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Monday 15, October

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

Rsexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence

Monday 15, October

Venom

Venom

PG-13

Monday 15, October

Tuesday 16, October

First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

Rsexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence

Venom

Venom

PG-13

Tuesday 16, October

Wednesday 17, October

First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

Wednesday 17, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

Wednesday 17, October

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

Rsexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence

Wednesday 17, October

Venom

Venom

PG-13

Wednesday 17, October

National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear

Wednesday 17, October

Thursday 18, October

First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

Thursday 18, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

Thursday 18, October

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

Rsexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence

Thursday 18, October

Venom

Venom

PG-13

Thursday 18, October

The Gate: Dawn Of the Baha'i Faith

The Gate: Dawn Of the Baha'i Faith

NR

Thursday 18, October

Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

RFor horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity

Thursday 18, October

Friday 19, October

Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

RFor horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity

First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

PG-13for brief strong language

Saturday 20, October

The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

PG-13for brief strong language

National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear

Saturday 20, October

Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

RFor horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity

First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

Sunday 21, October

First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

RFor horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

PG-13for brief strong language

Monday 22, October

First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

RFor horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

PG-13for brief strong language

Tuesday 23, October

First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

RFor horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

PG-13for brief strong language

Tuesday 23, October

Wednesday 24, October

The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

PG-13for brief strong language

Wednesday 24, October

First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

Wednesday 24, October

Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

RFor horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity

Wednesday 24, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

Wednesday 24, October

Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband

NR

Wednesday 24, October

Thursday 25, October

First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

Thursday 25, October

Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

RFor horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity

Thursday 25, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

Thursday 25, October

The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

PG-13for brief strong language

Thursday 25, October

Saturday 27, October

Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband

NR

Saturday 27, October

Monday 29, October

The Changeling

The Changeling

R

Wednesday 31, October

Funny Girl - The Musical

Funny Girl - The Musical

NR

Wednesday 31, October

Saturday 3, November

Funny Girl - The Musical

Funny Girl - The Musical

NR

Saturday 3, November

Sunday 4, November

Wandering Reel Film Festival

Wandering Reel Film Festival

NR

Sunday 4, November

Wednesday 7, November

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Degas - Passion fo

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Degas - Passion fo

TBC

Wednesday 7, November

Thursday 8, November

RED

RED

NR

Thursday 8, November

Saturday 10, November

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Degas - Passion fo

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Degas - Passion fo

TBC

Saturday 10, November

Sunday 11, November

RED

RED

NR

Sunday 11, November

Wednesday 14, November

Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

NR

Wednesday 14, November

Thursday 15, November

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (Cumberbatch)

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (Cumberbatch)

Thursday 15, November

Saturday 17, November

Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

NR

Saturday 17, November

Sunday 18, November

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (Miller)

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (Miller)

Sunday 18, November

Wednesday 21, November

NT Live: Allelujah!

NT Live: Allelujah!

PG-13

Wednesday 21, November

Saturday 24, November

NT Live: Allelujah!

NT Live: Allelujah!

PG-13

Saturday 24, November

Tuesday 27, November

Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Tuesday 27, November

Thursday 29, November

The King and I (2018)

The King and I (2018)

TBC

Thursday 29, November

Saturday 1, December

The King and I (2018)

The King and I (2018)

TBC

Saturday 1, December

Sunday 2, December

Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Sunday 2, December

Wednesday 12, December

National Theatre Live: Madness Of King George

National Theatre Live: Madness Of King George

Wednesday 12, December

Saturday 15, December

National Theatre Live: Madness Of King George

National Theatre Live: Madness Of King George

Saturday 15, December

Monday 17, December

Home Alone

Home Alone

Wednesday 9, January

NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

PG-13

Wednesday 9, January

Saturday 12, January

NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

PG-13

Saturday 12, January

Wednesday 6, February

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Young Picasso

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Young Picasso

TBC

Wednesday 6, February

Saturday 9, February

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Young Picasso

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Young Picasso

TBC

Saturday 9, February

Wednesday 27, February

NT Live: I'm Not Running

NT Live: I'm Not Running

PG-13

Wednesday 27, February

Saturday 2, March

NT Live: I'm Not Running

NT Live: I'm Not Running

PG-13

Saturday 2, March

Wednesday 10, April

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

TBC

Wednesday 10, April

Saturday 13, April

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

TBC

Saturday 13, April

Wednesday 5, June

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

TBC

Wednesday 5, June

Saturday 8, June

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

TBC

Saturday 8, June

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

Rsexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence

A SIMPLE FAVOR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

Monday 15, October

Wednesday 17, October

Thursday 18, October

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A Star is Born

A Star is Born

RLanguage throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.

Jackson Maine, a country music star on the brink of decline, discovers a talented unknown named Ally. As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jackson coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally's career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Rembrandt (ENCORE)

TBC

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.

Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen.

For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

Wednesday 10, April

Saturday 13, April

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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 6: Van Gogh & Japan

TBC

“I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.

One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and thrn creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction.

After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors.

In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.

Wednesday 5, June

Saturday 8, June

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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Degas - Passion fo

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Degas - Passion fo

TBC

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of

Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam

Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of

Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With

exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.

Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was

consumed by obsessive principles and failing eyesight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every

mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings

and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but,

now through close examination, they can be seen as some

of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the

modern era.

Using written accounts by friends and commentators,

and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this

film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most

influential French artists of the late 19th-century and

serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’

artistic mind.

“Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you

make other people see” Edgar Degas

Wednesday 7, November

Saturday 10, November

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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Young Picasso

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Season 6; Young Picasso

TBC

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.

The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

Wednesday 6, February

Saturday 9, February

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First Man

First Man

PG-13for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. Amblin Entertainment co-finances the film.

Funny Girl - The Musical

Funny Girl - The Musical

NR

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times).

Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

Praised by critics as having “irresistible charm, wit and warmth” (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as “the greatest star by far” (The Daily Telegraph), Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including “People,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade.”

Hilarious, glorious, and ‘exhilarating’ (The Independent), don’t miss this sensational production from the comfort of your local cinema seat.

Wednesday 31, October

Saturday 3, November

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Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

RFor horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Home Alone

Home Alone

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

This film is FREE for all current members!

Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

HORN FROM THE HEART: The Paul Butterfield Story is a feature-length documentary about the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. A white, teen-age harmonica player from Chicago’s south side, Paul learned the blues from the original black masters performing nightly in his own back yard. Muddy Waters was Paul’s mentor and lifelong friend, happy to share his wisdom and expertise with such a gifted young acolyte.

The interracial Paul Butterfield Blues Band, featuring the twin guitar sound of Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, the rhythm section of Sam Lay and Jerome Arnold and the keyboards of Mark Naftalin, added a rock edge to the Chicago blues, bringing an authenticity to its sound that struck a chord with the vast white rock audience and rejuvenated worldwide interest in the blues. The band's first LP, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band released on Elektra Records in 1965, was named “#11 Blues Album of All Time” by Downbeat.

The only artist to perform at The Newport Folk Festival in 1965, The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and Woodstock in 1969, Paul would continue to break new ground in the blues and to stand up for racial equality until his death at age 44 in 1987 of a drug overdose. Through his music and words, along with first-hand accounts of his family, his bandmates and those closest to him, HORN FROM THE HEART: The Paul Butterfield Story tells the complex story of a man many call the greatest harmonica player of all time.

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Tuesday 27, November

Sunday 2, December

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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (Cumberbatch)

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (Cumberbatch)

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

This encore features B. Cumberbatch as the monster.

Thursday 15, November

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (Miller)

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (Miller)

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

This encore features Johnny Lee Miller as the monster.

Sunday 18, November

National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Wednesday 17, October

Saturday 20, October

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National Theatre Live: Madness Of King George

National Theatre Live: Madness Of King George

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Wednesday 12, December

Saturday 15, December

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NT Live: Allelujah!

NT Live: Allelujah!

PG-13

Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss Alan Bennett's ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

Wednesday 21, November

Saturday 24, November

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NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

PG-13

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

Wednesday 9, January

Saturday 12, January

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NT Live: I'm Not Running

NT Live: I'm Not Running

PG-13

’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

Wednesday 27, February

Saturday 2, March

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Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband

NR

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband explores corruption and morality, bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his past financial chicanery.

A witty new production from director Jonathan Church, (Singin’ in the Rain and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Chichester; West End) An Ideal Husband opens at the Vaudeville Theatre (20 April – 14 July), before playing at the Theatre Royal Bath as part of their Summer Season (18 July – 4 August).

Starring real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber and Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, BBC) Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

Wednesday 24, October

Saturday 27, October

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Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

NR

The Importance of Being Earnest has been revived many times since its premiere on 14 February 1895 at the St James Theatre in London. It has also been adapted for the cinema on three occasions.

The 2015 production saw one of Britain’s most respected actors, David Suchet play the role of the formidable Lady Bracknell. The stellar cast also included: Emily Barber, Michael Benz, Philip Cumbus, Imogen Doel, Michele Dotrice and Richard O’Callaghan. Oscar Wilde’s much loved and exhilarating masterpiece, with its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde’s most enduringly popular play.

‘In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.’

– Gwendolyn, Act III

Written shortly before Wilde fell foul of society’s unbending condemnation, The Importance of Being Earnest fizzes with wit as he delights in debunking social pretensions. Two bachelor friends, upper crust dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the most reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must then grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.

Wednesday 14, November

Saturday 17, November

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RED

RED

NR

Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs this first ever UK revival since directing the world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Play.

Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. He is joined by rising star Alfred Enoch of US television drama series How to Get Away With Murder as his assistant Ken.

Thursday 8, November

Sunday 11, November

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The Changeling

The Changeling

R

Composer John Russell (George C. Scott) is vacationing with his family when a car accident kills his wife and daughter. Distraught with grief, Russell leaves his home in New York City for a giant, secluded house near Seattle. Soon Russell starts to feel the presence of a ghost, a boy who drowned in the bathtub there. Russell seeks the assistance of Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere), who led him to the house initially, in uncovering the secrets of the boy's death.

The film's composer, Florence's own Kenneth Wannberg will be in attendance for the 7 p.m. screening to discuss scoring the film!

This film is FREE for all current members!

The Gate: Dawn Of the Baha'i Faith

The Gate: Dawn Of the Baha'i Faith

NR

In the midst of religious intolerance and extremism, one religion-the Bahá'í Faith-offers a path toward world peace by advocating the oneness of humanity's major religions. Now, this groundbreaking documentary tells the amazing, little-known story of the origins of the Bahá'í Faith. The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá'í Faith recounts the founding of this new world religion in Persia by a Prophet known as The Báb. In the mid-1800s, Jews, Christians and Muslims alike were awaiting the imminent arrival of a Divine Messenger. Beginning in 1844, the Báb's message, which included then-controversial ideas like the oneness of major religions and the empowerment of women, spread like wildfire across the region amidst this religious climate. However, His groundbreaking new message presented a threat to religious and political leaders of the time, resulting in relentless persecution of the Báb and His followers. The Báb's message ultimately triumphed with a growing number of faithful; today, the Bahá'í religion is practiced throughout the world by over five million people. Combining dramatic reenactments with interviews of renowned historians, religious scholars and Bahá'í Faith experts, The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá'í Faith celebrates the brief, exciting life of a prophet and the indelible impact His message continues to have on the world today.

Thursday 18, October

The King and I (2018)

The King and I (2018)

TBC

Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance and ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times), Kelli O’Hara (Anna), Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King). The role of Lady Thiang will be shared by Ruthie Ann Miles (who won a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway) and stage and screen actress Naoko Mori (Torchwood, Everest, Absolutely Fabulous). Also joining the cast are major Japanese film and television star Takao Osawa as the Kralahome, trusted adviser to The King of Siam, and West End star of Aladdin, Dean John-Wilson and Na-Young Jeon as the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.

Thursday 29, November

Saturday 1, December

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The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

PG-13for brief strong language

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Venom

Venom

PG-13

One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

Monday 15, October

Tuesday 16, October

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Thursday 18, October

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Wandering Reel Film Festival

Wandering Reel Film Festival

NR

City Lights Cinemas Presents

A Special Matinee of Award Winning Short Films

Curated by Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

PROGRAM C: OUR BASIC ASSUMPTIONS

Description: What happens when we leave our assumptions at the door? These seven shorts challenge stereotypes around poverty, race, integrity, sexuality, gender, age, and more.

Films Showing: Caroline - Emergency - Sacrilege - Dik - For Nonna Anna - Intimity - Coffee Time

Screening followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Sunday 4, November