VENTNOR Arts Club is the place to escape those cold January evenings — they have three screenings this week.

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder (PG) tells the inspiring and heart-warming story of August Pullman, who was born with facial differences.

Unable to go to a mainstream school for most of his childhood, he becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters fifth grade — proving you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

The film, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, is shown on Tuesday (29) at 7.30pm.

On Wednesday (30), the venue is live screening La Traviata from the Royal Opera House, from 7pm.

Richard Eyre's beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi's opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.

I'm Not Running is an explosive new play by Sir David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

It will be shown at Ventnor Arts Centre on Thursday (31) from 6.30pm. Allow four hours.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she's faced with an agonising decision.

What's involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?