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Fri 22nd, Sun 24th, Tues 26th & Thurs 28th September
Reminiscent of Brokeback Mountain, Yorkshire-born director Francis Lee’s remarkable debut tells a story of love against alienation. Johnny Saxby is a taciturn young man living on a failing Yorkshire farm. Frustrated with life, he numbs himself with drinking and casual sex until migrant worker Gheorghe arrives; igniting a transformative attraction between them. A perceptive, intelligent and wonderfully naturalistic film.

Sat 23rd, Sun 24th & Weds 27th September
A high-stakes action thriller, Atomic Blonde is powered by a brutal, beautiful Charlize Theron. Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton is an elite MI6 spy, an agent willing to use all her lethal skills to stay alive. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she aims to take down a ruthless espionage ring; navigating her way through deadly spy games as she goes.

Thurs 28th September
The End of The End is the story of the last gig by the biggest name in heavy metal, Black Sabbath.
After nearly 50 years, the band from Birmingham took to the stage for one last time in their home city, bringing down the curtain on a final tour that no one thought would ever happen. The film gives fans the opportunity to relive that final concert as well as giving an unparalleled insight into the men that have seen and lived it all, in their own words.

Fri 29th September to Thurs 5th October

Oscar winner Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in Stephen Frears’s (Philomena, The Queen) new film, the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s rule. When young clerk Abdul Karim travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself.

Sat 30th September & Sun 1st October
The latest instalment in the hilarious Despicable Me franchise sees the return of Gru (Steve Carell). Facing off against former child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), he’s also getting into some sibling rivalry with long-lost twin brother Dru (also Carell), who’s keen to team up with him for a criminal heist. Also featuring the voices of Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews and Jenny Slate.

Sat 30th September & Sun 1st October

Bill Nighy plays a detective on the hunt in Juan Carlos Medina’s lurid, wittily scripted British horror-thriller, adapted by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) from Peter Ackroyd’s 1994 mystery novel and co-starring Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth and Eddie Marsan. Scotland Yard detective John Kildare (Nighy), is tasked with uncovering the terrifying Golem: whose gruesome, Ripper-esque murders have shaken an East End community.

Tuesday 3rd October
Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

Fri 6th to Thurs 12th October (excluding Tues 10th & Weds 11th)
Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star iconic tennis players John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg in award-winning Danish director Janus Metz’s vastly enjoyable sports biopic, telling the story of their epic rivalry, famously a study in contrasts, against the high drama of their legendary duel in the 1980s Wimbledon tournament. Brilliantly cast and performed, it’s also immensely nostalgic.

Sat 7th & Sun 8th October
Return to Hundred Acre Wood with a day in the life of Winnie the Pooh! Featuring all the charm, wit and whimsy of the original stories, this gentle, timeless animation reunites audiences with A. A. Milne’s philosophical bear and his friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo-and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail.

Sat 7th October
Kenneth Branagh and Natasha Richardson star in Pat O’ Connor’s immensely moving adaptation of J. L. Carr’s classic novel about two young veterans recovering from the horrors of World War I in rural Yorkshire. Remarkably true to Carr’s book, A Month in the Country explores the joys and pains of the heart as well as the emotional aftermath of war.

Sun 8th & Thurs 12th October
War-torn Damascus is the backdrop to this wrenching, tragically still timely drama which explores the reality of the conflict for Syrians caught within it. Directed by Philippe Van Leeuw (The Day God Walked Away), it features a terrific performance by Hiam Abbas as Oum, a mother-of-three confined to her flat in a city under siege.