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  • Trainwreck

    Fri 28th Aug to Thu 3rd Sep

    Writer-director Judd Apatow works his magic on the traditional rom-com with this raucous, no-holds-barred comedy starring Amy Schumer as a commitment phobe who finally falls for somebody. Read more

  • Back To The Future: 30th Anniversary

    Fri 28th to Mon 31st Aug

    Mark 30 years of Marty McFly and Doc Brown with some special bank holiday screenings of the greatest time travel adventure ever made. Read more

  • Gemma Bovery

    Fri 28th Aug to Thu 3rd Sep

    Gemma Arterton plays an updated version of France's most famous heroine in this charming retelling of the classic Madame Bovary story from director Anne Fontaine. Read more

  • The Room

    Sun 30th Aug

    Witness the majesty of Tommy Wiseau's cult disasterpiece The Room, the Citizen Kane of bad movies complete with suitably off-the-wall audience interaction. Oh, hi Mark! Read more

  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    Until Thu 3rd Sep

    Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer reheat the Cold War in director Guy Ritchie's comic spy-fi adventure based on the cult TV show. Read more

  • The Wolfpack

    Until Thu 3rd Sep

    The Wolfpack is the remarkable true story of the Angula brothers, a group of siblings confined to a small apartment in Manhattan who learnt everything about the outside world from the films that they watched and re-enacted. Read more

  • Amy


    Until Tue 1st Sep

    Senna director Asif Kapadia tells the tumultuous story of Amy Winehouse, using unseen footage and unheard tracks to piece together a portrait of a musical talent lost too soon. Read more

  • 90s Blockbuster Season: The Lion King

    Sun 30th & Mon 31st Aug

    One of the greatest Disney films ever made, The Lion King is a beautifully animated blend of Hamlet, classical mythology, and African folk tales. Read more

  • 90s Blockbuster Season: Titanic 3D

    Sun 30th & Mon 31st Aug

    Experience James Cameron's epic romantic drama Titanic this bank holiday as the final film in our 90s Blockbuster Season, complete with a fantastic 3D facelift. Read more

  • 90s Blockbuster Season: The Matrix

    Mon 31st Aug

    What is The Matrix? The Wachowskis changed the sci-fi genre with this reality-bending action blockbuster, screening as part of our 90s Blockbuster Season. Read more

  • The Pyramid Texts + Q&A

    Wed 2nd Sep

    James Cosmo gives a sterling performance as a broken down boxer delivering a heartfelt monologue in this new film based on Geoff Thompson's acclaimed stageplay. Read more

  • NT Live: The Beaux Stratagem

    Thu 3rd Sep

    Simon Godwin directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash about two broke men who encounter crooked landlords, strange priests, a devious maid and a terrifying highwaymen. Read more

  • Straight Outta Compton

    Fri 4th to Thu 10th Sep

    Director F. Gary Gray tells the raw and unvarnished true story of N.W.A., the world's most controversial rap group, co-starring Ice Cube's own son O'Shea Jackson Jnr. Read more

  • Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

    Fri 4th to Thu 10th Sep

    A coming-of-age movie with rare charm and wit, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl tells the story of a quiet high school senior and his complex relationship with a dying classmate. Read more

  • Film Food Club presents Amélie

    Sun 6th & Sun 20th Sep

    Enjoy Jean-Pierre Jeunet's crowd pleasing comedy Amélie, followed by a delicious French meal at Hotel Du Vin. Read more

  • Electrolyte members screening: Raging Bull

    Mon 7th Sep

    Robert De Niro gives a career defining performance in Scorsese's 1980 masterpiece as Jake LaMotta, a former middleweight boxing champion whose reputation in the ring was offset by his troubled domestic life. Read more

  • Legend

    Wed 9th to Thu 24th Sep

    Tom Hardy appears alongside Tom Hardy in Brian Helgeland's gripping new take on the rise and fall of gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray. Read more

  • How To Change The World + satellite Q&A

    Wed 9th Sep

    Chronicling the untold history of the modern environmental movement, How To Change The World tells the story of eco-hero Robert Hunter and his part in the creation of the global organization that is Greenpeace. Read more

  • Irrational Man

    Fri 11th to Thu 17th Sep

    A tormented philosophy professor (Joaquin Phoenix) contemplates murder in Woody Allen's offbeat new comedy. Read more

  • Birmingham Heritage Week: Behind The Screens tour

    Sun 13th Sep

    Ever wanted to take a look behind the scenes at The Electric Cinema? Now's your chance as we offer a tour of this historic building and a talk on the cinema's history, followed by a midday matinee. Read more

  • The Rocky Horror Show: Live

    Thu 17th Sep - SOLD OUT!

    Richard O'Brien returns to The Rocky Horror Show cast for the first time in 20 years for this one night only satellite broadcast of the world's favourite rock 'n' roll musical, complete with special guests. Read more

  • Everest

    Fri 18th to Thu 24th Sep

    Jake Gyllenhaal battles the elements in Baltasar Kormákur's awe-inspiring adventure documenting the journey of two different expeditions racing to the top of Everest in the late 90s. Read more

  • The Purple Rose Of Cairo

    Sat 19th Sep

    Woody Allen's charming 1985 film about the fantastical romance between a bored waitress and a fictional movie hero, screening in conjunction with the Flatpack Festival. Read more

  • Roger Waters: The Wall

    Tue 29th Sep

    Part concert film, part road movie, this unique film follows Pink Floyd member Roger Waters as he tours the world on a three year tour with The Wall Live. Read more

  • Birmingham Comedy Festival 2015: Thom Peterson is The Amazing Guy!

    Thu 8th Oct

    Deluded American Thom Peterson combines mind melting magic with hilarious stand-up in this live comedy show as part of the 2015 Birmingham Comedy Festival. Read more

  • NT Live: Hamlet

    Thu 15th Oct to Sun 29th Nov

    Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, as directed by Lyndsey Turner. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Henry V

    Wed 21st Oct

    RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare's History Plays with a performance of Henry V the same week as the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Read more

  • Spectre

    From Mon 26th Oct - Tickets on sale September 8th

    A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation in the highly anticipated new 007 film, co-starring Léa Seydoux and Christoph Waltz. Read more

  • NT Live: Of Mice & Men

    Thu 19th & Sun 22nd Nov

    James Franco and Chris O'Dowd star in this critically acclaimed Broadway production of John Steinbeck's classic play about the bonds of friendship. Read more

  • NT Live: Jane Eyre

    Tue 8th Dec

    Sally Cookson directs her celebrated production of the classic Charlotte Brontë story, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Read more

  • NT Live: As You Like It

    Thu 25th Feb

    Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change is staged at National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years under the direction of Polly Findlay. Read more