- Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
- Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle
Highly anticipated cinematic version of EL James' blockbuster novel, from the director of Nowhere Boy.
Fri 13 Feb
- 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.
Tue 13 Jan
- US/New Zealand
- 144 min
- 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, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Hugo Weaving, James Nesbitt, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly, Evangeline Lilly, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood
Smaug's on the rampage, Thorin is consumed with greed and war breaks out. The final instalment of Jackson's Middle-earth adventures features moments of spirited action and some terrific performances, but like the other Hobbit films it pales in comparison to the episodes of the previous trilogy.
Mon 22 Dec
Tue 23 Dec
Wed 24 Dec
- 129 min
- 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.
Wed 24 Dec
Richard Wagner's lengthy three-act opera about the 16th century guild of Master Singers, performed live in New York City.
Sun 4 Jan
Offenbach's fantastical final opera, based on three tales by German Romantic novelist ETA Hoffmann.
Sat 31 Jan
Sun 8 Feb
- Directed by: Susan Stroman
Renée Fleming stars as Lehár’s femme fatale in this live production from the Met in NYC.
Sat 17 Jan
Sun 25 Jan
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.
Sun 11 Jan
The National Theatre present their adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of murder, money and mutiny.
Thu 22 Jan
David McVicar directs a new production of Umberto Giordano’s passionate drama of liberty and love in the French Revolution. Andrea Chenier presents a fictionalized account of the last years of the French poet Chenier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. It is the greatest of Giordano's operas, and shows why Puccini feared Giordano as a rival. Taking the starring role of Chenier, with its three marvellous arias, is Jonas Kaufmann whilst Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of Chnier's beloved Maddalena (which includes the great aria 'La mamma morta', a favourite with Maria Callas).
With a string of successful productions for The Royal Opera to his name, including Rigoletto and Les Troyens, director David McVicar brings Giordano's thrilling historical drama back to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 1985 in a stunning new production.
Thu 29 Jan
- 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.
Thu 29 Jan
Sun 1 Feb
Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting them with a severe test of resolve. Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.
Wed 11 Feb
The largest of the Curzon arthouse cinema chain, based in an opulent old music hall. With a chequered history that dates back to the birth of cinema, the Chelsea Curzon is one of the most beloved institutions on the King's Road.
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