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Running time – 133 minutes

Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details

The screening on 7 March at 2pm will have descriptive subtitles and be relaxed for people living with dementia.

Set in the winter of 1970, a cranky teacher is forced to chaperone a handful of students with nowhere to go on Christmas break.


The Holdovers premiered at the 50th Telluride Film Festival and was named one of the top ten films of 2023 by the National Board of Review. Winner of two Golden Globe Awards and British Academy Film Award’s alongside five nominations at the 96th Academy Awards making The Holdovers a movie not too miss.

Check out this ‘behind-the-scenes’ clip


‘Paul Giamatti shines in Alexander Payne’s best film since Sideways’ – ★★★★★ The Telegraph

‘brilliant Paul Giamatti hits the happy/sad sweet spot’ – ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Paul Giamatti shines in a warm, sentimental comedy made for life’s curmudgeons’ –  ★★★★ Independent

Director – Alexander Payne

Cast – Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa

  • Information about screenings with descriptive subtitles

    Descriptive subtitles, sometimes referred to as subtitles for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people or captions, transcribe dialogue and relevant aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects, attempting to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an equal experience to those who are able to watch films without descriptive subtitles. Descriptive subtitles would include speech identifiers and descriptive elements such as [door slamming] and [kettle whistling].

  • Seating accessibility information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.

  • BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)


    There are brief, non-graphic verbal references to past incidents of domestic violence against children.


    There is use of strong language (‘f**k’). Milder terms include ‘prick’. ‘bitch’, ‘dickhead’, ‘piss’, ‘bastard’, ‘asshole’, ‘ass’, ‘balls’, ‘crap’, ‘son of a bitch’, ‘bullshit’ and ‘shit’, in addition to use of the ‘middle finger’ gesture.


    There are moderate and occasionally crude verbal sex references, including references to pornography and masturbation. We also see a stylised image of a sex act depicted on Ancient Greek pottery.


    An unlikeable white teenager makes a racist joke about an Asian student travelling by rickshaw, prompting an angry response from a classmate.


    Teenagers are shown smoking and handling marijuana.

    sexual violence and sexual threat

    Teenagers joke about a teacher supposedly ‘perving on’ his students.

    injury detail

    A doctor relocates a person’s visibly dislocated shoulder, creating a ‘crunch’ sound.


    A teenager flicks through a pornography magazine to a black-and-white photograph of a woman’s bare breasts.

    rude humour

    There is occasional mild rude humour, including toilet humour.


    There are upsetting scenes involving grief and mental illness, as well as mild scenes of school bullying, which is clearly criticised.

    alcohol and tobacco

    Characters are shown drinking to excess, and there are occasional references to alcohol dependence. We also see people smoking cigarettes or pipes, reflecting the 1970s setting.