In autumn 2019/winter 2020, Altrincham Little Theatre will be hosting a season of Japanese Cinema. Following the success of our recent Italian Film Seasons, we will be joined by regular presenter Maggie Hoffgen, who will introduce the films and lead a discussion session after each screening for anyone who wishes to join in. Film notes will be provided and complimentary refreshments will be offered in the theatre bar. Ticket prices have not increased for three seasons so are excellent value, less than £4.50 per film if you purchase a season ticket.
We are delighted to announce that the theatre has had a brand-new widescreen cinema screen installed so the films will look spectacular! Films will be introduced by the speaker at 3.00pm, and screenings begin at about 3.15. The theatre will open from 2.15.
In addition, Manchester Film Weekender 2020 will be a weekend festival of nine Japanese films, from 31 January - 2 February 2020. The films will also be screened at Altrincham Little Theatre and the presenter will be Jonathan Bunt, senior lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester. Jonathan teaches Japanese language and also lectures on Japanese cinema and society. Full details are available now: see MFW 2020.