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The Shape Of Water (15)

The Shape Of Water

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michhael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer

Duration: 123 min


From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa"s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

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Thursday 22 Feb 201817:1520:00
Friday 23 Feb 201817:30
Saturday 24 Feb 201811:30
Sunday 25 Feb 201815:45
Monday 26 Feb 201817:30
Tuesday 27 Feb 201814:30
Wednesday 28 Feb 201816:15
Thursday 1 Mar 201813:30

Life On The Deben (12A)

Life On The Deben
For a river just over 25 miles long, the Deben packs a mighty punch in terms of tranquil beauty, ever changing scenery and astonishing history. Broadcaster & journalist John McCarthy and Woodbridge based film-maker Tim Curtis embark on a journey into the Deben's rich past, looking at its geography, environment and the influence the river has had over the people who have lived by its banks. The film traces the entire length of the Deben, from the secret and disputed upper reaches near Debenham to the boatyards and bustle of Woodbridge down to the sea at Bawdsey and Felixstowe Ferry. Recent discoveries have shown that the river Deben was a far more significant Anglo-Saxon region than was first thought. We meet the real-life detectorists and the leading archeologists who reveal what has been found at Rendlesham. The film features wildlife and conservation along the river and looks at daily life past and present, including boat building, sailing, farming, fishing, milling and even smuggling. Two years in the making the film was premiered at the Riverside Cinema, Woodbridge on the 3rd December 2017.

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Wednesday 21 Mar 201813:0017:45

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated.

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Friday 23 Feb 201814:30
Saturday 24 Feb 201821:15
Monday 26 Feb 201820:15
Tuesday 27 Feb 201817:15
Wednesday 28 Feb 201813:30
Thursday 1 Mar 201820:15

The Post (12A)

The Post
Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers, and very freedom, to help bring long-buried truths to light. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

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Thursday 22 Feb 201816:00

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Captured live on stage, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will screen in cinemas around the world from 22 February 2018. This performance is not a live satellite broadcast.

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Thursday 22 Feb 201819:00

Finding Your Feet (12A)

Finding Your Feet

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.


Starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and David Hayman.


moderate sex references, drug use, infrequent strong language

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Friday 23 Feb 201811:0014:0017:0019:4520:15
Saturday 24 Feb 201812:4515:1518:0020:45
Sunday 25 Feb 201811:0013:4516:3018:45
Monday 26 Feb 201811:3014:1517:0019:45
Tuesday 27 Feb 201811:0014:0017:0019:45
Wednesday 28 Feb 201811:1514:0017:0019:45
Thursday 1 Mar 201811:1514:0017:0019:45

Darkest Hour (PG)

Darkest Hour
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.
As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

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Friday 23 Feb 201811:30
Sunday 25 Feb 201812:30
Tuesday 27 Feb 201811:30
Thursday 1 Mar 201817:30

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (U)

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Eighty years after release, Walt Disney’s first ground-breaking animated cartoon feature continues to captivate audiences young and old with its unique blend of fairy tale, fantasy, laughter, thrills and tears. Boldly reworking the Brothers Grimm tale, this hand-crafted Technicolor masterpiece was the gorgeous result of the years of love bestowed upon it by perfectionist Disney and his dedicated studio team. By turns charming, creepy, cute and comical - and jam-packed with wonderful characters - this evergreen story of a beautiful princess, a wicked witch and those dauntless dwarfs took the world by storm, and remains a timeless treat for all the family.


Great children's matinees every Saturday at 10.30am. Tickets are £2.00 each. Adults only admitted if accompanying children.


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Saturday 24 Feb 201810:30

The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long (PG)

The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...The world is singing along with the most entertaining movie of the year and now you can too with this special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman, the Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song. It's your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and 'Come Alive' – It's Showtime! Tickets on sale now!

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Saturday 24 Feb 201814:30
Sunday 25 Feb 201819:15
Sunday 11 Mar 201814:00

Met Live 17/18: La Bohème (12A)

Met Live 17/18: La Bohème
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Saturday 24 Feb 201817:30

Met Encore 17/18: La Bohème (12A)

Met Encore 17/18: La Bohème
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Monday 26 Feb 201812:00

Toddler Time: Timmy Time: Timmy's Snowball & Other Advdentures (U)

Toddler Time: Timmy Time: Timmy's Snowball & Other Advdentures
Featuring a regular programme of child-friendly screenings, Toddler Time offers preschool children and their parents, guardians and carers a cheap opportunity to visit the cinema and introduce young children to this environment. Only adults with children will be admitted. Adults go free, while children's tickets are £3 each.

Please note the show starts at the advertised time - there are no adverts or trailers.

Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. The nursery has been transformed into a winter wonderland and Timmy and his friends are having lots of fun making snowballs, building snowmen and following footprints of a mysterious monster in the snow…

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Tuesday 27 Feb 201810:30

Last Flag Flying (15)

Last Flag Flying
Director: Richard Linklater. Starring: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell. USA 2017. 125 mins.

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Carrell) and former Marines Sal Nealon (Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Fishburne) reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his hometown in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives.

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Tuesday 27 Feb 201820:00

ROH Live: The Winter's Tale (12A)

ROH Live: The Winter's Tale
SHAKESPEARE’S TALE OF LOVE AND LOSS BECOMES COMPELLING DANCE DRAMA IN CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S BALLET ADAPTATION, WITH MUSIC BY JOBY TALBOT

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

CHOREOGRAPHY - CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

MUSIC - JOBY TALBOT

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Wednesday 28 Feb 201819:15

Parent & Baby: Finding Your Feet (12A)

Parent & Baby: Finding Your Feet

This screening is only open to parents and guardians with babies under one year old.


On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.


Starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and David Hayman.


moderate sex references, drug use, infrequent strong language.


Membership is free and valid until the baby's first birthday.

The film is played at a lower volume level and with the lights on low.

These screenings are only for parents and guardians and their babies. So there’s no need to worry about disturbing other guests while your film’s playing.



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Thursday 1 Mar 201810:30

Tangled (PG)

Tangled

Disney's enchanting adventure TANGLED - the Studio's 50th animated feature - retells the cherished story of the longhaired Princess Rapunzel, who's spent her entire life trapped in the confines of an isolated tower, with only her pet chameleon, Pascal, for company.


In a twist on the tale, Rapunzel isn't rescued by a passing Prince Charming, but instead strikes a deal with an errant bandit named Flynn Ryder.


After escaping from her tower, Rapunzel tracks down Flynn and the pair travel to the magic kingdom to clear his name.


Great children's matinees every Saturday at 10.30am. Tickets are £2.00 each. Adults only admitted if accompanying children.

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Saturday 3 Mar 201810:30

Bolshoi 17/18: The Flames Of Paris (12A)

Bolshoi 17/18: The Flames Of Paris
Music Boris Asafiev Choreography Alexei Ratmansky Libretto Nikolai Volkov and Vladimir Dmitriev

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way…

Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

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Sunday 4 Mar 201815:00

Dementia Friendly: Love Me Tender (U)

Dementia Friendly: Love Me Tender

Confederate soldiers led by Vance Reno (Richard Egan) rob a Union train of its payroll money. But because the Civil War officially ended the day before, their theft was not a legitimate act of war. Now an outlaw, Vance takes his share and heads home, where he intends to marry his fiancée, Cathy (Debra Paget). But upon arrival he discovers that she has already married his youngest brother, Clint (Elvis Presley). The troubled family tries to reconnect -- while also evading the law.


Welcoming people living with dementia along with family, friends and carers to the third of our special screenings


Working in partnership with the Gatehouse Dementia Hub and the Dementia Action Alliance.


Admission: £4 (carers free of charge)


TICKETS FOR THIS SCREENING ARE ONLY AVAILABLE BY PERSON IN ADVANCE FROM THE CINEMA.


Please email andrea@abbeygatecinema.co.uk for further information.


Free tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 10.30am.


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Monday 5 Mar 201811:00 (Closed)

Downsizing (15)

Downsizing
Director: Alexander Payne Starring: Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Matt Damon Duration: 135 min

Having wittily addressed the social consequences of an aging population in Nebraska, writer-director Alexander Payne now turns his wry gaze on global overpopulation. A financially stretched couple (Wiig and Damon) decide to take the plunge when a team of Norwegian scientists discover a way to shrink humans down to six inches tall and ensconce them in utopian villages. Not only does this new Lilliputian community consume far less of the world’s resources, but their money is worth so much more. However, downsizing has unexpected downsides. Besides its breathtaking technical achievement, the film gives an entirely fresh perspective on fundamental human norms. Co-stars Damon and Wiig are wonderfully supported by Hong Chau and Christoph Waltz, who plays the couple’s small but sleazy playboy neighbour with uproarious zeal.

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Monday 5 Mar 201819:30

Toddler Time: Cloudbabies Programme 3 (U)

Toddler Time: Cloudbabies Programme 3
Admission: Children £3.00 / Adults - FREE. Please note however, you must book your adult tickets when making your booking to ensure adult seats are reserved - they will show at £0.00 cost.

Cloudbabies is a beautiful animated series about four enchanting characters, Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow and Baba Green. Their job is to look after the sky and their Sky Friends, Sun, Moon, Rainbow, Fuffa Cloud and Little Star. They live together with Bobo White, a mischievous little Sky Imp, in a house on a big fluffy cloud. Every morning, they jump on their Skyhorsies and begin their day's work of looking after the sky.

The series promotes caring for others and the world around us and also introduces children to notions such as day and night, sun and moon, rainbow and the stars.

Created by award winning art director, Bridget Appleby, the series is produced by Hoho Entertainment.

Featuring a regular programme of child-friendly screenings, Toddler Time offers preschool children and their parents, guardians and carers a cheap opportunity to visit the cinema and introduce young children to this environment. Only adults with children will be admitted. Adults go free, while children's tickets are £3 each.

Please note the show starts at the advertised time - there are no adverts or trailers.

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Tuesday 6 Mar 201810:30

ROH Live: Carmen (12A)

ROH Live: Carmen
BIZET’S CLASSIC FRENCH OPERA STARS ANNA GORYACHOVA IN BARRIE KOSKY’S INTENSE PRODUCTION

SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

MUSIC - GEORGES BIZET

DIRECTOR - BARRIE KOSKY

CONDUCTOR - JAKUB HRUŠA

CARMEN - ANNA GORYACHOVA

DON JOSÉ - FRANCESCO MELI

MICAËLA - ANETT FRITSCH

ESCAMILLO - KOSTAS SMORIGINAS

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Tuesday 6 Mar 201818:45

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (12A)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionise modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer.


To celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March, join us for BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY followed by a Q&A with Susan Sarandon and director Alexandra Dean broadcast live via satellite.

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Thursday 8 Mar 201818:30

Moana Singalong (PG)

Moana Singalong

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker. Voices: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House. USA 2016. 113 mins.

On the mythical and mystical island of Motuni in the South Pacific lives the titular Moana (delightful newcomer Cravalho), daughter of the tribal chief and last in a long line of navigators. Her family have long since abandoned their fabled oceanic adventuring, but with encouragement from her grandma (House), the teenage Moana sets off to sea in search of a mysterious island, accompanied by a spiky demigod (Johnson) and a pet rooster. In their first digital animation – which involved much specially written software – and with a starry voice cast including actors with Pacific island roots, legendary Disney directors Clements and Musker (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) have created a visually stunning work, adding music and humour to the tale of an unlikely but endearing friendship.

Great children's matinees every Saturday at 10.30am. Tickets are £2.00 each. Adults only admitted if accompanying children.

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Saturday 10 Mar 201810:30

Met Live 17/18: Semiramide (12A)

Met Live 17/18: Semiramide
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

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Saturday 10 Mar 201817:55

Met Encore 17/18: Semiramide (12A)

Met Encore 17/18: Semiramide
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

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Monday 12 Mar 201812:00

Toddler Time: Sarah & Duck March 2018 (U)

Toddler Time: Sarah & Duck March 2018
Admission: Children £3.00 / Adults - FREE. Please note however, you must book your adult tickets when making your booking to ensure adult seats are reserved - they will show at £0.00 cost.

Sarah And Duck follows seven-year-old Sarah and her endearing best friend Duck. During each episode, the pair embarks on simple but exciting adventures. Whether they are trying to reach a rainbow or help an umbrella to stay dry, Sarah and Duck explore everyday moments in an engaging, imaginative way.

Featuring a regular programme of child-friendly screenings, Toddler Time offers preschool children and their parents, guardians and carers a cheap opportunity to visit the cinema and introduce young children to this environment. Only adults with children will be admitted. Adults go free, while children's tickets are £3 each.

Please note the show starts at the advertised time - there are no adverts or trailers.

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Tuesday 13 Mar 201810:30

Loveless (15)

Loveless
The disappearance of a divorcing couple’s son is the catalyst for Andrey Zvyagintsev’s latest state-of-the-nation feature after the award-winning Leviathan in 2014. Those familiar with any of the director’s previous credits – which include The Return (2003) and Elena (2011) – will know to expect cutting social commentary, impeccable direction and striking characterisation; this is another masterful vision of contemporary Russian life from one of world cinema’s foremost directors.

When twelve-year-old Alyosha (Matvey Novikov) goes missing after school one day, his parents Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Aleksey Rozin) must put aside their mutual loathing and acrimonious divorce proceedings in order to help find their missing child. Wrapped up in their own individual concerns, they are unprepared for the time-consuming and emotionally fraught task ahead of them. Winner of both the Jury Prize at Cannes and Best Film at the London Film Festival, Loveless is not to be missed.

In Russian with English subtitles.

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Tuesday 13 Mar 201820:00

My Generation + Satellite Q&A with Michael Caine (12A)

My Generation + Satellite Q&A with Michael Caine

This engaging and playful documentary, narrated by and starring the inimitable Michael Caine, chronicles the cultural revolution of the Swinging Sixties and the societal upheaval it cause that still resonates today. Sourced from over 1,600 hours of footage, extensive research and over 50 interviews with key players, MY GENERATION is an insider tour of a defining era.


The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Michael Caine and David Batty, moderated by Edith Bowman, broadcast live via satellite from BFI Southbank.



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Wednesday 14 Mar 201818:30

Through Lotte's Lens + Director Q&A (12A)

Through Lotte's Lens + Director Q&A

The extraordinary story of the ‘Hitler Émigrés’, the refugees – mainly Jewish who escaped the Nazi regime in the 1930s and found refuge in the UK. Despite many of them being interned on the Isle of Man after war broke out, they brought a richness of endeavour and achievement to this country that still applies today. Musicians, actors, artists, architects, scientists, historians shared a belief in the power of democracy and a loyalty to the country that had welcomed them.


Told through the portal of Austrian portrait photographer; Lotte Meitner-Graf, this is a story which is both engaging and thought provoking.


Director Tony Britten says: “I have been fascinated by the profound influence that the immigrants from Nazi Germany and Austria in the 1930’s had on the arts, science and business of the UK. When I discovered the collection of celebrated photographer Lotte Meitner-Graf, it seemed like a wonderful door was opening on this project”. Lotte’s escape from Austria in 1938 mirrored many of her compatriots, and subsequent subjects. She settled in London and after the war opened a studio in Bond Street. This documentary attempts to ‘re-create’ that studio, and those that passed through it.


We are delighted to welcome director Tony Britten for a post-screening Q&A.

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Thursday 15 Mar 201817:45

Finding Dory 2D (U)

Finding Dory 2D
"FINDING DORY" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. .

Great children's matinees every Saturday at 10.30am. Tickets are £2.00 each. Adults only admitted if accompanying children.

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Saturday 17 Mar 201810:30

NT Live: Julius Caesar (15)

NT Live: Julius Caesar
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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Thursday 22 Mar 201819:00

Home 2D (U)

 Home 2D

Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci (Rihanna) is a canny teenager who managed to avoid capture when the world was conquered by an alien race known as the Boov. She accidentally befriends Oh (Parsons, The Big Bang Theory), a rascally young Boov outcast who has annoyed many of his Boov peers.

Having become firm friends, the pair set out on a fun, action-packed road trip which might well help to make the Boov-run planet a far better place.


Famed for such animated classics as ANTZ and

SINBAD, director Tim Johnson applies cutting-edge visual technology to Adam Rex’s bestselling novel The True Meaning of Smekday, and adds star names such as Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez to what will surely be another digital blockbuster for DreamWorks.



Great children's matinees every Saturday at 10.30am. Tickets are £2.00 each. Adults only admitted if accompanying children.


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Saturday 24 Mar 201810:30

Exhibition: Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way Of Seeing (12A)

Exhibition: Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way Of Seeing
Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.

Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

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Monday 26 Mar 201818:00
Friday 30 Mar 201813:30

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary (12A)

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary
THE ROYAL BALLET CELEBRATES THE CENTENARY OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S BIRTH WITH AN ALL-BERNSTEIN PROGRAMME FROM CHOREOGRAPHERS WAYNE MCGREGOR, LIAM SCARLETT AND CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

CHOREOGRAPHY - WAYNE MCGREGOR, LIAM SCARLETT, CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

MUSIC - LEONARD BERNSTEIN

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Tuesday 27 Mar 201819:15

Messiah from Bristol Old Vic (12A)

Messiah from Bristol Old Vic

Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses. Described by the critics as an ‘astonishingly beautiful’ (The Stage), ‘direct and impactful interpretation’ (The Times), this dramatised concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.

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Wednesday 28 Mar 201818:00

Brave 2D (PG)

Brave 2D
Pixar's computer-animated story evokes the classic fairy-tale formula of Disney's early hand-drawn gems. Set in the rugged, emerald wilds of the ancient Scottish Highlands, BRAVE follows a young princess named Merida as she challenges tradition and faces her destiny head on.

A skilled archer and a feisty free spirit, Merida is determined to break free from the patriarchal shackles of her father's kingdom, and causes a stir among the citizens when she participates in a long-established archery contest. Amidst the ensuing commotion she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted a wish that will plunge everyone she holds dear into danger. With a dark curse unleashed, Merida will have to muster all of her strength and courage to restore harmony to the land.

Great children's matinees every Saturday at 10.30am. Tickets are £2.00 each. Adults only admitted if accompanying children.

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Saturday 31 Mar 201810:30

Met Live 17/18: Così fan tutte (12A)

Met Live 17/18: Così fan tutte
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

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Saturday 31 Mar 201817:55

Met Encore 17/18: Così fan tutte (12A)

Met Encore 17/18: Così fan tutte
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

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Monday 2 Apr 201812:00

ROH Live: Macbeth (12A)

ROH Live: Macbeth
VERDI’S OPERA ON SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDY IS CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO, WITH A MAGNIFICENT CAST INCLUDING ANNA NETREBKO, ŽELJKO LUCIC AND ILDEBRANDO D’ARCANGELO

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.

Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

MUSIC - GIUSEPPE VERDI

DIRECTOR - PHYLLIDA LLOYD

CONDUCTOR - ANTONIO PAPPANO

MACBETH - ŽELJKO LUCIC

LADY MACBETH - ANNA NETREBKO

BANQUO - ILDEBRANDO D’ARCANGELO

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Wednesday 4 Apr 201819:15

Bolshoi 17/18: Giselle (12A)

Bolshoi 17/18: Giselle
Music Adolphe Adam Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Libretto Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges

Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), Sergei Polunin (Albrecht), Ekaterina Shipulina (Myrtha), Denis Savin (Hans), and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death…

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

Captured live on Oct 11, 2015

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Sunday 8 Apr 201816:00

RSC Live: Macbeth (2018) (12A)

RSC Live: Macbeth (2018)
‘Something wicked this way comes’

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.

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Wednesday 11 Apr 201819:00

Met Live 17/18: Luisa Miller (12A)

Met Live 17/18: Luisa Miller
Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him. Jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal tear the lovers apart, but Luisa remains loyal to her father to the last. In the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo, with Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet- loving father. Bertrand de Billy conducts.

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Saturday 14 Apr 201817:30

Met Encore 17/18: Luisa Miller (12A)

Met Encore 17/18: Luisa Miller
Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him. Jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal tear the lovers apart, but Luisa remains loyal to her father to the last. In the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo, with Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet- loving father. Bertrand de Billy conducts.

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Monday 16 Apr 201812:00

Met Live 17/18: Cendrillon (12A)

Met Live 17/18: Cendrillon
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

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Saturday 28 Apr 201817:55

Met Encore 17/18: Cendrillon (12A)

Met Encore 17/18: Cendrillon
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

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Monday 30 Apr 201812:00

ROH Live: Manon (12A)

ROH Live: Manon
KENNETH MACMILLAN’S POWERFUL TELLING OF MANON AND DES GRIEUX’S TRAGIC LOVE IS A MASTERPIECE OF MODERN BALLET, SET TO MUSIC BY MASSENET

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

CHOREOGRAPHY - KENNETH MACMILLAN

MUSIC - JULES MASSENET

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Thursday 3 May 201819:15

NT Live: Macbeth (2018) (15)

NT Live: Macbeth (2018)
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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Thursday 10 May 201819:00

An American In Paris: The Musical (12A)

An American In Paris: The Musical
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.

Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.

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Wednesday 16 May 201819:45

Suffragette - Bury Festival 2018 (12A)

Suffragette - Bury Festival 2018

A fantastic ensemble of British actress including Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff and Romola Garai star in this drama that follows the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they risk everything in their fight for equality.


Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films.  Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly.  All Festival films are unallocated seating.  Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Friday 18 May 201818:00

Hidden Figures - Bury Festival 2018 (PG)

Hidden Figures - Bury Festival 2018

The inspiring true story of the vital role that three African American female mathematicians at NASA played in the early years of the US space programme. Featuring three incredible central performances by Taraji P Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, who won a best supporting Oscar for her role.


Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films.  Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly.  All Festival films are unallocated seating.  Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Saturday 19 May 201814:00

Mary Poppins - Bury Festival 2018 (U)

Mary Poppins - Bury Festival 2018

Julie Andrews shines as everyone’s favourite magical nanny in this children’s classic that has been at the heart of family viewing for more than 50 years. It’s practically perfect in every way.


Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films.  Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly.  All Festival films are unallocated seating.  Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Sunday 20 May 201814:00

Erin Brockovich - Bury Festival 2018 (15)

Erin Brockovich - Bury Festival 2018

Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her outstanding performance as the indomitable Erin Brockovich who almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.


Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films.  Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly.  All Festival films are unallocated seating.  Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Monday 21 May 201818:00

The Young Victoria - Bury Festival 2018 (PG)

The Young Victoria - Bury Festival 2018

This lavish period drama sees Emily Blunt portray one of the history’s most famous women in the early turbulent years of her reign.


Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films.  Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly.  All Festival films are unallocated seating.  Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Tuesday 22 May 201818:00

Out of Africa - Bury Festival 2018 (PG)

Out of Africa - Bury Festival 2018

Sydney Pollack’s classic 1986 film based on the memoirs of the intrepid Karen Blixen - with an Oscar-nominated performance by Meryl Streep - as she tries to balance love and independence in the searing heat of Kenya.


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In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Wednesday 23 May 201814:00

Alien - Bury Festival 2018 (15)

Alien - Bury Festival 2018

For the ultimate kick-ass woman, look no further than Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in the first of Ridley Scott’s science fiction horror series. Weaver’s compelling performance was one of the first female action heroes and continues to retain an important place in cinema history.


Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films.  Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly.  All Festival films are unallocated seating.  Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Thursday 24 May 201818:00

Silkwood - Bury Festival 2018 (15)

Silkwood - Bury Festival 2018

The true story of Karen Silkwood, a nuclear whisteblower and union activist, who tried to uncover wrongdoing at the plutonium plant where she worked. It features an Oscar-winning performance by Meryl Streep and the screenplay is by the incredible Nora Ephron (When Harry met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) and Alice Arlen.


Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films.  Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly.  All Festival films are unallocated seating.  Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Friday 25 May 201818:00

Gorillas in the Mist - Bury Festival 2018 (15)

Gorillas in the Mist - Bury Festival 2018

The true story that portrays the determination of Dian Fossey, whose work to document and protect the mountain gorillas of Rwanda was vital to their survival from extinction. Sigourney Weaver in the lead role was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.


Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films.  Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly.  All Festival films are unallocated seating.  Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Saturday 26 May 201818:00

Belle - Bury Festival 2018 (12A)

Belle - Bury Festival 2018

The second feature film from Amma Asante, one of the UK’s most talented directors and screenwriters. Based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate daughter of a Royal Navy Captain and an African slave, who was raised at Kenwood House in London by her aristocratic great uncle.


Please note member’s free tickets are not valid for any of the Bury Festival films.  Please be seated by the advertised start time as most films will start promptly.  All Festival films are unallocated seating.  Tickets can also be purchased from the Apex.


In the year in which the UK marks 100 years of the first votes for women, Abbeygate cinema presents as part of the Bury Festival a season of films celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen and behind the camera.

Jonathan Carpenter, General Manager

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Sunday 27 May 201814:00

Exhibition: I, Claude Monet. (12A)

Exhibition: I, Claude Monet.
After premiering in Season 4 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, I, Claude Monet is back by popular demand, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist.

Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed. Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.

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Monday 28 May 201818:00
Friday 1 Jun 201813:30

Bolshoi 17/18: Coppélia (12A)

Bolshoi 17/18: Coppélia
Music Leo Delibes Choreography Sergei Vikharev Libretto Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Leon

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Swanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson…

The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

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Sunday 10 Jun 201816:00

ROH Live: Swan Lake (12A)

ROH Live: Swan Lake
THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS A NEW PRODUCTION OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S MAGNIFICENT CLASSICAL BALLET, WITH ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY LIAM SCARLETT AND DESIGNS BY JOHN MACFARLANE

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s fi rst ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

CHOREOGRAPHY - MARIUS PETIPA AND LEV IVANOV

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY - LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC - PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

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Tuesday 12 Jun 201819:15

Berliner Philharmoniker Live - Sir Simon Rattle's Farewell Conce (Cert TBC)

Berliner Philharmoniker Live - Sir Simon Rattle's Farewell Conce
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says, I felt that I was finding my voice on that day. Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to cinemas on 20 June 2018, with exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.

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Wednesday 20 Jun 201818:30

RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet (2018) (12A)

RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet (2018)
What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

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Wednesday 18 Jul 201819:00

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor (2018) (12A)

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor (2018)
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor...

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Wednesday 12 Sep 201819:00