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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Fri 29th Apr to Thu 12th May

    Former Avengers allies Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jnr.) go to war over the future of the superhero organisation. Read more

  • Demolition

    Fri 29th Apr to Thu 5th May

    Jake Gyllenhaal is a widowed investment banker who finds his grief manifesting in some very unusual ways in this offbeat drama from acclaimed director Jean-Marc Vallée. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Some Like It Hot

    Sat 30th Apr

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

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Vertigo

    Sun 1st & Mon 2nd May

    Alfred Hitchcock's timeless thriller about the nature of obsession stars James Stewart as a man who falls madly in love with his friend's wife. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: On The Waterfront

    Sun 1st May

    Marlon Brando gives a powerhouse performance in this Oscar winning slice of working class cinema. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Singin' In The Rain

    Mon 2nd May

    Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds light up the screen in this classic 1952 Hollywood musical about the switch from silent films to talkies. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Roman Holiday

    Mon 2nd May

    Audrey Hepburn is a cosseted princess let loose on the streets of Rome in this gorgeous 1950s rom-com, penned under a pseudonym by blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Read more

  • Eye In The Sky

    Until Thu 5th May

    Helen Mirren and the late Alan Rickman star in this timely thriller about a terrorist-targeting drone mission that becomes a flashpoint when a civilian girl enters the kill zone. Read more

  • Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind

    Tue 3rd May

    Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet in Hayao Miyazaki's spectacular 1984 animation. Read more

  • Purple Rain

    Thu 5th May

    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

  • Florence Foster Jenkins

    Fri 6th to Thu 12th May

    Meryl Streep stars in the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who pursued her dream of becoming a great singer - despite the fact she had one of the worst voices ever. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: The Seventh Seal

    Sun 8th May

    Ingmar Bergman's existential classic about man's search for meaning features Max von Sydow as a medieval knight who takes on Death in a game of chess. Read more

  • Laputa: Castle In The Sky

    Sun 8th May

    Two orphans search for lost treasure and a legendary floating city in Hayao Miyazaki's magical 1986 animation. Read more

  • NT Live: A View From The Bridge

    Thu 12th May

    Ivo van Hove's Olivier Award winning production of A View From The Bridge returns to cinemas with Mark Strong in the lead role. Read more

  • Green Room

    Fri 13th to Thu 19th May

    Patrick Stewart leads Jeremy Saulnier's gripping thriller Green Room, which sees a group of punk rockers trapped by a gang of neo-Nazi criminals. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents Se7en

    Fri 13th May

    Ever wondered what 'greed' tastes like? Or 'envy'? You can find out this Friday the 13th as we screen David Fincher's seminal serial killer thriller Se7en alongside themed treats provided by Conjurer's Kitchen. Read more

  • Cinematic Time Machine: Rebel Without A Cause

    Sun 15th May

    James Dean cemented his reputation as a screen icon with his moody performance in Nicholas Ray's mid 50s feature about juvenile delinquence. Read more

  • My Neighbour Totoro

    Sun 15th May

    One of Studio Ghibli's best loved features, My Neighbour Totoro is a family friendly tale of two children and the woodland creatures they befriend. Read more

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    Wed 18th to Thu 26th May

    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

  • A Hologram For The King

    Fri 20th to Thu 26th May

    Tom Hanks excels as an American businessman sent to Saudi Arabia to cement the deal of a lifetime in Tom Tykwer's thoughtful new comedy drama. Read more

  • Grave Of The Fireflies

    Sun 22nd May

    Isao Takahata's intensely moving story of two children struggling to survive in 1940s war-torn Japan. Read more

  • Oriented in association with Shout Festival

    Sun 22nd May

    Three Palestinian friends explore their national, sexual and cultural identities in this exceptional documentary. Read more

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass

    From Fri 27th May - Tickets on sale soon

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

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Sat 28th May

    Teenage witch Kiki and her pet cat Jiji set up a courier service in Hayao Miyazaki's charming 1989 animation. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Where To Invade Next + satellite Q&A

    Fri 10th June

    Michael Moore travels around the world to figure 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

  • Princess Mononoke

    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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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