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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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A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Scott Moore, Jon Lucas
  • Cast: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon

Three under-appreciated and over-burdened women rebel against the challenges and expectations of being a mother at Christmas.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 20:30
Sun 19 Nov
  • 20:30
Mon 20 Nov
  • 20:30
Tue 21 Nov
  • 20:30
Thu 23 Nov
  • 20:30

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue

Based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between unrepentant male chauvinist ex-no. 1 Bobby Riggs (Carell) and Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King (Stone). An irresistible story, with Carell finding the outrageous and the sad within Riggs, and Stone’s warm and forceful performance winning the film.

Fri 24 Nov
  • 18:10
  • 20:30
Sat 25 Nov
  • 18:20
  • 20:30
Sun 26 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 18:20
  • 20:30

Casablanca

Casablanca
  • 1942
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

You must remember this … Bogart being impossibly noble, Bergman torn between two lovers, Claude Rains playing both ends against the middle, devious Nazis, a fogbound airport, a piano-player tinkling that tune. A wonderful hill of beans.

Thu 23 Nov
  • 14:00
  • 20:30
Thu 30 Nov
  • 14:00
  • 20:30

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Emile Ardolino
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
  • Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

The plot – in the summer of 1963 bad boy Johnny (Swayze) meets good girl Baby (Grey) and teaches her hip grinding, eventually winning the respect of her parents. Sure it's full of stereotyping, bad dialogue and a pre-teen sugar coated prurience, but decades on Dirty Dancing still has the ability to send a generation of women all gooey.

Fri 24 Nov
  • 20:00

Far from the Trees

Mon 20 Nov
  • 18:30

Girl Stars

A series of 15 mini-films about ordinary girls who have changed their lives by going to school.

Fri 24 Nov
  • 16:00
  • 18:00
Sat 25 Nov
  • 12:00
  • 14:10
  • 16:30
  • 18:20
Sun 26 Nov
  • 14:10
  • 16:30

The Jungle Bunch

The Jungle Bunch
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Alaux
  • Cast: Paul Borne, Philippe Bozo, Pascal Casanova

Maurice (Bozo) is a penguin who’s been raised by Natacha, a tigress (Darah). He leads his own team of crime-fighting creatures against evil koala Igor (Darbois) and his baboons. Lush animation and a brisk, unpretentious story make for a cheap but cheerful rumble in the jungle for pre-teens.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 15:50
Sun 19 Nov
  • 15:50

Justice League

Justice League Part One
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa

A team of superheroes forms to fight an alien invasion led by chief baddie Steppenwolf (Hinds). As so often, the villain is less interesting than the heroes, being a soulless CGI creation, but Affleck and Gadot are growing into their roles and it’s a lot better than the lumbering Batman vs Superman.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 14:20
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Sun 19 Nov
  • 14:20
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Mon 20 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Tue 21 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Wed 22 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Thu 23 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The LEGO Ninjago Movie
  • 2017
  • US / Denmark
  • 1h 41min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charlie Bean/Paul Fisher/Bob Logan
  • Cast: Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Jackie Chan

Lloyd (Franco) is the son of evil Lord Garmadon (Theroux), who wants to conquer Ninjago; however, Lloyd is also one of the team of ninja dedicated to combatting Garmadon and his minions. Not the most inspired of the LEGO movies but bright, brash and amusing, with intricate action, lots of slapstick fun and a delightful sequence of a cat destroying a city.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 11:45
  • 13:45
  • 18:10
Sun 19 Nov
  • 13:45
  • 18:10
Thu 23 Nov
  • 18:10

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls
  • 2016
  • Spain/UK/US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson

Twelve year old Conor (MacDougall) has a mother (Jones) who's battling cancer and a father (Kebbell) who's walked out; then a yew-tree-shaped monster with Neeson's voice comes into his life. Coming-of-age tearjerker with a sometimes thin story, but fine performances from Jones and MacDougall.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 16:15

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley

Murder in the dead of night, a carriage of suspects trapped in an avalanche, and the world’s greatest detective is on hand to solve it. Against the odds, Branagh pulls off a stylish, first-class, surprisingly poignant retelling with fluid camerawork and a top cast, and has a fine old time as the arrogant, outrageously moustachioed Poirot.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Sun 19 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Mon 20 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Tue 21 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Wed 22 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Thu 23 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
  • 2013
  • Canada/US
  • 1h 12min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jayson Thiessen
  • Cast: Voices: Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman

One of the sparkly pink ponies visits an alternative universe where she turns into a human.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 12:00
  • 14:00
Sun 19 Nov
  • 14:00
  • 16:10

Paddington 2

Paddington 2
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Imelda Staunton

Paddington (Whishaw) falls foul of a dastardly scheme to steal the key to a hidden fortune. The sequel to the wildly successful first film is implausibly even better, with spiffing action pieces, seemingly throwaway gags paying rich dividends later, and splendid performances from all, with Grant brilliant as the has-been thespian villain. Joyful stuff.

Fri 24 Nov
  • 16:15
  • 18:20
Sat 25 Nov
  • 12:00
  • 16:15
  • 18:20
Sun 26 Nov
  • 14:10
  • 16:15
  • 18:20

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarök
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins

Thor (Hemsworth) reunites with his duplicitous brother Loki (Hiddleston) to battle Hela, Goddess of Death (Blanchett). Director Taika Waititi averts narrative pomposity in favour of charm, comedy and gargantuan spectacle, while Hemsworth sends himself up with skill and confidence. An askew, irreverent and wonderfully idiotic addition to the MCU.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 14:20
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Sun 19 Nov
  • 14:20
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Mon 20 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Tue 21 Nov
  • 18:00
Wed 22 Nov
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Thu 23 Nov
  • 18:00

Up

Up
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Docter/Bob Peterson
  • Cast: Voices of Christopher Plummer, Edward Asner, Paul Eiding

Seventy-eight year old curmudgeon Carl Fredericksen and eight-year-old Junior Wilderness Explorer Russell embark on the adventure of a lifetime in South America. While it unfolds on a grand scale, at its heart is a human story that will resonate with viewers of every age. Marrying sadness with triumph, Pixar have created another masterpiece.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 12:00
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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