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Electric Cinema

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191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, England, W11 2ED
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Entebbe

Entebbe
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: José Padilha
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan

The true story of Operation Entebbe, in which Israeli commandos rescued hostages who had been kidnapped by pro-Palestinian terrorists and held in a Ugandan airport. Pike as a German revolutionary is intriguing and although there are some missteps, it’s an urgent and vibrant take on the incident.

Sun 24 Jun

Ocean's 8

Ocean's 8
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gary Ross
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter

Debbie Ocean (Bullock) sets in motion a plan to swipe a precious diamond necklace, and with pal Lou (Blanchett) puts together a gang of female crooks. The performances are great fun but Ross’s anonymous direction doesn’t add much, and it’s a bit let down by a needless subplot and unnecessary cameos.

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The cinema on Portobello Road has survived two world wars, including a bombing, and a narrow escape from being turned into a bingo hall. Now over 100 years old, the beautiful arch surrounding the screen is protected by English Heritage, and a specially-designed expanding monitor ensures that the viewing experience is enhanced rather than compromised by the preserved architecture. There's spacious leather armchair seating with footstools and two-seater sofas available in the back row, and a cocktail bar open for 30 minutes before screenings. The discerning programme is a combination of art house, classic and mainstream films that have received critical acclaim.

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