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WHAT'S ON

Tues 24th to Thurs 26th July
One of Studio Ghibli master Hayao Miyazaki’s most universally celebrated films, the dazzling, surreally imaginative animation Spirited Away follows a young girl through a fantastical landscape. In the middle of her family’s move to the suburbs, 10-year-old Chihiro wanders into a world ruled by witches and monsters, where humans are changed into animals and nothing is as it seems.

Sun 1st, Weds 4th & Sun 8th July
From the creators of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea comes this luminous, thrilling, Oscar-nominated animation, based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old Afghan girl growing up under the Taliban in 2001, who when her father is imprisoned, decides to disguise herself as a boy to become the breadwinner for her family.

Sun 1st July

A true British classic, Lindsay Anderson’s If… burns with an anarchic anger and the incendiary revolutionary spirit of 1968. Malcolm McDowell is teenage schoolboy Mick, who – tired of his bullying schoolmates and incompetent teachers, leads a revolution against his boarding school’s stagnant, stifling conformism and petty viciousness. Full of the sweet spirit of youthful rebellion, If… remains a subversive, anti-authoritarian attack on middle-class values.

Mon 2nd & Thurs 5th July
Poignantly featuring the late John Hurt in his final role, Eric Styles’ enigmatic, absorbing and moving drama is based on N. J. Crisp’s stage play and follows Ralph (Hurt), a once famous writer in his seventies who’s now terminally ill. He wants to restore the balance of his family, uphold his moral principles and die with dignity – but finds his final wishes may be more complicated than he’d hoped.

Thurs 5th July
Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

Fri 6th to Thurs 12th July
The latest Jurassic World blockbuster is full of wonder, thrills and the spirit of adventure. Four years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a dangerous volcano – but soon, encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs whilst uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

Sat 7th July
Exquisitely performed by an ensemble cast including Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett, Oliver Parker’s 1999 Oscar Wilde adaptation is an arch, sophisticated and eloquent comedy. Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam) is the loving husband who despairs of his friend Lord Arthur Goring’s (Everett) womanising ways – until Laura (Moore) arrives on the scene; complicating the lives of both men and revealing their true natures.

Sat 7th & Sun 8th July

45 Years director Andrew Haigh returns with this perceptive drama set against the beautifully photographed Pacific Northwest, the new American frontier. Charley (Charlie Plummer), a teenager living with his single father (Travis Fimmel), finds work caring for an ageing racehorse named Lean on Pete, along with owner Del (Steve Buscemi) and jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny), until he makes a challenging discovery.

Thurs 12th July
In support of their chart-topping seventh studio album Drones, the Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour, playing over 130 dates across the globe in support of the acclaimed concept album. For the very first time, the band performed “in the round” from the middle of the arena, with the stage design a configuration giving fans a full 360 degree audio/visual experience.

Fri 13th, Sun 15th, Mon 16th & Thurs 19th July
Four lifelong friends have their worlds changed by Fifty Shades of Grey in this sophisticated romantic comedy. At their book club, recent widow Diane (Diane Keaton); carefree Vivian (Jane Fonda); divorcee Sharon (Candice Bergen) and long-married Carol (Mary Steenburgen) find inspiration in the infamous erotic thriller – catapulting them into a string of outrageous choices, as they chase pleasures that have hitherto eluded them.

Sat 14th & 15th July

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (voiced by Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters can live it up without humans policing them. One special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein, the Mummy and more – to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. But then an unexpected guest arrives and takes a shine to Mavis.

Sat 14th July
John Schlesinger’s keenly observant kitchen sink classic follows a well-wrought romance set in ‘60s industrial Lancashire. Vic (Alan Bates) and Ingrid (June Ritchie) work at the same factory. He wants only a physical relationship; she is looking for true love. They get together: but with consequences neither could have foreseen, testing the mettle of their relationship far beyond anything they could have imagined.