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Cineworld Didsbury

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Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5PG

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • 2015
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson

Highly anticipated Whedon-helmed superhero flick.

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Wed 22 Apr
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Wed 29 Apr
Thu 30 Apr

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Ivan the Terrible

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

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

Sun 19 Apr

Child 44

Child 44
  • 2015
  • 15
  • Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
  • Written by: Richard Price/Tom Rob Smith
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman

Leo (Hardy) is a military policeman in the Stalin-era Soviet Union, tasked with investigating a series of child killings that are unacknowledged by the state. Hardy and Rapace lead an excellent cast, and although it packs in a little too much it's a pleasingly pulpy thriller.

  • IMDb
Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Cinderella

Cinderella
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • U
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Stellan Skarsgård, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell, Ben Chaplin

Cinderella (James) loses her parents and is left with stepmother Lady Tremaine (Blanchett) and cruel stepsisters (McShera and Grainger); but soon enough, she's off to the ball. Weitz's crafty script has enough surreal touches to keep you interested and the result, while hardly a new take on the story, is still a pleasant surprise.

Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Dark Horse

Dark Horse
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 85 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Louise Osmond

Cheery documentary about Dream Alliance, the racehorse bred in a South Wales back garden by barmaid and whippet breeder Jan Vokes, with the support of a co-operative of locals. Writer-director Osmond avoids predictability, keeping the story taut and engaging. Stirring, unsentimental and gripping.

Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr

The DUFF

The DUFF
  • 2015
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ari Sandel
  • Cast: Mae Whitman, Allison Janney, Bella Thorne,

When teenager Bianca (Whitman) is called out by her social circle as their DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – she decides to rid herself of the label. Heartfelt if somewhat formulaic comedy about staying true to yourself, with a smart script and outstanding performances from Whitman and Janney as her supportive single mother.

Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Elaine Paige: Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Elaine Paige: Live from the Royal Albert Hall
  • 2015
  • 135 min

Elaine Paige performs hits from her 50 year career with accompaniment from the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Thu 23 Apr

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes
  • 2015
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
  • Cast: Russell Brand

A polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face starring presenter turned political spokesman Russell Brand.

  • IMDb
Tue 21 Apr

Fast & Furious 7

Furious 7
  • 2015
  • US
  • 140 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Written by: Chris Morgan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Lucas Black, Jason Statham

Deckard (Statham) is a Special Forces assassin determined to get revenge on the team after his brother has been left in a coma. With the shark rapidly receding in the wake of the franchise's waterskis, the latest instalment is insane but has a puppyish desperation to please, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Home

Home
  • 2015
  • US
  • U
  • Directed by: Tim Johnson
  • Cast: Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin

Oh (Parsons) is part of an alien race who've colonised Earth by decanting humans to amusement parks in Australia, but he's forced to team up with lost little girl Tip (Rihanna). A confusing and uninteresting story, wall-to-wall Rihanna songs, twee dialogue and Parsons' annoyingly whiny voice make for a grating experience.

Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Sun 3 May
Autism-friendly

John Wick

John Wick
  • 2014
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chad Stahelski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe

John Wick (Reeves), a retired hitman in mourning for his wife, gets back in the game when mob kingpin's clueless son Iosef (Allen) kills his puppy. One of Reeves' best roles yet, in a stylish hitman-with-a-heart thriller crammed with satisfying action sequences, solid direction, innovative cinematography and terrific production design.

Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alan Rickman
  • Cast: Kate Winslet, Helen McCrory, Stanley Tucci

Sabine (Winslet), a widowed landscape gardener in 1682 Paris, is commissioned to work on the gardens of Versailles, but her friendship with the head gardener (Schoenaerts) provokes the fury of his scheming wife (McCrory). Crowd-pleasing period drama; what it lacks in historical accuracy it makes up for with fine performances, an engaging story and strong direction from Rickman.

Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Marvel Triple Bill

Marvel Triple Bill
  • 2012/2014/2015
  • US
  • 12A

Not for the faint-hearted, this triple viewing includes Avengers Assemble, Captain America: Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron. So you'll need three boxes of popcorn. At least.

Wed 22 Apr

Metropolitan Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • US

Tragic double bill, set in 1900 Sicily and then moving to 1948, with Marcelo Álvarez playing both lead tenor roles. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Sat 25 Apr

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  • 2015
  • US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andy Fickman
  • Cast: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui

Paul Blart is on vacation (well he deserves it, keeping malls safe is a tiring business). He goes to Las Vegas with his teenage daughter, but while he's there, duty calls.

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Sun 19 Apr
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Thu 23 Apr

The Penguins of Madagascar

The Penguins of Madagascar
  • 2014
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
  • Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare

The espionage-savvy penguins team up with an interspecies special forces group, to tangle with octopus/scientist Dr Octavius Brine (Malkovich). The knockabout style offers few chances for genuine drama and the result is a lighthearted, frenetic but rather unimaginative romp, a step down from the psychedelic wit of Europe's Most Wanted.

Sun 19 Apr
Kids
  • 10:10

The Salvation

The Salvation
  • 2015
  • Denmark
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kristian Levring
  • Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona

America, 1871: when Danish ex-pat Jon (Mikkelsen) kills the murderers of his wife (Fabricius) and son (Bjarke), he incurs the wrath of land baron Delarue (Morgan). Mikkelsen is terrific, Morgan is a despicable villain and Green, as a scarred mute, steals the movie without uttering a word. Impressive, well-made and passionately acted Western.

Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • 2015
  • US
  • U
  • Directed by: Paul Tibbitt
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny

Life goes on at usual in Bikini Bottom until real-life pirate Burger-Beard (Banderas) causes apocalyptic mayhem; SpongeBob and arch-nemesis Plankton must team up to defeat him. Despite a lazy superhero plot twist in the final act, it has enough colourful characters and hilarious one-liners to keep both kids and adults entertained.

Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

The Town That Dreaded Sundown
  • 2014
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Written by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Earl E. Smith
  • Cast: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson

Mostly ingenious sequel to the 1976 film based on the story of a killer who murdered five people in Texarkana in 1946. Set in a world where both the real events and the 1976 film exists, it weaves in smart references to the original; Timlin is credible and sympathetic but eventually it turns into a fairly standard slasher.

Sun 19 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Tue 21 Apr
Wed 22 Apr

Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold
  • 2015
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Curtis
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Andrew Garfield, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl

Maria (Mirren), an Austrian woman who escaped her homeland before WW II, teams up with lawyer Randol (Reynolds) in a fight to retrieve paintings stolen by the Nazis. Mirren and Reynolds have pleasing chemistry but Curtis fails to give this true story a clear direction or emotional impact.

Sun 19 Apr
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This is an 11 screen Cineworld in the Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre just off the A34.

It has a large free car park and is a short walk from East Didsbury train station and on bus routes 50, 142, 42, 42a, and 45a from Manchester city centre.

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