Regent Street Cinema
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.

Harry Potter returns for his second year at Hogwarts. An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.

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Saturday 16 Feb 201911:30
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A Star Is Born (15)

In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers--and falls in love with--struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

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Tuesday 12 Feb 201918:15
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A Touch of Noir

Shorts On Tap presents: A TOUCH OF NOIR - A Selection of Neo-noir Short Films

Shorts On Tap is celebrating its 5th Birthday with a top-notch selection of Neo-noir short films at our favourite movie house in London: Regent Street Cinema.

A Touch of Noir is a shadowy, dimly lit programme of dark stories, mysterious characters and dangerous situations...a tribute to Film Noir.

For the occasion we'll be screening Shorts On Tap's own production, supported by our fantastic community: Rain Catcher.

Come celebrate 5 years of amazing screenings on February 18th!

Screening followed by Q&A with attending filmmakers.

Shorts On Tap is back at the iconic Regent Street Cinema for the third time.

The Regent Street Cinema was first opened in 1848. In late February in 1896, the cinema played a short movie by the Lumière Brothers. It was the first motion picture shown in the United Kingdom.


RAIN CATCHER (16:00") UK, 2018

directed by Michele Fiascaris, written by Filippo Polesel & Michele Fiascaris, produced by Filippo Polesel

IDOL (08:33") Germany, 2018

directed by Luisa Taraz, written by Luisa Taraz & Manuel Richard Weber, produced by Manuel Richard Weber & Jurgen Nerger

ESTHER (10:30") USA, 2018

written and directed by Montana Mann, produced by Emily Vere Nicoll, Hannah James, Montana Mann & Andre James Champagne

ARE YOU WILD LIKE ME? (10:07") USA, 2017

written and directed by William Nawrocki, produced by William Nawrocki, Kaisania Calubaquib & Sheri Mathieu


written and directed by Miguel Faus, produced by Nathalie Lamprecht & Miguel Faus

A DOLL DISTORTED (15:42") UK, 2018

written, directed and produced by Niall Shukla

FLOOR 9.5 (02:11") UK, 2017

written by Simon Allen, directed by Toby Meakins, produced by Matt Wilkinson

Shorts On Tap is London's largest short film community, join the tribe on February 18th.

Doors open at 7:30pm

Film screenings start at 8pm

Show ends approximately at 10:30pm

Drinks till 11pm

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Monday 18 Feb 201919:30
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After 82

Followed by a Q&A

What would you do if a deadly virus wiped out your circle of friends and lovers? Young men who were living out and proud, making new friends, falling in love, having hopes and dreams. For the first time After 82 brings to the screen the untold stories of the AIDS pandemic in the UK. Told by the people who were there and the people who supported them. This is their story of what happened.

“We owe these people and future generations within the LGBT community, and outside, to remember what happened. It’s like our holocaust. You can’t forget.” – Matt Micucci – Gay Essential

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Tuesday 29 Jan 201919:30
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Andrew Norman Wilson: KODAK & other works

Presented by The Photographers’ Gallery

Los Angeles based artist Andrew Norman Wilson presents KODAK, his most recent video work, in dialogue with current exhibition All I Know Is What’s On The Internet.

KODAK articulates the will to accumulate and preserve things across time - people, objects, technologies, images, memories - how these things consolidate and disperse, are materialized and then digitized, and come into light and then cease to be visible.

The narrative is told entirely from a blind person’s point of view with both sounds and images, from photographic archives to digital compositions, remembered, imagined or fantasised by Rich, the protagonist.

The event also features Wilson’s 2011 short Workers Leaving the GooglePlex, documenting the mysterious yellow badged “ScanOps” Google workers in Silicon Valley, which simultaneously led to his own dismissal from the company. The reference to the Lumière Brother’s 1895 film Workers Leaving the Factory situates the video within both the history of Regent Street Cinema and motion pictures more broadly.

Ticket price includes entrance to All I Know Is What’s On The Internet at any time before the exhibition closes.  Please retain your ticket to gain admission to the gallery before 24 February.

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Wednesday 30 Jan 201919:00
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Australia Day Double Bill (15)

The London Australian Film Society will celebrate their national day with a European premiere of the new Australian feature film, THE FLIP SIDE, introduced live on stage by the star, Eddie Izzard, + a programme of short films curated by the New York group, Australian Short Film Today. Complimentary drinks reception generously supported by the Chris and Francesca Beale Foundation between the two screenings for all ticket holders.


European Premiere with live introduction by Eddie Izzard

Five years ago talented chef Ronnie (Emily Taheny), met British actor Henry (Eddie Izzard) whilst catering on an Adelaide film set & they fell madly in love. But once the film wrapped, the passionate fling was over, crushing Ronnie’s dreams of a London restaurant career & true love.

Now Henry is back in town…. But, Ronnie is living with Jeff (Luke McKenzie), and Henry has his French lover, Sophie (Vanessa Guide), in tow. And kind-hearted Jeff has asked them to stay. Nothing can go wrong with this scenario, surely? Yeah, right.


Back by popular demand for the second year running, this year's eclectic 90-minute programme of short films includes international award winners, an Academy Award nominee, an animation & a classic from Jane Campion.

This wonderful programme is compiled by the New York group Australian Short Film Today who tour it all over the US and Europe. There will be a public vote for best short film and the curator, Chris Beale, will be in attendance. Chris is also the Chairman of the new Australian film event in NYC, Australian Screen Forum, which debuted in March 2018.

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Sunday 27 Jan 201914:00
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Burning (12A)

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighbourhood. She asks if he’d mind looking after her cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby...

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Friday 15 Feb 201919:30
Saturday 16 Feb 201914:3017:1520:15
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Bye Bye Birdie (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.

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Wednesday 6 Feb 201912:0015:30
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15)

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

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Saturday 23 Feb 201914:0016:1018:1520:20
Sunday 24 Feb 201917:1519:20
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Cold War (15)

Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with the stunning Cold War, an epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, it spans decades and nations to tell a love story that is as tragic as it is moving, and as transportive as it is honest.

Winner of the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Pawlikowski melds the personal with the political to exquisite effect. Set to a soundtrack that takes you from the rustic folk songs of rural Poland to the sultry jazz of a Paris basement bar, it’s a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent – and a heartbreaking portrait of ill-fated love.

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Monday 11 Feb 201918:30
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Desk Set (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

At a TV network engineer Richard Sumner, is secretly computerizing the office. Department head Bunny Watson needs no computer to unmask Richard and his unwelcome mission. The resulting battle of wits and witty dialogue pits Bunny's fear of losing her job against her dawning attraction to Richard.

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Wednesday 16 Jan 201912:0015:30
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Disobediance (15)

From Sebastián Lelio, writer-director of the Academy Award-winning A FANTASTIC WOMAN, DISOBEDIENCE is a timely and emotionally powerful tale set at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, of personal desires and the demands of faith.

When her estranged rabbi father suddenly passes away, Ronit (played by Oscar-winner and co-producer Rachel Weisz) returns from New York to the north London Orthodox Jewish community she rejected years previously after a scandalous transgression. Ronit’s presence immediately courts further controversy when she unknowingly runs into Esti (Rachel McAdams), the wife of her strictly religious cousin Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and the woman for whom she shared an illicit attraction in their childhood. This happy reunion soon reignites the two women’s burning, long-unrequited passions, an act of defiance that could alter the course of their lives forever.

Based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Naomi Alderman and co-written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, DISOBEDIENCE is a critically acclaimed romantic drama that explores the fraught boundaries between spiritual devotion and sexuality.

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Saturday 19 Jan 201914:0016:15
Sunday 20 Jan 201918:0020:20
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Down To Earth (U)

“We didn’t inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children.” - Chief Seattle

Down to Earth follows a London family, breaking away from society to find a new perspective on life. For five years, travelling six continents, parents Renata Heinen and Rolf Winters and their 3 children aged 10, 7 and 6 go on a journey of discovery to capture the wisdom of the ‘Earth Keepers’. They find indigenous communities who have retained a natural balance and live in harmony with their surroundings, far removed from the technologically focused cultures of today. There is no crew, no production team, just one backpack and camera each.

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Thursday 24 Jan 201920:50
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Film 1: Ninotchka (U)

A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest. Iridescent and teaming with vitality, Garbo glows in her penultimate film.

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Sunday 10 Feb 201913:30
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Film 1: Bergman: A Year in a Life (15)

Jane Magnusson directs and narrates a sensitive yet unflinching documentary that exposes the darker, less well-known side to one of the most famous figures in world cinema.

Focusing on 1957, a landmark year in which the incredibly prolific Ingmar Bergman directed two films and four plays, Magnusson explores not only the director’s films, but also his complex personality, and his turbulent private life. This centennial portrait of the great Swedish writer-director is perceptive, penetrating and packed with wonderful footage. Magnusson’s documentary centres on 1957, a turbulent but miraculously productive year when Bergman, besides unveiling The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries and working extensively in theatre and TV, led a messily complicated domestic life that included a spell in hospital. This focus is merely the springboard for a survey that spirals out to embrace everything from childhood to old age, touching on his many creative achievements, his strengths and failings as a man, and the way his art derived from his life. Illuminating anecdotes are offered by many who knew him – none, however, perhaps quite as revealing as Ingmar’s own testimony.

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Sunday 17 Feb 201918:00
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Film 1: Bergman: A Year In The Life (15)

Jane Magnusson directs and narrates a sensitive yet unflinching documentary that exposes the darker, less well-known side to one of the most famous figures in world cinema.

Focusing on 1957, a landmark year in which the incredibly prolific Ingmar Bergman directed two films and four plays, Magnusson explores not only the director’s films, but also his complex personality, and his turbulent private life. This centennial portrait of the great Swedish writer-director is perceptive, penetrating and packed with wonderful footage. Magnusson’s documentary centres on 1957, a turbulent but miraculously productive year when Bergman, besides unveiling The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries and working extensively in theatre and TV, led a messily complicated domestic life that included a spell in hospital. This focus is merely the springboard for a survey that spirals out to embrace everything from childhood to old age, touching on his many creative achievements, his strengths and failings as a man, and the way his art derived from his life. Illuminating anecdotes are offered by many who knew him – none, however, perhaps quite as revealing as Ingmar’s own testimony.

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Sunday 17 Feb 201913:30
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Film 1: Cat People (PG)

Cat People was the first production from the unit set up by RKO to make low-cost, high-return horror movies. Producer Val Lewton was handed the title and ordered to come up with a film to fit. He and director Jacques Tourneur created an innovative picture about a Serbian emigree in New York (Simone Simon) who’s convinced she’s suffering from a hereditary curse that will transform her into a panther if her passions are aroused.

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Sunday 10 Feb 201918:00
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Film 1: River Of No Return (PG)

Matt Calder is a widower with a questionable past who decides it’s time to start a new life with his young son, Mark. But their peaceful existence is sabotaged when Matt is robbed and pistol-whipped by cold-blooded gambler Harry Weston. Unexpectedly, Weston’s fiance, Kay postpones her wedding so she can nurse Matt back to health. In his pursuit to exact revenge at any cost, Matt takes Kay and Mark on a treacherous ride down a roaring river, where they’re at the mercy of wild animals and a lawless frontier.

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Sunday 20 Jan 201913:30
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Film 1: The Flying Deuces (U)

Oliver Hardy is heartbroken when he realises that the woman he has fallen in love with, is actually married to a dashing Foreign Legion Officer. To get over his heartbreak, he joins the Legion, taking Stan with him.

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Sunday 24 Feb 201913:30
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Film 1: Unsettling

Lush Presents DOKUFEST

Tekoa is a trendy hippie colony for Israeli settlers on the West Bank, where none of the controversial residents want to speak to the media. From the moment Iris Zaki arrives, tension fills the air. She sets up a small pop-up film studio in the middle of the small town, and stays put for over one month in order to meet the young settlers face to face. A simple intervention, which creates a complex chain of reactions from those who eventually agree to talk to her. From a woman who in the middle of an interview admits to being a fascist, to another who has survived a knife attack by a young Palestinian - and has forgiven him. 'Unsettling' is made by Iris Zaki alone as a social experiment that highlights the contrasts and contradictions of the settlers' self-perception, but which does so in something as rare as an active conversation with them.

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Wednesday 6 Feb 201918:30
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Film 2: Heaven Can Wait (U)

An aged Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) enters the opulent reception area of Hell, to be personally greeted by "His Excellency". Henry petitions to be admitted (fully aware of the kind of life he had led), but there is some doubt as to his qualifications. To prove his worthiness (or rather unworthiness), he begins to tell the story of his dissolute life. He proceeds to recount a lifetime of wooing and pursuing women, his long, happy marriage to Martha (Gene Tierney) notwithstanding. Ernst Lubitsch’s Heaven Can Wait, nominated for Academy Awards for best picture and director, is an enduring classic that showcases his trademark blend of wit, urbanity, and grace. 

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Sunday 10 Feb 201915:45
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Film 2: Heaven Knows, Mr Allison (U)

A marine and a nun form an unlikely friendship. The marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific island and the nun has been left behind there; they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war.

Mitchum does his best to make the nun's ordeal less painful, but is torn by his growing love for her. Kerr is equally fond of Mitchum, but refuses to renounce her vows. Their unrealized ardor mellows into mutual respect as they struggle to survive before help arrives. Based on a novel by Charles K. Shaw, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

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Sunday 20 Jan 201915:20
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Film 2: Persona (15)

Arguably Bergman’s finest film where a nurse put in charge of a mute actress finds their personas melding together.

“It remains as mysterious and troubling now as it ever was” - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

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Sunday 17 Feb 201920:15
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Film 2: Stan & Ollie (PG)

The world’s most famous comedy duo attempt to reignite their film careers as they emabark on what became their swansong – a gruelling theatre tour of post war Britain.

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Sunday 24 Feb 201915:00
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Film 2: The Seventh Seal (PG)

 Vividly recreating a medieval world tormented by plague and superstition, Bergman’s allegorical drama – centred on a knight (von Sydow), returned from the Crusades, who challenges Death to a game of chess in order to postpone his demise – remains fascinating (and finally rather touching) as a study of faith in crisis. Packed with powerful images, it punctuates its bleakness with moments of pleasingly pawky humour. (Geoff Andrew)

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Sunday 17 Feb 201915:50
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Film 2: The Spiral Staircase (PG)

A young mute woman who is working in a New England mansion as a domestic is terrorized by a maniac who is killing off people with disabilities. After being warned of the danger to her personal safety she makes plans to leave the dark old house, but it is too late. The maniac is in the house, and she is his prey.

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Sunday 10 Feb 201920:05
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Film 2: Washed By The Moon

Lush Presents Dokufest

Washed by the Moon is a celebration of Albanian polyphonic singing and the resilience of tradition in the face of inevitable change. Singers of Kënga Labe from across three generations explain their deep spiritual connection to and through their songs.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A

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Wednesday 6 Feb 201920:15
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House of the Gorgon (12)

Special UK premiere + Cast Q&A

A new Gothic Fairytale in the tradition of Hammer Horror. The year is 1896 and the village of Carlsdadt becomes the site of strange murders - all of the victims have been turned to stone!

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Caroline Munro, Martine Beswicke Georgina Dugdale and Joshua Kennedy.  

Ticket price includes a glass of prosecco or soft drink

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Friday 25 Jan 201919:30
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I'm Not Running (12A)

National Theatre Live

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

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Thursday 31 Jan 201919:00
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Irish Women in Film & TV Panel Discussion

Bringing together the monumental forces of the UK & Ireland’s major networks for women in Film & Television, Irish Film London will celebrate some of Ireland’s most successful female professionals both behind and in front of the camera. Come along for a Sunday afternoon fireside chat with a fascinating and fabulous panel of women from both Women in Film and Television Ireland (WFT.i) and Women in Film & Television UK (WFTV), including Dr. Susan Liddy and Kelly O'Connor.

This event is a part of St. Brigid's Day Festival, run by Irish Film London

St. Brigid’s Day Festival / Lá Fhéile Bríde is an annual celebration of Irish Women, which takes place across the world at various Irish embassies, consulates and other Irish venues. Irish Film London are a partner in the London festival, alongside the Irish Embassy, the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith and the Camden London Irish Centre.

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Sunday 3 Feb 201915:45
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Jellyfish (15)

Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local arcade and having tolook after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for Sarah Taylor. However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-upcomedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent.As her love for comedy grows and the showcase draws nearer, the delicate balance in her life becomesincreasingly difficult to maintain. Little by little the walls start to close in, ultimately forcing her to choosebetween her responsibilities as a carer and her newfound passion for comedy.

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Wednesday 20 Feb 201919:30
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Katie (15)

UK Premiere screening

Katie is the much-anticipated film about the greatest female boxer of all time, Katie Taylor.

This film is not just for sports fans. Far from it. The film explores the challenges of being a woman in a male dominated industry, being an Irish woman living abroad, and the personal journeys we face when forced to separate ourselves from family and mentors.

Katie, directed by Ross Whitaker (Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story) and produced by Aideen O’Sullivan (When Ali Came To Ireland), follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to rebuild her career after a year of turmoil threatened to derail her career. With many writing her off, Taylor decided to start again, and the notoriously private champion agreed to let a small crew document her attempt to rescale the heights.

The film won the Best Irish Feature Documentary award at the Galway Film Fleadh, before its release, and has gained much critical interest across the world since.

The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with special guests.

This event is a part of St. Brigid's Day Festival, run by Irish Film London

St. Brigid’s Day Festival / Lá Fhéile Bríde is an annual celebration of Irish Women, which takes place across the world at various Irish embassies, consulates and other Irish venues. Irish Film London are a partner in the London festival, alongside the Irish Embassy, the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith and the Camden London Irish Centre.

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Sunday 3 Feb 201918:00
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Love Happy (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

The Marx Brothers help young Broadway hopefuls while thwarting diamond thieves.  A wonderful Marx Brothers classic!  

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Wednesday 23 Jan 201912:0015:30
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Magic Medicine (15)

Can magic mushrooms cure depression?

Over 2 years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.

His remarkable film follows three of the volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to transform millions of lives.

With deeply moving footage of the “trips” the patients go on, this intimate film is an absorbing portrait of the human cost of depression, and the inspirational people contributing to groundbreaking psychedelic research.

Followed by a Q&A with Magic Medicine contributor Professor David Nutt.

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Tuesday 26 Feb 201919:30 (Sold Out)
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Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

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Friday 8 Feb 201918:3020:55
Saturday 9 Feb 201913:3015:5518:2020:45
Wednesday 13 Feb 201918:1520:45
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Memento (15)

Psychology at the Movies

Christopher Nolan launched his career with this mind-bending neo-noir. Guy Pearce stars as the amnesiac who can’t form new memories. On the hunt for revenge, but only able to retain information for a short period, he relies on polaroids and tattoos to track his own investigation.

After the film there will be an audience discussion with a panel of guest speakers to discuss issues and themes from the film.

“There's grade A work from all concerned, especially Pearce, but in the end this is Nolan's film. And he delivers, with a vengeance.” - Time Out

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Friday 22 Feb 201919:30
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Mirai (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.

A young boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family, finds a mysterious garden in the backyard of his home. The garden becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man.

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Saturday 9 Feb 201911:30
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Muppets From Space (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.

Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

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Saturday 19 Jan 201911:30
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Nasty Stuff: Basket Case (18)

London Short Film Festival

Curated by Prano Bailey-Bond, in association with Cigarette Burns Cinema

"...a low-budget effort that generates thrills and discomfort not only from its tale of symbiotic and separated Siamese twins, but from its authentic sense of place. New York City has never felt more delightfully and dangerously squalid." - John Kenneth Muir

As companion to her retrospective, Prano Bailey-Bond has plucked a personal favourite from the home video archive, screened on original 35mm for maximum scares. This 1982 low-budget horror was caught up in the UK’s Video Nasty scare seized by police for its similarity to other slashers even though originally passed for cinema release.

After a mysterious upstate New York killing, an innocent looking country boy moves into a sleazy hotel near Times Square clutching a wicker basket that contains Belial, the boy’s homicidal Siamese twin! The pair are seeking bloody revenge on the trio of doctors who separated them at birth.

Following the screening we welcome a panel to discuss the legacy of the Video Nasty era, including Carol Topolski (former BBFC examiner), Mike Hewitt (Arrow Films), author and horror critic Kim Newman and Prano Bailey-Bond herself, hosted by Josh Saco (Cigarette Burns Cinema).

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Friday 18 Jan 201920:30
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Nasty Stuff: Prano Bailey-Bond (18)

London Short Film Festival

“Fear and how we react to it fascinates me. It says a lot about a person. Why do some people enjoy horror whilst others avoid it, entirely unable to handle it?”

Final girls, freak flags and feminist sensibilities. In association with Underwire Film Festival, we present a retrospective of the curious horrors of Prano Bailey-Bond.

A gal with a taste for gore, raised on Twin Peaks and old school video nasties, Bailey-Bond’s work calls upon an earlier era of lower fi, Mary Whitehouse-condemned slashers blended up with a touch of fairytale to build evocative worlds, deceptively dreamlike in their fusing of a dark cinematic vocabulary and eerie allure.

Announced as one of Screen International’s 2018 Stars of Tomorrow, Prano’s first video nasty-centric feature Censor is currently in the works. We’re excited to screen her preceding short films and showcase a formidable woman carving space in a genre all too sparse of them.

Prano will be in conversation with Anna Bogutskaya (Underwire) following the screening.

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Friday 18 Jan 201918:30
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New Queer Visions: In The Shadows of Men (18)

London Short Film Festival

Revenge, secrecy and fisticuffs build to a dizzying crescendo before erupting into passion and even laughter in this heady cocktail of masculine impulse laid bare. 91’

SPIRAL, Gustav Olsson, 2018, Sweden, 15’

FIST, Sarah Al Atassi, 2017, France, 21’

A MAN MY SON, Jean-Marie Gouëlou, France, 2017, 34’

LE CONVIVE, Hakim Mastour, 2017, Tunisia/Switzerland, 20’

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Thursday 17 Jan 201920:30
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New Queer Visions: The Thrill of the Future (18)

London Short Film Festival

New voices behind the camera and forward leaping stories are the name of the game in this exciting lineup of new leaves flipped, actions questioned and desires unpeeled. 92’

YOU’RE THE MAN, Sylvain Certain, 2017, France, 1’

CONTACT, Léa Bancelin, 2017, France, 6’

SIRENE, Zara Dwinger, 2017, The Netherlands, 26’

APILA, Petra Koponen, 2017, Finland, 10’

TWO MEN, Yuanhao Zhao, 2017, China, 9’

LADIES DAY, Abena Taylor-Smith, 2018, UK, 8’

MANIVALD, Chintis Lundgren, 2017, Estonia, 13’

VACA PROFANA, René Guerra, 2017, Brazil, 16’

LETTERS FROM CHILDHOOD, José Magro, 2018, Portugal, 3’

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Saturday 19 Jan 201918:30
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New Shorts International: Hostile World (18)

London Short Film Festival

From the lifelong trauma of experiencing an atomic bomb to the suffocating ubiquity of tabloid culture, this international selection looks to shine a light on the hostile, dangerous worlds we occupy - those interior and those waking nightmares, where standing up for injustice is inextricable from consequence or the pains and traumas you endure are perpetrated by those closest to you. 75’

THE ATOMIC SOLDIERS, Morgan Knibbe, US, 23

THE ORPHAN, Carolina Markowicz, Brazil, 16’

HUNTER, Ryoji Yamada, Japan, 9’

GAZE, Farnoosh Samadi, Iran, 14’

RAPAZ, Felipe Gálvez, Chile, 13’

Please note, this programme contains descriptions of trauma and scenes of assault.

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Wednesday 16 Jan 201919:00
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New Shorts: Hiding In Plain Sight (15)

London Short Film Festival

These films look to visibility and resilience, to those refuting and those resigned to their obscurity and the ‘margins’ of an unhomely world. Wrestling back their senses of self from society,  these characters confront the difficulties of immigration, both past and present, the invisibility of aging and the internal conflict of body image. Watch out for Neil Maskell (Kill List) and Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth, Yardie). 98’

ASHMINA, Dekel Berenson, UK, 16’

FORTRESS, Emile Ebrahim Kelly, UK, 11’

THE DANCE TEACHER, Dorothy Allen-Pickard, UK, 15’

DODGY DAVE, Charlotte Regan, UK, 8’

SEX ED, Alice Seabright, UK, 13’

STILL LIFE, Oscar Albert, UK, 3’

GIRL, Lowri Roberts, UK, 5’

THE ARRIVAL, Annetta Laufer, UK, 18’

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Wednesday 16 Jan 201921:00
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New Shorts: Thrill Of The Chase (15)

London Short Film Festival

This selection commits to the thrill of the chase offering up shorts to quicken the pulse, dipping between offbeat thrillers, Natural Born Killers-style love affairs and docs fuelled on adrenaline. Dive into international war zones and tornado chasing across America with new work from Matt Harlock (American: The Bill Hicks Story) and stand-up-turned-director-cum-author Nat Luurtsema, and performances from Paul Kaye and Jo Hartley (This is England). 86’

RAIN CATCHER, Michele Fiascaris, UK, 16’

THE LAST STORM, Liam Saint-Pierre, UK, 21’

RUN BABY RUN, Timo Ottevanger, Netherlands, 12’

GAME OVER, Adam Jenkins, UK, 7’

WAR PAINT, Nat Luurtsema, UK, 16’

DEEP CLEAN, Matt Harlock, UK, 14’

Please note, this programme depicts attempted sexual assault.

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Thursday 17 Jan 201918:30
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On Her Shoulders

Nadia Murad survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people. Away from the podium, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people's good intentions.

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Monday 25 Feb 201920:50
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Polina (12A)

Bursting with dazzling dance sequences, this arresting tale of self-discovery charts a young woman’s journey to find both her place in the world and her own artistic voice.Growing up in Russia, Polina (Anastasia Shevtsova) studies classical ballet with one  goal: to make it into the corps of the Bolshoi. But when she at last achieves what was supposed to be her dream, the headstrong Polina chooses instead to travel to France to train in modern dance. It’s the beginning of an odyssey that will open up new creative horizons while forcing her to rely only on herself. Juliette Binoche co-stars in this refreshingly real look at what it means to risk everything for a dream.

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Tuesday 22 Jan 201920:50
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Quanto Basta


Arturo is a talented chef who was sent to prison for assault and sentenced to community service. While serving his sentence as a cookery teacher to young people with special needs, he meets Guido, who has Asperger's Syndrome. They will team up for a culinary competition. A dramatic comedy in a road movie genre, starring Vinicio Marchioni.

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Monday 28 Jan 201919:30
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Seance On A Wet Afternoon (PG)

Matinee Classics - Tickets available from £1.75

A medium and her husband stage a kidnapping in order for her to pretend to solve the crime and achieve fame.

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Wednesday 30 Jan 201912:0015:30
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Shoplifters (15)

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-winning film from visionary director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows, After the Storm) is a critically-acclaimed portrait of a family in Japan.

After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu (Lily Franky, Like Father, Like Son) and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them. Osamu's wife Nobuyo reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together- until an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family have created, revealing long-buried secrets... With universal themes of family and belonging, SHOPLIFTERS is a poignant drama and a complicated love letter to family, exploring the bonds that unite them.

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Monday 21 Jan 201920:30
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Sorry To Bother You (15)

An an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius' career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who's secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company's cocaine-snorting CEO Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams

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Saturday 26 Jan 201913:4516:0018:1520:30
Sunday 27 Jan 201918:1520:25
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Supakino: Turbans Through Time (15)

London Short Film Festival

SUPAKINO presents a special time-hopping, short film edition of their turban-themed programming.

Strap in for a potted history of the changing representation of Sikhs, dipping into the archive to screen little-seen works including magazine show Here and Now‘s segment on the only male Sikh matron in mid Eighties West Bromwich and Beverly Shaffer’s 1977 Children of Canada commission Gurdeep Singh Bains.

Part history lesson, part open conversation, SUPAKINO’s Ranjit Ruprai and special guest Sathnam Sanghera (The Boy With The Topknot) will look to the turbans of 1950s Hollywood and contemporary Bollywood, and more generally to the Sikh filmmakers throughout cinematic history putting turbans to screen.

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Saturday 19 Jan 201920:30
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Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me

If You Don’t Know Me’ is the untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, the man who was poised to become the biggest R&B artist of all time until the tragic accident that changed his life.

The unforgettable lead vocalist of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and their classic songs such as‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ and ‘I Miss You’, Teddy subsequently became the first solo male African American artist to record four consecutive platinum albums in theUS, but his career was struck by tragedy in 1982 when a car accident left him paralysed at the age of just 31. He later made a triumphant comeback in front of a global audience of 1.9 billion at  Live Aid.  Featuring revealing interviews with his family, friends and colleagues alongside industry legends Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, rarely seen archive footage and a soulful soundtrack, this insightful and moving documentary captures Teddy’s rise to fame against the complex backdrop of 1960’s America and his victorious comeback after his life-changing accident. 

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Wednesday 27 Feb 201920:55
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The Black Cauldron (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.

A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

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Saturday 23 Feb 201911:30
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The Favourite (15)

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

"Consistently, relentlessly hilarious, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are on top form in this deranged court comedy" - The Independent

Golden Globe Winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture

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Monday 11 Feb 201920:30
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The Last Movie (15)

Consciously self-reflexive and co-written by Hopper and Rebel Without a Cause screenwriter Stewart Stern, The Last Movie follows a Hollywood movie crew in the midst of making a western in a remote Peruvian village. When production wraps, Hopper, as the baleful stuntman Kansas, remains, attempting to find redemption in the isolation of Peru and the arms of a former prostitute. Meanwhile, the local Indians have taken over the abandoned set and begun to stage a ritualistic re-enactment of the production – with Kansas as their sacrificial lamb.

Among the most storied productions of the New Hollywood era, Hopper was given carte blanche by Universal for his next directorial feature after the tremendous commercial success of Easy Rider. The writer-director-star took the money and ran – literally – staging The Last Movie in Peru at farthest remove from the Hollywood machine, with an on-screen entourage in tow that included Kris Kristofferson, Julie Adams, Stella Garcia, Peter Fonda, Dean Stockwell, Toni Basil, Russ Tamblyn, Michelle Phillips, Tomas Milian and director Samuel Fuller. Although it won a CIDALC award at the 1971 Venice Film Festival, The Last Movie would effectively end Hopper’s career for many years – the Hollywood establishment gleefully writing him off as a self-indulgent madman. Yet the movie remains thrillingly innovative and remarkably contemporary – influenced greatly by the work of Bruce Conner and the French New Wave, as well as the Abstract and Pop artists Hopper revered. 

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Friday 1 Feb 201920:30
Saturday 2 Feb 201915:5520:00
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The Library Music Film

Heavenly Films Present...

The Library Music Film plus Q&A

Some of the best music ever written was never made available to the public.

The Library Music Film is a brand new, definitive feature length documentary. The first to tell the story of the mysterious, cult and collectable world of yes, you guessed it, Library Music. This hugely influential and largely unnoticed catalogue of music has covered all styles and played a hugely important role in creating the atmosphere, mood and vibe to many of our favourite adverts, TV shows, films and radio programmes and yet you probably have no idea who composed, produced or played on these phenomenal recordings…..until now.

Featuring multi-instrumentalist record producer and library music fanatic Shawn Lee plus an allstar cast that includes Fatboy Slim, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, DJ Format, Cut Chemist, Jonny Trunk, Janko Nilovic and Mr Thing.

This screening is a must for all music lovers and will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Travis Elborough with producer Shawn Lee and executive producer and library music expert Jonny Trunk of Trunk Records.

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Wednesday 23 Jan 201919:30
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The Miracle Worker (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

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Wednesday 27 Feb 201912:0015:30
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The Never Ending Story (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. A classic family favourite.

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Saturday 2 Feb 201911:30
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The Old Man & The Gun (12A)

At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

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Friday 1 Feb 201918:30
Saturday 2 Feb 201914:0018:05
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The Ponds (15)

In a world of flux and chaos, it is almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged.

In the middle of London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest and parkland plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable. Capturing the beauty of the English seasons, co-directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith filmed the swimmers over 12 months as they laughed, sang, complained, ruminated, philosophised or simply sought respite from all that life threw at them.

Followed by a Q&A with film-makers Patrick and Sam plus Ella Foote, an ambassador for the Outdoor Swimming Society.

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Thursday 7 Feb 201919:30 (Sold Out)
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The Secret of NIMH (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected. An 80's classic. 

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Saturday 26 Jan 201911:30
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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (12A)

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.  Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

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Tuesday 5 Feb 201919:00
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To Catch A Thief (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

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Wednesday 13 Feb 201912:0015:30
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Trapeze (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

Mike Ribble was once a great trapeze artist - and the only the sixth to have completed a triple somersault - before his accident. Tino joins the circus, and manages to convince Mike to teach him the 'triple'. Meanwhile Lola, a tumbler, wants to get in on the act.

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Wednesday 20 Feb 201912:0015:30
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Under the Clock (U)

Join us this Valentines Day for a romantic screening of Under the Clock, preceded by the short Smithy & Dickie. And to make sure everything's just perfect, we've included a glass of prosecco with every ticket.

Smithy & Dickie

A celebration of love letters written in the 1940's and young people's reactions to them, and an exploration of how the currently explosion of digital information may be obliterating our most precious memories.

Under the Clock

This film tells the life-affirming stories of a generation of people whose relationships began under one of Ireland’s most iconic landmarks, Clerys clock. Be taken back in time to the days of the Dublin dance halls, courting, sneaking out to meet a fella, and the heart-racing times spent waiting, not knowing if they would turn up...

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Thursday 14 Feb 201919:30
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Wildlife (12A)

Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford's novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan (MUDBOUND, AN EDUCATION) delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family.

Fourteen-year-old Joe played by newcomer Ed Oxenbould, is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal)--a housewife and a golf pro--in a small town in 1960s Montana . Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job--and his sense of purpose--he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, WILDLIFE commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents' marriage.

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Tuesday 12 Feb 201920:45