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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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Cars 3

Cars 3
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Fee
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington

Lightning (Wilson) is challenged by new car on the block, Jackson Storm (Hammer). The least interesting Pixar franchise rumbles on in a rudimentary cash-grab which is basically a training montage in search of a story, and Randy Newman’s score can’t save it from being a dull lunge for the finish line.

  • IMDb
Fri 22 Sep
  • 16:10
Sat 23 Sep
  • 16:10
Sun 24 Sep
  • 16:10

Chicken Run

Chicken Run
  • 2000
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Peter Lord, Nick Park
  • Written by: Peter Lord, Nick Park, Margaret French
  • Cast: Julia Sawalha, Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Phil Daniels, Jane Horrocks, Miranda Richardson

For its first feature Aardman studios has re-written the WWII POW experience as an Orwellian satire, albeit with laughs. So, Stalag 17 becomes a battery farm and the camp commandant farmer Tweedy's domineering wife, while in the hutches, Ginger rallies her fellow hens to fly their coop. Though the characters aren't as established as Wallace and Gromit and the feature length running time slows the action. For Aardman this is very half baked.

Sat 23 Sep
  • 12:00

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Pierre Coffin

Gru (Carell) and new wife and fellow agent Lucy (Wiig) are ensconced with their adorable adopted daughters when supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Parker) decides to take revenge on Hollywood for neglecting him. It’s all a bit familiar but it skilfully balances kid and adult appeal with its madcap approach and embarrassment of mischievous energy.

  • IMDb
Sat 23 Sep
  • 12:00
  • 14:10
Sun 24 Sep
  • 14:10

Detroit

Detroit
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 23min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Will Poulter

In Detroit, 1967, during city-wide rioting, armed police descend on the Algiers Motel and subject innocent partygoers to a vicious all-night interrogation. Bald, confrontational, uncomfortable filmmaking which uses an impressive ensemble (Boyega, Poulter, Mitchell, Mackie) to bring home the force of state-sanctioned hatred and racism.

  • IMDb
Thu 21 Sep
  • 17:50
Fri 22 Sep
  • 20:30
Sat 23 Sep
  • 20:30
Sun 24 Sep
  • 20:30
Mon 25 Sep
  • 20:30
Tue 26 Sep
  • 20:30
Wed 27 Sep
  • 20:30
Thu 28 Sep
  • 20:30

The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tony Leondis
  • Cast: T. J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara, Patrick Stewart

Gene (Miller) is a ‘meh’ emoji living in Textopolis who can’t help displaying mixed emotions. Targeted for deletion, he goes on the run with perky Hi-5 (Corden) and hacker Jailbreak (Faris). A combination of product placement, ingratiating voice work and barrel-scraping studio desperation, it’s a witless and blandly generic journey of self-discovery.

  • IMDb
Fri 22 Sep
  • 16:10
Sat 23 Sep
  • 12:00
  • 14:10
  • 16:10
Sun 24 Sep
  • 14:10
  • 16:10

It

It
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrés Muschietti
  • Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer

A group of kids discovers that their town is haunted by an evil shape-shifting clown (Skarsgård). Well-crafted and properly creepy, with a sinister turn from Skarsgård as the dribbling Pennywise and Lillis superb as the gang’s only female member, it lays down solid groundwork for the planned second instalment.

  • IMDb
Thu 21 Sep
  • 20:30
Fri 22 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Sat 23 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Sun 24 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Mon 25 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Tue 26 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Wed 27 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Thu 28 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30

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.

  • IMDb
Thu 21 Sep
  • 18:15
Fri 22 Sep
  • 16:10
  • 18:10
Sat 23 Sep
  • 12:00
  • 14:10
  • 16:10
  • 18:10
Sun 24 Sep
  • 14:10
  • 16:10
  • 18:10
Mon 25 Sep
  • 18:10
Tue 26 Sep
  • 18:10
Wed 27 Sep
  • 18:10
Thu 28 Sep
  • 18:10

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
  • Written by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong

After the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, they embark on a journey and discover an allied spy organisation in the US. The two secret organisations join together to defeat the enemy.

  • IMDb
Thu 21 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Fri 22 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Sat 23 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Sun 24 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Mon 25 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Tue 26 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Wed 27 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Thu 28 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30

Mr Smith Goes To Washington

Mr Smith Goes To Washington
  • 1939
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Harry Carey, Claude Rains

An ordinary man (Stewart) gets elected to the Senate and is expected to fall to the whims of his backers, until conscience enters the equation. Archetypal Stewart, archetypal Capra. One of western cinema's most optimistic masterpieces.

Thu 21 Sep
  • 14:00
  • 20:30
Thu 28 Sep
  • 14:00
  • 20:30

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
  • 2017
  • Canada/US/South Korea
  • 1h 31min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Cal Brunker
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph

In this inexplicable sequel to the underwhelming 2014 original, Surly Squirrel (Arnett) teams up with idealistic Andie (Heigl) and Precious (Rudolph) to save their park from the Mayor (Moynihan). The characters are unappealing and the script relies on uninspired action and flat non-jokes. At least there’s no ‘Gangnam Style’ this time.

  • IMDb
Fri 22 Sep
  • 16:10
Sat 23 Sep
  • 14:10
  • 16:10
Sun 24 Sep
  • 14:10
  • 16:10

The Red Violin (Le violon rouge)

The Red Violin (Le violon rouge)
  • 1998
  • Canada/Italy/USA/UK/Austria
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: François Girard
  • Cast: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz

Drama about the titular violin at a modern day auction and exploring his history over several centuries and numerous owners.

Wed 27 Sep
  • 18:30

Three Colours: Blue

Three Colours: Blue
  • 1993
  • France
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • Written by: Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Agnieszka Holland, Edward Zebrowski
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Emmanuelle Riva, Florence Pernel, Guillaume De Tonquédec

A young woman tries to isolate herself from friends and any notion of affection following the death of her composer husband and child in a car crash, but she cannot escape from the fragments of his unfinished composition, in which she played a major part. An expressive and symbolic film that is also emotionally satisfying. Binoche's award-winning performance, in a film of profound beauty, is the best of her career.

Mon 25 Sep
  • 18:30

Three Colours Trilogy

  • Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Julie Delpy, KZbigniew Zamachowski

All three parts of the colours trilogy – Blue, White and Red – from director Krzysztof Kieslowsk.

Mon 25 Sep
  • 18:30

Three Colours: White

Another masterful piece of cinema by Kieslowski, much less lyrical and visually poetic than his most recent works. This time the theme of the trilogy is 'equality', as a Polish hairdresser sets out to get revenge on his French ex-wife.

Tue 26 Sep
  • 18:30

Victoria & Abdul

Victoria and Abdul
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon

When Queen Victoria (Dench) is introduced to a young man from India, Abdul Karim (Fazal), she is charmed when he prostrates himself and kisses her foot: unlikely cross-cultural friendship and Urdu lessons duly ensue. Fazal and Dench are excellent and there’s a surprisingly effective political subtext.

  • IMDb
Thu 21 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Fri 22 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Sat 23 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Sun 24 Sep
  • 18:00
  • 20:30
Mon 25 Sep
  • 20:30
Tue 26 Sep
  • 20:30
Wed 27 Sep
  • 20:30
Thu 28 Sep
  • 18:00
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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