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7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH
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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 2h 19min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain (voice)

Kubrick's gloriously grand architecture sees prehistoric apes timelined into a space ballet featuring a lunar craft docking to the sound of Strauss. This scene prefigures an extended drama aboard a spacecraft bound for Jupiter involving the murderous AI computer and the giant embryo of a space child signifying … what? The next step in human evolution? An opaque masterpiece, which suggests so much, yet explains so little. Which is why it's a timeless classic.

Sun 4 Nov

Alien

Alien
  • 1979
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto

Agatha Christie in outer space as a freighter lands on a mysterious planet and is ingeniously invaded by a ravenous intruder which proceeds to chomp its way through the cast list. Edge-of-the-seat suspense thriller with a strong cast and ghastly special effects.

Sun 14 Oct

Apollo 13

On 13 April 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on the service module of the Apollo 13 spacecraft, leaving three astronauts stranded some 200,000 miles from home. Howard's screen retelling is a big, epic adventure with a proudly patriotic stance. The space photography is just fantastic and the acting as good as it gets. Great entertainment, if a little rich in the apple pie department.

Sun 28 Oct

Back From the Beat

  • 2018
  • South Korea
  • 1h 6min
  • Directed by: Choi Changhwan

A delivery man struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming a DJ.

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Sun 4 Nov

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2018
  • UK/USA
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek, Mike Myers

The story of the rise to fame of one of the most legendary bands of all time: Queen.

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Wed 24 Oct
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Sun 28 Oct

The Box of Delights

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

Sat 1 Dec

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Tom Cairns
  • Cast: Simon Callow

One-man theatrical version of the classic Christmas story based on Dickens' own performance adaptation. Created by Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns.

Wed 12 Dec

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.

Fri 7 Dec

Down to Earth

  • 2015
  • UK / US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Renata Heinen, Rolf Winters

Documentary made by a family searching for meaning in the modern world while living among indigenous tribes.

Wed 3 Oct

Exhibition on Screen: Degas – Passion For Perfection

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

Funny Girl

Funny Girl
  • Directed by: Michael Mayer
  • Written by: Bob Merrill (lyrics), Jule Styne (music), Isobel Lennart

Natasha J Barnes and Sheridan Smith star in this new adaptation of Funny Girl, which tells the story of the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedian Fanny Brice. The musical brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago and was originally nominated for eight Tony Awards.

Wed 24 Oct

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Sun 16 Dec

Singalong

Grown Up

  • 2018
  • South Korea
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Jang Hyeyeong

Documentary about the red tape and obstacles a woman faces while trying to bring her disabled sister back to Seoul so they can live together.

Wed 7 Nov

Halloween

Halloween
  • 1978
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Written by: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
  • Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, Nancy Loomis

The first and best of the series – and one of the best of all slasher movies. Escaped psycho Michael Myers returns to the town where he killed his sister several years before and picks up where he left off with remarkable ease. Pleasence is the obsessive psychiatrist on his trail, convinced he is to blame for the escape. A scary reminder of what a blood-soaked genre could achieve if only it recovered from sequelitis.

Wed 10 Oct

Home Alone

Home Alone
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara

Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O'Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely – albeit accidentally – leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly, if sadistic, scare-comedy antics produced by teen flick veteran John Hughes.

Wed 5 Dec

Imagine

  • 1971
  • US
  • Directed by: John Lennon, Yoko Ono

'Day in the life' documentary by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Wed 3 Oct

The Land of Seonghye

  • 2018
  • South Korea
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Hyung-Suk Jung
  • Cast: Song Ji-in, Kang Doo

An educated woman finds herself marginalised in society.

Sat 3 Nov

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

Microhabitat

  • 2017
  • South Korea
  • 1h 46min
  • Directed by: Jeon Go-Woon
  • Cast: Esom, Jae-hong Ahn, Duk-moon Choi

A depressed woman finds solitude in drink and cigarettes, but becomes homeless when prices rise.

Thu 1 Nov

Mirai

Mirai

Sweet natured anime from Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children) about a boy who travels through time via a magic garden.

Fri 2 Nov
Sun 4 Nov

Moon

Moon
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Duncan Jones
  • Cast: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott

Old-school science fiction piece delivering a cerebral adventure that's as thought-provoking as it is thrilling. Rockwell plays a mining engineer working for a corporation that's found a new source of energy for the clapped-out planet Earth, but as he nears the end of his three-year contract, cabin fever begins to take hold.

Sun 7 Oct

Mothers

  • 2017
  • South Korea
  • 1h 48min
  • Directed by: Dong-Eun Lee
  • Cast: Soo-jung Lim, Tae-woo Kim, Shin-ae Seo

A woman moves in with her husband's son from a previous marriage after her husband dies.

Mon 5 Nov

National Theatre Live: Allelujah!

Running Time: 170 mins, including intervalBBFC Certificate: 12AAllelujah!by Alan BennettLeaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness IndependentAlan Bennetts sharp and hilarious new play is just what the doctor ordered (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at Londons Bridge Theatre during its limited run, dont miss this rousing chorus line for the NHS (Observer) in your local cinema.The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old peoples choir.Alan Bennetts celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Vanand The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

Thu 1 Nov

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Simon Goodwin's adaptation of Shakespeare's play with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the titular roles, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Thu 6 Dec

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running

New play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 31 Jan

National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Simon Russell Beale

Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Wed 24 Oct

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

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 16min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Written by: Tim Burton (story), Michael McDowell (adaptation), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
  • Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page

Jack Skellington, the skinny trickster king of Halloweentown, is restless with success and needs a new challenge, so he hatches a plot to kidnap Santa and creates a mixed-up Yuletide which isn't quite what the kids expected. Produced and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.

Wed 19 Dec

The Poet and the Boy

  • 2017
  • South Korea
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Yang-hee Kim
  • Cast: Ik-joon Yang, Hye-jin Jeon, Ga-ram Jung

A poet falls in love with a local teenage boy.

Sat 3 Nov

The Princess and the Matchmaker

  • 2018
  • South Korea
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Hong Chang-Pyo
  • Cast: Jun-ho Choi, Minho Choi, Woo-sik Choi

A princess enlists the help of a matchmaker to find the perfect husband.

Sun 4 Nov

Reinventing Marvin

  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Anne Fontaine
  • Cast: Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois, Vincent Macaigne

A young man escapes from his family to chase his dream of becoming an actor.

Tue 9 Oct

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 1975
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Sharman
  • Written by: Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman
  • Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray

The cult film to end all others, this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies, and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments, and Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank N Furter.

Wed 31 Oct

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. The Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to theatres across the UK.

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

The Running Actress

  • 2017
  • South Korea
  • 1h 11min
  • Directed by: So-Ri Moon
  • Cast: Yeo-bin Jeon, Seung-Yun Lee, So-Ri Moon

So-Ri Moon plays herself in the unconventional biopic.

Fri 2 Nov

Seven Years of Night

  • 2018
  • South Korea
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Chang-min Choo
  • Cast: Seung-ryong Ryu, Dong-Gun Jang, Kyung-pyo Go

A father seeks revenge after his daughter is killed in a hit and run incident.

Fri 2 Nov

Solaris

Solaris
  • 1972
  • USSR
  • 2h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Written by: Fridrikh Gorenshtein, Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Cast: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky, Nikolai Grinko, Anatoly Solonitsyn

Tarkovsky's epic was intended as a socialist response to Kubrick's '2001', but some critics have lambasted it for its cod psychology and tired melodrama. Others believe it to be his most accessible film charged with a genuine poignancy and depth. Critics, eh?

Sun 21 Oct

A Star is Born

A Star is Born
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bradley Cooper
  • Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott

Jackson (Cooper) is a famous musician, his best years behind him, who discovers young singer Ally (Gaga) in a bar one night. What could have been yet another remake is a revelation: Gaga sings up a storm and is nuanced and convincing, but Cooper is extraordinary as co-writer, producer, director and star. Smart, funny and heartbreaking.

Wed 3 Oct
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The Witness

  • 2018
  • South Korea
  • 1h 51min
  • Directed by: Kyu-Jang Cho
  • Cast: Sung-min Lee, Sang-ho Kim, Kyung Jin

An ordinary man is dragged into a world of violence after he witnesses a brutal murder.

Tue 6 Nov
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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