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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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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

Discover the 20,000 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

Boyhood

Boyhood
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 163 min
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Written by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater

Made over 12 summers, Linklater's visionary Boyhood follows Mason (Coltrane) from age 5 to 18 as he grows up in real-time.

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Wed 30 Jul
  • 17:15
  • 19:45
Parent & baby
  • 11:00
Thu 31 Jul
Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Tue 5 Aug

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone
  • 4 stars
  • 1976
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Alan Parker
  • Written by: Alan Parker
  • Cast: Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, Jodie Foster, John Cassisi, and Martin Lev, as Dandy Dan

Musical spoof of Prohibition-era gangster films, with an all-child cast. Family entertainment pure and simple, and a true original with it.

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Thu 14 Aug
Kids

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

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
Mon 1 Sep
Tue 2 Sep
Wed 3 Sep
Thu 4 Sep

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Matt Reeves
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis

Ten years after the events of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, simian leader Caesar (Serkis) must work with human leader Malcolm (Clarke) to forge an alliance between apes and men. Thought-provoking and exciting, with fine performances from Serkis, Clarke, Oldman and Kebbell, it's a blockbuster for grown-ups.

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Wed 30 Jul
Thu 31 Jul
Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Mon 4 Aug
Tue 5 Aug

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  • 2 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 99 min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Bowers
  • Cast: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

Anaemic sequel to last year's adaptation of Jeff Kinney's best-selling books.

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Thu 28 Aug
Kids

Dinosaur 13

Dinosaur 13
  • 2014
  • US
  • 105 min
  • Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller

An illumination of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

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Tue 2 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 Presents A Night Of Magic

Sat 6 Sep

£10 ( £8; £8)

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Down By The River Variety Show Presents A Night Of Music

The evening's event comprises music, magic, comedy, and burlesque.

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Sat 2 Aug

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 84 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Maloof/Charlie Siskel
  • Written by: John Maloof/Charlie Siskel
  • Cast: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Mary Ellen Mark

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.

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Tue 5 Aug

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
  • 1991
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Jon Avnet
  • Cast: Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jessica Tandy

After the local Ku Klux Klan threatens the busy cafe in Whistle Stop, Alabama for serving coloured customers, the female owner and her black handyman find themselves on trial for an unsolved murder. A chronicle of courage and ingenuity that avoids becoming as overwhelmingly heart-warming as you might have feared. Not the most tantalising item on the menu, but a flavoursome little dish nonetheless.

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Wed 30 Jul
  • 14:20

Frozen Sing-a-long

Frozen
  • 2013
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff

Sing 'Let It Go' at the top of your lungs without getting into fisticuffs.

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Fri 8 Aug
Sun 10 Aug
Autism-friendly
Mon 11 Aug
Tue 12 Aug
Wed 13 Aug
Thu 14 Aug

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
Kids

Glyndebourne Opera: La Traviata

Glyndebourne
  • 2014

Verdi's tragic opera, live from Glyndebourne.

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Sun 10 Aug

God Help the Girl

God Help the Girl
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stuart Murdoch
  • Written by: Stuart Murdoch
  • Cast: Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger

Glasgow-set indie musical written and directed by Belle & Sebastian main man Murdoch, telling the story of a troubled girl who discovers songwriting as a way to resolve her problems.

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Sat 16 Aug

The Golden Dream (La jaula de oro)

The Golden Dream
  • 2013
  • Guatemala/Spain/Mexico
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: Diego Quemada-Díez
  • Cast: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez

Two Guatemalan teenagers trek their way to the US.

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Tue 12 Aug

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • 5 stars
  • 1968
  • Italy
  • 180 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sergio Leone
  • Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach

During the American Civil War, a trio of mean gringos squabble over hidden loot. Most people remember the Morricone score from this Leone extravaganza, but the degree of directorial stylisation (just count the number of times extreme close-ups fill the screen) make it a remarkable effort all round. Third and last of the Dollars trilogy starring Eastwood.

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Sun 17 Aug

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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Sun 24 Aug

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 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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Thu 31 Jul
Fri 1 Aug
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Tue 5 Aug
Wed 6 Aug
Thu 7 Aug

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls
  • 3 stars
  • 1955
  • US
  • 150 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Joseph L Mankiewicz
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Stubby Kaye, Regis Toomey

The unusual mixture of the mumbling (Brando) and the musical (Sinatra and Vivian Blaine) conspires to generate a certain depth of feeling in this version of the familiar and inventive musical.

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Sun 10 Aug

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

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
  • 2 stars
  • 2001
  • US/UK
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

Energetic if mildly bland adaptation of JK Rowling's first Potter book.

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Thu 7 Aug

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector and the Search for Happiness
  • 2014
  • Germany/Canada
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Chelsom
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

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Wed 20 Aug
Parent & baby

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • 5 stars
  • 2012
  • US/New Zealand
  • 169 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Written by: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), J. R. R. Tolkien (novel)
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage

Long-awaited prequel to Jackson's epic adaptations of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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Wed 30 Jul
  • 10:15

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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Wed 30 Jul
  • 12:15
Thu 31 Jul

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

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 4 stars
  • 1981
  • US
  • 115 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott

Ford plays adventuring archaeologist Indiana Jones, who almost bites off more than he can chew when he turns up at the Ark of the Covenant in Nazi-infested wartime Egypt. Return to the breathless excitement of the Saturday morning serial with this rollercoaster of a movie, which is probably better than either of its sequels. Tongue held very firmly in cheek.

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Mon 11 Aug

Jaws

Jaws
  • 5 stars
  • 1975
  • US
  • 125 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Shark meets girl, shark eats girl, shark meets cop. When peaceful Amity Island is terrorised by a rogue great white, police chief Brody (Scheider), oceanographer Hooper (Dreyfuss) and seadog Quint (Shaw) take to the hunt. Restored and digitally remastered, Spielberg's thriller balances ingenious terror with likeable characterisations and remains exceptional entertainment.

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Sun 3 Aug

Joe

Joe
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 117 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Gordon Green
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter

A hard-living, ill-tempered ex-con meets a teen boy and becomes an unlikely protector.

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Wed 30 Jul
Thu 31 Jul

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett

The British Isles has a reputation for producing eccentrics and the musical world has its fair share. Among such a crew, John Otway must surely stand out as one of the best. First coming to the attention of the public with the song Really Free in 1977, this proved his only bona fide chart hit until Bunsen Burner was released in 2002. A fan-based campaign boosted the single into the charts, enabling Otway to, legitimately, release Greatest Hits compilation. He has, over the course of his career, played on the underdog persona and even called his autobiography Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure. However, to his fans, he is anything but and Otway's live appearances not only reveal the depth of his comedic talent but also a musical one. Among his stage props is a double guitar, which is hinged in the middle, making it two individual instruments. Otway plays each side, both right and left-handed, a very clever achievement. It is on stage that Otway really shines, whether alone, backed by his guitarist of many years, Wild Willy Barrett or with a full band. He regularly injures himself, particularly when performing the song Headbutts which involves clouting himself with the microphone, often drawing blood. Never one to be predictable, Otway continues to tour and his solid fanbase belies this self-confessed failure persona.

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Wed 22 Oct

£14

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park
  • 1993
  • US
  • 127 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Wayne Knight

A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a theme park filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs, but the giant reptiles are soon running amok. Top-notch computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are terrifyingly believable (more so than the PG certificate would suggest), but by the half-way point, it's more or less a chase movie with superior technology.

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Fri 15 Aug
Mon 18 Aug
Tue 19 Aug
Wed 20 Aug

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

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/Australia
  • 100 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Phil Lord/Christopher Miller
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders

Emmett (Pratt), a regular Lego construction worker, finds himself acclaimed as the 'Special', who will save the Lego universe from evil Lord Business. Fast, funny, blisteringly paced and hugely inventive, it's also so layered with ironic detachment that the attempt at a sincere final act falls flat; still, good fun for adults and kids.

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Fri 1 Aug
Mon 4 Aug
Tue 5 Aug
Wed 6 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

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins
  • 4 stars
  • 1964
  • UK
  • 139 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Stevenson
  • Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber

When high-spirited youngsters Jane and Michael Banks send yet another nanny packing with their shenanigans, they advertise for a replacement who'll 'sing songs and bake cakes'. Enter Andrews as the loveable Mary, a woman who turns the household on its head and forces their suffragette mother and banker father to finally pay their children some attention. Great songs, wonderful Technicolor animation in the fantasy scenes, and if it weren't for Dick Van Dyke's appalling London accent this would, like Mary, be 'practically perfect in every way'.

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Thu 21 Aug
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

Mick Turner

Paintings exploring the emotive power of landscapes, focusing on Australia and Europe.

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Mon 11 Aug

£12; £10 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Miss Violence

Miss Violence
  • 2013
  • Greece
  • 98 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Alexandros Avranas
  • Cast: Kostas Antalopoulos, Constantinos Athanasiades, Chloe Bolota

On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation looks into the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident.

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Tue 26 Aug

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Monty Python Live (Mostly)
  • 2014
  • UK

A simulcast of Monty Python's highly anticipated reunion show.

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Tue 19 Aug

Moomin and the Midsummer Madness

  • 2008
  • Finland
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Maria Lindberg

Moomins up to their antics.

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Sat 30 Aug
Kids

Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 112 min
  • U
  • Directed by: James Bobin
  • Cast: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey

A world tour goes awry when the Muppets find themselves accidentally caught up in a jewel heist.

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Sat 2 Aug
Fri 22 Aug
Mon 25 Aug
Tue 26 Aug
Autism-friendly
Wed 27 Aug

My Afternoons with Margueritte

My Afternoons with Margueritte
  • 3 stars
  • 2010
  • France
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean Becker
  • Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Claire Maurier, Maurane, François-Xavier Demaison

An elderly woman (Casadesus) bonds with an illiterate man (Depardieu) over their love of pigeons and decides to tutor him by reading aloud extracts from her novels. Sweet and moving French drama from veteran filmmaker Becker (Conversations with My Gardener, One Deadly Summer).

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Thu 21 Aug

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

  • UK
  • 2014 min

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

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

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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Thu 31 Jul
Mon 4 Aug
Mon 18 Aug

A Night at the Cinema in 1914

  • 1914
  • US/UK
  • 85 min

Compilation created from BFI archive footage.

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Mon 4 Aug

O Lucky Man!

O Lucky Man!
  • 1973
  • UK/US
  • 178 min
  • Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
  • Written by: David Sherwin
  • Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts

McDowell busts out his crazy-eyed grin for this surrealist musical about the pitfalls of capitalism.

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Tue 19 Aug

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

  • 19:30 – 23:00
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

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

Pusher

The five-piece outfit perform indie and rock sounds.

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Fri 8 Aug

£5

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Rastamouse

Rastamouse
  • 2011/2012
  • Cast: Voices of Reggie Yates, Cornell John

Screening of the kids' fave reggae mouse tales.

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Fri 1 Aug

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

Sammy's Great Escape

Sammy's Great Escape
  • 2 stars
  • 2012
  • Belgium
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Vincent Kesteloot/Ben Stassen
  • Cast: Voices of Wesley Johnny, Isabelle Fuhrman, Billy Unger

This charmless sequel to 2010's forgettable A Turtle's Tale would be better titled Sammy's Painfully Long Incarceration, as leatherback turtle Sammy and pal Ray are kidnapped by employees of a restaurant. A truly disturbing scene in which a lobster watches a pal being cut up and eaten makes this suitable only for the naughtiest children.

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Sat 23 Aug
Kids

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 2014

Shakespeare's perennial comedy, screened live from the Globe in London.

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Mon 11 Aug

Sin City Double Bill

  • 2005/2014
  • Directed by: Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez

Back to back showings of Frank Miller's Sin City (2005) and the new Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014).

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Sun 24 Aug

Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons
  • 1974
  • UK
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Claude Whatham
  • Cast: Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser, Sophie Neville.

The adventures of four children in the lake district in the 1920s. Idyllic screen incarnation of the Arthur Ransome novel that is very much an adult's idea of what children's entertainment should be. About as exciting as a steady downpour of drizzle.

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Thu 31 Jul

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

Viking Adventures from the British Museum

Viking Adventures from the British Museum
  • 2014

A new live screening from the museum's Vikings exhibition, with a family bent.

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Sat 9 Aug
Kids

The Warriors

The Warriors
  • 1979
  • US
  • 94 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Walter Hill
  • Written by: Sol Yurick (novel), David Shaber, Walter Hill (screenplay)
  • Cast: Michael Beck, James Remar, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, David Patrick Kelly

Stylised gang warfare flick that avoids the temptations of graphic violence and instead lifts the subject matter to something approaching medieval myth: the New York streets are labyrinths, the gangs are decked out in tribal dress, and a dangerous nighttime journey across the city becomes a heroic quest. Moments of humour and a great soundtrack add to the enjoyment of what is one of Hill's best achievements.

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Sat 23 Aug

What If

What If
  • 2013
  • Ireland/Canada
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: Michael Dowse
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Mackenzie Davis, Zoe Kazan

A med school dropout (Radcliffe) and an animator (Kazan) struggle to define their close relationship, wondering what if the love of your life is actually your best friend.

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Thu 14 Aug

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

Wozzon Comedy Store

Thu 14 Aug

£5

  • 19:30 – 23:00

York CD And Record Fair

Sat 16 Aug

Free

  • 10:30 – 16:00

YPS Cafe Scientifique

Discuss the latest techniques in modern technology.

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Wed 3 Sep

Free

  • 19:00 – 21:30
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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