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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/…

13 Minutes (Elser)

13 Minutes (Elser)
  • 2015
  • Germany
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel
  • Cast: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow

A respectable but slighty underwhelming period drama, which follows the story of George Elser (played with conviction by Friedel), who placed a bomb in Munich Hall where Adolf Hitler was due to speak, though he left the building 13 minutes before detonation. This handsomely-crafted story sees director Hirschbiegel focus on the aftermath of Elser's capture. Though it leaves a good deal of potentially interesting material unexplored, the film itself is still perfectly decent, but it is never as compelling as the subject matter deserves.

Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Alive Inside

Alive Inside
  • 2014
  • US
  • 78 min
  • Directed by: Michael Rossato-Bennett

A documentary following Dan Cohen, a social worker who founded the not-for-profit organisation Music + Memory.

Tue 4 Aug

Amy

Amy
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Asif Kapadia

Documentary on Amy Winehouse, charting her career from her early days to superstar status and subsequent fall. Kapadai creates an incredibly intimate look at the singer, with clips of her lighter side underlining the gravity of her loss. Punchy, provocative and just plain sad.

Thu 30 Jul
Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Tue 4 Aug

Ant-Man

Ant-Man
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Hayley Atwell

A winning addition to Marvel's cinematic universe, Ant Man follows Dr Hank Pym (Douglas) as he fails in re-sizing himself, but unexpectedly imbues himself with the ability to talk to and control insects. With winning performances from Rudd, Cannavale and Douglas, this charming and eccentric heist film has a great sense of humour, though it's not all light-hearted. Father-daughter relationships add splendid emotional weight, while the film also addresses the female-fronted superhero film dilemma. Yes, there's mayhem, but it’s gilded with a sense of responsibility and mischief, all of which adds up to an utter delight.

Thu 30 Jul
Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club
  • 1985
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Hughes
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

The film that helped launch the Brat Pack, which ain't a compliment. Five American teenagers – punk, swot, nut case, etc – spend a Saturday afternoon in school detention, where they go through a tribal bonding experience while spewing all manner of teen angst: it's all my parents fault and other old chestnuts.

Mon 3 Aug

The Choir

Boychoir
  • 2015
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: François Girard
  • Written by: Ben Ripley
  • Cast: Garrett Wareing, Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates

Stet (Wareing) is a rebellious 11 year old with a beautiful singing voice. When his single mother is killed, his biological father enrols him in a choir school under the stern supervision of Carvelle (Hoffman.) Girard dials down the expected sentimentality, Hoffman underplays nicely, and with fine work from Wareing and Bates it's a captivating drama.

Thu 30 Jul
Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Wed 5 Aug

Dr Seuss' The Lorax

Dr Seuss' The Lorax
  • 2012
  • US
  • 86 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Max Webster
  • Written by: Ken Daurio
  • Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito

Youngster Ted (Efron) discovers the grumpy but charming Lorax (perfectly voiced by De Vito) trying to protect his world from a greedy mayor and a ruined old hermit. Beautifully-designed 3D animation and uniquely odd Seussian characters are undermined by the script, which buries Dr Seuss’s sharp tale in a mish-mash of satire and sentiment.

Sat 1 Aug
Sun 9 Aug

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School

Alternative life-drawing workshop for over 18s, featuring burlesque models.

Thu 6 Aug

£8; £7 adv

Thu 3 Sep

£8; £7 adv

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four
  • 2015
  • US
  • 106 min
  • Directed by: Josh Trank
  • Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

Reboot of Marvel's comic book series about four scientists who gain superpowers when a teleportation experiment goes wrong.

  • IMDb
Thu 6 Aug

The First Film

The First Film
  • 2015
  • UK/France/US
  • 110 min
  • Directed by: David Wilkinson

A Leeds-born filmmaker sets out to prove that the world's film industry started in, well, Leeds.

Thu 6 Aug

La Haine

La Haine
  • 1995
  • France
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz
  • Cast: Hubert Koundé, Vincent Cassel, Saïd Taghmaoui

As racial and class tensions run high on a Parisian housing project in the aftermath of a riot, three young guys (Cassel, Koundé, Taghmaoui) find a gun. Kassovitz's blistering portrayal of underclass anger and police brutality is fuelled by star-making performances from the three leads, especially Cassel in his breakout performance as the hotheaded Vinz, but it's a true ensemble film and a landmark of 90s cinema.

Sun 2 Aug

Honeymoon

Honeymoon
  • 2013
  • Czech Republic/Slovakia
  • Directed by: Jan Hrebejk
  • Written by: Petr Jarchovský
  • Cast: Anna Geislerová, Stanislav Majer, Jirí Cerný

A psychological drama exploring what happens when Honza finds himself at the wedding of Radim and Tereza. Honza's efforts to highlight Radim's past create a strange atmosphere, as the tension builds between the newly married couple.

Sun 2 Aug

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 1981
  • US
  • 115 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott

Ford plays adventuring archaeologist Indiana Jones, who almost bites off more than he can chew when he turns up at the Ark of the Covenant in Nazi-infested wartime Egypt. Return to the breathless excitement of the Saturday morning serial with this rollercoaster of a movie, which is probably better than either of its sequels. Tongue held very firmly in cheek.

Thu 30 Jul

Inside Out

Inside Out
  • 2015
  • US
  • 94 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Docter
  • Cast: Kaitlyn Dias, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith

Riley (Dias) is an 11 year old girl whose family is moving from Minnesota to San Francisco; her troubled mind is represented as a factory hub commanded by Joy (Poehler), Fear (Hader), Sadness (Smith), Disgust (Kaling) and Anger (Black). Delightful, poignant and hysterically funny coming-of-age story from Pixar.

Thu 30 Jul
3D
Fri 31 Jul
3D
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
3D
Mon 3 Aug
3D
Tue 4 Aug
Subtitled
Wed 5 Aug
3D
Thu 6 Aug
Mon 24 Aug
Tue 25 Aug
Wed 26 Aug
Thu 27 Aug

Les Invisibles

Les Invisibles
  • 2012
  • France
  • 115 min
  • Directed by: Sébastien Lifshitz
  • Cast: Bernard, Catherine, Christian, Thérèse Clerc

Beautifully assembled and impressive documentary about eleven French men and women born between WWI and WWII, all of whom define themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual and all of whom live in the French countryside or in provincial towns.

Sun 2 Aug

Minions

Minions
  • 2015
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kyle Balda/Pierre Coffin
  • Written by: Brian Lynch
  • Cast: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock

Prequel to the Despicable Me films, in which the pill-shaped, dungaree-sporting critters attach themselves to villain Scarlett Overkill (Bullock) and go to London to steal the Crown Jewels. The minions are as cute as ever but they seem funnier in support, and Bullock's character is one-dimensional.

Thu 30 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug
Tue 18 Aug

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  • 2015
  • US
  • 131 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg

Ethan (Cruise) and the gang are on the trail of the nefarious Syndicate when their unit is dissolved by the CIA. With jaw-dropping action, ingenious gadgets and a striking performance from Ferguson as the mysterious Ilsa, this is a a slick, accomplished and hugely entertaining slice of mayhem.

  • IMDb
Thu 30 Jul
Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge

National Theatre Live: A View From The Bridge
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove

Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark tale set in Brooklyn. Directed by Ivo van Hove and performed at The Young Vic in London's West End.

Thu 6 Aug

Paddington

Paddington
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw (voice), Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

The story of an illegal immigrant from Peru and his efforts to be integrated into British society. He's a bear, by the way. Whishaw imbues the CGI Paddington with immense charm, the rest of the cast are excellent and the exuberant direction and smart, knowing script make for a genuine delight.

Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug
Sun 13 Sep

The Statesman

  • 2010
  • Israel
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Dan Geva, Noit Geva

A biography of Chaim Weizmann, first President of the State of Israel.

Mon 3 Aug

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard
  • 1950
  • US
  • 110 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

An unsuccessful screenwriter is drawn into the fantasy world of Norma Desmond, a silent movie star who dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen. Widely accepted as a classic of US cinema, and rightly so.

Sun 2 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Vagabond

Vagabond
  • 1985
  • France
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Agnès Varda
  • Written by: Agnès Varda
  • Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Setti Ramdane

Inspired by a real case, for this powerful portrait Varda re-constructs the last weeks of rebellious vagrant Mona (Bonnaire), spent in a bleak wintry region of southern France.

Sun 2 Aug

York CD And Record Fair

Sat 1 Aug

Free

Sat 12 Sep

Free

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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