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Ad Astra (12A)

★★★★★ – Guardian. Tasked with travelling to the outer edges of the solar system, astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) must find his missing father, who was working on a top-secret project that may hold the key to humankind’s destruction or salvation.

★★★★★ – Telegraph | ★★★★★ – Guardian | ★★★★ – Empire


Acclaimed director James Gray (We Own the Night, The Lost City of Z) returns with this gripping new film starring Brad Pitt.


Astronaut Roy McBride is tasked with travelling to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father, who was working on a top-secret project that may hold the key to humankind’s destruction or salvation.


A smart, profound and jaw-dropping film for grown-ups, Pitt gives one of his best performances in years alongside a cast including Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and Ruth Negga.

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Mrs Lowry and Son (PG)

Starring Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) and Vanessa Redgrave (Howard’s End) as L.S. Lowry and his mother, Mrs Lowry and Son brings to life the tumultuous relationship that helped shape one of the 20th century’s most iconic painters.

★★★★ – “Redgrave is on mesmerising form and, at 82, delivers one of the turns of her career” – The Times


The feature-film debut from acclaimed theatre director Adrian Noble, Mrs Lowry and Son depicts the turbulent relationship between L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall), one of the 20th century’s most iconic painters, and his domineering mother (Vanessa Redgrave).


Lowry, not yet established as an artist, is working as a rent collector, but is obsessed by painting and dedicates all of his free time to it. The other great devotion in Lowry’s life is to his mother- she, however, only finds disappointment in her son and his work.


Delicately balancing tension and apprehension with vulnerability and humour, Mrs Lowry and Son is a dramatic and moving story with a ferocious performance from Vanessa Redgrave at its centre.


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Gaza (15)

★★★★ – Observer. An elegantly shot portrait of Palestinian life offering a rare glimpse behind the walls of Gaza and an opportunity to get to know the real people who inhabit a land plagued by conflict, but not defined by it.

“A raw, emotive film, one that demands to be watched” – Cineuropa


"★★★★ – a striking piece of filmmaking" – Observer


★★★★★ – RTÉ


From TV sets thousands of miles away, Gaza has been reduced to an image of violence, chaos and destruction. It’s hard to imagine anybody living a normal life there – but what do the local people do when they’re not under siege?


This elegantly shot documentary on Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza, to glimpse behind the walls of this misunderstood land and get to know the real people who inhabit it- a taxi driver, a teacher, a student, a barber. Through them we gain a nuanced understanding of what life is really like in Gaza, painting a portrait of a people plagued by conflict, but not defined by it.


One of September's MyPhoenix Passport film selection. Members and Friends tickets are £5 – buy your tickets from Box Office to take advantage of this special pricing.

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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

MAKING A FEATURE FILM: HOW HARD CAN IT BE?

A one day introduction to the complete feature filmmaking process, from initial idea to selling the first ticket.

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

Now 16, Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents but having moved to LA she finds herself facing her most dangerous adventure yet… high school!

“An exhuberant, tongue-in-cheek adventure for everyone” – Indiewire

A live-action family adventure, à la Indiana Jones – based on the long-running children’s TV animation. Now 16, Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents but having moved to LA she finds herself facing her most dangerous adventure yet… high school!


When her parents go on an expedition to find the City of Gold without her, it’s not long before Dora embarks on a quest to find her parents and solve the mystery of the lost city.


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The Yukon Assignment (PG)

British adventurer Chris Lucas (34) and his actor father Niall (64) depend on each other for survival as they canoe down one of the most remote rivers in Canada.

British adventurer Chris Lucas, 34, and his actor father Niall, 64, depend on each other for survival as they canoe down one of the most remote rivers in Canada.


The Yukon Assignment is a breath-taking exploration of one of the Earth’s last wildernesses and the story of how adventure can sometimes bring us together, irrespective of age.


The film is suitable for families and specifically made to inspire curious adventurers of all ages, leaving the audience wanting to call their loved ones, dream big, and dare to believe.


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Vakhtangov Theatre's Anna Karenina (12A)

This award-winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina tells the story of Tolstoy’s classic novel entirely through the medium of contemporary dance.


Directed by Lithuanian choreographer, Anzelica Cholina, this multiple award-winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina tells the story of Tolstoy’s classic novel entirely in contemporary dance.


In this way, Cholina succeeds in finding the equivalent of Tolstoy's words in harmony and movement, with every gesture holding meaning. The distinctive music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the inner turmoil of the characters and their depth.

Winner of the "Villanueva Award", Best Foreign Performance, International Havana Theatre Festival; Winner "Crystal Turandot" Best Debut Performance, Olga Lerman.


Filmed before a live audience from Moscow's venerable Vakhtangov Theatre.


2 hours 15 min with one intermission


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The Shiny Shrimps (15)

★★★★ – Empire. An Olympic swimming champion makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment : coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant amateur water polo team with their sights set on qualifying for the Gay Games.

"★★★★ – a warm, inclusive hug of a movie" – Empire


"★★★★ – a riotously funny remoulding of the underdog sports movie" Independent


Water polo team the Shiny Shrimps have little hope of competing in the ‘Gay Games’ – the world’s biggest LGBTQ+ sporting event. Their lack of discipline – in and out of the pool – has team captain Jean praying for a new coach.


Then fate intervenes when champion swimmer Matthias Le Goff makes a homophobic remark on TV and is offered a chance to redeem himself by training the party-loving Shrimps. Can he get this uncoordinated but flamboyant team of amateurs to the Games?


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Against the Tides (12A)

BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Stefan Stuckert's new film follows marathon swimmer Beth French as she sets out to swim the seven most dangerous sea-channels in the world.

A feature documentary by the BAFTA-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Stefan Stuckert, Against the Tides follows marathon swimmer Beth French, as she sets out to conquer Oceans Seven, a challenge consisting of the seven most dangerous sea-channels in the world.


For extreme swimmers, it’s the ultimate test; the equivalent to the seven peaks in mountaineering. Only a handful of people have ever completed it, but driven by her desire to set an example for her autistic son and by her battle with lifelong illness M.E. (a.k.a. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Beth aims to become the first person ever to swim all seven in one year.


With each swim Beth gets stronger and more determined, but as her dramatic journey nears its end, Beth’s burning desire to conquer the open sea comes into heart-rending conflict with her dreams for her son.


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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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Downton Abbey (PG)

The beloved Crawley family and their dutiful staff finally make their move to the big screen, just in time for a grand occasion as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: a royal visit from the King and Queen of England.

The beloved Crawley family and their dutiful staff finally make their move to the big screen, just in time for a grand occasion as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: a royal visit from the King and Queen of England. As preparations for their guests begin in earnest, they threaten to unleash scandal, leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance!


This new feature-film length instalment features all the romance, intrigue and red-hot butlering that fans of the television show have come to expect.


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Cinema Paradiso (15)

Marking 30 years since the UK release of Giuseppe Tornatore’s much-loved film. Alfredo, the projectionist of the local cinema teaches Toto his trade, but tries to persuade the young boy there is a life away from his small town.

After losing his father, young Salvatore ‘Toto’ sneaks into the local cinema where he harasses the local projectionist Alfredo. The kindly Alfredo teaches Toto his trade but tries to persuade him there is a life away from his small town.


Screening to mark 30 years since the UK release of Giuseppe Tornatore’s beautiful, Oscar-winning film, this sweet and sentimental tale is a must for all those who can’t imagine their life without movies, and was voted the Greatest Foreign Film of All Time by Guardian readers in 2007.


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The Big Meeting (12A)

Every second Saturday in July the city of Durham is taken over by miners, trade-unions and the public for the Durham Miners' Gala, a major event known locally as "The Big Meeting".

Every second Saturday in July the city of Durham is taken over by miners, trade-unions and the public for the Durham Miners' Gala, a major event known locally as "The Big Meeting". An annual celebration of noise, colour, culture, creativity, unity and endeavour, it attracts 200,000 people onto the streets to honour their heritage.


The Big Meeting reflects the past, present and future of the Gala and the labour movement, whilst following four protagonists over the course of this momentous working-class occasion.


Please note: this film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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Aniara (18)

★★★★★ – “A stark, modernist riff on Douglas Trumbull’s Silent Running and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise” – NOW Toronto. The last survivors of a dying Earth must relocate to Mars- but when has space travel ever went smoothly?

★★★★★ – “A stark, modernist riff on Douglas Trumbull’s Silent Running and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise” – NOW Toronto.


With Earth in a state of environmental Armageddon, giant interstellar cruise liners are constructed to shuttle the remnants of humanity in luxury to their new home on Mars. On one such liner, a woman known only as MR helps passengers adjust to their new life using AI to immerse themselves in memories of earlier, better times. But when a disaster leaves the ship hopelessly adrift in space and people are losing all hope, MR will become the only link between the survivors and what remains of their humanity.


Based on the poem of the same name by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson, Aniara embraces the existential possibilities of science fiction to produce a masterful, contemporary sci-fi classic.


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Astro Kid (PG)

When their spaceship is destroyed as they travel through the galaxy, 10-year-old Willy is separated from his parents and finds himself alone on a wild and uncharted planet...

When their spaceship is destroyed as they travel through the galaxy, 10-year-old Willy is separated from his parents. Landing on a wild and uncharted planet, Willy is befriended by Buck, a friendly robot, and an alien called Flash, and together the gang explore the mysterious planet.


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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


*** PLEASE NOTE - the show on Thu 12 Sep will start promptly at 7.30pm so please arrive in time.

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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The Mustang (15)

Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone, Far from the Madding Crowd) stars as Roman, a prisoner who learns to channel his anger issues by working with wild horses.

★★★★ – “The Mustang marks the birth of an exceptional new filmmaker, a woman hellbent on bucking Hollywood gender bias” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


Serving time in a rural Nevada penitentiary, hulking prisoner Roman (Schoenaerts) is signed up to a unique therapy programme, joining fellow inmates in training wild horses- inspired by a real-life prison programme. Challenged by the no-nonsense stable master (Bruce Dern) to see if he can stay in a pen with a particularly unbreakable mustang, Roman sees his equal in this untamed animal and gradually a profound bond develops.


Deftly exploring masculinity, healing and forgiveness, actor-turned director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s first film (exec-produced by Robert Redford) is a fearless and accomplished debut.


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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (TBC)

Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original “Dirtbag" – one who abandons societal norms in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.

Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag" – one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.


This rebel athlete’s lifetime of accomplishments set the bar for the entire sport. He shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents, bushwhacking trails and pioneering direct routes thought previously impassable.


But Beckey burned bridges, eschewed fame and stayed unencumbered so his only obligation would be to conquer the next summit. He kept meticulous personal journals where he mused on everything from arcane geology to his romantic life, to the myriad sunrises he witnessed from vantages not seen by anyone else on Earth.


Beckey defiantly continued climbing until he passed away in October 2017 at the age of 94. Director Dave O’Leske filmed with Fred for almost a decade before his death, and with access to nearly a century’s worth of precious photos, personal journals and rare films entrusted to Dave by Fred, the resulting film is a fascinating, emotional and funny insight into a truly captivating unsung legend.


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For Sama (18)

Cannes prize winning-documentary For Sama covers five defining years in the life of filmmaker Waad al-Kateab during the Syrian civil war, resulting in one of the most powerful accounts of the experience of war ever produced.

★★★★ – "The most harrowingly intimate and arguably, the best documentary to date on the Syrian conflict" – RogerEbert.com


For five years during the civil war in Syria, filmmaker Waad al-Kateab picked up a camera and filmed her life as she fell in love, got married and gave birth to Sama. The result of those five years is the award-winning documentary For Sama, a love letter to her daughter and the most intimate and incredible document of the female experience of war.


Waad’s camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice- whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.


For Sama is the first feature documentary from Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts. The film has won international praise and was awarded prize for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.


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Claudine (15)

A landmark film starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones, Claudine addresses the conundrums of the welfare system and challenges the notions of the ‘welfare queen’.


A landmark film starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones, Claudine addresses the conundrums of the welfare system and challenges the notions of the ‘welfare queen’.


Claudine (Carroll) supports herself and her six children by working secretly as a maid, whilst garbage collector Roop attempts to win her affections and earn the trust of her children.

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Wednesday 2 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

Wise Children (15)

★★★★★ – Broadway World. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief.

★★★★★ – Broadway World


In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday.


Over the river in Chelsea, their father (and greatest actor of his generation) Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is actually their real father...


Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show received a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews on its debut at London’s Old Vic in 2018.


Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production, filmed for cinemas in March 2019 at the Theatre Royal, York.


A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.

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Thursday 3 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

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.


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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The Farewell (PG)

Featuring a star-making performance from Awkwafina (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), The Farewell is a funny and life-affirming tale of family politics, east meets west and the heartache of goodbyes.

Featuring a star-making performance from Awkwafina (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), The Farewell is a funny and life-affirming tale of family politics, east meets west and the heartache of goodbyes.


Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly follows her parents home to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone- gathered under the guise of an expedited wedding- has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. Billi finds herself caught up in rediscovering the country she left as a child, the family she has never known, and most of all her grandmother’s wondrous spirit - all the while, however, Billi wrestles with whether she should go along with the rest of the family’s wishes or tell Nai Nai the truth…


With The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.


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Homicidal (12A)

Miriam Webster is due to inherit the estate of a rich relative when she becomes the victim of a devious scheme seemingly intent on separating her from her inheritance and… her life!

William Castle’s 1961 feature, Homicidal, included a cinematic first- a special “FRIGHT BREAK”, an interval during which the audience could calm their nerves and those who were too frightened to continue could leave the cinema with a full refund. Come along and enjoy this unique feature, but be warned, anyone who leaves early must do so via... “COWARD’S CORNER!”


Miriam Webster is due to inherit the estate of a rich relative when she becomes the victim of a devious scheme seemingly intent on separating her from her inheritance and… her life! All this begins after her half-brother Warren returns from Europe with his childhood guardian Helga newly wheelchair-bound and unable to speak after suffering an apparent stroke. Returning with them is Helga’s new nurse Emily, a strange and suspicious young woman.


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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Friday 4 Oct 20196:10pm Book Now

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (PG)

When Asterix sets out to find a new keeper of the secret formula that protects his village from Roman invaders, his quest to find someone worthy of this honour is jeopardised by an evil wizard and Caesar’s army.

A magic potion protects Asterix’s village from Roman invaders, and the time has come to find a new keeper of the secret formula. But Asterix’s quest to find someone worthy of this honour is jeopardised by an evil wizard and Caesar’s army.


This new animation marks the 60th anniversary of the much-loved comic book character.


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Kind Hearts and Coronets (U)

A wonderfully entertaining combination of biting class satire, hilarious farce and pitch-black comedy, this story of a suave and elegant serial murderer is as sharp and funny today as ever.

★★★★★ – “Utter perfection” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


A wonderfully entertaining combination of biting class satire, hilarious farce and pitch-black comedy, this story of a suave and elegant serial murderer is as sharp and funny today as ever.


Dennis Price stars as Louis Mazzini, the would-be Duke of Chalfont whose mother was disinherited by her noble family, the D'Ascoynes, for marrying beneath her. When her dying wish to be buried in the family crypt is refused, Louis vows revenge and one by one begins to bump off the eight successors that stand in the way of his becoming Duke – who in a sublime conceit, are all played by Sir Alec Guinness.


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Inna De Yard (12A)

Set against the lush green mountains of Jamaica, Inna de Yard sees a superstar group of reggae legends gather to record a new album in the unplugged style of their roots.

Joyous and vibrant, set against the lush green mountains of Jamaica, Inna de Yard sees a superstar group of reggae legends gather to record a new album of infectious hits in an unplugged style that harks back to their roots.


The musicians include Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, Cedric Myton and Judy Mowatt whose iconic songs capture the poetry and passion of their homeland.

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The Train (PG)

In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The French Resistance is all that stands in his way.

In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The French Resistance is all that stands in his way.


A riveting WW2 drama that builds to an action-packed climax, this forgotten classic stars screen icons Burt Lancaster and Jeanne Moreau.


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Wednesday 9 Oct 201910:30am Book Now

Time and Judgement (TBC)

An overview of the African Liberation Movement over 400 hundred years, Time and Judgement narrates the tribulations and successes of people from the African diaspora.


An overview of the African Liberation Movement over 400 hundred years, Time and Judgement narrates the tribulations and successes of people from the African diaspora, establishing a connection between biblical prophecy and the times we are living in.


Through archival footage and creative film the film examines the lives of leaders such as Maurice Bishop, Walter Rodney, Jessie Jackson, Samora Machel, Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey and others.

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Wednesday 9 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

Metallica: S&M2 (TBC)

On October 9, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.

"One of the most epic shows of [Metallica's] lives" – Kerrang


"Nothing short of epic" – The Mercury News, San Francisco


On October 9, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.


See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco.  Recorded live on September 6th and 8th, the shows also commemorate the opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to the city’s waterfront.


Including several tracks from the original '99 S&M release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then, this theatrical release gives millions of fans around the world the chance to eclipse time and experience the show as a modern-day big screen concert.

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Wednesday 9 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages (TBC)

Legendary comedian Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas for one night only with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour in 2015.

★★★★ "Beautifully funny" - The Guardian.


Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour. Recorded in 2015, during the Australian leg, this whip smart routine is a riotous journey filled with outrageous tales and blistering observations of everyday absurdities.


Screening as a special one-night-only event, Connolly will also muse upon his career, life and legacy in a deeply personal interview filmed exclusively for cinema audiences.  

Prior to retiring in 2016 following his diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease, Connolly toured worldwide continuously for 50 years, performing to an audience of over 10 million. The Sex Life of Bandages is a big screen tribute to an iconic funny-man whose sharp wit and anarchic storytelling is still as hilarious as ever.


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Thursday 10 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Judy (12A)

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.

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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The Last Tree (15)

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

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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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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Eyes Without a Face (15)

Georges Franju’s classic, almost fairy tale-like horror, in which a mad doctor kidnaps and experiments on local girls in a bid to restore his beloved daughter's disfigured face.

Mixing pulp and poetry seamlessly, Georges Franju’s classic, almost fairy tale-like horror has been a huge influence upon filmmakers such as John Carpenter and Tim Burton, and is a must see for all film fans.


Dr Génessier is riddled with guilt after a car accident results in the face of his once beautiful daughter being disfigured. While the outside world believes she is dead, the doctor and his loyal assistant Louise secretly work on restoring her face by kidnapping girls in the local area and attempting to graft their faces onto the ravaged beauty.


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 12 Oct 20199:00pm Book Now

The Irishman (18)

Broadcast from the closing night of the BFI London Film Festival, this screening of Martin Scorsese’s new film The Irishman will be preceded by interviews with the stars live from the red carpet.


The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to present a live satellite broadcast of the Festival’s Closing Night Gala, The Irishman, with thanks to distributor Netflix. Audiences around the UK have the exclusive chance to see Closing Night red carpet footage from Leicester Square and interviews with the film’s creators, beamed by satellite into your local cinema and followed by a special preview of The Irishman.


Returning to the gangster genre, Scorsese has put together a mouth-watering cast – including Al Pacino (his first time in a Scorsese picture), Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci – for this tale of a mob hitman looking back on his life.


Who killed Jimmy Hoffa? A labour leader and the infamous head of the Teamsters union, whose connections with organised crime were wide ranging, his career ended with a conviction for jury tampering, attempted bribery and fraud, but he was pardoned by President Richard Nixon. Not long after, he disappeared.


Declared legally dead in 1982, various theories have circulated as to what happened to him. Few are as convincing as that told by Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran. The account he revealed to journalist Charles Brandt, and published in 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses, is the basis of this riveting, epic crime drama.


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Sunday 13 Oct 20196:45pm Book Now

Talking Pictures Monday (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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Monday 14 Oct 201910:30am Book Now

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

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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The Day Shall Come (15)

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

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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Good Posture (15)

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

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


Intelligent but bored Lilian moves into the house of her dad’s friend after breaking up with her partner. Finding that the house is also shared with celebrated but reclusive novelist Julia Price (Mortimer) - and wanting to impress her ex and his new filmmaker girlfriend - Lilian sets out to make a documentary about Julia. As Julia gradually warms to her, Lilian must also deal with her estranged father and an eccentric new cameraman.

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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 (TBC)

"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 (TBC)

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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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

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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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.

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 20198:00pm 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

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
Tuesday 12 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now

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

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 (Closed)

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
Sunday 19 Jan 20203:00pm 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

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
Sunday 12 Apr 20203:00pm Book Now

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