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Today's Screenings

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    Mia Wasikowska returns to Wonderland to help Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter in this inventive sequel to Tim Burton's original adventure. Read more

  • Sing Street

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    John 'creator of Once' Carney returns to his Dublin roots for this feelgood story of a young boy looking to win the heart of a local girl through his band's music. Read more

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    Until Thu 2nd June

    Oscar Isaac's godlike mutant Apocalypse looks to fashion our world in his image in the latest X-Men instalment, helmed by Bryan Singer. Read more

  • Kiki's Delivery Service (subtitled)

    Sat 28th May

    Teenage witch Kiki and her pet cat Jiji set up a courier service in Hayao Miyazaki's charming 1989 animation, screening with Engligh subtitles. Read more

  • The Sound Of Music in association with Shout Festival

    Sat 28th May

    Prepare to belt out Do-Re-Mi as Mrs. Barbara Nice presents a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical for Birmingham Pride 2016. Read more

Next 7 Days

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    Mia Wasikowska returns to Wonderland to help Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter in this inventive sequel to Tim Burton's original adventure. Read more

  • Sing Street

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    John 'creator of Once' Carney returns to his Dublin roots for this feelgood story of a young boy looking to win the heart of a local girl through his band's music. Read more

  • Son Of Saul

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Golden Globe, Son of Saul is Hungarian director László Nemes’ blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching look at the Holocaust. Read more

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    Until Thu 2nd June

    Oscar Isaac's godlike mutant Apocalypse looks to fashion our world in his image in the latest X-Men instalment, helmed by Bryan Singer. Read more

  • Kiki's Delivery Service (subtitled)

    Sat 28th May

    Teenage witch Kiki and her pet cat Jiji set up a courier service in Hayao Miyazaki's charming 1989 animation, screening with Engligh subtitles. Read more

  • The Sound Of Music in association with Shout Festival

    Sat 28th May

    Prepare to belt out Do-Re-Mi as Mrs. Barbara Nice presents a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical for Birmingham Pride 2016. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Kes

    Sun 29th May

    Ken Loach's moving 1969 drama about a neglected child and the bond he forms with a young kestrel falcon. Read more

  • Gayby Baby in association with Shout Festival

    Sun 29th May

    A pertinent and warm-hearted documentary about the issues being faced by children with same sex parents, screening as part of Birmingham Pride 2016. Read more

  • Kiki's Delivery Service (dubbed)

    Mon 30th May

    A family friendly showing of Hayao Miyazaki's magical animated adventure about a trainee witch and her mischevious cat, screening in English language. Read more

  • Some Like It Hot

    Mon 30th May

    Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis drag up for Billy Wilder's still hilarious 1950s comedy, co-starring Marilyn Monroe. Read more

  • Holding The Man in association with Shout Festival

    Mon 30th May

    A special POUTFest preview of this heartrending adaptation of Timothy Coingrave's bestselling memoir about two men and the illness that threatens to tear their relationship apart. Read more

  • The Nice Guys

    Fri 3rd to Thu 9th June

    Shane Black's slyly subversive crime comedy sees Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe searching for a missing girl in 1970s Los Angeles. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents The Evil Dead

    Fri 3rd June

    Sam Raimi's original 'cabin in the woods' horror returns to our screens, pitching Bruce Campbell's reluctant hero against an army of the undead. Read more

All Films & Events

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    Mia Wasikowska returns to Wonderland to help Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter in this inventive sequel to Tim Burton's original adventure. Read more

  • Sing Street

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    John 'creator of Once' Carney returns to his Dublin roots for this feelgood story of a young boy looking to win the heart of a local girl through his band's music. Read more

  • Son Of Saul

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Golden Globe, Son of Saul is Hungarian director László Nemes’ blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching look at the Holocaust. Read more

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    Until Thu 2nd June

    Oscar Isaac's godlike mutant Apocalypse looks to fashion our world in his image in the latest X-Men instalment, helmed by Bryan Singer. Read more

  • Kiki's Delivery Service (subtitled)

    Sat 28th May

    Teenage witch Kiki and her pet cat Jiji set up a courier service in Hayao Miyazaki's charming 1989 animation, screening with Engligh subtitles. Read more

  • The Sound Of Music in association with Shout Festival

    Sat 28th May

    Prepare to belt out Do-Re-Mi as Mrs. Barbara Nice presents a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical for Birmingham Pride 2016. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Kes

    Sun 29th May

    Ken Loach's moving 1969 drama about a neglected child and the bond he forms with a young kestrel falcon. Read more

  • Gayby Baby in association with Shout Festival

    Sun 29th May

    A pertinent and warm-hearted documentary about the issues being faced by children with same sex parents, screening as part of Birmingham Pride 2016. Read more

  • Kiki's Delivery Service (dubbed)

    Mon 30th May

    A family friendly showing of Hayao Miyazaki's magical animated adventure about a trainee witch and her mischevious cat, screening in English language. Read more

  • Some Like It Hot

    Mon 30th May

    Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis drag up for Billy Wilder's still hilarious 1950s comedy, co-starring Marilyn Monroe. Read more

  • Holding The Man in association with Shout Festival

    Mon 30th May

    A special POUTFest preview of this heartrending adaptation of Timothy Coingrave's bestselling memoir about two men and the illness that threatens to tear their relationship apart. Read more

  • The Nice Guys

    Fri 3rd to Thu 9th June

    Shane Black's slyly subversive crime comedy sees Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe searching for a missing girl in 1970s Los Angeles. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents The Evil Dead

    Fri 3rd June

    Sam Raimi's original 'cabin in the woods' horror returns to our screens, pitching Bruce Campbell's reluctant hero against an army of the undead. Read more

  • Only Yesterday

    Sat 4th June

    Isao Takahata followed up Grave Of The Fireflies with this subtle and delicate account of a young Japanese office worker who reminisces about her childhood years. Read more

  • Versus: The Life & Films Of Ken Loach - pay what you can matinee

    Sun 5th June

    A special 'pay what you can' matinee of the new documentary Versus: The Life & Films Of Ken Loach, a candid behind-the-scenes account of Loach's politically aware career. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: 2001 A Space Odyssey

    Sun 5th June

    Stanley Kubrick's philosophical space opera charting the progress of civilisation returns to our screens in digitally remastered form. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Hamlet

    Wed 8th June

    Simon Godwin directs Paapa Essiedu in the RSC's latest scintillating take on Shakespeare's most infamous tragedy. Read more

  • NT Live: The Audience

    Thu 9th & 12th June

    Stephen Daldry's award-winning production of The Audience starring Dame Helen Mirren returns to cinemas. Read more

  • Love & Friendship

    Fri 10th to Thu 16th June

    Whit Stillman directs an exquisite comedy of matchmaking based on the Jane Austen novella Lady Susan, co-starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny. Read more

  • Where To Invade Next + satellite Q&A

    Fri 10th June

    Michael Moore travels around the world to figure out where the American Dream went wrong in his provocative new documentary, followed by a live satellite Q&A with Moore from Sheffield Doc/Fest. Read more

  • The Goonies

    Fri 10th June

    A group of kids embark on an adventure to find a pirate's hidden treasure in this cult 80s movie from director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Cool Hand Luke

    Sat 11th June

    Paul Newman's rebellious chain gang prisoner fights the system and Oscar winner George Kennedy's fellow inmate in this 1960s classic. Read more

  • Mustang

    Sun 12th to Thu 16th June

    The acclaimed Oscar nominated drama Mustang tells the story of four sisters who fight back against the restrictions placed on them by their puritan family. Read more

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Sun 12th & Wed 15th June

    Richard Linklater's spiritual sequel to Dazed & Confused depicts the ultra competitive, hard partying environment of 1980s American college. Read more

  • Tale Of Tales

    Fri 17th to Thu 23rd June

    Enter a fantasy world like no other with director Matteo Garrone's trio of outlandish adult fairytales, starring Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel. Read more

  • When Marnie Was There

    Fri 17th to Thu 23rd June

    Billed as the final Studio Ghibli film, When Marnie Was There tells the magical story of a shy artistic girl who makes friends with the mysterious Marnie. Read more

  • Purple Rain

    Fri 17th June

    Prince's flamboyant rock musical Purple Rain tells the semi-autobiographical story of a young musician struggling to win respect, complete with an epic soundtrack which includes When Doves Cry. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Anatomy Of A Murder + Live Jazzlines Performance

    Sat 18th June

    We team up with Birmingham's Jazzlines for a screening of Otto Preminger's classic courtroom drama, followed by a live jazz performance of some of Duke Ellington's best. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Breathless

    Sun 19th June

    Jean-Luc Godard's semi-improvised, groundbreaking drama about the brief love affair between a petty criminal and a young American student. Read more

  • Princess Mononoke

    Sun 19th & Thu 23rd June

    The first Studio Ghibli film to have major success outside of Japan, Princess Mononoke is a stunning tale of a war between nature and man. Read more

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Fri 24th June

    The ultimate cult movie hits our screens for a late night showing, starring Tim Curry as the sexually decadent Dr Frank-N-Furter. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Once Upon A Time In The West

    Sat 25th June

    Henry Fonda trashed his nice guy image in Sergio Leone's bravura spaghetti western, a sprawling epic that pays tribute to classic Hollywood westerns of yesteryear. Read more

  • Spirited Away

    Sun 26th & Thu 30th June

    Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar winning classic tells the story of a ten year old girl who must battle ancient spirits to save her family. Read more

  • The Importance Of Being Earnest

    Wed 29th June

    David Suchet makes the West End's first ever male Lady Bracknell in this hugely enjoyable encore screening of The Importance Of Being Earnest, performed last year at the Vaudeville Theatre. Read more

  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

    Friday 1st to Thursday 14th July

    Sweetie darling, you really must join Patsy and Edina for their big screen debut, which sees the PR mavens fleeing abroad when they accidentally kill Kate Moss. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Badlands

    Sun 3rd July

    Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek blaze a trail of violence across the American heartlands in director Terrence Malick's debut feature. Read more

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Sun 3rd & Wed 6th July

    Based on the Diana Wynne Jones novel, Miyazaki's 2004 animated wonder sees a young girl swept off her feet by a mysterious wizard named Howl. Read more

  • Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo & Juliet

    Thu 7th Jul

    The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's debut season continues with Shakespeare's tragic romance, starring Richard Madden and Lily James. Read more

  • The Neon Demon

    Early July

    Director Nicolas Winding Refn delivers another exquisite nightmare with this vicious story of an aspiring model (Elle Fanning) thrown into the horrors of the Los Angeles modelling industry. Read more

  • Ponyo

    Sun 10th July

    Another magical Studio Ghibli adventure about a five-year-old boy and his relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Dog Day Afternoon

    Tue 12th July

    Al Pacino's unprepared bank robber gets in way over his head in Sidney Lumet's Oscar winning 1975 drama. Read more

  • Ghostbusters

    From mid July

    Who ya gonna call? Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones, that's who. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents Deep Red

    Fri 15th July

    Arguably the greatest giallo ever made, Dario Argento's masterful Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) sees a musician caught up in a web of murder and mystery when he witnesses a brutal axe murder. Read more

  • The Wind Rises

    Sun 17th July

    Hayao Miyazaki's final wistful film profiles Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Passenger

    Sun 17th July

    Jack Nicholson's jaded journalist steals a dead man's identity in Michelangelo Antonioni's unique blend of arthouse drama and mainstream thriller. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Enter The Dragon

    Sun 24th July

    Bruce Lee cemented his legendary status with this fast and furious 1973 martial arts movie, the last film he completed before his untimely death. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Jaws

    Sun 24th & Sun 31st July

    It's not safe to go into the water this July as Steven Spielberg's killer shark classic returns to our screens. Read more

  • The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

    Sun 24th July

    Studio Ghibli's co-founder Isao Takahata presents an exquisitely animated fable about a tiny girl found inside a stalk of bamboo. Read more

  • Almeida Live: Richard III

    Tue 26th July

    The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, starring Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Cymbeline

    Wed 28th Sep

    Melly Still directs Shakespeare's rarely performed romance, featuring Gillian Bevan in the title role, the first woman to ever play the role at the RSC. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents King Lear

    Wed 12th Oct

    Antony Sher takes on one of the greatest Shakespeare roles of all in this much anticipated staging by director Gregory Doran. Read more

  • Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer

    Thu 27th Oct

    Kenneth Branagh and Greta Scacchi star in John Osborne's modern classic set in the seedy glamour of the old music halls. Read more

May Bank Holiday Weekend

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    Mia Wasikowska returns to Wonderland to help Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter in this inventive sequel to Tim Burton's original adventure. Read more

  • Sing Street

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    John 'creator of Once' Carney returns to his Dublin roots for this feelgood story of a young boy looking to win the heart of a local girl through his band's music. Read more

  • Son Of Saul

    Fri 27th May to Thu 2nd June

    Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Golden Globe, Son of Saul is Hungarian director László Nemes’ blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching look at the Holocaust. Read more

  • Kiki's Delivery Service (subtitled)

    Sat 28th May

    Teenage witch Kiki and her pet cat Jiji set up a courier service in Hayao Miyazaki's charming 1989 animation, screening with Engligh subtitles. Read more

  • The Sound Of Music in association with Shout Festival

    Sat 28th May

    Prepare to belt out Do-Re-Mi as Mrs. Barbara Nice presents a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical for Birmingham Pride 2016. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Kes

    Sun 29th May

    Ken Loach's moving 1969 drama about a neglected child and the bond he forms with a young kestrel falcon. Read more

  • Gayby Baby in association with Shout Festival

    Sun 29th May

    A pertinent and warm-hearted documentary about the issues being faced by children with same sex parents, screening as part of Birmingham Pride 2016. Read more

  • Kiki's Delivery Service (dubbed)

    Mon 30th May

    A family friendly showing of Hayao Miyazaki's magical animated adventure about a trainee witch and her mischevious cat, screening in English language. Read more

  • Some Like It Hot

    Mon 30th May

    Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis drag up for Billy Wilder's still hilarious 1950s comedy, co-starring Marilyn Monroe. Read more

  • Holding The Man in association with Shout Festival

    Mon 30th May

    A special POUTFest preview of this heartrending adaptation of Timothy Coingrave's bestselling memoir about two men and the illness that threatens to tear their relationship apart. Read more

Cinematic Time Machine

Studio Ghibli Forever

  • Kiki's Delivery Service (subtitled)

    Sat 28th May

    Teenage witch Kiki and her pet cat Jiji set up a courier service in Hayao Miyazaki's charming 1989 animation, screening with Engligh subtitles. Read more

  • Kiki's Delivery Service (dubbed)

    Mon 30th May

    A family friendly showing of Hayao Miyazaki's magical animated adventure about a trainee witch and her mischevious cat, screening in English language. Read more

  • Only Yesterday

    Sat 4th June

    Isao Takahata followed up Grave Of The Fireflies with this subtle and delicate account of a young Japanese office worker who reminisces about her childhood years. Read more

  • When Marnie Was There

    Fri 17th to Thu 23rd June

    Billed as the final Studio Ghibli film, When Marnie Was There tells the magical story of a shy artistic girl who makes friends with the mysterious Marnie. Read more

  • Princess Mononoke

    Sun 19th & Thu 23rd June

    The first Studio Ghibli film to have major success outside of Japan, Princess Mononoke is a stunning tale of a war between nature and man. Read more

  • Spirited Away

    Sun 26th & Thu 30th June

    Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar winning classic tells the story of a ten year old girl who must battle ancient spirits to save her family. Read more

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Sun 3rd & Wed 6th July

    Based on the Diana Wynne Jones novel, Miyazaki's 2004 animated wonder sees a young girl swept off her feet by a mysterious wizard named Howl. Read more

  • Ponyo

    Sun 10th July

    Another magical Studio Ghibli adventure about a five-year-old boy and his relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human. Read more

  • The Wind Rises

    Sun 17th July

    Hayao Miyazaki's final wistful film profiles Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Read more

  • The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

    Sun 24th July

    Studio Ghibli's co-founder Isao Takahata presents an exquisitely animated fable about a tiny girl found inside a stalk of bamboo. Read more

Live Theatre screenings

Pride Programme - LGBT Shout Festival screenings

Shock & Gore

  • Shock & Gore presents The Evil Dead

    Fri 3rd June

    Sam Raimi's original 'cabin in the woods' horror returns to our screens, pitching Bruce Campbell's reluctant hero against an army of the undead. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents Deep Red

    Fri 15th July

    Arguably the greatest giallo ever made, Dario Argento's masterful Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) sees a musician caught up in a web of murder and mystery when he witnesses a brutal axe murder. Read more

Cult Films

  • Shock & Gore presents The Evil Dead

    Fri 3rd June

    Sam Raimi's original 'cabin in the woods' horror returns to our screens, pitching Bruce Campbell's reluctant hero against an army of the undead. Read more

  • The Goonies

    Fri 10th June

    A group of kids embark on an adventure to find a pirate's hidden treasure in this cult 80s movie from director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg. Read more

  • Purple Rain

    Fri 17th June

    Prince's flamboyant rock musical Purple Rain tells the semi-autobiographical story of a young musician struggling to win respect, complete with an epic soundtrack which includes When Doves Cry. Read more

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Fri 24th June

    The ultimate cult movie hits our screens for a late night showing, starring Tim Curry as the sexually decadent Dr Frank-N-Furter. Read more

Special Events & Screenings

Coming Soon

  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

    Friday 1st to Thursday 14th July

    Sweetie darling, you really must join Patsy and Edina for their big screen debut, which sees the PR mavens fleeing abroad when they accidentally kill Kate Moss. Read more

  • The Neon Demon

    Early July

    Director Nicolas Winding Refn delivers another exquisite nightmare with this vicious story of an aspiring model (Elle Fanning) thrown into the horrors of the Los Angeles modelling industry. Read more

  • Ghostbusters

    From mid July

    Who ya gonna call? Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones, that's who. Read more

  • Almeida Live: Richard III

    Tue 26th July

    The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, starring Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain. Read more