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Great Park, Rubery (off Bristol Road South), Birmingham, West Midlands, B45 9JL
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Avatar

Avatar
  • 2009
  • US
  • 2h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Written by: James Cameron
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi

Set in 2154, Cameron's much-hyped Avatar focuses on a paraplegic marine named Jake Sully (Worthington), who arrives on the distant moon of Pandora with a mission to help displace its indigenous population. But, after winning their trust, Jake finds his allegiances gradually shifting. High on technical flair but short on storytelling ambition, this visually stunning sci-fi epic sadly remains deeply flawed.

Tue 27 Sep
3D
IMAX / 3D
Wed 28 Sep
3D
IMAX / 3D
Thu 29 Sep
3D
IMAX / 3D

The Black Phone

The Black Phone
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Scott Derrickson
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone

An abducted child is locked in a basement which handily (?) has a phone with which he can commune with the dead.

Wed 28 Sep

Bullet Train

Bullet Train
  • 2022
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Leitch
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A Martínez Ocasio, Sandra Bullock

Five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

DC League of Super-Pets

DC League of Super-Pets
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jared Stern
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, Keanu Reeves

When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto the Super-Dog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) must convince a rag-tag shelter pack - Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel - to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Don't Worry Darling

Don't Worry Darling
  • 2022
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Olivia Wilde
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine

A traditional housewife learns that the utopian community she lives in is hiding something dark.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson

Sequel to the Despicable Me spin-off.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Moonage Daydream

Moonage Daydream
  • 2022
  • 2h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Brett Morgen
  • Cast: David Bowie

Directed by Brett Morgen

Starring David Bowie

Duration 2 hrs 20 mins

A cinematic odyssey exploring Bowie's creative, spiritual and musical journey. From the visionary mind of Brett Morgen, Moonage Daydream features captivating, never-before-seen footage and performances spanning David Bowie's 54-year career.

The film includes 40 exclusively remastered Bowie songs and is the first film ever sanctioned by the Bowie Estate, with local access to the artists' archives.

You get closer than you expect to the chilly sexy enigma of who David Bowie really was. - Variety

An 140-minute shapeshifting epiphany-slash-freakout leading to the revelation that, yes, we’re lovers of David Bowie and that is that. - Guardian

Much of this film has never been seen before, and it is a true treasure trove. - Screen International

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Mrs Harris Goes To Paris
  • 2022
  • 1h 55min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Anthony Fabian
  • Cast: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson, Alba Baptista, Lucas Bravo, Ellen Thomas, Rose Williams, Jason Isaacs

Directed by Anthony Fabian

Cast includes Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert and Jason Isaacs

Duration: 1 hr 55 mins

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris tells the story of widowed cleaning lady Mrs Harris (Lesley Manville) in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.

Few films from the past few years have given me as much continuous pleasure as Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.- MovieFreak.com

Few films from the past few years have given me as much continuous pleasure as Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.- Entertainment Weekly

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is a nourishing, if fleeting, summer holiday that can be enjoyed for far less than the cost of couture.- Vanity Fair

Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

National Theatre Live: Prima Facie
  • 2022
  • UK
  • Directed by: Justin Martin
  • Cast: Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.

Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, recorded live at the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

Tue 27 Sep

Nope

Nope
  • 2022
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jordan Peele
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun

The residents of a remote Californian valley make an unsettling discovery.

Tue 27 Sep

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly
  • 2022
  • UK
  • 2h 45min
  • 12A

Puccini's opera about a young geisha falling in love with an American naval officer.

Tue 27 Sep
Sun 2 Oct

See How They Run

See How They Run
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tom George
  • Cast: Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Harris Dickinson, David Oyelowo

A murder mystery begins in the West-End, as a group investigate the untimely death of a cast member.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Smile

Smile
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Parker Finn
  • Cast: Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Caitlin Stasey, Kal Penn, Rob Morgan

After witnessing something traumatic involving a patient, a doctor's mind turns against her.

Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep
Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct
Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

Tad the Lost Explorer and The Curse of the Mummy

Tad the Lost Explorer and The Curse of the Mummy
  • 2022
  • Spain
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Enrique Gato

Tad sets out on a new adventure but accidentally curses everyone!

Tue 27 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Ticket to Paradise

Ticket to Paradise
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ol Parker
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, George Clooney

A divorced couple team up and travel to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they did.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
  • Written by: Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris

Maverick returns in this sequel to the 1986 film.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

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