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Friday, 05 May 2017

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Friday, 05 May 2017

Doc about legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs' battle to save historic NYC neighborhoods from the redevelopment plans of power broker Robert Moses in the 1960s.

Friday, 05 May 2017

Everything’s Rosie is an animated series for toddlers created by Victoria Corner for V&S Entertainment Ltd. It follows the adventures of a little girl named Rosie and her friends Will, Holly, Big Bear, Oakley the ancient oak tree and Raggles the rabbit.

Friday, 05 May 2017

Exhibition On Screen: Hockney - Landsapes, Portraits And One Still-Life

David Hockney continues to innovate and excite on a global scale. One of Britain’s greatest living painters, his works feature in major collections all over the world including the MET, MoMA, the Pompidou Centre, Tate and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.

Two blockbuster exhibitions from the Royal Academy of Arts, London, David Hockney: A Bigger Picture and David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life, provide the backbone for this film. The works in these exhibitions show the substance of a highly influential career spanning eight decades.

Exhibition On Screen takes cinema audiences through Hockney’s inspirations and latest creative journey in this celebration of a unique and cutting-edge talent.

Friday, 05 May 2017

Director: Kōji Fukada. Starring: Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui, Kanji Furutachi. Japan/France 2016. 120 mins. Japanese with English subtitles.

For married couple Toshio and Akie and their daughter, the days go by as if according to a well-known script: workshop owner Toshio is rarely at home, and hardly a word is spoken on the rare occasions when the whole family is together. One day, their banal co-existence is disturbed by the arrival of the mysterious Yasaka, an old friend from Toshio’s past with a disquieting presence. After Yasaka is welcomed into their home, cracks start to form in the family – with catastrophic consequences. Kōji Fukada’s latest film is a quietly powerful and chilling exploration of evil, guilt and retribution.

Contains moderate sex, injury detail.

Friday, 05 May 2017

Director: Woody Harrelson. Starring: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Willie Nelson. UK 2017. 103 mins.

Back in January, screen icon Woody Harrelson (Natural Born Killers, White Men Can't Jump) directed and starred in an unprecedented live feature-film event: a movie made on the fly, shot in real time in Central London in a single take and broadcast live to cinemas across the world.

A comic re-staging of one crazy night in Soho in 2002, Lost In London follows Harrelson, playing himself, as he struggles to get home to his family after a scandal threatens to ruin his marriage. Run-ins with royalty, friends and the law all seem to conspire to keep him from succeeding. Funny, charming and finally quite moving, Woody's film ultimately proves much more than a dazzling technical exercise.

Friday, 05 May 2017

Director: Sean Foley.
Starring: Julian Barratt, Andrea Riseborough, Essie Davis, Russell Tovey, Simon Farnaby, Harriet Walter, Simon Callow, Steve Coogan. UK 2016. 89 mins.


Written by The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, this lovingly detailed and very funny off-the-wall comedy features a heavyweight line-up of talent directed by award-winning theatre director Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote), making his feature debut.

Julian Barratt plays Richard Thorncroft, a washed-up actor who had an ’80s TV hit as Mindhorn, an Isle Of Man detective with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally ‘see the truth’. Decades later he is offered a shot at redemption when a crazed killer is on the loose and is prepared to negotiate only with Mindhorn.

Friday, 05 May 2017

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Encore screenings at select Picturehouses

Friday, 05 May 2017

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Monday, 08 May 2017

Near the end of World War II, Maria (Hanna Schygulla) marries Hermann (Klaus Lowitsch), who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill (George Byrd). They start a relationship that is interrupted when Hermann returns alive. During a scuffle between the men, Maria accidentally kills Bill. Hermann takes the blame and goes to jail, while Maria begins a hard new life.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Director: Ridley Scott. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston. USA 2017. 122 mins.

When the crew of the colony ship Covenant touch down on what appears to be an uncharted utopian planet on the far side of the galaxy, they make a harrowing and deadly discovery. With regular cinematographer Dariusz Wolski on board, Scott delivers the goriest chapter in the Alien franchise to date, recapturing the unsettling, claustrophobic horror of his 1976 masterpiece.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Cloudbabies is a beautiful animated series about four enchanting characters, Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow and Baba Green. Their job is to look after the sky and their Sky Friends, Sun, Moon, Rainbow, Fuffa Cloud and Little Star. They live together with Bobo White, a mischievous little Sky Imp, in a house on a big fluffy cloud. Every morning, they jump on their Skyhorsies and begin their day's work of looking after the sky.

The series promotes caring for others and the world around us and also introduces children to notions such as day and night, sun and moon, rainbow and the stars.

Created by award winning art director, Bridget Appleby, the series is produced by Hoho Entertainment.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

Director: Ridley Scott. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston. USA 2017. 122 mins.

When the crew of the colony ship Covenant touch down on what appears to be an uncharted utopian planet on the far side of the galaxy, they make a harrowing and deadly discovery. With regular cinematographer Dariusz Wolski on board, Scott delivers the goriest chapter in the Alien franchise to date, recapturing the unsettling, claustrophobic horror of his 1976 masterpiece.

Friday, 12 May 2017

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck, Erin Morley, Marcus Brück and Matthew Polenzani. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Teatro Regio Di Torino.

Friday, 12 May 2017

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck, Erin Morley, Marcus Brück and Matthew Polenzani. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Teatro Regio Di Torino.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, five-star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, five-star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

Encore screenings at select Picturehouses

Friday, 12 May 2017

On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Director: Hope Dickson Leach. Starring: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Joe Blakemore. UK 2016. 84mins.

The 2014 flood that hit the Somerset Levels provides the backdrop for writer-director Hope Dickson Leach’s highly assured debut The Levelling, which features a superb central performance from Game Of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick. After the mysterious death of her brother Harry (Blakemore), veterinary student Clover (Kendrick) returns to the Somerset family farm where she grew up. Against the backdrop of the floods that devastated her home, Clover confronts her estranged father, Aubrey (Troughton), in an attempt to uncover the truth. Troughton gives a finely tempered performance, perfectly matched by Kendrick’s extraordinary presence in the breakout role of the year. Dickson Leach gives the talented duo a complex, finely crafted script to work with, offering a drama that works on many different levels.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Director: Hope Dickson Leach. Starring: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Joe Blakemore. UK 2016. 84mins.

The 2014 flood that hit the Somerset Levels provides the backdrop for writer-director Hope Dickson Leach’s highly assured debut The Levelling, which features a superb central performance from Game Of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick. After the mysterious death of her brother Harry (Blakemore), veterinary student Clover (Kendrick) returns to the Somerset family farm where she grew up. Against the backdrop of the floods that devastated her home, Clover confronts her estranged father, Aubrey (Troughton), in an attempt to uncover the truth. Troughton gives a finely tempered performance, perfectly matched by Kendrick’s extraordinary presence in the breakout role of the year. Dickson Leach gives the talented duo a complex, finely crafted script to work with, offering a drama that works on many different levels.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Soundstage presents a special screening of the highly acclaimed 1992 film from director Neil Jordan.

Following the screening, there’ll be an onstage interview with key figures behind The Crying Game: its producer, Stephen Woolley, production designer Jim Clay and sound editor Eddy Joseph.

The film was nominated for six Oscars (winning Best Screenplay) and seven BAFTAs (winning Best Picture) and stars Stephen Rea, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson and Jaye Davidson. It’s a compelling thriller about an IRA member who, after fleeing to London, becomes romantically involved with the girlfriend of his group’s prisoner.

The guests:

Stephen Woolley has been a leading film producer since 1984’s The Company of Wolves. Since then, he has produced a wide range of popular and acclaimed films, such as Mona Lisa, Absolute Beginners, Interview with the Vampire, Michael Collins, Made in Dagenham, Little Voice and Carol.

Jim Clay began as a production designer for television, including for The Singing Detective. Since then, he worked on Children of Men, Love Actually, About a Boy and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Eddy Joseph is an eight-time BAFTA-nominated sound editor. His prolific career includes Batman, The Commitments, Casino Royale, United 93, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Evita.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

A screening of rare archive films to include 1940’s - Fen Floods, approaching Wisbech by bicycle, Ely Cathedral, the Peterborough and District Co-operative Society’s dairy/ bakery services features Peterborough Cathedral. From 1950’s - Sir Winston Churchill opening Churchill College, plus Pye Ltd Cambridge promotional film featuring the Cavendish Laboratory, Clare Bridge and Kings College Chapel; and from the 1960’s Peterborough, Baker Perkins film, promoting careers in engineering for school leavers.

Bookings: Tel: 0871 902 5720

Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

The Fairy Tail guild sets out to capture a magical wand called Dragon Cry on behalf of the Kingdom of Fiore, after it is stolen by Zash and given to Animus of the Stella Kingdom. Dragon Cry is said to be powerful enough to destroy the world – but will Natsu be able to awaken his instincts and save everyone? Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry is the latest in Screen Anime – a selection of the best and brightest Japanese animated releases on UK cinema screens.

Friday, 19 May 2017

This screening will feature specially curated clips of archive films that travel through various themes and are designed to inspire reminiscence, highlighting the social history of Haringey/Hackney as well as key national events of the 20th century. The screening will end with a chance for people to share stories and conversation.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Annabelle Wallis, Daniel Stisen, Jude Law. UK 2017. 126 mins.


Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Annabelle Wallis, Daniel Stisen, Jude Law. UK 2017. 126 mins.


Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Director: Roger Donaldson.
Featuring: Dwayne Cameron, Bruce McLaren. New Zealand 2016. 93 mins.


Bruce McLaren was the cheery but steely New Zealander who, during a hugely successful early career in motorsport, founded his own manufacturing company which remains a dominant force in Formula One, long after his tragic death in 1970. Aged just 14 years old, he restored an Austin 7-based hillclimb car and soon moved on to pure circuit racing, coming second in the 1957/8 New Zealand championship driving a Cooper. He moved to England to join the Cooper team in 1959, from where, aided by his intuitive engineering skills, he won the 1959 USA Grand Prix and that same year went on to ever greater glory. In this tribute to an incredible innovator, director Donaldson (who made the motorcycle-racing movie The Fastest Indian In The World) makes use of gripping archive footage, cunning recreations and many moving interviews.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Iqbal Khan (Othello, Much Ado About Nothing) returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s tragedy, which follows on from Julius Caesar.

After Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony reached the heights of power. Now he is neglecting his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. As he is torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Iqbal Khan (Othello, Much Ado About Nothing) returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s tragedy, which follows on from Julius Caesar.

After Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony reached the heights of power. Now he is neglecting his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. As he is torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Sarah And Duck follows seven-year-old Sarah and her endearing best friend Duck. During each episode, the pair embarks on simple but exciting adventures. Whether they are trying to reach a rainbow or help an umbrella to stay dry, Sarah and Duck explore everyday moments in an engaging, imaginative way.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a hastily abandoned picnic sparks warfare between two tribes of ants. At stake is a box of sugar.
A bold young ladybird finds himself caught in the middle of the battle. He befriends one of the black ants, Mandible and helps him to save the anthill from the assault of the terrible red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor.

An epic journey at ground level.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Cinema Of Latin America


Thursdays 7 to 9.00 for 6 weeks from May 25th. 2017
Lecturer Adam Feinstein


This six-week course will examine Latin America’s key cinematic movements and most influential directors with close consideration for the social, political and institutional contexts in which they emerged.

The course will be led by acclaimed author, translator and journalist Adam Feinstein. Adam is the author of the first biography of Pablo Neruda in English and played an advisory role in the making of the film Neruda.


Week 1: The Latin American film pioneers:

The Nuevo cine Latin Americano (New Latin American Cinema) was an attempt to counter the dominance of Hollywood, taking inspiration from Italian neo-realism and the French New Wave. This week will focus on Cuban Cinema after the 1959 revolution and the establishment of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), which from very early on proved willing and able to free itself from the shackles of ideological dogma. Particular focus will be given to Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Titón) and Julio García Espinosa.

Week 2: The pivotal late-1960s and early-1970s

This week will focus on explicit attempts to create a revolutionary socialist cinema both in theory and practice. We will consider two key concepts by filmmakers grappling with this question in different political realities:

1. El tercer cine (The Third Cinema) – a term coined by Argentinians Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino, designed to counter both the ‘bourgeois’ Hollywood productions and the European emphasis on the ‘auteur’.

2. Imperfect cinema, a concept introduced by Julio García Espinosa, which contrasted the gritty cinema emerging from Cuba with the slick, commercially effective but ideologically barren films coming out of Hollywood.

Week 3: The 1980s

The 1980s witnessed the return to democracy in many countries in Latin America. Attempts were made in this decade to unify Latin American cinema as power group that could occupy its ‘natural’ place in the Latin American market and also enter the international circuits. We will look at key films to emerge from this decade, including Héctor Babenco’s Pixote (1980) in Brazil; Francisco Lombardi’s powerful La Boca Del Lobo (1988) in Peru; and in Argentina María Luisa Bemberg’s Camila (1984) and Luis Puenzo’s La Historia Official (1985), which became the first Latin American film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.


Week 4: Trauma and memory in the Chilean cinema

The 1960s saw the birth of the vibrant Nuevo Cine Chileno, which produced young directors such as Raúl Ruiz, Patricio Guzmán, Aldo Francia and Miguel Littín. There was a huge burst of cultural enthusiasm during the years of President Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity government (1970-1973) but this was somewhat stymied by inter-party feuding. Film production within Chile was effectively destroyed during the years of the Pinochet Dictatorship and filmmakers were among the tens of thousands killed or disappeared. We will look at clips from films by Patricio Guzmán, Ricardo Larraín, Andrés Wood, Sebastián Lelio, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Pablo Larraín.


Week 5: How Argentina cinema has emerged from the shadows

A look at the growth of New Argentinian Cinema after the slackening of the military dictatorship. This will be followed by an exploration of the newer and more anti-naturalist films of Pablo Giorgelli, Milagros Mumenthaler, Laura Citarella and Santiago Mitre.


Week 6: The new ‘golden age’ of Mexican cinema

Mexico, perhaps more than any other Latin American country, boasts a long history of cinematic tradition and success. Its golden age lasted from the 1930s to the 1950s, and spawned indelible figures such as María Felíx, Dolores Del Río and Pedro Infante. The second golden age could probably be said to have begun in the 1990s. We will look at key films such as Alfonso Arau’s Como Agua Para Chocolate, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores Perros (2000), Alfonso Cuarón’s taboo-shattering Y Tu Mamá También (2001), as well as the success of lesser-known ‘art-house’ filmmakers such as Carlos Reygadas and Amat Escalante.


Tickets are £70 for the full six week course (£65 concession / £60 Picturehouse Members).

Friday, 26 May 2017

Hop on board a spaceship and fly over to to this special Hopster Showtime screening that’s all about aliens and space. Budding astronauts will love this half an hour filled with space travels and interstellar explorations.

Did you know that we live in the Milky Way Galaxy and send out robot rovers to search for signs of life outside of our Planet?

Come along and learn these and more exciting space facts, travel to Alien’s planet, meet his family and then see how Doug from Hilltop Hospital averts a Mars mission disaster.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Following The Beatles as they end a gruelling tour in 1966 and return to the studio to record the landmark Sgt. Pepper album. As one of the biggest-selling records of all time, Sgt. Pepper marked a pivotal moment in the 60s, reflecting the advent of Psychedelia and the Summer of Love.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Director: Jack Gold. Starring: John Hurt. UK 1975. 80 mins.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Director: Michaël Dudok De Wit. France/Belgium/Japan 2015. 81 mins.

Renowned Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli’s first-ever international co-production is a perfect collaboration with Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok De Wit. The Red Turtle, almost a decade in the making, is a dialogue-free fable about a castaway on a desert island, and a touching ode to the cycle of life and the resilience of family. Presented with an elegant simplicity, the sublime visuals pack a real emotional punch. Described by critics as a ‘quiet little masterpiece’ and a ‘wordless wonder’, The Red Turtle won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes. Michaël Dudok De Wit previously made the Oscar-winning animated short Father And Daughter in 2000.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) returns to Kids Club this May with an eclectic mix of wonderful animated shorts from all over the globe. Definitely not to be missed and don’t forget to vote for your favourites!

Thursday, 01 June 2017

Director: Stanley Donen.
Starring: Howard Keel, Jane Powell. USA 1954. 102 mins.


When backwoodsman Adam brings his new bride home to his farm, his six unruly brothers decide they would like to get married too. But as Milly sets about turning the unwashed louts into gentlemen, Adam advises the boys to kidnap the objects of their affections rather than woo them.

Friday, 02 June 2017

BAYWATCH follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Friday, 02 June 2017

Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. With its world-famous arias, La traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne.

Alfredo, a young man from the provinces, falls in love with Violetta, the stylish toast of Paris. But she’s not the marrying kind – at least not until now. However, their dreams are threatened by both a merciless society that condemns Violetta’s racy past and an equally merciless disease.

There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds through Verdi’s robust, tuneful, full-hearted and full-throated score, laced through with melodies as familiar as the story.

Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual beauty of Tom Cairns’s opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera.

‘With a team this thrilling and a production so intelligent, Glyndebourne has a sure-fire hit on its hands.’ ★★★★★– The Observer

Captured live in 2014. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Also on screen this summer: Brett Dean’s brand new Shakespeare-inspired opera, Hamlet (live) and a new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (live).

Friday, 02 June 2017

Director: Patty Jenkins.
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nelson. USA 2017. TBC mins.


Since Cathy Lee Crosby burst onto the big screen as the original Wonder Woman in 1974 there have several other versions of DC Comics’ legendary female superhero, but now Israeli actress Gal Gadot (Gisele from the Fast & Furious franchise) takes centre stage as the Amazon warrior-princess after a breakout turn last year in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Raised as a fearless defender of her island paradise in the early 20th century, young Diana meets Steve Trevor (Pine), an American pilot who informs her of the mighty war raging beyond her shores. Inspired to right the world’s wrong, she leaves for London to discover her true destiny and her full, unearthly powers. Gifted director Patty Jenkins (Monster) is behind the camera, overseeing a stellar cast that includes Robin Wright and Connie Nelson.

Friday, 02 June 2017

Messy goes to Okido is a comedy adventure, science-educational show following a curious, lovable monster called Messy (voiced by Adam Buxton).

Messy magically transports us from the real world to the land of Okido, where he finds the answers to his questions.

Friday, 02 June 2017

A classic British social realism film about a young machinist who spends his weekends drinking and partying, all the while having an affair with a married woman. Directed by Karel Reisz and produced by Tony Richardson, it is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name by Alan Sillitoe, who also wrote the screenplay adaptation.

Friday, 02 June 2017

Director: John Jencks.
Starring: Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw, Matthew Modine. UK 2017. 89 mins.


After he is fired from his job, disgraced poet Ted Wallace (Allam) is summoned to Swafford Hall, the country manor of his friends Lord and Lady Logan (Modine and Shaw), to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen-year-old David Logan (Tommy Knight), whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their son’s gift with the world. With a poet’s passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment. His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of events – and some good whisky bottles – in this hilarious tale based on Stephen Fry’s seminal novel.

Friday, 02 June 2017

Join Stephen Fry, cast and film-makers live by satellite from the Hay Literary Festival for a Q&A after the screening.

Director: John Jencks.
Starring: Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw, Matthew Modine. UK 2017. 89 mins.


After he is fired from his job, disgraced poet Ted Wallace (Allam) is summoned to Swafford Hall, the country manor of his friends Lord and Lady Logan (Modine and Shaw), to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen-year-old David Logan (Tommy Knight), whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their son’s gift with the world. With a poet’s passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment. His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of events – and some good whisky bottles – in this hilarious tale based on Stephen Fry’s seminal novel.

Friday, 02 June 2017

Director: Patty Jenkins.
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nelson. USA 2017. TBC mins.


Since Cathy Lee Crosby burst onto the big screen as the original Wonder Woman in 1974 there have several other versions of DC Comics’ legendary female superhero, but now Israeli actress Gal Gadot (Gisele from the Fast & Furious franchise) takes centre stage as the Amazon warrior-princess after a breakout turn last year in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Raised as a fearless defender of her island paradise in the early 20th century, young Diana meets Steve Trevor (Pine), an American pilot who informs her of the mighty war raging beyond her shores. Inspired to right the world’s wrong, she leaves for London to discover her true destiny and her full, unearthly powers. Gifted director Patty Jenkins (Monster) is behind the camera, overseeing a stellar cast that includes Robin Wright and Connie Nelson.

Friday, 02 June 2017

Director: Patty Jenkins.
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nelson. USA 2017. TBC mins.


Since Cathy Lee Crosby burst onto the big screen as the original Wonder Woman in 1974 there have several other versions of DC Comics’ legendary female superhero, but now Israeli actress Gal Gadot (Gisele from the Fast & Furious franchise) takes centre stage as the Amazon warrior-princess after a breakout turn last year in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Raised as a fearless defender of her island paradise in the early 20th century, young Diana meets Steve Trevor (Pine), an American pilot who informs her of the mighty war raging beyond her shores. Inspired to right the world’s wrong, she leaves for London to discover her true destiny and her full, unearthly powers. Gifted director Patty Jenkins (Monster) is behind the camera, overseeing a stellar cast that includes Robin Wright and Connie Nelson.

Sunday, 04 June 2017

This fascinating new cinema event, British Museum presents: Hokusai, is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave. Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo.

Introduced by arts presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon, and featuring artists David Hockney, Grayson Perry and Maggi Hambling, this is the first UK biography of Japan’s greatest artist. Using extraordinary close-ups and pioneering 8K Ultra HD video technology, Hokusai’s paintings and prints are examined by world experts who are at the forefront of digital art history.

Hokusai spent his life studying and celebrating our common humanity as well as deeply exploring the natural and spiritual worlds, using the famous volcano Mount Fuji as a protective presence and potential source of immortality. He knew much tragedy, was struck by lightning and lived for years in poverty, but never gave up his pursuit of perfection in his art. Hokusai is an artist who influenced Monet, Van Gogh and other Impressionists, is the father of manga and the only painter with his own emoji.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton's adaptation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variations was Ashton's first work after World War II, and one of the Company's first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck’s brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton's beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi's opera La traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton's adaptation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variations was Ashton's first work after World War II, and one of the Company's first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck’s brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton's beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi's opera La traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963.

Friday, 09 June 2017

The final concert from the Berliner Philharmoniker Cinema Season offers an exciting and diverse programme under the baton of charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Following a rendition of City Noir, John Adams’s homage to the great age of bebop, Dudamel will perform Dvořák’s symphony From The New World – a work in which the composer adds a jolt of electricity with the help of stylised musical folklore “to portray characteristics such as those that are distinctly American”. Broadcast in high definition with stunning 5.1 surround sound, this concert also includes exclusive interviews and programme insights.

Friday, 09 June 2017

Exhibition On Screen: Michelangelo Love And Death

To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time. This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice which included painting, sculpture and architecture. Among the works explored are the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today in the National Gallery).

A major new film which gets to the very heart of this tempestuous, passionate giant.

Friday, 09 June 2017

HEY DUGGEE- a place for children (and their parents) to have fun, be energetic, and most of all to DO THINGS!

This is an extra special summer bumper edition of Hey Duggee featuring six wonderful epsiodes: Bouncing, Leaf, Surprise, Teddy, Story and Omelette.

The show is based around a children’s playgroup called The Squirrel Club. Its run by a big dog called DUGGEE. The Squirrel Club is a place where kids have adventures and earn badges for their accomplishments.

There are five children who go to the Squirrel club. HAPPY, NORRIE,TAG, BETTY & ROLY. Their parents drop them off every day and they spend a couple of hours having fun and adventures with DUGGEE, in his clubhouse, and outside in his fantastical world before being picked up again at the end of the show.

It’s all about doing things, and DUGGEE likes to do a lot, and go to lots of places.

Friday, 09 June 2017

Friday, 09 June 2017

Celebrating the release of their eighth studio album WONDERLAND, Take That invite you to experience their highly anticipated 2017 concert live at your local cinema on Friday 9 June!

For one night only, cinema audiences will be able to experience this show up close and personal, from the best seats in the house. For the first time ever, Gary, Mark and Howard will perform in the round at the O2 arena, giving fans a unique and unbeatable cinematic experience.

Walls of water, enormous holograms, circus performers, aerialists, a custom-made flying machine and a huge ball of fire have all graced their stages and the WONDERLAND LIVE concert will be no less spectacular – get ready for it!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

★★★★★
‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’
Radio Times

All children, except one, grow up…

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Encore screenings at select Picturehouses

Saturday, 10 June 2017

★★★★★
‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’
Radio Times

All children, except one, grow up…

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A treasure-trove of archive films on leisure activities in the East Anglia from 1900 - 1960.

This entertaining collection includes a 1919 Golden Wedding ( Kings Lynn), Bank Holiday celebrations( Welwyn Garden City) , Home-front home movies, holidays by the sea (Clacton on Sea) , 1950’s scouts, pre-war cricket in Coleshill Bucks, a delightful film about a sun bear in Great Witchingham , plus a sprinkling of old cinema advertisements from 1950’s and 60’s .

Friday, 16 June 2017

Director: Stephen Frears. Starring: Daniel-Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke. UK 1985. 97 mins.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

From the creative minds at Pixar comes this hilarious, action-packed animated adventure about a seemingly ordinary family with an incredible secret.

Married superheroes Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) are forced to assume mundane lives as Bob and Helen Parr after all super-powered activities have been banned by the government. While Mr. Incredible loves his wife and kids, he longs to return to a life of adventure, and he gets a chance when summoned to an island to battle an out-of-control robot. Soon, Mr. Incredible is in trouble, and it's up to his family to save him.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Director: John Maybury. Starring: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton. UK 1998. 90 mins.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Awardwinning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Awardwinning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Berlin, 1940. The city is paralysed by fear. When Otto and Anna's son is killed at the front, their loss drives them to an extraordinary act of resistance: they start to drop anonymous postcards all over the city, attacking Hitler and his regime. If they are caught, it means certain execution. Soon their campaign comes to the attention of Gestapo inspector Escherich (Daniel Brühl), and a murderous game of cat and mouse begins.

Alone In Berlin is based on Hans Fallada's bestselling novel, described by Primo Levi as "the greatest book ever written about German resistance to the Nazis"

Friday, 30 June 2017

Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy.

Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare.

A cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment will bring Hamlet to life. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet. British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson plays The Ghost of Old Hamlet.

Hamlet will be conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Glyndebourne’s former Music Director.

Neil Armfield has directed numerous productions for Opera Australia, including their first full-length presentation of The Ring Cycle. He is the director of the acclaimed films Candy and Holding the Man.

‘The themes of life and death, love and betrayal have opera written all over them.’
—Brett Dean, Composer

Sung in English with English supertitles

Also on screen this summer: a timeless production of La traviata (captured live in 2014) and a new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (live).

Friday, 30 June 2017

This award-winning story follows a young girl named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima where she marries Shusaku Hojo, a young clerk who works at the local naval base. Living with his family, Suzu becomes essential to the running of the household and creatively prepares meals during the tough wartime conditions while also carrying out daily housework. In 1945, intense bombings by the US military finally reach Kure, with devastating effect to the townsfolk and their way of life. Suzu’s life is changed irrevocably, but through perseverance and courage, she manages to continue to live life to the fullest.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Perched high above the picturesque coast of Sicily and sitting under the shadow of Mt. Etna, Teatro Antico di Taormina has inspired artists for over 2000 years – from the ancient Greeks and Romans to Woody Allen and today’s opera stars.

Every summer, this romantic and dramatic setting welcomes opera lovers from all over the world. 2017 is no exception, with the staging of Puccini’s La bohème, the tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, this retelling of the timeless classic will enchant cinema audiences with its intense melodic lyrics, original and refined harmony, instrumental light feel and nuances which are all unmistakable and unique.

For one night only, come and experience this spectacular opera on the big screen, live from Taormina, Sicily!

Friday, 30 June 2017

A mystery dancer, a missing dance crew and the break-up of da Sugamice girl band provide Da Easy Crew with more musical mysteries and adventures. Featuring episodes: Dancinderella, Da Bad Break and Sugar Gone Sour.

Author Michael De Souza says of his creation, “Rastamouse has a positive message for young children, promoting the need to understand what is right from what is wrong, and why, in a meaningful context.” If you want to have more fun when you get home from the cinema, go to www.rastamouse.com to find out all about the nation’s favourite reggae-playing mouse, play games or just listen to Da Easy Crew’s crucial tunes. Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew also want to hear all about how you made a bad ting good – so send any pictures or stories in to them at goodtings@rastamouse.com.

“Through understanding, love an' respect; Rastamouse will always make a bad thing good.”

Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves...

“When we, comedians of la Comédie-Française, stage plays, we consciously feel this desire to show off this theatre of ours, to show everyone why we love it and why we want to be here.” With these words in mind, award-winning director, stage and cinema actor Denis Podalydès takes over the historical stage. Opera buffa, tragedy, romantic drama, symbolist poetry, slapstick comedy… all genres are called upon to give life to this staging of one of the most emblematic texts of the French repertoire!

Please note, the broadcasts, live from the historic stage, do not include English subtitles.

Friday, 07 July 2017

A collaboration between American film-maker Sofia Coppola and Italian haute couture king Valentino comes in the form of a revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera, LA TRAVIATA.

Violetta Valéry is a well-known courtesan in Paris whose life appears to be glamorous, but who also suffers from a serious illness. She lives on the money given to her by her male patrons. But when she meets Alfredo Germont, a young man from a good family, they fall in love and move to the country. Alfredo’s father disapproves of their relationship and comes to tell Violetta that her involvement with Alfredo will ruin his family’s reputation. Out of her love for Alfredo, Violetta agrees to leave him and returns to Paris. Thinking she has betrayed him, Alfredo is heartbroken. He follows her to a party and publicly insults her. A few months later, Violetta is close to death. Alfredo, who has learned why Violetta left him, returns to her. He is shocked by her weakness as she strains to get to her feet. They vow to be together forever, but she soon collapses and breathes her last.

Friday, 07 July 2017

Director: Ron Peck, Paul Hallam. Starring: Ken Robertson. UK 1978. 114 mins.

Friday, 07 July 2017

Sarah And Duck follows seven-year-old Sarah and her endearing best friend Duck. During each episode, the pair embarks on simple but exciting adventures. Whether they are trying to reach a rainbow or help an umbrella to stay dry, Sarah and Duck explore everyday moments in an engaging, imaginative way.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Directors: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm.
Featuring: David Lynch. USA/Denmark 2016.
TBC mins.


Screening as a special preview, this is a revealing documentary about the formative years of David Lynch. With the new Twin Peaks set to reappear on our TV screens, it is a timely look at what helped to shape one of cinema’s most acclaimed and enigmatic directors. Narrated by Lynch himself from his painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, the film takes us on an intimate journey, from his idyllic upbringing in small-town America, to his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts and his subsequent move into film with his groundbreaking debut Eraserhead.

Friday, 14 July 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.

Book for Part 2, NT Live: Angels In America - Perestroika

Friday, 14 July 2017

NT Live: Angels In America - Millennium Approache

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Director: Andrew Haigh. Starring: Tom Cullen, Chris New. UK 2011. 97 mins.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.

This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his hometown of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world – what a journey it has been!

Just for cinema audiences, host Charlotte Hawkins will conduct an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage.

Friday, 21 July 2017

NT Live: Angels In America - Perestroika (Encore)

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.

Friday, 21 July 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.

Book for Part 1, NT Live: Angels in America - Millennium Approaches

Friday, 21 July 2017

Director: Basil Dearden. Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms. UK 1961. 100 mins.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production, which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

Encore screenings at select Picturehouses

Saturday, 22 July 2017

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production, which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Messy goes to Okido’ is a comedy adventure, science-educational show following a curious, lovable monster called Messy.

Messy magically transports us from the real world to the land of Okido, where he finds the answers to his questions.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works.

Vitellia’s path to the throne is thwarted by the man who deposed her father, so she presses her admirer Sesto to murder him.

Driven by love, Sesto does his worst. But in return, receives a lesson in forgiveness.

Conducted by Robin Ticciati and directed by Claus Guth, Mozart’s opera delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him.

Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy.

Australian tenor Steve Davislim makes his Glyndebourne debut as Tito, with Alice Coote as Vitellia and Kate Lindsey as Sesto.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Also on screen this summer: a timeless production of La traviata (captured live in 2014) and Brett Dean’s brand new Shakespeare-inspired opera, Hamlet (live).

Friday, 28 July 2017

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski. Starring: Emily Blunt, Natalie Press. UK 2004. 86 mins.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) returns to Kids Club this July with an eclectic mix of wonderful animated shorts from all over the globe. Definitely not to be missed and don’t forget to vote for your favourites!

Friday, 04 August 2017

Cloudbabies is a beautiful animated series about four enchanting characters, Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow and Baba Green. Their job is to look after the sky and their Sky Friends, Sun, Moon, Rainbow, Fuffa Cloud and Little Star. They live together with Bobo White, a mischievous little Sky Imp, in a house on a big fluffy cloud. Every morning, they jump on their Skyhorsies and begin their day's work of looking after the sky.

The series promotes caring for others and the world around us and also introduces children to notions such as day and night, sun and moon, rainbow and the stars.

Created by award winning art director, Bridget Appleby, the series is produced by Hoho Entertainment.

Friday, 04 August 2017

Director: Stephen Frears. Starring: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina. UK 1987. 110 mins.

Friday, 04 August 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. Blanche McIntyre (The Two Noble Kinsmen) returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy.

Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss. He relinquishes power, but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and mutilation fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Shakespeare presents us with murder as entertainment and, as the body count rises, poses questions about sexuality, family, class and society.

Friday, 04 August 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. Blanche McIntyre (The Two Noble Kinsmen) returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy.

Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss. He relinquishes power, but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and mutilation fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Shakespeare presents us with murder as entertainment and, as the body count rises, poses questions about sexuality, family, class and society.

Friday, 11 August 2017

HEY DUGGEE- a place for children (and their parents) to have fun, be energetic, and most of all to DO THINGS!

Featuring epsiodes: Camping, Tadpole, Honey, Fossil and Shape.

The show is based around a children’s playgroup called The Squirrel Club. Its run by a big dog called DUGGEE. The Squirrel Club is a place where kids have adventures and earn badges for their accomplishments.

There are five children who go to the Squirrel club. HAPPY, NORRIE,TAG, BETTY & ROLY. Their parents drop them off every day and they spend a couple of hours having fun and adventures with DUGGEE, in his clubhouse, and outside in his fantastical world before being picked up again at the end of the show.

It’s all about doing things, and DUGGEE likes to do a lot, and go to lots of places.

Friday, 18 August 2017

This fender and genre-bending film takes us into the not-too-distant machine-driven future. Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can’t seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years. She can’t ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he’s always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and further away from her family?

Thursday, 31 August 2017

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it “an extraordinary theatrical triumph” (The Times) and “stunning, searing, unmissable” (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as “spellbinding” (The Evening Standard), “astonishing” (iNews) and “devastatingly powerful” (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

★★★★★
“Brutal yet ferociously funny” - Metro

★★★★★
“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca” - The Observer

★★★★★
“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic” - The Independent

Encore screenings at select Picturehouses

Thursday, 31 August 2017

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it “an extraordinary theatrical triumph” (The Times) and “stunning, searing, unmissable” (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as “spellbinding” (The Evening Standard), “astonishing” (iNews) and “devastatingly powerful” (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

★★★★★
“Brutal yet ferociously funny” - Metro

★★★★★
“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca” - The Observer

★★★★★
“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic” - The Independent

Friday, 01 September 2017

Forget about da bass! In this trio of Rastamouse adventures it's all about cheese - Zoomer's favourite!

Featuring episodes: Da Rollin’ Cheese, Da Mouseland Cheese Hunt and Rainin’ Cheese

Author Michael De Souza says of his creation, “Rastamouse has a positive message for young children, promoting the need to understand what is right from what is wrong, and why, in a meaningful context.” If you want to have more fun when you get home from the cinema, go to www.rastamouse.com to find out all about the nation’s favourite reggae-playing mouse, play games or just listen to Da Easy Crew’s crucial tunes. Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew also want to hear all about how you made a bad ting good – so send any pictures or stories in to them at goodtings@rastamouse.com.

“Through understanding, love an' respect; Rastamouse will always make a bad thing good.”

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday, 06 October 2017

HEY DUGGEE- a place for children (and their parents) to have fun, be energetic, and most of all to DO THINGS!

Featuring epsiodes: Train, Teamwork, Collecting, Theatre and Making Friends

The show is based around a children’s playgroup called The Squirrel Club. Its run by a big dog called DUGGEE. The Squirrel Club is a place where kids have adventures and earn badges for their accomplishments.

There are five children who go to the Squirrel club. HAPPY, NORRIE,TAG, BETTY & ROLY. Their parents drop them off every day and they spend a couple of hours having fun and adventures with DUGGEE, in his clubhouse, and outside in his fantastical world before being picked up again at the end of the show.

It’s all about doing things, and DUGGEE likes to do a lot, and go to lots of places.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Leaving the world of J-pop behind her, Mima Kirigoe begins life as an actress on a crime drama show called Double Blind. When offered a lead role in the show as a rape victim, Mima accepts in spite of her manager’s reservations. However, the backlash from fans over her career change and a strange website called ‘Mima's Room’, written by a fake Mima, begin to worry her. When a stalker appears and people involved in Double Blind begin turning up dead, with all the evidence pointing to her, Mima is thrown into a state of confusion, madness and paranoia.

Friday, 08 December 2017

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

'I am all the daughters of my father's house,
And all the brothers too.'


Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

'I am all the daughters of my father's house,
And all the brothers too.'


Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".

Friday, 16 June 2028

Directors: Brian Fairbairn, Karl Eccleston, Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, Charlier Parham, Tom Frederic, Mitchell Marion, Kristen Bjorn, Leon Lopez. UK 2016. 100 mins.

Boys On Film is back with a brand new selection of sexy British shorts, showcasing some of the UK’s best emerging talent.

A night in a gay sauna turns into a fight for survival, two men sit on a park bench speaking Polari, a relationship becomes heated on a night out in London’s Soho streets, sexual adventures await two men in Sir John’s Trouser Bar, a teenager time travels into the future through his bedroom closet and the world of London’s chemsex scene is put into perspective one night at a chillout party.

Putting On The Dish (2015, 6 mins) Journey to London, 1962, were two strangers strike up a conversation on a park bench about life and sex using Polari to talk about their experiences in this ‘fantabulosa’ comedy.

Closets (2015, 18 mins) Tommy Knight (Waterloo Road, The Sarah Jane Adventures) stars in this light-hearted drama as Henry, a teenager struggling with his sexuality in 1986. Hiding in his wardrobe, he time travels to the present day, where he meets up with a similar teenager, Ben, occupying the same bedroom 30 years later.

Nightstand (2015, 26 mins) Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry come together for the first time to produce this London-based thriller. Two men meet over three consecutive nights: one is gay, lost and adolescent, the other is middle-aged and married to a woman. Their tender affair unravels in the night-time metropolis, leaving them to face their biggest fears.

Sauna The Dead (2016, 20 mins) A night in a gay sauna turns into a fight for survival. Two men must overcome prejudice and join forces to take down a horde of towel-wearing zombies. This genre-hopping modern-day fairy tale explores how the way we treat each other ultimately creates the worlds we live in.

G O’Clock (2016, 11 mins) After being called out to an emergency, Alex, a gay paramedic, saves the life of a young boy who has overdosed on GHB. He later arrives at a chill-out and meets Nik, a sexy young Spanish boy he takes under his wing. But Alex soon discovers that his caring instincts come with a dangerous price.

Trouser Bar (2016, 18 mins) Set in a London gentlemen’s outfitters in 1976, this short takes inspiration from the emotions aroused by a fetishistic love of corduroy, leather and tight trousers. Two men enter Sir John’s Trouser Bar, but little do they know the sexual adventure that awaits them inside. With cameo appearances from Barry Cryer, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers, Miss Hope Springs and some other strangely familiar faces.

Friday, 16 June 2028

Directors: Brian Fairbairn, Karl Eccleston, Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, Charlier Parham, Tom Frederic, Mitchell Marion, Kristen Bjorn, Leon Lopez. UK 2016. 100 mins.

Join us for the POUTfest launch of BOYS ON FILM: TIME & TIED with an introduction from the filmmakers, a special performance from girl band DENIM, and a drinks reception in the members bar after the screening.

Boys On Film is back with a brand new selection of sexy British shorts, showcasing some of the UK’s best emerging talent.

A night in a gay sauna turns into a fight for survival, two men sit on a park bench speaking Polari, a relationship becomes heated on a night out in London’s Soho streets, sexual adventures await two men in Sir John’s Trouser Bar, a teenager time travels into the future through his bedroom closet and the world of London’s chemsex scene is put into perspective one night at a chillout party.

Putting On The Dish (2015, 6 mins) Journey to London, 1962, were two strangers strike up a conversation on a park bench about life and sex using Polari to talk about their experiences in this ‘fantabulosa’ comedy.

Closets (2015, 18 mins) Tommy Knight (Waterloo Road, The Sarah Jane Adventures) stars in this light-hearted drama as Henry, a teenager struggling with his sexuality in 1986. Hiding in his wardrobe, he time travels to the present day, where he meets up with a similar teenager, Ben, occupying the same bedroom 30 years later.

Nightstand (2015, 26 mins) Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry come together for the first time to produce this London-based thriller. Two men meet over three consecutive nights: one is gay, lost and adolescent, the other is middle-aged and married to a woman. Their tender affair unravels in the night-time metropolis, leaving them to face their biggest fears.

Sauna The Dead (2016, 20 mins) A night in a gay sauna turns into a fight for survival. Two men must overcome prejudice and join forces to take down a horde of towel-wearing zombies. This genre-hopping modern-day fairy tale explores how the way we treat each other ultimately creates the worlds we live in.

G O’Clock (2016, 11 mins) After being called out to an emergency, Alex, a gay paramedic, saves the life of a young boy who has overdosed on GHB. He later arrives at a chill-out and meets Nik, a sexy young Spanish boy he takes under his wing. But Alex soon discovers that his caring instincts come with a dangerous price.

Trouser Bar (2016, 18 mins) Set in a London gentlemen’s outfitters in 1976, this short takes inspiration from the emotions aroused by a fetishistic love of corduroy, leather and tight trousers. Two men enter Sir John’s Trouser Bar, but little do they know the sexual adventure that awaits them inside. With cameo appearances from Barry Cryer, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers, Miss Hope Springs and some other strangely familiar faces.

Sunday, 31 July 2039

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett. USA 2014. 91 mins.

This uplifting documentary won the Audience Award at Sundance, and it’s easy to see why. You’ll be sobbing and smiling within minutes as you see two elderly, infirm patients transformed when they’re played favourite tunes from their youth. The rejuvenating power of music – its profound ability to define who we are and reconnect us with who we were – is at the heart of social worker Dan Cohen’s crusade. His mission is to help people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s by waking up the care establishment to the fact that an iPod can be more revitalising than a pill. Musician Bobby McFerrin and Dr Oliver Sacks (whose book Awakenings inspired an Oscar-nominated film) are among those supporting Cohen’s cause. A partly crowdfunded crowd-pleaser that leaves you with a song in your heart.