The Boxtrolls

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The Boxtrolls

97 min - Action & Adventure,Animation,Kids & Family,Science - 12 Sep 2014

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The Boxtrolls

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The Boxtrolls

97 min - Action & Adventure,Animation,Kids & Family,Science - 12 Sep 2014

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Pride

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Pride

120 min - Drama; Comedy - 12 Sep 2014

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A Walk Among The Tombstones

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A Walk Among The Tombstones

114 min - Drama,Action & Adventure - 19 Sep 2014

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The Hundred-foot Journey

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The Hundred-foot Journey

123 min - Drama - 5 Sep 2014

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Billy Elliot The Musical - Live

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Billy Elliot The Musical - Live

195 min - Live Musical Theatre on Screen - 28 Sep 2014

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Lets Be Cops

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Lets Be Cops

105 min - Action & Adventure,Comedy - 29 Aug 2014

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Madama Butterfly - On Sydney Harbour - Opera Australia

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Madama Butterfly - On Sydney Harbour - Opera Australia

140 min - Opera - 18 Sep 2014

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Play Reel- Featuring: The Humans - The New Work Of: Alexandre Singh & Six Short Films

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Play Reel- Featuring: The Humans - The New Work Of: Alexandre Singh & Six Short Films

240 min - Internaionally renowned Artists Films - 25 Sep 2014

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One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film

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One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film

96 min - Concert Tour - 11 Oct 2014

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Before I Go To Sleep

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Before I Go To Sleep

92 min - Mystery & Suspense - 5 Sep 2014

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The Giver

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The Giver

98 min - Drama,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 19 Sep 2014

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The Riot Club

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The Riot Club

108 min - Drama,Art House & International,Mystery & Suspense - 19 Sep 2014

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A Most Wanted Man

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A Most Wanted Man

122 min - Mystery & Suspense - 12 Sep 2014

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Lucy

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Lucy

90 min - Action & Adventure - 22 Aug 2014

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Salome & Wilde Salome Plus Live Q & A With Al Pacino

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Salome & Wilde Salome Plus Live Q & A With Al Pacino

240 min - Theatre & Live Q & A - 21 Sep 2014

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Sex Tape

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Sex Tape

95 min - Comedy - 5 Sep 2014

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A Most Wanted Man

Rated 15
A Most Wanted Man

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

September

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The Boxtrolls

Rated PG
The Boxtrolls

A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family - The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs voiced... Read more »

A family event movie from the creators of "Coraline" and "ParaNorman" that introduces audiences to a new breed of family - The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home theyve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the towns villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, "into the light," where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs family. Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable. 

September

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Lucy

Rated 15
Lucy

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks... Read more »

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. 

September

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A Walk Among The Tombstones

Rated 15
A Walk Among The Tombstones

Matt Scudder is an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife,... Read more »

Matt Scudder is an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime... nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

September

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The Riot Club

Rated 15
The Riot Club

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

September
Wed 24th Please be aware that one of the Performances on this Day is presented with SUBTITLES, for the Hard of Hearing. Mouse over Performance Times to Check Which One. ALL customers are welcome in any event

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Billy Elliot The Musical - Live

Rated 12A
Billy Elliot The Musical - Live

Live from London’s West End this special performance brings multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to cinemas for the first time. Based on the Academy Award sup ® sup  nominated film first released in 2000, Billy Elliot the Musical has... Read more »

Live from London’s West End this special performance brings multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to cinemas for the first time.

Based on the Academy Award®  nominated film first released in 2000, Billy Elliot the Musical has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London’s West End and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world, winning over 80 theatre awards along the way including Tony Awards® and 5 Olivier Awards.

Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy’s journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

The original creative team behind the film, including writer Lee Hall (book & lyrics), director Stephen Daldry, and choreographer, Peter Darling, is joined by music legend Elton John (music) to produce a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

September
Sun 28th Special LIVE Performances of this Award Winning West End & Broadway Musical Theatre Masterpiece. Please note Doors Open 30 minutes before the advertised performance time - Book Early to Avoid Disappointment!

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One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film

Rated TBC
One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film

The biggest band in the world and global pop superstars, One Direction, bring their epic ‘Where We Are’ world tour to cinemas all around the world. Across one un-missable weekend this October, join Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis for... Read more »

The biggest band in the world and global pop superstars, One Direction, bring their epic ‘Where We Are’ world tour to cinemas all around the world.

Across one un-missable weekend this October, join Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis for their first ever full One Direction concert experience on the big screen. 

Recorded at Milan’s iconic San Siro stadium, experience the concert, featuring all of One Direction’s biggest hits, plus a 15 minute never before seen interview with the band cut with exclusive backstage tour footage, all in true high definition and 5:1 surround sound.

October

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Guardian Live: In Conversation With Russell Brand - Live

Guardian Live: In Conversation With Russell Brand - Live

Russell Brand, one of our most controversial public figures, talks to the Guardian's Owen Jones about why he thinks revolution isn't just possible, but inevitable. In his new book, the writer and comedian argues that the system isn't working, that... Read more »

Russell Brand, one of our most controversial public figures, talks to the Guardian's Owen Jones about why he thinks revolution isn't just possible, but inevitable. In his new book, the writer and comedian argues that the system isn't working, that our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties are all pointlessly similar. Is there another way or is this just 'the way things are'?

Brand has been taking on talk show hosts, Fox News fascists and BBC stalwarts. Now drawing on the likes of Orwell and Piketty, he sets out his ideas for a brighter, fairer society.

October

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Frankenstein - Encore - National Theatre

Rated 15
Frankenstein - Encore - National Theatre

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire , Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch 12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into... Read more »

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

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

October
Thu 30th ENCORE, due to Public Demand! Last time to see this award winning Theatre - Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature
Mon 3rd ENCORE, due to Public Demand! Last time to see this award winning Theatre - Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature

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JOHN - Live - National Theatre

Rated 18
JOHN -  Live  - National Theatre

JOHN  contains adult themes, language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs . Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television,... Read more »

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+.

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

December
Tue 9th JOHN - Contains adult themes, strong language & nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+

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Treasure Island - Live - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Treasure Island  - Live - National Theatre

Suitable for 10 years Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are... Read more »

Suitable for 10 years +

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

January
Thu 22nd Treasure Island is suitable for children of 10yrs plus - A Great Family & Adult Treat from the National Theatre

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Loves Labours Lost - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Loves Labours Lost - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of... Read more »

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting them with a severe test of resolve.

Shakespeares sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Loves Labours Lost and Loves Labours Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing).

February

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Treasure Island - Encore - National Theatre

Rated 12A
Treasure Island  - Encore - National Theatre

Suitable for 10 years Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are... Read more »

Suitable for 10 years +

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

February
Wed 18th Treasure Island is suitable for children of 10yrs plus - A Great Family & Adult Treat from the National Theatre - Special Matinee Performance with Reduced Prices for Children!

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Loves Labours Won - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Loves Labours Won - Live - Royal Shakespeare Company

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and... Read more »

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeares comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened before peace ultimately wins the day.

Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeares matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Loves Labours Won, a name possibly given to it during Shakespeares lifetime.

March

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