SPECIAL CINEMA EVENTS: These are special (usually) one off showings of plays, opera or exhibitions. Many will be relayed live via satellite
Sunday 28th April at 8.00
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated butthis major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death.
Wednesday 5th June at 7.00
Taming of the Shrew: RSC LIVE
In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.
Saturday 8th June at 7.30
Take That Greatest Hits LIVE
Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their huge 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only! Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 8 June, you’ll have front row seats as Gary, Mark and Howard perform their biggest hits from the last three decades. Get ready to throw your hands in the air – this is one party you’ll never forget!
Thursday 20th June at 8.00
Van Gogh and Japan
Visiting the galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction. Based on the exhibition ‘Van Gogh & Japan’ at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, this film travels to France, the Netherlands and Japan to explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist the world knows today.
ENO GILBERT AND SULLIVAN MINI SEASON
Back in cinemas the two acclaimed English National Opera G&S productions directed by Mike Leigh and Jonathan Miller. Special Offer: A single show is £12 but buy both for £18 and save £6
Tuesday 18th June at 7.30
The Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera is packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes
“A jolly good show” The Observer. “Directed and performed with meticulous care” The Telegraph
Tuesday 2nd July at 7.30
The Mikado is one of most famous and best-loved of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas. Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum. Just one snag. She’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. And Ko-Ko needs to find someone to execute – chop chop! Otherwise, it’s his own neck on the block. Maybe Ko-Ko and Nanki-Poo can come to some arrangement… without anyone losing their head?“Jonathan Miller’s production is as fresh as paint” The Telegraph
Saturday 6th July at 8.00
Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live from Dublin
Westlife are back! It’s been 20 years since the record-breaking boyband smashed into the charts with their first No. 1 single and now their highly anticipated reunion tour – which sold out in minutes – is coming to cinemas worldwide. Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 6 July from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium, ‘The Twenty Tour’ will see Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian perform their brand-new music, alongside all 14 of their UK No.1 hits. For one unforgettable night, Westlife fans from coast to coast will raise the roof once more, in celebration of one of pop’s most sensational comebacks.
Saturday 27th July at 7.00 and Sunday 28th July at 3.00
Andre Rieu: Shall We Dance
The maestro is back with his highly anticipated annual Maastricht Concert. Andre Rieu’s special cinema concerts have a life all of their own. Come and watch the glamour and listen to the wonderful music. It is a marvelous spectacle. This year the theme is DANCE
Wednesday 31st July at 7.00
Measure for Measure: RSC LIVE
“To whom should I complain?“
When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.