The Empire Theatre & Cinema is a popular 500 capacity venue in the heart of Consett, screening live theatre shows ranging from comedy and children's plays, to classical ballets and live music.
The cinema now screens the latest blockbusters and 3D movies, with a new state-of-the-art digital projector. The Cafe Bar also offers a place to unwind, with a superb range of beverages, cakes, pastries and more.
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Events at this venue
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The Boss Baby
- 97 min
- Directed by: Tom McGrath
- Written by: Marla Frazee/Michael McCullers
- Cast: Miles Christopher Bakshi, Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Steve Buscemi
- UK release: 7 April 2017
The Boss Baby (Baldwin) is a tot with the mannerisms of a ruthless corporate tycoon, who upsets seven year old Tim (Bakshi). The frantic visual style and crude slapstick overwrite the charm of the original story by Marla Frazee, and there’s not much for audiences to take to their hearts.
Sat 27 May
Tue 30 May
Pantomime about a downtrodden girl and her transformation.
The Elvis Years
See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.
Fast & Furious 8
- 136 min
- Directed by: F. Gary Gray
- Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren
- UK release: 14 April 2017
Cyber-terrorist Cypher (Theron) pits rogue racer Dom (Diesel) against his fellow petrolheads, including wife Letty (Rodriguez). Baffling and inconsequential story aside, it’s all shamelessly about car-based action, and although human doorstop Diesel isn’t up to the story’s limited emotional demands, Johnson and Statham…
Magic of Motown
Celebrating the sound of a generation Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown…
Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra
- 177 min
- Directed by: Iqbal Khan
- Cast: Josette Simon, Antony Byrne
- UK release: 27 May 2017
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker
- Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
- Written by: Tchaikovsky
Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.
The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet', with Frank Allen, Spencer…
Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook
Katie Markham delivers this celebration of one of our generation's finest singer-songwriters with performances of songs from the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25.
- 117 min
- Directed by: Lone Scherfig
- Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
- UK release: 21 April 2017
London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.
Wed 24 May
Thu 25 May
£6.50 (£5.50) / 01207 218171