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  • Birdman

    Until Thu 12th March

    Michael Keaton plays a washed up actor looking to revive his career on Broadway in Alejandro González Iñárritu's multi Oscar winning comedy. Read more

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Until Thu 12th March

    Another chance to enjoy the company of Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie, this time joined by Richard Gere and Tamsin Greig for another warm-hearted romantic comedy set under the blazing sun of India. Read more

  • Fifty Shades Of Grey

    Until Thu 5th March

    EL James's world conquering erotic bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey 'hits' the big screen, starring Jamie Dornan as the enigmatic Mr. Grey and Dakota Johnson as his paramour. Read more

  • Fifty Shades Of Feminism: Women In Erotic Roles live debate

    Wed 4th March

    Stilettos Network invites audiences for a live, lighthearted discussion about women and sex in both films and the real world that's free for anyone to attend, although we would recommend booking for the screening of Fifty Shades of Grey beforehand at 6pm as the talk may focus on themes brought up during the film.  Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Love's Labour's Won

    Wed 4th March - SOLD OUT!

    Shakespeare's comic romance, also known as Much Ado About Nothing, is staged in Stratford under director Christopher Luscombe, twinned with a screening of Love's Labour's Lost on Wed 11th February. Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents Spice World

    Thu 5th March - SOLD OUT!

    Girl power! Our Trash Film Night hosts will need some Dutch courage as they take on the Spice Girls' woeful 1997 big screen feature Spice World, complete with tin foil aliens and a demented Michael Barrymore cameo. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet (recorded)

    Sun 8th March

    William Shakespeare’s timeless love story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage via breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. Read more

  • NT Live: Behind The Beautiful Forevers

    Thu 12th March

    From Katherine Boo's uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non Fiction 2012, acclaimed playwright David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play set in the slums of Mumbai. Read more

  • Love Is Strange

    Fri 13th to Thu 19th March

    Alfred Molina and John Lithgow give two remarkable performances in Ira Sachs's charming comedy drama about two long term partners forced to live apart. Read more

  • Appropriate Behaviour

    Fri 13th to Thu 19th March

    Desiree Akhavan writes, directs and stars in this acerbic comedy about what happens when a girl comes out as bisexual and discovers that extraordinary is the new ordinary. Read more

  • The Duke Of Burgundy

    Sat 14th to Mon 16th March

    Director Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) returns with a lavish and darkly amusing piece about the mysterious relationship between a vindictive mistress and her lowly maid. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Pulp Fiction

    Tue 17th & Thu 19th March

    Master food artist Annabel de Vetten returns with another selection of painstakingly created delights eaten at specific points during a screening of Quentin Tarantino's 1994 crime anthology Pulp Fiction. Read more

  • Still Alice

    Fri 20th to Thu 26th March

    Julianne Moore gives an astonishing, Oscar winning performance in this powerful drama about a linguistics professor who discovers she has Alzheimer's disease. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Girlhood

    Fri 20th March

    Director Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy) returns with a raw, raucous but tender look at a group of black high school students living in the tough banlieues of Paris. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Numbskull

    Fri 20th March

    The world premiere of John Humphreys' off kilter film about two Midlands men searching for Shakespeare's skull. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: The Creeping Garden

    Sat 21st March

    The Creeping Garden is a feature length documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould. Read more

  • Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

    Sat 21st & Sun 22nd March

    Rinko Kikuchi plays a frustrated Japanese office worker who becomes convinced that a battered VHS copy of Fargo will lead her to a suitcase of stolen cash in this charming drama from the Zellner brothers. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Force Majeure

    Sat 21st March

    Ruben Östlund's wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. Read more

  • Duck Soup

    Sun 22nd March

    The Marx Brothers' endlessly inventive spoof of war movie heroics is an ageless comedy classic that would have screened right here at The Electric Cinema in the 1930s. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: The Tribe

    Sun 22nd March

    A young man works his way up the ranks of a brutal teenage gang in this powerful Ukranian feature set in a deaf boarding school. Read more

  • Maxine Peake as Hamlet

    Mon 23rd Mar, Sun 29th Mar & Sun 5th Apr

    Maxine Peake portrays the Prince Of Denmark in this critically acclaimed gender reversal of one of Shakespeare's most iconic works. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Roy Andersson - Shorts & Commercials

    Wed 25th March

    A collection of rarely seen shorts and commercials from the creative mind of Sweden's Roy Andersson. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Cross Frequencies

    Thu 26th March

    Enjoy work from the likes of filmmaking collective Neozoon and video artist Douwe Dijkstra in this collection of short films. Read more

  • NT Live: A View From The Bridge

    Thu 26th March

    Mark Strong heads up a stellar cast in the Young Vic's bold production of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge, directed by Ivo van Hove. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Songs From The Second Floor

    Fri 27th March

    Roy Andersson's surreal, strangely moving 2000 feature, screening as part of Flatpack Film Festival's Andersson retrospective. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

    Fri 27th March

    The Middle East meets California in this unique vampire western from director Ana Lily Amirpour about a hijab wearing, skateboard riding bloodsucker. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Miss Osbourne

    Fri 27th March

    A beautiful new digital print for Walerian Borowczyk's lurid take on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: You, The Living

    Sat 28th March

    The middle part of Roy Andersson's 'living' trilogy, screening as part of the Flatpack Film Festival' Andersson retrospective. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Family Portraits

    Sat 28th March

    A collection of beautifully made short films cultivated from across the globe, each focusing on familial relationships. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Sex & Broadcasting + Q&A

    Sat 28th & Sun 29th March

    The UK premiere of a fascinating new documentary about the eccentric, listener supported US radio station WFMU. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Uncle Tony, The Three Fools & The Secret Service

    Sat 28th March

    Hugely controversial in its home country of Bulgaria, this debut documentary posits an alternative version of film history in a fascinating tale of authorship and survival. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Tokyo Tribe

    Sat 28th March

    It's all out war in this demented yakuza hip hop musical from Sion Sono, featuring some literally lethal breakdancing. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: Tomorrow Is Always Too Long

    Sun 29th March

    Artist Phil Collins offers a very distinctive vision of Glasgow in this musical love letter to the city featuring music from Cate Le Bon. Read more

  • Flatpack 2015: The Colour Of Pomegranates

    Sun 29th March

    Unreleased in the West until 1982, Sergei Parajanov's poetic masterpiece gets a brand new restoration. Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents Gymkata

    Thu 2nd Apr

    Watch Olympic gold medal winner Kurt Thomas fight evil in Robert Clouse's stupendously stupid 80s action flick, given the Trash Film Night treatment this April. Read more

  • NT Live: The Hard Problem

    Thu 16th Apr

    Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare In Love, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan Le Terrible (live)

    Sun 19th Apr

    Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style, portraying events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning style. Read more

  • NT Live: Man & Superman

    Thu 14th May

    Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List) plays Jack Tanner in the National Theatre's exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Read more

  • NT Live: Everyman

    Thu 16th July

    BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays from the National Theatre’s new director Rufus Norris. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents The Merchant Of Venice

    Wed 22nd Jul

    Polly Findlay directs Shakespeare's uncompromising tragedy about a despised outsider looking to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood. Read more

  • Flickerama Film Festival


    Friday 14th to Sunday 16th August 2015 at The Great Tew Estate in the Cotswolds Read more

  • Flickerama - Electrolyte Members


    Friday 14th to Sunday 16 August 2015 at The Great Tew Estate in the Cotswolds Read more

  • RSC: Live From Stratford presents Othello

    Wed 26th Aug

    Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to take on the role of fearsome warrior Othello, torn apart by his own fragile and destructive pride. Read more