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  • Boyhood

    Until Thu 28th Aug

    Richard Linklater's extraordinary new film was filmed over a 12 year period with exactly the same cast, following the ups and downs of a young boy's childhood and adolescence. Read more

  • Two Days, One Night

    Fri 22nd to Thu 28th Aug

    Marion Cotillard delivers another wonderful performance in the Dardenne brothers' new feature about a woman given one weekend to convince her work colleagues not to take a pay bonus so she can keep her job. Read more

  • Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm

    Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd Aug

    Batman is the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders in this acclaimed feature length 1993 animation, featuring the voice talents of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, and screening as part of our Batman Bank Holiday Birthday Celebration. Read more

  • Batman (1989)

    Fri 22nd Aug

    Tim Burton reinvents the caped crusader in this 1989 blockbuster, with Jack Nicholson as his grinning nemesis The Joker. Screening as part of our Batman Bank Holiday Birthday Celebration and recommended as a double bill with Batman Returns at 9pm. Read more

  • Batman Returns

    Fri 22nd Aug

    Michael Keaton's cowled avenger takes on Danny De Vito's Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman in this wintry sequel, screening as part of our Batman Bank Holiday Birthday Celebration and recommended as a double bill with Batman at 6:15pm Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents Batman & Robin

    Fri 22nd Aug

    Easily the silliest of all the Batman incarnations, Joel Schumacher took over from Tim Burton and gave us Arnie one-liners and the only Batsuit with nipples. Join our Trash Film Night reprobates to poke fun at the Daft Knight, screening as part of our Batman Bank Holiday Birthday Celebration. Read more

  • Batman: The Movie (1966) + intro from Professor Will Brooker

    Sat 23rd Aug

    Biff! Pow! Zonk! Adam West's over enunciating Batman hit the big screen with this 1966 camp-a-thon, and this special screening will be introduced by Prof Will Brooker, aka The Batman Professor, author of ‘The Uses and Meaning of Batman from 1939-99’ Read more

  • The Dark Knight

    Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Aug

    Heath Ledger steals the show as agent of chaos The Joker in the second epic Nolan Bat-film, screening as part our Batman Bank Holiday Birthday Celebration and recommended as a double bill with Batman Begins on Sunday 24th August. Read more

  • A Night At The Cinema 1914

    Sun 24th to Thu 28th Aug

    Marking the centenary of the start of World War I, this glorious miscellany of comedies, adventure films and newsreels recreates a typical night out at the cinema in 1914, much of which would have played right here at The Electric Cinema. Read more

  • Batman: The Movie (1966)

    Sun 24th Aug

    Biff! Pow! Zonk! Adam West's over enunciating Batman hit the big screen with this 1966 camp-a-thon, screening as part of  our Batman Bank Holiday Birthday Celebration. Read more

  • Batman Begins

    Sun 24th Aug

    The Bat is back, and this time he's all serious in the first instalment of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, screening as part of our Batman Bank Holiday Birthday Celebration and recommended as a double bill with The Dark Knight at 10:30pm. Read more

  • Doctor Who: Deep Breath + Peter Capaldi satellite Q&A

    Sat 23rd Aug - SOLD OUT!

    Bear witness to the rebirth of Doctor Who as we screen a live broadcast of Deep Breath, Peter Capaldi's first feature length adventure in the TARDIS, complete with exclusive cinema content and followed by a live satellite Q&A with Capaldi himself. Read more

  • Doctor Who: Deep Breath

    Sun 24th Aug

    Catch Peter Capaldi's very first adventure as the Time Lord on the big screen with this feature length episode, directed by Ben Wheatley and scripted by Steven Moffat. Read more

  • Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For

    Mon 25th Aug to Thu 4th Sep

    Return to Frank Miller's world of double crossing dames and acerbic anti-heroes in Sin City sequel A Dame To Kill For, with old hands Jessica Alba and Mickey Rourke joined by new recruits Josh Brolin and Eva Green. Read more

  • Mood Indigo

    Sat 30th & Sun 31st Aug

    Michel Gondry doesn't do 'normal' films and his new feature Mood Indigo is no exception, a bizarre romantic comedy for bizarre romantic folk. Read more

  • RSC: Live From Stratford presents The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

    Wed 3rd Sep

    Simon Godwin directs what's believed to be Shakespeare's very first play, depicting the emotional chaos when best friends Valentine and Proteus fall in love with the same woman. Read more

  • Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

    Wed 3rd Sep

    Together less than four years, cult rock band Big Star flirted with mainstream success but never hit the big time. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is the full, unadulterated story of a group who might not have had commercial success, but who left a long and lasting musical legacy. Read more

  • NT Live: Medea

    Thu 4th Sep

    Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy in a new version directed by Carrie Cracknell, featuring music from Goldfrapp. Read more

  • Before I Go To Sleep

    Fri 5th to Thu 11th Sep

    Based on the bestelling novel, Before I Go To Sleep stars Nicole Kidman as a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing, until one day terrifying new truths emerge which force her to question everyone around her. Read more

  • The Deer Hunter

    Sun 7th Sep

    Michael Cimino's New Hollywood masterpiece returns to cinemas, starring Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken as damaged Vietnam veterans trying to readjust to civilian life. Read more

  • Moon

    Thu 11th Sep

    Sam Rockwell gives a career best performance in Duncan Jones's cult space mystery, screening as part of the 2014 British Science Festival. Read more

  • A Divine Evening: Female Trouble + Polyester in Odorama double bill

    Fri 12th Sep

    Celebrate the queen of trash with a very special Divine double bill, featuring the outrageous Female Trouble and a rare scratch and sniff screening of Polyester. Read more

  • Pride

    Fri 12th to Thu 18th Sep

    A very unlikely union is formed in this feelgood comedy drama starring Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine, telling the true life tale of how a group of gay and lesbian activists helped striking miners in the tumultuous summer of 1984. Read more

  • NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

    Tue 16th & Sun 21st Sep

    Gillian Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois in this critically acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, which also happens to be the fastest selling show in the Young Vic's history. Read more

  • 20,000 Days On Earth + live satellite event with Nick Cave

    Wed 17th Sep - SOLD OUT!

    Delve into the artistic processes of cult musician Nick Cave with this dreamlike docudrama, followed by a live satellite event featuring Cave and special guests. Read more

  • Mystery Train

    Sun 28th Sep

    Three oddball stories unfold in a fleabag Memphis hotel redressed as a tribute to Elvis Presley in this unpredictable late 80s feature from acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch. Read more

  • Night On Earth

    Sun 28th Sep

    Jim Jarmusch's 1991 comedy offers up five vignettes set in five different taxi cabs, spread out across the globe and featuring a first class European cast including Winona Ryder, Béatrice Dalle and Roberto Benigni. Read more

  • Billy Elliott The Musical: Live

    Sun 28th Sep

    Live from London’s West End, this special broadcast performance brings multi-award-winning Billy Elliot The Musical to cinemas for the very first time. Read more

  • Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me

    Wed 1st Oct

    A rare chance to see comedian, actor, presenter and writer Stephen Fry on stage dishing out anecdotes and pithy wisdom live via satellite from the Royal Festival Hall to mark the publication of his new book More Fool Me. Read more

  • The General charity screening

    Sun 19th Oct

    See Buster Keaton's gag-packed silent comedy The General on the big screen, showing in aid of the Hearing Dogs For Deaf People charity. Read more

  • NT Live: JOHN

    Tue 9th Dec

    DV8 Physical Theatre's new production JOHN authentically depicts real-life adult stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Read more

  • NT Live: Treasure Island

    Thu 22nd Jan & 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

  • 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

  • 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