Sands Films Featured Events from 22 to 28 July 2019

Rotherhithe | Events

WISE16 features selected events from Sands Films extensive programme of films, theatre and talks. Though most of them will be free, booking is required and donations welcome. For times and bookings tickets on Eventbrite, click here



Tuesday Cinema Club: The Plow That Broke The Plains

Tuesday 16 July| 8.30pm |Films of 1936 season| Modern Times |Charles Chaplin | 1936| Free, booking required

This short documentary tells the story of what happened to Great Plains of the United States when a combination of farming practices and environmental factors led to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.



  • Food is not allowed inside the cinema.
  • Please DO NOT book a seat if you are not sure of your availability. Seats are limited and each booking reduces the number of seats available to others. If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible by going to “MY TICKETS” on the email from Eventbrite; this will release your seat to someone else
  • If the film is SOLD OUT, there will be an automated waiting list, which will contact you if/when a seat becomes available.
  • Upon leaving the cinema, please consider making a donation towards the running costs to support the cinema club. 


The story of The Good Soldier Schwejk

Friday 26 July | 7.30pm| Free

In 1914, 3.35 million young men were called up to fight the War in Austro-Hungarian Army. 1 million of them died, and The Good Soldier Schwejk was born. In 1923, The Good Soldier Schwejk gains fame in a Czech satirical serial.

In 1926 The Good Soldier Schwejk is translated into German and becomes a huge success. His name spreads across central Europe. On the eve of the Second World War The Good Soldier Schwejk comes to England when Joan Littlewood puts him onto the stage in Manchester.

During the Cold War , the Korean War , the Vietnam War, The Good Soldier Schwejk triumphs at Stratford’s Theatre Royal and in various other incarnations on stage, in films and on TV. With the War  in Afghanistan, the War  in Iraq, the War  in Syria,  The Good Soldier Schwejk is back again: He is at Sands Films with a lot more to say.



  • Food is not allowed inside the cinema.
  • Please DO NOT book a seat if you are not sure of your availability. Seats are limited and each booking reduces the number of seats available to others. If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible by going to “MY TICKETS” on the email from Eventbrite; this will release your seat to someone else
  • If the film is SOLD OUT, there will be an automated waiting list, which will contact you if/when a seat becomes available.
  • Upon leaving the cinema, please consider making a donation towards the running costs to support the cinema club. 


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Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.