Double bill heralds new year

PUBLISHED: 11:33 07 January 2008 | UPDATED: 12:45 06 May 2010

St Albans Model Railway Exhibition returns to the Arena next weekend

St Albans Model Railway Exhibition returns to the Arena next weekend

FILM restarts at the Alban Arena next week with director Anand Tucker s powerful drama And When Did You Last See Your Father? The film can be seen at 7.30pm next Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 and 10, with a matinee at 1.30pm on Wednesday. Blake Morris

FILM restarts at the Alban Arena next week with director Anand Tucker's powerful drama And When Did You Last See Your Father?

The film can be seen at 7.30pm next Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 and 10, with a matinee at 1.30pm on Wednesday.

Blake Morrison (Colin Firth) is a writer desperate to put past differences with his terminally-ill father (Jim Broadbent) behind him. It intertwines flashes of past and present to slowly reveal events which sculpted their relationship and who they are.

As time moves on, father and son explore their differences and work through heartbreak together until there are only fond memories left.

Tickets are £6 with concessions £2 off for the evening screenings and £4 for the midweek matinee which includes a cup of tea and biscuits before the screening.

They are available from the Alban Arena on 01727 844488.

Golden Globe nominee director Joe Wright followed on the success of Pride and Prejudice with the equally successful adaptation of the classic Ian McEwan novel Atonement.

It is being shown at the Arena at 7.30pm from Tuesday, January 15, to Thursday, January 17, with a matinee on Wednesday, January 16.

Cecilia, played by Keira Knightley, is a young woman living with a lie spun by her young cousin Briony who accuses Robbie, James McAvoy, of molesting her. The lives of the characters fall apart but can the family survive the truth behind the lies?

Tickets are the same prices as for And When Did You Last See Your Father?

l Let the train take the strain of amusing young and old alike at the annual St Albans Model Railway Exhibition at the Alban Arena next weekend.

It runs from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, January 12, and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, January 13.

The Chiltern Model Railway Association will present more than 20 working train lines in varyious different scales and styles.

There will also be a free vintage bus provided between St Albans City and Abbey Stations, together with hot and cold food and a licensed bar at the Arena.

Tickets are £5 for adults, £2.50 for children, with a family ticket at £12.50 for two adults and up to four children, available from the box office on the number above. Entry is free to people with critically-impaired mobility.

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