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  • American Sniper

    Until Tue 24th Feb

    Multi time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is on career best form in director Clint Eastwood's gripping true life drama about the most lethal sniper in US military history. Read more

  • The Theory Of Everything

    Until Thu 19th Feb

    Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones give stellar Oscar nominated performances in James Marsh's heartbreaking biopic of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, struck down by a motor neuron disease at the age of 21. Read more

  • Whiplash

    Until Thu 29th Jan

    J.K. Simmons eats up the screen as a tyrannical music teacher in this punishing, multi Oscar nominated drama from Damien Chazelle about a drummer's quest for musical perfection. Read more

  • Electrolyte members screening: Vertigo

    Mon 26th Jan

    James Stewart stars in the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller recently voted the greatest film of all time by Sight & Sound magazine, screening exclusively to Electrolyte members. Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents Miami Connection

    Thu 29th Jan

    Our Trash Film Night hits 2015 hard with one of the most ham-fisted films to have ever been transferred to celluloid, namely Y K Kim's disastrous martial arts mess Miami Connection. Read more

  • Inherent Vice

    Fri 30th Jan to Thu 5th Feb

    Surfers, hustlers, sax players and Nazis are just some of the obstacles private eye Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) faces in director Paul Thomas Anderson's new comedy, a suitably leftfield adaptation of the cult Thomas Pynchon novel. Read more

  • Birdman

    Fri 30th Jan to Thu 5th Feb

    Michael Keaton plays a washed up actor best known for playing a superhero named Birdman in this deliciously oddball comedy from Alejandro González Iñárritu. Read more

  • A Most Violent Year

    Fri 6th to Thu 12th Feb

    Set during one of the most crime-ridden years in New York City's history, A Most Violent Year stars Oscar Isaac as an ambitious immigrant whose American Dream becomes a brutal nightmare. Read more

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

    Wed 11th Feb

    Shakespeare's sparkling comedy is reborn at the RSC under the direction of Christopher Luscombe, twinned with a screening of Love's Labour's Won (aka Much Ado About Nothing) on Wed 4th March. Read more

  • Fifty Shades Of Grey

    Fri 13th to Thu 26th Feb

    Erotic bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey 'hits' the big screen this February, starring Jamie Dornan as the enigmatic Mr. Grey and Dakota Johnson as his paramour. Read more

  • Boyhood

    Fri 13th to Thu 19th Feb

    If you missed Richard Linklater's groundbreaking coming-of-age story Boyhood first time round, here's another chance to see why this tender depiction of growing up picked up six Oscar nominations. Read more

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Sat 14th to Thu 19th Feb

    Ralph Fiennes is perfectly deadpan in his first role for writer-director Wes Anderson, whose beautiful comedy confection The Grand Budapest Hotel has picked up a hugely deserved nine Oscar nominations. Read more

  • Brief Encounter

    Valentine's Day

    Stiff upper lips at the ready as Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard find themselves torn between family loyalty and mutual love in this David Lean classic. Read more

  • Annie Hall

    Valentine's Day

    Diane Keaton charmed an entire generation as the ditsy title character of writer-director Woody Allen's witty and romantic take on the battle of the sexes. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents Heathers

    Valentine's Day

    Love has a body count in the classic late 80s dark comedy Heathers, starring Winona Ryder as a disillusioned popular girl who finds violent salvation in the form of Christian Slater's bad boy. Read more

  • Josie Long Live: Cara Josephine

    Sun 15th Feb - SOLD OUT!

    Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and cult optimist Josie Long is back with her most personal show to date - about love and being outdoorsy as a bear. Read more

  • Brendon Burns Live: Outside The Box

    Tue 17th Feb - SOLD OUT!

    Outrageous stand-up Brendon Burns leaves the comedy clubs behind for his latest tour, visiting The Electric Cinema for another challenging and memorable live set. Read more

  • NT Live: Treasure Island

    Wed 18th Feb

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to vivid life in a new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Read more

  • Selma

    Fri 20th to Thu 26th Feb

    David Oyelowo shines as revered leader Martin Luther King Jr. in this chronicle of the tumultuous period in 1965 when King led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violence. Read more

  • The Imitation Game

    Fri 20th to Wed 25th Feb

    Benedict Cumberbatch portrays tormented genius Alan Turing in this Oscar nominated drama about the man who helped win WWII for the Allies, but was later persecuted for his sexuality. Read more

  • Unbroken

    Sun 22nd to Thu 26th Feb

    Angelina Jolie directs this Oscar nominated drama that follows the life of war hero Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near fatal plane crash in WWII. Read more

  • Electrolyte members screening: Boogie Nights

    Mon 23rd Feb

    We celebrate the return of Paul Thomas Anderson this winter with a screening of his 1997 ensemble cast epic Boogie Nights, available exclusively to Electrolyte members. Read more

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

    Wed 4th March

    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

  • 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 Flowers

    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

  • Maxine Peake as Hamlet

    Mon 23rd & Sun 29th March

    Maxine Peake portrays the Prince Of Denmark in this critically acclaimed gender reversal of one of Shakespeare's most iconic works. 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 Miler's A View From The Bridge, directed by Ivo van Hove. 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

  • 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