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The Strand Arts Centre

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152–154 Holywood Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT4 1NY
  • Box office 028 90673500
  • General enquiries 028 90655830
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  • Website www.strandartscentre.com
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The Apartment

The Apartment
  • 1960
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Written by: Billy Wilder, IAL Diamond
  • Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Jack Kruschen

CC Baxter (Lemmon) sublets his bachelor pad to his philandering boss (MacMurray), only to regret it when Sheldrake gets designs on elfin elevator girl Miss Kubelik (MacLaine). Wilder and Diamond's breezy, sardonic approach to themes of infidelity and adultery ensure that the film shines as brightly as ever.

Thu 25 Jan
Sun 28 Jan

Arrietty

The Borrower Arriety
  • 2010
  • Japan
  • 1h 34min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Cast: Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Ōtake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura, Kirin Kiki

Fourteen year old Arrietty (voiced by Shida) and the tiny Clock family live under the floorboards of a suburban home, exploring and borrowing from the human world above. Arrietty may not have the scope of Studio Ghibli's earliest works, but the result is a beautifully realised small-scale drama.

Sat 27 Jan

Coco

Coco
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lee Unkrich
  • Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Edward James Olmos

Coco (Rivera) is a 12-year-old Mexican boy who wants to be a musician, but his family disapproves. Then he steals a guitar from a mausoleum and finds himself in the Land of the Dead. An eye-popping mosaic of a kids’ movie which pays proper respect to Mexican folklore, its sincerity and creativity are ultimately winning.

Tue 23 Jan
Wed 24 Jan
Thu 25 Jan

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joe Wright
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendlesohn, Ronald Pickup

May 1940: the situation in Europe is worsening, and Britain needs a new prime minister. The latest in a very long line of recent Churchill performances is by far the best: Oldman is virtually unrecognisable and attacks the part with relish, with Scott Thomas excellent as his wife Clemmie. It may veer into hero worship but it’s a confidently handled crowdpleaser.

Tue 23 Jan
Wed 24 Jan
Thu 25 Jan

Deliverance

Deliverance
  • 1972
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Boorman
  • Cast: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty

Boorman's classic tale of backwoods survival as four men on a weekend getaway are terrorised by rednecks. 'Squeal piggy'.

Thu 25 Jan
Thu 1 Feb

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Tue 23 Jan
Thu 25 Jan

The Post

The Post
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson

The story of how the Washington Post, led by its publisher Katherine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), got the chance to print devastating revelations about US involvement in Vietnam. An old-fashioned Hollywood showstopper with a stellar supporting cast, and sizeable if predictable performances from the leads.

Tue 23 Jan
Wed 24 Jan
Thu 25 Jan

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • 2017
  • UK / US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin McDonagh
  • Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage

Exasperated by the police’s failure to catch her daughter’s murderer, Mildred Hayes (McDormand) buys ad space on the titular billboards to tear a strip off the police chief (Harrelson). McDonagh’s latest delicately balances the lingering pain of the crime itself with dark comedy, and a superb cast is topped by a magnificent performance from McDormand.

Tue 23 Jan
Wed 24 Jan
Thu 25 Jan
The Strand

The Strand first opened its doors as a film theatre in 1935 and is now the oldest cinema in Northern Ireland. It screens recent releases as well as classic films and event cinema. The kid's programme includes classes in drama and dance, as well as a film club for teens.

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