Dukes at Komedia

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44-47 Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 1UN
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The Boy and the Heron

The Boy and the Heron
  • 2023
  • 2h 4min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Luca Padovan, Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale
Fri 15 Dec

The Bravest Knight: Cedric and the Dragon

The Bravest Knight: Cedric and the Dragon
  • 2019
  • US
  • 12min
  • U
  • Directed by: Shabnam Rezaei
  • Cast: Storm Reid, Wilson Cruz, T.R. Knight

The friends confront a dragon and must solve a riddle to get past her.

  • IMDb
Mon 11 Dec

Exhibition On Screen: John Singer Sargent - Fashion & Swagger

Exhibition On Screen: John Singer Sargent
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era.

What made his ‘swagger’ portraits remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore and how they were presented to the audience. Through interviews with curators, contemporary fashionistas and style influencers, Exhibition on Screen’s film will examine how Sargent’s unique practice has influenced modern art, culture and fashion.

Filmed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tate Britain, London, the exhibition reveals Sargent’s power to express distinctive personalities, power dynamics and gender identities during this fascinating period of cultural reinvention.

Alongside 50 paintings by Sargent sit stunning items of clothing and accessories worn by his subjects, drawing the audience into the artist’s studio.

Sargent’s sitters were often wealthy, their clothes costly, but what happens when you turn yourself over to the hands of a great artist? The manufacture of public identity is as controversial and contested today as it was at the turn of the 20th century, but somehow Sargent’s work transcends the social noise and captures an alluring truth with each brush stroke.

Tue 16 Apr
Tue 23 Apr

Exhibition on Screen: Painting the Modern Garden – Monet to Matisse

Exhibition On Screen: Painting the modern garden - Monet to Matisse
  • 2016
  • 1h 33min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

From the Royal Academy of Arts, London & the Cleveland Museum of Art, see how artists used the modern garden to explore radical and wonderful new ideas.

Tue 27 Feb

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h
  • U
  • Directed by: Jacob Schuh
  • Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Robbie Coltrane

The cinema version of Julia Donaldson's clever and colourful book about a resourceful mouse and, of course, the terrible Gruffalo. Featuring a veritable feast of famous voices.

Mon 18 Dec

Home Alone

Home Alone
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara

An alternative Christmas treat chosen by you. When Kevin is accidently left Home Alone he is forced to protect his house from a pair of bungling burglars.

Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O'Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely – albeit accidentally – leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly, if sadistic, scare-comedy antics produced by teen flick veteran John Hughes.

Sun 17 Dec

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas Classic follows the tribulations of small town everyman George Bailey (James Stewart), who, at the end of his luck and deep in debt, contemplates suicide one snowy, bleak Christmas Eve. But when George wishes that he had never been born, his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) takes a trip from the heavens to persuade him otherwise.

After a nightmarish journey through an alternative Bedford Falls, George realizes the difference he has made to the people around him, learning lessons of love, loyalty, and what it means to lead a wonderful life.

Sun 24 Dec

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings
  • 2001–2003
  • New Zealand / US
  • 8h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen

All three parts of Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of the JRR Tolkein novels, back to back. Do you have the stamina?

Sat 16 Dec

Metropolitan Opera: La Forza del Destino

New York Met: La Forza del Destina
  • 2024
  • US

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendettas, and family strife, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen as the noble Leonora, one of the repertory’s most tormented—and thrilling—heroines. Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new Forza in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world and making extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events. The distinguished cast also features tenor Brian Jagde as Leonora’s forbidden beloved, Don Alvaro; baritone Igor Golovatenko as her vengeful brother, Don Carlo; mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as the fortune teller Preziosilla; bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi as Fra Melitone; and bass Soloman Howard as both Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano.

Sat 9 Mar
Wed 13 Mar

Metropolitan Opera: La Rondine

New York Met: La Rondine
  • 2024
  • US

Puccini’s bittersweet love story arrives in cinemas, with soprano Angel Blue starring as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman as Ruggero, an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess. Maestro Speranza Scappucci conducts Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of the French Riviera. Soprano Emily Pogorelc and tenor Bekhzod Davronov complete the sterling cast as Lisette and Prunier

Sat 20 Apr
Wed 24 Apr

Metropolitan Opera: Nabucco

New York Met: Nabucco
  • 2024
  • US

Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions. Baritone George Gagnidze makes his Met role debut as the imperious king Nabucco, alongside soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska reprising her thrilling turn as his vengeful daughter Abigaille. Mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova and tenor SeokJong Baek are Fenena and Ismaele, whose love transcends politics, and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy repeats his celebrated portrayal of the high priest Zaccaria. Daniele Callegari conducts Verdi’s exhilarating early masterpiece, which features the ultimate showcase for the great Met Chorus, the moving “Va, pensiero.”

Sat 6 Jan
Wed 10 Jan

Metropolitan Opera: Romeo et Juliette

New York Met: Roméo et Juliette
  • 2024
  • US

Two singers at the height of their powers—radiant soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor sensation Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores. Bartlett Sher’s towering staging also features baritone Will Liverman and tenor Frederick Ballentine as the archrivals Mercutio and Tybalt, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as the mischievous pageboy Stéphano, and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Frère Laurent.

Sat 23 Mar
Wed 27 Mar

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 1992
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

Sun 17 Dec


  • 2023
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sofia Coppola
  • Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Dagmara Domińczyk

Biopic of Priscilla Presley and her relationship with Elvis.

Fri 22 Dec

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