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!


Movie length
106 minutes


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


Consumer advice
Coarse language, drug use and sexual references


      

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


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.


Movie length
104 minutes


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


Consumer advice
Strong crude sexual humour, coarse language and drug use


      

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.


Movie length
115 minutes


Cast & crew
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn


Consumer advice
Strong sexual references, nudity and coarse language


      

Movie Commences On

August 11th

 



Love & Friendship

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.


Movie length
109 minutes


Cast & crew
Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry, Morfydd Clark, Emma Greenwell, Tom Bennett


Consumer advice
Mild themes


      

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.


Movie length
129 minutes


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


Consumer advice
Mature themes, violence, sexual references, coarse language and drug use


      

Movie Commences On

August 18th

 



The Shallows

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.


Movie length
101 minutes


Cast & crew
Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen


Consumer advice
Sense of peril, bloody injury detail and coarse language


      

Movie Commences On

August 18th

 



Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armour once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.


Cast & crew
Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei


      

Movie Commences On

August 18th

 



Free State of Jones

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. When his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.


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


      

Movie Commences On

August 25th

 



Ben-Hur

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

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

 



David Brent: Life on the Road

A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British series, "The Office" as he now fancies himself a rockstar on the road.


Cast & crew
Ricky Gervais, Tom Bennett, Jo Hartley


      

Movie Commences On

August 25th

 


ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA | The Barber of Seville

ONE SCREENING ONLY - SUNDAY 28th AUGUST

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.


No Free Tickets


Consumer advice
Classification exempt


Movie Commences On

August 28th

 



Nerve

Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.


Cast & crew
Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis


      

Movie Commences On

September 1st

 



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 sceptics believe her. SUNDAY 4th & WEDNESDAY 7th SEPEMBER


Cast & crew
Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes


      

Movie Commences On

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.


No Free Tickets


Consumer advice
Classification exempt


Movie Commences On

September 4th

 


The Secret Life of Pets

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

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.


Movie length
106 minutes


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


Consumer advice
Very mild sense of threat and some crude humour


      

Movie Commences On

September 8th

 



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 directs 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 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 mum-to-be must figure out if the proud dad is Mark or Jack!


Cast & crew
Renée Zellweger, Emma Thompson, Patrick Dempsey


      

Movie Commences On

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


      

Movie Commences On

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


      

Movie Commences On

September 15th

 



The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews and stories of the Beatles 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.


      

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.


No Free Tickets


Movie length
150 minutes


Consumer advice
Classification exempt


Movie Commences On

September 18th

 



Storks

Storks deliver babies...or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company's top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop - in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world.


Cast & crew
Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelsey Grammer


      

Movie Commences On

September 22nd

 



Captain Fantastic

A father who is determined to raise his children in the forest and away from society is forced to bring his family into the real world. Removed from his self-created paradise, he finds his ideas of freedom and family challenged.


Cast & crew
Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn


      

Movie Commences On

September 22nd

 


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies.


Cast & crew
Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson... Directed by Tim Burton


      

Movie Commences On

September 29th

 



The Magnificent Seven

SCREENING IN 3D & 2D

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story... With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.


Cast & crew
Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Chris Pratt, Matt Bomer, Peter Sarsgaard


      

Movie Commences On

September 29th

 


The Edge of Seventeen

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.


Cast & crew
Hailee Steinfeld, Blake Jenner, Woody Harrelson, Haley Lu Richardson


      

Movie Commences On

September 29th

 



Deepwater Horizon

Based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 20, the film chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.


Cast & crew
Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson


      

Movie Commences On

October 6th

 



The Girl on the Train

A thriller, based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel. Rachel (Emily Blunt) is devastated by her recent divorce, and spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds...


Cast & crew
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Prepon


      

Movie Commences On

October 6th

 



Funny Girl (1968)

SILVER SCREEN || TICKETS $10, INCLUDES LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

In this bittersweet, classic musical drama, the vibrant and beautiful young Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) starts out as a bit player on the New York City vaudeville stage, but works her way up to stardom on Broadway. Valued for her vocal and comedic talents by the renowned theater impresario Florenz Ziegfeld (Walter Pidgeon), Fanny thrives, but her relationship with her suave, imprisoned businessman husband, Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), is another story... ** SUNDAY 9th & WEDNESDAY 12th OCTOBER**


Cast & crew
Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis


      

Movie Commences On

October 9th

 


Inferno

Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s "Da Vinci Code" series. Famous symbologist, Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.


Cast & crew
Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen


      

Movie Commences On

October 13th

 



Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he's now accused of a 16-year-old homicide.


Cast & crew
Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Robert Knepper


      

Movie Commences On

October 20th

 



Keeping Up with the Joneses

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.


Cast & crew
Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, Gal Gadot


      

Movie Commences On

October 20th

 


Ouija: Origin of Evil

In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.


Cast & crew
Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas, Lulu Wilson


      

Movie Commences On

October 20th

 



Doctor Strange

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.


Cast & crew
Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen


      

Movie Commences On

October 27th

 



Café Society

Set in the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.


Cast & crew
Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll, Jeannie Berlin, Ken Stott ... written and directed by Woody Allen


      

Movie Commences On

November 3rd

 


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


      

Movie Commences On

November 3rd

 


 

 

 

 

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