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Bromley Picturehouse

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242 High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1PQ
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Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

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.

Sun 6 Mar

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

On Christmas Eve, Marie receives a nutcracker doll as a gift. In her dreams, the toy turns into a courageous and charming prince, who takes the girl on an unforgettable adventure.

This eternal holiday classic is the Bolshoi’s ode to wonder and imagination. Audiences of all ages will be carried away on an enchanting journey of their dreams with young Marie and her Prince through a whirlwind of snowflakes, an intense battle against a Mouse King, and finally, a kingdom of delights on the Bolshoi’s majestic stage.

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)

Cast: Margarita Shrainer (Marie), Semyon Chudin (The Nutcracker), Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer), Alexandre Vodopetov (The Mouse King), and the Bolshoi Corps de ballet

Sun 19 Dec

Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Music: Cesare Pugni

Libretto: Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa (after the novel Le roman de la momie by Théophile Gautier)

Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

While traveling in Egypt, Lord Wilson is caught in a sandstorm and finds refuge in the nearest pyramid where Aspicia, the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, lies entombed. When he falls asleep, lulled by the haze of opium, Aspicia comes to life and his passion for her will take him on a fantastic journey.

French choreographer Pierre Lacotte brilliantly resurrected a forgotten masterpiece exclusively for the Bolshoi Ballet nearly twenty years ago - Marius Petipa’s The Pharaoh’s Daughter.  With its exotic setting, spectacular dancing and scenes choreographed for nearly the entire Bolshoi troupe, this stunning Egyptian fresco is one of the most remarkable productions in the company’s repertoire.

Sun 1 May

Die Hard

Die Hard
  • 1988
  • US
  • 2h 11min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John McTiernan
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov

Willis plays a cop who attends a tower block Christmas party with his estranged spouse. The building is raided by terrorists, so it's left to Willis to bump off the baddies and save the hostages while the police and FBI languish ineptly on the sidelines. Unbearably tense actioner that gets good mileage out of yawning lift-shafts and flying bullets, while Willis is convincing as an ordinary guy trying to cope with it all. Watch out for Brit Rickman as a villain with a sense of humour.

Mon 20 Dec

Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art

Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art
  • 2020
  • UK
  • Directed by: Phil Grabsky
  • Written by: Phil Grabsky, Philip Rance
  • Cast: Rupert Farley, Glen McCready, David Rintoul

An exploration of how the story of Easter has been portrayed in art.

Tue 5 Apr
Fri 8 Apr

Exhibition on Screen: Pissarro – Father of Impressionism

Exhibition on Screen: Pissarro – Father of Impressionism
  • 2022
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism.

It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work.

Born in the West Indies, Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name: the Impressionists. For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favourite artistic movement.

The Ashmolean Museum has a long tradition of excellence. As the UK’s first ever public museum (it opened its doors in May 1683) it houses a wonderfully rich collection, including the remarkable Pissarro archive. With exclusive access to most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter, and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades, this film explores and highlights the enthralling and hugely important biography and output of an incredible artist.

Tue 24 May
Fri 27 May

Frozen 2

Frozen II
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it's got all the ingredients for a hit.

Sun 19 Dec
Autism-friendly

Gremlins

Gremlins
  • 1984
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joe Dante
  • Written by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman

Cute and cuddly little mogwais become malevolent monsters if not properly cared for and wreak havoc in idealised small town America. A tongue-in-cheek Yuletide romp filled with in-jokes.

Sun 19 Dec

Herself

Herself
  • 2020
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Cathy Belton

Phyllida Lloyd reunites with her all-female Shakespeare collaborators, Clare Dunne and Harriet Walter, for a stirring drama about a woman who refuses to be broken.

Tue 1 Feb

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • 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.

Fri 17 Dec
Sat 18 Dec
Sun 19 Dec
Mon 20 Dec
Tue 21 Dec
Fri 24 Dec

Metropolitan Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos

  • 2022

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece.

Sat 12 Mar

Metropolitan Opera: Cinderella

  • 2022

In this New Year’s Day performance, Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Sat 1 Jan

Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlos

  • 2022

For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.

Sat 26 Mar

Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet

  • 2022

When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met stage. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Sat 4 Jun

Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

Live from the Met
  • 2022

Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theatre and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza.

Sat 21 May

Metropolitan Opera: Rigoletto

  • 2022

Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Sat 29 Jan

Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

  • 2022

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess.

Sat 7 May

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 1992
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

Sun 19 Dec

National Theatre Live: Hex

National Theatre Live: Hex
  • 2022
  • Directed by: Rufus Norris

A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.

Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right. Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.

Thu 17 Mar
Tue 29 Mar

National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt

  • 2020
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patrick Marber
  • Written by: Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard's new play is a drama of love, family and endurance in early 20th century Vienna.

Thu 27 Jan
Tue 8 Feb

National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage
  • 2022
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

By Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman's fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman's parallel universe. Broadcast live from London's Bridge Theatre.

Live Broadcast

BBFC: 12A

Running Time: 180 mins (to be confirmed)

Tickets: Adult £16, Concession (over 60s) £15, Student/child £13

Thu 17 Feb
Tue 8 Mar

New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilisation

New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilisation
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Andrew Muscato
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Vanessa Perez, Jan Vogler, Mira Wang

Filmed one summer night in Greece, New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization, captures the final performance of Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends' European tour.

Wed 2 Feb

Parallel Mothers

  • 2021
  • Spain
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

The story of two mothers who give birth on the same day.

  • IMDb
Sun 26 Dec

Pirates

Pirates
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Reggie Yates
  • Cast: Elliot Edusah, Jordan Peters, Reda Elazouar, Kassius Nelson, Youssef Kerkour, Rebekah Murrell

Three eighteen-year-old friends travel across London on New Year's Eve 1999.

Fri 31 Dec

The Polar Express

The Polar Express
  • 2004
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, Eddie Deezen

A boy travels on a magical train bound for the North Pole and Santa Claus.

Sat 18 Dec
Kids

Royal Opera House: La Traviata

Royal Opera House: La Traviata
  • 2019
  • Directed by: Yves Abel (cond)
  • Written by: Verdi

Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.

Wed 13 Apr
Tue 19 Apr

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto
  • 2022
  • 12A

Anniversary Screening (performed in September 2021) from The Royal Opera House.In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears, sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi's masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi's thrilling Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

This special anniversary screening of Verdi's Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time: 3 hours (with one interval)

Tickets: Full Price: £16, Concession £15, Child/Student £10

Thu 10 Mar
Tue 15 Mar

Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet

Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet
  • 2022
  • 12A
  • Cast: Marcelino Sambé, Anna-Rose O’Sullivan

The Royal Ballet | Special screening (performed 3rd February 2022)

Synopsis

Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. The doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.

Cast 

Marcelino Sambé (Romeo), Anna-Rose O’Sullivan (Juliet)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Credits 

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan

Music Sergey Prokofiev

Designer Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting designer John B. Read

Running times: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)

Language:  N/A

Mon 14 Feb
Tue 22 Feb

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake
  • 2022
  • 12A

The Royal Ballet | LIVE

Synopsis

This classic fairytale represents the battle between good and evil, and the attempt of love to conquer all. The magic of the lakes, forests and palaces is brought to life with glittering designs by John Macfarlane and a sublime score by Tchaikovsky. The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. This classic of the repertory is testament to the late choreographer Liam Scarlett’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality, which shine through this production.

Cast

Lauren Cuthbertson (Odette/Odile), TBC (Prince Siegfried)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Credits 

Original choreography Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Production Liam Scarlett

Additional choreography Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton

Designer John Macfarlane

Lighting designer David Finn

Running times: 3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals)

Thu 19 May
Tue 24 May

Royal Opera House: Tosca

Royal Opera House: Tosca
  • 2021
  • 12A

The Royal Opera | Live

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

Elena Stikina (Floria Tosca), Bryan Hymel (Mario Cavaradossi), Alexey Markov (Baron Scarpia), Hubert Francis (Spoletta), Yuriy Yurchuk (Cesare Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan), Jihoon Kim (Sciarrone)

The Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Music Giacomo Puccini

Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Director ¬Jonathan Kent

Designer Paul Brown

Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Wed 15 Dec
Tue 21 Dec

The Souvenir: Part II

The Souvenir: Part II
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Joanna Hogg
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Honor Swinton Byrne, James Spencer Ashworth

Sequel to Joanna Hogg's familial drama, featuring real-life mother and daughter actors Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne.

Sat 1 Jan

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred Molina

A continuation of the story from Spider-Man: Far From Home.

  • IMDb
Wed 15 Dec
Thu 16 Dec
Parent & baby
Senior
Fri 17 Dec
Sat 18 Dec
Sun 19 Dec
Mon 20 Dec
Tue 21 Dec
Senior
Wed 22 Dec
Parent & baby
Thu 23 Dec

Opening in Spring 2019, a four screen cinema in what was formerly Cineworld Bromley (and before that, Empire Bromley). The building dates back to 1936 and retains many of its original features, the newly restored cinema is a mix of art-deco and contemporary design.

Bromley North railway station is an easy walk. Bus routes 208, 227, 354, 358 and N47 all stop by the cinema.

The Hill car park is the nearest.

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