Eastgate’s cinema open for business

Peebles’ Eastgate Theatre has now reopened and is gradually building up its events programme following the enforced coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 2:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 2:48 pm
The Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

The new programme starts with some socially-distanced cinema screenings.

First up, on Wednesday, June 2, is Minari (12), a tender and sweeping story that follows a Korean-American family’s move to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American dream.

The family home changes completely with the arrival of their foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother.

Youn Yuh-Jung won the 2021 Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Tickets cost £10, £6 and £25 for a family of four. The Eastgate is showing the film at both 2.30pm and 7.30pm on June 2.

The following week, on Wednesday, June 9 at 7.30pm, the Oscars theme is continued with a showing of Judas and the Black Messiah (15), in which a charismatic young activist becomes chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party – putting him directly in the crosshairs of the government, the FBI, and the Chicago Police.

British actor Daniel Kaluuya won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as party leader Fred Hampton. Tickets cost £10.

Also coming up are two more Oscar winners, with the fantastic Nomadland (12A) featuring Best Actress winner Frances McDormand (Fargo, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) on Sunday, June 13 at 4pm and Wednesday, June 16 at 2.30pm; and Sound of Metal (15) – about a heavy metal drummer losing his hearing – winner of Best Film Editing at the Oscars, on Wednesday, June 16 at 7.30pm.