The Holdovers

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12 July 2024 12 July 2024

When: Friday 12 July 2024

Wickham Hall - 23 Ashburton Road, Bovey Tracey. TQ13 9YQ

The Holdovers

Our July presentation for the Paradiso Cinema Cub is the Academy, Bafta and Golden Globe winning - The Holdovers;


Nobody likes teacher Paul Hunham (Giamatti) -- not his students, not his fellow faculty, not the headmaster, who all find his pomposity and rigidity exasperating. With no family and nowhere to go over Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul remains at school to supervise students unable to journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains -- a trouble-making 18-year-old named Angus, a good student whose bad behavior always threatens to get him expelled. Joining Paul and Angus is head cook Mary (Randolph)-an African American woman who caters to sons of privilege and whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam. These three very different shipwrecked people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two very snowy weeks in New England. The real journey is how they help one another understand that they are not beholden to their past-they can choose their own futures.


  • Director - Alexander Payne

  • Writer -David Hemingson

  • Stars - Paul Giamatti, Da'Vine Joy & Dominic Sessa

  • Certificate - 15

Tickets are priced at £7.50

Please note tickets are non-refundable. There are only a limited number of tickets available and are released on a first -come first served basis with Paradiso Cinema Club members having early access.

We want to make our Cinema Club nights as inclusive as possible and we will be showing the film with subtitles for our guests that have reduced hearing. Please do let us know if you would like us to reserve seating that will give you the best view of the subtitles that will be at the base of the screen, below the film.

Doors at Wickham Hall will open at 18.45 with the film starting at 19.30.  Drinks (licensed bar) and light snacks will be available to purchase. There will be an intermission for refreshments and leg stretching.

Please note there is limited on street parking at the venue and we recommend that you park at the Riverside car park - a short 5-10 minute walk. Wickham Hall is a wonderful venue for our Cinema Club nights but is not the purpose built cinema that we will have at Paradiso  - you may wish to bring a cushion with you on the night to improve the seat comfort!