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City Screen Picturehouse

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13–17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL
  • Box office 0871 902 5726
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm; Sun 11am–10.30pm.
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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
Thu 30 Jan
Senior

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

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.

Mon 27 Jan

Exhibition On Screen: Lucian Freud – A Self Portrait

Exhibition On Screen: Lucian Freud – A Self Portrait

Lucian Freud’s self-portraits are brought together for the first time by the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Mon 27 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
Thu 30 Jan
Senior

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
Mon 30 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
Tue 4 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
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Parent & baby
Thu 30 Jan
Senior
Subtitled

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

The Snail and the Whale

  • 2019
  • 26min
  • Directed by: Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Diana Rigg, Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon

A charming short animation film based on Julia Donaldson's children's book.

Fri 31 Jan
Fri 18 Sep
City Screen Picturehouse

Built on the riverside site of the Yorkshire Evening Press buildings, the City Screen Picturehouse has three auditoria each with their own character - one is clad in stone, one in zinc and one in timber. There are screenings of opera, ballet and theatre recordings, as well as the usual Picturehouse mix of classic films and new releases and a film club for students. The underground Basement Bar hosts live music and comedy shows on selected evenings.

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

Car parking is limited next to the cinema and can be difficult in central York, but disabled persons with orange badges can park in St Helen's Square, Parliament Square and Davygate.

The nearest railway station is York Station which is a ten minute walk away via Station Avenue.

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