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WHAT'S ON

Sun 22nd & Thurs 26th October

Newly restored for its 40th anniversary, Steven Spielberg’s 1977 sci-fi masterpiece can now be seen in 4K digital glory. After an incredible encounter with a UFO amid a spate of paranormal disturbances, Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) goes on a quest to make contact with this otherworldly presence, meeting other believers on the way. Full of innocence and wonder, it’s an old-fashioned epic with a truly thrilling denouement.

Monday 23rd October
Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

Tues 24th & Thurs 26th October
Cut from the same explicit, ironic, confessional cloth as Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s internationally successful Fleabag, Peter Mackie Burns’s Daphne is a tightly focused, remarkably authentic and complex character study of brittle 31-year-old Londoner Daphne (Emily Beecham). Having ‘sort of given up on people’, it’s only when she’s thrown into chaos by a violent incident that she begins to confront the reality of her life.

Fri 27th October to Thurs 2nd November
Find the ninja within ya! Featuring the voices of Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Kumail Nanjiani, Jackie Chan and more, the second spin-off from the hilarious The Lego Movie sees young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya tasked with defending their island home, Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors fighting evil forces but by day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.

Fri 27th October to Thurs 2nd November
Ryan Gosling (Drive) stars alongside the original blade runner, Harrison Ford in Denis Villeneuve’s (Sicario, Arrival) breathlessly awaited return to the moody, futuristic dystopia of Ridley Scott’s celebrated 1982 original. LAPD Officer K (Gosling) unearths a dark secret with the potential to end humanity. To have any chance of stopping it he must find Rick Deckard (Ford), who’s been missing for 30 years.

Sat 28th October
Joel and Ethan Coen’s (Fargo) thrilling debut established them as important new cinematic voices three decades ago. Newly released in a 4K restoration, it tells the hardboiled story of a Texas private eye tasked with a crime which goes fatefully awry. With an outstanding cast (including Frances McDormand), razor sharp dialogue and a Carter Burwell score, it’s a landmark film; a trailblazing, near virtuosic neo-noir.

Sun 29th October
“Welcome… to a night… of total… terror.” The debut feature of late, great horror master George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead) was not the first zombie film, but it is very likely the best. A gleeful, thrilling and satiric masterpiece that continues to influence the genre, it sees an unknown cast battling an invasion of the undead in a tellingly divided America.

Thurs 2nd November

Shirley Collins was at the epicentre of the folk music revival of the ’60s and ’70s, before a vocal disorder forced her into early retirement. Granted intimate access to Collins as she works on her first album in almost 40 years, and exploring her relationship to the songs of the American South, this lyrical documentary (from the makers of Way of the Morris) chronicles one woman’s battle to rediscover her voice.

Tues 21st November

Now entering his ninth decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on the two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

Tues 5th December
Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

Thurs 7th December
Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.