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Picturehouse Central

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7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH
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Die Hard

Die Hard
  • 1988
  • US
  • 2h 11min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John McTiernan
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov

Willis plays a cop who attends a tower block Christmas party with his estranged spouse. The building is raided by terrorists, so it's left to Willis to bump off the baddies and save the hostages while the police and FBI languish ineptly on the sidelines. Unbearably tense actioner that gets good mileage out of yawning lift-shafts and flying bullets, while Willis is convincing as an ordinary guy trying to cope with it all. Watch out for Brit Rickman as a villain with a sense of humour.

Mon 20 Dec

Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art

Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art
  • 2020
  • UK
  • Directed by: Phil Grabsky
  • Written by: Phil Grabsky, Philip Rance
  • Cast: Rupert Farley, Glen McCready, David Rintoul

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

Tue 5 Apr

Exhibition on Screen: Pissarro – Father of Impressionism

Exhibition on Screen: Pissarro – Father of Impressionism
  • 2022
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism.

It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work.

Born in the West Indies, Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name: the Impressionists. For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favourite artistic movement.

The Ashmolean Museum has a long tradition of excellence. As the UK’s first ever public museum (it opened its doors in May 1683) it houses a wonderfully rich collection, including the remarkable Pissarro archive. With exclusive access to most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter, and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades, this film explores and highlights the enthralling and hugely important biography and output of an incredible artist.

Tue 24 May

The Holiday

The Holiday
  • 2006
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nancy Meyers
  • Written by: Nancy Meyers
  • Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Shannyn Sossamon, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns, Rufus Sewell

Two ladies with guy trouble swap homes. Amanda (Diaz) ends up with Iris' brother (Law) in the UK, and Iris (Winslet) befriends funnyman Miles (Black) Stateside. This fairly repellent life swap romantic comedy was written specifically for these actors, but you wouldn't think it.

Sun 19 Dec

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 1992
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

Sun 19 Dec

National Theatre Live: Hex

National Theatre Live: Hex
  • 2022
  • Directed by: Rufus Norris

A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.

Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right. Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.

Thu 17 Mar
Sun 17 Apr

National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt

  • 2020
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patrick Marber
  • Written by: Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard's new play is a drama of love, family and endurance in early 20th century Vienna.

Thu 27 Jan
Tue 22 Feb

National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage
  • 2022
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

By Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman's fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman's parallel universe. Broadcast live from London's Bridge Theatre.

Live Broadcast

BBFC: 12A

Running Time: 180 mins (to be confirmed)

Tickets: Adult £16, Concession (over 60s) £15, Student/child £13

Thu 17 Feb
Tue 15 Mar

New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilisation

New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilisation
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Andrew Muscato
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Vanessa Perez, Jan Vogler, Mira Wang

Filmed one summer night in Greece, New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization, captures the final performance of Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends' European tour.

Wed 2 Feb

Parallel Mothers

  • 2021
  • Spain
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

The story of two mothers who give birth on the same day.

  • IMDb
Sun 26 Dec

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 13 Apr

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto
  • 2022
  • 12A

Anniversary Screening (performed in September 2021) from The Royal Opera House.In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears, sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi's masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi's thrilling Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

This special anniversary screening of Verdi's Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time: 3 hours (with one interval)

Tickets: Full Price: £16, Concession £15, Child/Student £10

Thu 10 Mar

Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet

Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet
  • 2022
  • 12A
  • Cast: Marcelino Sambé, Anna-Rose O’Sullivan

The Royal Ballet | Special screening (performed 3rd February 2022)

Synopsis

Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. The doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.

Cast 

Marcelino Sambé (Romeo), Anna-Rose O’Sullivan (Juliet)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Credits 

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan

Music Sergey Prokofiev

Designer Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting designer John B. Read

Running times: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)

Language:  N/A

Mon 14 Feb

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake
  • 2022
  • 12A

The Royal Ballet | LIVE

Synopsis

This classic fairytale represents the battle between good and evil, and the attempt of love to conquer all. The magic of the lakes, forests and palaces is brought to life with glittering designs by John Macfarlane and a sublime score by Tchaikovsky. The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. This classic of the repertory is testament to the late choreographer Liam Scarlett’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality, which shine through this production.

Cast

Lauren Cuthbertson (Odette/Odile), TBC (Prince Siegfried)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Credits 

Original choreography Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Production Liam Scarlett

Additional choreography Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton

Designer John Macfarlane

Lighting designer David Finn

Running times: 3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals)

Thu 19 May

Royal Opera House: Tosca

Royal Opera House: Tosca
  • 2021
  • 12A

The Royal Opera | Live

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

Elena Stikina (Floria Tosca), Bryan Hymel (Mario Cavaradossi), Alexey Markov (Baron Scarpia), Hubert Francis (Spoletta), Yuriy Yurchuk (Cesare Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan), Jihoon Kim (Sciarrone)

The Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Music Giacomo Puccini

Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Director ¬Jonathan Kent

Designer Paul Brown

Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Wed 15 Dec

The Souvenir: Part II

The Souvenir: Part II
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Joanna Hogg
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Honor Swinton Byrne, James Spencer Ashworth

Sequel to Joanna Hogg's familial drama, featuring real-life mother and daughter actors Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne.

Sat 1 Jan

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred Molina

A continuation of the story from Spider-Man: Far From Home.

  • IMDb
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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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