Marcel the Shell with Shoes OnPG

Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp | USA | 2022 | 1h 30m | Starring Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer Camp, Isabella Rossellini, Joe Gabler, Nathan Fielder

Marcel is a one-inch-tall walking-talking sea shell who lives a quiet life with his grandmother. With the help of a down-and-out documentary filmmaker, Marcel embarks on a quest to rediscover his missing family and unwittingly becomes a global superstar. A quirky and wholeheartedly moving animated tale about finding connection in the smallest corners of the world. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Oscars and BAFTAs.


‘Funny, profound, weird, sad, and gorgeously constructed — Marcel is a true original, liable to melt even the most cynical heart.’
John Nugent, Empire Magazine

‘It’s a soothing balm unlike any other wholesome feature around.’
Courtney Howard, The AV Club

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We showed Marcel the Shell with Shoes On between March 10, 2023 and April 6, 2023.

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Today (Monday 17th June)


Army of Shadows 12A
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Slow 15
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Tomorrow (Tuesday 18th June)


The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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