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Monsters Inc. (U)

Kids have always been afraid of the monsters under the bed, but things are turned on their head in this classic Pixar animation when a child follows a monster "Sulley" back to their world, much to the terror of Sulley and his fellow monsters.

Monsters James P "Sulley" Sullivan and his one-eyed best friend Mike Wazowski work at the Monsters Inc factory, scaring human children whose screams power the city. But kids are actually toxic to monsters… somewhat problematic when one of them gets into the factory! Now, can I borrow your odorant?


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Monday 14 Oct 20193:40pm Book Now

Judy (12A)

★★★★ – Observer. Adapted from Peter Quilter’s stage play, Renée Zellweger gives the performance of her life as Judy Garland in this powerful and moving portrayal of a star near the end of her rainbow.

"★★★★ – Zellweger and Garland coexist sybiotically" – Observer


"★★★★ – Renée Zellweger gives the performance of a lifetime" – Independent


Adapted from Peter Quilter’s stage play, Renée Zellweger gives the performance of her life as Judy Garland in this powerful and moving portrayal of a star near the end of her rainbow.


In the winter of 1968 Hollywood legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run in the West End. 30 years on from her iconic breakthrough role in The Wizard of Oz, with a litany of ex-husbands, money problems and personal demons, Judy is far removed from the fresh-faced young Dorothy that audiences fell in love with the world over. If her spirits have dimmed, the voice remains though and once Judy finds herself under the lights of the stage the old magic flickers back to life…


Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”

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Monday 14 Oct 20196:00pm Book Now
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The Last Tree (15)

★★★★ – Guardian. British-Nigerian director Shola Amoo returns with this poetic and moving new film, featuring a stunning central performance from Sam Adewunmi.

"★★★★ – profoundly moving" – Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Guardian


"★★★★ – Amoo’s film brings to mind Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight in terms of its introspective sensitivity" – Empire


British-Nigerian director Shola Amoo returns with this poetic and moving new film, featuring a stunning central performance from Sam Adewunmi.


A young boy of Nigerian heritage, Femi enjoys a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire with his white foster mother, but when his birth mother arrives to take him to live with her in inner-city London, Femi struggles with his new environment. Falling in with a local criminal and at war with himself as he struggles with conflicting parts of his identity, Femi must choose what sort of man he wants to be.

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Tuesday 15 Oct 20191:00pm Book Now
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The Goldfinch (15)

Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch tells the story of thirteen year-old Theo and how losing his mother in a terrorist bombing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art changes the course of his life forever.


**Please note the 5pm screening on Fri 4 Oct has moved to 5.15pm, but will start promptly without an advert reel**


Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch is a heart-wrenching coming of age story from John Crowley, the director of Brooklyn, featuring an outstanding ensemble cast and photographed by the legendary Roger Deakins.


When thirteen year-old Theo loses his mother in a terrorist bombing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art it changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief, guilt, reinvention and redemption. Through it all he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day- the Goldfinch, a priceless painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch that he stole in the aftermath of the bombing.


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Monday 14 Oct 20194:00pm Book Now
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Under the Knife (TBC)

With the real threat of a trade deal with the US looming, this feature-length documentary reveals an NHS under attack like never before.

With the real threat of a trade deal with the US looming, Under the Knife reveals an NHS under attack like never before.


This feature-length documentary demonstrates the importance of the NHS and how it is being systematically dismantled and undermined, whilst providing much needed hope to those fighting to keep the NHS safe for future generations.


The film will be followed by a panel discussion.


This event is sponsored by the Campaign Against NHS Privatization and Save Our NHS Leicestershire who work together to defend the NHS in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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Monday 14 Oct 20197:15pm Book Now (Closed)

Game Design Workshop (12-15)

A one-day workshop to introduce young people to the world of computer game design and game engine software.


A one-day workshop to introduce young people to the world of computer game design and game engine software. By the end of the session participants will have learned how to modify a game template to create their own interactive design.

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Tuesday 15 Oct 201910:00am Book Now

Talking Pictures Tuesday (Autumn)

Do you love watching films and talking about them? Then why not join us at Phoenix and meet like-minded film enthusiasts and watch a variety of world cinema.

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Tuesday 15 Oct 201910:30am Book Now

Curse of the Were-Rabbit (U)

Wallace and Gromit start a pest control business and are hired to find out who – or what – is destroying gardens across the village in this Aardman animated classic.

Wallace and Gromit start a pest control business and are hired to find out who – or what – is destroying gardens across the village.With the annual giant vegetable growing contest under threat, can the dynamic duo solve the mystery and catch the culprit?

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Tuesday 15 Oct 201911:00am Book Now
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Gauguin from the National Gallery (U)

This fascinating cinema event begins with a new documentary about the life and work of artist Paul Gauguin, followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery's exhibition, Gauguin Portraits.

This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists.


Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts.


It will be followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gaugin Portraits just after it opens in London. The cinema audience will be given an engaging and lively guided tour by the exhibition curators and guest contributors, bringing this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights.

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Tuesday 15 Oct 20196:30pm Book Now
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Richard Whitby Talk

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Wednesday 16 Oct 20192:00pm Book Now

13 Ghosts (PG)

After inheriting his reclusive uncle’s mansion, Cyrus Zorba moves his family in only to discover they are not alone…

13 times the thrills! 13 times the screams! 13 times the fun! William Castle’s 13 Ghosts promised audiences 13 times the experience, including ghosts materialising before their very eyes in ectoplasmic colour thanks to the ‘magic’ of ILLUSION-O!


After inheriting his reclusive uncle’s mansion, Cyrus Zorba moves his family in only to discover they are not alone… The family find themselves as the unwanted house guests of his occultist uncle’s collection of 12 ghosts, demonic spectres that can only be seen through a pair of specially designed goggles.


Part of a season of films dedicated to the cult American director and producer William Castle, including a special screening of his most well-known film The Tingler, which celebrates its 60th anniversary.


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Wednesday 16 Oct 20196:20pm Book Now

The Man Who Mends Women (TBC)

Doctor Mukwege has helped thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whilst facing attempts on his own life.


Doctor Mukwege has helped thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whilst facing attempts on his own life.


But he is not on his own in his struggle, the women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity stand beside him; true activists for peace, hungry for justice.

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Wednesday 16 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

A Midsummer Night's Dream (12A)

Nicholas Hytner directs a star-studded cast in Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy, captured live on film at the London's Bridge Theatre.

"The course of true love never did run smooth."


A feuding fairy King and Queen cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.


Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London.


The star-studded cast includes Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Titania, Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx) as Oberon, David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) as Puck, and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) as Bottom.


Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production builds on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018), as the theatre becomes a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

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Thursday 17 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now
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The Wizard of Oz (U)

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are carried away to the magical land of Oz, where they meet a wicked witch, a scarecrow, a tin man, a cowardly lion and a wizard...

MGM’s 1939 musical, starring screen legend Judy Garland, is a timeless classic. When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are carried away to the magical land of Oz, where they meet a wicked witch, a scarecrow, a tin man, a cowardly lion and the Wizard himself.


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Friday 18 Oct 20191:30pm Book Now
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Notorious (U)

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman star in this tangled web of espionage, romance and intrigue.

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman star in this tangled web of espionage, romance and intrigue.


It’s just after WWII and a number of fleeing Nazi’s have been tracked down to Brazil. Devlin, a U.S. government agent, persuades Alicia, the American daughter of a convicted Nazi criminal, to infiltrate the group. As the two begin to fall for each other, she is instructed to win the affections of one of the Nazis, Alexander Sebastian. When Sebastian’s intentions towards Alicia become more serious, Devlin must decide whether to intervene or watch her slip even further undercover.


With outstanding performances from Grant, Bergman and Claude Rains (Casablanca), Notorious is one of the most underrated classics of the Hollywood Golden Age.


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Friday 18 Oct 20193:45pm Book Now
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The Day Shall Come (15)

★★★★ – Empire. Chris Morris (Four Lions, Brass Eye) returns with this razor-sharp US terrorism satire.

"★★★★ – Chris Morris is still a hugely important voice in telling the stories that we find hardest to hear" – Empire


★★★★ – Guardian


"The Day Shall Come is clever – and a serious feat of filmmaking" –NME.com


Chris Morris (Four Lions, Brass Eye) returns with this razor-sharp US terrorism satire.


Conspiracy theorist and head of a local black-militant chapter (total headcount 6 including his young daughter and long-suffering wife), Moses Al Shabaz struggles with his madcap revolutionary dreams and holding on to his organic farm.


In order to make his rent and build a reputation for his group, Moses is presented with a unique opportunity to purchase various weapons from an Arab Sheik - unaware that it’s a set-up by a bumbling local FBI unit who have realised it’s hard work catching a real terrorist- why not just create your own?

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Mystery Film (18)

Join us as we voyage into the unknown with our mystery film night!


Join us as we voyage into the unknown with our mystery film night!


It could be a new digital restoration, a 35mm print of an old classic or a rare theatrical outing for a film you’ve never had the chance to see on the big screen. Nobody knows what we’re screening (including our staff!) until the film begins, but you can trust that we’ll deliver some brilliant cinema.


The Mystery Film may be any classification up to an 18 certificate. As such, these screenings are for over-18s only.

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Friday 18 Oct 20196:15pm Book Now

Suspiria (18)

When girls begin to go mysteriously missing or turn up dead at the Tanz ballet school, American student Suzy Bannion faces a race against time to uncover the evil that lurks within the walls in Dario Argento’s signature masterpiece.

Dario Argento’s signature masterpiece is a technicoloured bloodbath of hysteria and paranoia- except you’re not paranoid if they’re really out to get you. Powered by a hyper-gothic electronic score from Goblin, Suspiria remains one of horror cinema’s most primal experiences.


From the moment American ballet dancer Suzy Bannion arrives at the prestigious Tanz Academy she can sense something is deeply wrong. As other girls from the ballet school go mysteriously missing or turn up dead in grisly circumstances, Suzy faces a race against time to uncover the evil that lurks within the walls of the school.


Screening as part of a special season of classic horror films from our European neighbours to mark the 31st October Brexit deadline.

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Friday 18 Oct 20199:00pm Book Now

It Always Rains on Sunday (PG)

A decade before the British New Wave, Robert Hamer set the benchmark for the likes of Tony Richardson and Lindsay Anderson with this downbeat thriller set on the bombed-out streets of post-war London.

★★★★★ – “Brilliant, brittle melodrama of London’s East End” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


A decade before the British New Wave, Robert Hamer set the benchmark for the likes of Tony Richardson and Lindsay Anderson with this downbeat thriller set on the bombed-out streets of post-war London.


Playing out over a single, rain-soaked Sunday, housewife Rose is caught between her dull, loveless marriage and her charismatic former lover, Tommy. Rose is faced with a moral dilemma when Tommy, on the run from the law, re-enters her life seeking help in a film that pairs the darkness and thrills of film noir with a gritty sense of social realism.


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Saturday 19 Oct 201912:15pm Book Now
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Good Posture (15)

★★★★ – Guardian. A charming comedy-drama set in Brooklyn, from writer-director Dolly Wells (Doll & Em).

“★★★★ – A love letter to New York and a spry salute to sisterhood” – Total Film


★★★★ – Guardian.


From writer-director Dolly Wells (Doll & Em) comes this charming comedy-drama set in Brooklyn.


Intelligent, spoilt, lazy and bored, Lilian (a superb Grace van Patten) moves into her dad’s friend's house in Brooklyn after a break-up.


Finding that she is in fact sharing the house with celebrated but reclusive novelist Julia Price (Emily Mortimer) and her musician husband – and wanting to impress her ex and his new filmmaker girlfriend – Lilian sets out to make a documentary about the hermit-like Julia.


As Julia gradually warms to her, Lilian has to deal with her own relationship with her estranged father and an eccentric cameraman!

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Saturday 19 Oct 20194:45pm Book Now
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Hitsville: The Making of Motown (12A)

Released to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary Motown record label, this new documentary tells the story of how founder Berry Gordy built an empire out of his own house in Detroit.

Released to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary record label, this new documentary follows the history of Motown – and how founder Berry Gordy built an empire out of his own house in Detroit which he christened Hitsville USA.


Told through behind-the-scenes footage unearthed from Motown’s vaults, rare performances and new interviews, the film features a host of the label’s artists alongside contemporary stars who were inspired by the Motown sound.

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Monday 21 Oct 20193:40pm Book Now
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Mr Sardonicus (12A)

A doctor is summoned to a remote castle in Europe to treat a reclusive baron. Disfigured by a crime against nature, he charges the doctor with recovering his features, or suffer his wrath…

From ‘the screen’s number one shock expert’ William Castle, comes this ground-breaking horror that offered the audience the power to determine the fate of a character on the screen- the power to punish.


At the request of an old friend a doctor travels to a remote castle in Europe with the aim of treating her husband- Baron Sardonicus. The Baron chooses to hide behind a mask, after a crime against nature left him with a horrifyingly-contorted face. He charges the doctor with recovering his features, or suffer his increasingly sadistic wrath…


Join us for the “Punishment Poll” and decide the fate of Mr Sardonicus.


Part of a season of films dedicated to the cult American director and producer William Castle, including a special screening of his most well-known film The Tingler, which celebrates its 60th anniversary.


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Monday 21 Oct 20198:45pm Book Now

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet (12+)

"The single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019" - The Daily Telegraph. A passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas.

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet has been hailed as ‘the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019’. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’.  Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality.


Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas.


Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the UK’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.


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Tuesday 22 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now
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Webb-Ellis Talk

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Wednesday 23 Oct 20192:00pm Book Now

Every Cook Can Govern: The Life and Work of CLR James (TBC)

Interweaving never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with personal contributions from those who knew him and astute historical and political analysis from leading scholars of his work.


Interweaving never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with personal contributions from those who knew him and astute historical and political analysis from leading scholars of his work.


Exploring issues from colonialism to cricket, the film looks at the life of a pivotal historian, journalist and socialist.


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Wednesday 23 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

The Peanut Butter Falcon (12A)

In this feel-good, Mark Twain-style adventure story, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler.

Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler in this feel-good, Mark Twain-style adventure story.


On the road Zak pairs up with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes his unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor, a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their epic journey.

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Official Secrets (15)

After discovering a top secret NSA memo, an intelligence whistle-blower risks everything to expose an illegal US-UK spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Based on real events, Official Secrets tells one of the most essential stories of 21st century Britain. After discovering a top secret NSA memo, intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun risks everything to expose an illegal US-UK spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.


Katharine and journalist Martin Bright must make the life-changing decision to go public with the story in an attempt to stop the war and save lives, knowing that they will face arrest and a potential trial for breaching the Official Secrets Act.


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What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (TBC)

A blistering meditation on the state of race in America from Italian director Roberto Minervini’s, chronicling the lives of black communities in the Southern states.

A blistering meditation on the state of race in America, Italian director Roberto Minervini’s (The Other Side, Stop the Pounding Heart) documentary chronicles the lives of black communities in the Southern states, where the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina remains acutely felt as police brutality claim lives with intolerable regularity.


Following several threads, including the New Black Panther Party’s preparations for a large-scale protest against police violence, the film documents the lives of those who have been marginalised by the media and alienated by failing institutions.


What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? captures the pressures of everyday existence for many Black Americans, while finding moments of beauty, joy and radical togetherness.


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Friday 25 Oct 20193:25pm Book Now
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The Tingler (15)

Vincent Price stars as a pathologist obsessed by fear, who will stop at nothing to prove his shocking theories. The closer he gets to succeeding, the more risks he is willing to take…

Two of cinema’s greatest schlock masters unite for this highly gimmicked B-movie that is perfectly pitched at Vincent Price’s mischievous camp.


Director William Castle invites the audience to scream for their lives- it is your only defence against THE TINGLER, a hideous creature that manifests from fear itself. The only way to vanquish it is to release your fear in a blood-curdling scream. Price stars as a pathologist obsessed by fear, who will stop at nothing to prove his shocking theories. The closer he gets to succeeding, the more risks he is willing to take…


Join us for a special screening as only William Castle would have wanted… Phoenix guarantees: the tingler WILL break loose in the theatre while YOU are in the audience.


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Friday 25 Oct 20199:00pm Book Now

Small Soldiers (PG)

A toy company decide it’s a great idea to install the latest military tech in a new line of action figures, but soon the new toys are waging war and it’s up to 15 year old Alan Abernathy to save his town!

Our projectionist Mike has picked this month’s Family Favourite – Joe Dante’s knockabout adventure Small Soldiers.


A toy company decide it’s a great idea to install the latest military tech in a new line of action figures, but soon the new toys are waging war and it’s up to 15 year old Alan Abernathy to save his town!


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Saturday 26 Oct 201910:45am Book Now
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The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (18)

When radiation is carelessly unleashed in the English countryside by the government it has unprecedented consequences- somehow raising the bodies of the dead to create an army of cannibal zombies.

Jorge Grau’s cult favourite zombie film combines Hammer’s gothic sensibilities with visceral gore and is one of the earliest examples of the eco-horror subgenre.


When a series of ghoulish murders take place in the English countryside, a police detective pursues a traveling couple he believes to be responsible- the real truth is far more sinister, as radiation unleashed by the government has somehow re-animated the bodies of the dead, creating an army of cannibal zombies.


Screening as part of a special season of classic horror films from our European neighbours to mark the 31st October Brexit deadline.


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Saturday 26 Oct 20199:00pm Book Now

Raymonda (12A)

Created in the late 19th century in Imperial Russia, Raymonda remains a timeless ballet which expresses the splendour of classical dance.

Created in the late 19th century in Imperial Russia, Raymonda remains a timeless ballet which expresses the splendour of classical dance. One of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, Raymonda is filled with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.


Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When Raymonda's beloved leaves, a foreign knight called Abderakhman makes a bid for her hand and threatens her fate when she rejects him.


Broadcast live via satellite.

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Sunday 27 Oct 20193:00pm Book Now

Tehran: City of Love (12A)

Three lonely people - a bodybuilder, a receptionist and a singer- search for love in Tehran, Iran,

Three lonely people - a bodybuilder, a receptionist and a singer- search for love in Tehran, Iran.


Unhappy with her weight but addicted to ice-cream Mina struggles to find a decent man, melancholy singer Vahid is encouraged by his friends to sing at weddings to meet someone, meanwhile morose retired bodybuilder Hessam might find a new lease of life by training a younger man. A bittersweet, perfectly paced triptych of love stories amongst the bustle of inner-city Tehran.


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Monday 28 Oct 20196:20pm Book Now
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Leonardo: The Works (TBC)

Take a fresh look at the life and work of Leonardo da Vinco, as Exhibition on Screen presents his paintings in Ultra HD quality, never before seen on the big screen.

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art.


Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings are the focus of Leonardo: The Works, with every single attributed painting presented in Ultra HD quality, never before seen on the big screen.


Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others.


The film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art.


Released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story.

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Tuesday 29 Oct 20196:15pm Book Now
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Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work + Catch a Fire (TBC)

Black History Month comes to a close at Phoenix with a double bill of films looking at the lives of Frantz Fanon and Paul Bogle.

Black History Month comes to a close at Phoenix with a double bill of films.


FRANTZ FANON: HIS LIFE, HIS STRUGGLE, HIS WORK

Dir: Cheikh Djemai

Algeria/France 2001, 52 mins, subtitled


Frantz Fanon, was a psychiatrist, originally from Martinique, who became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. Embittered by his experience with racism in the French Army, he gravitated to radical politics, Sartrean existentialism and the philosophy of Black consciousness known as negritude. The film traces the short and intense life of one of the great thinkers of the Twentieth century.


CATCH A FIRE

Dir: Menelik Shabazz

UK 1996, 29 mins


This award winning documentary/drama tells the story of Jamaican Baptist minister Paul Bogle, leader of the Morant Bay Rebellion 1865. This rebellion had a major impact on attitudes to race and empire in Victorian Britain, still present today. Paul Bogle is immortalised in the lyrics of many reggae artists like Bob Marley, Third World and Burning Spear.


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Wednesday 30 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

Solidarity (TBC)

Over the past four years Lucy Parker has been working with blacklisted workers from the UK,  who were denied employment for involvement in trade union activism. Their stories are presented in this new documentary.

Please note, the screening time has been changed to 7.30pm (not 8pm as advertised in the brochure) to accommodate the Q&A


"It’s when she interviews female members from activist groups and unions who formed relationships with undercover police that Solidarity acquires a deeper heft, its hitherto simmering threads now boiling to the surface." – Eye for Film


Blacklisting in the UK construction industry impacted thousands of workers who were labelled 'troublemakers' for speaking out and secretively denied employment. Activists uncovered alarming links between workplace blacklisting and undercover policing. Solidarity follows meetings between activists and law students, brought together for the film, revealing the determination of a community working together to find a route to justice.


Lucy Parker’s debut film features workers blacklisted for their involvement in trade union activism — initially labelled as ‘conspiracy theorists’ — who experienced paranoia, poverty and relationship breakdown until 2009 when the Blacklist Support Group was formed to obtain justice. In Parker’s film a community is gradually built while her camera silently follows the group discussions to examine the case and the protection of our rights.


The film will be followed by a Q&A and panel discussion including director Lucy Parker, producer Kate Parker and local groups.

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Wednesday 30 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Editing for Indie Filmmakers

Learn how to get the most out of your film in the edit suite with this guide to the art of film editing. Over the course of five weeks you'll look at the different types of editing techniques used by editors to evoke reactions from audiences - from the fi

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Thursday 31 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

Dracula (12A)

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror story for Halloween!

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story Dracula for special LIVE screenings in cinemas this Halloween.


The haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre - this is ballet with a dramatic bite.


Created by Northern Ballet's Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, with atmospheric music by Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Michael Daugherty and Sergei Rachmaninov, Dracula is a thrilling adaptation that will leave you thirsty for more.

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Thursday 31 Oct 20197:15pm Book Now

Demons (18)

An audience are invited to watch a new horror film at a mysterious cinema in West Berlin, only to find themselves in a real life horror film as they become trapped in the theatre with a pack of ravenous demonic zombies.

They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs. Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento bring you the Gonzo Horror movie of the 1980s with Demons, a frenzied slice of gore-heavy shock cinema that gives up on logic and instead assaults the screen with a riot of X-Rated violence, face chewing Zombies and pounding Heavy Metal.


An audience are invited to watch a new horror film at a mysterious cinema in West Berlin, only to find themselves in a real life horror film as they become trapped in the theatre with a pack of ravenous demonic zombies.


Screening as part of a special season of classic horror films from our European neighbours to mark the 31st October Brexit deadline.


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Thursday 31 Oct 201910:00pm Book Now

Upside Down: the Creation Records Story (15)

Heralded as one of the best music documentaries ever made, Danny O'Connor's Upside Down is the definitive film about Creation Records.

We're very pleased to welcome director Danny O’Connor and Radio 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq to Phoenix for a Q&A after the screening.


Heralded as one of the best music documentaries ever made, Danny O'Connor's Upside Down is the definitive film about Creation Records, one of the world's most successful and colorful independent labels.


This is the story of the rock n roll dream and its accompanying nightmares. Millions of sales on both sides of the Atlantic, near bankruptcy, pills, thrills, spats, prats, success, excess, pick me ups, breakdowns and of course some of THE defining music of the late 20th Century.


Screening to mark the release of a new edition, this is the definitive and fully authorised story of the UK's most inspired and dissolute label, from the Jesus & Mary Chain at the Living Room to Oasis at Knebworth.

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Saturday 2 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now

Fleabag (15)

★★★★★ – Guardian. See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

"★★★★★ – Witty, filthy and supreme" – Guardian


See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.


Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.


Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.


Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this "legitimately hilarious show" (New Yorker).


Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre.

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Monday 4 Nov 20198:00pm Book Now

Hansard (15)

Olivier Award winners Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen) lead this new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

Hansard; noun: the official report of all parliamentary debates.


Olivier Award winners Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen) take the leads in Simon Wood's new play, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.


It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana.


But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place.


As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.


A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class,, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.


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Thursday 7 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now
Sunday 24 Nov 20193:00pm Book Now

42nd Street: The Musical (12A)

Filmed live at the Theatre Royal in London’s West End, this American classic tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

‘★★★★★ - Achingly beautiful revival of an American classic’ - The Telegraph


Filmed live at the Theatre Royal in London’s West End, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.


This is the largest ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical, stars national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and features the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby Of Broadway.

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Sunday 10 Nov 20196:00pm Book Now
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Le Corsaire (12A)

In Andrinopolis's bazaar, the Pacha sets his sights on a beautiful young woman. But then she is kidnapped by a charming pirate and the adventure begins.

On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to come to a close, Medora is kidnapped by Conrad, a charming corsaire who catches her eye…


Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the “mesmerizing” Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity.


Le Corsaire remains a breathtaking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magic of this company to life.

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Sunday 17 Nov 20193:00pm Book Now

Dickens on Screen

A visual history of master storyteller Charles Dickens on screen – from adaptation to biography, and beyond.

Charles Dickens was a master storyteller who popularity throughout his lifetime to the present day. His emotional, dramatic tales have been retold and adapted many times for the cinema and TV, but why is his work so ‘filmic’? And is it still relevant today? Join us for a visual tour through Charles Dickens on screen – from adaptation to biography, and beyond.


Course Breakdown:


Week 1:          Great Expectations: Emily


Week 2:          Please Sir, I Want Some More: popular Dickens films


Week 3:          Consider Yourself a Friend: Dickens and the musical


Week 4:          The Old Curiosity Shop: inspired by Dickens

 

ABOUT THE TUTOR:


Kenton Hall is an award-winning Canadian writer, director, musician and teacher, with numerous short and feature film credits to his name – both behind and in front of the camera. Kenton also teaches a BTEC in Creative Media Production through Leicester College and The Art of Screenwriting here at Phoenix. He has played a variety of roles on-stage and screen, from Les Miserables and Muppets Most Wanted to 4th Floor of Singapore and Father to Fall. In 2015, he wrote, directed and co-starred in the feature film A Dozen Summers, and in August 2019 his first book Bisection was published by Chinbeard Books. Kenton has NO expectations.


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Tuesday 19 Nov 20197:30pm Book Now

Timon of Athens (12A)

'★★★★ – Kathryn Hunter is hypnotic in this gender-switched tragedy' – The Telegraph

'★★★★ – Kathryn Hunter is hypnotic in this gender-switched tragedy' – The Telegraph


'★★★★ – A searing central performance flips the gender dynamics as Shakespeare’s study of greed gets a ravishing revival' – The Guardian


In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value? Timon has it all – money, influence, friends. But when the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone.


Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved. Featuring a stunning performance from award-winning actor Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens is a glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.

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Wednesday 20 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now

Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest (TBC)

This new visually-striking film, directed by longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance on their recent Global Spirit Tour.

*Please note tickets for this screening will go on sale on Thursday 26th September at 3pm*


Across 2017/2018 Depeche Mode embarked on their Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows across the globe. This new visually-striking film, directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives.


Through the deeply emotional stories of six special Depeche Mode fans, the film shows not only how and why the band’s popularity and relevance has continued to grow over the course of their career, but provides a unique look into music’s incredible power to build communities, enable people to overcome adversity, and create connections across the boundaries of language, location, gender, age, and circumstance.


Artfully shot and expertly edited, Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest goes beyond the typical concert film, weaving together exhilarating musical performances, filmed at the final shows of the Global Spirit Tour in Berlin’s famed Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”), with intimate documentary footage filmed in fans’ hometowns across the globe.


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Thursday 21 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now

Present Laughter (12A)

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.


As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.


Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.


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Thursday 28 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now
Sunday 1 Dec 20193:00pm Book Now

The Winter's Tale (12A)

Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season.


**Please note tickets for this event will go on sale to MyPhoenix Members at 9.15am on Mon 23 Sep, and will go on general sale on Mon 30 Sep.


Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season.


This beautifully reimagined production,co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh,features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.


King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences...

This critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season that was broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year in 2015.

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Wednesday 4 Dec 20197:00pm Book Now

One Man, Two Guvnors (12A)

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to cinemas to mark NT Live’s 10th birthday.

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to cinemas to mark NT Live’s 10th birthday.


Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood who's gone to Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad.


But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.


Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

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Wednesday 11 Dec 20197:30pm Book Now

The Nutcracker (12A)

This timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s magical score is a true Christmas institution, beloved by all ages.

On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him.


In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant principal dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.

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Sunday 15 Dec 20193:00pm Book Now

In Search of Beethoven (12A)

In Search of Beethoven brings together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer.

In Search of Beethoven addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate of deafness and who searched for his ‘immortal beloved’ but remained unmarried.


Bringing together the world’s leading performers and experts to reveal new insights into this legendary composer, it delves beyond the image of the tortured, bad-tempered, unhinged personality, to uncover someone quite different and far more interesting.


The line-up of performers and interviewees includes Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Roger Norrington, Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, Frans Brüggen, Ronald Brautigam, Hélène Grimaud, Vadim Repin, Janine Jansen, Paul Lewis, Lars Vogt, and Emanuel Ax among others.


Described as the best film ever made on Beethoven, In Search of Beethoven is the Beethoven Haus's (Beethoven’s birthplace) ‘go to’ film on Beethoven.

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Tuesday 17 Dec 20196:30pm Book Now

Berliner Philharmoniker LIVE: New Year’s Eve (TBC)

Celebrate the end of 2019 with the Berliner Philharmoniker's glittering New Year’s Eve Concert, conducted by chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and featuring the world-famous soprano Diana Damrau.

Celebrate the end of 2019 with the Berliner Philharmoniker's glittering New Year’s Eve Concert, conducted by chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and featuring the world-famous soprano Diana Damrau.


This superlative orchestra will takes the audience on a journey through George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story as well as works from Cole Porter, Carl Loewe, and Kurt Weill.


Broadcast live from Berlin.

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Tuesday 31 Dec 20194:00pm Book Now

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait (TBC)

The Royal Academy of Arts in London is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits for a new exhibition of works by this modern master of British art.

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.


The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself.


One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th Century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency. Spanning nearly seven decades, his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter – from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later.


When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for Exhibition on Screen to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.

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Tuesday 14 Jan 20206:15pm Book Now
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Scandi-Noir (18)

In the snowy wastes, nobody can hear you scream! Join us for this six-week analysis of the best Scandi-Noir crime films and TV series.

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Thursday 16 Jan 20202:00pm Book Now

Giselle (12A)

The Bolshoi bring to life one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance. Giselle dies when she learns she has been betrayed by the man she loves, and he in turn is condemned to dance until death.


The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion.


Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.

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Sunday 26 Jan 20203:00pm Book Now

In Search of Mozart (12A)

In Search of Mozart traces the composer’s life through his music and extensive correspondence, featuring over 80 works that take us to the heart of Mozart's genius.

In Search of Mozart was produced with the world’s leading orchestras and musicians and is told through a 25,000-mile journey along every route Mozart followed. This is a detective story that takes us to the heart of genius.


Without resorting to docu-drama or visual re-enactment, In Search of Mozart traces the composer’s life through his music and extensive correspondence. From K1a to K626 (Requiem), over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart’s own experiences. Throughout, it is the music that takes centre stage, with the jigsaw of Mozart’s life fitting around it.


With rigorous analysis from musicologists and experts such as Jonathan Miller, Cliff Eisen, Nicholas Till, Bayan Northcott and the late Stanley Sadie, a new, vivid impression of the composer emerges. It dispels the many common myths about Mozart’s genius, health, relationships, death and character to present a new image very different from Milos Forman’s Amadeus.


On its first release the film played in some cinemas for six months and remains many people’s – including classical musicians – favourite film on Mozart.


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Tuesday 28 Jan 20206:15pm Book Now

The Art of Screenwriting: A Practical Guide (18)

An intensive practical guide covering all aspects of screenwriting and working in the film industry.

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Tuesday 11 Feb 20207:00pm Book Now

Swan Lake (12A)

Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new Bolshoi cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon.

Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. Encountering a mysterious swan-woman, Odette, by the lake he is captivated by her, but his vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.


Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.


Broadcast live via satellite.

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Sunday 23 Feb 20203:00pm Book Now

In Search of Chopin (12A)

Phil Grabsky's funny, heart-warming and inspirational film delves deep into the life and work of this much-loved composer, with contributions from some of the world's leading classical musicians.

Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide.


But who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights?


For four years, award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin. Some of the world’s best musicians provide the music, including Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and the Orchestra of the 18th Century.


Funny, heart-breaking, inspirational – this film has been called the first to really illustrate the true nature of this remarkable and still widely-loved composer.

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Sunday 1 Mar 20203:00pm Book Now

Romeo and Juliet (12A)

Alexei Ratmansky's dramatic and fresh re-telling of Shakespeare's tragic love story, accompanied by Prokofiev's stunningly cinematic score.


Despite their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, leading Romeo to seek vengeance for the loss of his friend…


The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev to create a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights.


Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.

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Sunday 29 Mar 20203:00pm Book Now

In Search of Haydn (12A)

Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians.

Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians. By speaking to some of the greatest exponents of Haydn’s music, this film redresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work.


Haydn’s life spanned from the end of the Baroque period to Napoleon’s invasion of Vienna, outliving his younger friend Mozart. He was one of the most prolific composers,

producing more than 100 symphonies, 64 quartets, 16 extant operas, 51 piano sonatas and the oratorios ‘The Creation’ and ‘The Seasons’.


Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydn’s personal recollections, the audience gains tremendous insight not only into Haydn’s music, but an appreciation of the artist himself.


The emphasis of the film is on the performance and interpretation of the works of Haydn – the composer both Mozart and Beethoven looked up to.

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Tuesday 31 Mar 20206:30pm Book Now

Easter in Art (12A)

This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated Western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.


From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of Western civilisation’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.


Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages, and thus depicts the history of us all.

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Tuesday 7 Apr 20206:15pm Book Now
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Jewels (12A)

A unique occasion to enjoy the genius of the celebrated choreographer George Balanchine's visually captivating work, performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.

This opulent triptych was inspired by choreographer George Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.


Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of this choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.


Broadcast live via satellite.

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Sunday 19 Apr 20204:00pm Book Now

Berliner Philharmoniker LIVE: Season Finale (TBC)

Enjoy the conclusion of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2019/20 Live Cinema with Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”.

Enjoy the conclusion of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2019/20 Live Cinema with Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”.


This spectacular Season Finale Concert will be broadcast live from Berlin and will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and insights into the programme.

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Friday 12 Jun 20206:30pm Book Now

Frida Kahlo (12A)

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of most iconic female artists, to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.


This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons, Frida Kahlo – a prolific self-portraitist who used the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life.  


Through interviews, commentary and Frida’s own words, Exhibition on Screen uncovers that, in fact, hers was not a life defined by tragedy.

Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, Exhibition on Screen explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.


Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine this great artist, displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.


We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?

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Tuesday 7 Jul 20206:15pm Book Now
Sunday 12 Jul 20203:00pm Book Now

Concerto: A Beethoven Journey (12A)

Filmed over four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.

Filmed over the course of four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’ attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.


Considered one of the top pianists of the age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a world-class pianist and access to his personal and professional life.


Against the wonderful background of Leif Ove playing these five pieces, we also show how these works offer a new and fresh way of examining Beethoven’s life and work.


Leif Ove Andsnes’s own life as a pianist is also revealed – and, despite knowing and performing all the great composers, he concludes after this major project with Beethoven’s piano concerti – and a world-wide

sell-out tour – that the greatest composer in history is indeed Ludwig van Beethoven.


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Wednesday 16 Dec 20206:30pm Book Now