A great selection of Hollywood blockbusters are coming to our very own local cinema in Arnold over the next two months…
Ralph Breaks The Internet (PG)
Saturday, January 5 and Sunday 6 at 2.30pm
Video-game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet–the Netizens–to help navigate their way in this delightful sequel to Wreck It Ralph.
Directed by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston. Voiced by John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman (1hr 48 mins // US 2018)
Robin Hood (12A)
Saturday, January 5 & Sun 6 January at 7.30pm
Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. Director Otto Bathurst (Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders) brings his unique, gritty touch to this classic story from our home city.
Directed by Otto Bathurst. Starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx (1hr 56 mins // US 2018)
Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
Sunday, January 6 at 5pm; Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 at 2.30pm; Wed 9 January at 5pm; Thursday 10 at 2.30pm
After selling out pretty much every screening, we’re bringing one of 2018’s biggest movies back! A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton (1hrs 46 mins // US/UK 2018)
The Old Man & The Gun (12A)
Wednesday, January 9 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
Directed by David Lowery. Starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck (1hr 33 mins // US 2018)
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (PG)
Sunday, January 20 at 2.30pm & 5pm
A teenage boy is mentored by a Peter Parker from another dimension, as he aims to become the next web-slinging hero to delve into the ever expanding ‘Spider-Verse’.
Directed by Bob Persichettie and Peter Ramsey. Voiced by Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld (1hrs 56 mins // US 2018)
Monday, January 21, at 2.30pm; Wednesday, January 23, at 7.30pm; Thursday, January 24 at 2.30pm
Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry — a housewife and a golf pro — in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job — and his sense of purpose — he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.
Directed by Paul Dano. Starring Carey Mulligan, Jake Gylenhaal (1hrs 44 mins // US 2018)
Monday, January 21 21 January at 7.30pm; Tuesday, January 22 at 2.30pm
New York photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning about the death of her estranged father. Ronit is returning to the same Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to Esti, a female friend. Their fortuitous and happy reunion soon reignites their burning passion as the two women explore boundaries of faith and sexuality.
Directed by Sebastián Lelio. Starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz (1hrs 54 mins // US/UK/IRE 2017)
Tulip Fever (15)
Friday, January 25 and Monday January 28 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Tuesday, January 29 & Wednesday, January 30 at 2.30pm; Thursday, January 31 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
In 17th Century Amsterdam, a young girl is forced into a loveless marriage with a powerful and rich merchant. But after her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter, a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant’s ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything.
Directed by Justin Chadwick. Starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan and Judi Dench (1hrs 47 mins // US/UK 2017)
Royal Opera House Live: La Traviata (12A)
Wednesday, January 30 at 6.45pm; *Encore* – Sunday, February 3 at 2pm
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart-breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.
Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending.
The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.
Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.
Music: Guiseppe Verdi. Director: Richard Eyre. Conductor: Antonello Manacorda. Presented by the Royal Opera House Tickets £15 / £12.50 Concessions / £10 Under 16s
The Favourite (15)
Friday, February 1 at 2.30pm; Sunday, February 3 at 7.30pm; Monday, February 4, Tuesday 5 at 2.30pm; Wednesday, February 6 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm and Thursday, February 7 at 2.30pm
In early 18th Century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz (1hrs 59 mins // US/UK/IRE 2018)
Friday, February 1 at 7.30pm; Saturday, February 2 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Aquaman finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt.
Directed by James Wan. Starring Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe (2hrs 23 mins // US 2018)
Stan & Ollie (12A)
Friday, February 8 at 2.30pm; Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 at 7.30pm; Monday, February 11 & Tuesday 12 at 2.30pm; Thursday 14 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Already legends by 1953, beloved comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy set out to perform live shows for their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their new act and friendship.
Directed by Jon S. Baird. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly (1hrs 37 mins // US/UK/CAN 2018)
Holmes & Watson (12A)
Friday, February 8 at 7.30pm; Saturday, February 9 at 2.30pm; Sunday, February 10 at 5pm
Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon learn that they have only four days to solve the case, or the queen will become the next victim. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up again as the famous detective duo in this hilarious take on a literary classic.
Directed by Etan Cohen. Starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly (1hrs 47 mins // US 2018)
Mary Poppins Returns (PG)
Sunday, February 10 at 2.30pm; Wednesday 13 & Thu 14 at 5pm; Friday, February 15 at 7.30pm; Saturday, February 16 at 2.30pm; Sunday, February 17, Mon 18 at 2pm; Tuesday, February 19 & Thu 21 at 2.30pm; Friday, February 22 at 11am and Saturday, February 23 at 2.30pm
The mysterious Mary Poppins returns to visit Jane and her brother Michael, now a father of three, and helps them rediscover the joy they knew as children in this magical update of a much-loved classic.
Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt (2hrs 10 mins // US 2018)
Monday, February 11 at 7.30pm; Wednesday, February 13 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Friday, February 15 at 2.30pm; Saturday, February 16, Monday 18 & Wednesday 20 at 7.30pm
After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.
Directed by Wash Westmoreland. Starring Keira Knightley, Dominic West (1hrs 51 mins // US/UK/HUN 2018)
Sunday, February 17 & Monday 18 February at 5pm
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a small Californian beach town junkyard. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. However, the two of them soon find themselves hunted by a government agency known as Sector 7.
As they run from society, the two learn that Bee is not the only Transformer on Earth, and that the others might not be so friendly.
Directed by Travis Knight. Starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena (1hrs 53 mins // US/NZ 2018)
Royal Opera House Live: Don Quixote (12A)
Tuesday, February 19 at 7.15pm; *Encore* – Sunday, February 24 at 2pm
Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza.
The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.
Choreography: Carlos Acosta. Music: Ludwig Minkus. Presented by the Royal Opera House. Tickets £15 / £12.50 Concessions / £10 Under 16s
Mortal Engines (12A)
Friday, February 22 at 2.30pm
Peter Jackson returns to the big screen with another blockbuster adaptation of author Phillip Reeve’s and his Mortal Engines quartet.
A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw joins forces with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head, and Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.
Directed by Christian Rivers. Starring Hugo Weaving and Hera Hilmar (2hrs 8 mins // US 2018)
The Front Runner (15)
Saturday, February 23 & Sunday 24 at 7.30pm; Monday, February 25 & Thursday 28 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart’s intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House.
But it all comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.
Directed by Jason Reitman. Starring Hugh Jackman and Vera Farmiga (1hrs 53 mins // US 2018)
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