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Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details
Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Salma Hayek, Imelda Staunton, Brendan Gleeson
In an attempt to win the Pirate of the Year award, Pirate Captain and his crew must travel to Victorian London, take on some of the best pirates in the world and pillage the most amount of booty.
Seating Accessibility Information
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.
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 Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
The film contains one use each of the words ‘arse’ and ‘crap’. The BBFC’s Guidelines at ‘U’ allow ‘Infrequent use only of very mild bad language’. In the comic context in which the language is used, and in the manner in which it is delivered, these examples fall within the allowance at ‘U’.
The violence is mild and mostly takes the form of slapstick routines. One character, Cutlass Liz, is shown several times stabbing sideways off-screen at other pirate victims who then groan and fall over. But there is never any blood or sight of injury or any other sense of suffering in this series of comic moments. In one sequence Pirate Captain is sentenced to be executed and kneels with his neck on a block while a masked executioner swings an axe down towards him. However, the execution is stopped at the last moment and Pirate Captain is unharmed. Jokes frequently accompany the moments of violence and threat, ensuring the action is never too intense and that the tone remains light. It is all within Guidelines at ‘U’ which allow ‘Mild violence only. Occasional mild threat or menace only’.
The film also contains mild sexual innuendo, such as a scientist admitting that his invention is mainly useful for ‘looking down ladies’ tops’ and Charles Darwin regretting that he may die ‘without reaching second base with a lady’. In one scene Pirate Captain encounters a ship of naturists, with nudity covered by props, and a ‘plague’ ship where a character’s arm drops off.