Afternoon Cinema: Empire Of Light

Afternoon Cinema: Empire Of Light
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Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon (0.0 miles)

Barbados House, Station Road, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 0LR
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Tue 4 Jul


Set in Margate England, 1980.

Widespread unemployment and a rising wave of extremism plunged Margaret Thatcher’s Britain into recession. A depressed and struggling cinema manager, Hilary (Olivia Coleman), sticks to her daily routine at The Empire, a dying, golden-era movie palace.

Even movies like All That Jazz and The Blues Brothers can’t help the lonely Hilary keep her inner demons at bay. Suddenly this all changes when a bright-eyed new employee, Stephan (Micheal Ward), enters the picture shaking up Hilary’s world.

Suppose the celluloid-scented power of cinema can pave the way for meaningful human connection. Is there still hope for the once majestic movie theatre?

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