Epic journeys come to the big screen

A scene from New Line Cinema's and MGM's fantasy adventure 'THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,' a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
A scene from New Line Cinema's and MGM's fantasy adventure 'THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,' a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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From horror to autobiographical adaptation through fantasy and adventure The Dukes cinema has got it covered when it comes to the big screen this month.

Tomorrow night, Friday January 17, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom stars Idris Elba as the legendary South African freedom fighter in this rousing adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography.

The film spans Mandela’s extraordinary life from his childhood in a rural village, his years spent in prison through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa.

The film starts at 6pm tomorrow night, and show on various dates until March 1.

On Saturday night, The Desolation of Smaug - the second part of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy - comes to The Dukes.

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

The film, which stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, runs until January 23.

And on Monday night, January 20, there is a rare chance to see cult film The Wicker Man with newly discovered material that has been missing for decades.

Director Robin Hardy’s 1973 film starring Edward Woodward and Christoper Lee follows a police sergeant as he travels to a remote island to find a missing girl but instead discovers that the inhabitants hold a disturbing secret. The film starts at 6.15pm.

Other films this month include Philomena, The Night of the Demon, Fill the Void, All is Lost and The Railway Man.