National Science and Media Museum

National Science and Media Museum
Prince's View, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ
  • Telephone 0844 856 3797
  • Box office times Daily: 8.30am–8.30pm.
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  • Website www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk
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Bradford's museum dedicated to all things media houses three cinemas.

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An Accidental Studio

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Bill Jones, Kim Leggatt
  • Cast: Richard E. Grant, Helen Mirren, Michael Caine

The story of the early years of HandMade Films.

Mon 29 Apr

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The African Queen

  • 5 stars
  • 1951
  • UK
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Huston
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley

Splendid World War I adventure has the marvellous pairing of grizzled Bogey and spinsterish Hepburn as they make their way up the Congo fighting swamps, the Hun and each other to quite thrilling effect. Great character interplay courtesy of film critic James Agee's gritty dialogue.

Wed 24 Apr

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After Life

  • 2003
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alison Peebles
  • Cast: Lindsay Duncan, Kevin McKidd, Paula Sage, Shirley Henderson

May (Duncan) looks after Roberta (Sage), her 21-year-old daughter with Downs. Her other child Kenny (McKidd) is an ambitious journalist. He drifts in and out of their lives, always putting the stress of his workload over spending time with his old mum and sis. But then May discovers she has cancer and Kenny has to…

Tue 14 May

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Aliens

  • 5 stars
  • 1986
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 18
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, William Hope, Paul Reiser

Revived from a 57-year snooze in deep space, Warrant Officer Weaver is cajoled into joining a marine rescue mission to the planet that is home for the original alien beastie. Unrelentingly paced with a terrifically gutsy performance from Weaver, this nerve-shredding sequel not only matches its predecessor but cannily…

Thu 9 May

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André Rieu: Shall We Dance?

Screening of André Rieu's 2019 hometown concert in Maastricht.

Sun 28 Jul

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André Rieu's Maastricht Concert

Legendary annual Maastricht concert which features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests.

Sun 28 Jul

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Apollo 11: First Steps

  • 2019
  • 40min
  • UK release: 17 May 2019

A big-screen experience with never-before-seen 70mm footage and newly discovered audio recordings showcasing the moments of the moon landing.

Mon 20 May

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Wed 22 May

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Mon 3 Jun

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Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock & Roll

  • 2019
  • 2h 10min

The story of the troubled town of Asbury Park.

Wed 22 May

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Australian Ballet Live: Spartacus

The Australian Ballet's story of the gladiator who led slaves to rebellion against the Romans, screened live in cinemas.

Wed 8 May

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Avengers: Endgame

  • 2019
  • US
  • 3h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana
  • UK release: 25 April 2019

Highly anticipated climax to the world-changing events that kicked off with last year's Infinity War.

Thu 25 Apr

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Fri 26 Apr

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Sat 27 Apr

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Avengers Double Bill: Infinity War & Endgame

Be one of the first to watch the highly anticipated Avengers conclusion, alongside a screening of Infinity War.

Wed 24 Apr

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A Beautiful Planet

  • 2016
  • 45min
  • U
  • Directed by: Toni Myers

A breath-taking portrait of the planet captured from the International Space Station.

Mon 22 Apr

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Mon 29 Apr

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Fri 10 May

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Mon 13 May

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Bel Canto

  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Paul Weitz
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Sebastian Koch

Julianne Moore stars as a famous soprano invited to perform at a private party for a Japanese industrialist when the gathering is taken over by guerrilla rebels and the guests are held hostage.

Thu 2 May

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Blade Runner 2049

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

Blade Runner K (Gosling) is tasked with finding replicants who are passing themselves off as human, but then he makes an earth-shattering, game-changing discovery. Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Scott’s original is beautiful, powerful and relevant; Gosling is exceptional, and Ford steals the show as the ageing but…

Mon 20 May

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Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite / Petrouchka

  • 2019

Double bill live from Moscow.

Sun 19 May

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Born to Be Wild

  • 2011
  • US
  • 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Lickley
  • Written by: Drew Fellman
  • Cast: Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick, Morgan Freeman (voice)

Nature documentary set in an animal rescue and rehabilitation centre in the rainforests of Borneo.

Sat 20 Apr

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Fri 3 May

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Fri 17 May

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Cabaret

  • 1972
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bob Fosse
  • Written by: Joe Masteroff
  • Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey, Fritz Wepper

In divinely decadent early 1930s Berlin, singer Sally Bowles wows them at the notorious Kit Kat Klub, encounters the beginnings of Nazism and shares her pretty English boyfriend with a gay baron. Stylish and invigorating Broadway musical turned Oscar-winning cinematic landmark.

Sun 2 Jun

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Casablanca

  • 5 stars
  • 1942
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

You must remember this … Bogart being impossibly noble, Bergman torn between two lovers, Claude Rains playing both ends against the middle, devious Nazis, a fogbound airport, a piano-player tinkling that tune. A wonderful hill of beans.

Wed 26 Jun

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Cinema Paradiso

  • 4 stars
  • 1988
  • Italy/France
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Written by: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin

Told largely in flashback, the winner of the 1990 Oscar for Best Foreign Film traces young Salvatore's infatuation with his village cinema, and his growing friendship with its projectionist (played to perfection by Noiret). Essentially, it's Tornatore's lament for the joyous movie-going experience of his youth and…

Sun 5 May

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Dr Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

  • 5 stars
  • 1963
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.

Devastating black comedy on the lunacy of the nuclear age with Sellers ideally cast in three roles (US President, jolly Brit captain, and demented teutonic boffin) and Slim Pickens the good ole boy heading for oblivion to a chorus of 'We'll Meet Again'. Still alarmingly relevant.

Sun 12 May

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Dream Big: Engineering Our World 3D

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greg MacGillivray
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Jeff Rojo, Christopher Studenka

A heartfelt story about human genius narrated by Jeff Bridges.

Tue 23 Apr

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Thu 25 Apr

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Thu 2 May

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Dumbo

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin
  • UK release: 29 March 2019

In this remake of the 1941 film, one-armed circus worker Holt (Farrell) is struggling to reconnect with his bereft children while a certain large-eared pachyderm is figuring out the ropes. It looks lovely, but there’s a lot of extra plot shovelled in and it’s arguably overloaded, compared to the sincerity and simplicity…

Sat 20 Apr

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Mon 22 Apr

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Eaten by Lions

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Jason Wingard
  • Cast: Antonio Aakeel, Jack Carroll, Asim Chaudhry

Omar (Aakeel) is raised by his beloved white granny (Fayerman) along with his half-brother Pete (Carroll), and after her death Omar and Pete hit the road in search of Omar’s dad. A refreshingly absurd comedy with enough emotion in the friendships and relationships to make it charming.

Mon 22 Apr

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Thu 25 Apr

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Eighth Grade

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Bo Burnham
  • Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson

Kayla (Fisher) is an awkward teenager in her last week of grade school, who posts would-be inspirational vlogs while lacking confidence in daily life. Fisher is superb as the anxious, heroic Kayla and it’s a humane and sometimes hilarious debut from comedian-turned-filmmaker Burnham.

Tue 23 Apr

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Wed 24 Apr

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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • Directed by: Leslie Woodhead

Biographic film on the life of American singer Ella Fitzgerald.

Mon 3 Jun

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English National Opera: The Mikado

  • 2015
  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Jonathan Miller
  • Cast: Richard Suart, Anthony Gregory, Mary Bevan

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera starring Robert Lloyd as Mikado and Richard Suart as Ko-Ko.

Tue 2 Jul

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English National Opera: The Pirates Of Penzance

  • 2015
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh's sparkling new production of this much-loved comic opera.

Tue 18 Jun

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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

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First Man

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Corey Stoll, Claire Foy
  • UK release: 12 October 2018

Biopic of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong (Gosling), with subtle and unshowy performances from Gosling and from Foy as his no-BS wife Jan. An intimate and moving character drama with raw and visceral space-peril thrills and a hero whose fame rests on modesty, curiosity and problem-solving purposefulness.

Mon 13 May

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Glyndebourne: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

  • Directed by: Enrique Mazzola (cond)
  • Written by: Rossini

Rossini’s popular comedy about Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, who uses every trick he can muster to outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure his master wins his chosen bride. Directed by Annabel Arden, conducted by Enrique Mazzola and featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Sung in Italian…

Sun 14 Jul

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Glyndebourne Live: Cinderella

Glyndebourne LIVE Cinderella (Cendrillon)With its combination of enchanting love story and broad, burlesque comedy, Cendrillon is one of the great operatic fairytales - a Cinderella that looks back to Charles Perraults original story in all its richness and ambiguity. Massenets sensuous, Belle Epoque fairytale is gilded…

Sun 30 Jun

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Glyndebourne Live The Magic Flute

GlyndebourneLIVEDie Zauberflte (The Magic Flute)Prince Tamino is on a quest to rescue the beautiful Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, who has been kidnapped by her father Sarastro. But is all really as it seems? With the help of bird-catcher Papageno, Tamino must brave not only dragons and the forces of darkness…

Sun 4 Aug

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The Goonies

  • 3 stars
  • 1985
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Donner
  • Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, Anne Ramsey

Seven kids go in search of buried treasure and are hotly pursued by vicious villains vying for the loot.

Sun 21 Apr

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Gravity

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US/UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Eric Michels
  • UK release: 8 November 2013

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

Thu 30 May

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Greta

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • Ireland/US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Neil Jordan
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe
  • UK release: 19 April 2019

Frances (Moretz) is a young waitress trying to make her way in New York, whose life changes when she returns a found handbag to its owner, Greta (Huppert). A stalker thriller with full commitment from the leads, but littered with plot holes; a nightmarish fantasy which falls apart if you think about it.

Sat 20 Apr

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Hey Duggee

  • UK
  • 1h 3min
  • U
  • Directed by: Grant Orchard
  • Cast: Jasmine Bartholomew, Alexander Armstrong, Poppy Boyes

Episodes of the animated CBeebies show.

Sun 21 Apr

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Tue 23 Apr

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High Life

  • 2 stars
  • 2018
  • Germany / France / UK / Poland / US
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Claire Denis
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth,

Monte (Pattinson) is the last man alive on a space mission, left to care for a young baby; in flashbacks, we find out the unsettling truth of what happened to the others. Denis’s first movie in English is uncompromisingly weird, and in spite of some unforgettable images, it’s a bizarre and somewhat incoherent mind-bender.

Thu 9 May

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Hopster Showtime

Hand-picked episodes of kid's favourite series

Sun 28 Apr

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Wed 1 May

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dean DeBlois
  • Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, Justin Rupple, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, F. Murray Abraham, Gerard Butler
  • UK release: 1 February 2019

Hiccup (voiced by Baruchel) is now a chief with growing responsibilities, while Toothless the dragon is in love; but then dragon hunter Grimmel (Abraham) is determined to spoil people’s fun. The franchise is running out of steam; there’s too much going on and the central bond is obscured.

Sat 27 Apr

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Jazz On A Summer's Day

  • 1959
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bert Stern
  • Cast: Anita O'Day, Thelonious Monk, George Shearing

Influential film from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival features performances by Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong and Thelonius Monk.

Sun 9 Jun

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Jimi Hendrix Electric Church

  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12
  • Directed by: John McDermott

Experience Jimi Hendrix's historic July 4, 1970 performance.

Wed 29 May

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The Keeper

  • 2 stars
  • 2018
  • Germany/UK
  • 2h
  • Directed by: Marcus H Rosenmüller
  • Cast: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw

Bert Trautmann (Kross) is a WW2 German paratrooper who, on being released from a Lancashire POW camp, chooses to stay in England and eventually becomes goalie for Manchester City. Rosenmüller throws in everything but the kitchen sink, but it becomes ludicrously melodramatic and focuses too much on the romance.

Sat 20 Apr

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The Kid Who Would Be King

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joe Cornish
  • Cast: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson
  • UK release: 15 February 2019

Alex (Serkis), escaping from school bullies, finds a sword sticking out of a cement post which he and mate Bedders (Chaumoo) decide is Excalibur. Entertaining, but with too many unanswered questions, and Ferguson as Morgana is wasted for most of the movie. Shame, because the kids are terrific.

Sat 4 May

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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.

Sun 28 Apr

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The Last Waltz

  • 3 stars
  • 1978
  • USA
  • 1h 57min
  • U
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Scorsese's film of the Band's final concert performance has become the benchmark by which rockumentary makers measure themselves (and usually find themselves wanting). Everyone's here, from Robbie Robertson and the boys to Dylan, Clapton, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, the list goes…

Sun 26 May

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US / Australia / Denmark
  • 1h 46min
  • U
  • Directed by: Rob Schrab
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Stephanie Beatriz
  • UK release: 8 February 2019

Despite living in the Mad Max -style nightmare of Apocalypseburg, Emmet (Pratt) is still his cheery self—until his friends are kidnapped by the alien queen (Haddish). There are lots of good jokes and plenty of fun, but it’s not quite up to the magical original.

Sat 25 May

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Lilo & Stitch

  • 3 stars
  • 2002
  • US
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
  • Written by: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
  • Cast: Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames, Jason Scott Lee

This is all about being bad. It's a Disney cartoon that pits a willful toddler, Lilo (pronounced Lee-low), against a genetically engineered space creature (Stitch) programmed for maximum mischief. Thus the mawkish route beloved of Disney animators is well and truly blocked. OK, so it's a minor movie – it doesn't have the…

Sat 27 Apr

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Live Screening: Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Live screening of the West End hit Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

Thu 13 Jun

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Love Me or Leave Me

  • 1955
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Charles Vidor
  • Cast: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell

James Cagney received a third Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role as ruthless gangster Martin ‘The Gimp’ Snyder in this unusually candid, hard-edged biography of 1920s singer Ruth Etting. Doris Day matches him with one of the best dramatic performances of her career as Etting, a woman moulded for stardom by her…

Wed 29 May

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Mad Max

  • 4 stars
  • 1979
  • Australia
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Byron Kennedy, James McCausland
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Tim Burns, Geoff Parry

In a bleak, near future the forces of law and order are barely able to suppress a reckless bedlam rampaging on the highways of the state. Weary and disgusted, supercop Gibson retires but returns with a purpose to avenge the murder by marauding bikers of his wife and child. Violent stuff with death-defying stunt work.

Sat 27 Apr

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

  • 1981
  • Australia
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: Terry Hayes, George Miller, Brian Hannant
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

The post-apocalyptic, petrol-driven Man With One Name finds his way through the wasteland. When the opportunity to earn some gas presents itself, he offers his mercenary services to a besieged group of settlers.

Sat 27 Apr

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

  • 1985
  • Australia
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller, George Ogilvie
  • Written by: Terry Hayes, George Miller
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence

A tribe of children rescue a former policeman after he is exiled from a desert town by the town's Queen to die.

Sat 27 Apr

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Mad Max: Fury Road

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US/Australia
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  • UK release: 15 May 2015

Reluctant hero Max (Hardy) is drawn into helping Imperator Furiosa (Theron, excellent), who's liberated a group of sexually enslaved women and is being pursued for her trouble by the grotesque Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Precision-executed lunacy, a brilliantly feminist 'western on wheels' with a generous helping of heart.

Sat 27 Apr

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Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

Interview with the Handmaid's Tale author, Margaret Atwood, screened live from London.

Tue 10 Sep

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Mary Poppins Returns

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep

Michael Banks (Whishaw) is facing ruin after the death of his wife, and his sister Jane (Mortimer) can’t help—but then Mary Poppins (Blunt) sails down from the sky. Blunt is suitably brusque and radiant and a fine songstress, and while it’s a sliver of a story it’s impressively imaginative and unashamedly, triumphantly…

Sat 20 Apr

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

  • UK
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ross MacGibbon
  • Cast: Richard Winsor, Dominic North, Nina Goldman
  • UK release: 15 May 2012

Matthew Bourne's contemporary all-male reinterpretation of the classic ballet.

Tue 21 May

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Messy Goes to Okido

  • 2016
  • U
  • Directed by: Liz Whitaker
  • Cast: Adam Buxton, Kate Harbour, Shelley Longworth, Rob Rackshaw

Educational comedy adventure, following a curious, lovable monster called Messy.

Sun 12 May

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Metropolitan Opera Live: Dialogues des Carmélites

  • 2019

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece.

Sat 11 May

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Mid90s

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Jonah Hill
  • Cast: Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Alexa Demie, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 12 April 2019

Stevie (Suljic) is a 13-year-old whose brother beats him up, and in an escape from his domestic woes he starts hanging out with an older crew of skaters. Hill’s debut feature shows plenty of creative daring and is pleasingly non-judgmental, a witty and compassionate portrait of adolescence.

Sat 20 Apr

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Missing Link

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Butler
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson
  • UK release: 5 April 2019

A charming animated cryptozoological adventure.

Sat 1 Jun

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The Mule

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Dianne Wiest

Earl (Eastwood) is a prize-winning horticulturist who, when his business faces foreclosure, becomes a drug mule for the cartels. Despite a clumsy script (based on a true story), Eastwood the director keeps the whole thing humming along to a quietly satisfying conclusion.

Thu 6 Feb 2020

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Mysteries of the Unseen World

  • 2013
  • US
  • 39min
  • U
  • Directed by: Louis Schwartzberg
  • Written by: Mose Richards

Educational film.

Wed 1 May

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Wed 8 May

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Wed 15 May

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National Theatre Live: All My Sons

The National Theatre production of Arthur Miller's great play, starring Sally Field, Bill Pullman and Jenna Coleman.

Tue 14 May

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Wed 29 May

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National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons…

Thu 25 Jul

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Wed 14 Aug

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National Theatre Live: All About Eve

Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in Ivo den Hove's stage version of the classic movie by Joseph Mankiewicz.

Tue 30 Apr

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National Theatre Live: Small Island

  • 2019

Live screening of the National Theatre's adaption of Andrea Levy's award-winning novel.

Thu 27 Jun

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Wed 10 Jul

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Nobody Knows

  • 2004
  • Japan
  • 2h 21min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Written by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura

The true story of four children left to care for themselves after their mother takes off.

Tue 21 May

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Northern Ballet: Three Little Pigs

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Cast: Mariana Rodrigues, Teresa Saavedra Bordes, Matthew Topliss, Sebastian Loe, Olivia Holland

Ballet for kids based on the tale of three pigs with very differing approaches to construction.

Wed 24 Apr

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Northern Ballet: Victoria

Live screening of Northern Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada's dance interpretation of Queen Victoria's diaries.

Tue 25 Jun

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One Nation Under A Groove Documentary Cinema Tour

Screening of 'One Nation Under A Groove, The Southport Weekender Story' documentary along with photo exhibition and after party

Fri 3 May

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Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance of Being Earnest

  • 2018

A new production of Oscar Wilde's popular comedy of manners.

Wed 1 May

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Pillow Talk

  • 1959
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gordon
  • Written by: Russell Rouse, Maurice Richlin, Stanley Shapiro, Clarence Greene
  • Cast: Rock Hudson, Doris Day

Brad (Hudson) is a songwriter, Jan is an interior designer. They get together through a series of misunderstandings, but millionaire Jonathan Forbes (Tony Randall), who harbours an obsession with Jan, isn't happy about it. Fruity, camp as hell Day/Hudson vehicle. One of their best.

Wed 31 Jul

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Quadrophenia

  • 3 stars
  • 1979
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Franc Roddam
  • Written by: Dave Humphries, Martin Stellman
  • Cast: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis

Mods and rockers live it up on Brighton beach by swapping buckets and spades for chains and sticks. Lively first half has enough energy, music, violence and period flavour to carry it along, but all too soon it degenerates into some sort of treatise on the morality of youth, set to tunes by The Who.

Mon 8 Jul

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Red Joan

  • 2 stars
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Trevor Nunn
  • Cast: Judy Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes
  • UK release: 19 April 2019

Joan (Cookson when young, Dench later on) arrives at Cambridge in 1938 and is beguiled by radical politics into becoming a Soviet spy. Nunn’s first movie in over 20 years is a plodding, pedestrian affair, and while Dench captures her befuddlement and steely resolve, it fails to find the drama in a story inspired by…

Sat 20 Apr

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Royal Opera House Live: Faust

  • 2019

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

Tue 30 Apr

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Tue 7 May

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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

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Mon 17 Jun

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ROH Royal Ballet Live: 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

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Mon 20 May

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Royal Shakespeare Company Live: The Taming Of The Shrew

Live screening of Shakespeare's comedy, which has been reimagined into a matriarchy by director Justin Audibert.

Wed 5 Jun

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RSC Live: Measure for Measure

RSC's Artistic Director Gregory Doran's new production of Shakespeare's play set in Vienna. Live to the big screen.

Wed 31 Jul

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RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

  • 2018

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

Thu 20 Jun

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Shazam!

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: David F. Sandberg
  • Cast: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, Djimon Hounsou
  • UK release: 5 April 2019

Billy Batson (Angel) is a teenager raised by a foster family, who’s given magic powers by The Wizard (Hounsou): if he shouts ‘SHAZAM!’ he becomes the titular cape-wearing adult (Levi). A superhero movie bursting with humour and heart, with a mischievous performance from Levi, inspired jokes, emotion and surprising cameos.

Sat 20 Apr

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Sun 21 Apr

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Mon 22 Apr

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…and 2 more dates until 24 Apr

Show and Tell

Take your alternative creative endeavours to this open stage night, or sit back and witness some new talent.

Sun 5 May

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Mon 6 May

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Tue 7 May

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Wed 8 May

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The Sisters Brothers

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US /France
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Jacques Audiard
  • Cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer

In 1850s Oregon, brothers Charlie and Eli Sisters (Phoenix and Reilly) are guns for hire who have conflicting ambitions in life. Although the body count is extensive, Audiard is more concerned with reflection and introspection, and the film resounds with both hopeful optimism and resigned melancholy.

Sat 20 Apr

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Sun 21 Apr

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Mon 22 Apr

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The Southport Story Tour

Screening of The Southport Weekender documentary along with photo exhibition and after party

Fri 3 May

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Space Station

  • 2003
  • Canada/US
  • 47min
  • U
  • Directed by: Toni Myers

Narrated by Tom Cruise, this big screen IMAX 3D presentation follows real astronauts into the big blue. Impressive, but not as awesome as it should have been.

Thu 25 Apr

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Mon 29 Apr

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Fri 10 May

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Mon 13 May

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A Star Is Born

  • 1976
  • US
  • 2h 19min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Frank Pierson
  • Cast: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey

Directed by the writer of such classics as Dog Day Afternoon and Cool Hand Luke, this drama about a declining rock star reinvigorated by a talented, innocent singer, united Kristofferson with Barbara Streisand.

Sun 19 May

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Still Walking

  • 5 stars
  • 2008
  • Japan
  • 1h 54min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Written by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You

Japanese filmmaker Koreeda confirms his status as his country's most gifted with this moving and uplifting tale of death, family and dementia. Twelve years on from the accidental death of their oldest son, retired doctor father Kyohei (Harada) and mother Toshiko (Yui Natsukawa, excellent) are joined by their remaining…

Tue 28 May

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Super 8

  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Kyle Chandler

A science fiction adventure harking back to the character-driven values of late 1970s and early 1980s films, particularly all those Spielberg classics, and it's a potent reminder of why _Close Encounters … _ and its like continue to stand the test of time. While Abrams' rarely-seen monster is wrapped up in a suitably…

Sat 4 May

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Superpower Dogs

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 45min
  • Directed by: Daniel Ferguson
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Dayna Hilton, Ricochet

'Awww' worthy documentary about pups that have done amazing things.

Tue 30 Apr

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Wed 1 May

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Fri 3 May

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…and 19 more dates until 19 Jul

Take That: Greatest Hits Live

  • 2019

Live broadcast of one night of Take That's Greatest Hits tour.

Sat 8 Jun

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Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet

  • 2016
  • 42min
  • E
  • Directed by: Richard Dale, Barry Cook, Neil Nightingale
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

This BBC Earth film follows the story of a herd of large, plant-eating dinosaurs. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Wed 24 Apr

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Tue 30 Apr

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Tue 7 May

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…and 8 more dates until 16 Jul

Wild Rose

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Tom Harper
  • Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo
  • UK release: 12 April 2019

Rose-Lynn (Buckley) is a Glaswegian woman who, on leaving prison, resumes her quest for fame as a country music singer. A warm-hearted and inspiring tale, not without clichés in the Cinderella tradition, and Buckley is a genuine star in the ascendant.

Sat 20 Apr

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Sun 21 Apr

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Mon 22 Apr

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Zootropolis

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard/Rich Moore/Jared Bush
  • Written by: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba
  • UK release: 25 March 2016

Trailblazing rabbit Judy (Goodwin) goes to the city to join the police, and teams up with con artist fox Nick (Bateman) on the trail of a missing otter. Cheerfully feminist but never preachy, with gorgeous animation and a classy cast, it's a model piece of family entertainment.

Sat 11 May

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