Light House launches Film Feels Hopeful season

Wolverhampton independent cinema to host series of inspirational cinema.

Wolverhampton’s Light House is joining in the celebrations of the reopening of cinemas across the country with a special season of films as part of the BFI Film Audience Network’s Film Feels Hopeful initiative. Supported by the National Lottery, Film Feels Hopeful is a nationwide film season promoting the ways in which stories can bring people together and create a sense of optimism and hope for the future.

As part of the season, Light House will be screening the 80’s iconic Stand By Me based on the brilliant Stephen King novel and John Hughes’ classic The Breakfast Club as well as hosting a special advance preview of new release Gagarine, a French coming of age drama about a star-gazing teen fighting to save his Paris housing project from demolition, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2020.

Light House CEO Kelly Jeffs says: “We’re are delighted to have received support from the BFI Film Audience Network enabling us to participate in the Film Feels Hopeful season. We’re particularly excited to be hosting a special preview of Gagarine on Tuesday 31st August at 8pm before it hits general release. It’s a wonderful story about community and aspiration and is a ‘must see’ on the big screen and is bound to raise the spirits of the audience.

“Light House has been collaborating with Central Youth Theatre to encourage and share their students short films on the theme of Friendship – a theme which is now more important than ever following the events of the last eighteen months, and one that also comes through in the classic films we’ve chosen to screen as part of the Film Feels Hopeful season: Stand By Me (Sunday 22nd August at 3pm) and The Breakfast Club (Tuesday 24th August at 8pm).”

Tickets for each screening are £5 each and can be bought online at or by ringing Light House’s new telephone number – 01902 925225.