The Secret Life of Pets 2

Continuing our series of school holiday films, The Secret Life of Pets 2 continues the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.
Certificate U

£6, under 18s £2

Tosca on screen

​Superstar opera tenor Jonas Kaufmann is featured in this filmed performance of Puccini’s Tosca. It features him in a key role that he is performing to great critical acclaim all over the world. Of performances at the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Times said: “Mr. Kaufmann received frenzied bravos from the audience. His russet-coloured voice has body and charisma. You could sense amazement throughout the house at his thrilling top notes during Cavaradossi’s defiant cries of “Vittoria!” Yet his plaintive pianissimo phrases were equally impressive. That the youthful, curly-haired Mr. Kaufmann is also heartthrob-handsome did not hurt.” Mostly Opera Magazine reviewed that he is “the undisputed leading Cavaradossi of our day” and about Emily Magee, his Tosca, “sings the part better than anyone I can imagine today”. The two stars are joined by baritone Thomas Hampson in the role of Scarpia.

£10, under 18s £2

Parasite – certificate 15

​Parasite is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won. It follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating their household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.
Among its numerous accolades, Parasite won four awards at the 2020 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film, becoming the first non-English film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
​In Korean with English subtitles.

£6, under 18s £2

Booksmart – certificate 15

​Described as the best teen movie of 2019, Booksmart follows academic overachievers Amy and Molly who thought that keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up on their high school peers. But on the eve of graduation, the best friends suddenly realize that they may have missed out on the special moments of their teenage years. Determined to make up for lost time, the girls decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night — a chaotic adventure that no amount of book smarts could prepare them for.

£6, under 18s £2

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Farmageddon is a 2019 British stop-motion animated science fiction comedy film produced by Aardman Animations.  It is a sequel to Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) and is based on the claymation television series Shaun the Sheep, a spinoff from the Wallace and Gromit short films by Nick Park.  In the film, Shaun and the flock encounter a cute alien with extraordinary powers, who crash lands near Mossy Bottom Farm. They have to find a way to return her home in order to prevent her falling into the hands of the Ministry for Alien Detection.  The film makes numerous references to Sci-Fi films.

£6, under 18s £2

In Search of Haydn

​Following his award winning films, In Search of Mozart and In Search of Beethoven, Phil Grabsky continues the series with In Search of Haydn.  Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was one of the greatest musical innovators. Mozart and Beethoven greatly looked up to him as an inspiration and yet today in concert halls he is perhaps too often overshadowed in favour of his younger contemporaries.
Refreshments included.

£10, under 18s £2

Dr Faustus

On screen from the Globe, ​Doctor Faustus is Christopher Marlowe’s most renowned and controversial work. Famous for being the first dramatised version of the Faustus tale, the play depicts the sinister aftermath of Faustus’s decision to sell his soul to the Devil’s henchman in exchange for power and knowledge. In the first-ever staging of this menacing drama at the Globe Theatre, Matthew Dunster’s production features Paul Hilton as the arrogant, power-hungry Faustus and Arthur Darvill as the sardonic Mephistopheles, and includes several impressive magical stunts along the way.

£10, under 18s £2

The Good Liar

​The Good Liar is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed and produced by Bill Condon and written by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Searle. It stars Ian McKellen as a career con artist who meets a wealthy widow (Helen Mirren) online, and then discovers that his plan to steal her fortune has unexpected roadblocks.
Certificate 15
Soup and a Roll will be served at 1pm before the afternoon film.

£6, under 18s £2

In Search of Chopin

​As part of our Composers on Screen series, Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of Fryderyk Chopin, considered one of the greatest composers of all time.  Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this astonishing man? He was terrified of public performance; he fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return; took up with the most notorious transvestite in France and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written?  How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights?  For four years, Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin.

£10, under 18s £2

Agrippina – an opera by Handel

​Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives in cinemas from the New York Metropolitan Opera on February 29, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast includes bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius who has previously sung at the Erin Arts Centre.
This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theatres in more than 70 countries worldwide.

£15, seniors £12, under 18s £2