Elgiva Box Office 01494 582 900

Elgiva Box Office 01494 582 900

Ali & Ava

A contemporary love story set in Bradford
CFS Ali & Ava
1 hour 35 minutes

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Fizzing with music, humour and warmth, Ali & Ava is a contemporary love story set in Bradford.

Ebullient landlord Ali and pragmatic teaching assistant Ava meet through a chance encounter. Over the course of one month, sparks fly, and they connect. But their newfound passion is threatened by the legacy of Ava’s past relationship and the emotional turmoil following the breakdown of Ali’s marriage.

A keenly observed portrait of 21st century British society, it deftly explores issues of neurodiversity, race, class and mental health as they crop up for one Yorkshire couple.

Intelligent and thoroughly enjoyable, it’s a triumph for writer and director Clio Barnard (The ArborThe Selfish GiantDark River).

This film is showing as part of the Chiltern Film Society season. Showings are open to non-members. Seating is unreserved – simply purchase a ticket and choose your seat when you arrive.   


“An understated triumph  

The Guardian

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More about tickets

Group Tickets (where available) and Row E (reserved for wheelchairs) are not available online. Please call the Box Office on 01494 582900 to book these tickets.


Concessionary rates are available where indicated (proof must be provided). Discounts include: over 60s, children (15 years and under), full-time students and registered disabled (and carers).


We regret that tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged after purchase.

Admin fee

The ticket price shown includes an Administration Fee of up to £1.50 per ticket. The purchase price is the same whether tickets are booked online or in person. There is no additional fee for paying by credit card.

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The Elgiva is the beating heart of the arts in Chesham. From arthouse film to standup to bands to dance and classical – the Elgiva is for everybody.

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By train Chesham Underground on the Metropolitan Line is a six minute walk away. Leave the car behind and enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal in one of Chesham’s restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés.

Amersham is just eleven minutes away on the 1A bus, or (about) a £12 cab ride away.

By car 

Coming by car’s fine too… Albany Place pay and display car park is next door to the theatre, with three disabled spaces and two electric car charging points.

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