THE EMPIRE THEATRE

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Films at the Empire

The Cinema has finally returned to Halstead, with the first film being shown on Friday 7th April 2017. It has been a journey since the Theatre closed its doors to Cinema, but thanks to some determined fundraising and desire to bring it back it has now arrived...We are making Friday Night Film Night, plus a Kids Matinee film at the weekend either Saturday or Sunday afternoon, plus a Wednesday afternoon Matinee, with free tea and biscuits.

So have a look at the programme, so if you can see something you might like to come and see, and give us a go...we hope to introduce a loyalty card and also some discounts, plus some free offers. We have installed a digital projector to replace the old 35mm reel to reel, with a new sound system to help enhance the experience.

So now is the time for the JULY PROGRAMME      

Les Miserables

Wednesday 26th July Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 2h 7m (12A)

After 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is freed by Javert (Russell Crowe), the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother's (Anne Hathaway) death, but Javert's relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming.

 
The Godfather

Friday 28th July - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 2h 58m (15)

Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don's youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal
 

Beauty & The Beast

Saturday 29th July Matinee - £4.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 2h 19m (PG)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

So now is the time for the AUGUST PROGRAMME

 

 

 

      

Beauty & The Beast

Wednesday 2nd August Matinee - £3.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 2h 19m (PG)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives
when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Get Out

Friday 4th August - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 44min (15)

It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
 

Ghost in the Shell

Friday 11th August - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 47min (12A)

A In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano

Viceroy’s House

Wednesday 16th August Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Friday 18th August - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 46min (12A)

The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.
Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal

Their Finest

Wednesday 23rd August Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Friday 25th August - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 46min (12A)

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

Chicago - Classic Musical

Wednesday 30th August Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 1hr 53min (12A)

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

A Street Cat Named Bob

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Friday 1st September - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 43min (12A)

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Stars: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas



 

 

 

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