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Kent's hopping heyday revealed in vintage films

Hops being harvested

25 June 2016

The county's rural life back in the days when thousands came to pick hops has been revealed in a series of vintage films just released.

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Moonlit movie magic

Luna Cinema at Tonbridge Castle

17 June 2016

Get comfy under the stars with an open air cinema screening this summer at a picturesque setting in Kent.

It's astounding!

The Rocky Horror Show is at Canterbury

04 June 2016

Rocky Horror Show author Richard O'Brien talks about his legendary musical, still as popular as ever, as it heads to Kent.

Meet the voice behind world famous film trailers

Redd Pepper, a voiceover artist who lives in Gravesend

02 June 2016

Mr Movie Trailer Man - the dramatic voice narrating trailers for the latest Hollywood blockbuster - on living in Kent, and how he was discovered.

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Bluewater to get expanded cinema

Showcase Cinemas at Bluewater currently houses 12 screens.

19 May 2016

A major shopping centre hopes to transform its failed Glow events venue into an expanded cinema and new leisure facility.

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All the county's a stage

Scenes from Call the Midwife are filmed at Chatham's Historic Dockyard

11 May 2016

From Call the Midwife tours to TV dramas, almost 300 sites across Kent have been featured in films from dramas to blockbusters.

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Grab some early summer lovin’ at the drive-in

Set in the summer of 1958, Gease is the story of Sandy Olsson and Danny Zuko

04 April 2016

The outdoor cinema season in the county starts with the ultimate drive-in movie, Grease

Open-air cinema will give audience time of their lives

Dirty Dancing

01 April 2016

Film fans will soon be able to watch blockbuster hits under the stars at a new outdoor cinema.

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Award-winning Kent actor Mark Rylance's role of a lifetime

Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel and Tom Hanks as James Donovan in Bridge of Spies

31 March 2016

Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance talks about working with some of Hollywood's greats.

Hop to it - Zootropolis is the film for the Easter holidays

Zootropolis Picture: PA/Disney

30 March 2016

Here's an Easter bunny to make the Easter holidays for you: Disney's Zootropolis is the bunny's whiskers.

Oscar joy for Kent actor

Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies

29 February 2016

Kent-born actor Mark Rylance has been named best supporting actor at the Oscars.

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Oscars 2016: who will be the big winners?

Could his role in The Revenant finally win Leonard DiCaprio an Oscar? Picture: PA/Twentieth Century Fox

25 February 2016

From Leonardo DiCaprio to Sylvester Stallone and Tom Hardy - our film writer makes his predictions for the Oscars 2016.

Half term family films

The cheeky chipmunk trio. Alvin and the Cjhipmunks: The Road Chip. Picture: PA Photo/Fox UK

14 February 2016

With half term upon us, it’s time for a fun family flick. Try those cheeky chipmunks to make you dance or Goosebumps to make you jump.

EXCLUSIVE: Firm revealed as town's cinema partner

Artist's impression of how the cinema will look

26 January 2016

A national chain has been unveiled as the company which will operate an eight-screen cinema being built as part of a £57 million regeneration project.

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Michael Caine tipped to play Hatton Garden raider

Michael Caine, left, is playing Hatton Garden raider Brian Reader

22 January 2016

Hollywood legend Sir Michael Caine says he would jump at the chance to play the Kent mastermind behind the Hatton Garden heist on the big screen.

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Bowie: the man who fell neatly into acting

Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Picture: The Moviestore Collection Ltd

13 January 2016

From The Man Who Fell to Earth to The Prestige - a look at David Bowie's film credits.

Which films are you waiting for?

Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything. Picture: PA Photo/entertainment one

08 January 2016

We take a look at 10 of the most anticipated films of 2016, from Star Wars to Superman and Independence Day to the BFG.

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Top 10 films of 2015

Matt Damon in The Martian

18 December 2015

From Matt Damon in The Martian to Tom Hardy in Mad Max: the top 10 films of 2015, as picked by What's On film writer Mike Shaw.

Mapping Kent's big screen moments

Filming for The Lady in the Van took place on Harbour Street, Broadstairs. Credit: Thanet District Council

15 December 2015

Movie fans can now chart how their Kent town has provided the backdrop for major Hollywood blockbusters.

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Festive films: how to make a truly great one

James Stewart and Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life. Picture: The Moviestore Collection Ltd

12 December 2015

The greatest festive films of all time had an edge of darkness to bring you into the seasonal light.

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