- 1h 29min
- Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
- Cast: Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers
‘Come and meet those dancing feet, on the avenue I’m taking you to – 42nd Street.’ One of the brightest, toe-tapping backstage musical triumphs from Depression era Hollywood, 42nd Street provided a major stepping stone in the career of twenty-two-year-old Ginger Rogers. Ruby Keeler is the chorus girl who steps in to replace an ailing leading lady and emerges a shiny new Broadway star but Rogers steals all her scenes as wise-cracking, gold-digging chorus girl Anytime Annie. Eye-popping choreography from Busby Berkeley is matched by an unforgettable score that includes ‘Shuffle off to Buffalo’, ‘You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me’ and the glorious title track. Part of the Glasgow Film Festival
Tue 12 Nov
- 2h 35min
The legendary Broadway musical classic, filmed live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Tue 12 Nov
- Cast: Billy Connolly
Iconic comedian Billy Connolly's last stand-up tour comes to the big screen.
Thu 10 Oct
- 1h 45min
- Directed by: Ivan Reitman
- Written by: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
- Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts
Three disgraced parapsychology researchers team up to fight spooks. An efficiently-managed plot, solid jokes, a cast let off the leash – Murray in particular – and thrilling and imaginative effects combine in a masterful balance of respect for the sci-fi genre and mockery of it; sly humour and wide-eyed wonder; star presence (Weaver) and indie self-awareness. A classic.
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Thu 31 Oct
- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner
Documentary following the early history of Motown, from its birth in 1950s Detroit until its move to LA in the early 1970s.
Mon 30 Sep
- 1h 58min
- Directed by: Rupert Goold
- Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell
Biography of legendary singer-actress Judy Garland and her iconic 1968 London tour directed by Rupert Goold. With Oscar-winner Renée Zellweger in the leading role, Judy tells the story of fame, age and love.
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- 2h 30min
- Directed by: Wayne Isham
Screening of a Metallica gig in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.
Wed 9 Oct
- 1h 31min
- Directed by: Adrian Noble
- Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall, Wendy Morgan
LS Lowry (Spall) is a meek Salford rent collector dominated by his bedridden mother Elizabeth (Redgrave), but his secret passion for painting is about to bring him success. Hesford’s clichéd script feels more like a stage or radio play but Spall and Redgrave manage to bring substance to the bickering; still, it’s glum, downcast and lacking insight.
Thu 10 Oct
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of *A Midsummer Night’s Dream *will build on the success of his immersive staging of *Julius Caesar *(NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
Please note that this production is not a live broadcast, it is instead filmed live in front of an audience for cinema screenings.
Thu 17 Oct
- Directed by: Vicky Jones
- Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Live broadcast of Fleabag, written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Wed 2 Oct
Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates.
See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
"…the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport."
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.
Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.
Thu 7 Nov
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness directed by Matthew Warchus.
Thu 28 Nov
Northern Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror story is broadcast live in cinemas.
Thu 31 Oct
- Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
- Cast: David Benson, Oliver Chris, James Corden
English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy.
Thu 26 Sep
- Directed by: Roger Waters, Sean Evans
The co-founder and creative force behind Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, collaborates with director Sean Evans for this film about music, human rights and love.
Wed 2 Oct
From The Royal Ballets classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipas Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashtons Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way - from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashtons signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillans fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballets heritage.
Tue 5 Nov
Live broadcast of the Royal Ballet's performance of Coppélia.
Tue 10 Dec
Live broadcast of the Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Tue 17 Dec
From The Royal Ballets classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipas Raymonda Act IIIis Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashtons Enigma Variationsis quintessentially British in every way - from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashtons signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillans fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballets heritage.This is a recording of the live broadcast on 5th November.CONCERTOChoreography: Kenneth MacMillanMusic: Dmitry ShostakovichDesigner: Jrgen RoseLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinENIGMA VARIATIONSChoreography: Frederick AshtonMusic: Edward ElgarDesigner: Julia Trevelyan OmanLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinRAYMONDA ACT IIIChoreography: Rudolf Nureyev after Marius PetipaProduction: Rudolf NureyevMusic: Alexander GlazunovDesigner: Barry KayLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinOrchestra of the Royal Opera HouseRun time: 3 hours (tbc)
Tue 5 Nov
New production of Donizetti's domestic comedy drama with Bryn Terfel.
Thu 24 Oct
- 1h 42min
- Directed by: Victor Fleming
- Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley
Miserable Dorothy runs away from home but is soon whisked up into a magical land where her adventures teach her that happiness is to be found in her own back yard. Classic stuff indeed, just chockful of great songs, characterisation and memorably garish design. Perhaps marginally less enjoyable for the curmudgeonly element rooting for the Wicked Witch of the West, though.
Sat 28 Sep
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