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Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Spielberg's first foray into the world of extraterrestrials, Close Encounters is not only a wonderful film, but one that has hardly aged at all despite it's heavy use of special effects. That trademar

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark


Get ready for edge-of-your-seat thrills in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indy (Harrison Ford) and his ex-flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) dodge booby-traps, fight Nazis and stare

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom


Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom brings you non-stop thrills and excitement like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Indy (Harrison Ford), his sidekick Short Round and nightclub singer Willie Scott (

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The Goonies


Goonies never say die! Get your treasure maps out and come along to our screenings of The Goonies, one of our very favourite 80's cult classics. The ultimate kids adventure tale sees a group of friend

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Back to the Future


Time travel has never, ever been this much fun. Michael J Fox is Marty McFly who, stuck in a time-travel jaunt back to the 1950's - courtesy of his mad-scientist friend Doc Brown - must ensure that hi

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Children's Book Club: Stand By Me


In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends are in search of a missing teenager's body. Wanting to be heroes in each other's and their hometown's eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day t

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Cinema Book Club: Stand By Me


In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends are in search of a missing teenager's body. Wanting to be heroes in each other's and their hometown's eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day t

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


There’s nothing more exciting than trying to keep up with the Joneses in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Indy’s Nazi enemies are back and have kidnapped his father, Professor Henry Jones Sr. (Sean

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Cinema Book Club: Silence of the Lambs


Clarice Starling, a gutsy FBI trainee haunted by her past, risks her life in an attempt to save a missing woman from certain death. The desperate, deadly search for a killer makes Clarice confront her

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Cinema Book Club: To Kill A Mockingbird


Based on the beautiful classic novel by Harper Lee, this utterly timeless adaptation tells the story of Atticus Finch, the most noble of all literary characters (yes, we are willing to stand by that p

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NT Live: Coriolanus (Encore)


When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appeti

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NT Live: A View from the Bridge (Encore)


Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic's 'magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold' production of A View from the Bridge – t

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NT Live: Everyman (Encore)


BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre

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NT Live: Everyman (Live)


BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre

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RSC: The Merchant of Venice (Live)


In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the go

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Hollywood Babylon: Cusack Attack - Say Anything & Grosse Point Blank Double Bill


CUSACK ATTACK! Say Anything/Grosse Point Blank 'Dobbler Bill' (sorry couldn't resist) It's slap bang in the middle of our 90s season and Say Anything is from 1989 and we DON'T EVEN CARE! Why are

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Manglehorn


A.J. Manglehorn is a reclusive Texas key-maker who spends his days caring for his cat, finding comfort in his work and lamenting a long lost love. Enter kind-hearted bank teller Dawn whose interest in

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl


Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend,

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Trainwreck


No contemporary filmmaker has chronicled the messy human experience with the eye and ear of a comedic cultural anthropologist like Judd Apatow. Hits as varied as those he’s directed, like Knocked Up a

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RSC: Othello (Live)


Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of h

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NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem (Live)


Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.
The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes i

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Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet (Live)


Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev's magnificent score returns to open the 2015/16 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season. This Romeo and Juliet is ric

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Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di Figaro (Live)


Often considered a perfect opera, Le nozze di Figaro represents Mozart’s genius at its most lively and delightful. Based on a play that was originally banned for its political content, the fast-moving

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NT Live: Hamlet


Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Tur

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NT Live: Hamlet (Encore)


Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Tur

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RSC: Henry V (Live)


Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.

Laying claim to part

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Royal Ballet: Carmen / Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Live)


Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme from The Royal Ballet.
Carlos Acosta focuses on the dramatic essentials of love, jealousy and revenge in his new productio

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NT Live: Jane Eyre (Encore)


Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë's story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

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NT Live: Jane Eyre (Live)


Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë's story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

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Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Live)


These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers’ masterpiece, and are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a pover

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Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (Live)


Christmas simply wouldn't be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little C

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Royal Ballet: Rhapsody/Two Pigeons (Live)


This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music’s dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thri

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Royal Opera: La Traviata (Live)


La traviata is regarded as one of Verdi’s finest operas, and Richard Eyre’s traditional staging, is one of The Royal Opera’s most popular productions. The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtes

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NT Live: As You Like It (Encore)


Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the

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NT Live: As You Like It (Live)


Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the

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Royal Opera: Boris Gudunov (Live)


Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with this new production of Musorgsky’s historical masterpiece, here seen in its compact 1869 first version in seven scenes. The or

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Royal Ballet: Giselle (Live)


Giselle is the quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet’s title role also offers one of the great challenges of the balle

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Royal Opera: Lucia Di Lammermoor (Live)


Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers... It contains what is undoubtedly one of opera

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Royal Ballet: Frankenstein (Live)


Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley’s gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage. A story o

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Royal Opera: Werther (Live)


Based on Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Massenet's opera tells the story of the poet Werther’s hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man... The music is full of lyrica

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind



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Rating: PG
Release Date: 24/03/1978
Director: Steven Spielberg

Spielberg's first foray into the world of extraterrestrials, Close Encounters is not only a wonderful film, but one that has hardly aged at all despite it's heavy use of special effects. That trademark Spielberg sense of wonder makes this a marvelous big-screen experience for both young and not-so-young.