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The Courier (12A)

Members' Screening

Benedict Cumberbatch sits on a plan wearing a suit

Benedict Cumberbatch is a businessman turned international spy in this gripping thriller. 

Based on the extraordinary true story, The Courier follows Grenville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch), a British businessman recruited by MI6 to gain intelligence on the Soviet Union. Taking place in a post cold war setting, Wynne, develops an unlikely relationship with Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) a lieutenant in the Soviet Intelligence Agency. The pair work towards the prevention of nuclear intervention during the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

The Courier is an exciting yet charming espionage film that will keep you guessing throughout. 

United Kingdom / United States 2021 Dir Dominic Cooke 112 min


Booking is essential. Unless or until guidance changes, six people or two households of any size can visit together as a group. Please only sit directly beside someone from your household or support bubble, and avoid moving seats when you arrive, so we can keep social distancing in place between you and other groups. 

Before the film, you’re welcome to eat and drink in the Cinema Café area, although the cinema foyer spaces won’t be available at the moment, to allow for social distancing.

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