- Ireland / UK / Canada
- 1h 52min
- Directed by: John Crowley
- Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Zegen, Fiona Glascott, Julie Walters
Eilis (Ronan) leaves her hometown in 50s Ireland to start a new life in New York City, falling for dashing local Tony (Cohen), but when tragedy strikes back home she has to return. Ronan is outstanding as the quietly strong Eilis but the supporting cast is tremendous, notably Glascott as Eilis' sister and Walters as her opinionated landlady. Masterful.
Mon 18 Dec
- 1h 34min
- Directed by: Gregory Mackenzie
- Cast: Sienna Miller, James Franco, David Carradine
Quirky rom-com about mismatched newlyweds who realise their love for each other when the bride dies and becomes undead.
Wed 1 Nov
- 2h 25min
- Directed by: Ken Hughes
- Written by: Roald Dahl, Ken Hughes, Richard Maibaum (additional dialogue)
- Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Adrian Hall, Heather Ripley, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill
Lengthy, effects-filled children's adventure conceived in the wake of Mary Poppins' huge commercial success but with a charm (and great songs) all of its own. Dick Van Dyke is the mad inventor whose flying car propels his children and romantic interest Howes to a far-off land of adventure.
Wed 7 Aug
- 2h 19min
- Directed by: Denzel Washington
- Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
Troy ( Washington) is a proud, tight-fisted, ageing working stiff in 50s Pittsburgh, full of bitterness that God, poverty and segregation ruined his youthful dreams of sporting success. Beautifully shot family drama, superbly acted (especially by Washington and Davis), but it suffers a bit from heavy self-importance and a long running time.
Mon 16 Oct
- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Clarence Brown
- Cast: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson
After winning the affection of a young woman, Leo is requested to serve five years in Africa. In his absence he asks his best friend to watch over her until he returns, but while Leo is away his friend marries the girl, creating a deadly love triangle on his return.
Mon 23 Oct
- 1h 48min
- Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
- Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
Princess Anna (Bell) is disturbed to find that her sister Elsa (Menzel) can create ice and snow, but when Elsa goes into exile the kingdom freezes, and Anna and friends must find her. With no celebrity voice-overs or pop culture gags, just a venerable story, good songs and classic characters, it's an old-fashioned delight.
Sun 15 Oct
- 2h 19min
- Directed by: Gene Kelly
- Written by: Ernest Lehman
- Cast: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Louis Armstrong
Harshly reviewed in the era of Easy Rider and MASH, *Hello, Dolly! just keeps improving with age and now looks like the last of the great old school Hollywood musicals. Gene Kelly proves himself a masterful director expertly juggling the pressures of a hefty studio budget, the expectations built by a legendary Broadway show and a volatile star team of Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau who famously did not become bosom buddies. None of the off-screen tales matter as the film is a lavish, spirited spectacle with show-stopping numbers, a scene-stealing Michael Crawford as Barnaby and Louis Armstrong joining the party for a rousing rendition of the title tune. Look at the old girl now fellas!. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Gene Kelly: Strictly Song and Dance.
Wed 5 Jun
- 1h 34min
- Directed by: Clive Barker
- Cast: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence
The solution to a puzzle box invites cenobites from another dimension in Clive Barker's directorial debut. A grisly low-budget British horror classic.
Tue 31 Oct
- 1h 47min
- Directed by: Charles Walters
- Written by: Philip Barry (play), John Patrick
- Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, Louis Armstrong, John Lund
Classic musical entertainment from the MGM studios, in which a rich bitch plays hard to get with a string of suitors. The plot of Philadelphia Story goes out the window, but with stars like these, style is everything.
Wed 1 Nov
- 3h 26min
- Directed by: Martin Scorsese
- Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone
At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. After members of the tribe are found dead, a murder investigation begins, in order to find the culprits.
Fri 20 Oct
Sat 21 Oct
Sun 22 Oct
- 1h 53min
- Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
- Cast: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main
Released during wartime, this 1903-set musical was an optimistic attempt to emphasise family values, but Minnelli never wallows in nostalgia. Instead he combats it with sparky and sarky family dynamics. The put-upon father wants to move his family from St Louis to New York but faces resistance from his gaggle of girls who have romances to get on with, and the fast-approaching World Fair to enjoy. Perfect casting and performances, along with songs like 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' add to the warm glow.
Wed 6 Dec
- 1h 50min
- Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
- Written by: Melchior Lengyel, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch
- Cast: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas
'Garbo laughs!' proclaimed the posters and indeed she does in this sparkling vintage Hollywood comedy romance, in which she plays a stern Russian diplomat worn down by Melvyn Douglas' inestimable charm and the attractions of Paris into an eventual, grudging, touching, emotional submission. Acerbic one-liners betray the hand of the great Billy Wilder, who worked on the script.
Sun 29 Oct
- 2h 2min
- Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
- Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin
The Coen Brothers return to form with this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel. When Llewelyn Moss (Brolin) takes a bagful of cash from a drug deal that goes wrong he sets off a chain of events that lead psycho-killer Chigurh (pronounced sugar) to vow to do anything to get the money back. Though based on McCarthy's least interesting novel, the Coens imbue this simple tale with their trademark quirkiness and wry humour.
Mon 20 Nov
Based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film and featuring Stephen Schwartz’s “miraculous music” (Time Out) – including his Academy Award®-winning song ‘When You Believe’ – and Sean Cheesman’s “astonishing choreography” (The Guardian), this epic, critically acclaimed production with an original London cast and orchestra of more than 60 artists tells an inspiring tale of resilience and hope. Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever. Filmed live at the Dominion Theatre in London, this spectacular stage show comes to cinemas for the first time.
Thu 19 Oct
Tue 24 Oct
- 1h 37min
- Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
- Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, John Goodman
Set in 1920s Louisiana and featuring Disney's first African-American Princess, this culturally important, beautiful and evocative (of a New Orleans that no longer exists) film may not have the standout musical numbers of some of its stablemates but is an old fashioned treat all the same.
Sun 8 Oct
Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar's spectacular staging of Giordano's epic historical drama, conducted by long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano. Co-production with China National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing and San Francisco Opera.
Tue 11 Jun
Sun 16 Jun
Aigul Akmetshina and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya share the title role in Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production of Bizet’s ever-popular opera. Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and La Scala, Milan.
Wed 1 May
Sun 5 May
Teeming with comedy, wit and an abundance of bravura choreography, Carlos Acosta's production brings the Spanish heat and romance of Cervantes' classic novel to life.
Tue 7 Nov
Sun 12 Nov
The Royal Ballet celebrates the breadth of Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act ballets, Danses Concertantes, Different Drummer and Requiem.
Tue 9 Apr
Sun 14 Apr
Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer.
Tue 26 Mar
Sun 31 Mar
Torn between her desire of a life of splendour and riches and her devotion to her true love Des Grieux, the feckless and capricious Manon pays the ultimate price.
Wed 7 Feb
Sun 11 Feb
The iconic songs of Sting. The electrifying choreography of Kate Prince. This is a tale of hope.
Thu 30 May
Sun 2 Jun
This poetic, contemporary new staging of Dvořák’s lyric fairy tale reveals our uneasy relationship with the natural world and humanity’s attempts to own and tame it.
Wed 24 Jan
Sun 28 Jan
Classical ballet's most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness returns to the Royal Opera House stage.
Wed 24 Apr
Sun 28 Apr
The Royal Ballet
Running time 170 minutes (including one interval)
Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.
Tue 12 Dec
Sun 17 Dec
Shakespeare’s profound story of love and loss, artfully adapted into a contemporary three-act narrative ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, returns to the Main Stage. A co-production between The Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.
Wed 22 May
Sun 26 May
- Hungary / Germany / Switzerland
- Directed by: Béla Tarr
- Written by: Screenplay:, Béla Tarr, Novel:, László Krasznahorkai
- Cast: Mihály Vig, Putyi Horváth, László Lugossy
Bleakly comic portrayal of the effects of the decline of Eastern European communism as felt in one struggling Hungarian agricultural collective.
Sun 22 Oct
Big wave surfer Andrew Cotton features in this stunning and intimate portrait of modern adventurers in search of a mythical wave in some of the most dangerous waters of the Atlantic.
How far would you go searching for something that may not exist?
A 19th century treasure-hunter’s journal inspires a captivating journey to seek out and surf a mythical, never-ridden wave in some of the most remote and dangerous waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
For renowned skipper, Matt Knight, sailing to unpredictable and uncharted regions is impossible to resist. As a lifelong thrill-seeker, he is constantly testing the limits of what’s possible, something world-class big wave surfer Andrew Cotton has also built his career on.
With family and friends, they board the beautiful catamaran Hecate and follow clues to this ‘perfect wave’, but not everything goes to plan, with serious injury and life-threatening challenges testing the crew’s resilience and attitudes towards risk.
Savage Waters, narrated by Charles Dance, boasts jaw-dropping cinematography, and follows remarkable protagonists, for whom living life to the full often means putting themselves in harm’s way.
Join us after for a Q&A with director Mikey Corker
Thu 12 Oct
- 2h 49min
- Directed by: Brian De Palma
- Written by: Oliver Stone
- Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F Murray Abraham, Harris Yulin
Tony Montana is back and loving it in a new digital print of the gangster classic.
Wed 13 Dec
- 2h 10min
- Directed by: Sidney Lumet
- Cast: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe
Pacino stars in this true story as an ethical cop who, unlike his partners, refuses to take money from the criminals he catches.
Wed 6 Dec
- 1h 42min
- Directed by: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
- Written by: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
- Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell
Hollywood undergoes the transition from the silent era to the talkies and reputations rise and fall. Absolutely wonderful musical entertainment, with the slickest of snappy dialogue, enduringly catchy numbers, a cast of genuine charisma, and an engaging picture of the industry in transition into the bargain. Quite splendid.
Wed 7 Feb
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ANNA HINTS | ESTONIA | 2023 | tbc’
This Sundance-winning documentary celebrates female solidarity and community through a group of Estonian women who continue an age-old tradition of sauna-based rituals carried out by the Voro community. Anna Hints’ captivating film places us at the heart of this world. As the women unwind and talk, there is humour borne of their familiarity with each other and of shared experiences, but there are also tales of pain and suffering. In the darkness of a smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences, washing off the shame trapped in their bodies and regaining their strength through a sense of communion.
£8.40 (£7.70) (£5.90)
Fri 13 Oct
Sat 14 Oct
- 1h 37min
- Directed by: Sofia Coppola
- Cast: James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst
The Lisbon sisters live a sheltered life under the control of over-protective religious parents in mid-western America. Following the suicide of one of the five sisters, the parents decide to keep a tighter grip on their daughters.A group of male friends become obsessed with girls, their lives and dreams seem to revolve around them. They attempt to help the Lisbon sister but all will not go smoothly.
Tue 7 Nov
An independent community cinema and cafe-restaurant run as a charity, Lewes Community Screen. It takes its name from the site, which used to be a depot for Royal Mail and later for Harvey’s Brewery.
Nestled in the heart of Lewes and the South Downs National Park, Depot is a contemporary independent three-screen cinema and stylish café-restaurant with gardens and terrace.
It offers an innovative programme of mainstream, art house and independent films; world cinema, documentaries and classic films; along with special events, guest speakers and workshops.
The restaurant has an ever-evolving seasonal menu, showcasing a variety of local ingredients – including a fantastic selection of local beers and ales.
Depot was conceived and is operated along the principles of accessibility for all and environmental and social sustainability. The venue serves as a focal point for the community, and includes private hire facilities. Auditoria feature high specification seating, with Dolby Atmos and 7.1 sound as well as 2K and 4K projection technology.
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