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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

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers–Blake’s own brother among them.

Fri 10 Jan
Sat 11 Jan
Sun 12 Jan
Mon 13 Jan
Tue 14 Jan
Wed 15 Jan

Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve Gala Concert

Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve Gala Concert

New Year's Eve Gala concert broadcast live from the Berliner Philharmonie.

Tue 31 Dec

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
Thu 30 Jan

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

An homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools of Paris, New York and St Petersburg, each represented by a jewel; emerald, ruby, and diamond. The Bolshoi is the only company authorised by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast this masterpiece.

Sun 19 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake
  • 2h 40min
  • 12A

A tragic love story ensues when young Prince Siegfried meets Odette, who is white swan by day and human by night. Odette can only wait for an oath of true love to break the curse. This tale of love, drama and deception is brought to life by Russia's world famous Bolshoi Ballet.

Sun 23 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
  • 2018
  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of the classic ballet, set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score.

Sun 29 Mar
Thu 2 Apr

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

The Doors: Break On Through

Documentary blending into live concert coverage of 2016's tribute by surviving Doors members.

Wed 12 Feb

Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art

  • Directed by: Phil Grabsky

An exploration of how the story of Easter has been portrayed in art.

Tue 7 Apr
Mon 13 Apr

Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo

Film featuring key exhibitions and interviews with curators of Kahlo's work.

Mon 6 Jul
Mon 13 Jul

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 20 Jan
Mon 27 Jan

It's A Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

Sat 21 Dec
Sun 22 Dec

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.

Tue 31 Dec
Sun 5 Jan

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company: The Winter's Tale

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company: The Winter's Tale
  • 2015

Shakespeare’s tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Judi Dench plays Paulina with Kenneth Branagh in the role of Leontes.

Thu 9 Jan

Kinky Boots The Musical

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h 15min
  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell, Brett Sullivan
  • Cast: Matt Henry, Killian Donnelly, Natalie McQueen

The popular stage musical comes to the silver screen.

Tue 4 Feb
Sun 9 Feb

Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina

In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Joyce DiDonato stars as the power-hungry empress.

Sat 29 Feb
Tue 3 Mar

Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti's Maria Stuarda

Live from the Met
  • 2012
  • US
  • E
  • Directed by: David McVicar

Donizetti's tragic opera based on the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I, filmed at the Met Opera, NYC, and brought to the big screen in stunning digital clarity.

Sat 9 May
Tue 12 May

Metropolitan Opera Live: Tosca

Metropolitan Opera Live: Tosca
  • 2018
  • 2h 53min
  • Directed by: Sir David McVicar

Sir David McVicar’s new production of Puccini’s story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom.

Sat 11 Apr
Tue 14 Apr

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

Metropolitan Opera: Wozzeck

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century.

Sat 11 Jan
Tue 14 Jan

National Theatre Live: Cyrano De Bergerac

Nt Live: Cyrano De Bergerac (Encore)

James McAvoy stars as the romantic hero with the nose problem.

Thu 20 Feb
Wed 11 Mar

National Theatre Live: The Welkin

Nt Live: The Welkin (Encore)

New play from Lucy Kirkwood, about a murder case in the 18th century.

Thu 21 May
Wed 10 Jun

Royal Opera House: Der Fliegende Hollander

Royal Opera House: Der Fliegende Hollander
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Tim Albery

Wagner's tale of the mysterious captain and his relationship with the unhappy Senta. Conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Sat 14 Mar
Tue 17 Mar

Royal Shakespeare Company: King John

A brand new production of Shakespeare's rarely performed tale.

Wed 29 Apr

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: The Comedy Of Errors

A live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Comedy of Errors, a farcical comedy about two sets of twins. Mistaken identities abound in a typical Shakespearean manner, of course.

Wed 15 Jul
Mon 3 Aug

Royal Shakespeare Company: Pericles

Shakespeare's touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation located in a familiar world of precarious journeys. Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heart-breaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle. Located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances, this is Shakespeare's touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation.

Director Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her acclaimed Titus Andronicus (2017) and The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Wed 23 Sep
Mon 12 Oct

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Winter's Tale

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…

Wed 10 Jun

Your Name & Weathering with You

Screening of both Makoto Shinkai films.

Wed 15 Jan
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Cameo Cinema

Formerly the King's Cinema (opened 1914), a refurbishment and name change by owner Jim Poole led to Edinburgh's first art house cinema, The Cameo, in 1949. Since then it's been an important venue for the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

All screens apart from Screen 3 have wheelchair access and there are adapted toilets available.

Haymarket Train Station is a 15 minute walk away, whilst Waverley Station is 30 minutes away.

Bus routes close to the cinema are 2, 3, 35, 45, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 345, 355, P4, P5, N2, N3, N35, N37, N109.

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