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Hackney Picturehouse

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270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE
  • Box office 0871 902 5734
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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Die Hard

Die Hard
  • 1988
  • US
  • 2h 11min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John McTiernan
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov

Willis plays a cop who attends a tower block Christmas party with his estranged spouse. The building is raided by terrorists, so it's left to Willis to bump off the baddies and save the hostages while the police and FBI languish ineptly on the sidelines. Unbearably tense actioner that gets good mileage out of yawning lift-shafts and flying bullets, while Willis is convincing as an ordinary guy trying to cope with it all. Watch out for Brit Rickman as a villain with a sense of humour.

Mon 20 Dec

Frozen 2

Frozen II
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it's got all the ingredients for a hit.

Sun 19 Dec
Autism-friendly

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

Fri 17 Dec
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Fri 24 Dec

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 1992
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

Sun 19 Dec

National Theatre Live: Hex

National Theatre Live: Hex
  • 2022
  • Directed by: Rufus Norris

A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.

Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right. Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.

Thu 17 Mar
Tue 5 Apr

National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt

  • 2020
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patrick Marber
  • Written by: Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard's new play is a drama of love, family and endurance in early 20th century Vienna.

Thu 27 Jan
Tue 8 Feb

National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage
  • 2022
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

By Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman's fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman's parallel universe. Broadcast live from London's Bridge Theatre.

Live Broadcast

BBFC: 12A

Running Time: 180 mins (to be confirmed)

Tickets: Adult £16, Concession (over 60s) £15, Student/child £13

Thu 17 Feb
Tue 1 Mar

New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilisation

New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilisation
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Andrew Muscato
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Vanessa Perez, Jan Vogler, Mira Wang

Filmed one summer night in Greece, New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization, captures the final performance of Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends' European tour.

Wed 2 Feb

Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes

Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Michael Cumming
  • Cast: Chris Morris

Made up of unseen material and behind the scenes footage from groundbreaking satirical comedy series Brass Eye.

Thu 31 Mar

Q&A

Parallel Mothers

  • 2021
  • Spain
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

The story of two mothers who give birth on the same day.

  • IMDb
Sun 26 Dec

The Polar Express

The Polar Express
  • 2004
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, Eddie Deezen

A boy travels on a magical train bound for the North Pole and Santa Claus.

Sat 18 Dec
Kids

The Souvenir: Part II

The Souvenir: Part II
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Joanna Hogg
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Honor Swinton Byrne, James Spencer Ashworth

Sequel to Joanna Hogg's familial drama, featuring real-life mother and daughter actors Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne.

Sat 1 Jan

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred Molina

A continuation of the story from Spider-Man: Far From Home.

  • IMDb
Wed 15 Dec
Thu 16 Dec
Senior
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Senior
Wed 22 Dec
Thu 23 Dec
Senior

Stick Man

Stick Man
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jeroen Jaspaert, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Jennifer Saunders, Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon

Stick Man (Freeman) gets carried away from the family tree, and has to make it back for Christmas.

Sat 18 Dec
Sun 19 Dec
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