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The Babadook

The Babadook
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • Australia
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jennifer Kent
  • Written by: Jennifer Kent
  • Cast: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight

Widowed single mother Amelia (Davis) struggles to discipline her son Samuel (Wiseman); when he becomes obsessed with a pop-up book character called The Babadook, things get nasty. Genuinely upsetting and at times terrifying tale of loneliness, loss and depression, executed with impressive style by debut director Kent.

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Mon 24 Nov

The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands
  • 1927
  • UK
  • U
  • Directed by: Walter Summers

Reconstruction of the Navy's pursuit and sinking of the deadly cruiser squadron commanded by German admiral Maximillian Von Spee.

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Sun 9 Nov

Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve Gala Concert

Berlin Philharmonic

New Year's Eve Gala concert broadcast live from the Berliner Philharmonie. Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

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Wed 31 Dec
  • 16:30

Bicycle

Bicycle
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 87 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael B Clifford

A film that tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle: it's birth, decline and rebirth from Victorian origins to today.

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Mon 10 Nov

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Bayadère

Bolshoi
  • 2013
  • Directed by: Pavel Sorokin
  • Cast: Maria Alexandrova, Maria Allash, Anna Antonicheva

Ballet performance of Marius Petipa's seminal work recounting the impossible love between a dancer and a warrior.

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Sun 7 Dec

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Ivan the Terrible

Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible
  • 2015
  • Russia
  • 113 min

A ballet version of the story of Ivan the Terrible, with music from several Prokofiev works.

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Sun 19 Apr
  • 16:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet
  • 2013

This revival of Yuri Grigorovich's acclaimed 1978 production features outstanding choreography, sumptuous costumes and some of the composer's most lyrical music.

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Sun 8 Mar
  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake Live
  • 160 min
  • 12A

A tragic love story ensues when young Prince Siegfried meets Odette, who is white swan by day and human by night. Odette can only wait for an oath of true love to break the curse. This tale of love, drama and deception is brought to life by Russia's world famous Bolshoi Ballet.

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Sun 25 Jan
  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Legend of Love

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Legend of Love
  • 2014

Live screening of one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works. Queen Mekhmene Banu's younger sister, Princess Shireen, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shireen her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shireen falls in love with her lover, the painter Ferkhad.

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Sun 26 Oct

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet
  • 2014

Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

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Sun 21 Dec
  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Bolshoi
  • 2008
  • Russia
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Cast: Svetlana Zakharova, Sergey Filin, Gennady Yanin

The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet presents 'The Pharaoh's Daughter', Marius Petipa's ballet about Englishman Lord Wilson who dreams of ancient Egypt.

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Sun 23 Nov

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • 1 star
  • 2008
  • US/UK
  • 93 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mark Herman
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Rupert Friend

Bruno (Butterfield) is the nine-year old son of a Nazi Commandant (Thewlis). When his father is seconded to manage a concentration camp, the lonely Bruno makes a new friend, Schmuel (Scanlon), beyond the high wire. Badly acted and clumsily directed, this liberal-guilt-monger-sweeping-cod-historical-nonsense is simply unnecessary.

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Wed 28 Jan
  • 18:15

The Buffalo Skinners, Budapest (FR,) Lo Bird & The Bottlenecks (FR)

The five-piece band who hail from Scarborough plays their Americana and folk originals.

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Sat 8 Nov

£3

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari
  • 1920
  • Germany
  • 90 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Wiene
  • Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover.

A landmark of expressionist cinema, feasting the eyes with bizarre, angular visuals despite its technical crudity. The acting and directing are superb, and the story of a fairground hypnotist who uses a sleepwalker to carry out murders still retains a unique sense of horror.

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Sun 26 Oct

Coraline

Coraline 2D
  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane

After her family moves to Pink Mansions, Coraline (voiced by Fanning) quickly becomes bored with the large dusty house, and in particular with her hardworking parents (Hatcher and Hodgman). The fantasy kicks into top gear when she discovers a secret door that leads her into an alternate version of her home. A lush, visually imaginative and freshly entertaining stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman's children's novel.

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Sat 1 Nov

The Crucible

The Crucible
  • 2014
  • 195 min
  • Directed by: Yal Farber
  • Cast: Richard Armitage

Arthur Miller's classic drama based on the infamous witch trials in America.

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Thu 4 Dec
Mon 15 Dec

Down By The River Variety Show

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

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Sat 1 Nov

£10 ( £8; £8)

English National Opera Screen: La Traviata

English National Opera Screen: La Traviata
  • 2014

Verdi's tragic drama about a scandalous love affair, beamed live from London.

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Wed 11 Mar
  • 19:30

The Equalizer

The Equalizer
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 131 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz

Obsessive-compulsive loner McCall (Washington) befriends Teri (Moretz), a teenage Russian prostitute; when her pimp hospitalises her, he decides to even things up a bit. Nominally derived from the 80s Edward Woodward TV series, it's really just a relentless, brutal, unsubtle thriller, with Washington an effective killing machine and Fuqua expertly cranking up the tension.

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Mon 17 Nov

ET - The Extra-Terrestrial

ET - The Extra-Terrestrial
  • 1982
  • US
  • 120 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Dee Wallace-Stone, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote

For the 20th anniversary of this fable about a peaceful alien marooned on Earth, Spielberg dusted off his beloved original and re-released it in a new and improved form featuring digital tinkering (ET's eyes, for example, have been 'enhanced' to make him appear more alien) and never before screened scenes such as ET having a bath. But most interesting is the excision of all the firearms - the American authorities chasing ET and his human friend Elliot are now armed with nothing more threatening than mobile phones. There's something a bit precious about this kind of cleansing of the film. Still, as a fantasy adventure for kids and 'adult kids' alike, 'ET' remains some kind of modern classic.

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Sun 28 Dec
  • 15:00

Exhibition On Screen – Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way

Exhibition On Screen
  • 2014

Enjoy complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum without having to board a plane. Made in collaboration with experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of the artist's death. The documentary features curators and art historians offering their interpretations and explanations of Van Gogh's work.

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Mon 20 Apr
  • 18:30

The Exorcist - Director's Cut

The Exorcist
  • 1973
  • US
  • 132 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Cast: Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

Writer William Peter Blatty always griped that in excising twenty minutes from The Exorcist, Friedkin removed its moral centre and obscured its theological message. To Blatty's horror, some people thought the Devil won. Twenty seven years later, Friedkin has reinstated eleven minutes of footage, and the re-editing job is done so lovingly that fans are unlikely to feel cynically exploited. Even so, Friedkin's cuts have mostly been vindicated by this newrelease ­ it now feels too long, while the infamous 'spider walk' scene merely adds a cheap and redundant shock.

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Fri 31 Oct

The French Connection

The French Connection
  • 4 stars
  • 1971
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

Friedkin's blistering crime thriller features one of cinema's classic car chases and launched 'Popeye' Doyle, the prototype 'bad cop'.

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Sun 30 Nov
  • 16:00

Fury

Fury
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 134 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Issacs, Scott Eastwood

The tale of a Sherman tank crew, led by Sgt Don 'Wardaddy' Collier (Pitt), in the final weeks of WW II. Grim and intense (heads and limbs blown off, bodies crushed under tanks) but in one of his finest performances, Pitt shows the humanity beneath the gung-ho façade; Lerman is also impressive as the rookie.

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Fri 24 Oct
  • 12:15
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  • 15:10
  • 15:10
  • 18:10
  • 18:10
  • 21:05
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Thu 30 Oct

Girl With A Pearl Earring & Other Treasures

Girl With A Pearl Earring & Other Treasures
  • 2015
  • 85 min

A new documentary examining the mystery behind Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. This film features a look into the historical exhibition at Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands, which has just completed renovations.

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Mon 2 Mar
  • 18:30

Giuliano Montaldo: Quattro volte vent'anni

Giuliano Montaldo: Quattro volte vent'anni
  • 2012
  • Italy
  • 75 min
  • Directed by: Marco Spagnoli

Documentary about a filmmaker by the man himself.

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Sun 30 Nov
  • 10:45
Thu 4 Dec
  • 10:45

Gone Girl

Gone Girl
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 145 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Fincher
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike

Nick (Affleck) comes home on his fifth wedding anniversary to find his wife Amy (Pike) gone, and a series of revelations cast him in the worst possible light. Fincher directs with cool proficiency and a sense of brutal fun; Affleck is perfect, and Pike gives a bravura, breakout performance.

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Fri 24 Oct
  • 11:40
  • 11:40
  • 14:50
  • 14:50
  • 18:00
  • 18:00
  • 21:20
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Thu 30 Oct

Harry Manx

The musician from the Isle of Man who is now based in Canada, plays a melange of blues, folk and Indian music.

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Fri 24 Oct

£8

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Hermitage Revealed

Hermitage Revealed
  • 2014
  • UK/US/Netherlands/Russia
  • 83 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Margy Kinmonth

Documentary which brings to life the human stories behind one of the world's greatest art collections.

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Tue 11 Nov
Mon 24 Nov

Hockney

Hockney
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 112 min
  • Directed by: Randall Wright

Documentary portrait of seminal artist David Hockney created using his personal archive of photographs and film.

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Tue 25 Nov
Thu 27 Nov

How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dean DeBlois
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig

Sequel to the 2010 hit film with the original cast returning.

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Sat 8 Nov
  • 11:15
Kids
Sun 9 Nov
  • 11:15
Autism-friendly

Human Capital

Human Capital
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Italy/France
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paolo Virzì
  • Cast: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Wealth-obsessed Dino (Bentivoglio) risks his home and business on a bank loan to invest 700K in the hedge fund of obscenely affluent Giovanni (Gifuni), the father of his daughter's boyfriend. Virzi's cleverly-structured story, based on a novel by Stephen Amidon, is an elegant, effective thriller about the value of a human life.

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Sun 23 Nov
Thu 27 Nov

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK/USA
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Morten Tyldum
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

Historical drama about Alan Turing (Cumberbatch), father of modern computer science; how he and a team of codebreakers figured out how to beat the German Enigma machine during WWII, and his tragically early death. Triumphant slice of British heritage drama, with great emotional force and a touching performance from Cumberbatch.

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Fri 14 Nov
Sat 15 Nov
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Tue 18 Nov
Wed 19 Nov
Parent & baby
Thu 20 Nov
Senior

Interstellar

Interstellar
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 169 min
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway

Star-studded epic sci-fi adventure from The Dark Knight director Nolan.

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Fri 7 Nov
Sat 8 Nov
Sun 9 Nov
Mon 10 Nov
Tue 11 Nov
Wed 12 Nov
Parent & baby
Thu 13 Nov
Senior

It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life
  • 5 stars
  • 1946
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

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Sun 21 Dec
  • 16:00

Josh Pyke

Australian singer-songwriter.

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Thu 30 Oct

£10

Le Jour se Leve (Le jour se lève)

Le Jour se Leve (Le jour se lève)
  • 1939
  • France
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marcel Carné
  • Cast: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty

Gabin's masculinity and 'boy-next-door' charm are put to good use as a tragic working-class hero in this pre-war film which features groundbreaking use of flashbacks.

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Sun 23 Nov

Little White Lies (Les Petits Mouchoirs)

Little White Lies
  • 2 stars
  • 2010
  • France
  • 154 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Guillaume Canet
  • Written by: Guillaume Canet
  • Cast: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lafitte, Valérie Bonneton, Pascale Arbillot

French actor/director Canet returns with this sprawling ensemble drama. A man lies in intensive care after a motorcycle accident. His friends decide they should still go ahead with their annual summer holiday where tensions and resentments quickly surface. Alongside some enjoyable comic moments the real strength of this film lies in the performances.

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Thu 18 Dec

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Sun 7 Dec
  • 12:15

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  • 4 stars
  • 1931
  • Germany
  • 98 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Fritz Lang
  • Written by: Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, Paul Falkenberg, Adolf Jansen
  • Cast: Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Gründgens, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Theodor Loos, Friedrich Gnass

Lang's masterpiece is a fascinating and intriguing film which follows the manhunt for a Dusseldorf child-murderer. In highlighting the procedurals of police organisations this was incredibly influential.

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Sun 2 Nov
  • 10:45
Thu 6 Nov
  • 10:45
Sun 7 Dec
  • 12:15

Manuscripts Don't Burn

Manuscripts Don't Burn
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Iran
  • 125 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mohammad Rasoulof

Iranian thriller based on real events; due to the incendiary subject matter, the cast and crew are uncredited. Although it could have done with a touch more ferocity to match its conviction, it's a severe and bravely critical film that those outside Iran need to see.

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Sun 9 Nov

Matisse: Live from Tate Modern

Matisse: Live from Tate Modern
  • 2014

Take a virtual walkabout of the modern master's exhibition at Tate Modern from the comfort of your cinema chair.

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Mon 10 Nov

Metropolis

Metropolis
  • 5 stars
  • 1927
  • Germany
  • 148 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Fritz Lang
  • Cast: Gustav Frolich, Brigitte Helm.

Lang's still stunning German science fiction classic, here with digitally restored print and soundtrack which makes this the definitive version of the film as close to the original 1927 release as it's possible to get. The images of a futuristic city are as marvellously iconic and influential as ever. And the story, concerning a revolt in a society which splits the 'workers' and 'thinkers', still speaks volumes today.

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Sun 16 Nov

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen
  • 2014
  • US

A live performance of Bizet's bodice-ripping melodrama.

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Sat 1 Nov
Tue 4 Nov

The Metropolitan Opera: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

The Metropolitan Opera: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
  • 2014
  • US

Richard Wagner's lengthy three-act opera about the 16th century guild of Master Singers, performed live in New York City.

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Sat 13 Dec
Tue 16 Dec

Metropolitan Opera: Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Mariusz Trelinski

Lauded soprano Anna Netrebko stars as the titular character of Iolanta, about a blind girl who falls in love, followed by Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard. Performed live at the Met in New York.

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Sat 14 Feb
  • 17:30
Tue 17 Feb
  • 12:00

Metropolitan Opera: La Donna del Lago

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Paul Curran

Live performance of Rossini's opera based on the poem 'The Lady of the Lake', by Sir Walter Scott, beamed live from the Met in NYC. Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star, and Michele Mariotti conducts.

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Sat 14 Mar
  • 16:55

Metropolitan Opera: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • US
  • E

Offenbach's fantastical final opera, based on three tales by German Romantic novelist ETA Hoffmann.

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Sat 31 Jan
  • 17:55
Tue 3 Feb
  • 12:00

The Metropolitan Opera: The Barber of Seville

Live from the Met

A onstage performance of Rossini's classic comedy, with Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee and Christopher Maltman.

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Sat 22 Nov
Tue 25 Nov

Metropolitan Opera: The Merry Widow

Metropolitan Opera: The Merry Widow
  • 2014
  • US
  • Directed by: Susan Stroman

Renée Fleming stars as Lehár’s femme fatale in this live production from the Met in NYC.

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Sat 17 Jan
  • 17:55
Tue 20 Jan
  • 12:00

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street
  • 1947
  • US
  • 96 min
  • U
  • Directed by: George Seaton
  • Cast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn, Porter Hall, Gene Lockhart

When an old man is persuaded to play a department store Santa Claus he becomes a sensation, but is that because he may be the real deal? Heartwarming Yuletide classic.

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Sun 14 Dec
  • 14:00

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street
  • 3 stars
  • 1994
  • US
  • 110 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Les Mayfield
  • Cast: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott.

Kriss Kringle (Attenborough) is a department store Santa who goes one better and claims he's the genuine article. Only by winning a court case – and convincing one cynical little girl (Mara Wilson) can he put the joy and magic back into the festive period. A fairly unnecessary remake, but this secular fable still sparkles with charm.

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Sun 14 Dec

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 150 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson

A biopic of the tumultuous and extraordinary last decades of JMW Turner, the great British Romantic painter.

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Fri 31 Oct
Sat 1 Nov
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Tue 4 Nov
Wed 5 Nov
Parent & baby
Thu 6 Nov
Senior

Mystery Road

Mystery Road
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Australia
  • 112 min
  • Directed by: Ivan Sen
  • Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson

When Jay Swan (Pedersen), an Indigenous Australian detective, returns to his native town of Winton from the big city, he finds himself an outsider; then his first case involves the murder of an Indigenous Australian girl. Expertly controlled and strikingly atmospheric murder mystery disguised as a modern western.

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Tue 28 Oct

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller

Mary Shelley's classic gothic tale realised by Danny Boyle in his return to theatre. The roles of Dr Frankenstein and the Creature are alternated between Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller.

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Thu 30 Oct
Mon 3 Nov

National Theatre Live: JOHN

National Theatre Live: JOHN
  • 2014
  • UK

DV8 Physical Theatre perform their new production, conceived and written by Lloyd Newson, based on stories of love and sex told by a real-life man named John.

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Tue 9 Dec
Tue 30 Dec
  • 20:30

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island
  • 2014
  • UK

The National Theatre present their adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of murder, money and mutiny.

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Thu 22 Jan
  • 19:00
Mon 26 Jan
  • 12:00

NT Live: Behind The Beautiful Forevers

NT Live: Behind The Beautiful Forevers
  • 2015

National Theatre present David Hare's adaption of Katherine Boo's novel. Set in India the story follows the inhabitants of a makeshift slum who work in the garbage trade.

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Thu 12 Mar
  • 19:00
Mon 23 Mar
  • 19:30

NT Live: The Hard Problem

NT Live: The Hard Problem
  • 2015
  • Written by: Tom Stoppard

A screening of National Theatre's production of Tom Stoppard's play.

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Thu 16 Apr
  • 19:00

The Nut Job

The Nut Job
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Lepeniotis
  • Written by: Lorne Cameron/Peter Lepeniotis
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.

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Sat 15 Nov
  • 11:15
Kids

Oh! What A Lovely War

Oh! What A Lovely War
  • 3 stars
  • 1969
  • UK
  • 144 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Attenborough
  • Written by: Len Deighton (uncredited)
  • Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Phyllis Calvert, Jean Pierre Cassel, John Clements, John Gielgud, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth More, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Maggie Smith, Susannah York, John Mills

A stellar and very British cast turns out for Attenborough's first film as director, an adaptation (by novelist Len Deighton) of Charles Chilton's hit West End anti-war musical. Songs of the day pepper the action, which attacks the upper-class officers who are indifferent to the deaths of their men.

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Sun 23 Nov

Olly the Little White Van

Follow the adventures of CITV's wee white van.

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Fri 24 Oct
  • 11:30
  • 11:30

The Overnighters

The Overnighters
  • 2014
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jesse Moss

When a vast oilfield is discovered in North Dakota, thousands migrate with the hope of finding work and wealth. A pastor seeks to help the community as they are faced with the change. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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Tue 4 Nov

ParaNorman

ParaNorman
  • 4 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Butler/Sam Fell
  • Written by: Chris Butler
  • Cast: Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Norman (Smit-McPhee) can communicate with the dead, which complicates his life when he's tasked with protecting his town from a centuries-old curse. A funny and stylish kids' film, but given the reanimated corpses and terrifying witch, it's worth making sure your little 'un is prepared for terror as well as laughs.

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Sat 25 Oct

The Princess of Montpensier

The Princess of Montpensier
  • 3 stars
  • 2010
  • France/Germany
  • 18
  • Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier
  • Cast: Mélanie Thierry, Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Lambert Wilson, Raphaël Personnaz

Marie (Thierry) is forced to marry the Prince of Montpensier (Leprince-Ringuet). Torn between duty and desire, she captivates her tutor Chabannes (Wilson) and the Duke of Anjou (Personnaz). Based on the 1662 novella by Madame de Lafayette, writer/director Tavernier's 'romantic thriller' feels modern in its treatment of religious fundamentalism and female oppression.

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Thu 13 Nov

Rembrandt – Exhibition On Screen

Exhibition On Screen
  • 2014

View this major exhibition from London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum from the comfort of your cinema chair.

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Mon 8 Dec

Revealing/Unravelling

  • 92 min

: Experimental

This eclectic collection of highly innovative and original works incorporates a wide array of themes and forms brought together by an overriding concern with staging and setting, and with the unravelling of enigmatic spaces, elusive moods and timelessness. Delving into worlds both familiar and strange, these films explore and uncover gender relations, sexual politics, social inequalities and modern melancholy. Stop-motion photography and Melies-inspired magic meets found pornography and a Bergman remake.

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Tue 11 Nov
  • 18:30
Mon 24 Nov
  • 13:30

The Riot Club

The Riot Club
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lone Scherfig
  • Cast: Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger

Affable Oxford undergraduate Miles (Irons) is courted by the Riot Club, an exclusive university society devoted to hedonism, but then a Club dinner in the back room of a pub becomes increasingly vile. Claflin is outstanding as the villainous Alistair, and Scherfig's film, in its portrayal of dangerously antisocial upper class twits, is appropriately discomforting and immersive.

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Mon 3 Nov

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

The classic ballet about a prince who falls in love with a swan maiden, filmed live at the Royal Ballet.

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Tue 17 Mar
  • 19:15

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

The Royal Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon's entrancing ballet. All all the zany characters are there, including the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and, of course, the questionably affected Alice herself.

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Tue 16 Dec
Mon 22 Dec
  • 12:30

Royal Opera House: Andrea Chenier

Royal Opera House: Andrea Chenier
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: David McVicar

Live screening of David McVicar's new production of the French Revolution drama. Starring Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Mon 2 Feb
  • 12:30

Royal Opera House: Der Fliegende Hollander

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Tim Albery

Wagner's tale of the mysterious captain and his relationship with the unhappy Senta. Conducted by Andris Nelsons.

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Tue 24 Feb
  • 19:15
Mon 2 Mar
  • 12:30

Royal Opera House: I due Foscari

Royal Opera House: I due Foscari
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Thaddeus Strassberger

Live screening of Verdi's tragedy, starring Plácido Domingo.

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Mon 27 Oct
Mon 3 Nov

Royal Opera House: La Donna del Lago

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2013
  • UK

Rossini's opera based on the poem 'The Lady of the Lake', by Sir Walter Scott, performed by the Royal Opera House.

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Tue 17 Mar
  • 12:00

Royal Opera House: L'elisir d'amore

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Laurent Pelly

Laurent Pelly directs Gaetano Donizetti's opera in which a 1950s Italian village provides the backdrop to a spirited tale of love's twists and turns.

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Wed 26 Nov
Mon 1 Dec

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 133 min
  • E
  • Directed by: John Eliot Gardiner
  • Cast: Dimitri Platanias, Ekaterina Siurina, Vittorio Grigolo

Verdi's great tragic opera, in which a court jester seeks bloody revenge on his dissolute master, the Duke of Mantua, for the abduction of his daughter.

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Thu 29 Jan
  • 19:15

Royal Opera House: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: John Fulljames

Live screening of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s satire, starring Anne Sofie von Otter and Willard White and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

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Wed 1 Apr
  • 19:15
Mon 6 Apr
  • 12:30

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2015
  • UK

The all-time epic Romantic ballet, with Tchaikovsky's iconic score, is presented on stage at the Royal Opera House.

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Mon 23 Mar
  • 12:30

Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II

Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II
  • 2013

Screening of the play, starring David Tennant as Richard II.

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Wed 18 Feb
  • 19:00
Wed 4 Mar
  • 19:00
Wed 11 Mar
  • 19:00

Royal Shakespeare Company: Love Labours Lost

Royal Shakespeare Company: Love Labours Lost
  • 2014
  • UK

Shakespeare's comedy about a king trying to avoid womanly wiles, transposed to 1914.

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Wed 11 Feb
  • 19:00

Salvatore Giuliano

Salvatore Giuliano
  • 1962
  • Italy
  • 123 min
  • Directed by: Francesco Rosi
  • Cast: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi

A 50's outlaw is found gunned down. His life from recruitment as muscle by political figures to the days before his death shows the violence of the era.

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Sun 30 Nov
Thu 4 Dec

Say When

Say When
  • 2014
  • US
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lynn Shelton
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell

A woman stuck in permanent adolescence lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead.

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Sun 2 Nov
  • 11:00

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto De Sus Ojos)

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto De Sus Ojos)
  • 5 stars
  • 2009
  • Argentina/Spain
  • 129 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Juan José Campanella
  • Written by: Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella
  • Cast: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Guillermo Francella, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino, Mariano Argento, José Luis Gioia

The surprise winner of 2010's Best Foreign Film Oscar, and deservedly so. A richly satisfying and unashamedly old-fashioned piece of film noir storytelling, following a retired prosecutor as he researches a novel based on a brutal and still unsolved case from early in his career. An exceptional blend of clever whodunit, slow-burning romance and political commentary

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Sun 16 Nov
Thu 20 Nov

Serena

Serena
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US/France
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Susanne Bier
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Toby Jones

1930s America: Newlyweds Serena (Lawrence) and George (Cooper) are equal partners in his logging company, but then tragedy strikes. Strong female characters are to be welcomed, but we shouldn't need to be loudly and frequently reminded how strong they are. Despite the stars' chemistry and an accomplished director, it collapses under its own weight.

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Fri 24 Oct
  • 12:20
  • 15:00
  • 18:20
  • 20:50
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Thu 30 Oct

Simone Felice

The American singer-songwriter performs his folky indie-rock originals.

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Wed 26 Nov
Basement

£16.87

Still the Enemy Within

Still the Enemy Within
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Owen Gower

Documentary on the 1984–85 UK miners' strike, in which Thatcher's government went to destroy the power of the trade unions. Gower's film focuses on ex-miners, their wives and supporters and there's little sense that things might have happened differently, but the lingering anger is shockingly clear, as is the nostalgia for the solidarity that grew in communities under attack from their own government.

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Mon 27 Oct

Sweet Baboo

Alternative pop from the singer-songwriter from North Wales, Stephen Black, to promote the album *Ships.

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Wed 10 Dec

£12; £10 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Unbeatables (Metegol)

The Unbeatables (Metegol)
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Argentina/Spain/India/US
  • 97 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Juan José Campanella
  • Cast: Rupert Grint, Anthony Head, Peter Serafinowicz

Amadeo (Grint) is a whiz at table football but unlucky at everything else, forced to square off against the bullying Flash (Head) in an attempt to save his village. Cheekily inventive 3D animation from Argentinean director Campanella, standing out from other animated family fare by its quirky characterisation and dry wit.

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Sat 22 Nov
  • 11:15
Kids

The Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums
  • 2014
  • 70 min
  • Directed by: Antonio Paolucci

Director of the Vatican Museums, Professor Antonio Paolucci, leads audiences on a 3D tour of the great masterpieces of art history.

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Tue 18 Nov
3D

The Wave Pictures

The Wave Pictures

Indie pop with an anti-folk/country edge from this London trio.

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Wed 29 Oct

Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

The band plays alternative folk. With support from Martyn Barker.

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Fri 14 Nov

£12; £10 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point
  • 4 stars
  • 1969
  • US
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Cast: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin

Rambling, would-be epic of anti-establishment America, with mellow visuals loosely draped on a plot in which Frechette flees accusations of police murder, steals a plane, takes in the sights of the Nevada desert, picks up Halprin, makes whoopee with her in Death Valley, then returns home to face the music. Beautiful and intense (Sam Shepard was one of several writers), if quite immersed in late-60s trippiness.

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Sun 2 Nov
City Screen Picturehouse

Built on the riverside site of the Yorkshire Evening Press buildings, the City Screen Picturehouse has three auditoria each with their own character - one is clad in stone, one in zinc and one in timber. There are screenings of opera, ballet and theatre recordings, as well as the usual Picturehouse mix of classic films and new releases and a film club for students. The underground Basement Bar hosts live music and comedy shows on selected evenings.

All areas are the building are accessible by wheelchair and adapted toilets facilities are available.

Car parking is limited next to the cinema and can be difficult in central York, but disabled persons with orange badges can park in St Helen's Square, Parliament Square and Davygate.

The nearest railway station is York Station which is a ten minute walk away via Station Avenue.

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