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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/…

Barcode Zebra

Pop-funk with elements of soul by the four-piece group who originate from Yorkshire.

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Fri 30 Jan

Beyond Clueless

Beyond Clueless
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Charlie Lyne
  • Written by: Charlie Lyne
  • Cast: Fairuza Balk

Debut documentary by film journalist / blogger Lyne, in which he argues that teen movies promote conformity to the expectations of society. The earnest, scholarly tone may be off-putting to those unfamiliar with films such as Idle Hands and Bubble Boy, while Lyne's inclusion of films such as Rushmore and American Beauty seems odd, but it's fun.

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Tue 27 Jan

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake
  • 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
Thu 29 Jan

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

Dolphin Tale 2

Dolphin Tale 2
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 107 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
  • Cast: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble

Winter, the bottlenose dolphin with the prosthetic tail, needs a friend, and teenager Sawyer (Gamble), kindly mom Lorraine (Judd) and moody doctor Clay (Connick Jr) have to find one. An overqualified cast are wasted in this colourless true-life story, set firmly in the cinematic tradition of tiresome animal-related do-gooding.

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Sat 31 Jan

Into the Woods

Into the Woods
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 124 min
  • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp

Disney's long-in-the-making adaptation of Sondheim and Lapine's musical, in which a clutch of fairytale characters help a baker (Corden) and his wife (Blunt) lift a curse which prevents them from having a baby. Despite some great moments, the story drags; if you're a fan it's likely to please, but it won't win anyone else over.

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Sun 25 Jan
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A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: JC Chandor
  • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks

New York City, 1981: Abel (Isaac) is a businessman who's married into dirty money, but who's determined to remain legit even as his rivals are circling. Deliberately confounding the clichés of crime movies, Chandor controls the film with real poise. Isaac is compelling and intriguing, but Chastain steals the show as his swaggering, confident wife.

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Sun 25 Jan
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National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island
  • 2014
  • UK

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

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Mon 26 Jan

Open Mic Night

An open mic for performers of all stripes, whether they're performing poetry, music or otherwise.

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Sat 31 Jan

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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Thu 29 Jan
Mon 2 Feb

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

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 129 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Kent
  • Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton

Vera (Vikander) is a wilful and intelligent English girl; when her friend Victor (Morgan), fiancé Roland (Harington) and brother Edward (Egerton) go off to fight in WW I, she follows them to be a nurse. Sparing and respectful adaptation of Brittain's 1933 memoir; tasteful rather than innovative, it still packs a punch.

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Sun 25 Jan
Subtitled
  • 12:00
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The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 123 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior

Stephen Hawking (Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Jones) lock eyes at a university party, but their budding love affair is given a blow by his diagnosis of motor neurone disease. Redmayne is astonishingly good and Jones inspires sympathy and admiration, but the script is never really convincing.

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Sun 25 Jan
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Whiplash

Whiplash
  • 5 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist

Andrew (Teller) is an aspiring jazz drummer at Shaffer Conservatory, who falls under the influence of terrifying conductor/instructor Terence Fletcher (Simmons). Teller thrives as the obsessively determined Andrew, and lifelong supporting actor Simmons emerges with formidable authority as the psychotically particular Fletcher. Riveting, audaciously edited and voraciously performed.

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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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