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- 2h 20min
- Directed by: Ron Howard
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
On 13 April 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on the service module of the Apollo 13 spacecraft, leaving three astronauts stranded some 200,000 miles from home. Howard's screen retelling is a big, epic adventure with a proudly patriotic stance. The space photography is just fantastic and the acting as good as it gets. Great entertainment, if a little rich in the apple pie department.
Sat 11 Apr
- 1h 51min
- Directed by: Stephen Daldry
- Written by: Lee Hall
- Cast: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Draven
Billy (Bell) finds release from life's daily drudgery, through ballet dancing. As unlikely a leisure pursuit as that might be for a teenage boy growing up in the recession-hit County Durham of the 80s (and that's the point), it becomes young Billy's ticket out of hard times. Making his film debut, theatre director Daldry handles the political backdrop and dramatic foreground with equal assurance. The dance routines provide much of the film's humour and quite overwhelming feelgood factor.
Fri 10 Apr
This time it's personal: a brand new documentary film featuring David Attenborough reflecting on the changes of his life as well as our world.
Thu 16 Apr
Over-18s only / Premium screening
- 1h 37min
- Directed by: Denis Sanders
- Cast: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin
Backstage and performance footage of Elvis performing in Vegas during 1970.
Wed 22 Apr
- Directed by: Phil Grabsky
An exploration of how the story of Easter has been portrayed in art.
Tue 7 Apr
Matthew Bourne's acclaimed dance adaptation of the classic Hollywood film comes to cinema screens.
Tue 19 May
Sun 24 May
- 1h 47min
- Directed by: Masayuki Kojima
- Cast: Mariya Ise, Shiori Izawa, Inori Minase
Based on Akihito Tsukushi's manga, the film continues the adventures of Riko and Reg.
Mon 13 Apr
Wed 15 Apr
- 2h 53min
- Directed by: Sir David McVicar
Sir David McVicar’s new production of Puccini’s story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom.
Sat 11 Apr
James McAvoy stars as the romantic hero with the nose problem.
Thu 23 Apr
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness directed by Matthew Warchus.
Tue 14 Apr
The Royal Ballet revives for the first time the recent new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
The Story:- Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
Background:- Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
Cast & Creatives
Choreography:- Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Additional choreography:- Frederick Ashton
Production:- Liam Scarlett
Designer:- John Macfarlane
Conductor:- Koen Kessels
Approximate running time is about 3 hours
Sun 5 Apr
- Directed by: Damiano Michieletto
- Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Platanias
Two short Italian operas are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold.
Sun 26 Apr
The Vue Manchester is located in the Printworks on Withy Grove – once the largest newspaper printing house in Europe, it was derelict by the 1990s until the IRA bombing of Manchester prompted a massive redevelopment of the area and the conversion of the building into a giant entertainment venue.
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