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Dumbo

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. Stars: Eva GreenColin FarrellMichael KeatonAlan ArkinDanny DeVito

Movie specifics

  • 112 minutes
  • Release date: 
    28 Mar 2019

Where Hands Touch

Limited Season.  Gemany 1944: 15-year old Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), daughter of a white German mother and a black father, lives in fear due to the colour of her skin. When she meets Lutz (George MacKay), the son of a prominent SS officer and a member of the Hitler Youth - mandatory for all Aryan boys since 1936 - the two fall helplessly in love, putting both their lives at risk. An original coming of age story through the eyes of a bi-racial teen and she witnesses the persecution of Jews and those deemed 'non-pure'. Stars Abbie CornishAmandla StenbergGeorge MacKayChristopher Eccleston

Movie specifics

  • 122 minutes
  • Release date: 
    28 Mar 2019

National Theatre Live: Allelujah!

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this acclaimed production full of ‘singalongs and stinging wit’ (Guardian).
The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town in Yorkshire, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.  One of Britain’s most celebrated writers, Alan Bennett’s plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00
Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March 2019 at 1.00pm

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    30 Mar 2019

Shazam!

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM! - this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam. Stars:  Zachary LeviMark StrongDjimon Hounsou

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    4 Apr 2019

The Metropolitan Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur

NEW PRODUCTION! For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great real-life 18th-century actress who is adored by many, but who loves only the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections who will stop at nothing to win his love; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé.
Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April 2019

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    6 Apr 2019

Missing Link

Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend. Stars: Zach GalifianakisHugh JackmanZoe Saldana

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    11 Apr 2019

The Aftermath

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.  Stars Keira KnightleyAlexander SkarsgårdJason Clarke

Movie specifics

  • 108 minutes
  • Release date: 
    11 Apr 2019

The Curse of the Weeping Woman

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Stars: Marisol RamirezLinda CardelliniTony Amendola

Movie specifics

  • 93 minutes
  • Release date: 
    18 Apr 2019

National Theatre Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, filmed live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.
This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.
Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. 
Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 April 2019 at 1.00pm

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    20 Apr 2019

Woman at War

Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life (Icelandic, Subtitled). Stars: Halldóra GeirharðsdóttirJóhann SigurðarsonJuan Camillo Roman Estrada

Movie specifics

  • 101 minutes
  • Release date: 
    25 Apr 2019

Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

Join the party from May 2, 2019 when Entertainment One’s (eOne) beloved preschool series PEPPA PIG returns to Australian cinemas for an all-new big screen adventure to mark the 15-year anniversary of the nation’s favourite little piggy.
The hour-long theatrical release gives preschool audiences 10 never-before-broadcast episodes featuring a two-part festival special, complete with new characters and locations.
Little piggies can look forward to a whole hour of snorts and giggles with songs to sing along to and dances and movements to join in with; making it the prefect cinema outing for pre-schoolers and all the family to enjoy. Each of the ten brand-new episodes will be connected with never-before-seen interactive entertainment featuring little ones singing and playing along with their favourite onscreen characters.

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    2 May 2019

Top End Wedding

Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.  Stars Gwilym LeeKerry FoxMiranda Tapsell

Movie specifics

  • 102 minutes
  • Release date: 
    2 May 2019

The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Don José loses everything to be with the capricious Carmen, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe.  
Clémentine Margaine stars as opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite superstar Roberto Alagna (who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010) as the passionate solider held in the throes of Carmen’s cruel magnetism
Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s thrilling production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire and one of the most popular operas of all time.
Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 May 2019 at 1.00pm

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    4 May 2019

The Hustle

A remake of the 1988 comedy, 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'.  Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.  Stars Rebel WilsonAnne HathawayTim Blake Nelson

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    9 May 2019

Aladdin

When a street urchin finds a lamp with a genie inside, he uses the lamp to turn himself into a prince in order to win the heart of a beautiful princess. But an evil vizier is after the lamp too. Stars: Mena MassoudWill SmithNaomi ScottBilly Magnussen

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    23 May 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. Stars: Vera FarmigaMillie Bobby BrownKyle Chandler

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    30 May 2019

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN - DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain, to the streets of Paris. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells the fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time: Approx. 85 mins
All Tickets: $20.00

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June 2019

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    8 Jun 2019

The Staging Post Q&A

Monday 17 June at 6.30pm.

When a small group of refugees were stuck in Indonesia, they started a refugee school and inspired a refugee-led education revolution which continues today. The Staging Post is an inspiring and uplifting film which proves that, when given agency and encouragement, the sleeping leaders in the refugee community are part of the solution.
Last year The Staging Post was a great sucess at The Empire Cinema, we are very pleased to announce an encore screening. The star of the film, Muzafar Ali, will be here again for the Q&A, and this time he’s bringing his wife, daughters and mother. The director, Jolyon Hoff, will also be in attendance.
This is a very special all-ages event, if you saw the film last year, you know what a inspirational evening it is and we promise you will love the film even more a second time.

All Tickets $12.00 available now at the Box Office or online.  

Movie specifics

  • 120 minutes
  • Release date: 
    17 Jun 2019

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: YOUNG PICASSO

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time - and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years - the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?  Somewhat overlooked, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Looking carefully at two key early periods - the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period - the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a key painting in the history of art - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.  It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old.  Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to such great heights.

Directed by Phil Grabsky
Running time: Approx. 85 mins
All Tickets: $20.00

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 August 2019

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    3 Aug 2019

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: REMBRANDT

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

Director by Kat Mansoor
Running time: 90 mins
All Tickets: $20.00

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September 2019

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    28 Sep 2019

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: VAN GOGH & JAPAN

"I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo.  In the exhibition on which this film is based - VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction. After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find - the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors. In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was.

Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time: Approx. 85 mins
All Tickets: $20.00

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November 2019

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    23 Nov 2019