The film brings completely new footage of St Peter's, St John Lateran, St Mary Major, St Paul Outside The Walls and the works of art enshrined within them to the big screen. Antonio Paolucci (director of the Vatican Museums), Paolo Portoghesi (architect), Claudio Strinati (art historian) and Micol Forti (director of the Vatican Museums Collection Of Contemporary Art) tell the the story of the basilicas, their evolution over the centuries and their most famous works of art.
Mon 4 Jul
- Directed by: Robin Ticciati (cond)
- Written by: Berlioz
Berlioz’s take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Conducted by Robin Ticciati with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Sung in French with English subtitles.
Tue 9 Aug
- Directed by: Enrique Mazzola (cond)
- Written by: Rossini
Rossini’s popular comedy about Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, who uses every trick he can muster to outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure his master wins his chosen bride. Directed by Annabel Arden, conducted by Enrique Mazzola and featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Tue 21 Jun
- 106 min
- Directed by: Jon Favreau
- Written by: Justin Marks (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling
- Cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken
You know the story: boy (Sethi) left in woods, adopted by wolves (Nyong'o and Esposito), mentored by panther (Kingsley), befriended by bear (Murray), hunted by tiger (Elba, terrifying). Favreau and his team successfully retool the story with stunning CGI, and a script with heart, soul and spirit. A feelgood delight.
Tue 31 May
Wed 1 Jun
Thu 2 Jun
Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden, Lily James and Sir Derek Jacobi in this new production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Thu 7 Jul
Richard Wagner's lengthy three-act opera about the 16th century guild of Master Singers, performed live in New York City.
Tue 12 Jul
- Directed by: Stephen Daldry
- Written by: Peter Morgan
- Cast: Helen Mirren
Mirren puts on a crown once more to play at being the Queen. Filmed at London's West End, The Audience finds HRH taking audiences with each of the twelve Prime Ministers of her reign in a play written by The Queen screenwriter Morgan.
Thu 9 Jun
Paapa Essiedu stars as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy.
Wed 8 Jun
RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher plays King Lear in one of the bard's most powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran.
Wed 28 Sep
Wed 12 Oct
- Directed by: Bryan Singer
- Written by: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer
Waking from a ten-year slumber, Apocalypse (Isaac) enlists Erik/Magneto (Fassbender) in his evil plans. Plenty of superficial excitement but a distinct lack of narrative ambition; with an extraordinary ensemble wasted in a franchise that's run dry of ideas.
Tue 31 May
Wed 1 Jun
Thu 2 Jun
Muswell Hill's handsome Odeon dates from 1936, and is a grade II listed building; its interior is the most elaborate of any original Odeon cinema to survive. It was subdivided into three screens as long ago as 1974, with the result that in the main auditorium the seats are all in the balcony.
The two smaller screens, 2 & 3, have wheelchair spaces but screen 1 has no disabled access. There are disabled toilets and parking spaces, but no hearing loops. The cinema has its own car park at the rear of the building.
The cinema is served by bus stops for the 102, 234, 603 routes, with the 43 and 134 around the corner on Muswell Hill Road. The nearest Tubes are East Finchley, a little over a mile to the west (follow Fortis Green), or Highgate to the south, down Muswell Hill Road.
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