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Sat 23rd to Thu 28th Jul  7pm (7:30pm Mon 25th Jul)Matinee Mon 25th and Wed 27th ...
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The Legend of Tarzan (12a)


Fri 29th Jul to Wed 3rd Aug 7:30pm (not Sat 30th)
Matinee only Sat 30th Jul at 4pm

Matinee Mon 1st Aug at 2:30pm 


Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama



An action adventure in which Tarzan and Jane return to Africa to stop their old friends and their land being exploited.   Cast includes Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Christoph Waltz, Ella Purnell.


Joe Pasquale

joepasqualeThu 4th August



Comedy / Stand-Up




Yes, it’s that time of year again, Joe Pasquale is back! Crowned 2004's King Of The Jungle on ITV's I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, the ever popular helium-voiced entertainer has been dubbed 'the busiest man in showbiz'.

Live Theatre

Ghostbusters (12a)


Fri 5th to Thu 11th Aug (not Sat 6th)

Matinee Mon 8th and Wed 10th Aug at 2:30pm


Genre: Action / Comedy / Sci-Fi



A comedy in which a group forms in order to catch ghosts in New York City.   Cast includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Perkins.


The BFG (PG)


Fri 12th to Thu 18th Aug (not Sat 13th)

Matinees Fri 12th, Mon 15th and Wed 17th Aug at 2:30pm


Genre: Adventure / Family / Fantasy



Roald Dahl’s story, filmed by Disney, directed by Steven Spielberg.

A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.


The Last Five Years

lastfiveyearsSat 13th Aug 7:30pm


Musical / Drama




Arena Theatre presents Jason Robert Brown's “The Last Five Years”, Directed by Abby Batchelor with permission from Josef Weinberger.

Live Theatre

Finding Dory (U)


Fri 19th to Thu 25th Aug (not Sat 20th)

Matinees Fri 19th, Mon 22nd and Wed 24th Aug at 2:30pm


Genre: Amimation / Adventure / Comedy




Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.


This is Purbeck

Glen Ross PosterSat 20th Aug 7:30pm






"This Is Purbeck" is a showcase of local talent of ages from 5 yrs to 85 yrs and is sponsored by the Purbeck Folk Club. Its aim is not only to enhance the already strong sense of community here in Purbeck but also to raise money for local charities.

Live Theatre

Swallows and Amazons (tbc)


Fri 26th Aug to Thu 1st Sep (not Sat 27th)

Matinees Tue 30th Aug to Thu 1 Sep at 2:30pm


Genre: Family



A British adventure film directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and written by Andrea Gibb, based on the children's novel Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome starring Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott, Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield.


Ben Thompson - The Definitive Elvis Experience

Elvis mowlem flyerSat 27th August



Concert / Tribute




Still growing 38 years after his untimely passing, the legend of Elvis Presley continues to grow.   Everyone has their own special Memories of Elvis, whether it’s the Aloha from Hawaii via satellite, the NBC ’68 Comeback Special, or the unforgettable experience of having seen a live concert by the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

Live Theatre

The Last Night of the Proms

promsSat 24th September







Bring your flags and whistles as Bournemouth Concert Brass present their annual Last Night of the Proms concert at The Mowlem Theatre Swanage on Saturday 24th October 2016.

Live Theatre

Vienna Festival Ballet present Snow White

Vienna Festival Ballet's Snow HiteFri 9th December



Dance / Ballet




Join Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their unmissable production of
Snow White.

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