Search

Musical to break box-office records

PUBLISHED: 10:28 01 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:30 11 May 2010

SUMMER hit Mamma Mia! is screening at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre this week.

The much-talked about ABBA musical starts a weeklong run at the theatre from tonight> and with strong advance sales it looks set to break all box office records.

SUMMER hit Mamma Mia! is screening at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre this week.

The much-talked about ABBA musical starts a weeklong run at the theatre from tonight> and with strong advance sales it looks set to break all box office records.

A spokesman for the Marina said this week: “With over 700 seats available patrons do have the opportunity to book in advance or just turn up on the door however advance bookings for the film are so strong we are recommending that patrons take the opportunity to book their seats in order to avoid disappointment.”

Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the beloved musical that brings the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to the big screen.

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island is about to let go of the spirited daughter she's raised alone. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled, inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs.

Mamma Mia! (PG) screens at 7.30pm tonight, with daily showings at 2.30pm and 7.30pm from tomorrow until Thursday.

Tickets are £3.50 for adults and £2.50 for children and over 60s.

Other films lined up as part of the theatre's summer film season include The Dark Knight, Sex And The City and The Incredible Hulk.

Live entertainment will return next Friday> with the Best Of British Variety Tour, featuring Frank Carson, The Brotherhood of Man, Cannon and Ball, Paul Daniels, Jimmy Cricket and The Krankies.

For more information or to book a seat for any Marina concert, film or show call the box office on 01502 533200.

This week's cinema times:

LOWESTOFT

Hollywood: 01502 564567

The Dark Knight (12A) daily 1, 4.20, 7.45

WALL-E (U) daily 12.30, 2.45, 5.15

X Files: I Want To Believe (15) daily 3.15, 5.45, 8.15

Mamma Mia! (PG) daily 8

The Love Guru (12A) daily 3.30, 7.30

Space Chimps (U) daily 12, 1.45

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (12A) Fri-Wed 5.30

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (12A) Thurs 5.30

GREAT YARMOUTH

Hollywood: 01493 842043

The Dark Knight (12A) daily 1, 4.20, 7.45

Mamma Mia! (PG) daily 2.50, 5.20, 8

X Files: I Want To Believe (15) daily 3.15, 5.30, 8.10

The Love Guru (12A) daily 5, 7

WALL-E (U) daily 12.30, 2.45, 5.15

Kung Fu Panda (PG) daily 12.45

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (12A) daily 3

Journey to the Centre of the Earth (PG) daily 1.15

Space Chimps (U) daily 1.10

Wanted (18) daily 9

Hancock (12A) Fri-Wed 8.15

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (12A) Thurs 8.15

HALESWORTH

The Cut: 0845 673 2123

Ratatouille (U) Wed 7.30pm

NORWICH

Cinema City: 0871 704 2053

Mamma Mia! (PG) Fri-Sat and Thurs 1, 3.40, 6.20, 8.50, Sun 1, Mon 1, 3.20, 5.40, Tues 1.10, 3.40, Wed 12.30, 8.50

The Dark Knight (12A) Fri-Sat and Mon-Thurs 2, 5.20, 8.30 plus Sun 1.10, 4.20, 7.30, Tues 11am

Before the Rains (12A) Fri-Mon and Wed-Thurs 3.30, 5.50 (not Mon) 8.10 (not Wed-Thurs) plus Sat 1.10, Tues 8.40

My Neighbour Totoro (U) Fri and Wed 1.20, Tues 11am

Margaret Mellis (n/a) Sat 11.30am

Horton Hears A Who! (U) Sat 11am, Sun (autism friendly) 11am

ROH: The Sleeping Beauty (n/a) Sun 3.30, Tues 2.50

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (18) Sun 7, Mon 8

Bugsy Malone (U) Mon 12.40, Tues 1, Thurs 1.30

Flight of the Red Balloon (PG) Mon 5.50, Tues 3.30, Wed 8.10

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (12A) Tues 8.50

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (PG) Wed 6.15

Black Cat, White Cat (15) Thurs 8.10

Hollywood: 01603 621903

The Dark Knight (12A) daily 1, 4.20, 7.45

X Files: I Want To Believe (15) daily 3.30, 5.40, 7.50

WALL-E (U) daily 11am, 1.30, 3.45

Mamma Mia! (PG) daily 2.50, 8

Space Chimps (U) daily 11am, 1

The Love Guru (12A) daily 8.10

Kung Fu Panda (PG) daily 11am, 1

Journey to the Centre of the Earth (PG) daily 11am

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (12A) Fri-Wed 5.15

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (12A) Thurs 5.15

Odeon: 0871 2244007

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (12A) daily 10.30am (not Tues), 1, 3.30, 6, 8.30 plus Fri-Sat 11

Hancock (12A) daily 12.30 (not Tues), 2.45, 5, 7.15, 9.30

Kung Fu Panda (PG) daily 10am plus Fri-Tues 3.30, 5.45 and Wed Thurs 12.15

Mamma Mia! (PG) daily 12 (not Wed-Thurs), 1.45, 2.45, 4.30, 5.30, 7.15, 8.15 plus Fri-Sat 10

Meet Dave (PG) daily 10.30am

Space Chimps (U) daily 10.15am, 12.30, 2.45

Journey to the Centre of the Earth 3D (PG) daily 5

The Dark Knight (12A) daily 10am, 11am, 11.30am, 1.15, 2.15, 2.45, 4.45, 5.30, 6, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15, 8.45, 9.15 plus Fri-Sat 10.30

The Love Guru (12A) daily 11.15am, 1.30, 3.45, 6, 8.15 plus Fri-Sat 10.30

X Files: I Want To Believe (15) daily 1, 3.30, 6, 8.30 plus Fri-Sat 11

WALL-E (U) daily 11.15am, 12, 12.45 (not Tues-Thurs), 1.45 (not Tues-Thurs), 2.30, 3.15 (not Tues-Thurs), 4.15, 5.15, 6 (not Tues-Thurs), 6.45, 9.15 plus Fri-Mon 10.15am, Tues-Thurs 11.45am

Wanted (18) daily 8.30 plus Fri-Sat 11.10

Step Up 2 (PG) daily 11am Odeon Kids

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG) Fri-Tues 12.15, 8

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (12A) Tues 10.30am Newbies Screening

21 (12A) Tues 11am Senior Screen

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (12A) Tues 6.15, 8.45

The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (12A) Wed-Thurs 10am, 11.45am, 12.45, 2.30, 3.30, 5.15, 6.15, 8, 9

Vue: 08712 240 240

The Love Guru (12A) daily 9.45am, 11.45am, 1.50, 4, 6.10, 8.20 plus Fri-Sat and Wed-Thurs 10.20

X Files: I Want To Believe (15) daily 1.15, 3.45, 6.15, 8.45 plus Fri-Sat and Wed-Thurs 11

The Dark Knight (12A) daily 9.45am (not Sat-Sun), 10.45am, 1, 2, 4.15, 5.15, 7.30, 8.30 plus Fri-Sat and Wed-Thurs 10.45

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (12A) daily 12.30, 3, 5.30, 7.45, 8.45, 10.15 plus Wed-Thurs 10am

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (12A) daily 10.30am, 1, 3.30, 6, 8.20 plus Fri-Sat and Wed-Thurs 10.35

Mamma Mia! (PG) daily 11am, 1.45, 4.30, 7.15, 8.15, 9.30

WALL-E (U) daily 10am, 11am, 1.15, 3.30, 5.45

Kung Fu Panda (PG) daily 10am, 12.15, 2.20

Hancock (12A) Fri-Tues 4.30, 7, 9.15

Speed Racer (U) Sat-Sun 10am Kids Club

Mamma Mia! Sing-a-long Performance Monday 8.15

Vantage Point (12A) Tues 11am Seniors' Film Club

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (12A) Tues 8.15

Please note that cinema times, particularly at multiplexes, may be subject to change. Listings apply from today until Thursday. All times are pm except where stated


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Lowestoft Journal. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Lowestoft Journal