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Cinema City

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St Andrews Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AD
  • Box office 0871 902 5724
  • General enquiries 0871 704 2053
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm.
  • Box office times Mon–Sat noon–8.30pm; Sun 4–8pm.
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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1917

1917
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch

Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.

Sun 26 Jan
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan

Anastasia

Anastasia
  • 1997
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • U
  • Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
  • Written by: Susan Gauthier, Bruce Graham, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Eric Tuchman
  • Cast: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd, Hank Azaria, Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury

With this widescreen romantic musical adventure, animator Don Bluth offers a film that rivals Disney. Rewriting history somewhat, evil magician Rasputin puts a curse on the Tsar's family and causes the 1917 Revolution. The child princess Anastasia survives, but grows up as an orphan, unable to remember her past. With extraordinary action sequences, exquisite characterisations and beautiful songs.

Sat 1 Feb
Kids

#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories

#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories
  • 2019
  • Italy
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sabina Fedeli, Anna Migotto
  • Cast: Martina Gatti, Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren introduces the audience to Anne Frank's story in this touching documentary.

Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan
Senior
Wed 29 Jan

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.

Sun 26 Jan

Bombshell

Bombshell
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jay Roach
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow

The story of the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal at Fox News. It favours snappiness rather than a serious examination of the crimes, but Theron is excellent as Megyn Kelly and Kidman and Robbie are also compelling. Slick, glossy and entertaining, but it could have used more sensitivity and anger.

Mon 27 Jan
Senior
Thu 30 Jan
Parent & baby

Cover Girl

Cover Girl
  • 1944
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles Vidor
  • Written by: Erwin S Gelsey (story)
  • Cast: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly

Not one of Vidor's best films, but interesting nonetheless (this is the man who gave the world 'The Big Parade' and 'Stella Dallas' after all). This lavish musical tells the clichéd story of a Brooklyn nightclub singer (Hayworth) who leaves her sweetheart (Kelly) after winning a cover girl contest. There are some great dance routines to the Kern/Gershwin score and Rudolph Maté's Technicolor photography is immaculate.

Fri 31 Jan

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant

Jojo (Davis) is a ten-year-old, obedient Nazi boy in WWII Germany whose mother (Johansson) is in the Resistance; Jojo reinvents Hitler (Waititi) as his oddball imaginary friend. Waititi ridicules Nazi ideology with aplomb, and as Jojo journeys towards enlightenment and reconnects with his humanity, it’s even rather beautiful.

Sun 26 Jan
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Senior
Thu 30 Jan
Senior

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • Directed by: Robert Eggers
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe

Ephraim (Pattinson) and Tom (Dafoe) are two lighthouse keepers in 19th century Maine who find that the isolation is getting to them. A slow-burn psychological thriller with rich use of salty period language and unexpected shards of black comedy, filmed in shadowy monochrome: the result is somewhere between FW Murnau and Buster Keaton.

Fri 31 Jan
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Mon 3 Feb
Tue 4 Feb
Wed 5 Feb
Thu 6 Feb

Little Women

Little Women
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper

Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel about a group of sisters growing up after the American Civil War. Gerwig’s affection and respect for the book is obvious but she boldly captures the transition from childhood to womanhood by playing with structure; an outstanding cast and skilful filmmaking make it a beautifully crafted tale of sisterhood, memory and authorship.

Sun 26 Jan
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan
Senior
Fri 27 Mar

Metropolitan Opera: Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera, hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year.

Sat 1 Feb
Fri 7 Feb

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!
  • 2019
  • Canada
  • 1h 6min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles E. Bastien
  • Cast: Anya Cooke, Cathal J. Dodd, Isaac Emberson-Heeks

The pups have to compete in a race against dirty tricks driver Cheetah. Young fans of the franchise may be disappointed on an entire movie centred on only one character, Marshall, and there’s nothing special here to justify the cost of cinema tickets when it can be watched at home in just a few months.

Sun 26 Jan

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 59min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, Peter Capaldi, Gwendoline Christie, Benedict Wong, Paul Whitehouse, Daisy May Cooper

David (Patel) is an ever-optimistic orphan who’s given shelter by poor but worthy Mr Micawber (Capaldi). Iannucci brings out the lighter side of Dickens, and the result is a sprightly, breezy and colourful crack at a classic, with a fabulous supporting cast and a perfect turn by Patel as the likeable hero.

Sun 26 Jan
Subtitled
Mon 27 Jan
Subtitled / Senior
Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan

Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim
  • 2019
  • US / Canada
  • 2h 12min
  • Directed by: Melina Matsoukas
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chloë Sevigny

Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) go on a first date which quickly goes south when the police stop their car.

Sun 26 Jan

Royal Opera House: La Bohème

Royal Opera House: La Bohème
  • 2017
  • 03/10/2017
  • Directed by: Richard Jones
  • Cast: Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień

The beloved romantic opera beamed live from London in a new production by acclaimed director Richard Jones.

Wed 29 Jan
Mon 3 Feb

Weathering with You

Weathering with You
  • 2019
  • Japan
  • 1h 51min
  • Directed by: Makoto Shinkai
  • Cast: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Chieko Baishô

Hodaka (Daigo), a 16-year-old runaway, arrives in Tokyo and meets orphaned Hina (Mori), who seems to have special powers. An animated tale of adolescent romance set in a beautifully rendered Tokyo, it’s visually resplendent, even if it’s not quite up to director Shinkai’s sublime 2016 Your Name.

Thu 30 Jan
Cinema City

The building housing this cinema was bequeathed in 1925 to the 'Mayor, Alderman and Citizens of the City of Norwich' with the intention 'that the place should be used for the advancement of education in its widest and most comprehensive sense'. That aim stands true today, as a vast range of events and themed screenings take place at the venue, including showings of documentaries and live recordings of opera and theatre shows. Refreshments are available at the Dining Room.

All areas of the building are accessible by wheelchair and adapted toilet facilities are available.

To access the cinema by public transport please note that Norwich Railway Station is a short walk away, as is the Norwich Castle Meadow Bus Terminal.

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