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Cinema City

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St Andrews Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AD
  • Box office 0871 902 5724
  • General enquiries 0871 704 2053
  • Box office times Mon–Sat noon–8.30pm; Sun 4–8pm.
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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Aftersun

Aftersun
  • 2022
  • US, UK
  • 1h 36min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Charlotte Wells
  • Cast: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall

Charlotte Wells | UK, USA | 2022 | 96m | 12A

The stunning debut from Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells, Aftersun juxtaposes a hopeful coming-of-age story with a poignant, intimate family portrait that leaves an indelible impression.

Eleven-year-old Sophie (newcomer Frankie Corio) and her father, Calum (BAFTA winner Paul Mescal, Normal People), vacation at a Turkish beach resort in the late 1990s. They swim, play pool, and enjoy each other’s company; they’re partners in crime. Calum is the best version of himself when he is with Sophie. Sophie feels like anything is possible when Calum is around. When Sophie is on her own, she navigates new friendships and experiences. As they enjoy their time together, layers of melancholy and mystery ripple through Calum’s behaviour. Twenty years later, the memories take on new meaning as Sophie tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t. Winner of the French Touch Jury Prize at the Cannes 2022 Critics’ Week.

Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, upsetting scenes.

The Monday Night Film Club format is an Introduction + Film + Discussion + Coffee evening, there's no membership required. An audience or staff member will provide a short introduction, and all are welcome to stay for a post-film discussion. Free hot drinks will be made available. Intro / Film at 7.00pm.

Mon 28 Nov
Tue 29 Nov
Wed 30 Nov
Thu 1 Dec

The Banshees of Inisherin

The Banshees of Inisherin
  • 2022
  • Ireland / UK / US
  • 1h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Martin McDonagh
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan

A lifelong friendship is abruptly ended with disastrous consequences.

Mon 28 Nov
Senior
Tue 29 Nov
Thu 1 Dec
Senior

Belly of an Architect

Belly of an Architect
  • 1987
  • UK / Italy
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Greenaway
  • Written by: Peter Greenaway
  • Cast: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb

American architect Stourley Kracklite (Dennehy) is commissioned to construct an exhibition in Rome dedicated to the architecture of Boullée. Doubt, marital strife, and general social ruin ensue. Greenaway's inspired dissection of inherent arrogances and vanities (cultural or otherwise) of architects.

Wed 30 Nov

Bones and All

Bones and All
  • 2022
  • Italy, US
  • 2h 10min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Taylor Russell, Mark Rylance

A young outcast must learn to live on the boundaries of society, alongside some unsightly folk.

Mon 28 Nov
Tue 29 Nov
Wed 30 Nov
Thu 1 Dec

CBeebies Panto: Dick Whittington and His Cat

CBeebies Christmas Show 2022: Dick Whittington and His Cat
  • 2022
  • UK
  • U

Experience the magic of the CBeebies Christmas Show on the BIG CINEMA SCREEN, with additional Exclusive Content featuring your favourite CBeebies stars!

The show will be sprinkled with plenty of CBeebies magic, festive music, stunning dance performances and a star cast of CBeebies presenters and on- screen talent, making it an engaging theatrical spectacle for all the family.

Sat 3 Dec
Sun 4 Dec
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story
  • 2022
  • UK
  • Directed by: Adam Penford
  • Cast: Nicholas Farrell, Mark Gatiss

Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Dracula, Doctor Who) stars as Jacob Marley in his own ‘Irresistibly theatrical’ (★★★★★ The Telegraph) retelling of Dickens’ classic winter ghost story, A Christmas Carol, alongside Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire, The Crown, The Iron Lady) as Scrooge. This powerful tale of life, love, loss, and redemption is as relevant today as when it was first published 179 years ago. Filmed live for cinemas during the 2021 stage run at London’s sumptuous Alexandra Palace Theatre and filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects, prepare to be frightened and delighted in equal measure as you enter the supernatural Victorian world of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story on the big screen. It’s a cold Christmas Eve and mean-spirited miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Nicholas Farrell) has an unexpected visit from the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley (Mark Gatiss). Bound in chains as punishment for a lifetime of greed, the unearthly figure explains it isn’t too late for Scrooge to change his miserly ways in order to escape the same fate, but first he’ll have to face three more eerie encounters…

Thu 1 Dec

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story
  • 1983
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bob Clark
  • Written by: Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark
  • Cast: Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

Christmas is coming and our young hero desperately wants a certain type of toy gun from Santa. Appealing 1940s-set memoir, with a witty first person narration and a great performance from the bespectacled child star.

Sun 4 Dec

Concert for George

Concert for George
  • 2003
  • US, UK
  • 2h 26min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Leland
  • Cast: Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland

In 2002, one year after George Harrison’s passing, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honour. Held at London's Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George's songs and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr and many more.

Directed by David Leland, Concert for George captures stunning renditions of some of the most significant music of the 20th century, including ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ (featuring Clapton on guitar, McCartney on piano and Starr on drums), ‘Taxman’ (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and ‘The Inner Light’ (covered by Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar). Lynne, Harrison’s longtime friend and collaborator, produced the audio elements of the concert, while Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as Musical Director.

Tue 29 Nov

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne – Portraits of a Life

Exhibition On Screen: David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts
  • 2018

A film exploring the life and times of portrait artist Paul Cézanne.

Tue 29 Nov
Fri 2 Dec

The Greenaway Alphabet

The Greenaway Alphabet
  • 2018
  • Netherlands
  • 1h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Saskia Boddeke

Filmmaker Peter Greenaway intimately explored by his wife Saskia Boddeke.

Sat 3 Dec
Wed 7 Dec

The Grinch

The Grinch
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury

The Grinch (Cumberbatch) is a grumpy, green creature who despises Christmas so much that he plots to steal it. The animation is gorgeous, the pace is breezy and Cumberbatch does a decent job with the voice, but the film is stolen by the Grinch’s adorable dog Max.

Sat 3 Dec
Kids
Tue 20 Dec
Kids

Living

Living
  • 2022
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Oliver Hermanus
  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp

English adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 1952 film of the same name.

Mon 28 Nov
Senior
Tue 29 Nov
Wed 30 Nov
Senior
Thu 1 Dec
Senior

Matilda the Musical

Matilda
  • 2022
  • UK / US
  • 1h 57min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Cast: Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, Andrea Riseborough, Stephen Graham, Emma Thompson

Musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's book about an extraordinary girl with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination.

Mon 28 Nov
Subtitled / Senior
Tue 29 Nov
Wed 30 Nov
Thu 1 Dec

The Menu

The Menu
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Mylod
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult

Young couple Margot and Tyler travel to a remote island to eat at Hawthorne, an exclusive restaurant run by celebrity chef Slowik, who has prepared a lavish menu where food is treated as conceptual art, but his approach to cuisine has some shocking surprises for the wealthy guests.

The Menu is a 2022 American black comedy horror film written by Seth Reiss and Will Tracy, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Hoult.

Mon 28 Nov
Tue 29 Nov
Senior
Thu 1 Dec

Neil Young: Harvest Time

Neil Young: Harvest Time

Neil Young: Harvest Time Bernard Shakey | USA | 2022 | 130m | N/C 15+

Created between January and September 1971, this docu-film takes us on an intimate journey to Neil Young’s farm in Northern California for the ‘Harvest Barn’ sessions, to London for an iconic performance with the London Symphony Orchestra and to Nashville where the then 20 something Neil Young worked on various tracks of this signature album. The feature is a fan piece that has never been seen before. Performance and rehearsal content is intertwined into creative storytelling and includes most of the tracks from album Harvest (released in 1972) including “Heart of Gold”, “A Man Needs a Maid”, “Alabama” and “Old Man”.

In addition to the film, this screening event includes an introduction by Neil Young, recorded exclusively for movie theatre audiences. Hear Neil highlight the significance of Harvest, 50 years after its release, and how the recording of the album and the movie came together.

Sun 4 Dec

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 16min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page

Jack Skellington, the skinny trickster king of Halloweentown, is restless with success and needs a new challenge, so he hatches a plot to kidnap Santa and creates a mixed-up Yuletide which isn't quite what the kids expected. Produced and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.

Thu 1 Dec
Mon 19 Dec
Kids

No Bears

No Bears
  • 2022
  • Iran
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jafar Panahi
  • Cast: Naser Hashemi, Reza Heydari, Mina Kavani

Two parallel love stories in which the partners are thwarted by hidden, inevitable obstacles, the force of superstition, and the mechanics of power.

Wed 30 Nov

Sarah & Duck: Creative Collaborations

New animated short featuring Sarah and Duck.

Tue 29 Nov

She Said

She Said
  • 2022
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Maria Schrader
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Morton, Ashley Judd

The story of the New York Times investigation into Harvey Weinstein's history of abuse and sexual misconduct against women.

Mon 28 Nov
Tue 29 Nov
Wed 30 Nov
Senior
Thu 1 Dec
Cinema City

The building housing this cinema was bequeathed in 1925 to the 'Mayor, Alderman and Citizens of the City of Norwich' with the intention 'that the place should be used for the advancement of education in its widest and most comprehensive sense'. That aim stands true today, as a vast range of events and themed screenings take place at the venue, including showings of documentaries and live recordings of opera and theatre shows. Refreshments are available at the Dining Room.

All areas of the building are accessible by wheelchair and adapted toilet facilities are available.

To access the cinema by public transport please note that Norwich Railway Station is a short walk away, as is the Norwich Castle Meadow Bus Terminal.

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