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Stratford East Picturehouse

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Salway Road, London, E15 1BX
  • Telephone 0871 902 5740
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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Apollo 13

On 13 April 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on the service module of the Apollo 13 spacecraft, leaving three astronauts stranded some 200,000 miles from home. Howard's screen retelling is a big, epic adventure with a proudly patriotic stance. The space photography is just fantastic and the acting as good as it gets. Great entertainment, if a little rich in the apple pie department.

Sun 28 Oct

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2018
  • UK/USA
  • 1h 31min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers

A biopic about Freddie Mercury and Queen focussing on the lead-up to their performance at Live Aid.

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An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
  • 2018
  • US/UK
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Hosking
  • Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Emile Hirsch, Craig Robinson, Matt Berry

Lulu (Plaza) and Colin (Clement) are holed up in a retro hotel, he pining for her, she pining for old flame Beverly (Robinson), a singer billed to perform there. Hosking returns to the grungy alt-America of his 2016 debut The Greasy Strangler and while Plaza, Clement and Berry do well, the plot is repetitive and static. Wilfully befuddling.

Tue 23 Oct

First Man

First Man
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Corey Stoll, Claire Foy

Biopic of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong (Gosling), with subtle and unshowy performances from Gosling and from Foy as his no-BS wife Jan. An intimate and moving character drama with raw and visceral space-peril thrills and a hero whose fame rests on modesty, curiosity and problem-solving purposefulness.

Tue 23 Oct
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Funny Girl

Funny Girl
  • Directed by: Michael Mayer
  • Written by: Bob Merrill (lyrics), Jule Styne (music), Isobel Lennart

Natasha J Barnes and Sheridan Smith star in this new adaptation of Funny Girl, which tells the story of the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedian Fanny Brice. The musical brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago and was originally nominated for eight Tony Awards.

Wed 24 Oct

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ari Sandel
  • Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong, Jack Black

Kathy (McLendon-Covey) is an exasperated single mother trying to keep her unruly children on the straight and narrow, but then they discover evil ventriloquist’s dummy Slappy (Black). A tediously bland attempt at family horror, with join-the-dots storytelling and only a few perky performances and special effects to recommend it.

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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h
  • U
  • Directed by: Jacob Schuh
  • Cast: Voices of Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Robbie Coltrane

The cinema version of Julia Donaldson's clever and colourful book about a resourceful mouse and, of course, the terrible Gruffalo. Featuring a veritable feast of famous voices.

Sun 28 Oct
Mon 29 Oct

Halloween

Halloween
  • 1978
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Written by: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
  • Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, Nancy Loomis

The first and best of the series – and one of the best of all slasher movies. Escaped psycho Michael Myers returns to the town where he killed his sister several years before and picks up where he left off with remarkable ease. Pleasence is the obsessive psychiatrist on his trail, convinced he is to blame for the escape. A scary reminder of what a blood-soaked genre could achieve if only it recovered from sequelitis.

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 12min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: George Tillman Jr.
  • Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby

Starr (Stenberg) is an African-American high school girl who goes to a predominantly white private school, and who becomes the only witness to her childhood friend being shot by a trigger-happy cop. An unexpectedly rich and complex teen movie, a potent reminder of the complexities of a world full of racial and class divides. Stenberg is excellent.

Tue 23 Oct
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Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3
  • 2018
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Kathryn Hahn, Andy Samberg

Third instalment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise, which sees daughter Mavis (Gomez) take on the role of overbearing parent when her father Dracula (Sandler) falls for the ship's captain Ericka (Hahn) whilst on a monsters-only cruise. A funny and good-humoured flick, with plenty of goofy gags and musical numbers that'll please the whole family.

Tue 23 Oct
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Sat 27 Oct

Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again
  • 2018
  • UK/France
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Kerr
  • Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Emma Thompson

Johnny English (Atkinson) is called back into action after a cyberattack reveals the identities of British secret agents. The cast are game, but the dialogue lacks snap and the direction and editing are atrocious. The lack of laughs are all the more infuriating because it’s easy to see how it could have been funnier.

Tue 23 Oct
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Sun 28 Oct

Mandy

Mandy
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Panos Cosmatos
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache

Mild-mannered lumberjack Red (Cage) is living in a woodland idyll with Mandy (Riseborough) when Mansonesque Jeremiah (Roache) shows up with his gang. Psychedelia-infused horror which harnesses the full transportive power of cinema; all the performances are great, but Cage has his best role in years.

Fri 26 Oct
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Thu 1 Nov

Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West

Live from the Met
  • 2018
  • US
  • E

Puccini's follow up to Madame Butterfly is a Wild West opera set during the California Gold Rush. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Sat 27 Oct
Tue 30 Oct

Metropolitan Opera Live: Die Walküre

Live from the Met
  • 2019
  • UK

The second in the quartet of operas making up Wagner's Ring cycle. Conducted by Philippe Jordan.

Sun 28 Oct
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The Producers

The Producers
  • 1968
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mel Brooks
  • Cast: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Dick Shawn

The story of two musical theatre producers aiming to produce a sure-fire flop.

Mon 29 Oct

Smallfoot

Smallfoot
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • U
  • Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro

Migo (Tatum) is a bigfoot who lives in an isolated community of his fellow creatures, who have heard rumours of the mythical ‘smallfoots’—humans. The songs are fun and drive the story forward, and child-pleasing slapstick is ably mixed with a thoughtful consideration of how a community can deal with challenges to its basic assumptions.

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A Star is Born

A Star is Born
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bradley Cooper
  • Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott

Jackson (Cooper) is a famous musician, his best years behind him, who discovers young singer Ally (Gaga) in a bar one night. What could have been yet another remake is a revelation: Gaga sings up a storm and is nuanced and convincing, but Cooper is extraordinary as co-writer, producer, director and star. Smart, funny and heartbreaking.

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They Live

They Live
  • 1988
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Written by: John Carpenter
  • Cast: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, Raymond St Jacques, Peter Jason, Sy Richardson, George 'Buck' Flower

Returning to his B-movie roots, Carpenter's classic is a sprightly sci-fi satire with a decidedly 1950s feel. As recession grips America, drifter Piper discovers that the yuppies controlling the economy are in fact aliens, and they're using subliminal advertising to keep the populace docile. Although the serious and political premise set up in the first half needs more of a follow-through, the knockabout action that follows is well handled, with entertaining results.

Mon 29 Oct

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson directs this documentary on WWI created with original footage from the Imperial War Museums' film archive and audio from BBC archives.

Fri 26 Oct
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Venom

Venom
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Woody Harrelson

Eddie (Hardy) is a reporter trying to expose the nefarious activities of dodgy billionaire Carlton Blake (Ahmed) when he’s grabbed by an alien symbiote that gives him powers. Flailing about between genres, this never finds its tone and Hardy turns in a bizarrely shifty performance. A muddle.

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Stratford East Picturehouse

The building housing this four screen cinema has won numerous architectural awards since it opened it 1997. Features of the venue include stadium seating, THX sound in the main auditorium and 3D projection.

The cinema has full wheelchair access and toilets.

With no parking directly beside the venue, there are 4 spaces for Orange Badge holders at the Pay & Display car park on Salway Road immediately behind the cinema.

The Picturehouse is a short walk from Stratford Station which is part of the Overground Central Docklands Light Railway, Jubilee Underground network, Overground & National Rail lines.

The Stratford Bus Station is close by, with the following routes running close to the cinema: 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 339, 425, 473 & D3).

To get the Picturehouse from Stratford train and bus station cross the road and walk through Stratford Shopping Centre (the shopping centre directly opposite the station), turn left at the central atrium, following the signs for the cinema and the Theatre Royal exit.

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