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TWO WEEKS OF LISTINGS: Films showing from Friday, December 23 to Thursday, January 5, at Rye Kino
Friday, December 23 to Thursday, December 29

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2D and 3D, [12A] 134 mins
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. Directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn

Passengers, 2D, [12A] 116 mins
On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction – until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all. Directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) and starring Jennifer Lawrence,  Chris Pratt and Michael Sheen.

Also running until Boxing Day: Moana (see description below).

EXTRA: To get you in the Christmas spirit the Kino will also be screening FREE festive films in the Silver Room on Christmas Eve

Arthur Christmas [PG] 97mins at 2pm
It’s A Wonderful Life [PG] 140mins at 4pm
White Christmas [U] 120mins at 6:30pm

Mulled wine, mince pies, hot chocolate, gingerbread and other Christmas treats will be on sale in the cafe-bar. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis, not bookable in advance.

 Kids’ Club


Moana, 2D [PG] 113 mins
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped and no one knows why. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people. With the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho and Nicole Scherzinger.

This runs for the first film at weekends. Grab a Kids’ Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free.

Films showing from Friday, December 30 to Thursday, January 5

Continuing throughout the week: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Passengers, see above, plus:


A Monster Calls [12A] 108 mins
A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible), based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness. Twelve-year-old Conor attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss and faith. Starring Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, Toby Kebbell, Sigourney Weaver and Lewis MacDougal.

Silence [15] 161 mins
Martin Scorsese spent 28 years bringing Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed 1966 novel to the screen. Set in 17th-century Japan, Silence is the story of two Portuguese Jesuit priests who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. Starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Ciarán Hinds.

Bridget Jones’s Baby [15] 123 mins
Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favourite singleton. Also starring Shirley Henderson, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie and Gemma Jones.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them  2D and 3D [12A] 133 mins
An all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by JK Rowling. Eddie Redmayne stars as magizoologist Newt Scamander who has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in 1920s New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident… were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Also starring Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman and Colin Farrell.

Forthcoming special events at Rye Kino include:

The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House: Encore, Tuesday, December 27, at 2:30pm
With Tchaikovsky’s mesmerising score, a Christmas tree that magically grows, a battle between toy soldiers and an army of mice led by the Mouse King, matched with exquisite designs and world-famous melodies, Peter Wright’s enchanting production of The Nutcracker has enthralled audiences for more than 30 years. This year’s festive treat is presented by Darcey Bussell and stars Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.

The Tempest, live from the RSC, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Wednesday, January 11, at 7pm
On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

In a unique partnership with Intel, the Kino will use the most advanced technology in a bold re-imagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience. Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

Il Trovatore, live from the Royal Opera House: Tuesday, January 31 at 7:15pm
International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. Il Trovatore is a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder, and the famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi’s exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.

For further information and booking review Kino Rye or for a quick-view listings page.

Forthcoming shows at Rye Film Club, Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill, include:
 Love & Friendship [U] 2016, 92 mins, Friday, January 6, 2017, at 7pm, doors 6:30pm
With a story from the pen of Jane Austen, this stylish period drama is based on the novella Lady Susan. It stars Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan Vernon, a widow, who has come to stay at the estate of her in-laws to wait for rumours of her dalliances, circulating in polite society, to die down. While there she decides to secure husbands for herself and for her reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

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