Coming Soon
Release Date: 29/03/2018
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.
Starring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel
Rating: M
Running Time: 110 mins
Release Date: 29/03/2018
When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.
Starring: Kathryn Newton, John Cena, Leslie Mann
Rating: MA15+
Running Time: 102 mins
The Metropolitan Opera 2017-2018 - LA BOHEME
Release Date: 01/04/2018
Paris in the 1830s. In their Latin Quarter garret, the near-destitute artist Marcello and poet Rodolfo try to keep warm on Christmas Eve by feeding the stove with pages from Rodolfo’s latest drama. They are soon joined by their roommates—Colline, a philosopher, and Schaunard, a musician, who brings food, fuel, and funds he has collected from an eccentric nobleman. While they celebrate their unexpected fortune, the landlord, Benoit, comes to collect the rent. After getting the older man drunk, the friends urge him to tell of his flirtations, then throw him out in mock indignation at his infidelity to his wife. As the others depart to revel at the Café Momus, Rodolfo remains behind to finish an article, promising to join them later. There is another knock at the door—the visitor is Mimì, a pretty neighbor, whose candle has gone out in the stairwell. As she enters the room, she suddenly feels faint. Rodolfo gives her a sip of wine, then helps her to the door and relights her candle. Mimì realizes that she lost her key when she fainted, and as the two search for it, both candles go out. Rodolfo finds the key and slips it into his pocket. In the moonlight, he takes Mimì’s hand and tells her about his dreams. She recounts her life alone in a lofty garret, embroidering flowers and waiting for the spring. Rodolfo’s friends call from outside, telling him to join them. He responds that he is not alone and will be along shortly. Happy to have found each other, Mimì and Rodolfo leave, arm in arm, for the café. Amid the shouts of street hawkers near the Café Momus, Rodolfo buys Mimì a bonnet and introduces her to his friends. They all sit down and order supper. The toy vendor Parpignol passes by, besieged by children. Marcello’s former sweetheart, Musetta, makes a noisy entrance on the arm of the elderly, but wealthy, Alcindoro. The ensuing tumult reaches its peak when, trying to gain Marcello’s attention, she loudly sings the praises of her own popularity. Sending Alcindoro away to buy her a new pair of shoes, she finally falls into Marcello’s arms. Soldiers march by the café, and as the bohemians fall in behind, the returning Alcindoro is presented with the check. At dawn at the Barrière d’Enfer, a toll-gate on the edge of Paris, a customs official admits farm women to the city. Guests are heard drinking and singing within a tavern. Mimì arrives, searching for the place where Marcello and Musetta now live. When the painter appears, she tells him of her distress over Rodolfo’s incessant jealousy. She says she believes it is best that they part. As Rodolfo emerges from the tavern, Mimì hides nearby. Rodolfo tells Marcello that he wants to separate from Mimì, blaming her flirtatiousness. Pressed for the real reason, he breaks down, saying that her illness can only grow worse in the poverty they share. Overcome with emotion, Mimì comes forward to say goodbye to her lover. Marcello runs back into the tavern upon hearing Musetta’s laughter. While Mimì and Rodolfo recall past happiness, Marcello returns with Musetta, quarreling about her flirting with a customer. They hurl insults at each other and part, but Mimì and Rodolfo decide to remain together until springtime. Months later in the garret, Rodolfo and Marcello, now separated from their girlfriends, reflect on their loneliness. Colline and Schaunard bring a meager meal. To lighten their spirits, the four stage a dance, which turns into a mock duel. At the height of the hilarity, Musetta bursts in with news that Mimì is outside, too weak to come upstairs. As Rodolfo runs to her aid, Musetta relates how Mimì begged to be taken to Rodolfo to die. She is made as comfortable as possible, while Musetta asks Marcello to sell her earrings for medicine and Colline goes off to pawn his overcoat. Left alone, Mimì and Rodolfo recall their meeting and their first happy days, but she is seized with violent coughing. When the others return, Musetta gives Mimì a muff to warm her hands, and Mimì slowly drifts into unconsciousness. Musetta prays for Mimì, but it is too late. The friends realize that she is dead, and Rodolfo collapses in despair.
Starring: Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì), Susanna Phillips (Musetta), Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo), Lucas Meachem (Marcello), Alexey Lavrov (Schaunard), Matthew Rose (Colline), Paul Plishka (Benoit/Alcindoro)
Rating: Exempt
Running Time: 199 mins
National Theatre Live - JULIUS CAESAR
Release Date: 15/04/2018
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.
Starring: 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.
Rating: Exempt
Running Time: 135 mins
The Metropolitan Opera 2017-2018 - SEMIRAMIDE
Release Date: 29/04/2018
The high priest Oroe opens the Babylonian temple of Baal, as Idreno, an Indian king, pays homage. Assur, a prince descended from Baal, brings offerings in hopes that the queen will choose him as successor to her late husband. Queen Semiramide enters, but with a flash of lightning, the sacred altar flame goes out. Believing this to be a bad omen, Oroe warns that the ceremony should not proceed. Arsace, captain of the Assyrian army, arrives in answer to a summons from the Queen. He warmly recalls his beloved Azema, whom he once rescued from barbarians. He entrusts a casket from his late father to Oroe, but when Arsace learns that Assur is a suspect in his father’s murder, he faces the older man. When Arsace tell him that he will ask Semiramide for Azema’s hand in reward for his bravery, Assur warns that Azema has been betrothed since birth to Ninia, the missing crown prince. Arsace is defiant in his love, and Assur admits his own desire for Azema. In the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide looks forward to seeing Arsace, whom she herself hopes to wed. She receives a message from an oracle stating that she will regain peace of mind with a new marriage. When Arsace enters, she tells him that she is aware of Assur’s ambitions for the throne and will not permit him to wed Azema. Arsace believes the queen knows of his love for Azema, but Semiramide mistakenly thinks that Arsace’s ardor is meant for herself. In the throne room, Semiramide announces that Arsace will become both king and her husband. The news comes as a surprise to everyone, especially when the queen promises Azema’s hand to Idreno. Thunder and lightning signal the gods’ displeasure, and the ghost of the fallen King Nino appears. He announces that Arsace will reign, but only after a victim is sacrificed in atonement. Fearlessly, Arsace vows vengeance, but the apparition vanishes, warning Semiramide not to follow until her time has come. The crowd wonders what guilty person could have angered the gods. In a hall within the palace, Assur reminds Semiramide that he arranged Nino’s death so that she could ascend the throne and that she promised her hand in return. The queen repudiates his claim and says that if her son were alive, he would help her. Assur is determined to be avenged. In the sanctuary, Oroe tells Arsace that he is actually the crown prince Ninia and shows him a scroll written by the dying Nino identifying Assur and Semiramide as his assassins. Arsace accepts the duty of killing Assur but cannot bring himself to take his own mother’s life. Azema mourns the loss of her beloved, but when Idreno appears, she realizes that Arsace hasn’t married the queen yet. Idreno hopes Azema will eventually accept his love. Semiramide and Arsace enter, but he says the he cannot go through with the marriage, showing her the fatal scroll. Guilt stricken, she bids her newly rediscovered son to kill her and avenge his father, but Arsace hopes that the gods will spare his mother. Outside Nino’ tomb, Assur learns from loyal conspirators that Oroe has frightened the people with omens, and their chance to seize the throne is lost. Assur plans to hide in the tomb and ambush Arsace but becomes frightened when he has a vision of an iron hand brandishing a sword. Fearing he has gone mad, his cohorts are relieved when the apparition fades and he regains his composure. In the vault beneath the tomb, a group of priests awaits the traitor who will try to violate its precincts. Guided by Oroe, Arsace enters the vault and conceals himself to await his rival. Assur appears, and Semiramide descends in hopes of saving Arsace. Wandering about in the dark, all three feel faint with fear. When Oroe tells Arsace to strike, he accidentally fells Semiramide, who has stepped between him and Assur. Oroe orders Assur to be arrested and stops Arsace, who despairs at having unintentionally killed his mother, from committing suicide. The people rejoice in the gods’ victory and implore Arsace to assume the throne.
Starring: Angela Meade (Semiramide), Elizabeth DeShong (Arsace), Javier Camarena (Idreno), Ildar Abdrazakov (Assur), Ryan Speedo Green (Oroe)
Rating: Exempt
Running Time: 230 mins
National Theatre Live - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Release Date: 06/05/2018
Tennessee Williams? twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London?s West End in 2017. 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?
Starring: Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell, Colm Meaney
Rating: Exempt
Running Time: 0 mins
André Rieu's 2018 Maastricht Concert: Amore - My Tribute to Love
Release Date: 28/07/2018
Affectionately known as 'The King of Waltz', André Rieu stages an annual summer concert series in his beautiful Netherlands hometown of Maastricht. Performing for thousands of fans from all over the world against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square, the Maestro is joined by his famous 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. The Maastricht concerts are André's most popular live concerts of the year and continue to break cinema box office records, even against Hollywood blockbusters. André’s 2018 Maastricht concert in cinemas is titled 'Amore – My Tribute to Love' and is shaping up as André’s most romantic and spectacular concert ever to grace the big screen!
Starring: Andre Rieu
Rating: Exempt
Running Time: 170 mins