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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

  • 128 minutes
  • Release date: 
    23 May 2019

Little Woods

Limited Season. Little Woods, North Dakota, a fracking boomtown well beyond its prime. Ollie is trying to survive the last few days of her probation after getting caught illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border. But when her mother dies, she is thrust back into the life of her estranged sister Deb (James), who is facing her own crisis with an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex. The two find they have one week to settle the mortgage on their mother’s house or face foreclosure. As bills and pressure mount, Ollie faces a choice: whether to return to a way of life she thought she’d left behind for just one more score or to leave it all behind. A taught and affecting thriller about sisters pushed to extremes from award-winning director Nia DaCosta. Stars: Tessa ThompsonLily JamesJames Badge Dale

Movie specifics

  • 105 minutes
  • Release date: 
    23 May 2019

Mountainfilm on Tour Australia & New Zealand

Screening Saturday 25 May at 7.00pm, All tickets $12.00
The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - HEART. Join us for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit.  Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews and is now in its third year. This year the tour will visit more than 50 locations across Australia and New Zealand between February and July 2019, as well as headlining the Cradle Mountain Film Fest.  This year’s film selection includes an awesome mix of short documentaries featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

 

Movie specifics

  • 120 minutes
  • Release date: 
    25 May 2019

National Theatre Live: All About Eve

Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, filmed live for cinemas from the West End in London.  All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?  Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May 2019 at 1.00pm

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    25 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

  • 132 minutes
  • Release date: 
    30 May 2019

Dino King: Journey to Fire Mountain

Special Event Screenings!  Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June and Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June.  All Tickets $12.00.  An action-packed family adventure that combines the realism of Walking With Dinosaurs with the heart of Finding Nemo. Speckles, a ferocious tarbosaurus and his young son junior, mourning the loss of their family in an epic battle, roam the lands in search of food, adventure and peace. Under the watchful eye of his dad, Junior is growing up healthy and strong, but with an overconfidence thanks to his young age. After one encounter results in Junior being kidnapped, Speckles embarks on an adventure to the ends of the earth to find his son. Encountering friend and foe, ally and enemy, Speckles will stop at nothing and will take on all corners to save his offspring.

Movie specifics

  • 94 minutes
  • Release date: 
    1 Jun 2019

The Metropolitan Opera - La Fille du Regiment

Marie, adopted daughter of the French army, falls deeply in love with a man who saves her life – a man who just so happens to be from an enemy nation. And so begins Donizetti’s bright and witty tale of love, loyalty and family. 
Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. 
La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna.
Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June 2019

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    1 Jun 2019

2040

Practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future.  Stars Damon GameauEva LazzaroZoe Gameau

Movie specifics

  • 92 minutes
  • Release date: 
    6 Jun 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 at 11.15am
Tickets available now at the Box Office or online 

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    8 Jun 2019

Men in Black: International

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. Stars: Chris HemsworthTessa ThompsonLiam Neeson

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    13 Jun 2019

Tolkien

Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. Stars: Nicholas HoultLily Collins

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    13 Jun 2019

National Theatre Live: All My Sons

Filmed live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00
Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June 2019 at 1.00pm

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    15 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

The Metropolitan Opera - Die Walküre

Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written, Die Walküre is an unmissable epic story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. A hugely beloved opera and often sell-out smash hit, the Met is proud to present the second installment of Wagner’s legendary Ring cycle. Starring Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity.  Philippe Jordan conducts.
Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June 2019 at 1.00pm

Movie specifics

  • 320 minutes
  • Release date: 
    29 Jun 2019

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Peter Parker and his friends go on a European vacation, where Peter finds himself agreeing to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent. Stars: Tom HollandZendayaJon FavreauJake GyllenhaalSamuel L. Jackson

Movie specifics

  • Release date: 
    1 Jul 2019

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, this ‘spellbinding’ (★★★★★ Independent) re-imagining of the classic New Adventures production stars Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen.

Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved tale is ‘still original, still unmissable’ (★★★★★ Metro), a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 July at 1pm. 
Adults $25, Concessions $23

 

Movie specifics

  • 130 minutes
  • Release date: 
    6 Jul 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