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The Polar Express 3D (U)

The Polar Express 3D
A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 19 Dec 201810:15

Nativity Rocks! (U)

Nativity Rocks!

Nativity Rocks contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo-sensitivities.


The staff and students at St. Bernadette's Primary School audition for a coveted place in a spectacular rock musical competition.

Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201812:30
Tuesday 18 Dec 201812:30
Wednesday 19 Dec 201812:30
Thursday 20 Dec 201812:30

The Grinch 2D (U)

The Grinch 2D

Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh. Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who-a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer-plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch's more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all?

Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201814:1516:3018:35
Tuesday 18 Dec 201814:1516:30
Wednesday 19 Dec 201814:1516:3018:35
Thursday 20 Dec 201814:1516:30

Aquaman 2D (12A)

Aquaman 2D

Aquaman finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt.

Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201814:0017:1520:45
Tuesday 18 Dec 201814:0017:15
Wednesday 19 Dec 201811:0014:0017:1520:45
Thursday 20 Dec 201814:0017:15

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

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Monday 17 Dec 201812:4015:2018:0020:40
Tuesday 18 Dec 201812:4015:2018:0020:40
Wednesday 19 Dec 201812:4015:2018:0020:40
Thursday 20 Dec 201812:4015:2020:40

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2 3D (PG)

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2 3D

"Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2" leaves Litwak's video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet-- which may or may not survive Ralph's wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet--the netizens--to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site "BuzzzTube."

Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201812:30
Tuesday 18 Dec 201812:30
Wednesday 19 Dec 201812:30
Thursday 20 Dec 201812:30

Creed II (12A)

Creed II

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.

Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201814:4520:30
Tuesday 18 Dec 201814:4520:30
Wednesday 19 Dec 201814:4520:30
Thursday 20 Dec 201814:4520:30

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2 2D (PG)

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2 2D

"Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2" leaves Litwak's video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet-- which may or may not survive Ralph's wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet--the netizens--to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site "BuzzzTube."

Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201815:0017:30
Tuesday 18 Dec 201815:0017:30
Wednesday 19 Dec 201815:0017:30
Thursday 20 Dec 201815:0017:30

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Bohemian Rhapsody

Please be advised that our film ‘BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY' contains one or more sequences involving flashing light, flickering light, or regular patterns.


Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day

Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201817:20
Tuesday 18 Dec 201817:20
Wednesday 19 Dec 201817:20
Thursday 20 Dec 201817:20

Mortal Engines 2D (12A)

Mortal Engines 2D

Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.

Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201814:45
Tuesday 18 Dec 201814:4517:35
Wednesday 19 Dec 201814:4517:35
Thursday 20 Dec 201814:4517:35

Bumblebee 2D (PG)

Bumblebee 2D

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen.

Book Tickets

Thursday 20 Dec 201812:3018:3520:55

Aquaman 3D (12A)

Aquaman 3D

Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201820:00
Tuesday 18 Dec 201820:00
Wednesday 19 Dec 201820:00
Thursday 20 Dec 201820:00

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald 2D (12A)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald 2D

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.


FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD” WARNING RE: STROBE LIGHTS

All customers, especially those who are particularly sensitive to flickering strobe light sources, are advised that some scenes in this film: “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD”, contain strobe light effects. Those who may be affected should take appropriate action.”


Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201820:20
Tuesday 18 Dec 201820:20
Wednesday 19 Dec 201820:20
Thursday 20 Dec 201820:20

Mortal Engines 3D (12A)

Mortal Engines 3D

Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head

Book Tickets

Monday 17 Dec 201820:25
Tuesday 18 Dec 201820:25
Wednesday 19 Dec 201820:25
Thursday 20 Dec 201820:25

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona- L'italiana in Algeria (U)

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona- L'italiana in Algeria

L’italiana in Algeri espouses the cause of women's rights through the resourceful way its protagonist, Isabella, deals with the coarse Mustafà. Rossini was only 21 when he triumphed with this two-act farce, which consolidated his personal style and his status as the rightful heir of 18th-century opera buffa. Great arias and dazzling ensembles – like the one punctuated by onomatopoeia at the end of the first act – are just a few of the gourmet dishes on this hilarious Rossini menu. It has been 36 years since L’italiana in Algeri was last seen at the Liceu. Riccardo Frizza will be back in the orchestra pit with an entire cast of specialists in this style of opera on the stage. The bright colours of director Vittorio Borrelli's mise-en-scène are very much in keeping with the imaginative spirit of Rossini's sparkling music.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 18 Dec 201819:00

Mary Poppins Returns (U)

Mary Poppins Returns

Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, "Mary Poppins Returns" also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers' additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep). The film is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt. The screenplay is by David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman writing all new songs and Shaiman composing an original score.

Book Tickets

Friday 21 Dec 201814:0015:4517:1519:0020:30
Saturday 22 Dec 201814:0015:4517:1519:0020:30
Sunday 23 Dec 201814:0015:4517:1519:0020:30
Monday 24 Dec 201814:0015:4517:15

Elf (PG)

Elf
For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he's not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Elf also stars James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart.

Book Tickets

Saturday 22 Dec 201810:15
Sunday 23 Dec 201810:15

Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19-The Nutcracker (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19-The Nutcracker

The holiday tradition returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of the classic, The Nutcracker, taking

audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment.

Book Tickets

Sunday 23 Dec 201815:0018:00

The King and I: From The London Palladium (U)

The King and I: From The London Palladium

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.


Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.


Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.


“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I.  Book Now.  It’s a hit” - The Times


“We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!” - Daily Mail


“Looks and sounds ravishing.  Complete rapture” - The Telegraph


Book Tickets

Thursday 27 Dec 201819:30

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year's Eve Concert 2018 (12A)

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year's Eve Concert 2018

The conductor of this New Year’s Eve concert is Daniel Barenboim, one of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s oldest friends.


He also takes on the role of soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto

No. 26 – a work of sparkling beauty and nuanced expression. There are also four famous worksby Maurice Ravel, which create an impressive synthesis of elegance and originality.


The finalhighlight is the Boléro, perhaps the most stunning crescendo in music history.


Book Tickets

Monday 31 Dec 201816:00

Andre Rieu's 2019 New Year's Concert (12A)

Andre Rieu's 2019 New Year's Concert

One of Event Cinema’s biggest names, André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Year’s 2019!


The King of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall.


Join the Maestro, André Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year!


Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more exclusive to cinema.


The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy André’s annual Maastricht concert each July.


Book Tickets

Saturday 5 Jan 201919:0019:00
Sunday 6 Jan 201915:0015:00

National Theatres Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (12A LIVE)

National Theatres Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

National Theatre Live

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

By William Shakespeare


Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.


Book Tickets

Tuesday 15 Jan 201919:00

Underdog (18)

Underdog

Polish Film With English Subtitles


Boris "Kos" Kosinski (Eryk Lubos) is a top MMA fighter. In the biggest battle of his life with his greatest rival, Denim Takaev (Mamed Khalidov), he makes a mistake that destroys his entire career. He loses everything. This failure brings him through a series of ups and downs, but it also pushes him to undertake a titanic effort to fight and win back respect and love.

Book Tickets

Thursday 17 Jan 201920:30

Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 - La Bayadere (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 - La Bayadere

The story of impossible love between between the bayadere Nikiya, a temple dancer, and the warrior Solor is set against

the backdrop of a lush, mysterious India in this magnificent production.

Book Tickets

Sunday 20 Jan 201915:00

ROH 2018/19 - The Queen Of Spades (12A LIVE)

ROH 2018/19 - The Queen Of Spades

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered fivestar reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.


Aleksandrs Antonenko | Vladimir Stoyanov | Felicity Palmer | Eva-Maria Westbroek

Conductor: Antonio Pappano | Director: Stefan Herheim

Approximate running time: 210 minutes including one interval

Sung in Russian with English subtitles

Book Tickets

Tuesday 22 Jan 201918:45
Sunday 27 Jan 201914:00 (Encore)

Oscar Wilde Season: A Woman of No Importance (U)

Oscar Wilde Season: A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance


Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End especially for the cinema screen.


An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.


Book Tickets

Wednesday 23 Jan 201919:30 (Encore)

BTS World Tour Love Yourself In Seoul (U)

BTS World Tour Love Yourself In Seoul

Shot at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul during the BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF’, an exclusive screening of the most sought-after concert of 2018 hits movie theatres worldwide for a one-day only event. This event will bring fans together to celebrate the seven members of the global boyband and their unprecedented international phenomenon.

Book Tickets

Saturday 26 Jan 201914:30

Bite-Sized Ballets: Tortoise & the Hare (U)

Bite-Sized Ballets: Tortoise & the Hare

Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen!


As an introductory offer all tickets are priced at £5.90


See Tortoise & the Hare brought to life by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining film made especially for children.


Bite-Sized Ballets: Tortoise & the Hare - January 2019

Once upon a time there was a speedy Hare who would never stop talking about how fast he could run. Sick of being teased for his slowness, Tortoise challenged him to a race. No one thought he could win, but life is full of surprises!

Northern Ballet’s Tortoise & the Hare races on to the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.


With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing with excitement!


Book Tickets

Sunday 27 Jan 201912:15
Sunday 3 Feb 201911:00

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (12A)

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.  Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be recorded from the Apollo Theatre.




Book Tickets

Tuesday 29 Jan 201919:30 (Recorded Broadcast)

ROH 2018/19 - La Traviata (12A LIVE)

ROH 2018/19 - La Traviata

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


From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life


Ermonela Jaho | Charles Castronovo | Plácido Domingo

Conductor: Antonello Manacorda | Director: Richard Eyre

Approximate running time: 215 minutes including two intervals

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Book Tickets

Wednesday 30 Jan 201918:45
Sunday 3 Feb 201914:00 (Encore)

NTL: I'm Not Running (12A LIVE)

NTL: I'm Not Running

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

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?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.


Book Tickets

Thursday 31 Jan 201919:00

Exhibition on Screen Season Six: Young Picasso (12A LIVE)

Exhibition on Screen Season Six: Young Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time - and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years - the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?  Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements.  

Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods - the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period - the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.  It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old.  Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.


Book Tickets

Tuesday 5 Feb 201918:30
Sunday 10 Feb 201912:30

ROH 2018/19 - Don Quixote (12A LIVE)

ROH 2018/19 - Don Quixote

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 19 Feb 201919:15
Sunday 24 Feb 201914:00 (Encore)

Bite-Sized Ballets: Elves & the Shoemaker (U)

Bite-Sized Ballets: Elves & the Shoemaker

Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen!


As an introductory offer all tickets are priced at £5.90


See Elves & the Shoemaker brought to life by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining film made especially for children.


Bite-Sized Ballets: Elves & the Shoemaker - February 2019

A hard-working shoemaker struggles to support his family. But when he sees a poor lady in need of help, he gives her his final pair of shoes.


The next morning he awakes to find that his last piece of leather has been transformed into the most magnificent pair of magical shoes. But who has mysteriously made them?

Northern Ballet’s Elves & the Shoemaker stomps onto the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.


With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing with excitement!


Book Tickets

Sunday 24 Feb 201912:15
Saturday 2 Mar 201911:00

Oscar Wilde Season: Lady Windermere's Fan (PG)

Oscar Wilde Season: Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere’s Fan


A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, and filmed especially for cinemas at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington and Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, making her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.


The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.


Book Tickets

Wednesday 27 Feb 201919:30 (Encore)

Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 - The Sleeping Beauty (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 - The Sleeping Beauty

A resplendent classic filled with fantasy and wonder, a cornerstone of the classical style. The Bolshoi’s younger

generation takes us on a dream-like journey in this must-see of the Bolshoi!

Book Tickets

Sunday 10 Mar 201915:00

Bite-Sized Ballet: The Three Little Pigs (U)

Bite-Sized Ballet: The Three Little Pigs

Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen!


As an introductory offer all tickets are priced at £5.90


See The Three Little Pigs brought to life by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining film made especially for children.


Bite-Sized Ballets: Three Little Pigs -  March 2019

Three Little pigs set out into the world. One builds a house of straw. The second a house made of sticks. The third pig builds his house with bricks. Then along comes a very hungry wolf...

Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs hits the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.

With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing all the way home with excitement!


Book Tickets

Sunday 24 Mar 201912:15
Saturday 30 Mar 201911:00

The Great Escape (TBC)

The Great Escape

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund presents

The Great Escape with Dan Snow


On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a

commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special

guests, culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult

film, starring Steve McQueen.

The live show from London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith will

feature Britain’s Got Talent finalists, performing classics such as The

White Cliffs of Dover, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree and a specially

created arrangement of the iconic theme tune.

Dan Snow will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most

daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the

operation with renowned historian Paul Beaver and Dr Hugh Hunt of

the University of Cambridge.

Audiences will discover how Squadron Leader Roger Bushell’s

ingenious plan inspired one of the most famous war films of all

time. The Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the

dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage.

The film, also starring James Garner and Richard Attenborough and

directed by John Sturgess, will be screened in stunning 2K and tells a

fictionalised version of the real-life prisoner-of-war story.

This anniversary event supports the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund,


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Sunday 24 Mar 201918:00

Oscar Wilde Season: An Ideal Husband (U)

Oscar Wilde Season: An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband


Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End especially for the cinema screen.

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.


A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen. Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).



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Wednesday 27 Mar 201919:30 (Encore)

ROH 2018/19 - La Forza Del Destino (12A LIVE)

ROH 2018/19 - La Forza Del Destino

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Tuesday 2 Apr 201918:15
Sunday 7 Apr 201914:00 (Encore)

Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 - The Golden Age (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 - The Golden Age

With its jazzy score, this ballet is a refreshing, colorful and dazzling satire of Europe in the Roaring 20’s. Only at the

Bolshoi!

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Sunday 7 Apr 201915:00

Exhibition on Screen Season Six: Rembrant (12A LIVE)

Exhibition on Screen Season Six: Rembrant

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

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Tuesday 9 Apr 201918:30
Sunday 14 Apr 201914:30

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona - La Gioconda (TBC)

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona - La Gioconda

In 17th-century Venice, Enzo Grimaldo has abandoned the unfortunate Gioconda – whose mother, La Cieca, is accused of witchcraft – and is now in love with Laura, the wife of Alvise. This emblematic work, from the period between Verdi's heyday and the dawn of Verismo, is the best known of Amilcare Ponchielli's operas. In addition to the famous “Dance of the Hours” and Gioconda's suicide aria, La Gioconda contains many other superbly lyrical examples of post-Romantic sensibility. The masterful orchestration and the vocal writing of roles such as Laura, La Cieca, Enzo Grimaldo and Barnaba, are other key facets. The distinguished cast will be headed by Iréne Theorin, hailed as one of the best dramatic sopranos of our times, who has earned long ovations at the Liceu for her performances in Wagnerian roles. Now she appears in Barcelona once more to give us her long-awaited Gioconda.

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Wednesday 10 Apr 201919:00

Royal Shakespeare Company: As You Like It (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company: As You Like It

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.


Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.


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Wednesday 17 Apr 201919:00

ROH 2018/19 - Faust (12A LIVE)

ROH 2018/19 - Faust

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Tuesday 30 Apr 201918:45
Sunday 5 May 201914:00 (Encore)

Oscar Wilde Season: The Importance of Being Ernest (TBC)

Oscar Wilde Season: The Importance of Being Ernest

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast

live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language

into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs

the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from

the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.


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Wednesday 1 May 201919:30 (Encore)

National Theatre Live All My Sons (12A LIVE)

National Theatre Live All My Sons

All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin


Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong


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Tuesday 14 May 201919:00
Tuesday 28 May 201919:00 (Encore)

ROH 2018/19 - Within The Golden Hour / World Premier (12A LIVE)

ROH 2018/19 - Within The Golden Hour / World Premier

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Thursday 16 May 201919:15

Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 - Carmen Suite / Petrushka (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 - Carmen Suite / Petrushka

Carmen is as sultry as ever, as the passionate and free-spirited woman in this one act ballet. Presented alongside

Petrushka, a new creation of the Bolshoi which encapsulate the soul of Russian Ballet.

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Sunday 19 May 201916:00

Exhibition on Screen Season Six: Van Gogh & Japan (12A LIVE)

Exhibition on Screen Season Six: Van Gogh & Japan

"I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo.  In the exhibition on which this film is based - VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why.  Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh.  

Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction. After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find - the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors. In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.


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Tuesday 4 Jun 201918:30
Sunday 9 Jun 201914:30

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Taming of the Shrew (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Taming of the Shrew

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

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Wednesday 5 Jun 201919:00

ROH 2018/19 - Romeo And Juliet (12A LIVE)

ROH 2018/19 - Romeo And Juliet

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Tuesday 11 Jun 201919:15
Sunday 16 Jun 201914:00 (Encore)

Royal Shakespeare Company: Measure for Measure (12A TBC)

Royal Shakespeare Company: Measure for Measure

"To whom should I complain?"


When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.


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Wednesday 31 Jul 201919:00