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Balloon (12A)


The gripping and inspiring true story of how two ordinary families tried the most daring escape ever made across the East German border during the cold war, fighting for freedom with their courage and ingenuity.

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Wednesday 19 Jun 201913:1518:15
Thursday 20 Jun 201915:3020:30

Bolshoi: Giselle (Live) (TBC)

Bolshoi: Giselle (Live)

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion...

Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.

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Sunday 26 Jan 202015:00

Bolshoi: Jewels (Live) 2020 (TBC)

Bolshoi: Jewels (Live) 2020

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.

Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.

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Sunday 19 Apr 202016:00

Bolshoi: Le Corsaire 2019 (TBC)

Bolshoi: Le Corsaire 2019

On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pachais struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to come to a close, Medora is kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair who catches her eye...

Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the “mesmerizing” Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity. Le Corsaireremains a breathtaking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magic of this company to life.

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Sunday 17 Nov 201915:00

Bolshoi: Raymonda (Live) (TBC)

Bolshoi: Raymonda (Live)

Raymondais betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight,  makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him...

Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.

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Sunday 27 Oct 201915:00

Bolshoi: Romeo & Juliet 2020 (TBC)

Bolshoi: Romeo & Juliet 2020

In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend...

Thestar-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.

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Sunday 29 Mar 202014:00

Bolshoi: Swan Lake (Live) (TBC)

Bolshoi: Swan Lake (Live)

Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.

Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.

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Sunday 23 Feb 202015:00

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (15)

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter

‘Blood & Lust!’: Classic Hammer Vampire Film Screaming

Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974)

‘The Only Man Alive Feared by the Walking Dead!’

A master swordsman, a hunchbacked professor and a beguiling gypsy girl join forces bring terror to the terrifying as they hunt vampires – but have they finally met their match? Starring Horst Janson and Caroline Munro.


Hammer’s Vampire films

Hammer expert, author Bruce Hallenbeck, talks us through Hammer’s classic vampire films. Dripping with bloody good tales and gruesome movie clips, he’s also joined by the stars of the films - the Hammer Scream Queens.

Autographs and photographs with the Hammer actors will be available for sale in the bar area before the


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Thursday 11 Jul 201922:00

Celluloid Sorceress presents: 48 Hrs on 35mm (15)

Celluloid Sorceress presents: 48 Hrs on 35mm

Eddie Murphy shot to movie-stardom against Nick Nolte in Walter Hill's landmark action thriller!

Reggie Hammond (Murphy) is the loud mouthed con-man taken out of prison by gnarly San Francisco cop Jack Cates (Nolte) for 48 Hrs. to catch escaped cop killer Albert Ganz (James Remar)

A rare 35mm presentation with special vintage 35mm trailer reel before the film. Please note: show starts at 10pm prompt

US I 1982 I 115 mins (inc. intro and extras) I Cert 15 I 35mm.

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Saturday 22 Jun 201922:00

Cinememories: An American In Paris (U)

Cinememories: An American In Paris

Jerry Mulligan is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for the gamine charms of Lise Bouvier. However, his paintings come to the attention of Milo Roberts, a rich American heiress, who is interested in more than just art.

Our Cinememories dementia friendly screenings are free for anyone over 60 and guests of any age, such as friends, family or carers. The screenings will be shown with brighter lighting, quieter sound and an interval in the middle of the film for a sing-a-long and comfort break. This is included in the running time above.

A Dementia Adviser for the borough of Barnet (representing Alzheimer's Society) will be present at the screenings, offering information on how to live well with dementia and the support available for carers for someone living with the condition.

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Tuesday 30 Jul 201912:00

Cinememories: Fiddler on the Roof (U)

Cinememories: Fiddler on the Roof

A lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye, a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the century czarist Russia.

Our Cinememories dementia friendly screenings are free for anyone over 60 and guests of any age, such as friends, family or carers. The screenings will be shown with brighter lighting, quieter sound and an interval in the middle of the film for a sing-a-long and comfort break. This is included in the running time above.

A Dementia Adviser for the borough of Barnet (representing Alzheimer's Society) will be present at the screenings, offering information on how to live well with dementia and the support available for carers for someone living with the condition.

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Tuesday 16 Jul 201912:00

Diego Maradona (12A)

Diego Maradona

On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee. For seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football icon and the most passionate but dangerous city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.

On the pitch, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, he was treated like a God. The charismatic Argentine loved a fight against the odds and led Napoli to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams.

But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased while performing miracles on the pitch but, as time passed, darker days closed in.

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Friday 21 Jun 201915:15
Saturday 22 Jun 201915:00
Monday 24 Jun 201911:3020:20
Tuesday 25 Jun 201913:0020:00
Wednesday 26 Jun 201915:20
Thursday 27 Jun 201916:00

Diego Maradona + Q&A with Asif Kapadia (12A)

Diego Maradona + Q&A with Asif Kapadia

The Phoenix is delighted to be welcoming director Asif Kapadia for a special Q&A after this screening of his latest documentary feature!

On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee. For seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football icon and the most passionate but dangerous city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.

On the pitch, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, he was treated like a God. The charismatic Argentine loved a fight against the odds and led Napoli to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams.

But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased while performing miracles on the pitch but, as time passed, darker days closed in.

**Please note that there will be no trailers before this screening and the film will start promptly at 6.15pm**

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Sunday 23 Jun 201918:15

Dracula (15)


‘Blood & Lust!’: Classic Hammer Vampire Film Screaming

Dracula (1958)

‘The Chill of the Tomb Won’t Leave Your Blood For Hours… After You Come Face-to-Face with DRACULA - The TERRIFYING Lover Who Died – Yet Lived!’

The film that made Christopher Lee the enduring face of Dracula. Jonathan Harker has a secret mission to destroy the evil Count Dracula – but soon the count takes his revenge, slaking his thirst on Harker’s beautiful fiancée… Can Professor Van Helsing save her – and the rest of mankind? Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Janina Faye.

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Saturday 13 Jul 201922:15

Gloria Bell (15)

Gloria Bell

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles.

After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

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Wednesday 19 Jun 201911:00 (Bringing up Baby)16:0020:50
Thursday 20 Jun 201913:0018:15

Glyndebourne: Cinderella - Live (12A)

Glyndebourne: Cinderella - Live

Original production conceived and directed for the Glyndebourne Tour by Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve) and revived and directed for Festival 2019 by Fiona Dunn. The classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score. Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese plays the titular role in this glittering and colourful opera.

‘Fiona Shaw...turns this fin-de-siècle confection into a complex modern-day fairytale and a story of psychological transformation.’The Times

‘Fiona Shaw’s direction gracefully explores the story’s psychological resonances.’The Daily Telegraph

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Sunday 30 Jun 201917:30

Glyndebourne: The Barber of Seville – Recorded (2016) (TBC)

Glyndebourne: The Barber of Seville – Recorded (2016)

Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy. Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, has a cunning that knows no bounds. His playful energy is brought to life in director Annabel Arden’s sparkling and springing production. This is also another chance to catch Danielle de Niese who plays the determined Rosina.

‘…a triumphant celebration of Rossini's musical genius. ’The Independent

‘Danielle de Niese is a Rosina of irrepressible energy and sparkly,’Financial Times

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Sunday 14 Jul 201919:00

Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute – Live (12A)

Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute – Live

Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.

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Sunday 4 Aug 201917:30

International Vampire Film and Arts Festival (TBC)

International Vampire Film and Arts Festival




JULY 9TH – 13TH 2019

The Phoenix will be screening a strand of late night Hammer Horror Vampire movies in collaboration with the festival.



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Tuesday 9 Jul 201915:00 (Vampfest Info)

Interview With The Vampire on 35mm + Q&A with Stephen Woolley (18)

Interview With The Vampire on 35mm + Q&A with Stephen Woolley

We are thrilled to be welcoming BAFTA-winning producer, Stephen Woolley, for an exclusive Q&A after this special 35mm screening.

Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer (Christian Slater). Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) -- whose addition to the "family" breeds even more conflict.

Filmed at the Phoenix in 1994, this year marks Interview With The Vampire's 25th anniversary. And what a way to celebrate! The 35mm print has been specially sourced for this event by The Celluloid Sorceress.  

**Please note there will be no trailers before this event and the screening will start promptly at 7.30pm**

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Saturday 13 Jul 201919:30

LIFF: Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition (TBC)

LIFF: Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition

The festival’s annual Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition and Award is a rare chance to see the works of talented, emerging filmmakers, who are exploring themes of South Asian Experience. The competition’s final shortlist films will be screened at the festival and the winner of the 2019 award is announced on the festival’s Closing Night. In association with the Bagri Foundation.

NOOREH | Ashsih Pandey | 22 mins | Urdu

A young girl living on the India/Pakistan border discovers that gunfire stops if she stays awake at night.  

ALIEN CULTURE | Iesh Thapar | 16 mins | English

Southall 1979 with tensions running high, a young man thinks his brother is in trouble but the truth is far from what he imagined.

THESE SILENCES ARE ALL THE WORDS | Madhia Aijaz | 15 mins | Urdu

A poetic essay on the public libraries of Pakistan

U USHACHA | Rohan Kanwade | 21 mins | Marathi

A young farm labourer finds herself drawn to a local primary school teacher in ways she never thought possible.

KARK PAWAN | Preet Nayak | 26 mins | Hindi

A young woman hopes her monotonous life takes a turn after meeting a stranger and falling in love.

RAMMAT GAMMAT | Ajitpal singh | 17 mins | Gujarati

Two young boys friendship is tested when a pair of football boots goes missing.

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Sunday 23 Jun 201916:00

LIFF: Sir (12A)


After its debut at Cannes this film has been winning hearts and awards the world over. A wealthy young Indian man in Mumbai with baggage from the past falls in love with his servant, a widow who dreams of becoming a tailor.

As the two take baby steps towards each other, trust is of the essence. Sir explores the age-old divide between the classes in India and wonders if it can ever be bridged.

Brilliant performances from Tillotama Shome (Manto) and Vivek Gomber (Court) offer a compelling on screen chemistry in this charming romance.

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Friday 21 Jun 201920:00

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (12A)

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

On Tuesday 10 September, Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor Margaret Atwood to mark the release of The Testaments, Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. The event will be broadcast live via satellite from the National Theatre in London.

The publication of The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression.

Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

“Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.”

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

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Tuesday 10 Sep 201919:30

Mari (12A)


Professional dancer and choreographer Charlotte (Bobbi Jene Smith) is preparing for a new show. Everything is going well, until she receives a call: Mari, her grandmother, is dying.

Drama, dance and death innovatively collide in Georgia Parris' life-affirming debut feature, starring renowned contemporary dancer Bobbi Jene Smith and with choreography from Maxine Doyle (Associate Director and Choreographer for Punchdrunk).

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Friday 21 Jun 201913:00
Saturday 22 Jun 201919:50
Sunday 23 Jun 201921:10
Monday 24 Jun 201916:10
Tuesday 25 Jun 201915:40
Wednesday 26 Jun 201911:00 (Bringing up Baby)
Thursday 27 Jun 201913:00

Mark Kermode presents Near Dark (18)

Mark Kermode presents Near Dark

Mark Kermode Presents: Near Dark (1987)

‘At dawn they hide. At dark they wake. At night they search for blood. Pray for daylight.’

Author and critic Mark Kermode presents Kathryn Bigelow’s neo-western vampire classic, telling the story of a midwestern teenager (Adrian Pasdar) who becomes involved with a gang of nomadic vampires led by Jesse (Lance Henriksen).

The film is followed by a Q&A with Mark Kermode on vampire movies.

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Friday 12 Jul 201919:00

Met Opera: Agrippina (TBC)

Met Opera: Agrippina

In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Joyce DiDonato stars as the power-hungry empress.

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Saturday 29 Feb 202017:55

Met Opera: Akhnaten (TBC)

Met Opera: Akhnaten

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met with a new staging

of Glass’s Akhnaten, originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera,

where it premiered, winning the 2017

Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.

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Saturday 23 Nov 201917:55

Met Opera: Der Fliegende Hollander (TBC)

Met Opera: Der Fliegende Hollander

For the first time at the Met, Sir Bryn Terfel sings the role of the mysterious Dutchman, condemned to roam the seas for eternity, with Anja Kampe as the devoted Senta, whose love can set him free.

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Saturday 14 Mar 202016:55

Met Opera: Madama Butterfly (2019) (TBC)

Met Opera: Madama Butterfly (2019)

Hui He stars as the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer, sung by Andrea Carè.

Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the first time.

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Saturday 9 Nov 201917:55

Met Opera: Manon (2019) (TBC)

Met Opera: Manon (2019)

Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing.

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Saturday 26 Oct 201917:55

Met Opera: Maria Stuarda (2020) (TBC)

Met Opera: Maria Stuarda (2020)

Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I.

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Saturday 9 May 202017:55

Met Opera: Porgy and Bess (TBC)

Met Opera: Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera, hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year.

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Saturday 1 Feb 202017:55

Met Opera: Tosca (TBC)

Met Opera: Tosca

Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns with star soprano Anna Netrebko as the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi.

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Saturday 11 Apr 202017:55

Met Opera: Turandot (TBC)

Met Opera: Turandot

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot, which

stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese

princess who has renounced all men.

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Saturday 12 Oct 201917:55

Met Opera: Wozzeck (TBC)

Met Opera: Wozzeck

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William

Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s

expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its

intense emotional power and brilliant score as

one of the most significant operas of the 20th century.

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Saturday 11 Jan 202017:55

Met Summer Encore: Aida (TBC)

Met Summer Encore: Aida

From the 2018–19 season

Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili offer blazing performances in Verdi's grand drama of ancient Egypt, seen in a stunning production by Sonja Frisell. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

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Sunday 1 Sep 201912:00

Met Summer Encore: La Boheme (TBC)

Met Summer Encore: La Boheme

From the 2013–14 season

Franco Zeffirelli's picturesque staging, an audience favorite for more than 30 years, features a winning young cast, including soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers

Mimì and Rodolfo. Stefano Ranzani conducts.

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Sunday 28 Jul 201912:00

Met Summer Encore: Romeo & Juliette (12A)

Met Summer Encore: Romeo & Juliette

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio, and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production.

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Sunday 21 Jul 201912:00

Met Summer Encore: The Barber of Seville (TBC)

Met Summer Encore: The Barber of Seville

From the 2006–07 season

Rossini's madcap comedy receives a spirited production by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and stars mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and baritone

Peter Mattei. Maurizio Benini conducts.

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Sunday 25 Aug 201912:00

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore 2019) (12A)

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore 2019)

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

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Thursday 26 Sep 201919:00
Sunday 29 Sep 201913:30

NT Live: Small Island (15)

NT Live: Small Island

National Theatre Live

Small Island

adapted by Helen Edmundson

based on the novel by Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

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Thursday 27 Jun 201919:00 (Sold Out)

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (12A)

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Sam Mendes.

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

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Thursday 25 Jul 201919:00 (Sold Out)

ROH Live: Concerto/Enigma/Raymonda (TBC)

ROH Live: Concerto/Enigma/Raymonda

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet.

Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a

contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.

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Tuesday 5 Nov 201919:15

ROH Live: Coppelia (TBC)

ROH Live: Coppelia

A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.

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Tuesday 10 Dec 201919:15

ROH Live: Don Giovanni (TBC)

ROH Live: Don Giovanni

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger... and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic

and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.

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Tuesday 8 Oct 201918:45

ROH Live: Don Pasquale (TBC)

ROH Live: Don Pasquale

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle

of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains

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Thursday 24 Oct 201919:30

ROH Live: Elektra (TBC)

ROH Live: Elektra

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences

since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brunnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

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Thursday 18 Jun 202019:45

ROH Live: Fidelio (TBC)

ROH Live: Fidelio

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpointare the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

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Tuesday 17 Mar 202019:15

ROH Live: La Boheme (TBC)

ROH Live: La Boheme

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyricalarias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

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Wednesday 29 Jan 202019:45

ROH Live: Marston & Starlett (TBC)

ROH Live: Marston & Starlett

Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.

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Tuesday 25 Feb 202019:15

ROH Live: Pagliacci (TBC)

ROH Live: Pagliacci

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one

wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

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Tuesday 21 Apr 202019:15

ROH Live: Swan Lake (TBC)

ROH Live: Swan Lake

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical bal

let. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

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Wednesday 1 Apr 202019:15

ROH Live: The Dante Project (TBC)

ROH Live: The Dante Project

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own

exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean,

lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Ha

meed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

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Thursday 28 May 202019:15

ROH Live: The Nutcracker (TBC)

ROH Live: The Nutcracker

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family

living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.

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Tuesday 17 Dec 201919:15

RSC Live: Measure for Measure (12A)

RSC Live: Measure for Measure

"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.

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Wednesday 31 Jul 201919:00

Refugee Week Special: Paddington (PG)

Refugee Week Special: Paddington

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins).

Although Paddington's amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

As with all of our Kids Club screenings, there will be a a free activity of arts and crafts at 10am before the film.

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Saturday 22 Jun 201911:00

Short Film Club: Cannes comes to the Phoenix! (15)

Short Film Club: Cannes comes to the Phoenix!

Short Film Club: Cannes comes to the Phoenix! Five Cinefondation films about women presented by filmmaker Fateme Ahmadi.

LEIDI - 2014 - Simón Mesa Soto - Colombia - 16mins

A girl lives with her mum and her baby. Her boyfriend hasn't shown up in days. When she hears from a friend that he's started a new relationship, she embarks on a journey to find him.

LUNCH TIME - 2017 - Alireza Ghasemi - Iran - 15mins

A 16-year-old girl has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. The people in charge at the hospital – due to her young age – won’t let her into the morgue and ask her to bring her guardian instead. However, the girl insists that most of her family is in jail for criminal activities. Finally, after her insistence, they agree to let her into the morgue...

PATRIOT - 2015 - Eva Riley - UK - 15 mins

Against the backdrop of simmering racial tensions within her rural English town, the life of eleven year old Hannah changes forever when she meets a boy from a mysterious and forbidden world.

PAUL IS HERE - 2016 - Valentina Maurel - Belgium - 24mins

Paul is here. Like a step backwards, like a ghost knocking at the door. He is here, and his annoying presence will disrupt Jeanne's everyday life.

BUSINESS - 2015 - Malena Vain - Argentina - 20mins

A girl, alongside her guitar, reunites with her father in a hotel room. He’s a businessman on a visit to Argentina, the country he once called home. She’s back from playing at a concert. Night falls between those four white walls until the sun rises again.

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Sunday 30 Jun 201913:40

Sometimes Always Never (12A)

Sometimes Always Never

Based on the short story Triple Word Score by scriptwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, this quirky and moving dramedy tells the story of a family with an exceptional Scrabble vocabulary who cannot put their words to use and communicate with each other. Bill Nighy stars as Alan, a father on a journey to reconnect with his two sons.

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Friday 21 Jun 201918:0021:50
Saturday 22 Jun 201913:0017:40
Sunday 23 Jun 201913:30
Monday 24 Jun 201914:10 (Relaxed Screening)18:20
Tuesday 25 Jun 201918:00
Wednesday 26 Jun 201913:1018:00

The Cold Blue (PG)

The Cold Blue

The Cold Blue is a tribute to the men who fought and risked their lives to help achieve victory - 75 years ago.

Extraordinary, never before seen color footage shot by one of the greatest directors, William Wyler, puts you 30,000 feet over Nazi Germany, battling killer flak, enemy fighters and minus 60 degree temperatures. All the odds were stacked against returning home alive - whilst men died to bring this harrowing footage into cinemas today. Now, you can fly alongside the last surviving heroes who flew, who fought and who risked their lives.

Multiple Academy Award® winning director William Wyler went to Europe in 1943 to document the Air War in progress. Wyler flew actual combat missions with B-17s - and one of his three cinematographers was killed during filming. Incredibly, all of the raw color footage Wyler shot for The Memphis Belle was recently discovered deep in the vaults of the National Archives, and a new film has been constructed out of the material.

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Thursday 4 Jul 201912:00
Sunday 7 Jul 201914:30

The Vampire Lovers (15)

The Vampire Lovers

‘Blood & Lust!’: Classic Hammer Vampire Film Screaming

The Vampire Lovers (1970)

‘If You Dare – Taste the Deadly Passion of the Blood Nymphs! An Erotic Nightmare of Tormented Lusts!’

Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late 18 th century Germany – until they meet an old enemy. Starring Peter Cushing, Ingrid Pitt and Madeline Smith.

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Friday 12 Jul 201922:00

Tonka of the Gallows (TBC)

Tonka of the Gallows

"A rarely seen gem from the archives of the Czech Republic, Tonka of the Gallows fuses German chiaroscuro aesthetics with the Soviet flare for surprising angles for this affective parable of the cruelty that comes from small-mindedness.

At the center of an international cast is the Slovenian ingénue with the haunting eyes, Ita Rina, who seems to channel Garbo’s Anna Christie in her portrayal of a prostitute whose selfless act of spending the night with a condemned man makes her a pariah throughout all Prague.

Made as sound was taking over the industry, Tonka of the Gallows is a tour-de-force of silent-era filmmaking from Czechoslovakian director Karel Anton, who here has made his best work, always tempering style to serve the larger story." - San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

Musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne.

With thanks to the Narodni Filmovy Archiv, Prague.

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Sunday 4 Aug 201915:30

Twins of Evil (15)

Twins of Evil

‘Blood & Lust!’: Classic Hammer Vampire Film Screaming

Twins of Evil (1971)

‘One uses her Beauty for Love; One uses her Lure for Blood!’

Puritanical witch-hunter Gustav Weil finally meets true evil when dark magic resurrects a vampire, seducing one of his twin nieces to its bloodthirsty cause… but which one? Starring Peter Cushing, Mary and Madeleine Collinson and Judy Matheson.

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Wednesday 10 Jul 201922:15

UK Jewish Film Preview: Transit (12A)

UK Jewish Film Preview: Transit

When fleeing Paris after the Nazi invasion, Georg (Franz Rogowski) escapes to Marseille assuming the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. With nowhere to turn, he is confounded to the corridors of a small hotel, the consulates, cafés and bars that line the harbour. Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie (Paula Beer) who is desperate to find her missing husband. Based on the eponymous 1944 novel by Anna Seghers, award-winning director Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Barbara), tells the story of a nearly impossible love amid escape, exile and a longing for a place to call home. This Second World War narrative set in modern-day France is a surreal yet timely allegory.

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Wednesday 10 Jul 201920:00

UK Jewish Film: Promise at Dawn (TBC)

UK Jewish Film: Promise at Dawn

Charlotte Gainsbourg shines as a Jewish mother in this powerful adaptation of Romain Gary’s memoir.

Believing in his potential from infancy and relentlessly pushing him to fulfil it, she was instrumental in her son becoming one of France’s 20th century literary giants. Although she is often delusional, her resourcefulness saves them from destitution in Lithuania and takes them to their promised land, France. Heartbreaking and funny in equal measure, Promise at Dawn is an ode to mother-child relationships – specifically Jewish yet universally relatable.

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Wednesday 26 Jun 201920:00

Vampire Circus (PG)

Vampire Circus

‘Blood & Lust!’ Classic Hammer Vampire Film Screaming

Vampire Circus (1972)

‘Human fangs ripping throats – no sawdust can soak up the torrent of blood! The greatest blood-show on earth!’

As a plague sweeps the land, leaving a remote village completely cut-off, a mysterious circus emerges from the forest. Soon children start disappearing and the locals suspect the circus troupe hides a sinister secret… Starring Adrienne Corri.

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Tuesday 9 Jul 201922:00