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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 JUNE PROGRAMME





Wednesday Matinee - £5.00
May 31st - 2.00 for 2.30pm (PG)

Friday Night is Film Night - £7.50
June 2nd - 7.15 for 7.45pm (PG)

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara (1hr 58min)


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Saturday Kids Matinee - £4.00
June 3rd - 2.00 for 2.30pm (12A)

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson (2hrs 7min)

Manchester by the Sea

Wednesday Matinee - £5.00
June 7th - 2.00 for 2.30pm (15)

Friday Night is Film Night - £7.50
June 9th - 7.15 for 7.45pm (15)

An uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Not knowing that he has been named guardian, he struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from his past.

Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler (2hrs 17min)

Saturday 10th June - NO FILM TODAY


Wednesday Matinee - £5.00
June 14th - 2.00 for 2.30pm (12A)

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark (1hr 58min)

The Great Wall

Friday Night is Film Night - £7.50
June 16th - 7.15 for 7.45pm (12A)

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defence of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

Stars: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe (1hr 43min)


Saturday Kids Matinee - £4.00
June 17th - 2.00 for 2.30pm (PG)

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel (1hr 32min)


Wednesday Matinee - £5.00
June 21st - 2.00 for 2.30pm (15)

Friday Night is Film Night - £7.50
June 23rd - 7.15 for 7.45pm (15)

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.

Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson (1hr 51min)

The Lego Batman Movie

Saturday Kids Matinee - £4.00
June 24th - 2.00 for 2.30pm (PG)

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Stars: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson (1hr 44min)


Wednesday Matinee - £5.00
June 28th - 2.00 for 2.30pm (15)

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig (1hr 40min)

T2 Trainspotting

Friday Night is Film Night - £7.50
June 30th - 7.15 for 7.45pm (18)

First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle (1hr 57min)