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Films showing from Friday December 8 at the Kino, Rye

Star Wars: The last Jedi (2D) [12A] 152 mins; previews Thursday December 14 (opens Friday December 15) tickets on sale now
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 thge 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.

The Man Who Invented Christmas [PG] 104 mins
Set in 1840s’ London, where Charles Dickens has been struggling to come up with fresh ideas after the failure of his last three works. However, when he’s inspired by the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, he sets out to write and self-publish a book that would reignite his career – in just six weeks. As the likes of Ebenezer Scrooge and The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future start coming to life in his head, Dickens creates a masterpiece that gave birth to the Christmas we know and love today. Starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Miriam Margolyes and Ian McNeice.

Daddy’s Home 2 [12A] 100 mins
Father and stepfather Dusty and Brad join forces to make Christmas perfect for the children. Their newfound partnership soon gets put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho dad and Brad’s gentle father arrive to turn the holiday upside down. After a sudden change in plans, the four men decide to take the kids to a luxury resort for a fun-filled getaway that turns into a hilariously chaotic adventure. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, John Cena and John Lithgow

Happy End [15] 108 mins, subtitled
Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, master film maker Michael Haneke (Amour, The White Ribbon) returns with a biting satire on bourgeois family values set in the shadow of the European refugee crisis. Featuring a cast of top acting talent, including Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin and Toby Jones, it’s a piercing dark comedy on the blind preoccupations of middle-class angst.

Wonder [PG] 113 mins
Based on the New York Times bestseller, this is the inspiring story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

Paddington 2 [PG] 103 mins (and Kids’ Club, see below)
While searching for the perfect present for Aunt Lucy’s hundredth 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.

Call me by your name [15] 132 mins
A sensual and transcendent tale of first love. Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire. Directed by Luca Guagadnino (A Bigger Splash), written by James Ivory (Merchant Ivory), and starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.

The Death of Stalin [15] 104 mins
1950s’ Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in the days following Stalin’s collapse as his core team of ministers tussle for control. Starring , Jason Isaacs, Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend and Michael Palin.

Kids’ Club

Paddington 2 [PG] 103 mins (see above)
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.

Kino film quiz:
Wednesday, December 13, 7:30pm

Oscar Wilde Season Encore:
A Woman Of No Importance, Sunday, December 10 at 7:30pm
Classic Spring is the new theatre company from Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The company’s first season is a year-long celebration of the late genius Wilde, one aiming to provide a much fuller picture of the man and the artist, revealing this much-loved but complex playwright as the brilliant renegade he was in his own time. Dominic Dromgoole will personally direct the first play A Woman of No Importance, starring Olivier Award-winning actor Eve Best as Mrs Arbuthnot and BAFTA-nominated Anne Reid as Lady Hunstanton, alongside Eleanor Bron and William Gaunt. A second chance to see the screening from the Vaudeville Theatre.

Multi-award-winning actor, director, comedian and playwright Kathy Burke will then direct Lady Windermere’s Fan on Tuesday  March 20. The season will continue with the titles An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, with cinema broadcast dates to be announced in due course.

Oscar Wilde Season Live ticket prices: Adults £20, Members and Concessions £18, Children 16 and under £12.

Live: Berliner Philharmoniker, New Year’s Eve Gala Concert
Sunday, December 31 at 4pm, 120 mins approx including interval. Booking from 2pm Friday November 3
Celebrate the end of 2017 with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s glittering New Year’s Eve Gala Concert broadcast live from Berlin and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with star guest Joyce DiDonato. The internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano will perform Richard Strauss’s lavishly beautiful orchestral songs with the concert programme also including works by Dvořák, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Shostakovich. The cinema broadcast features exclusive interviews and programme insights.

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.

Kino live: Berliner Philharmoniker, New Year’s Eve Gala Concert
Sunday, December 31 at 4pm, 120 mins approx including interval. Booking from 2pm Friday November 3
Celebrate the end of 2017 with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s glittering New Year’s Eve Gala Concert broadcast live from Berlin and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with star guest Joyce DiDonato. The internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano will perform Richard Strauss’s lavishly beautiful orchestral songs with the concert programme also including works by Dvořák, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Shostakovich. The cinema broadcast features exclusive interviews and programme insights.

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.

 

 

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