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 FEBRUARY PROGRAMME
Wednesday 31st January Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 2hr 8min (not rated)
Fifteen years after his death, a carousel barker is granted permission to return to Earth for one day to make amends to his widow and their daughter.
Stars: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell
Victoria & Abdul
Friday 2nd February - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Wednesday 7th February Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 1hr 49min (PG)
Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.
Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Olivia Williams
Friday 9th February - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Wednesday 14th February Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 1hr 33min (15)
Lee Hayden is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy, until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte, and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy, all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.
Stars: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter
The Hatton Garden Job
Friday 16th February - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 40min (15)
This film tells the story of a group of older criminals and a young man, who team up to rob a safety deposit box company in London. It turns out that they have successfully pulled off the biggest heist in the history of Britain.
Stars: Joely Richardson, Matthew Goode, Clive Russell, Stephen Moyer, Phil Daniels, David Calder
Wednesday 21st February Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 2hr 7min (12A)
The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club's patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine....
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday 23rd February - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 40min (15)
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Nell Campbell, Richard O'Brien, and Patricia Quinn
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Wednesday 28th February - Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 1hr 47min (PG)
After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner," published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Phoebe Waller-Bridge