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City Screen Picturehouse

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13–17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL
  • Box office 0871 902 5726
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm; Sun 11am–10.30pm.
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…

20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Iain Forsyth/Jane Pollard
  • Written by: Nick Cave, Ian Forsyth, Jane Pollard
  • Cast: Blixa Bargeld, Susie Bick, Arthur Cave

Discover the 20,000th day of Nick Cave's life on earth in this exploration of the creative spirit. Plus, a broadcast live performance from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for the launch.

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Wed 17 Sep

A Dangerous Game

A Dangerous Game
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 98 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Anthony Baxter
  • Written by: Richard Phinney

Follow up documentary to You've been Trumped, examining controversial golf developments around the world.

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Thu 25 Sep

Ben Poole

Blues and blues-rock from the guitarist and singer with links to both Brighton and London.

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Fri 17 Oct

£10

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Buffalo Skinners

Americana folk-rock quintet.

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Fri 26 Sep

Phone for prices

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Burning Hell

Acoustic indie-folk duo Mathias Kom and Ariel Sharratt from Canda.

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Thu 18 Sep
Basement

£6.95

Conquering Animal Sound

A performance by the Glasgow-based electronica duo, Anneke Kampman and James Scott, that straddles the divide between pop and the avant-garde. With support from U.V, Mayshe Mayshe.

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Mon 20 Oct

£7; £5 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke
  • 4 stars
  • 1967
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
  • Cast: Paul Newman

Lucas 'Luke' Jackson (Newman) rewrites the rule book in coolness when he is locked up for a petty crime. Even the officers fall for his laconic charms, but the pressure of remaining on a pedestal soon takes its toll. Remember, nobody can eat fifty eggs. Superb adaptation of Donn Pearce's Christ allegory novel. Highly recommended.

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Sun 14 Sep

Coquette Burlesque And Cabaret Club

The venue is transformed into a saloon of decadence, eccentricity and excess for an evening of burlesque sirens, live music, vintage tunes and magic.

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Sat 4 Oct

£15; £12 adv

  • 19:30 – 00:00

Cycling with Molière (Alceste à bicyclette)

Bicycling with Molière (Alceste à bicyclette)
  • 2013
  • France
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Philippe Le Guay
  • Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa

Two actors, one play. Can the two egocentric men put aside their differences for the sake of friendship and theatre?

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Tue 9 Sep

Dan Webster

A performance by the whimsical singer-songwriter with support from Vesper Walk.

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Wed 17 Sep

£5; £4 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal
  • 1982
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
  • Written by: Jim Henson (story), David Odell (screenplay)
  • Cast: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz

The Muppet men branch out with this unoriginal children's fantasy surrounding the quest for a missing shard from the all-powerful dark crystal which must be retrieved to prevent evil consuming the known world.

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Fri 29 Aug
  • 10:15
Mon 1 Sep
Tue 2 Sep
Wed 3 Sep
Thu 4 Sep

David Thomas Broughton

Broughton creates leftfield indie folk and looped recorded soundscapes, using dexterous delay pedal workouts, old radios and found objects.

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Tue 16 Sep

£6

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society
  • 1989
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Weir
  • Written by: Tom Schulman
  • Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen

In a staid private boys' school in Fifties New England, an unconventional teacher (Williams) interests his charges in literature and philosophy to such an extent that they form a secret club to investigate them (along with booze and girls) further. Though Williams is on good form, the film focuses mainly on the boys' emotional development and crises, and on the mystery and beauty surrounding their midnight meetings. A sensitive, tense and moving study of the conflict between passion and authority, even if the plot is something of a cliche.

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Mon 1 Sep

Dinosaur 13

Dinosaur 13
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 105 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller
  • Cast: Peter L. Larson, Neal L. Larson, Susan Hendrickson

Sue is the most complete skeleton of a T. rex dinosaur ever discovered, and Miller's riveting documentary tells the story of the bitter, ten-year legal battle over who owned her, based on a book by palaeontologist Larson who spent two years preparing the skeleton before the US government confiscated it. Compelling and heart-breaking.

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Tue 2 Sep

Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry
  • 1971
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Don Siegel
  • Cast: Clint Eastwood, Andy Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon

Iconoclastic cop Harry Callaghan will stop at nothing to track down a deranged psycho, even if he has to bend the rule of law himself. Brilliantly put-together star vehicle, with Clint in his most legendary form, and director Siegel managing to explore the moral ramifications of his actions. Excellent.

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Sun 28 Sep

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)

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Down By The River Variety Show

A burlesque and variety show featuring music, magic and comedy from Penny Sweets, Jay Silence, Craig Stephenson and Six Lips Theatre.

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Sat 6 Sep

£10 ( £8; £8)

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School

Alternative life-drawing workshop for over 18s, featuring burlesque models.

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Thu 2 Oct

£8; £7 adv

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Ezio

The Cambridge-based folk band performs. With support from Mark 'Booga' Fowell.

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Thu 23 Oct

£14 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Frozen

Frozen
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck
  • Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel

Princess Anna (Bell) is disturbed to find that her sister Elsa (Menzel) can create ice and snow, but when Elsa goes into exile the kingdom freezes, and Anna and friends must find her. With no celebrity voice-overs or pop culture gags, just a venerable story, good songs and classic characters, it's an old-fashioned delight.

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Fri 29 Aug
  • 12:15
Sat 30 Aug
Mon 1 Sep
Tue 2 Sep
Thu 4 Sep

Ghost In The Shell

Ghost In The Shell
  • 1995
  • Japan
  • 85 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mamoru Oshii
  • Cast: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ōtsuka, Iemasa Kayumi

It's 2029, and secret service cyborgs are battling with a megalomaniacal super-hacker. The philosophical tracts and techno jargon are a bit of a problem, but the visuals are undeniably impressive. The most expensive feature-length adaptation of a 'manga' comic ever, it's worth catching on the big screen.

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Sat 27 Sep

Glass Caves

The four-piece rock band plays with support from Vitamin, Girl Friend, Acre Tarn.

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Wed 8 Oct

£5

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Glitterball

Quite possibly the most endearing Children's Film Foundation entry, this low-budget charmer sees an alien left behind on a very 1970s Planet Earth, with only two young boys for company. While this alien comes in the very pocketable form of a little silver ball, it will eat through anything – which is why local thief Filthy wants to get his grubby hands on it! Wonder if Spielberg ever saw this…

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Sat 6 Sep

Grease

Grease (Sing-Along)
  • 4 stars
  • 1978
  • US
  • 110 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Randal Kleiser
  • Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Over thirty years on, Grease is still the word, and still the way we are feeling.

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Wed 3 Sep

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro

When space adventurer Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself sharing a prison cell with assassin Gamora (Saldana), genetically-modified bounty-hunting raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and other crims, they must face power-hungry evildoer Ronan (Pace). With a gag-stuffed script, lively direction and outstanding performances, this adaptation of an obscure Marvel comic is enormous fun.

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Fri 29 Aug
  • 11:45

Guy Jones

The acclaimed singer-songwriter performs.

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Mon 1 Sep

£5

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

Howard Marks: Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe

Howard Marks: Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe

The author and former drug dealer shares his experiences of smuggling contraband.

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Thu 16 Oct

£16

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Inbetweeners 2

Inbetweeners 2
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 96 min
  • Directed by: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris
  • Cast: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison

Eternal teenagers Will, Simon, Neil and Jay head to Australia in pursuit of Jay's lovely ex, Jane (Bewley). Heaving with bad-taste humour, it manages to feel less tired than the first film thanks to energetic direction, honed performances and some truly spectacular stupidity.

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Fri 29 Aug
Sat 30 Aug
Sun 31 Aug
Mon 1 Sep
Tue 2 Sep
Wed 3 Sep
Thu 4 Sep

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett

Droll veteran singer-songwriter and proud 'two hit wonder' teams up with his old mucker Wild Willy Barrett.

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Wed 22 Oct

£14

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Josh Pyke

Australian singer-songwriter.

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Thu 30 Oct

£10

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Keeper of Lost Causes

The Keeper of Lost Causes
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • Denmark/Germany/Sweden
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mikkel Nørgaard
  • Cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter

Carl (Kaas), a world-weary Danish detective, becomes obsessed with tracking down the missing and presumed-dead politician Merete (Richter). This late arrival to the Scandi-noir party is functional and somewhat superficial, with a lot of violence directed at women, but Kaas makes for an appealing protagonist.

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Fri 29 Aug
Sat 30 Aug
Sun 31 Aug
Mon 1 Sep
Tue 2 Sep
Wed 3 Sep
Thu 4 Sep

The Lady From Shanghai

The Lady From Shanghai
  • 4 stars
  • 1948
  • US
  • 87 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Written by: Novel:, Sherwood King, Screenplay:, Orson Welles, Uncredited:, William Castle, Charles Lederer, Fletcher Markle
  • Cast: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane

Irish sailor Welles falls in love with 'femme fatale' Hayworth and becomes enmeshed in a deadly game of murder and intrigue involving her unscrupulous millionaire husband.

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Sun 31 Aug

Lisa Knapp

The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London performs folk originals.

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Sat 18 Oct

£12.50

  • 20:00 – 23:00
Sun 19 Oct

£12.50

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Magik Markers

The three-piece group from Hartford, Connecticut performs noise-rock.

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Wed 24 Sep
Basement

£9

Matilda

Matilda
  • 3 stars
  • 1996
  • US
  • 98 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Danny DeVito
  • Written by: Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord
  • Cast: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris

Capturing the delicious wickedness of Roald Dahl's writing, director De Vito fully exploits exaggeration and playful camera work to tell the tale of a gifted child who uses her super brain to outwit her neglectful parents. Offsetting the loveable Matilda against a series of horribly inflated bad characters, the film's empowering message for children will appeal to the mischevious kid in everyone.

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Sat 13 Sep
Kids

Mazes

The band from Manchester performs its own take on indie-rock.

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Tue 23 Sep

£8; £6 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Metropolitan Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro

The Metropolitan Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro
  • 2014
  • US

Mozart's classic opera, beamed live from New York.

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Sat 18 Oct
Tue 21 Oct

Metropolitan Opera: Macbeth

Metropolitan Opera: Macbeth
  • 2014

For her first time at the Met, star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

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Sat 11 Oct
Tue 14 Oct

Moomin and the Midsummer Madness

Moomin and the Midsummer Madness
  • 2008
  • Finland
  • 88 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Maria Lindberg

Moomins up to their antics.

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Sat 30 Aug
Sun 14 Sep
Autism-friendly

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Written by: Tennessee Williams
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby

The heat and passion of Stanley and Stella's love and the tragedy of poor, fading Blanche DuBois, beamed live from London.

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Tue 16 Sep
Tue 30 Sep
Thu 23 Oct

National Theatre Live: Medea

National Theatre: Medea
  • 2014
  • Directed by: Carrie Cracknell

Helen McCrory plays the title role in this live screening of the classic tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power.

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Thu 4 Sep
Mon 8 Sep
Mon 6 Oct

National Theatre Live: Skylight

National Theatre Live: Skylight
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Stephen Daldry
  • Written by: David Hare
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy

Kyra (Mulligan) receives a visit from her recently widowed former lover (Nighy) out of the blue. Stage production beamed live from London.

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Mon 8 Sep

Open Mic

Share your talents and seize the mic or simply enjoy the other performers over a drink.

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Sat 30 Aug

Free

Sat 27 Sep

Free

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory
  • 1957
  • US
  • 86 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Written by: Screenplay:, Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson, Calder Willingham
  • Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

New print of this moving portrayal of the madness of war. Three men are selected for trial for cowardice after the unsurprising failure of a futile World War I mission. Douglas is superb as the defence lawyer during the court martial scenes, shot on location in a French castle. Kubrick's lengthy tracking shots through the trenches are among the most effective scenes of battle ever filmed.

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Sun 7 Sep

La Petite Mort

The York-based foursome performs psychedelic rock. With support from La Bete Blooms, Psycle.

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Wed 15 Oct

£3

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Poppy Cat

Poppy Cat
  • UK
  • 30 min
  • Cast: Voices of Katie Leigh, Alicyn Packard, Charlie Cameron

TV animation about a naughty but lovable cat.

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Fri 29 Aug
  • 11:30

Pride

Pride
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Stephen Beresford
  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott

During the 1984 strike, a group of LGBT activists work alongside the miners.

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Sun 7 Sep

Royal Opera House: Manon

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK

Live screening of the Royal Ballet performing Kenneth MacMillan’s modern, tragic ballet.

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Thu 16 Oct

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentleman of Verona
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Simon Godwin

Simon Godwin, associate director of the Royal Court, makes his RSC début with Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy.

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Wed 3 Sep
Wed 10 Sep
Mon 15 Sep

Sarah's Key

Thu 2 Oct

Script Factor: Script Yorkshire & York Settlement Community Players

The York Branch of Script Yorkshire presents 15-minute plays by local writers performed sight-unseen and script-in-hand.

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Mon 22 Sep

£4

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
  • Cast: Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green

Marv (Rourke) teams up with Dwight (Brolin) on a mission to rescue Dwight's former lover Ava (Green) from her sadistic husband. Rodriguez and Miller's follow-up to 2005's Sin City is, like its predecessor, a visual masterpiece but in narrative terms it's a schlocky, sweaty exercise in style over substance.

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Fri 29 Aug
Sat 30 Aug
Sun 31 Aug
Mon 1 Sep
Tue 2 Sep
Wed 3 Sep
Thu 4 Sep

Soul Boys of the Western World

Soul Boys of the Western World
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: George Hencken
  • Cast: Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp

The rise and fall of Spandau Ballett, set to a backdrop of 80s hair.

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Tue 30 Sep

Sounds Lyrical Project

Performance with poetry set to music with Don Walls, Alan Gillott, Lizzi Linklater, Andy Humphrey and Rose Drew featuring new music from composer David Lancaster.

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Thu 4 Sep

Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me

  • 2014

A live event to mark the publication of Stephen Fry's brand new volume of memoirs More Fool Me. Get a sneak preview of the new book: a heady tale of the late eighties and early nineties in which Stephen - driven to create, perform and entertain - burned bright and partied hard and damn the consequences.

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Wed 1 Oct

Steven James Adams

The singer-songwriter matches bittersweet melodies with magical, down to earth lyricism. With support from Boss Caine.

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Sat 13 Sep

£10; £8 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

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

Tarzan

Tarzan
  • 2013
  • Germany
  • 94 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Reinhard Klooss
  • Cast: Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Robert Capron

Tarzan (Twilight's Lutz) and Jane take on a big energy company – the same one that Tarzan's parents ran before they died in a plane crash – in this CGI version of the classic tale.

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Sat 20 Sep
Kids
Sun 12 Oct
Autism-friendly

Tim Wood & The Reunion

A performance by the five-piece folk, rock, blues, country band based in York.

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Wed 10 Sep

£5

  • 20:00 – 23:00

To Catch a Thief

To Catch A Thief
  • 1955
  • US
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast: Grace Kelly, Cary Grant

Hitchcock directs the story of a retired jewel thief (Grant) who is forced back onto the scene by a copycat criminal – who may or may not be the glamorous Ms Stevens (Kelly).

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Sun 21 Sep

Tom Hickox

Alt. folk singer-songwriter mixing strings and electronica.

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Thu 25 Sep
Basement

£8.44

Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit)

Two Days, One Night
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • Belgium/Italy/France
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Luc Dardenne
  • Written by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
  • Cast: arion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne

Sandra (Cotillard) is told that unless she can persuade her co-workers to forgo their much-needed bonuses, she will be made redundant; she has only a weekend to win them over. Unfussy, compassionate and topical drama from the Dardenne brothers, with a touching performance from Cotillard as the steely, pill-popping heroine.

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Fri 29 Aug
  • 12:15
  • 15:00
  • 18:30
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Thu 4 Sep

West End Theatre: Billy Elliot the Musical

West End Theatre: Billy Elliot the Musical
  • 2014

Performance of the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical, beamed live from London.

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Sun 28 Sep

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

Wings

Wings
  • 4 stars
  • 1927
  • US
  • 144 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: William A Wellman
  • Cast: Buddy Rogers, Richard Arlen, Clara Bow

In WWI, a group of fighter pilots are tasked with shooting the Germans out of the skies. Winner of the inaugural Best Picture Oscar in 1929, the flight sequences remain highly impressive today, and the film stands testament to a bygone age’s ability to make powerful art.

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Sun 5 Oct

YPS Cafe Scientifique

Discuss the latest techniques in modern technology.

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Wed 3 Sep
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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