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Picturehouse Central

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7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH
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An American in Paris - The Musical

An American in Paris - The Musical

Screening of the award-winning Broadway musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin.

Wed 15 Aug

Australian Ballet: The Merry Widow

  • 2018

Based on the operetta, this lively tale is set in the ballrooms and salons of Belle Époque Paris.

Thu 20 Sep

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski
  • 1997
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
  • Written by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore

The Coen brothers give their unique twist to a Chandler-esque LA noir, as 70s hippy throwback Jeff 'The Dude' Lebowski (Bridges) is drawn into the sordid affairs of his millionaire namesake. Suddenly he has to sleuth his way through disorganised crime. Trademark oddball characters, surreal imagery and excellent performances grace this virtuoso comedy.

Mon 24 Sep

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin

In 1978, Ron Stallworth (Washington), the first black man to join the Colorado Springs police, goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan, with the help of fellow officer Flip (Driver). A stranger-than-fiction true story fusing buddy cop traditions with powerful recollections of cruelty, and anger at Trump’s America. Fascinating, funny and riveting.

Mon 20 Aug

The Box of Delights

A selection of award-winning animated shorts chosen by the British Animation Awards for children and families.

Sat 1 Dec

Elvis '68 Comeback Special

Elvis '68 Comeback Special
  • 1968
  • US
  • Directed by: Steve Binder

Perhaps the definitive Elvis live concert.

Thu 16 Aug

Exhibition on Screen: Degas – Passion For Perfection

  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

A rare view at the story of the artist Degas' pursuit of perfection through a journey from the streets of Paris to the exhibition of his work at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Wed 7 Nov

Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt

Exhibition On Screen
  • 2014

View this major exhibition from London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum from the comfort of your cinema chair.

Mon 15 Apr

Exhibition On Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

Exhibition on Screen looks at the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It examines the influence the country, which Van Gogh had never visited, had on his work.

Mon 10 Jun

Exhibition On Screen: Young Picasso

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Phil Grabsky

The exhibition on screen series turns its head to examine the younger years of one of the greatest masters of the 19th and 20th century.

Mon 11 Feb

Glyndebourne 2018: Vanessa

Glyndebourne 2018: Vanessa

A rare opportunity to see Barber’s heart-breaking domestic drama. Sung in English with English subtitles and broadcast live from Glyndebourne, the cast includes Emma Bell (Vanessa), Virginie Verrez (Erika) and Doris Soffel (The Old Baroness), accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tue 14 Aug

Glyndebourne Opera: Saul

Glyndebourne's 2015 journey into a nightmare world of madness and despair.

Thu 26 Jul

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave Of The Fireflies
  • 1988
  • Japan
  • 1h 34min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Isao Takahata
  • Written by: Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata
  • Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi

Tragic Japanese animation about a young boy and his little sister's efforts to survive in World War II Japan.

Sun 19 Aug

Heathers

Heathers
  • 1989
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Lehmann
  • Written by: Daniel Waters
  • Cast: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford, Glenn Shadix

An ultrablack parody of the high school teenflick, Lehman's first feature film manages to combine box office success with artistic merit. This cult hip hit of its year has Slater and Ryder starting a suicide craze to muscle in on the cliquey Heathers running the joint. Tune in, turn on, drop dead.

Mon 13 Aug

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle
  • 2005
  • Japan
  • 1h 59min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Chieko Baishō, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa

Miyazaki, the director of 'Spirited Away' returns with a version of Diana Wynne Jones' children's book 'Howl's Moving Castle'. The result is a strange hybrid that starts out as a cheery kids adventure then changes direction halfway through to envisage the hell of a dystopian futureworld ruled by war. Despite Miyazaki's undoubted gifts for story, character and cute animation, the diverse cultural agendas jar badly. East meets West so awkwardly here.

Sun 5 Aug

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service
  • 1989
  • Japan
  • 1h 43min
  • 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.

Sat 18 Aug

Maurice

Maurice
  • 1987
  • UK
  • 2h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Ivory
  • Cast: James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Ben Kingsley, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw

Overlong but impeccably crafted screen version of the E. M. Forster novel, in which a young Edwardian man slowly but movingly comes to terms with his homosexuality in the face of widespread bigotry. Although over-indulgent, the film uses beautiful locations, a 'Brideshead2-style cast and a langorous evocation of pre-War Britain to sweeten an angry pill about the strictures of the class system and the unchanging face of prejudice. Wilby is a revelation in the title role, skilfully capturing the complexity of the emotional traumas faced by his character.

Tue 24 Jul

Metropolitan Opera Live: Die Walküre

Live from the Met
  • 2019
  • UK

The second in the quartet of operas making up Wagner's Ring cycle. Conducted by Philippe Jordan.

Sun 28 Oct

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro
  • 1988
  • Japan
  • 1h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Written by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Chika Sakamoto, Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi

Gentle fantasy exploring rural Japan circa the 1950s as seen through the eyes of a pair of young girls who move to the country and discover the spirits of the forest.

Sat 4 Aug

National Theatre Live: Julie

National Theatre Live: Julie

New version of August Strinberg’s play, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Thu 6 Sep

National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear
  • 2018

Ian McKellen leads the cast of the five-star Chichester Festival Theatre production.

Thu 27 Sep

National Theatre Live: The Madness Of George III

National Theatre Live: The Madness Of George III
  • 2018

Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning drama is broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse.

Tue 20 Nov

Ponyo

Ponyo
  • 2008
  • Japan
  • 1h 41min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi, Tomoko Yamaguchi, George Tokoro, Kazushige Nagashima

Delightful animated feature from the Studio Ghibli brand about a five-year-old boy who falls for a goldfish princess. It's funny, charming and original enough to keep adults entertained, but where it really scores is Miyazaki's (Spirited Away) ability to understand what a child sees. Like its goldfish heroine, Ponyo may seem like a slight and slivery proposition, but it dives to uncharted depths.

Sun 12 Aug

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke
  • 1997
  • Japan
  • 2h 14min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Written by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Yōji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yūko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi

Young warrior Ashitaka sets out on a hunt for the cure to his deadly curse and becomes entangled in a battle between humans and animal gods, led by Princess Mononoke.

Sat 11 Aug

Psycho

Psycho
  • 1960
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh

Hitch's misogynistic masterpiece has a young secretary take off to hicksville with a bagful of her boss' money. Unfortunately for her, she chooses to put up at the Bates' Motel, run by that nice Norman boy. The ironic dialogue ('Mother's not quite herself today') make it a joy to catch any time around. We liked it, didn't we mother … mother?

Sun 5 Aug

Rebecca

Rebecca
  • 1940
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson

A young woman meets a widower in Monte Carlo. They marry and return to his family home where her suspicions are raised regarding the fate of her husband's former wife. Hitch's classic adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel influenced many modern tales including What Lies Beneath.

Sun 29 Jul

Royal Opera House: Don Quixote

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2019

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

Tue 19 Feb

Royal Opera House: Faust

  • 2019

Gounod's most popular opera returns in David McVicar's Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.

Tue 30 Apr

Royal Opera House: La Bayadere

  • 2018

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.

Tue 13 Nov

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino

  • 2018

Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Christopher Maltman, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Tue 2 Apr

Royal Opera House: La Traviata

Royal Opera House: La Traviata
  • 2019
  • Directed by: Yves Abel (cond)
  • Written by: Verdi

Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.

Wed 30 Jan

Royal Opera House: Mayerling

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events.

Mon 15 Oct

Royal Opera House: Romeo & Juliet

  • 2019

Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score and performed by the Royal Ballet.

Tue 11 Jun

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

  • 2018

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

Mon 3 Dec

Royal Opera House: The Queen of Spades

  • 2019

Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim's staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko.

Tue 22 Jan

Royal Opera House: Triple Bill

  • 2019

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet in revivals of works by Wheeldon and Pite and a world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Thu 16 May

Royal Shakespeare Company: Troilus & Cressida

Royal Shakespeare Company: Troilus & Cressida
  • 2018
  • Directed by: Gregory Doran

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

Wed 14 Nov

RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
  • 2018

A live screening of The Merry Wives of Windsor from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.

Wed 12 Sep

Spirited Away

Spirited Away
  • 2001
  • Japan
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara

Chihiro travels through a tunnel into another world, where she happens upon a bathhouse for the spirits. After chowing down greedily on some spiked local produce, Chihiro's parents are transformed into pigs, leaving their suddenly dutiful daughter to seek work in the bathhouse in order to release them. Philosophy, anime and shamanism – this is something really stunning that needs to be seen to be believed.

Sat 11 Aug
Picturehouse Central

This is the premier Picturehouse in the UK with 7 screens. The address is Coventry Street, though the entrance is on the corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue.

Inside, a grand staircase leads up to members only bar and dining area and includes illustrations from artist Patrick Vale on the right.

The showcase screen runs film premieres and high profile questions and answer sessions.

It provides 35mm and 70mm format and 2D, 2K and 4K DCP, RealD 3D, 3D HFR, satellite and Blu-ray projection capabilities supported by a Dolby Atmos sound system.

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