- UK / US / Germany
- 1h 48min
- Directed by: James Kent
- Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke
In post-WWII Hamburg, Rachael (Knightley) and her officer husband Lewis (Clarke) are living in a house with the German owner Stefan (Skarsgård) confined to the attic, and soon Rachael is drawn to Stefan. Rhidian Brook’s original novel may work, but on screen, the stiff upper lips and war-is-hell clichés are ridiculously shop-worn and clumsy.
Wed 11 Dec
- 2h 2min
- Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
- Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson
Three years after a savage war, Dr Dyson Ido (Waltz) finds a cyborg head on a scrapheap, which he gives to a body and names Alita. The story is a bit of a grab-bag of ideas, but Salazar shines via motion capture as a truly splendid teen action heroine.
Thu 5 Mar
Broadcast live to Airdrie Town Hall cinema.
Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.
Approximate running time – 2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval.
Tue 25 Feb
- UK / Norway / US / Canada
- 1h 58min
- Directed by: Hans Petter Moland
- Cast: Emmy Rossum, Liam Neeson, Laura Dern
Nels (Neeson) is a snowplough driver who keeps his small fictional Colorado town moving, but when his teenage son (Richardson) turns up dead, he goes out for revenge. Two hours of Neeson beating, strangling and shooting people, with double handfuls of racism and sexism, make for an aimless, bigoted, dumb waste of time.
Thu 5 Mar
Sun 8 Dec
Wed 11 Dec
Sun 15 Dec
- 1h 40min
- Directed by: Christopher Landon
- Cast: Jessica Rothe, Ruby Modine, Israel Broussard
Tree (Rothe) finds herself trapped in a time loop again, after her boyfriend’s roommate’s science project goes haywire. Slightly more grown-up than the 2017 original, this has some genuinely moving moments and it’s a lot of fun, and the few wobbles in tone and consistency don’t detract from an entertaining sequel.
Thu 5 Mar
- 1h 34min
- Directed by: Chris Addison
- Cast: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Dean Norris
Josephine (Hathaway) is a British con artist who hunts for prey in the French Riviera, where she meets Australian grifter Penny (Wilson). This remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is smug, poorly drawn and full of jokes about Wilson’s character’s supposed unattractiveness. Wilson and Hathaway do their best, but it’s not nearly funny enough.
Thu 4 Jun
- 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
New play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
Thu 6 Feb
- Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton
A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
Wed 1 Apr
Wayne McGregor, contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed collaborate to create this version of Dante's work.
Thu 28 May
A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to theatres across the UK.
Tue 17 Dec
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet‘s ***The Sleeping Beauty*** combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers.
First choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, ***The Sleeping Beauty ***has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess. The Royal Ballet’s landmark staging was revived for the Company’s 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.
The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this *Sleeping Beauty *a spectacle like no other.
StarringMarianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov
ComposerPyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
- Ballet in three acts with a prologue
- Running time: approximately 195 minutes
- Including two intervals
Thu 16 Jan
Operatic adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Christof Loy.
Thu 18 Jun
A brand new production of Shakespeare's rarely performed tale.
Wed 29 Apr
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
The RSC take on the Bard's tragicomedy, a story of jealousy, love, rage, hope and redemption in the vividly contrasting lands of Sicily and Bohemia.
Wed 10 Jun
- 2h 35min
- Directed by: JJ Abrams
- Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams
The Star Wars Skywalker saga, which began in 1977, comes to an end, nine films later.
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec
Fri 20 Dec
Sat 21 Dec
Sun 22 Dec
Mon 23 Dec
Tue 24 Dec
- 1h 39min
- Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
- Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson
Tallahassee (Harrelson), Wichita (Stone), Columbus (Eisenberg) and Little Rock (Breslin) are ‘back for seconds’ as Columbus acknowledges in a voiceover. At first it seems a bit familiar, but the charm of the original slowly takes over: the action sequences are lively and the characters are as endearing as ever.
Thu 5 Nov
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