Toy Story 4 (U)

Toy Story 4

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie's beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as "trash" and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family's road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo's adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they're worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that's the least of their worries.

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Friday 19 Jul 201916:0018:1520:40
Saturday 20 Jul 201912:2515:0018:0020:40
Sunday 21 Jul 201912:2515:0018:0020:40
Monday 22 Jul 201916:0018:15
Tuesday 23 Jul 201916:0018:1520:40
Wednesday 24 Jul 201916:0018:1520:40
Thursday 25 Jul 201912:0015:0018:00

Annabelle Comes Home (15)

Annabelle Comes Home

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her "safely" behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target -- the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

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Friday 19 Jul 201918:0020:40
Saturday 20 Jul 201918:0020:40
Sunday 21 Jul 201918:0020:40
Monday 22 Jul 201918:0020:40
Tuesday 23 Jul 201918:0020:40
Wednesday 24 Jul 201918:0020:40
Thursday 25 Jul 201920:40

The Queen's Corgi (PG)

The Queen's Corgi

Rex, one of the Queen's most beloved corgis, escapes from the palace and immediately finds himself lost, with only a group of scrappy dogs to rely on. Forced to find his way back to his favourite Monarch, Rex begins an epic journey that will help him discover who he truly is.

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Friday 19 Jul 201916:00
Saturday 20 Jul 201914:40
Sunday 21 Jul 201914:40
Monday 22 Jul 201916:00
Tuesday 23 Jul 201916:00
Wednesday 24 Jul 201916:00
Thursday 25 Jul 201912:30

Spider-Man: Far From Home (12A)

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

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Friday 19 Jul 201914:3017:3020:30
Saturday 20 Jul 201914:2517:3020:30
Sunday 21 Jul 201914:2517:3020:30
Monday 22 Jul 201914:4517:3020:30
Tuesday 23 Jul 201914:4517:3020:30
Wednesday 24 Jul 201914:4517:3020:30
Thursday 25 Jul 201914:2517:3020:30

The Lion King (PG)

The Lion King

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau's all-new "The Lion King" journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

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Friday 19 Jul 201914:3017:1520:30
Saturday 20 Jul 201911:0014:0017:1520:30
Sunday 21 Jul 201911:0014:0017:1520:30
Monday 22 Jul 201914:4517:3020:30
Tuesday 23 Jul 201914:4517:3020:30
Wednesday 24 Jul 201914:4517:3020:30
Thursday 25 Jul 201911:0014:0017:3020:30

Wonder Park (PG)

Wonder Park

Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.

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Saturday 20 Jul 201910:00 (All tickets £2.15)
Sunday 21 Jul 201910:00 (All tickets £2.15)
Thursday 25 Jul 201910:00 (All tickets £2.15)

National Theatre: The Lehman Trilogy (12A LIVE)

National Theatre: The Lehman Trilogy

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Sam Mendes 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.

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Thursday 25 Jul 201919:00
Thursday 8 Aug 201919:00 (Encore)

André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance? (12A LIVE)

André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance?

André’s summer cinema event is from his hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands - it is without doubt the music concert cinema event of the summer! For 2019 André is asking Shall We Dance? as he invites you to join him in the comfort of your local cinema, welcoming you into the beautiful and historic town that holds such special memories for both André and his fans throughout the world. Performing live from the stunning medieval town square, André is accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has travelled the world with for over 30 years, as well as a cast of over 100 dancers.


Andre commented, “Once again I am delighted to welcome fans from across the UK into my hometown of Maastricht, through their cinema screens in 2019! It is a magical way of seeing what for me every year is a wonderful occasion! This year will be extra special – performing the music of my heart: the Waltz. Come and join us for “The Beautiful Blue Danube” and many more surprises, some of which we will reveal during the next weeks to come! I want to see everyone waltzing in the cinema aisles!”.


With special guests, surprises, as well as some renowned sopranos and tenors, André will this year celebrate the true music of a heart which beats in ¾ time – the Waltz!


A highlight of the year for so many, André’s cinema concerts are unique with the warmth and energy being beamed direct to audiences. Hosted by Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins, the concert will also take audiences behind the scenes, as well as an exclusive stage-side interview with André!


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Saturday 27 Jul 201919:00
Sunday 28 Jul 201915:00

Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk (PG)

Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk

Centuries old and enjoyed by tens of millions of people worldwide, golf is seen by many as more than a sport. Yet what do we know about the other person on the course? The man or woman behind the player carrying the bag. In a narrative not covered in any feature length documentary, Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk, narrated by Bill Murray, explores the incredible personal bond that a golfer and a caddie develop through hours of time together.


It is often said that a good caddie does three things: show up, keep up and shut up. But a great caddie wears many hats. They’re the player’s psychologist, mother/father figure, technical advisor and confidante. The film unveils the working dynamic between famous partnerships like the heartfelt story of Tom Watson and his caddie Bruce Edwards. Conversely, it delves into the making of a caddie’s career with stories like Greg Puga — a young Bel Air Caddie from East Los Angeles who fought his way to Augusta to play in the Masters as a Mid-Amateur Champ. Whether familiar or new, these are stories that will make you re-think the way you look at Golf, and especially the job of the Caddie.


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Monday 29 Jul 201919:00

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

Royal Shakespeare Company: Measure for Measure

"To whom should I complain?"


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


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Wednesday 31 Jul 201919:00

Bring The Soul: The Movie (12A)

Bring The Soul: The Movie

BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE


Following their landmark “Love Yourself” tour, BTS triumphantly returns to cinema screens in BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE.


Shining brighter than any light on the stage, now the group invite us behind the spotlight.


On the day following the final concert of their Europe tour, on a rooftop in Paris, BTS tells their very own stories from experiencing new cities to performing in front of thousands of ARMY across the globe. A glimpse into BTS’ world away from the stage, featuring intimate group discussions alongside spectacular concert performances from the tour, this is a cinema event not to be missed.  


The journey of BTS continues!


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Wednesday 7 Aug 201914:30
Thursday 8 Aug 201914:30

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (15)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The Loft Movie Theatre is proud to present a one-night special screening of James Cameron’s 1991 sci-fi action classic, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.


In 1984, a 'T-800' Terminator cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger) arrived from the year 2029, programmed to assassinate 19-year old Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and prevent the birth of her son - destined to become a resistance leader in a future war between humans and machines.


Eleven years after the T-800 failed this mission, a more advanced cyborg (Robert Patrick) is sent from the same post-apocalyptic future on an assignment to kill Sarah's ten-year old son, John. The 'T-1000' is a more advanced machine, seemingly indestructible, with shape-shifting capabilities, and a relentless drive to complete its mission. But as the T-1000 starts to zone in on its target, the John Connor of the future sends back a re-programmed T-800 to protect his younger self and destroy the newer model.


Full of adrenalised action, dramatic showdowns, time travel quandaries and ground-breaking CGI, this one-night special screening is not to be missed!


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Monday 12 Aug 201920:30

The Hourglass Sanatorium (Sanatorium pod Klepsydra) (15)

The Hourglass Sanatorium (Sanatorium pod Klepsydra)

A young man named Jozef travels to a remote institution to visit his dying father. Discovering the facility in ruin he meets a doctor who makes a strange pronouncement, that within the sanatorium walls time does not behave quite as it normally should and therefore Jozef's father resides in a place somewhere between life and death.

Jozef delves deeper into the inner world of the sanatorium, reliving fragments and fictions from his childhood and Jewish culture through a phantasmagoria of shifting realities.


Adapting a collection of short stories by author Bruno Schultz, absurdist vignettes loaded with symbolism drawn from Jewish life in Poland between the wars, director Wojciech Has crafts an immersive and beautifully surreal world that avoids traditional narrative in favour of a free-flowing melange of scenes that blurs the lines between fantasy, reality, memory and dreams.


Despite being banned from entry by Polish authorities, The Hourglass Sanatorium was awarded the Jury Prize at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival (after Has managed to smuggle prints of the film abroad to be screened) and it has since become regarded as a landmark of Polish cinema.


Polish language with English subtitles.


Presented by the Nottingham film club Porlock Press as part of Scalarama film festival.


Please note that there will be no trailers before the screening but a brief introduction will take place before the film begins.


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Monday 2 Sep 201920:30

Polityka (TBC)

Polityka

Polish with English subtitles


Patryk Vega, the director of such box office hits as ”Botoks” (2017), “Pitbull. Niebezpieczne Kobiety” (2017) or “Kobiety Mafii” (2018) portrays the events that have taken place in Polish politics in recent years and the attendant consequences, as well as the current political situation in the country. The new production reveals the background of the Polish political scene and exposes the true face of the politicians of all political groups.


The movie presents politics as a world of frustrated, mutually conflicted people who will do anything to achieve power, money and their pursued objectives.


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Thursday 5 Sep 201920:20
Friday 6 Sep 201920:20
Saturday 7 Sep 201920:20
Sunday 8 Sep 201920:20

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (12A LIVE)

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.


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Tuesday 10 Sep 201919:30

Rigoletto on the Lake (TBC)

Rigoletto on the Lake

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is being performed for the first time on the unique, Bregenz lake stage. Once of Verdi's most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father's rage and a daughter's shame. It features several of opera's best-known arias-including Rigoletto's passionate denouncement "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata," Gilda's dreamy "Caro nome" and the Duke's instantly recognisable "La donna è mobile." Directed and designed by Philip Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance.

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Tuesday 17 Sep 201919:30

National Theatre: One Man, Two Guvnors [Encore] (12A)

National Theatre: One Man, Two Guvnors [Encore]

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in 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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Thursday 26 Sep 201919:00
Sunday 29 Sep 201914:30

Pilsudski (TBC)

Pilsudski

Polish with English subtitles


It had no right to become! It is 1901. Józef Piłsudski "Ziuk" (Borys Szyc), after a daring escape from a psychiatric hospital, becomes the head of the Polish independence underground. Relentless on the battlefield, in private life he succumbs to passions, torn between two women of his life - his wife (Magdalena Boczarska) and his lover (Maria Dębska). By the conservative members of the Polish Socialist Party considered to be a terrorist, Pitsudski and his closest associates will stop at nothing - assassinations, smuggling bombs, even brazen assault on a train to achieve their goal: independent Poland. The year 1914 is approaching and Ziuk sees new opportunities to achieve the impossible.


"Pitsudski" is adventurous cinema, a flamboyant affair, a real Marshal's story that has never been known before.

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Sunday 29 Sep 201920:30

Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening (TBC)

Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening

With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power. For one very special night, Plácido Domingo returns to the breath-taking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre for this anniversary gala evening, 50 years after his debut, revisiting three of his greatest ever roles in Verdi's Nabucco, I due Foscari and Macbeth.

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Tuesday 1 Oct 201919:30

Wise Children (15)

Wise Children

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. 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.  


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 their real father after all... Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’


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Thursday 3 Oct 201919:30
Sunday 6 Oct 201913:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Don Giovanni (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Don Giovanni

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes


Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.


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Tuesday 8 Oct 201918:45
Sunday 13 Oct 201914:00 (Encore)

Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages (18)

Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages

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 201920:00

National Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (12A TBC)

National Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest 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. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.


Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become 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 201919:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Don Pasquale (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Don Pasquale

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes


Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.


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Thursday 24 Oct 201919:30

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Raymonda (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Raymonda

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


Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.

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Sunday 27 Oct 201915:00

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Leonardo's Full Story (12A)

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Leonardo's Full Story

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 will be the focus of Leonardo: The Works, as EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before 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. This 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. To be 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 201918:30
Monday 4 Nov 201916:3018:30

The Northern Ballet: Dracula Live (12A LIVE)

The Northern Ballet: Dracula Live

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story 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 201919:15

ROH Live Cinema Season 19/20: Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymond (12A LIVE)

ROH Live Cinema Season 19/20: Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymond

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.


Approximate running time: 3 hours.


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Tuesday 5 Nov 201919:15
Sunday 10 Nov 201917:30 (Encore)

National Theatre Live: Hansard (15)

National Theatre Live: Hansard

Hansard; noun

The official report of all parliamentary debates.


See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, 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.


Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.


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Thursday 7 Nov 201919:00

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Le Corsaire (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Le Corsaire

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 kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair 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 201915:00

National Theatre: Present Laughter (12A TBC)

National Theatre: 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 201919:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Coppélia (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Coppélia

A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.


Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.


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Tuesday 10 Dec 201919:15

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: The Nutcracker (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: The Nutcracker

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 201915:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: The Nutcracker (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: The Nutcracker

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.


Approximate running time: 2 hours 15 minutes.


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Tuesday 17 Dec 201919:15

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait (12A)

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

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 202016:3018:30
Monday 20 Jan 202016:3018:30

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: The Sleeping Beauty (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: The Sleeping Beauty

This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.


Approximate running time: 3 hours


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Thursday 16 Jan 202019:15
Sunday 19 Jan 202014:00 (Encore)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Giselle (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Giselle

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 202015:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: La Bohème (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: La Bohème

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.


Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.


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Wednesday 29 Jan 202019:45
Sunday 2 Feb 202014:00 (Encore)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Swan Lake (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Swan Lake

Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. 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.


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Sunday 23 Feb 202015:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema:Marston & Scarlett World Premieres (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema:Marston & Scarlett World Premieres

Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.


Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.


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Tuesday 25 Feb 202019:15
Sunday 1 Mar 202014:00 (Encore)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Fidelio (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Fidelio

Sung in German with English subtitles

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.


Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.


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Tuesday 17 Mar 202019:15
Sunday 22 Mar 202014:00 (Encore)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Romeo and Juliet (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Romeo and Juliet

In spite of each of 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, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend…


The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev 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 202015:00

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Swan Lake (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Swan Lake

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.


Approximate running time: 3 hours.


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Wednesday 1 Apr 202019:15
Sunday 5 Apr 202014:00 (Encore)

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Easter In Art (12A)

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Easter In Art

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 civilization’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 202018:30
Monday 20 Apr 202016:3018:30

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Jewels (12A LIVE)

Bolshoi Ballet 2019-2020: Jewels

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler 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 choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.


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Sunday 19 Apr 202016:00

ROH Live Cinema Season 19/20: Cavalleria Rusticana/Paglliacci (12A LIVE)

ROH Live Cinema Season 19/20: Cavalleria Rusticana/Paglliacci

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Approximate running time: 3 hours.


Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.


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Tuesday 21 Apr 202019:00
Sunday 26 Apr 202014:00 (Encore)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: The Dante Project (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: The Dante Project

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.


Approximate running time: 3 hours.


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Thursday 28 May 202019:15
Sunday 31 May 202014:00 (Encore)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Elektra (12A LIVE)

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 19/20: Elektra

Sung in German with English subtitles

Approximate running time: 2 hours.


Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.


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Thursday 18 Jun 202019:45
Sunday 21 Jun 202014:00 (Encore)

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Frida Kahlo (12A)

Exhibition on Screen Season Seven: Frida Kahlo

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, 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 how great an artist she can be considered. 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?


“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality” Frida Kahlo


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Monday 6 Jul 202016:3018:30
Monday 13 Jul 202016:3018:30