Films showing from Friday January 12 at the Kino, Rye.
Darkest Hour [PG] 125 mins
Winner of the Best Actor (Drama) Golden Globe for Gary Oldman.
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement) and starring Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, Ronald Pickup and David Schofield.
All The Money In The World  133 mins
Director Ridley Scott follows the 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. Starring Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Charlie Plummer.
Molly’s Game  140 mins
Based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defence lawyer who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Jon Bass, Michael Cera and Chris O’Dowd.
The Greatest Showman [PG] 105 mins
Inspired by the imagination of PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Nominated for three Golden Globes, directed by Michael Gracey and starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson.
Star Wars: The last Jedi (2D) and (3D) [12A] 152 mins
The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. Starring Daisy Ridley, Tom Hardy, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Benicio Del Torro, Justin Theroux, Laura Dern, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o and Peter Mayhew.
Paddington 2 [PG] 103 mins
While searching for the perfect present for Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Directed by Paul King and starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendon Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Michael Gambon, Joanna Lumley, Jessica Hynes, Eileen Atkins, Tom Conti, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Julie Walters.
This runs for the first film at weekends and at various other times (see quick-view listings page).
Great children’s films for just £7.25 and for every child ticket bought, an adult goes free. Grab a Kids’ Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free.
Forthcoming special events at The Kino
Royal Opera House Live:
Rigoletto, Tuesday January 16 at 7.15pm, approx 165 mins including an interval
The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect. Starring Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.
Tosca, Wednesday February 7 at 7:15pm, approx 180 minutes, including two intervals. Booking from 2pm Friday January 12
Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work in this handsome production which throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Starring Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley, who express their passion in sublime arias, including Vissi d’arte and E lucevan le stelle.
Exhibition on screen:
Cezanne: portraits of a life, Thursday January 25 at 8pm, running time approx 85 mins
From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée d’Orsay Paris and National Gallery of Art Washington DC.
It’s impossible to appreciate 20th-century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.
Royal Shakespeare Company Live:
Twelfth Night, Wednesday February 14 at 7pm, booking from Friday January 12, approx 180 mins including an interval.
Christopher Luscombe returns to direct Shakespeare’s hilarious yet heart-breaking tale of unrequited love. A brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”, with Adrian Edmondson (Bottom, The Young Ones) in the role of Malvolio and Kara Tointon (Mr Selfridge, Sound of Music Live!) in the role of Olivia.
National Theatre Live:
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Thursday February 22 at 7pm, booking from Friday January 12, running time approx 185 mins including an interval.
Tennessee Williams’ 20th-century masterpiece played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash-hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ revival stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at its cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, opera, ballet or special events.
For further information and booking visit Kino Rye or check the quick-view listings page.