Save the Cinema

The true story of Liz Evans, a hairdresser and leader of a youth theatre in Carmarthen, Wales, who began a campaign in 1993 to save the Lyric theatre from closure. Alongside then Mayor of Carmarthen Richard Goodridge, they enlisted the help of Steven Spielberg, securing a special premiere of Jurassic Park.

Directed by: Sara Sugarman
Genres: Drama,
Production Company: Head Gear Films, Sky Cinema, Metrol Technology, Kreo Films FZ, FAE Film and Television,

Save the Cinema -  - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 14-01-2022
  • Runtime: 109 Minutes
  • Popularity: 3.96
  • Vote Count: 7
  • IMDB Rating: 5.6
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: United Kingdom ( GB ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Samantha Morton - Azwaad Movie Database Samantha Morton Liz Evans
Tom Felton - Azwaad Movie Database Tom Felton Richard Goodridge
Jonathan Pryce - Azwaad Movie Database Jonathan Pryce Mr. Morgan
Owain Yeoman - Azwaad Movie Database Owain Yeoman David Evans
Susan Wokoma - Azwaad Movie Database Susan Wokoma Dolly
Jason Hughes - Azwaad Movie Database Jason Hughes Aled
Rhod Gilbert - Azwaad Movie Database Rhod Gilbert Mr. Powell
Thaer Al-Shayei - Azwaad Movie Database Thaer Al-Shayei Mr. Hopkins
Joe Hurst - Azwaad Movie Database Joe Hurst Huw Evans
Wynne Evans - Azwaad Movie Database Wynne Evans Singer in Cinema (uncredited)
Photo Name Department
John Wilson-Editing John Wilson Editing (Editor)
Piers Ashworth-Writing Piers Ashworth Writing (Screenplay)
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas-Crew Hamish Doyne-Ditmas Crew (Cinematography)
Matt Williams-Production Matt Williams Production (Producer)
Sara Sugarman-Directing Sara Sugarman Directing (Director)
Piers Tempest-Production Piers Tempest Production (Producer)
Phil Hunt-Production Phil Hunt Production (Executive Producer)
Shaun Compton Ross-Production Shaun Compton Ross Production (Executive Producer)
Kelly Valentine Hendry-Production Kelly Valentine Hendry Production (Casting)
Tom Harberd-Production Tom Harberd Production (Associate Producer)

See Full Cast & Crew of Save the Cinema


A pretty cool true story, but the film itself? Rather poor. 'Save the Cinema' is simply too on the nose for my liking, it's cringey in a fair few bits and even pretentious in others. It does have a good cast, though that aside it struggles to get away from the fact that it feels like a made-for-television Christmas-esque movie - literally so with the plot. Samantha Morton, Jonathan Pryce and Tom Felton are as solid as you'd expect, though the Welsh accents kept taking me out of it - Pryce was born in Wales admittedly, yet even his accent sounded off... might just be me though. I didn't overly like any of that trio's, or their co-star's tbh, performances though, I just like Morton/Pryce/Felton from others things more than anything. I wouldn't say this is a bad film, it's just a really lousy one in my opinion. I could see it finding an audience though.

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