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- Website www.birkscinema.co.uk
After closing down in the 1980s to become an amusement arcade, Birks Cinema reopened for business in April 2013 following a £1.3m construction programme. Facilities now include a 100 seat 3D screen and 64 seat café bar, serving snacks, main meals and drinks into the late evening.
There are 9 events at this location
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- Directed by: Justin Kurzel
- Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson
- UK release: 30 December 2016
Callum Lynch (Fassbender) is a convicted murderer who wakes up in a research facility to find that his ancestor was a 15th century Spanish assassin and he's to travel in time and wage war against the Knights Templar. The set pieces are spectacular but the flip-flopping between past and present messes up the rhythm, and…
- France / Canada
- 89 min
- Directed by: Eric Summer / Éric Warin
- Cast: Voices of Dane DeHaan, Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler
- UK release: 19 December 2016
Orphaned Félicie (Fanning) strives to reach her dream of performing ballet at the Grand Opera House, with the help of mentor Odette (Jepsen). A ballet version of The Karate Kid, it looks nice but the soundtrack is a mish-mash and the story is formulaic and lacks comic zing.
Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
In this resplendent classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dreamlike journey through the famous fairy tale, complete with jewel fairies and a magical kingdom. Music ny Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.
Bridget Jones's Baby
- 123 min
- Directed by: Sharon Maguire
- Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey
- UK release: 16 September 2016
Bridget (Zellweger) is back, and pregnant, either by handsome American Jack (Dempsey) or Mark (Firth), the ex she never got over. Cue babymaking shenanigans. Bridget's fretting about being a 'spinster' comes across as self-hatred, and the men don't deserve the poor treatment she gives them. Not cute, not charming; just…
The Girl on the Train
- 112 min
- Directed by: Tate Taylor
- Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux
Rachel (Blunt) spies on people from her commute to work, including ice queen Megan (Bennett) and her neighbour Anna (Ferguson). Then Megan disappears. Glossy but strangely unsuspenseful thriller which sticks too close to the book to be unpredictable, but there are refreshingly many decent roles for women, and Blunt is raw…
Live by Night
- 128 min
- Directed by: Ben Affleck
- Cast: Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood, Zoe Saldana
Joe Coughlin (Affleck) is a mobster and WW1 veteran who aims to avenge the death of his lover. Lavish production values and fine performances aside, Affleck the actor doesn't quite get under his character's skin and this isn't up to the standard of his previous directorial work.
Metropolitan Opera: Roméo et Juliette
- 185 min
- Cast: Anna Netrebko, Robert Alagna
An ultra-sensual version of the tale from Gounod, starring opera superstars Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna in the title roles.
My Neighbour Totoro
- 87 min
- 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.
- US / Taiwan / Mexico
- 161 min
- Directed by: Martin Scorsese
- Cast: Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano
- UK release: 1 January 2016
Scorsese's long-planned passion project, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel about two 17th century Catholic priests (Garfield & Driver) who travel to Japan in search of their mentor (Neeson). Fervently told and unusually cerebral – if a little black and white – it's a work of courageous severity and…