A Quiet Passion (12A)

A Quiet Passion
A finely detailed portrait of American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
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Thursday 27 Apr 201717:00 Book Now

Andre Rieu Maastricht 2017 (No Cert)

Andre Rieu Maastricht 2017
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries. Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages. This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences. This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been! Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema. For a truly unforgettable cinematic experience, please join André and his Orchestra in their hometown of Maastricht for 2 days only on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July at the ‘2017 Maastricht Concert’ to ‘Celebrate 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra’.
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Saturday 22 Jul 201719:00 Book Now (LIVE TRANSMISSION)
Sunday 30 Jul 201716:30 Book Now (ENCORE SCREENING)

Boss Baby (PG)

Boss Baby
A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
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Saturday 29 Apr 201714:00 Book Now
Sunday 30 Apr 201714:00 Book Now
Monday 1 May 201714:00 Book Now

Eagle Huntress - KIELDER CASTLE (U)

Eagle Huntress - KIELDER CASTLE
Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan's father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she's determined.
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Saturday 13 May 201711:30 Book Now (SCREENING AT KIELDER CASTLE)
Saturday 13 May 201715:30 Book Now (SCREENING AT KIELDER CASTLE)

Glyndebourne: Hamlet (TBC)

Glyndebourne: Hamlet
Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy. Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare. A cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment will bring Hamlet to life. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet. British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson plays The Ghost of Old Hamlet. Hamlet will be conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Glyndebourne’s former Music Director. Neil Armfield has directed numerous productions for Opera Australia, including their first full-length presentation of The Ring Cycle. He is the director of the acclaimed films Candy and Holding the Man. ‘The themes of life and death, love and betrayal have opera written all over them.’ —Brett Dean, Composer
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Thursday 6 Jul 201718:00 Book Now

Glyndebourne: La Clemenza di Tito (TBC)

Glyndebourne: La Clemenza di Tito
Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works. Vitellia’s path to the throne is thwarted by the man who deposed her father, so she presses her admirer Sesto to murder him. Driven by love, Sesto does his worst. But in return, receives a lesson in forgiveness. Conducted by Robin Ticciati and directed by Claus Guth, Mozart’s opera delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him. Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy. Australian tenor Steve Davislim makes his Glyndebourne debut as Tito, with Alice Coote as Vitellia and Kate Lindsey as Sesto. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
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Thursday 3 Aug 201718:00 Book Now

Glyndebourne:La Traviata (No Cert)

Glyndebourne:La Traviata
Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. With its world-famous arias, La traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne. Alfredo, a young man from the provinces, falls in love with Violetta, the stylish toast of Paris. But she’s not the marrying kind – at least not until now. However, their dreams are threatened by both a merciless society that condemns Violetta’s racy past and an equally merciless disease. There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds through Verdi’s robust, tuneful, full-hearted and full-throated score, laced through with melodies as familiar as the story. Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual beauty of Tom Cairns’s opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera. ‘With a team this thrilling and a production so intelligent, Glyndebourne has a sure-fire hit on its hands.’ ?????– The Observer
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Thursday 8 Jun 201719:30 Book Now

Graduation (15)

Graduation
Part of the Wide Skies Film programme. Searing human saga about a father driven to extremes in order to protect his daughter's future. Romeo is a seemingly honest doctor who regrets having settled in his native Romania, a country still teeming with corruption. He channels his ambitions for a better life into his teenage daughter, Eliza, who's just one exam away from securing a scholarship to a prestigious British university. But when Eliza is attacked on the eve of her test, endangering her ability to pass, Romeo takes matters into his own hands to ensure her success. Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, Graduation is a masterful look at the complex moral choices and compromises some people make when desperation takes hold.
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Tuesday 2 May 201719:00 Book Now

Lady Macbeth (15)

Lady Macbeth
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Filmed in Northumberland and Durham.
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Friday 12 May 201719:45 Book Now
Saturday 13 May 201719:45 Book Now
Sunday 14 May 201719:00 Book Now
Monday 15 May 201717:00 Book Now
Tuesday 16 May 201713:30 Book Now
Wednesday 17 May 201720:00 Book Now
Thursday 18 May 201716:30 Book Now

Mr Turner (12A)

Mr Turner
Part of the Wide Skies Film programme this screening follows Franny Moyle's talk The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of JMW Turner - part of Hexham Book Festival. MR TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.
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Saturday 6 May 201717:00 Book Now (Part of Hexham Book Festival )

NT Live: Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches (TBC)

NT Live: Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. Part Two: Perestroika, will be broadcast live from the National Theatre on 27 July.
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Thursday 20 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

NT Live: Obsession (15)

NT Live: Obsession
Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Thursday 11 May 201719:00 Book Now

NT Live: Twelfth Night (12A)

NT Live: Twelfth Night
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible. Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).
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Thursday 4 May 201719:00 Book Now (ENCORE SCREENING)

NT Live: Virginia Woolf (12A)

NT Live: Virginia Woolf
Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films); Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers); Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
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Thursday 18 May 201719:00 Book Now

NT:Rosencrantz & Guildenstern (12A)

NT:Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
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Thursday 1 Jun 201719:00 Book Now (ENCORE SCREENING)

NY Live: Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika (TBC)

NY Live: Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live from the National Theatre on 20 July 2017.
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Thursday 27 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

National Theatre: Peter Pan (No Cert)

National Theatre: Peter Pan
All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.
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Saturday 10 Jun 201714:00 Book Now

ROH: Otello (No Cert)

ROH: Otello
Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano. Running time: 2hrs 45min (includes 1 interval)
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Wednesday 28 Jun 201719:15 Book Now

ROH:Dream/Symphonic Variations.. (No Cert)

ROH:Dream/Symphonic Variations..
The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Running time: TBC
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Wednesday 7 Jun 201719:15 Book Now

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra (No Cert)

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).
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Wednesday 24 May 201719:00 Book Now (Running time TBC)

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus (No Cert)

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).
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Wednesday 9 Aug 201719:00 Book Now (Running time TBC)

Silent Comedy Classics (U)

Silent Comedy Classics
Brazilian pianist Tony Berchmans returns to Hexham Abbey to present a trio of silent classics for all the family: Laurel and Hardy in Double Whoopee, Buster Keaton in Cops and Charlie Chaplin in Easy Street. Tickets now available on http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wide-skies-film-festival-2017
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Friday 9 Jun 201718:00 Book Now (go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk) (Closed)

The Hippopotamus (15)

The Hippopotamus
THE HIPPOPOTAMUS, EVENT CINEMA, 28th MAY 2017 SPECIAL LIVE BROADCAST OF Q&A WITH STEPHEN FRY, LIVE FROM HAY LITERARY FESTIVAL When disgraced theatre-critic and poet, Ted Wallace, is fired from his job, he is asked to investigate the mystery of so-called miracle healings at Swafford Hall, where he is godson to youngest child, David. His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of what’s going on, as well as some good whisky bottles, in this hilarious tale based on Stephen Fry’s seminal novel. Join Stephen Fry, cast and film-makers live by satellite from the Hay Literary Festival for a Q&A after the screening.
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Sunday 28 May 201719:30 Book Now

The Lodger - A Story of the London Fog (PG)

The Lodger - A Story of the London Fog
High point of the Wide Skies Film Festival 2017 - Brazillian pianistTony Berchmans of Cinepiano will return to Hexham Abbey to provide live accompaniment to Alfred Hitchcock’s early classic about a mysterious killer haunting the foggy streets of London. One of the most popular British film stars of the 1920s, Ivor Novello plays the mysterious boarding-house tenant who makes unexplained trips out at night - could it be he who is terrorising the ladies of London? Tickets now availalble on http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wide-skies-film-festival-2017
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Friday 9 Jun 201721:00 Book Now (Go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk) (Closed)

The Sense of an Ending (15)

The Sense of an Ending
A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life. Starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling. Based on the novel by Julian Barnes.
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Thursday 27 Apr 201720:00 Book Now

Their Finest (12A)

Their Finest
In 1940, a married woman (Gemma Arterton) and a screenwriter (Sam Claflin) develop a growing attraction while working together on a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France. "one of the smartest, funniest and most surprising movies I’ve seen in years" - Thw Wall Street Journal
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Friday 28 Apr 201717:00 Book Now
Friday 28 Apr 201719:45 Book Now
Saturday 29 Apr 201716:30 Book Now
Saturday 29 Apr 201719:30 Book Now
Sunday 30 Apr 201716:30 Book Now
Sunday 30 Apr 201719:30 Book Now
Monday 1 May 201716:30 Book Now
Monday 1 May 201719:30 Book Now
Tuesday 2 May 201712:30 Book Now
Tuesday 2 May 201716:00 Book Now
Wednesday 3 May 201717:00 Book Now
Wednesday 3 May 201719:45 Book Now
Thursday 4 May 201716:00 Book Now

Winnie the Pooh (U)

Winnie the Pooh
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Saturday 29 Apr 201711:30 Book Now
Tuesday 2 May 201710:00 Book Now (pre-school friendly)