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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 SEPTEMBER PROGRAMME


Alien Covenant

Friday 22nd September - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 2hr 2min (15)

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup

Florence Foster Jenkins

Wednesday 27th September Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Friday 29th September - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 51min (12A)

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberge



Wednesday 4th October Matinee-£5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 1hr 36min (12A)

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) tries to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media.
Stars: Tom Hanks   Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Friday 6th October - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 2hr 9min (12A)

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.
Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem

NO MATINEE FILM - Wednesday 11th October

NO EVENING FILM - Friday 13th October


Wednesday 18th October Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm 1hr 58min
Friday 20th October - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 58min (15)

Norman Oppenheimer is a small-time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.
Stars: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen

NO MATINEE FILM - Wednesday 25th October

NO EVENING FILM - Friday 27th October


Wednesday 1st November Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 2hr 4min (15)

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem


Friday 3rd November - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 41min (12A)

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.
Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan