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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (15)

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

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George Miller makes a triumphant return to the Mad Max universe, building on Fury Road’s unforgettable carnage with an equally demented prequel.

As society and the environment fall to pieces, a young Imperator Furiosa is kidnapped from its only sanctuary, and her home, by the cocksure Warlord Dementus. To survive in his machismo-and-diesel-fuelled Biker Horde and return home, she must harden and reinvent herself as quickly as she can, and fight to give herself standing with any tools available. Based on backstories written alongside Fury Road and reuniting many of its best creative minds, Miller once again injects his familiar death-drive series with unparalleled spectacle, delivering more incredible action with further substance for his characters and world. Anya Taylor-Joy grips as the embattled, indomitable heroine, and Chris Hemsworth gets to be more Australian than ever.


The Matrix (1999) (15)

The Matrix (1999)

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Sunday 23 Jun 202418:00 Book Now

25 years after its initial release, the Wachowskis’ moody, mind-bending masterpiece has lost none of its power to perplex, astonish, and excite.

Trapped in a bland, directionless office life, Mr. Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is a computer programmer and part-time hacker who goes by the alias Neo, who accepts an invitation from Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), a shadowy outlaw. Morpheus tells him that all he knows is a lie, and that nothing is as it seems. On taking his help, Neo finds this to be only too true. What follows is one of the most technically mind-blowing spectacles of cinema history.

Laced with Star Wars-like Eastern mysticism, and featuring thrilling martial arts action choreographed by Hong Kong action director Yuen Woo Ping (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), The Matrix restored Keanu Reeves to genre stardom, and made a star of Carrie-Anne Moss, who followed this with the challenging perception twister Memento.

It’s funny, it’s dark, it’s smart and it’s filled with guns, lots of guns.


Freud's Last Session (12A)

Freud's Last Session

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Monday 24 Jun 202419:30 Book Now
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Anthony Hopkins makes for a poignant, multifaceted Sigmund Freud, in a thoughtful,

speculative two-hander between him and C. S. Lewis.

In London just before World War II, an ageing Freud is left agitated by his narrow escape from Nazi Austria, increasingly painful jaw cancer, and difficult relationship with his lesbian daughter and collaborator, Anna. A visiting, recently Christianised Lewis cannot resist inviting him to give God another chance, and a fierce, deeply personal debate follows, with each man’s mind, heart, and history emerging from the arguments.

Based on the acclaimed stage play by Mark St. Germain and directed by biopic sure hand

Matthew Brown (The Man Who Knew Infinity), the film creates riveting intellectual drama

from imagined history, and another great showcase for Hopkins, who carves a distinct, moving character study from an iconic, all-too-familiar figure.


The Taste of Things (12A)

The Taste of Things

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Tuesday 25 Jun 202412:30 Book Now

A feast for the senses, this French romance is a three Michelin-starred love story… so rich and romantic; a really good mood food film.

Peerless cook Eugenie (Juliette Binoche) has worked for the famous gourmet Dodin (Benoît Magimel) for the last 20 years. Bonding over a passion for gastronomy and mutual admiration, their relationship develops into romance and gives rise to delicious dishes that impress even the world's most illustrious chefs. But Eugenie is fond of her freedom and has never wanted to marry Dodin. So, he decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her. A delectable feast for the senses, The Taste of Things is a stunningly beautiful romance that simmers with emotion.


Wicked Little Letters (15)

Wicked Little Letters

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Tuesday 25 Jun 202419:30 Book Now
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A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a dark and absurd scandal in this riotous mystery comedy.

Based on a stranger than fiction true story, Wicked Little Letters follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foulmouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town's women - led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) - begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.

A hysterical and honest account of the women who get imprisoned because of their nonconforming behaviour. Those who demand to be themselves in a society that advocates a specific kind of female behaviour.



Two Tickets to Greece (15)

Two Tickets to Greece

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Wednesday 26 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

Laure Calamy and Olivia Côte star in a breezy odd-couple comedy that sees two former school friends reunited in middle-age for a sun-soaked Greek holiday.

Sun! Sea! Men! Margaritas! The siren song of this holy quartet is all that is required to tempt free-spirited hot mess Magalie (Call My Agent star Calamy) to pack her bags and join her estranged former school friend Blandine (Olivia Côte) on the holiday of a lifetime.

The invitation has come courtesy of Blandine’s teenaged son Benjamin (Alexandre Desrousseaux), who believes, with good reason, that his recently divorced mother is in danger of becoming a recluse — and she wasn’t exactly the life and soul of the party to begin with. The stage is set for a pleasantly entertaining comedy-drama, in beautiful Grecian surroundings.

The Fall Guy (12A)

The Fall Guy

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Friday 28 Jun 202419:30 Book Now
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This ode to stunt work based on the 80s TV series and personal experience, comes direct from real life stunt man and director David Leitch. This hilarious, hard-driving, all-star apex-action thriller is love letter to action movies and most importantly - The Fall Guy.

Ryan Gosling, who we all know and love as ‘just Ken’, stars as Colt Seavers, a battle-scarred stuntman who, having left the business a year earlier to focus on both his physical and mental health, is drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie goes missing.

And while Colt performs the film’s most outrageous stunts while trying (with limited success) to charm his way back into Jody’s (Emily Blunt) good graces, the mystery around the missing star deepens, pushing him to the edge of a fall far more dangerous than any stunt.

Fizzy, funny and a true romantic delight, The Fall Guy is a tribute to the craft of making big movies with big stunts, celebrating the (sometimes literal!) heights reached on the big screen.


IF (2024) (U)

IF (2024)

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You have to see it to believe it… and everyone had an imaginary friend, right? No matter shape, size or form – you friend could be whoever (or whatever!) you wanted them to be!

Brought to you from writer and director John Krasinski, IF brings the power of one girls superpower, seeing other kids imaginary friends —and what better way to use this power, than an embarking on an incredible magical adventure to reconnect a world of forgotten IFs with their kids.

Starring Cailey Fleming, Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell, come and discover the wonderfully unique world that is a time capsule of your hopes, dreams and ambitions from childhood, that has never truly gone away.

Back to Black (15)

Back to Black

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Sunday 30 Jun 202412:30 Book Now
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Celebrating one of the most iconic - and much missed - homegrown stars of the 21st century, painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the Camden streets she called home, Back to Black is Amys Story.

Starring Marisa Abela as Winehouse, the film follows the remarkable woman behind the phenomenon and the tumultuous relationship at the centre of one of the most legendary albums of all time.

From the Camden High Street to global adoration - and back again, crash through the looking glass of a celebrity to watch this journey from behind the mirror, to see what Amy saw, and to feel what she felt. This truly unflinching look at the modern celebrity machine and a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent, is not to be missed.


NT Live: Nye (15)

NT Live: Nye

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Sunday 30 Jun 202417:00 Book Now

Nye


A new play by Tim Price

directed by Rufus Norris


Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be screened from a recorded broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Treasure (12A)

Treasure

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Tuesday 2 Jul 202419:30 Book Now

Stephen Fry and Lena Dunham are the charismatic double act you never knew you needed in this low-key tearjerker about repressed grief and family tensions.

Set against the backdrop of 1990s Poland, Treasure unfolds the story of Ruth, portrayed by Dunham, an American music journalist, and her father, Edek, played by Fry, a Holocaust survivor with a stubborn charm. Their journey to Edek’s homeland is not just a geographical trip but an emotional quest to understand their family’s past while navigating the cultural disparities of post-socialist Poland. This father-daughter road trip is depicted as an emotional yet humorous clash of cultures, illustrating how a reconnection with one’s heritage can unearth unforeseen treasures.

The film, adapted from Lily Bret’s novel, uses whimsy and anecdotes instead of shock tactics. At times, it plays more like a sitcom than a story about the legacy of the death camps. Thankfully, it still provides probing insight into everything from casual antisemitism to the plague of historical forgetfulness.


Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (12A)

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

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Friday 5 Jul 202419:30 Book Now

This handsome blockbuster harks back to the days of the Hollywood Western – The fourth chapter in the reboot series sees the apes battle a mad chimpanzee – and the result is surprisingly marvellous.

Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

Fans of the franchise should find much to enjoy in this very solid new instalment, which points the way forward to a potential new recalibration of the human-ape balance.

The Garfield Movie (2024) (U)

The Garfield Movie (2024)

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Saturday 6 Jul 202413:00 Book Now
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Lock up your lasagne – and any other food for that matter! Because the world’s favourite cat is padding back onto the big screen, hungrier than ever before.

If you’ve followed Garfield since ’78, you’ll know he doesn’t leave the sofa unless the house is burning down. But, making his big entrance, the gourmet furball returns to his animated roots – and it’s about time.

And what better way to make his big return, than punting this pampered puss into the great outdoors.

Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have his biggest adventure yet, in a rather a reluctant road trip alongside his scruffy alleycat dad, Vic, and long-suffering sidekick Odie.

Sounds like a recipe for disaster, not meatball marinara! This hilarious, high-stakes heist is a true family affair.


Challengers (15)

Challengers

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Saturday 6 Jul 202419:00 Book Now

Luca Guadagnino and Zendaya unite for an unpredictable tennis love triangle and a clever, sexy clash of wills.

Tennis prodigy-turned-coach Tashi Duncan stays in the game through her pupil and husband Patrick but grows frustrated when his championship turns into a losing streak. The reappearance of Art, his ex-best friend and her ex-lover, reignites the passions of all involved, but none of them (least of all her) is satisfied with anything less than dominance in every field, leading to some monumental struggles.

Well-established as an auteur with a vibrant and adventurous vision, Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) conquers another genre with feted writer Justin Kuritzkes (married to Past Lives filmmaker Celine Song), interweaving a kinetic sports thriller and a nuanced relationship drama into one relentlessly exciting package. All three leads physically and dramatically excel as tennis titans and flawed, ruthless power players.

Back to the Future (1985) (PG)

Back to the Future (1985)

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Sunday 7 Jul 202412:30 Book Now

Celebrating 10 Years of The Odyssey Cinema, St Albans. This beloved fim’s first outing on our big screen was on Friday 28th November 2014 as the second of four very special opening nights to our wonderful new patrons and longtime supporters. To honour our first decade we’ll be selecting a handful of our most cherished films and sharing them with you all once more. We hope you enjoy!


Every bit as classy, clever and heartwarming as it was 30 years ago - Back to the Future is back on the big screen for your viewing pleasure.

This beloved 1980s classic shifts small-town California teen Marty McFly back to the 1950s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown goes awry.

Transported by a time-travelling Delorean, Marty is a fish out of water who must ensure his parents fall in love and get himself back to the future. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale’s supremely smart script offers a textbook example of how to construct accessible comedy and drama around complex concepts such as paradox and destiny.

It remains one of the most cherished films to emerge from Hollywood’s mid-1980s, mini-Golden Age. Adding an integral part to the film's nostalgic charm is the energetic soundtrack which includes Huey Lewis and the News’ “The Power of Love” and Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”, it’s guaranteed to make your day – your future depends on it!

La Chimera (15)

La Chimera

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Monday 8 Jul 202419:30 Book Now

Alice Rohrwacher and Josh O’Connor unite for a hypnotic, eccentric, and immersive comedy of the antiques black market in 1980s Tuscany.

Just released from prison, addled English ex-archaeologist Arthur (O’Connor) returns to his dead lover’s country house, and claims he can find Etruscan artefacts with his dowsing rod. With a team of shambolic locals and help from counterfeiting dealers, he begins to make a fortune – but new connections and mysterious pulls from the past begin to drag him in other directions. Nominated for the Palme d’Or, writer-director Rohrwacher (The Wonders, Happy as Lazzaro) weaves another magical, irreverent, and atmospheric tale of rural Italy, with evocations of history and character depth adding greater weight. O’Connor hits the perfect note as the charismatic yet detached and somnolent lead, as does Isabella Rossellini as a bereaved, imperious Aristocrat.

Stop Making Sense (PG)

Stop Making Sense

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Wednesday 10 Jul 202419:30 Book Now

The greatest concert film of all time, Stop Making Sense brings to the screen Talking Heads at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison, alongside an ecstatic ensemble of supporting musicians. Renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) captures the band at their exhilarating best, in this new and complete restoration for the film’s 40th anniversary.

The Bikeriders (15)

The Bikeriders

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Jeff Nichols delivers another layered, luminous piece of middle Americana, on the fall of one of its major biker gangs and the bonds within it.

In 1960s Illinois, truck-driving family man Johnny is inspired by The Wild One to create a new community for the rootless men around him. As it grows across states and attracts less law-abiding members, it becomes harder to keep peaceful – and creates a further clash between him, his unpredictable protégé Benny, and Benny’s smart, determined girlfriend. Inspired by Danny Lyon’s classic, intimately researched photo-book of the Outlaws MC, writer-director Nichols (Mud, Loving) reimagines its history as an absorbing epic tragedy, which balances lyrical nostalgia for a lost world with an open eye for the violence beside it. Tom Hardy, Austin Butler, and Jodie Comer give magnificently accented and nuanced performances.

Jaws (12A)

Jaws

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Sunday 14 Jul 202412:30 Book Now

Can it truly be the holidays without watching ‘The original summer blockbuster’, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic, at the cinema?

When a great white shark stakes a claim off the waters of the peaceful community Amity

Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry

Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple

the town over the July 4th celebrations. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and

grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.

Verna Fields’ impeccable editing and John Williams’ swirling score round off the tremendous casting of this 70s masterpiece. Jaws remains a classic not just for how it changed the film industry, but because it is an exquisitely made monster movie that tapped into universal human fears and did so with iconic style.


Hard Miles (12A)

Hard Miles

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Monday 15 Jul 202419:30 Book Now
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An uplifting and likeable fact-inspired drama starring Matthew Modine (Oppenheimer, Stranger Things) about the healing power of cycling.

Modine finally gets the starring role he deserves, the first that’s fully tested him since his Eighties heyday (think Birdy, Full Metal Jacket). And as a cyclist himself, he was built for it.

Modine plays Greg Townsend, a metalwork teacher at a young offenders correctional facility in Colorado who decides, in the name of behavioural therapy, to drag four reoffending inmates on a 762-mile cycle ride from Denver to the Grand Canyon.

Besides learning how to survive, they learn comradeship and the ability to overcome. Mack Fisher’s widescreen cinematography gives the audience stunning vistas which allows us to see what kind of desert country this is, while Andrew Johnson’s music enriches the mix.



Jean de Florette (PG)

Jean de Florette

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Tuesday 16 Jul 202419:30 Book Now

Enfin!

At last! We are very pleased to bring you two of the most beloved and successful French Films of all time…

Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources

The films that inspired a wave of British migration to the Provence region; with its glorious, romanticised photography of French landscape, all spindly olive trees, wizened vineyards and crumbling cottages, both these films inspired an international obsession with both France’s countryside and its cinema.

Claude Berri’s powerful, multipart adaptation of “The Water of the Hills,” a two-volume novel by the masterful Marcel Pagnol, spans three generations in the lives of two rural families, these twin tragedies weave an absorbing, slow-burn epic of greed, deception, and revenge amid the Provence countryside, where the sun-dappled bucolic beauty belies dark motivations.

Featuring unforgettable performances from Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, and Emmanuelle Béart, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources harken back to the rich, humanist tradition of French film at its finest. Don’t miss!



The Warriors (15)

The Warriors

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Thursday 18 Jul 202419:30 Book Now

Walter Hill’s iconic reimagining of Greek history in the ganglands of 70s New York arrives at the Odyssey for its 45th anniversary.

When the city’s top warlord is shot during a mass gathering of its gangs, Coney Island’s The Warriors finds itself stranded in enemy territory when they are framed for the murder. On the wrong side of New York in the dead of night, and hunted by the police besides every other gang around, getting home becomes an epic struggle needing all their skill, teamwork, and fighting ability. Inspired by Xenophon’s account of a Greek army’s retreat across Persia, Hill made his best-known work, combining its mythic against-the-odds narrative with pulpy proto-80s style and riveting practical fights.

Mapped onto New York’s streets with a relentless practical focus, it rewards cinematic

immersion more than ever.


Inside Out 2 (U)

Inside Out 2

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Friday 19 Jul 202414:30 Book Now
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This summer, the eagerly awaited sequel Inside Out 2 is set to push all of your emotional buttons!

Returning to the mind of now teenager Riley, headquarters seem to be undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected, but what could it be? That’s right, new emotions!

Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up – something we can all relate to. And it looks like she’s not alone.

Formulating a physical landscape from the erratic, mercurial and vivid emotions that govern all of us (and even more so as teens!) this one is for all the family.


There's Still Tomorrow (C'è ancora domani) (15)

There's Still Tomorrow (C'è ancora domani)

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Sunday 21 Jul 202418:00 Book Now

Last summer, this Italian dramedy became a box office sensation on home soil, it even outsold Barbie, placing it within the countries top 10 highest grossing films of all time. Finally available in the UK – what better place to see this Rome-set gem, than the beautiful surroundings of The Odyssey Cinema.

All Delia has ever wanted was to be a wife and mother. She lives in Rome in the late 1940s – a city divided between the positive thrust of liberation and the miseries of the war that has just ended – with her husband, Ivano, and their three children. Ivano may be a harsh master; his father even more so. However, Delia has a best friend with whom to share moments of levity, and her daughter is about to get married. She accepts her fate – the good with the bad – until a mysterious letter arrives.

Popular Italian comic actor Paola Cortellesi takes on her directorial debut and also stars in this surprising and beautiful film. Don’t miss it.


Riddle of Fire (12A)

Riddle of Fire

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Monday 22 Jul 202419:30 Book Now

An exciting and unique homage to the adventure films you loved and inspired you growing up – such as The Princess Bride, Stand By Me, The Goonies, and Moonrise Kingdom – you’ll be glad you caught it on the big screen this summer!

The premise of Riddle of Fire is simple: Hazel, Jodie and Alice need to bake a blueberry pie for the former two's poorly mother, but one very important ingredient (a speckled egg) eludes them. So begins a faux mediaeval adventure set in present day Wyoming, with fanciful fonts, mystical voiceovers, woodland creatures and lavish lore.

Director Weston Razooli takes us on a whimsical adventure through the countryside of America, comforting in its nostalgic familiarity, but also refreshing and singular, playing out almost like a video game as the central trio's quest spirals and becomes more wonderfully far-fetched. A breath of fresh air in the age of unending adaptations and IP. Don’t miss it!


Manon des Sources (PG)

Manon des Sources

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Tuesday 23 Jul 202419:30 Book Now

Enfin!

At last! We are very pleased to bring you two of the most beloved and successful French Films of all time…

Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources

The films that inspired a wave of British migration to the Provence region; with its glorious, romanticised photography of French landscape, all spindly olive trees, wizened vineyards and crumbling cottages, both these films inspired an international obsession with both France’s countryside and its cinema.

Claude Berri’s powerful, multipart adaptation of “The Water of the Hills,” a two-volume novel by the masterful Marcel Pagnol, spans three generations in the lives of two rural families, these twin tragedies weave an absorbing, slow-burn epic of greed, deception, and revenge amid the Provence countryside, where the sun-dappled bucolic beauty belies dark motivations.

Featuring unforgettable performances from Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, and Emmanuelle Béart, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources harken back to the rich, humanist tradition of French film at its finest. Don’t miss!



NT Live: Present Laughter (PG)

NT Live: Present Laughter

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Thursday 25 Jul 202419:00 Book Now

National Theatre Live

Present Laughter By Noël Coward


The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Filmed live from The Old Vic in London during a sold out run in 2019, Matthew Warchus (Matilda the Musical) directs this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.


★★★★★ ‘Andrew Scott’s revelatory performance shows why Noël Coward is hailed a genius’


Telegraph


★★★★★ ‘Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory refresh of Noël Coward’s classic comedy’


Time Out


★★★★★


‘The show belongs to Scott’


The Times


★★★★★


‘Illuminating and luminously funny’


WhatsOnStage


★★★★★


‘A treat of a production’ Financial Times

Kinds of Kindness (18)

Kinds of Kindness

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Friday 26 Jul 202419:30 Book Now
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Yorgos Lanthimos further asserts his place in modern cinema’s pantheon with a three-part anthology, all displaying his funny, menacing, and unpredictable vision.

In present-day New Orleans, a businessman chafes against his boss’s extreme, inescapable micromanaging, a police officer suspects his long-lost, recently-returned wife has been replaced, and a cultist has to find a girl who can revive corpses. The strands never overlap, but shared moods, motifs, and a sense of life somehow twisting apart keeps them unnervingly close. Right after the triumph of Poor Things, Lanthimos reunites with his longtime co-writer Efthimis Filippou (Dogtooth, The Lobster) to revisit familiar themes – ordinary, insecure people at the mercy of absurd higher powers – with greater resources. These include a top cast, shared between parts to add further uncanniness: Plemons stands out as a submissive everyman with alarming depths.


The Greatest Showman (2017) (PG)

The Greatest Showman (2017)

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Saturday 27 Jul 202413:00 Book Now

This perennially popular musical returns to the big screen to raise the roof and your spirits too!

Hugh Jackman dazzles as circus tycoon P.T. Barnum in this biopic featuring a timeless Pasek & Paul songbook including songs "A Million Dreams" and "Never Enough." The Greatest Showman, is inspired by the unusual life of Barnum & Bailey circus founder P.T. Barnum.

P. T Barnum (Hugh Jackman) strives to find an outlet for his ferocious imagination, pursuing a string of ill-fated ventures before finally setting up a circus show with never-before-seen acts to amaze his audience. His show proves controversial, but, after teaming up with playwright Philip Carlyle (Zac Efron) and acrobat Anne Wheeler (Zendaya), his popularity skyrockets.

But as Barnum vaults from triumph to triumph, he struggles to strike a balance between reality and spectacle.

Full of love stories and an important message about individuality, unforgettable musical numbers and dazzlingly choreographed sequences – this spectacle of a film is impossible to forget.

A Quiet Place: Day One (15)

A Quiet Place: Day One

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Saturday 27 Jul 202419:00 Book Now
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Chariots of Fire (1981) (PG)

Chariots of Fire (1981)

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Sunday 28 Jul 202412:30 Book Now

Hugh Hudson’s exhilarating account of the struggle by Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell to compete on their own terms at the 1924 Olympics seemed to herald a new highpoint in British cinema.

“The British are coming!” screenwriter Colin Welland famously proclaimed, Oscar in hand in 1981. Based on a true story, Hudson's first feature won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay (by Colin Welland), Best Score (by Vangelis) and Best Costume Design (by Milena Canonero).

This rousing film is based on the mixed fortunes of two ambitious runners - Eric Liddell, a Christian missionary from Scotland who refused to run on Sundays, and Harold Abrahams, a Jewish athlete battling anti-Semitism. The struggles and triumphs of these very different but equally talented men make this one of movie history's best-loved sports films.

Back on the big screen to celebrate the 2024 Paris Olympics!


Wonka (PG)

Wonka

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Tuesday 30 Jul 202412:30 Book Now

Every good thing in this world started with a dream. From Director Paul King (Paddington), this wondrous story tells the tales of magician and chocolate-maker Willy Wonka.

Starring Timothee Chalamet as the eccentric inventor himself, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce young Willy Wonka, full of ideas and determination, daring to change the world one delectable bite at a time. Alongside Chalamet, the star studded cast includes Sally Hawkins, Matt Lukas, Rowan Atkinson and Olivia Colman to name a few – but not forgetting Hugh Grant who features at what we are told is the respectful size for an Oompa-Loompa!


See what sweet treats we have up our sleeve! With scenes filmed just a stone’s throw away at Verulamium Park, come and look back at the extraordinary inventor and biggest dreamer in the world of the sweetest confection!

The Commandant's Shadow (12A)

The Commandant's Shadow

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Tuesday 30 Jul 202419:30 Book Now

Two lives. Two stories. One wall that divided them. Witness the historic moment over 70 years after the Holocaust when the son of the Commandant of Auschwitz meets an incredible survivor.

This timely and poignant documentary from Daniela Völker, follows Hans Jürgen Höss, the 87-year-old son of Rudolf Höss, as he faces his father’s terrible legacy. His father was the Camp Commandant of Auschwitz and masterminded the murder of over a million Jews; the life of Höss and his family was recently fictionalised in the Oscar-winning The Zone of Interest. Now, The Commandant’s Shadow tells the story of the real people who lived on site at Höss’s death camp.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime documentary that explores the relationships of a mother and her daughter, a father and his son, and the long shadows cast by the crimes that impact generations. It raises questions about love, guilt, and forgiveness, but is ultimately a much needed story of hope, acceptance, and compassion.


The Godfather: Part II (15)

The Godfather: Part II

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Thursday 1 Aug 202419:30 Book Now

The mighty sequel to the revered gangster epic returns for its 50th anniversary.

Three years after violently gaining control of the family, Michael Corleone struggles to keep

his mafia empire out of crime with enemies on all sides – and when he is almost shot, these

become too close to home. Decades earlier, his father Vito escapes Sicilian violence for a

rich new life in America – but this proves just as hard to gain with clean hands. Expanding the already-immense crime saga in all directions, Francis Ford Coppola juxtaposes the

triumphant past and squalid present of the immigrant criminal family to make both even more

affecting. Impeccable performances (led by Pacino and De Niro), immaculate period settings, operatic music, luxurious scope and detail, and affecting tragedy all carry over or even improve, from the first film.


Fly Me To The Moon (12A)

Fly Me To The Moon

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Prepare for lift off with romantic comedy starring the dream team of Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson, set against the space race of the 1960s.

A sharp, stylish comedy-drama set against the high-stakes backdrop of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Marketing genius Kelly (Scarlett Johansson), is brought in to fix NASA’s public image. Sparks fly in all directions as her world collides and wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis’s (Tatum) who is already dealing with the difficult task of keeping America's mission to put a man on the moon afloat.

With public support for the programme at a low, Kelly is brought in to help "sell the moon".

As the two prepare to undertake a monumental task – filming a back-up to the moon landing in case the real mission fails – they find that they may just have more in common than they first thought.

Barbie (12A)

Barbie

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Saturday 3 Aug 202413:00 Book Now

This summer we are bringing back the most hugely anticipated blockbuster of 2023, and re-living our pink fantasy- that’s right, Barbie is back on the big screen! And what better location to view this ultra-stylish gal and her pals, than the sublime art deco surroundings of The Odyssey Cinema.  

To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you're a Ken.

Eccentric and individualistic, Barbie is exiled from Barbieland because of her imperfections. When her home world is in peril, Barbie returns with the knowledge that what makes her different also makes her stronger.

But the biggest question is – which Barbie are you?  It’s time to get out your pinkest outfits or dress as your favourite version of Barbie!

We want to see your best dress on the day. Our Odyssey Barbie has got a goodie-bag for the most ultra-stylish fashionista at this screening and she can’t wait to see what you are going to wear!  


Dirty Dancing (1987) (12A)

Dirty Dancing (1987)

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Sunday 4 Aug 202412:30 Book Now

It’s the summer of… 1963.

That’s right, grab your dancing shoes because we are taking it back to 1963 for a summer of fun and some Dirty Dancing.

Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents.

One evening, she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There, she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance... and love.

So put your watermelons down and get the girls together! This summer classic packs in drama, comedy, and an iconic finale that will have you dancing all the way home – You’ll have the time of your life.


On the Waterfront (1954) (PG)

On the Waterfront (1954)

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Sunday 4 Aug 202418:00 Book Now

Elia Kazan’s long-canonised classic of union whistleblowing, featuring one of Marlon Brando’s top performances, returns to the Odyssey for its 70th birthday.

On the mob-ruled docks of New Jersey, ex-prize-fighter Terry Malloy is used to stop a colleague from testifying in court, and feels powerless to intervene when his boss has him murdered. The victim’s sister and a determined priest refuse to let it drop, and urge Terry to make a moral stand – but the mob’s power and his brother’s high place in it do not make this easy. Somewhat dubiously influenced by Kazan’s testifying against his communist former colleagues, the film still stands as masterpiece of moral struggle, kept gripping by a rare Leonard Bernstein film score, on-location cinematography combining realism and noir atmosphere, and Brando’s brilliant, deeply felt performance which remains emotionally penetrating.


Wilding (PG)

Wilding

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Monday 5 Aug 202419:30 Book Now

Based on Isabella Tree’s best-selling book by the same title, Wilding tells the incredible story of a young couple that bets on nature for the future of their failing, four-hundred-year-old estate.

They set to work with their groundbreaking vision, battling entrenched tradition and major forces along the way, daring to place the fate of their farm in the hands of nature. Ripping down the fences, they set the land back to the wild and entrust its recovery to a motley mix of animals both tame and wild. It is the beginning of a grand experiment that will become one of the most significant rewilding experiments in Europe and beyond. This astonishingly moving film is a balm for worrying times.


Dune Pt. 2 (12A)

Dune Pt. 2

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Wednesday 7 Aug 202419:00 Book Now

Denis Villeneuve’s tone-perfect take on the landmark science-fiction novel returns to cinemas to complete the story.

Having lost his House and father to the vicious Harkonnen on the desert planet Arrakis, Paul Atreides takes refuge with the native Fremen people, finding love, power, and a new destiny among them. As the Empire closes in on them, Paul starts building a force to defeat them and free the universe – only to find himself powerless against greater, less tangible forces. Several years ago, Villeneuve adapted Frank Herbert’s absorbing, mystical, and multi-layered epic with all the scale, depth, and attention to detail it needed, but broke off its plot to do it full justice. Now, he concludes it with more of the same (along with even more cinema-demanding technical grandeur), bringing the story to its intense, devastating conclusion.

NT Live: Dear England (15)

NT Live: Dear England

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Saturday 17 Aug 202419:00 Book Now

Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) gripping examination of nation and game.

The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?

With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt, to take team and country back to the promised land.

Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, Rupert Goold (Judy) directs this spectacular new play.

Andre Rieu's 2024 Maastrich Concert: The Power of Love (TBC)

Andre Rieu's 2024 Maastrich Concert: The Power of Love

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Sunday 1 Sep 202417:30 Book Now

André Rieu is back and is ready to blow you away with his brand new cinema concert ‘Power of Love’.

From his picturesque hometown of Maastricht The King of the Waltz presents a must-see, and where better to see this big screen spectacular than here at The Odyssey!

Accompanied by his world famous Johann Strauss Orchestra and a cast of hundreds this promises to be the music event of the summer by one of the world’s most prolific artists.

In a concert overflowing with passion André’s unique repertoire combines classical, musicals, pop and rock! Bursting with iconic film scores, beautiful waltzes, tear jerking ballads and unexpected chart hits - music has the power to unite and this is a concert for all the family.


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