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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/…

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • 2016
  • US
  • PG
  • Directed by: James Bobin
  • Cast: Mia Wasikowsksa, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen

Alice (Wasikowska) has to travel back in time to help the Mad Hatter (Depp), to the annoyance of Time (Baron Cohen). Nimble blockbuster with a good blend of mirth and melancholy, and director Bobin never lets the CGI swamp the story in the way Burton did in the first film.

Sat 28 May
Sun 29 May
Mon 30 May
Tue 31 May
3D
Subtitled
Wed 1 Jun
3D
Parent & baby
Thu 2 Jun
3D / Senior
Senior

Arabian Nights Volume 3: The Enchanted One

Arabian Nights Volume 3: The Enchanted
  • 2015
  • Portugal
  • 125 min
  • Directed by: Miguel Gomes
  • Cast: Crista Alfaiate, Américo Silva, Amar Bounachada

Scheherazade (Alfaiate) moves to centre stage in the concluding part of Gomes' sprawling, wildly inventive trilogy. An inability to bring the story to a proper end makes this the most trying episode, but as a whole, the trilogy is a giddy, shape-shifting, unapologetically eccentric delight marbled with moments of beauty and heartache.

Sun 29 May

Cafe Scientifique

Talks, workshops and courses.

Wed 1 Jun
Wed 6 Jul
Wed 3 Aug

The Divide

  • 2015
  • 78 min
  • Directed by: Katharine Round

A look at inequality in the western world. Based on the book The Spirit Level.

  • IMDb
Tue 31 May

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Arty evening presented by Jay Sillence and Tonks, featuring a mix of eccentric characters, burlesque starlets, fetish models, drag queens and more.

Thu 2 Jun
Thu 4 Aug

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 110 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) is a wealthy, cultured New York socialite, who insists on performing as a soprano in spite of a total inability to sing. Streep throws herself endearingly into the role, Grant is wonderful as her debonair husband and Frears keeps a confident balance of uproarious laughs and genuine pathos.

Sat 28 May
Sun 29 May
Mon 30 May
Tue 31 May
Wed 1 Jun
Thu 2 Jun
Senior

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
  • 2016
  • US
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: Justin Marks (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling
  • Cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken

You know the story: boy (Sethi) left in woods, adopted by wolves (Nyong'o and Esposito), mentored by panther (Kingsley), befriended by bear (Murray), hunted by tiger (Elba, terrifying). Favreau and his team successfully retool the story with stunning CGI, and a script with heart, soul and spirit. A feelgood delight.

Sat 28 May
Wed 1 Jun

Jurassic Jets

Three-piece indie / alt-rock band.

Fri 3 Jun

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service
  • 1989
  • Japan
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garafolo, Phil Hartman

Japanese animation with American voice-over in which a young witch finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself running an airborne broomstick delivery service. Part of the Studio Ghibli season.

Mon 30 May

Love & Friendship

Love & Friendship
  • 2016
  • Ireland/Netherlands/France/US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Whit Stillman
  • Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry

Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) is penniless, selfish and keen to marry off her nelfected daughter to the nearest wealthy dolt, but she's also smart, witty and beautiful. Stillman gives a wickedly droll adaptation of Jane Austen's short novel, choicely acted by the whole ensemble.

Sat 28 May
Sun 29 May
Mon 30 May
Tue 31 May
Wed 1 Jun
Thu 2 Jun

Purple Rain

Purple Rain
  • 1984
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Albert Magnoli
  • Cast: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

A talent for music is one thing, but when an aspiring singer, Apollonia, approaches The Kid (Prince) he discovers that talent alone isn't the only thing he desires.

Thu 2 Jun

Sing Street

Sing Street
  • 2016
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: John Carney
  • Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen

Fifteen-year-old Dubliner Cosmo (Walsh-Peelo) moves from a posh school to a terrifying inner city institution, where in order to deter bullies and attract aspiring model Raphina (Boynton), he starts a band. A little cloying, but overall a funny, cheering sweetly optimistic romance with wit, character and grit.

Sat 28 May
Sun 29 May
Mon 30 May
Tue 31 May
Wed 1 Jun
Thu 2 Jun
Senior

Space Jam

Space Jam
  • 1996
  • US
  • 87 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Joe Pytka
  • Written by: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
  • Cast: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker, Danny DeVito, Theresa Randle, Bill Murray

Nasty alien cartoons have captured Bugs Bunny and are going to enslave the Looney Tunes in their amusement park on Moron Mountain, but Bugs has the brainwave of challenging them to a basketball game and enlisting the talents of Michael Jordan for his team. Lacking the class of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' and the pace of a real basketball game, 'Space Jam' should divert the kids on Saturday mornings, even though the jokes and effects are tired from over-use.

Sat 28 May
Kids

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird
  • 1962
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Mulligan
  • Cast: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton

Sturdy film adaptation of the classic Harper Lee novel which won an Oscar for Peck as a liberal lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man accused of rape. The material is delicately handled as Peck attempts to explain the situation to his children, and Duvall makes his screen debut as their friend, a man with learning difficulties.

Sun 29 May
Thu 2 Jun
Senior

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse
  • 2016
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Written by: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer

Waking from a ten-year slumber, Apocalypse (Isaac) enlists Erik/Magneto (Fassbender) in his evil plans. Plenty of superficial excitement but a distinct lack of narrative ambition; with an extraordinary ensemble wasted in a franchise that's run dry of ideas.

Sat 28 May
Sun 29 May
Mon 30 May
Tue 31 May
Wed 1 Jun
Thu 2 Jun
Senior
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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