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 NOVEMBER PROGRAMME
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
Friday 10th November - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 1hr 53min (12A)
A talented getaway driver Baby relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss , Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx
Phantom of the Opera (2004) - Classic Musical
Wednesday 15th November Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 2hr 23min (12)
From his hideout beneath a 19th century Paris opera house, the brooding Phantom schemes to get closer to vocalist Christine Daae. The Phantom, wearing a mask to hide a congenital disfigurement, strong-arms management into giving the budding starlet key roles, but Christine instead falls for arts benefactor Raoul. Terrified at the notion of her absence, the Phantom enacts a plan to keep Christine by his side.
Stars: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson
My Cousin Rachel
Friday 17th November - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Wednesday 22nd November Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 1hr 46min (12)
Philip, a young Englishman, finds his cousin Ambrose dead. He vows revenge against Ambrose's missing wife Rachel, blaming her for his untimely demise. When Philip meets Rachel for the first time, his mood suddenly changes as he finds himself falling for her seductive charm and beauty. As his obsession for her grows, Rachel now hatches a scheme to win back her late husband's estate from the unsuspecting Philip.
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger
Spiderman - Homecoming
Friday 24th November - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Running time: 2hr 13min (12A)
Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.
Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr.
Gandhi - Big Screen Classic Film
Wednesday 29th November Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 3hr 11min (PG)
Biographical drama,presents major events in the life of Mohandas Gandhi , the beloved Indian leader who stood against British rule over his country. Dedicated to the concept of nonviolent resistance, Gandhi is initially dismissed by English officials, but eventually he and his cause become internationally renowned, and his gatherings of passive protest move India towards independence. Winner of 8 Oscars.
Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, John Mills, Edward Fox
Director: Richard Attenborough
Friday 1st December - £7.50 - 7.15 for 7.45pm
Wednesday 6th December Matinee - £5.00 - 2.00 for 2.30pm
Running time: 1hr 40min (PG)
Tensions mount for beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as D-Day nears in June 1944. Fearful of repeating past mistakes, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign that the entire war effort hinges upon. Clashing with his political opponents, the troubled leader receives unwavering support from his devoted wife, Clementine. With strength and shrewdness, she tries to prevent his physical, mental and spiritual collapse while inspiring him to achieve greatness.
Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery