Let’s go to the movies!

Films showing from Friday, June 23, at Rye Kino

Hampstead [12A] 103 mins
Based on a true story, Hampstead is a charming tale about how love can be found in the most unexpected places and proves once and for all that age is no barrier to second chances. An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home. An outstanding cast includes Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville and Simon Callow.

Gifted [12A] 101 mins
Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Starring Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan and Octavia Spencer.

Wonder Woman (2D) [12A] 141mins
An Amazon princess finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that the First World War is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace. Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster) and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Ewen Bremner.

Churchill [PG] 98 mins
Tensions mount for beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days leading up to the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, in June 1944. Exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with his historical destiny, he is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign, one upon which the entire war effort hinges. Support comes from his brilliant and unflappable wife Clemmie, who halts Winston’s physical, mental and spiritual collapse and inspires him on to greatness. A superb cast starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Julian Wadham.

Kino Classics: Some Like It Hot (1959) [12] Friday, June 23, 7pm; Sunday June 25, 2pm

Kino Arthouse: After The Storm [PG]  Sunday June 25, 8:10pm; Thursday June 29, 3:15pm. All tickets £10 which includes a regular glass of wine, a coffee or a soft drink.
Nominated for Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes 2016, this is a deeply insightful and wryly amusing tale of a father trying to reconnect with his son and his ex-wife, from director Hirokazu Koreeda (Like Father, Like Son; Our Little Sister).

Music Mondays: Pink Floyd The Wall (1982) [15] Monday June 26, 7:30pm


Kids’ Club

Boss Baby (2D) [12A] 141 mins
The Boss Baby is a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin. This is the story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative seven-year-old named Tim. From DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar.

All tickets £7 unless a Kids’ Club screening when the accompanying adult is free.

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

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.

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: Titus Andronicus [12A] approx 180 mins including interval. Wednesday July 9 at 7pm
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. David Troughton takes the title role in a production by Blanche McIntyre.


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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