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The Good Liar (15)

★★★★ – Guardian. Based on Nicholas Searle’s best-selling novel, this gripping thriller stars British acting royalty Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Helen Mirren.

★★★★ – The Guardian


★★★★ – Film Stories


"There’s joy in watch­ing two flaw­less per­for­mances from these much-loved vet­er­ans" – Empire


Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets rich widow Betty online. As Betty opens her home and life to him Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, and with his dark history coming back to haunt him what should have been a cut-and-dry swindle turns into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.


Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star in this gripping adaptation of Nicholas Searle's best­selling novel.


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Le Mans '66 (12A)

★★★★ – Independent. Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in James Mangold’s thrilling account of Ford’s quest to win the 1966 24-hour Le Mans race.

★★★★ – Independent


★★★★ – Empire


"Road race biopic fires on all cylinders" – The Observer


Facing plummeting sales, and keen to make his cars appeal to a new generation of affluent post-war Americans, Henry Ford II commands his executives to find him someone who can help them achieve a seemingly impossible task – to beat Ferrari in the legendary 24-hour Le Mans race.


With sparky performances from Matt Damon and Christian Bale, director James Mangold’s account of Ford’s determination to win is a thrilling, brilliantly acted slice of big-screen entertainment.


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The Aeronauts (PG)

★★★★ – Observer. A gorgeous, gripping adventure story from the director of Wild Rose, based on the exploits of English meteorologist James Glaisher.

★★★★ – The Observer


★★★★ – Empire


"A chance to celebrate the spirit of discovery, in homage to the old adventure films of Hollywood’s golden age" – The Independent


Eddie Redmayne and FelicityJones (The Theory of Everything) reunite for this gorgeous, gripping adventure story from the director of Wild Rose, based on the exploits of English meteorologist James Glaisher.


It's 1862 and Glaisher (Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history.


Breaking records and making scientific discoveries as they ascend, the voyage soon becomes a fight for survival and these two very different people must rely on each other as they battle the elements.

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

When an adorable alien called LU-LA crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun and the flock embark on a mission to help LU-LA get back home.

When an adorable alien called LU-LA crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun and the flock embark on a mission to help LU-LA get back home. But sinister alien hunters are on their trail.


Another out-of-this-world animation from Aardman!


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Just a Breath Away (12)

An earthquake hits Paris and unleashes a deadly gas, forcing people onto the rooftops to escape the toxic cloud in this apocalytic thriller.

"Well-directed and marked by...strong set pieces" – Hollywood Reporter


"Well shot, tightly wound, and expertly paced" – bloodydisgusting.com


An earthquake hits Paris and unleashes a deadly gas, forcing people onto the rooftops to escape the toxic cloud. But one couple must face the fog as their daughter is trapped in their apartment due to an incurable illness which means she must live inside a filtered ‘bubble’.


The bubble’s battery needs to be changed every five hours, and as the gas rises they must figure out a way for the whole family to reach safety.


One of November'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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Hansard (12A)

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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Half the Picture (18)

This inspiring documentary interrogates the reasons for women directors remaining  such a small minority in Hollywood, and illuminates the obstacles faced by women in the film industry.

Whilst the #MeToo movement brought the inequality faced by women to the forefront of culture, women directors remain the minority in Hollywood.


This inspiring documentary interrogates the reasons for this, and illuminates the obstacles faced by women in the film industry.


Featuring candid interviews with directors such as Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, and Catherine Hardwicke, what emerges is a picture of struggle, determination and hard-won success.


Followed by a Q&A and panel discussion with director Amy Adrion (via Skype) and academics from University of Leicester and De Montfort University.


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Present Laughter (12A)

New date added due to demand! Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy.


New date added due to demand!

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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Knives Out (12A)

★★★★★ – The Telegraph. Rian Johnson pays tribute to Agatha Christie with his new film, a blissfully entertaining whodunit with a killer cast set on the country estate of the wealthy Thrombey family.

★★★★★ – The Telegraph


Rian Johnson pays tribute to Agatha Christie with his new film, a blissfully entertaining whodunit with a killer cast set on the country estate of the wealthy Thrombey family.


When patriarch and renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead, debonair detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig, free from the permanent frown of James Bond and having the time of his life) is called in. Interviewing family members and staff it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems with the dysfunctional clan, and Blanc will be pushed to his limits to try and solve the case.


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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG)

Angelina Jolie reprises her role as Maleficent in this Walt Disney sequel. Impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces place new strains on Maleficent’s relationship with her goddaughter Aurora.

Angelina Jolie reprises her role as Maleficent in this Walt Disney sequel. Impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces place new strains on Maleficent’s relationship with her goddaughter Aurora.

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The Ideal Palace (TBC)

★★★★ – stuff.co.nz. Based on the remarkable true story of Joseph Cheval, a 19th century postman who spent 30 years building a castle for his daughter using stones he gathered on his rounds.

"★★★★ – an affectionate, but...surprisingly gritty film" – stuff.co.nz


An engrossing account of love and dedication based on the remarkable true story of Joseph Ferdinand Cheval.


1879, the south of France. Cheval is a humble postman, seemingly revelling in the solitude of his 20-mile route and daydreaming about the world he sees in the postcards he delivers.


Then he falls in love with Philomène and spends the next 30 years of his life building a castle for their daughter, Alice, using stones he gathers on his rounds.


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The Swallows of Kabul (TBC)

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Libyan writer Yasmina Khadra, Swallows of Kabul follows life under Taliban rule across one summer in 1998.

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Libyan writer Yasmina Khadra, Swallows of Kabul follows life under Taliban rule in the ruined Afghan capital across one summer in 1998.


Beautifully realised in watercolour-style animation, French directors Zabou and Éléa don’t flinch from portraying a regime that relentlessly and sadistically castigates women.


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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.

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 with 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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The Nightingale (18)

★★★★ – Time Out. The Babadook director Jennifer Kent returns with this brutal tale of revenge, winner of the Special Jury Prize at 2018’s Venice International Film Festival.

★★★★ – Time Out


The Babadook director Jennifer Kent returns with this brutal tale of revenge, winner of the Special Jury Prize at 2018’s Venice International Film Festival.


1825 and a young Irish female convict chases a British army officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.


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Last Christmas (12A)

Co-written by Emma Thompson and featuring the music of Wham! and George Michael, Last Christmas stars Emilia Clarke as Kate, a listless young woman working as an elf in a Christmas shop.


Blissful festive escapism is the order of the day with the new film from Paul Feig. Co-written by Emma Thompson and featuring the music of Wham! and George Michael, Last Christmas stars Emilia Clarke as Kate, a listless young woman working as an elf in a Christmas shop.


Still shaken after becoming severely ill the previous year, one day Kate meets the charming - and ridiculously handsome - Tom (Golding, Crazy Rich Asians) but wonders if the budding romance is too good to be true.


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Outside the City (PG)

This beautifully filmed documentary follows the monks of Mt St Bernard Abbey as they move from dairy farming to brewing as they attempt to open the first Trappist brewery in the UK.

Please join us for a special post-film Q&A with director Nick Hamer after the 6.30pm screening on Friday 6th December.


The monks of Mt St Bernard Abbey are a community of 25 men, half of them over 80 years old. This beautifully filmed documentary follows the monks as they move from dairy farming to brewing as they attempt to open the first Trappist brewery in the UK. The stakes are high, if their historic counter-cultural lifestyle is to survive, the venture must succeed. Meanwhile as the monks reflect on spirituality, ageing and the approaching end of life, the number of burials in the Abbey graveyard continues to grow.


Director Nick Hamer spent a year with the Leicestershire monks, gaining privileged access to document their hidden lives. They have turned their backs on the material, consumer society, to focus instead on contemplative spirituality, and to maintain an age-old religious tradition.


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Christmas & Co. (TBC)

Alain Chabat (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) and Audrey Tautou (Amélie) star in this clever family comedy that is the perfect mix offbeat humour and Yuletide cheer.

Alain Chabat (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) and Audrey Tautou (Amélie) star in this clever family comedy that is the perfect mix offbeat humour and Yuletide cheer.


Christmas is on its way and with it disaster when the 90,000 elves responsible for making children’s toys all become sick at the same time! It’s a disaster for Santa, who must now make an emergency trip with his reindeer to search for a remedy. With no-one believing who he is while on his search, he must find some allies to save the magic of Christmas!


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Cover Girl (U)

One of his early films with the fabulous Rita Hayworth, this tale of a chorus girl given a chance at stardom also features the celebrated sequence of Gene Kelly dancing with his own reflection.

One of his early films with the fabulous Rita Hayworth, this tale of a chorus girl given a chance at stardom also features the celebrated sequence of Gene Kelly dancing with his own reflection.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (TBC)

★★★★★ – The Guardian. Céline Sciamma's new film, a story of forbidden love in 18th century France is set to be one of the films of 2020 – catch it here first as part of the French Film Festival UK.

★★★★★ – “Burning desires and flashes of Hitchcock” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.


An exclusive preview of this multi award-winning film due for release in February 2020. Set in Brittany in 1760 Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent.


But Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing, observing her by day and secretly painting her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom.


Winner of Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is set to be the coming out party for French auteur Céline Sciamma (Girlhood) and the film's stars Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel.


With echoes of Hitchcock and 2017's Call Me by Your Name,  Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a mesmerising, modern masterpiece.


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Bygone Leicester (U)

Treat you and yours to the annual screening of local history on the silver screen presented live by Rob Foxon of the Leicestershire Film Archive.


This year's programme remembers a 1930’s more leisurely pace of life. There’s farming & country life; the City Centre was served by Electric Trams; we remember post-war days and Leicester’s last tram; while 1958 comes a film about policing in Leicester. The Leicestershire Film Archive extends Season's Greetings to all patrons and welcomes your donations of old film footage for safe keeping.


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Mystify: Michael Hutchence (15)

★★★★ – “An impeccably assembled, comprehensive tribute to a rock legend” – Cinevue. Intimate and insightful, this portrait of the internationally renowned INXS frontman Michael Hutchence sheds new light on the man behind the public image.

★★★★ – “An impeccably assembled, comprehensive tribute to a rock legend” – Cinevue. Intimate and insightful, this portrait of the internationally renowned INXS frontman Michael Hutchence sheds new light on the man behind the public image.


Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael’s private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’ and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man.


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Bret Battey Artists Talk

Bret will be talking about the making of Three Breaths in Empty Space, its relationship to his earlier works and his longstanding partnership with Phoenix as an artist and curator.


Born in the United States, Bret Battey is Professor of Audio-visual Composition at De Montfort University. He creates electronic, acoustic, and multimedia concert works and installations, synthesising a diverse professional and educational background in music composition, computer science, design and electronics. Bret has exhibited internationally and has been recognised with many awards and prizes, including Prix Ars Electronica.

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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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The Wolf's Call (15)

This nail-biting French thriller features an all-star cast, including Omar Sy, François Civil and Mathieu Kassovitz, as the crew of a submarine on a mission to avert a nuclear catastrophe.

The Wolf's Call is a nail-biting thriller with a cast of renowned French actors including Omar Sy, François Civil and Mathieu Kassovitz.


Renowned for his exceptional hearing, young submariner ‘Socks’ is a treasured sonar expert on his vessel. But after an incident in the Mediterranean Sea sparks a chain of events that threaten to lead to nuclear war, it is up to Socks and his crew to search the Ocean for a missing submarine before it’s too late.


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The Report (15)

“★★★★ – A gripping, fiery drama” – The Guardian. Based on actual events, this riveting thriller tells the story of Daniel J Jones, who led the US Senate’s sweeping investigation into the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme in the aftermath of 9/11.

“★★★★ – A gripping, fiery drama” – The Guardian


Based on actual events, this riveting thriller tells the story of Daniel J Jones, who led the US Senate’s sweeping investigation into the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme in the aftermath of 9/11.


Jones' relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation's top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.


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The Two Popes (12A)

Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, City of God) returns with this superb new film, inspired by real-life events featuring acting heavyweights Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce on top form as the titular two popes.

Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, City of God) returns with this superb new film, inspired by real-life events featuring acting heavyweights Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce on top form as the titular two popes.


Frustrated by the direction of the Church and still haunted by his experiences during the Argentinean Dirty War, liberal Cardinal Bergoglio requests permission from the Vatican to retire. Surprised to find himself summoned to Rome by the conservative Pope Benedict, these two men must find common ground amongst their differing views in order to decide the future of their institution in a time of political and social upheaval.


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Marriage Story (15)

★★★★★ – The Telegraph. Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale) takes an incisive and compassionate look at a family trying to stay together as a marriage collapses.

★★★★★ – The Telegraph


Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale) takes an incisive and compassionate look at a family trying to stay together as a marriage collapses.


Theatre director Charlie and his actor wife Nicole are drifting apart. They take an enforced break when Nicole goes to LA for an acting job, leaving Charlie behind in New York – which ultimately leads to divorce and a battle for custody over their son.


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Judy & Punch (15)

★★★★ – “A witty critique of showbiz for the #MeToo generation” – Timeout. A twisted tale of love, revenge and puppetry, Mia Wasikowska stars in this reworking of the classic British puppet show.

★★★★ – “A witty critique of showbiz for the #MeToo generation” – Timeout.


A twisted tale of love, revenge and puppetry, Mia Wasikowska stars in this reworking of the classic British puppet show.


When Judy and Punch bring their marionette show to the anarchic town of Seaside it proves a hit. Success is short-lived, however, when Punch’s jealousy and drinking lead to events spiralling into violence and tragedy.


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The Irishman (18)

★★★★★ – “Scorsese’s finest film in 30 years” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. A chance to catch Scorsese’s new epic on the big screen, his latest reunites him with Robert De Niro for a ninth film together- their first since 1995’s Casino.

★★★★★ – “Scorsese’s finest film in 30 years” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


A chance to catch Scorsese’s new epic on the big screen, his latest reunites him with Robert De Niro for a ninth film together- their first since 1995’s Casino.


Adapted from Charles Brandt’s book, I Heard You Paint Houses, The Irishman is based on the real life confessions of mafia hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. Looking back on his life and his work for the Bufalino crime family, Frank reminisces on his friendship with Jimmy Hoffa, and his possible role in his disappearance in 1975.


Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci all give vintage performances in this sweeping, cathartic drama that feels like the last world on the mafia, cinema and America.


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The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

Some Muppet magic gets sprinkled over Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge, starring Michael Caine alongside your muppet favourites.

Please note: The Mon 16 Dec 10.15am show will be a supportive environment screening, with reduced sound levels, partially raised lighting, no trailers and freedom to move around.


Some Muppet magic gets sprinkled over Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge.


With unforgettable songs and pitch perfect casting – Michael Caine as Scrooge, Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit and the Great Gonzo as Dickens – The Muppet Christmas Carol has become a festive family tradition.


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La Belle Époque (15)

Daniel Auteil as Victor a 60-something cartoonist whose marriage to wife Marianne is on the rocks in this charming 'Truman Show meets The Game' comedy.

Nicolas Bedos’ second feature is a charming romantic comedy starring Daniel Auteil as Victor, a 60-something cartoonist whose marriage to wife Marianne is on the rocks.


When he meets the head of a company that offer their clients the chance to ‘re-live’ moments from their life via a huge sound stage and troupe of actors, Victor sees a chance to relight his fire for Marianne.


One of December'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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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

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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White Christmas (U)

We bring you a sack full of festive cheer with this classic Hollywood musical, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”.


Unfortunately it’s more likely to be wet than white, but we bring you a sack full of festive cheer with this classic Hollywood musical, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.


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Monday 16 Dec 20191:30pm 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

Star Wars Triple Bill: Episodes VII - IX (TBC)

The circle is now complete... Almost! Watch the Star Wars sequel trilogy come to its shattering conclusion with this epic triple bill.

The circle is now complete... Almost! Watch the Star Wars sequel trilogy come to an epic conclusion with a triple bill of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, the final episode in the Skywalker saga.


6pm: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

The heroes of the original trilogy return for the sequel you never thought you would see, as the saga begins again for a new generation.


9pm: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

As Rey learns the ways of the Force under the guidance of Luke Skywalker, the rest of the Resistance are relentlessly pursued across the galaxy by the First Order.


00.01am: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

The remnants of the Resistance gather for a final battle with the First Order and an old foe.


Please note all films will begin on time with no ads or trailers.


Tickets are also available for each individual screening, including the midnight premiere of The Rise of Skywalker.

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Wednesday 18 Dec 20196:00pm Book Now

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (12A)

Chewie, we're home. The heroes of the original trilogy return for the sequel you never thought you would see as the saga begins again for a new generation.

★★★★★ – “Outrageously exciting and romantic return to a world you hadn't realised you'd missed so much” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.


Chewie, we're home. The heroes of the original trilogy return for the sequel you never thought you would see as the saga begins again for a new generation.


Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.


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Wednesday 18 Dec 20196:05pm Book Now

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (12A)

As Rey learns the ways of the Force under the guidance of Luke Skywalker, the rest of the Resistance are relentlessly pursued across the galaxy by the First Order.

★★★★★ – “Thrilling and genuinely startling” – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.


As Rey learns the ways of the Force under the guidance of Luke Skywalker, the rest of the Resistance are relentlessly pursued across the galaxy by the First Order.


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Wednesday 18 Dec 20199:00pm Book Now

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (TBC)

The circle is now complete... The Skywalker saga comes to an epic conclusion this December in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The circle is now complete... The Skywalker saga comes to an epic conclusion this December in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.


The remnants of the Resistance gather for a final battle with the First Order and an old foe...


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Home Alone (PG)

John Hughes’ classic family comedy is back on the big screen for the festive season.

When the McAllister family left on their Christmas vacation they forgot one small thing – Kevin!


John Hughes’ classic family comedy is every kid’s dream – the house to yourself and ice cream for breakfast – and Kevin is every adult’s nightmare, particularly the hapless Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv.


Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!

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Thursday 19 Dec 20196:15pm Book Now

It's a Wonderful Life (U)

Escape the heaving city centre and the last minute Christmas shoppers and journey back to 1946 with our annual screenings of Frank Capra’s classic.

Escape the heaving city centre and the last minute Christmas shoppers and journey back to 1946 with our annual screenings of Frank Capra’s classic ode to family, community and the power of redemption.


Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a frustrated businessman who, over the course of one night, discovers the true meaning of Christmas.


It’s joyful, life-affirming stuff.


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Die Hard (15)

Enjoy one of cinema’s greatest action films back on the big screen this December. Yippee-ki-yay Father Christmas!

Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs” – as Christmas parties go, few have gone more disastrously than the Nakatomi Corporation’s 1988 shindig.


European terrorists have the worst sense of timing, as NYPD cop John McClane finds his reunion with his estranged wife Holly interrupted by a hostage crisis courtesy of gentleman villain Hans Gruber and his cohorts.


Enjoy one of cinema’s greatest action films back on the big screen this December. Yippee-ki-yay Father Christmas!

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Saturday 21 Dec 20199:15pm Book Now

Anchors Aweigh (U)

Two sailors on shore leave decide to help an aspiring singer get an audition at MGM. With the whole film choreographed by Gene, his iconic dance with Jerry the cartoon mouse was incredibly expensive and took over two months to complete!

Two sailors on shore leave decide to help an aspiring singer get an audition at MGM. With the whole film choreographed by Gene, his iconic dance with Jerry the cartoon mouse was incredibly expensive and took over two months to complete!

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Sunday 22 Dec 20192:00pm Book Now

Singin' in the Rain (U)

It’s our tradition to screen a classic film on boxing days each year, and what could be more enjoyable than this absolute masterpiece. Donen and Kelly’s second film together features the classic numbers Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the joyful title track.

It’s our tradition to screen a classic film on boxing days each year, and what could be more enjoyable than this absolute masterpiece. Donen and Kelly’s second film together features the classic numbers Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the joyful title track.

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Thursday 26 Dec 20193:30pm Book Now

Ordinary Love (12A)

★★★★ – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. A story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at all of us, Ordinary Love is an honest and soulful portrayal of a couple on the difficult journey through cancer treatment.

★★★★ – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. A story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at all of us, Ordinary Love is an honest and soulful portrayal of a couple on the difficult journey through cancer treatment.


Joan and Tom have been married for years. Theirs is a relationship which only comes from a lifetime together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead.


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Mystery Film (15)

Escape the house after Christmas for an adventure into the unknown with a special edition of our mystery film. A secret more closely guarded than the exact location of Santa’s workshop in the North Pole, previous selections have included Young Frankenstein, Almost Famous and Delicatessen.

Escape the house after Christmas for an adventure into the unknown with a special edition of our mystery film. A secret more closely guarded than the exact location of Santa’s workshop in the North Pole, our monthly mystery selection has previously included classics such as Young Frankenstein, Almost Famous and Delicatessen.


So join us for a special 15 certificate edition of Mystery Film, you can even bring the teenagers along…


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Friday 27 Dec 20196:15pm Book Now

On the Town (U)

Following three sailors on shore leave for 24 hours in New York, On the Town reunited Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra for their third film together and was the co-directorial debut of Kelly and Stanley Donen.

Following three sailors on shore leave for 24 hours in New York, On the Town reunited Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra for their third film together and was the co-directorial debut of Kelly and Stanley Donen.


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Monday 30 Dec 20196:10pm 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.

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

Talking Pictures Winter (Monday) (18)

Share your love of film with this 10-week course of group discussions, led by tutor Alan Seaman. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to the 1pm or 1.30pm film screening following your session.

Do you love watching films and talking about them? Join like-minded film enthusiasts for this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions that put the cinema week into focus and help you get more from your cinema experience.


Tutor Alan Seaman will share film clips and talk about forthcoming movies and film industry news. After your session you can enjoy our regular Monday matinee, included in the price of the course.


When booking your course, you may choose whether to attend Monday mornings or Tuesday mornings. We would recommend the Tuesday course for beginners as the attendance numbers are slightly lower.


This great value course includes a cup of tea/coffee on arrival AND entry to the 1pm or 1.30pm film on the same day as your session.

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Monday 6 Jan 202010:30am Book Now

Talking Pictures Winter (Tuesday) (18)

Share your love of film with this 10-week course of group discussions, led by tutor Alan Seaman. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to the 1pm or 1.30pm film screening following your session.

Do you love watching films and talking about them? Join like-minded film enthusiasts for this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions that put the cinema week into focus and help you get more from your cinema experience.


Tutor Alan Seaman will share film clips and talk about forthcoming movies and film industry news. After your session you can enjoy our regular Tuesday matinee, included in the price of the course.


When booking your course, you may choose whether to attend Monday mornings or Tuesday mornings. We would recommend the Tuesday course for beginners as the attendance numbers are slightly lower.


This great value course includes a cup of tea/coffee on arrival AND entry to the 1.00pm or 1.30pm film on the same day as your session.

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Tuesday 7 Jan 202010:30am Book Now

Count Orlov - Musical (12A)

The Moscow Operetta Theatre's "Count Orlov Musical" is a remarkable tale of love and betrayal based on one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of the Russian Empire.


The Moscow Operetta Theatre's "Count Orlov Musical" is a remarkable tale of love and betrayal based on one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of the Russian Empire.


Brilliantly told by renowned playwright and poet July Kim with music composed by Roman Ignatyev (the same team behind Anna Karenina Musical and The Count of Monte Cristo), the lavish production is set in the second half of the 18th century during the reign of Catherine the Great.


Count Alexey Orlov, who had once contributed to Catherine’s rise to power, falls out of favor and is sent away in disgrace to Italy. While there, he meets a beautiful young woman, Elizabeth, supposedly the granddaughter of Peter the Great, who has aspirations for the Russian crown.


In an attempt to win back Catherine's affection, Orlov reveals Elizabeth's plans, setting in motion a series of events that lead to an unimaginable end.

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Sunday 12 Jan 20203:30pm 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

Small Island (15)

★★★★★ – Guardian. Returning due to demand, Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel comes to life in an epic theatre adaptation, filmed live on stage as part of NT Live’s10th birthday.


“★★★★★ – Levy’s Windrush epic makes momentous theatre" – Guardian.


Returning due to demand, Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel comes to life in an epic theatre adaptation, filmed live on stage as part of NT Live’s10th birthday


Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.


The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.


A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.


PLEASE NOTE: The certification for this production has been revised to 15 (previously 12A), as it contains strong language and themes that some people may find distressing.

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Thursday 16 Jan 20207:30pm Book Now

Hollywood Will Eat Itself: Movies About Movies (18)

As cinema has taken hold of the world as an artform, so the artform has itself become fodder for filmmakers. Join us as we take a look at movies about the movies.

As cinema has taken hold of the world as an artform, so the artform has itself become fodder for filmmakers. This one-day course takes a look at movies about the movies, and the magic of cinema.

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Saturday 18 Jan 202010:30am Book Now

Musical Film (18)

Coinciding with our BFI Musicals season, join us for this one-day course exploring the screen musical genre and the work of Hollywood legend Gene Kelly.

Musicals are some of the most iconic films of the classic Hollywood era. Coinciding with our BFI Musicals season, we examine the genre and explore the work of screen musicals legend Gene Kelly.

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Saturday 25 Jan 202010:30am 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 Great War: WWI on Screen (18)

A visual tour through films – contemporary and classic – about World War I and the people who experienced it.

Cinema has always wrestled with the concept of war, as have artists of all stripes. This one-day course examines the effect on cinema of the First World War and its aftermath, and takes you on a visual tour through films – contemporary and classic – about World War I and the people who experienced it.


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Saturday 1 Feb 202010:30am Book Now

The Brothers Karamazov (12A)

The Brothers Karamazov novel is the epitome of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s creative work. World renowned choreographer Boris Eifman offers a remarkable vision of the core ideas within the novel performed by the Eifman Ballet, St Petersburg.


The Brothers Karamazov novel is the epitome of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s creative work, the acme of the philosophic investigation carried out by this colossal and restless mind throughout his life.


World renowned choreographer Boris Eifman offers a remarkable vision of the core ideas within the novel, expanding upon them through body language as a way of exploring the origins of the moral devastation of the Karamazovs; creating through choreographic art an equivalent of what Dostoyevsky investigated so masterfully in his book, the excruciating burden of destructive passions and evil heredity.


Boris Eifman BIO: Boris Eifman is considered to be one of the leading choreographers in the world. After working for 10 years at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, in 1977, he formed his own ballet ensemble, interweaving classical ballet, modern dance and ecstatic impulses to create a completely different form of choreography where self-expression becomes the subject and in which there is drama, philosophy, characters and a central idea.

A distinct feature of Eifman’s theater, its trademark, is that almost all of his performances have a plot and, often, a literary source. In this way he can plunge into a realm that is familiar, all the while discovering and revealing the unexplored. His unique lexicon and conceptual, authorial interpretations are a breakthrough into that fantastic dimension where the boundlessness of inner worlds comes to life.


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Sunday 2 Feb 20205:00pm Book Now

Kinky Boots: The Musical (TBC)

"★★★★ – A glorious high-kicking romp" – Evening Standard. Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!

"★★★★ – A glorious high-kicking romp" – Evening Standard. Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!


Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen.


With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this "dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting" (Time Out) musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!


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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

The Lehman Trilogy (12A)

★★★★★ – Telegraph. Returning due to demand, The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.


★★★★★ – Telegraph  ★★★★★ – Daily Mail


Returning due to demand, Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.


On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.


163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.


This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

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Thursday 13 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

Graham Greene on Screen (18)

A six-week visual tour through Graham Greene’s life on screen – from adaptation to biography – and beyond.

Graham Greene is an author whose reputation has been cemented by the many screen versions of his novels. This six-week course will take you on a visual tour of his work on the page and the screen, and chart his position as a forerunner of modern movie adaptations.


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Thursday 27 Feb 20207:00pm 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

30 Greatest Foreign Language Films (18)

Join Alan Seaman for this 6-week countdown of the top 30 foreign language films, a voted for by over 200 international film critics. Will your favourite be there?

In 2018, the BBC polled over 200 international film critics to find out their favourite movies made in a language other than English, and films in 19 languages from more than 20 countries made it into the top 100.


Join tutor Alan Seaman for this six-week countdown of the top 30.

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Thursday 12 Mar 20202:00pm 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