What’s on at Wallingford Corn Exchange

Ellie Cox


Films and live screenings to enjoy in November

Wallingford Corn Exchange has a varied programme of films and live screenings running through the month starting, November 1st. There’s sure to be something that appeals to you.

Cinema this month

Includes Nothing Compares (1st & 2nd), Amsterdam (4th, 6th & 7th), Doctor, Who Am I? (8th), My Neighbour, Adolf (9th & 10th), The Banshees of Inisheren (11th-13th), Love Around the World (17th), Triangle of Sadness (18th-20th), Hunt (21st-24th), Living (25th & 27th), Call Jane (28th & 29th).

There’s a live screening on Thursday, 3rd November as part of the NT Live series of Anton Chekov’s The Seagull recorded at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. Starring Emilia Clarke, Tom Rhys Harries, Indira Varma, Daniel Monks and Sophie Wu. It tells of a young woman desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.

A dazzling showcase marking 60 years of the Friends of the Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration, comes live from Covent Garden on Wednesday, 16th November. The showcase will demonstrate the breadth and diversity of The Royal Ballet’s repertory in classical, contemporary and heritage works. It will include world premieres of short ballets by choreographers Pam Tanowitz, Joseph Toonga and Valentino Zucchetti. As well as The Royal Ballet’s first performance of ‘For Four’ by Artistic Associate, Christopher Wheeldon and a performance of George Balanchine’s ‘Diamonds’.

The end of the month brings Arthur Smith with his Edinburgh Fringe Show – about the Edinburgh Fringe. This is Smith’s love letter to the playground of the imagination that is the Edinburgh Fringe on its 75th birthday. Telling the story of this great city and its festivals and recalling some of the triumphs, disasters, love affairs and arrests of his many Augusts in Auld Reekie. Hamlet, Colditz, Leonard Cohen, Dante, dementia, Gary Lineker and the Leith Police all feature in this moving hour of revelations, songs, poems, and gags on Saturday, 26th November.

Date for your diaries

Thursday, 8th December will bring a live screening of the magical Christmas favourite The Nutcracker. Performed by The Royal Ballet live from Covent Garden.

Happy birthday to The Parade Cinema!

Round & About


We join The Parade Cinema team in celebrating their first anniversary and can’t imagine Marlborough Town without them, one year after opening.

Since opening last September, they have served 1.8 tonnes of popcorn, poured 19,600 glasses of wine and 38,000 cups of coffee and shown a total of 583 different films, spread across the regular Kids’ Club, subtitled films, Parent & Baby sessions, as well as live performances from The Royal Opera House, Met Opera and National Theatre.

Cinema manager David Williams says: “It’s been an amazing first year and so exciting to be able to bring cinema back to Marlborough. The reception has been incredible, and it’s truly wonderful to see how the people of Marlborough have flocked to The Parade. I am so proud of what the team have made here and all the events we have been able to put on. We have some exciting things happening between now and the end of the year, and 2023 is looking like an incredible year for film.

“There has been lots going on, and it’s great to contribute to such a brilliant community with our pop-up events, including our very successful Family Music Festival and Easter Bunny Hunt – we genuinely feel we have something for everyone.

“As a cinema, the films take centre stage, and our most popular in this opening year has been Top Gun Maverick, which has been viewed by nearly 6,500 people, closely followed by No Time To Die. Belfast, Downton Abbey, Dune, Elvis, Liquorice Pizza and Boiling Point.”

“It’s great to contribute to such a brilliant community with our pop-up events.”

The Parade Cafe is a great place to meet friends and enjoy delicious food made in-house by the fantastic team.  And with their heated outdoor courtyard and fabulous bar, you can be sipping a cocktail, a pint of beer, gin & tonic or cup of coffee and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of this historic building.

There is so much to look forward to in the coming months with the Halloween Hunt for Kids’ Club on Saturday, 29th October, and a Film Festival & Christmas Market (with live music and a visit from Father Christmas) from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th December.

The Parade Cinema’s weekly newsletter gives you film and ticket information and advance notice on special events. You might like to become a Friend of The Parade with an annual membership which gives you free tickets, early booking, discounts on tickets, food & drink, and local businesses.

Find out more

See their website www.theparadecinema.com