Let’s go to the movies!


Films showing from Friday, June 9, at Rye Kino

My Cousin Rachel [12A] 106 mins
This dark romance tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, directed by Roger Michell (Le Week-End, Notting Hill) and starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Simon Russell Beale and Iain Glen.

Colossal [15] 109 mins
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her home town. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realisation that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. Starring Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens and Jason Sudeikis.

The Other Side of Hope [12A] 100 mins, subtitled
Finland’s master of deadpan comedy, Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre), returns with the story of an unlikely friendship between a Syrian asylum seeker and an elderly Finnish restaurant owner. It’s a beautiful, timely film from one of the world’s leading film makers. Humane and sincere, it’s proof of cinema’s power to tell stories that matter, with beauty and heart

Kino Classics: Sunset Boulevard (1950). Sunday June 11, 2pm.

World Food and Film: Wednesday, June 14, 7pm.


Kids’ Club

The Red Turtle [PG] 81 mins
Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. Studio Ghibli’s first co-production, this captivating film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animation.

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

Kino Music Live: Take That: Wonderland Live From The O2, 120mins; Friday, June 9, 8pm
Take That invite you to experience their Wonderland concert LIVE from the O2 for one night only. Britain’s most loved and successful live act are known for their spectacular, colourful and imaginative shows. This year is no exception as Gary, Mark and Howard are performing in the round for the first time ever. Take That are sure to deliver a unique and unforgettable cinematic experience – get ready for it

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan (PG),  Saturday June 10 at 2:30pm
Captured live in front of an audience at the National Theatre, this is a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Kino Art: Michelangelo – Love And Death plus Q&A with Phil Grabsky, Monday June 19, 8pm
The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this renaissance genius? Who was this ambitious and passionate man? A virtuoso craftsman, Michelangelo’s artistry is evident in everything he touched. Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo – Love and Death takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made.

ROH Live Opera: Otello  Screening live by satellite on Wednesday June 28 at 7:15pm
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

National Theatre Live: Salomé. Thursday July 6 at 7pm
The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre.


La Traviata, Monday June 12, at 6:15pm
One of the world’s best-loved operas, captured live in 2014 at Glyndebourne returns to cinemas. Verdi’s masterpiece is a tale of love in the face of death. Violetta is played by Bolshoi-star Venera Gimadieva, with American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo and  Tassis Christoyannis as his father, Giorgio Germont. The production is directed by Tom Cairns and ‘exquisitely conducted’ (The Daily Telegraph) by Mark Elder who leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hamlet. LIVE from Glyndebourne, Thursday July 6, at 6pm
Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy. Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet, British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson plays The Ghost of Old Hamlet.

La Clemenza Di Tito. LIVE from Glyndebourne, Thursday August 3, at 6pm
Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. Mozart’s opera, loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him. Australian tenor Steve Davislim makes his Glyndebourne debut as Tito, with Alice Coote as Vitellia and Kate Lindsey as Sesto.

Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne ticket prices: Adults £20, members and concessions £18, children 16 and under £12.50

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

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