Man Up

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Man Up

88 min - - 29 May 2015

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Man Up

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Man Up

88 min - - 29 May 2015

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Poltergeist

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Poltergeist

94 min - - 22 May 2015

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Pitch Perfect 2

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Pitch Perfect 2

115 min - - 15 May 2015

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The Pirates of Penzance (Encore) - English National Opera

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The Pirates of Penzance (Encore) - English National Opera

135 min - - 7 Jun 2015

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Danny Collins

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Danny Collins

106 min - - 29 May 2015

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Lion King (Pensans C P School film production)

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Lion King (Pensans C P School film production)

60 min - - 3 Jun 2015

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Tomorrowland - A World Beyond

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Tomorrowland - A World Beyond

130 min - - 22 May 2015

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Antony & Cleopatra - Shakespeare's Globe On Screen

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Antony & Cleopatra - Shakespeare's Globe On Screen

179 min - - 4 Jun 2015

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Take That Live from the O2

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Take That Live from the O2

120 min - - 19 Jun 2015

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Mad Max: Fury Road

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Mad Max: Fury Road

121 min - Action & Adventure,Horror - 15 May 2015

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Cloudbusting - Performing The Music Of Kate Bush - 2015 Tour

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Cloudbusting - Performing The Music Of Kate Bush - 2015 Tour

150 min - Live On Stage Tribute Band - 6 Jun 2015

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San Andreas

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San Andreas

115 min - - 29 May 2015

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Current Films & Showtimes

Poltergeist

Rated 15
Poltergeist

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must... Read more »

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

May
This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Rated 15
Mad Max: Fury Road

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run... Read more »

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

May

Tomorrowland - A World Beyond

Rated 12A
Tomorrowland - A World Beyond

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

May

Pitch Perfect 2

Rated 12A
Pitch Perfect 2

The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012's smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon... Read more »

The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012's smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

May

San Andreas 3D

Rated 12A
San Andreas 3D

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.

May
Special Advance Screening on Thu 28th May at 21:00 - Be the first to see this film BEFORE the nationwide release date.

San Andreas

Rated 12A
San Andreas

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.

May

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Rated 12A
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the follow-up to the ultra successful Avengers film. The picture completes Marvel Studios Phase 2 films, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Edgar Wrights Ant-Man, and Guardians of the... Read more »

Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the follow-up to the ultra successful Avengers film. The picture completes Marvel Studios Phase 2 films, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Edgar Wrights Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

May

Two By Two: Ooops... The Ark has Gone!

Rated U
Two By Two: Ooops... The Ark has Gone!

It's the end of the world. A flood is coming. Luckily for Finny and his dad Dave, a couple of clumsy Nestrians, an Ark has been built and all animals are welcome... well almost all. Unfortunately for them, Nestrians are... Read more »

It's the end of the world. A flood is coming. Luckily for Finny and his dad Dave, a couple of clumsy Nestrians, an Ark has been built and all animals are welcome... well almost all. Unfortunately for them, Nestrians are not on the list! But Dave has a plan, and Finny and he manage to sneak onto the Ark disguised as Grymps - much to the horror of real Grymps, Hazel and her daughter Leah. However their troubles are just beginning as the two curious youngsters end up falling over board. Now Finny and Leah have to brave the elements in their quest to find higher ground while fighting off hungry predators and making unlikely friends. Meanwhile on board the Ark the parents must set aside their differences and hatch a plan to turn the boat around and make it back in time to rescue their kids.

May

Paddington

Rated PG
Paddington

A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular childrens books by Michael Bond. 

May
Thu 28th May at 11:45 - Mini Merlin matinees at pocket money prices - All seats just £1.99

Big Hero 6

Rated PG
Big Hero 6

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends:... Read more »

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. 

May
Thu 28th May at 11:45 - Mini Merlin matinees at pocket money prices - All seats just £1.99

Shaun The Sheep Movie

Rated U
Shaun The Sheep Movie

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the... Read more »

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and its up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

May
Sat 30th May at 12:00, Sun 31st May at 12:00 - Mini Merlin matinees at pocket money prices - All seats just £1.99

Man and Superman (Encore) - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Man and Superman (Encore) - National Theatre

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes The English Patient, Schindler's List, Oedipus at the National Theatre plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw's witty, provocative classic. br br Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely... Read more »

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw's witty, provocative classic.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
June

Spy

Rated 15
Spy

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Showing from the 5th June 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Jurassic World

Rated TBC
Jurassic World

Dinos reign again in this fourth entry of the Jurassic Park series to be scripted by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Showing from the 12th June 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Take That Live from the O2

Take That Live from the O2

Take That, the UK's most successful live act ever, brings their acclaimed new show live to cinemas on 19 June and direct from London's iconic O2 arena. Captured in stunning HD and with incredible Surround Sound, this is an extraordinary... Read more »

Take That, the UK's most successful live act ever, brings their acclaimed new show live to cinemas on 19 June and direct from London's iconic O2 arena. Captured in stunning HD and with incredible Surround Sound, this is an extraordinary opportunity for fans who have not had access to the live show (and for the many who already have) to experience the concert from the best seat in the house. Chart-topping and award-winning band Take That is defined by some of the most memorable and spectacular live productions in UK music history and this show is certainly no exception. A wonderful explosion of colour, featuring everything from dancing jellyfish, beautifully choreographed puppetry and a contemporary dance routine performed by Mark and Howard to a flying tandem sidecar that soars out over the crowd, a burning globe, pyros, fireworks and indoor rain. Get ready for it...

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
June

Minions

Rated TBC
Minions

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex... Read more »

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world's first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.

Showing from the 26th June 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Everyman - LIVE - National Theatre

Everyman - LIVE - National Theatre

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris Broken, London Road... Read more »

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
July
This production contains depictions of recreational drug use and frequent uses of strong language.

André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (via Satellite)

Rated 12A
André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (via Satellite)

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 18th July, as part of a global cinema event. br   br In 2014, André’s Maastricht Concert broke UK box office... Read more »

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 18th July, as part of a global cinema event.
 
In 2014, André’s Maastricht Concert broke UK box office records for the highest grossing one night event for an Artists music concert and we would love for you all to join in to help us once again set a new record for Event Cinema.

This year is the 11th consecutive year of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht!  Be prepared for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year as the maestro puts on a magnificent spectacle during this very special annual event.
 
One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of Waltz will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.  Be swept away with the incredible atmosphere, which attracts audiences from every corner of the globe who come together to share and experience beautiful music, song, laughter, dancing and a few tears!   
 
The concert is approximately 3hrs including a 15 minute interval.
Spoken parts in English and Dutch (with English subtitles supplied).

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
July

The Merchant of Venice - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

The Merchant of Venice - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the... Read more »

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.

Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeares uncompromising tragedy.

July
Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen

Othello - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Othello - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and... Read more »

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies.

But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.

After more than a decade working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Shakespeare's Othello. He was last seen with us in Faust and Julius Caesar (1996). Hugh will play opposite Lucian Msamati in the role of Iago, returning to the RSC following his role as Pericles in 2006. The production is directed by Iqbal Khan (Much Ado About Nothing, 2012).

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
August

The Beaux' Stratagem (Live) - National Theatre 2015/2016 Season

The Beaux' Stratagem (Live) - National Theatre 2015/2016 Season

Simon Godwin Man and Superman directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to... Read more »

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
September

Coriolanus (Encore) - National Theatre 2015/2016 Season

Rated 12A
Coriolanus (Encore) - National Theatre 2015/2016 Season

National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston The Avengers , War... Read more »

National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand.

Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
September

Hamlet - LIVE - National Theatre

Hamlet - LIVE - National Theatre

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch BBC’s Sherlock , The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner Posh ,  Chimerica and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre... Read more »

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
October

Henry V - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Henry V - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following... Read more »

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.

Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V.

Henry V will be broadcast Live from Stratford-upon-Avon by the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 21 October, the same week as the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 18th March 2015

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
October