Films showing from Friday, March 24, at Rye Kino
Beauty and the Beast (2D) [PG] 130 mins
Disney’s live-action retelling of the studio’s animated classic Beauty And The Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realise the kind heart and soul of the true prince within. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson
Kong: Skull Island (2D) [12A] 118 mins
Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. A compelling and original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C Reilly.
The Time of Their Lives [12A] 104 mins
Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral on the glamorous French hideaway of Île-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren Helen escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla, a repressed English housewife stuck in a dwindling marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road in a race to get to the Riviera, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire along the way. Starring Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and Franco Nero.
Denial [12A] 112 mins
When university professor Deborah E Lipstadt includes historian David Irving in a book about Holocaust deniers, Irving accuses her of libel, leaving her no choice but to fight to prove that the Holocaust occurred. Adapted by playwright David Hare and starring Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott and Mark Gatiss.
Viceroy’s House [12A] 106 mins
For six months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten was charged with handing India back to its people. A fascinating tale of upstairs-downstairs life, the film’s story unfolds within Viceroy’s House in Delhi, the home of the British rulers of India where the Mountbattens lived with their daughter and 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converges on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupts. Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) and starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal, Simon Callow, Om Puri, Simon Williams and Huma Qureshi.
Kino Classics: Doctor Zhivago (1965) [PG] Sunday March 26, 2pm.
Music Mondays: This is Spinal Tap (1984)  Monday March 27, 7:30pm
Smurfs: The Lost Village [U] 90 mins
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. With the voices of Ariel Winter, Julia Roberts, Ellie Kemper, Joe Manganiello, Michelle Rodriguez and Mandy Patinkin.
This runs for the first film at weekends. Great children’s films for just £6.75 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 Rye Kino include
SOLD OUT Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly Screening live by satellite on Thursday March 30 at 7:15pmPuccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband.
Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice. Starring Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks, Elizabeth DeShong and conducted by Antonio Pappano.
National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night. Screening live by satellite at 7pm on Thursday April 6
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity directed by Simon Godwin. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.