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Poster for A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born (15)

'A Star is Born' stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper ('American Sniper,' 'American Hustle,' 'Silver Linings Playbook') and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut. In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an on-going battle with his own internal demons.

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Poster for Bad Times At The El Royale

Bad Times At The El Royale (15)

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, and Chris Hemsworth lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.

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Poster for First Man

First Man (12A)

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' FIRST MAN, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost--on Armstrong and on the nation--of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

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Poster for Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again (PG)

JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN is the third instalment of the Johnny English comedy series, with Rowan Atkinson returning as the much loved accidental secret agent. The new adventure begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the secret service's last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.

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Poster for ROH Royal Ballet Live 2018 Mayerling

ROH Royal Ballet Live 2018 Mayerling (12A)

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

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Poster for Smallfoot

Smallfoot (U)

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, 'Smallfoot' turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist—a human. News of this 'smallfoot' brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

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Poster for Venom

Venom (15)

One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

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Poster for A Christmas Carol (Starring Simon Callow)

A Christmas Carol (Starring Simon Callow) (PG)

Based on Charles Dickens's own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. Following critically acclaimed, sold-out theatre seasons in 2011, 2012 and again in 2016, Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love) returns to wow audiences with this tour de force performance, reimagined especially for cinema. A Christmas must see!

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Poster for Andre Rieu's 2019 New Year's Concert from Sydney

Andre Rieu's 2019 New Year's Concert from Sydney (12A)

One of Event Cinema's biggest names, Andre Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Year's 2019! The King of Waltz Andre Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Year's concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece of Magic Entertainment, Andre Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney's iconic Town Hall. Join the Maestro, Andre Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year! Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with Andre and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema. The evening will be hosted by ITV's Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy Andre's annual Maastricht concert each July.

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Poster for Autism Friendly Screening: Smallfoot

Autism Friendly Screening: Smallfoot (U)

Autism Friendly screenings at Cineworld differ from regular screenings. Some of the key differences are: Lighting will be kept on during the screening. Volume levels will be reduced. There will be no advertisements or trailers. Seating will not be allocated. Customers will be allowed to bring in their own food. Screenings will be at 11am on the first Sunday of every month. For further information please ask in your local cinema.

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Poster for Beetlejuice - 30th Anniversary Re-Issue

Beetlejuice - 30th Anniversary Re-Issue (12A)

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Poster for Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Please Note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

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Poster for Bolshoi Ballet 2018: Don Quixote

Bolshoi Ballet 2018: Don Quixote (12A)

Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. Cervantes' hero comes to life in the Bolshoi's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi. Captured live on April 10, 2016

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Poster for Bolshoi Ballet 2018: La Sylphide

Bolshoi Ballet 2018: La Sylphide (12A)

On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love... La Sylphide is one of the world's oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style. Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.

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Poster for Bolshoi Ballet 2018: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet 2018: The Nutcracker (12A)

On Christmas Eve, Marie's Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and their wonderful adventure begins. The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of a timeless story, The Nutcracker, taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's beloved score.

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Poster for Bolshoi Ballet 2019: La Bayadere

Bolshoi Ballet 2019: La Bayadere (12A)

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. La Bayadere is one of the greatest works classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgement set in India. Dazzling sets, costumes, and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the 'Kingdom of the Shades,' illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya's doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ulimate redemption. A must-see!

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Poster for Bolshoi Ballet 2019: The Sleeping Beauty

Bolshoi Ballet 2019: The Sleeping Beauty (12A)

The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixtenth birthday, falling into a deep slumber of one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet perfomed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a 'truly extraordinary talent' (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest. Captured live on Jan. 22, 2017

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Poster for Funny Girl: The Musical

Funny Girl: The Musical (TBC)

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London's West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in "an unforgettable star turn" (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbra Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Praised by critics as having 'irresistible charm, wit and warmth' (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as 'the greatest star by far' (The Daily Telegraph), Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including 'People,' 'I'm the Greatest Star,' and 'Don't Rain On My Parade. 'Hilarious, glorious, and 'exhilarating' (The Independent), don't miss this sensational production from the comfort of your local cinema seat.

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Poster for Jewish Film Festival: Budapest Noir (Hungarian)

Jewish Film Festival: Budapest Noir (Hungarian) (15)

Director Eva Gardos revisits film noir classics such as Chinatown in this stylish reimagining of Budapest in 1936, shortly before Hungary turned fascist. Investigating the mysterious death of a Jewish woman, charismatic reporter Zsigmond dives into the capital's underworld. In its brothels and boxing rings and amidst corrupted politicians and gangsters, he finds a city on the verge of eruption. A stunning glimpse into Hungarian urban life on the eve of the Second World War and a beautiful homage to the golden era of cinema. +Short: 100 Faces, Winner of 2018.

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Poster for Jewish Film Festival: Inside The Mossad

Jewish Film Festival: Inside The Mossad (15)

Like the CIA and MI6, Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, has spawned many myths since its foundation in 1950. The tales behind its top secret operations have been the basis for books and films that, in turn, have fed the imagination of fans of conspiracy theories the world over. In Inside The Mossad, former heads and agents break their silence and talk for the very first time about what it is like to work for one of the most enigmatic institutions in the world.

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Poster for Jewish Film Festival: Itzhak

Jewish Film Festival: Itzhak (12A)

At the tender age of 13, Israeli boy Itzhak Perlman appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, where he amazed his host and millions of people at home with his virtuosic violin performance. Since then he has become one of the world's best known, and loved, musicians. This documentary follows Perlman, now 73, as he continues to perform and teach. Despite his equally famous friends and collaborators, Perlman didn't lose his Israeli informality, which makes both him and this film so delightful. A must-watch for music lovers.

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Poster for Jewish Film Festival: Outdoors (Hebrew)

Jewish Film Festival: Outdoors (Hebrew) (15)

Gili and Yaara, a young couple from Tel Aviv, decide to build a house in the Galilee village where Yaara was brought up. But fulfilling their dream comes at a price, as resentments they have not dared speak of - or even recognise – come to the surface and threaten the foundation of their relationship. Noa Koller (Through The Wall) and Udi Razzin beautifully portray a couple trying their best to not let life diminish their love for each other in this standout debut film.

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Poster for Jewish Film Festival: Shelter (Hebrew, German, Arabic)

Jewish Film Festival: Shelter (Hebrew, German, Arabic) (15)

Naomi, a retired Mossad agent is drawn back into service after a two-year hiatus following her husband’s death. Her mission - to protect Mona, a Lebanese collaborator brought to a safe house in Hamburg - seems simple at first but both women soon find out that they are in much greater danger than initially thought. Based on a popular novel by Israeli author Shulamith Hareven, Eran Riklis's (Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride) new film is an elegant and suspenseful psychological thriller.

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Poster for Jewish Film Festival: The Interpreter (German, Slovakian, Russian)

Jewish Film Festival: The Interpreter (German, Slovakian, Russian) (15)

80-year-old Ali, a Slovakian-Jewish interpreter, arrives in Vienna with the intention of tracking down – and killing – the SS officer who shot his parents. Instead, he meets the officer's womanising son, Georg. Despite their initial animosity, Georg turns up in Bratislava and asks Ali to help him investigate his father's past. Their journey through the Slovak countryside is as comic as it is tragic. Starring Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann) and sensitively exploring memory, trauma and guilt, The Interpreter is a road movie like no other.

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Poster for Jewish Film Festival: The Testament (Hebrew. German, Yiddish)

Jewish Film Festival: The Testament (Hebrew. German, Yiddish) (15)

As he investigates a hidden Holocaust-era atrocity in Austria, Yoel, an Israeli, world-renowned historian, is unearthing a painful truth close to home. An accidental discovery of classified documents reveals that Yoel's mother, an Orthodox Jewish woman, has lived under an assumed identity for decades. Plunged into professional and personal crisis, Yoel starts questioning everything he thought he knew about his life and his family. An engrossing thriller from first-time director Amichai Greenberg.

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Poster for Jewish Film Festival: Winter Hunt (German)

Jewish Film Festival: Winter Hunt (German) (18)

Lena, a young German woman, seeks revenge against former SS officer Anselm Rossberg, who has been recently acquitted of Holocaust-era crimes. Pretending to have been injured in a car crash near his estate she is let in by his daughter. There she astounds them with her knowledge of Rossberg's doings as a guard at Auschwitz. Maintaining his innocence at first, Rossberg can no longer escape the truth when Lena reveals evidence of his past actions. Exploring memory and guilt, Winter Hunt is a gripping psychological thriller.

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Poster for MET Opera 2018 La Fanciulla Del West

MET Opera 2018 La Fanciulla Del West (12A)

Puccini's gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini. Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril. Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers, La Fanciulla del West combines the action of a great adventure with the emotional punch of Italian opera. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of the gunslinging heroine, alongside Jonas Kaufmann as the outlaw who steals her heart. Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Poster for MET Opera 2018 La Traviata

MET Opera 2018 La Traviata (12A)

New Met Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi's timeless tragedy. Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo—tenor Juan Diego Florez—declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family's reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal. Urged by the young man's father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken—and bent on revenge. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling eighteenth-century setting that changes with the seasons.

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Poster for MET Opera 2018 Marnie

MET Opera 2018 Marnie (12A)

A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free? Based on the novel that also inspired Hitchcock's celebrated thriller, composer Nico Muhly's Marnie was co-commissioned and co-produced with the English National Opera and receives its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars in the title role, opposite baritone Christopher Maltman as her husband. Costume design is by Madonna's collaborator of twenty years, Arianne Phillips, who created every item seen on stage in this stylish, vivid production.

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Poster for MET Opera 2018 Samson Et Dalila

MET Opera 2018 Samson Et Dalila (12A)

Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saens's biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years. Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce him, he is powerless to resist. The beautiful aria 'Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix' marks the climax of his seduction—and his betrayal. He reveals to Dalila the secret of his strength, and immediately, his fate is sealed. Imprisoned, blinded, and humiliated, how can Samson atone for his folly? Soprano Elina Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting.

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Poster for MET Opera 2019 Adriana Lecouvreur

MET Opera 2019 Adriana Lecouvreur (12A)

For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea's tragic opera. Adriana is adored by many but loves only Maurizio, sung by tenor Piotr Beczala, who adores her in return. Maurizio desperately tries to extricate himself from his previous lover, the Princess of Bouillon- mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili. When the princess discovers that Adriana is her rival, she takes desperate measures of her own. In this new production directed by Sir David McVicar, the action is partially set in a working replica of a baroque theatre. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the riveting score.

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Poster for MET Opera 2019 Carmen

MET Opera 2019 Carmen (12A)

Don't miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre's dynamic production. Mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine plays opera's ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don Jose, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don Jose breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen. But the capricious gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo—bass Alexander Vinogradov. She has ruined his life, but still Don Jose adores her, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe. Composer Bizet died just three months after Carmen's disastrous premiere, never knowing that his creation would become one of the most popular operas of all time.

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Poster for MET Opera 2019 La Fille Du Regiment

MET Opera 2019 La Fille Du Regiment (12A)

Full of wit and invention, Donizetti's comic opera is a delight. The famous aria 'Ah, Mes Amis', with its nine high Cs, is one of opera's most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in Laurent Pelly's hilarious staging. Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie has grown up as the regiment's 'daughter', raising morale and spreading joy. Tonio, a local man, falls in love with her and even joins the army for her sake. But a chance encounter with a noblewoman sparks a sudden revelation, and a tale unfolds of secret identities, long-lost family, and murky pasts.

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Poster for MGC Presents Red

MGC Presents Red (TBC)

Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs this first ever UK revival since directing the world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Play. Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. He is joined by rising star Alfred Enoch of US television drama series How to Get Away With Murder as his assistant Ken.

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Poster for NT Live: Allelujah!

NT Live: Allelujah! (15)

Allelujah! by Alan Bennet 'Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness' Independent. Alan Bennett's sharp and hilarious new play is 'just what the doctor ordered' (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London's Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don't 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 people's choir. Alan Bennett's celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

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Poster for NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra (12A)

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare's famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux' Stratagem.

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Poster for NT Live: I'm Not Running

NT Live: I'm Not Running (12A)

I'm Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she's faced with an agonising decision. What's involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as 'the premiere political dramatist writing in English'. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

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Poster for NT Live: The Madness Of George III

NT Live: The Madness Of George III (12A)

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain's best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance). It's 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King's mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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Poster for Peterloo Live Event

Peterloo Live Event (12A)

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

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Poster for ROH Royal Ballet Live 2018 La Bayadere

ROH Royal Ballet Live 2018 La Bayadere (12A)

Marius Petipa's fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit 'white act' – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince's lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus's music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.

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Poster for ROH Royal Ballet Live 2018 The Nutcracker

ROH Royal Ballet Live 2018 The Nutcracker (12A)

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky's much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright's production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.

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Poster for ROH Royal Ballet Live 2019 Don Quixote

ROH Royal Ballet Live 2019 Don Quixote (12A)

Cervantes's story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote's picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

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Poster for ROH Royal Opera Live 2018 Die Walkure

ROH Royal Opera Live 2018 Die Walkure (12A)

Wagner's Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner's production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers. The full cycle's four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten. Die Walkure (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring's musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brunnhilde.

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Poster for ROH Royal Opera Live 2019 La Traviata

ROH Royal Opera Live 2019 La Traviata (12A)

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi's La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera's wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant 'Sempre libera' – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre's production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

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Poster for ROH Royal Opera Live 2019 The Queen Of Spades

ROH Royal Opera Live 2019 The Queen Of Spades (12A)

In Tchaikovsky's intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five-star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera's premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

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Poster for RSC Live 2018: Troilus And Cressida

RSC Live 2018: Troilus And Cressida (12A)

'Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion'...Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle. The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen. Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida's uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair. With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.

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Poster for Smallfoot

Smallfoot - 3D (U)

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, 'Smallfoot' turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist—a human. News of this 'smallfoot' brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

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Poster for Some Like It Hot (2018 Re-Issue)

Some Like It Hot (2018 Re-Issue) (12A)

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Poster for The Evil Dead (1981) - Rerelease

The Evil Dead (1981) - Rerelease (18)

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. Raimi's seminal horror made a cult icon of Bruce Campbell and turned its director into hot property. Much imitated, but never bettered, The Evil Dead was the birth of an independently-spirited, viscerally-minded new wave in low budget horror cinema.

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Poster for The King And I: From The London Palladium

The King And I: From The London Palladium (12A)

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater' production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London's iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, 'Broadway musical's undisputed Queen' (The Sunday Times) Kelli O'Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a 'powerhouse' (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles. Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

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Poster for They Shall Not Grow Old + Live Q&A with Peter Jackson

They Shall Not Grow Old + Live Q&A with Peter Jackson - 3D (15)

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents the World Premiere of an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it. This unique film brings into high definition the human face of the First World War as part of a special London Film Festival presentation alongside a live Q&A with director Peter Jackson hosted by Mark Kermode. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime. Jackson and his team have used cutting edge techniques to make the images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday. The transformation from 2D black and white footage to colourised 3D footage can be seen throughout the film revealing never before seen details. Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.

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