Money Monster

In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O'Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.


Movie length
114 minutes


Cast & crew
George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe... directed by Jodie Foster


Consumer advice
Coarse language, mature themes, violence and sex


      

Movie Commences On

June 2nd

 



Now You See Me 2

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.


Movie length
144 minutes


Cast & crew
Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Daniel Radcliffe, Woody Harrelson, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Dave Franco


Consumer advice
Violence


      

Movie Commences On

June 2nd

 



Pawno

PAWNO is a valentine to the vibrant, multicultural suburb of Footscray, Melbourne, The big-hearted, character-driven ensemble film takes place in a dusty, old pawnbrokers, where world-weary owner Les Underwood (John Brumpton) watches as the lives of people who come through his doors collide, change and unravel.


Cast & crew
Damian Hill, John Brumpton, Kerry Armstrong, Tony Rickards, Maeve Dermody, Mark Coles Smith


Consumer advice
Strong coarse language and violence


      

Movie Commences On

June 2nd

 



Harry & Snowman

Harry & Snowman is a captivating documentary that follows the story of riding instructor Harry deLeyer and his remarkable tale of rescuing a white plough horse off the back of a truck, bound for the glue factory. Paying just eighty dollars for Snowman, in less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, astonishing a nation. There are very few horse stories that have been able to truly touch the hearts of audiences. Like the racing career of Seabiscuit in the 1930’s, HARRY AND SNOWMAN captured the hearts of a nation during the 1950’s. This multi-award winning documentary will be the first time that Harry & Snowman's remarkable and heartfelt story will be told by 85-year-old Harry himself. The film includes incredible archived footage that transports you to the triumphant moments in the dynamic duos lives.


Movie length
98 minutes


Consumer advice
Very mild themes.


      

Movie Commences On

June 2nd

 



Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

METROPOLITAN OPERA

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.


Consumer advice
Classification exempt


Movie Commences On

June 5th


The Conjuring 2

Paranormal investigators Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren travel to London to help a single mother and her four children rid their home of malicious spirits.


Movie length
149 minutes


Cast & crew
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Franka Potente


Consumer advice
Strong supernatural themes and violence


      

Movie Commences On

June 9th

 



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

The Turtles return to save the city from a dangerous threat.


Cast & crew
Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Alan Ritchson, Tyler Perry


      

Movie Commences On

June 9th

 



The Meddler

An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.


Movie length
118 minutes


Cast & crew
Rose Byrne, Susan Sarandon, J.K. Simmons, Megalyn Echikunwoke


Consumer advice
Drug references and infrequent coarse language


      

Movie Commences On

June 9th

 



How Green Was My Valley (1941)

SILVER SCREEN || TICKETS $10, INCLUDES LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

Life is hard in a Welsh mining town and no less so for the Morgan family. Seen through the eyes of the family's youngest, Huw, we learn of the family's trials and tribulations. Family patriarch Gwilym and his older sons work in the mines, dangerous and unhealthy as it is. Gwilym has greater hopes for his youngest son, but Huw has his own ideas on how to honor his father. Daughter Angharad is the most beautiful girl in the valley and is very much in love with Mr. Gruffydd, who isn't sure he can provide her the life she deserves. Times are hard and good men find themselves out of work and exploited by unseen mine owners. SUNDAY 12th & WEDNESDAY 15th JUNE


Movie length
133 minutes


Cast & crew
Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee


      

Movie Commences On

June 12th

 


Finding Dory

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.


Cast & crew
Ellen DeGeneres, Idris Elba, Michael Sheen, Diane Keaton, Ed O'Neill


      

Movie Commences On

June 16th

 



Warcraft

Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization, led by the humans, faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying world of Draenor to find their place in another. As a gateway known as the Dark Portal opens to connect the two worlds, the humans face destruction while the orcs face extinction. Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), leader of the humans, and Durotan (Toby Kebbell), leader of the orcs, are then sent on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. The film is based on the popular video game.


Cast & crew
Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell


      

Movie Commences On

June 16th

 


Me Before You

Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.


Movie length
124 minutes


Cast & crew
Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman


Consumer advice
Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language


      

Movie Commences On

June 16th

 



Independence Day: Resurgence

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.


Cast & crew
Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward


      

Movie Commences On

June 23rd

 


Ice Age: Collision Course

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, travelling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.


Cast & crew
Voice cast: Ray Romano, Simon Pegg, Jennifer Lopez


      

Movie Commences On

June 23rd

 


Hunt for the Wilderpeople

A pleasing comedy-adventure both hilarious and heartfelt, based on a tale by the late, prolific New Zealand novelist Barry Crump, and directed by Taika Waititi (Boy, What We Do in the Shadows). Ricky (Julian Dennison, Paper Planes) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.


Movie length
101 minutes


Cast & crew
Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rachel House


Consumer advice
Mild themes and coarse language


      

Movie Commences On

June 23rd

 



Central Intelligence

After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.


Cast & crew
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Aaron Paul


      

Movie Commences On

June 30th

 



The BFG

A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.


Cast & crew
Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader


      

Movie Commences On

June 30th

 



Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux

MET PREMIERE! Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.


Cast & crew
Conductor: Maurizio Benini; Production: David McVicar; Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky, Matthew Polenzani, Elīna Garanča, Mariusz Kwiecien


Consumer advice
Classification exempt


Movie Commences On

July 3rd


The Legend of Tarzan

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.


Cast & crew
Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, John Hurt


      

Movie Commences On

July 7th

 



Everybody Wants Some

Set in the world of 1980's college life, this film follows a freshman's first weekend of college, experiencing a fraternity-like lifestyle with his hard-partying teammates as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.


Movie length
132 minutes


Cast & crew
Zoey Deutch, Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin


Consumer advice
Strong coarse language, sex and drug use


      

Movie Commences On

July 7th

 



Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam DeVine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.


Cast & crew
Zac Efron, Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza


      

Movie Commences On

July 7th

 



Ghostbusters

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

A paranormal researcher (Melissa McCarthy), a physicist (Kristen Wiig), a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway worker (Leslie Jones) try to rid New York of ghosts that can possess humans.


Cast & crew
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth


      

Movie Commences On

July 14th

 



Rosalie Blum

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut Rosalie Blum is a warm, witty and impeccably performed drama-comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and far-reaching consequences. Thirty-something Vincent Machot (indelibly played by Kyan Khojandi) is a hairdresser, like his father before him. Life rotates around work, his overbearing mother who lives in the apartment upstairs, and a womanising cousin constantly trying to set him up. But one morning Vincent experiences a powerful déjà-vu when he meets the gaze of a grocery store clerk, Rosalie Blum (the fabulous Noémie Lvovsky). Intrigued by this mysterious woman, he begins following her… To reveal more would only spoil the surprises of Rappeneau’s ingeniously structured tale, other than to say that a series of coincidences – both hilarious and dramatic – memorably brings together a group of lost souls in a manner reminiscent of Claude Berri’s wonderful Hunting and Gathering.


Cast & crew
Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz


Consumer advice
Coarse language


      

Movie Commences On

July 14th

 


Chic!

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Seamless and sleek, Chic! is a hilarious and romantic romp that tears through the fabric of the Parisian fashion world and will have audiences in stitches. Superstar Fanny Ardant shows off her gift for larger than-life comedy as Alicia Ricosi, an iconic designer and colossal drama queen. Bereft of inspiration following a break-up, the only thing between her and a disastrous show is the savoir-faire of high-powered corporate Hélène (Marina Hands, seen in the hit racing drama Jappeloup – Festival 2014). Career-saving romance for Alicia beckons with the arrival of gardener Julien (César Award winner for Gainsbourg, Éric Élmosnino) – but what if Julien melts the ice cold heart of Hélène as well? Supremely stylish and polished, Chic! boasts the brilliant talents of writer Jean-Paul Bethany and director Jérôme Cornuau, filmed in stunning locations around Paris and Brittany. This is a film that manages to both poke fun at and revel in the nerve-wracking thrill of the catwalk scene, with Ardant’s sublimely funny performance a true tour de force.


Cast & crew
Fanny Ardant, Marina Hands, Eric Elmosnino


Consumer advice
Coarse language


      

Movie Commences On

July 15th

 


The Wait (L'attente)

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche gives one of the finest performances of her career in this dazzling debut feature from wunderkind Piero Messina, who previously worked as the assistant director on Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar winning The Great Beauty. In a beautiful Sicilian villa, Anna (Binoche) receives an unexpected guest. Twenty-something Jeanne (Lou de Laâge, Breathe – Festival 2015) has arrived from Paris, declaring herself to be the girlfriend of Anna’s son, Giuseppe, who has invited her to spend Easter together. But this is news to Anna, and Giuseppe is not yet there. Despite the disruption, Anna invites her to stay, and as the two women await Giuseppe’s arrival, they begin to form a connection. Jeanne gives in to the charms of the island, while Anna comes out of her shell. Yet her son’s absence remains unexplained… Stunningly shot and performed against a spectacular backdrop, Messina and his brilliant leads navigate a complex range of emotions in this entrancing tale of two women from different generations. The film gradually coils with expectation, building to an unforgettable conclusion.


Cast & crew
Juliette Binoche, Giorgio Colangeli, Lou de Laâge


      

Movie Commences On

July 15th

 


Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues

The young boy and his big shaggy dog from 2014’s Belle & Sebastian are back in a new tale of adventure! Set at the close of the Second World War, Sebastian (Félix Bossuet) is now ten years old and ready for an action-packed search in the Alps for his friend Angelina (Margaux Chatelier) who has gone missing after a plane crash. With great characters, spectacular scenery and one very gorgeous dog, this French box office hit will entertain the whole family.


Cast & crew
Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Thierry Neuvic


      

Movie Commences On

July 16th

 


Courted (L'hermine)

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Borgen television star Sidse Babett Knudsen and revered actor Fabrice Luchini (Gemma Bovery – Festival 2015, Cycling with Molière – Festival 2014) combine their immense talents in this intriguing blend of courtroom drama and suppressed romance. Luchini brings his instantly recognisable brand of irascible comic weariness to the role of severe judge Xavier Racine, presiding in a country court over a tragic murder case. He recognises jury member Ditte (Knudsen) as the anaesthetist he fell in love with several years before and, breaking with protocol, he connects with her outside. In wistful contemplative dialogue scenes, the judge softens his heart as they recall a past of missed opportunities, all while revelations of the murder unfold. Fluently directed by Christian Vincent, of such classics as La Séparation and Haute Cuisine (Festival 2013), the film manages to be both grittily realistic and gently thoughtful. Courted was selected for competition in the Venice International Film Festival in 2015, and now Australian audiences can enjoy the opportunity of watching these two masterful performers reach into the depths of their characters with subtlety and humour.


Movie length
97 minutes


Cast & crew
Fabrice Luchini, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eva Lallier


Consumer advice
Mild themes and coarse language


      

Movie Commences On

July 16th

 


First Growth (Premiers Crus)

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Bursting with sumptuous cinematography of the vineyards of Burgundy, an assured cast and a feel-good script, First Growth is vintage French film-making about the art of making wine. The story concerns Charlie, the son of a wine grower who left his vineyard home to become a renowned Parisian oenologist and the author of a hugely successful wine guide. When Charlie returns to help his family’s failing enterprise he struggles with temperamental weather, a delicate grape and the doubts of his father (Gérard Lanvin, Get Well Soon – Festival 2015). Can the wine critic become a wine producer? This is a delightful and rewarding film from director Jérôme Le Maire, which lovingly captures today’s professional world of winemaking and the challenges each new generation must face. Lanvin is particularly affecting as the gruff patriarch who has become disillusioned with wine. A well-made film with lots of body and a perfect finish, First Growth is a film to be enjoyed with friends.


Cast & crew
Gérard Lanvin, Jalil Lespert, Alice Taglioni


      

Movie Commences On

July 16th

 


Dheepan

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Dheepan is a major film event and the winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2015. This blistering slice of realism, entrenches director Jacques Audiard’s status as one of today’s greatest auteurs, with a unique presentation of the asylum seeker experience that will move audiences profoundly. Three strangers in conflict-ridden northern Sri Lanka band together as a makeshift family in order to flee to the suburbs of Paris: Dheepan, an ex-Tamil Tiger (Antonythasan Jesuthasan, author, activist, and former child soldier); lost young woman Yalini (Kalieaswari Srinivasan); and orphan girl Illayaal (Claudine Vinasithamby). As they struggle to find stability, they are forced to improvise their relationships. Soon they find they must cope with new violence and intolerance in their adopted home. Based on Antonythasan’s own experience, his journey of self-realisation is a powerful and visceral tale, told with a timeless classicism that marks the finest world cinema. As in A Prophet and Rust and Bone, director Audiard orchestrates creeping menace with an emotional punch and a complex social message.


Movie length
114 minutes


Cast & crew
Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby


Consumer advice
Strong violence


      

Movie Commences On

July 17th

 


Un Plus Une

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

In Un Plus Une, the prolific and revered director Claude Lelouch (A Man and a Woman) explores his perennial theme of searching for love in this transporting voyage into India. With stunning photography of the Indian landscape and charismatic performances from Jean Dujardin (Academy Award for Best Actor, The Artist) and Elsa Zylberstein (César Award winner for I’ve Loved You So Long, also in Gemma Bovery – Festival 2015), this is a film of incredible pedigree and captivating wonder. Dujardin plays a cynical film composer, Antoine, who has been sent to Mumbai to score a high-profile Bollywood project. When he meets the Ambassador’s wife, Anna (Zylberstein), he is drawn into a new world of spirituality and living for the moment. Antoine and Anna’s simmering mutual attraction is portrayed with intelligent subtlety and realism by the two stellar leads, with the legendary Christopher Lambert (Highlander) rounding out the web of amorous intrigue with typical panache. Featuring an encounter with the real-life ‘hugging saint’ Amma, this is an elegant romance that will satisfy both mind and heart.


Movie length
114 minutes


Cast & crew
Jean Dujardin, Elsa Zylberstein, Christopher Lambert


Consumer advice
Jean Dujardin, Elsa Zylberstein, Christopher Lambert


      

Movie Commences On

July 17th

 


How to Steal a Million (1966)

SILVER SCREEN || TICKETS $10, INCLUDES LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

Charles Bonnet (Hugh Griffith) expresses his passion for art by forging masterpieces -- and selling them at a hefty profit. The trouble starts when his reproduction of a prized sculpture winds up in a famous Paris museum. If experts determine that it is inauthentic, Bonnet's reputation will be tarnished. That's why his fetching daughter, Nicole (Audrey Hepburn), hires cat burglar Simon Dermott (Peter O'Toole) to steal the sculpture back before it's too late. ** SUNDAY 17 & WEDNESDAY 20 JULY **


Cast & crew
Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach


      

Movie Commences On

July 17th

Star Trek Beyond

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

The first leg of the USS Enterprise\'s five year mission takes them into uncharted territory. There the Enterprise is nearly destroyed and strands Kirk and his crew on a remote planet with no means of communication. Kirk must then work with the elements to reunite his crew and get back to Earth.


Cast & crew
Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Idris Elba


      

Movie Commences On

July 21st

 



Free State of Jones

Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES, SEABISCUIT, PLEASANTVILLE), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. FREE STATE OF JONES is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.


Cast & crew
Matthew McConaughey, Sean Bridgers, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw


      

Movie Commences On

July 21st

 



Jason Bourne

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.


Cast & crew
Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles


      

Movie Commences On

July 28th

 



Ratchet and Clank

Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colourful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they'll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one's own identity.


Cast & crew
Voice cast: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Sylvester Stallone, Rosario Dawson, John Goodman, Armin Shimerman


      

Movie Commences On

July 28th

 


ANDRÉ RIEU'S 2016 MAASTRICHT CONCERT

SUNDAY 31st JULY: 2:00pm

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries. Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his world-famous 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André promises, and delivers, an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages. Commenting on this year’s event, André said: "Every year we find ways to make my hometown concerts a unique experience for our audiences in the square, as well as those who watch us in the cinemas. We put a lot of time, energy and love into creating something special, some Maastricht magic". CinemaLive’s presentation of André Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who introduces the show and conducts an interview with André the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences. André Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert is shaping up to be his biggest and most spectacular concert ever to screen in cinemas!


Movie length
180 minutes


Consumer advice
Classification exempt


Movie Commences On

July 31st

 


Casablanca

SILVER SCREEN || TICKETS $10, INCLUDES LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. ** SUNDAY 31 JULY & WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST **


Cast & crew
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid


      

Movie Commences On

July 31st

Suicide Squad

Based on the legendary "Task Force X," better known as "Suicide Squad" , supervillains accept a secret government mission that will likely result in their deaths.


Cast & crew
Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne


      

Movie Commences On

August 4th

 



Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!


Cast & crew
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks, Kathy Bates, Celia Imrie


      

Movie Commences On

August 4th

 


Elektra

METROPOLITAN OPERA

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.


Consumer advice
Classification exempt


Movie Commences On

August 7th


Our Kind of Traitor

When Peter and his girlfriend, Gail, cross paths with the charismatic Dima on their Moroccan holiday, the forceful Russian is quick to challenge Peter to a friendly game of tennis. But this innocuous contest is not all it seems - Dima is a long-time servant of the Russian mafia, whose new boss, 'The Prince', wants him and his family dead. His only hope is to ask the unsuspecting Peter to broker him sanctuary with the British intelligence services, in return for exposing a vein of corruption that runs right to the heart of the City of London. Soon they find themselves on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps and, with the might of the Russian mafia closing in, begin to realise this particular match has the highest stakes of all... Based on the novel by John le Carré.


Cast & crew
Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård, Naomie Harris


      

Movie Commences On

August 11th

 


Sausage Party

ADULT ANIMATION

Life is good for all the food items that occupy the shelves at the local supermarket. Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage, Brenda (Kristen Wiig) the hot dog bun, Teresa Taco and Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) can't wait to go home with a happy customer. Soon, their world comes crashing down as poor Frank learns the horrifying truth that he will eventually become a meal. After warning his pals about their similar fate, the panicked perishables devise a plan to escape from their human enemies.


Cast & crew
Voice cast...Paul Rudd, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Danny McBride


      

Movie Commences On

August 11th

 



Bad Moms

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.


Cast & crew
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn


      

Movie Commences On

August 11th

 


War Dogs

ACTION / COMEDY

Based on a true story, “War Dogs” follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the first Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.


Cast & crew
Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, Bradley Cooper


      

Movie Commences On

August 18th

 



Ben-Hur

A falsely accused Jewish nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his Roman best friend, who betrayed him.


Cast & crew
Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, Haluk Bilginer, Morgan Freeman


      

Movie Commences On

August 25th

 



ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA | The Barber of Seville

ONE SCREENING ONLY - SUNDAY 28th SEPTEMBER

The Barber of Seville will have you smiling from the moment it begins. When grumpy Bartolo stands between his beautiful young ward Rosina and her lover Count Almaviva, there’s only one person to call on: local barber and man-with-a-plan Figaro. But with Rosina kept under lock and key, can Figaro fix it for them? It could be a close shave. Set in an elegant vision of 18th-century Seville, Jonathan Miller’s much-loved production is as side-splittingly funny as ever. For this revival, the talented Christopher Allen will conduct Rossini’s sparkling score, packed full of wit and playful tunes. A superb cast includes ENO favourite Andrew Shore (The Pirates of Penzance, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) in one of his signature roles as Dr Bartolo, former ENO Harewood Artist Kathryn Rudge as Rosina, and rising baritone Morgan Pearse as the barber Figaro.


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August 28th

 



Anastasia (1956)

SILVER SCREEN || TICKETS $10, INCLUDES LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her. SUNDAY 4th & WEDNESDAY 7th SEPEMBER


Cast & crew
Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes


      

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September 4th

 


Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour: TURANDOT

ONE SCREENING ONLY - SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER

In 2016, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour presents Turandot: a story of a death-marked love told with salt in the air, light on the sails and the city skyline reflected in your glass. It's the best of Sydney in a single evening: singing, sunsets and sparkling wine, in perfect harmony. Join us at the water’s edge in a pop-up opera house with purpose-built bars, restaurants and a grandstand under the stars. Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng's take on this Chinese fable will be one for the history books. As a child of the Cultural Revolution, Chen Shi-Zheng grew up in a China where cruelty and beauty coexisted. Taken in by a Chinese opera troupe, he grew up surrounded by music, but witnessed great suffering. It’s a duality he finds utterly compelling, and a juxtaposition that ties in perfectly with the ice-hearted, impossibly beautiful princess at the heart of Puccini's Turandot. As a director, his work forms a bridge between Chinese and Western artistic approaches, drawing on the Hollywood film tradition, theatrical acrobatics and traditional Chinese opera to create works that thrill visually and cut to the heart.


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September 4th

 


The Secret Life of Pets

Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.


Cast & crew
Voice cast... Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Albert Brooks


      

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September 8th

 



Bridget Jones's Baby

Breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) leaves Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack (Patrick Dempsey). Things couldn't be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.


Cast & crew
Renée Zellweger, Emma Thompson, Patrick Dempsey


      

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September 15th

 



Pete's Dragon

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence), Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true.


Cast & crew
Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Karl Urban


      

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September 15th

 


Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life

On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn't always easy at first, as the animals don't speak "human." Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).


Cast & crew
Ron Allen, George Babbit, Laila Berzins


      

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September 15th

 


Spin Out

There is nothing on earth like an Australian Bachelors and Spinsters Ball, hundreds of Ute's invade the outback for a weekend of fishtails and spin-outs. Spin Out finds two best mates, Lucy and Billy, going in circles - very fast - It can't last. They've got one night to wake up to their love or they'll be lost for life.


Cast & crew
Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, Lincoln Lewis


      

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September 15th

Sully

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Clint Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.


Cast & crew
Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart; directed by Clint Eastwood


      

Movie Commences On

September 15th

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA |The Mikado

ONE SCREENING ONLY - SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER

Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum. Just one snag. She’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. And Ko-Ko needs to find someone to execute – chop chop! Otherwise, it’s his own neck on the block. Maybe Ko-Ko and Nanki-Poo can come to some arrangement… without anyone losing their head? Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, Jonathan Miller’s Marx Brothers-inspired song-and-dance Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. The combination of Gilbert’s virtuosic wit, Sullivan’s memorable melodies and Miller’s hilarious antics is irresistible. Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the genial Mikado for the first time, 46 years after making his ENO debut, while Richard Suart, the acknowledged master of the Lord High Executioner’s pathological ‘little list’, returns as Ko-Ko. ENO Harewood Artists Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory play the lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo, while ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow Fergus Macleod makes his company debut.


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Movie length
150 minutes


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Classification exempt


Movie Commences On

September 18th

 



 

 

 

 

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