.

 3). By purchasing tickets online at .

Once you have purchased your tickets online, simply print out the ticket.

Please note: there is a  booking fee for online purchases.


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Movies@Malmesbury is run entirely by volunteers.  If you would like to help out with the running of Movies@Malmesbury please see a member of the staff at the end of a screening or email us  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll get back in touch with you.

You can certainly help us out simply by spreading the word about the cinema or by bringing along friends to one of our presentations.

For the latest news on Movies@Malmesbury make sure that you have signed up for our email list This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Once a month the latest list will be sent to you electronically.


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In order to protect children from unsuitable and even harmful content in films and videos and to give consumers information they might need about a particular film or video before deciding whether or not to view it, the British Board of Film Classification examines and age rates films and videos before they are released. This independent scrutiny prior to release ensures the highest possible level of protection and empowerment.

All films shown at Movies@Malmesbury follow the guidelines of the BBFC.

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The U symbol stands for Universal. A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over. However, it is impossible to predict what might upset a particular child, especially at this lower end of the category range.


PG stands for Parental Guidance. This means a film is suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Parents should consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

12 & 12A

Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child. To help them decide, we recommend that they check the BBFCinsight for that film in advance.

What's the difference between 12A and 12?

The 12A requires an adult to accompany any child under 12 seeing a 12A film at the cinema. This is enforced by cinema staff and a cinema may lose its license if adult accompaniment is not enforced for children under 12 admitted to a 12A film. Accompanied viewing cannot be enforced in the home, so the 12 certificate remains for DVD/Blu-ray, rather than the 12A. The 12 is also a simpler system for retailers. It means they cannot sell or rent the item unless the customer is over the age of 12.



No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema or buy/rent a ‘15 rated video. 15 rated works are not suitable for children under 15 years of age.


Films rated 18 are for adults. No-one under 18 is allowed to see an 18 film at the cinema or buy / rent an 18 rated video. No 18 rated works are suitable for children.

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The Cinema opens 30 minutes before the performance starts.

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A limited range of drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the bar adjacent to the cinema.

Full details and prices are displayed at the bar.

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