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Event cinema at the Kino, Rye, from Friday, March 15
THE GREAT ESCAPE WITH DAN SNOW: gala screening (156 minutes)

Sunday March 24, 6pm, booking now
On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult film. Dan will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation. There will be a tribute to the film’s iconic theme tune and the Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage.

Cinema exclusive:
DIANA ROSS, HER LIFE, LOVE AND LEGACY (156 minutes)

Tuesday, March 26 at 8:30pm
The magic of Diana Ross has touched millions of hearts around the world. Her magnificent life and unparalleled career have influenced music, film, fashion and stage with her spirit forever woven in the fabric of humanity. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration, marking the 75th birthday of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Filmed over the course of two days in 1983, when over one million people united on the Great Lawn of Central Park to experience a once-in-a-lifetime live moment that defined a generation.

ROH LIVE OPERA: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO (255 mins)

Tuesday, April 2, 6:15pm; booking now
Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La Forza Del Destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

YULI – THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY + Q&A live from the Royal Opera House (115 mins)

Wednesday April 3 at 7pm
Streaming live from the Royal Opera House, this event combines a special screening of the film followed by a live-streamed Q&A with director Iciar Bollain, writer Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake), producer Andrea Calderwood (Last King of Scotland) and dancer/choreographer/actor Carlos Acosta.

Based on Carlos Acosta’s autobiography No Way Home: a Cuban Dancer’s Story, the film follows Acosta’s relationship with his father, who encouraged him to leave Cuba and forge a career on the international stage. Acosta went on to become a legend in the dance world including lead ballet dancer at the English National Ballet and the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles of all time.

NT LIVE: ALL ABOUT EVE (130 mins)

Thursday April 11 at 7pm; booking now
Gillian Anderson and Lily James lead in the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve… don’t you… ? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

RSC LIVE:  AS YOU LIKE IT (210 mins)

Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm; booking now
Come into the forest and dare to change your state of mind. Director Kimberley Sykes directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

ROH LIVE OPERA:FAUST  (225 mins)

Tuesday April 30 at 6:45pm, booking from 2pm Friday March 15
There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle. Starring Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.

NT LIVE: ALL MY SONS (225 mins)

Tuesday, May 14 at 7pm, booking from 2pm, Friday May 15
Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives are about to shatter.

ROH BALLET LIVE: Within The Golden Hour/New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Flight Pattern (195 mins)

Thursday, May 16, 7:15pm, booking from 2pm, Friday March 15
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date. The cast includes Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb, Vadim Muntagirov, Ryoichi Hirano and Steven McRae.

MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE (130 mins)

Tuesday, May 21 at 8:15pm, booking from 2pm Friday March 15
This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Retaining the iconic elements of the original staging loved by millions around the world, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and starring Will Bozier, Liam Mower and Nicole Kabera.

Forthcoming productions:

RSC Live: The Taming Of The Shrew – Wednesday June 5

ROH Live Ballet: Romeo & Juliet – Tuesday, June 11, 7:15pm

RSC Live: Measure For Measure – Wednesday, July 31

Ticket prices: Adults £20; members and concessions £18; children 14 and under £12.50. Please note that the Tuesday 2-for-1 ticket offer does not apply to live, opera, ballet, National Theatre or RSC events. Kino member free tickets cannot be used for live, opera, ballet, National Theatre or RSC events.

For further information and booking visit Kino Rye or check the quick-view listings page.

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