MIDWEEK movies and screenings from The Royal Opera House are back at The Brunton in Musselburgh, after six months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The programme gets under way this week with A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood (PG) – a heartwarming drama based on a true story – which is screened today (Thursday).

The film tells the story of beloved children’s television icon Fred Rogers, who is profiled by Esquire journalist Lloyd Vogel for a piece on heroes. Tom Hanks’ performance as Rogers earned him an Academy Award nomination.

Jane Austen’s much-loved comedy Emma (U) is shown on Wednesday and next Thursday (October 22).

The Royal Opera House presents a live screening of The Royal Ballet: Giselle (2016) next Saturday (October 24) at 2pm and 7pm, starring Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov.

Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.

Dark Waters (12A) is shown on Wednesday, October 28.

Corporate environmental defence attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) has just been made partner at his prestigious Ohio law firm, in large part due to his work defending big chem companies. He finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two neighbouring West Virginia farmers. They believe that a local chemical plant is dumping toxic waste, destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth, Bilott files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight for justice.

Military Wives (12A) is the screening on Wednesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 5.

Thrown together by life on a military base while their partners serve on a tour of duty in Afghanistan, a group of ordinary women find an unexpected way to raise their spirits and combat the isolating realities of being an army wife. After forming the first ever Military Wives’ Choir, the women soon find themselves at the centre of a media sensation. The movie features Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) and Kristin Scott Thomas (Four Weddings and a Funeral).

Misbehaviour (12A), set in London in 1970, will be shown on Wednesday, November 11, and Thursday, November 12.

Audiences flock to their televisions to watch the Miss World competition. Whilst the organisers declare that the competition is about so much more than beauty, some women aren’t convinced.

Conspiring to protest the big televised event, the feminist uproar demanding an end to women’s objectification gains a growing following. And yet, as black women take to the stage for the first time, Miss World is also empowering for some. As Miss Grenada states her claim for the crown, Misbehaviour shows that feminism was built from multi-faceted dreams, ambitions and fighting talk.

The Royal Opera House present a screening of The Royal Opera: Manon Lescaut (2014) at The Brunton on Saturday, November 14. Puccini’s first triumph returned to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent, starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann.

The Royal Ballet celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of The Nutcracker, danced to Tchaikovsky’s score, and starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell. The Royal Opera House will show The Royal Ballet performance on Saturday, December 12.

Full information about all these events can be found at thebrunton.co.uk. Tickets can be bought through The Brunton’s website or via the new box office telephone number 0131 653 5245, which is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, until further notice.