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In Search of Chopin – participating cinemas from August 21


Participating cinemas and session times across Australia from August 21, 2014

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Cinema Nova, Carlton
11.40am, 1.50pm, 4pm, 6.25pm, 8.35pm DAILY
Palace Cinema Como
1pm Sat, 1pm Sun, 1pm Mon
Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick
12.30pm Sat & 12.30pm Sun
Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave
4.40pm Sat & 4.40pm Sun

Cremorne Orpheum
1pm Sat, Sun, Mon
Dendy Opera Quays
1pm Sat, 1pm Sun, 10am Thur
Dendy Newtown
12.15pm Fri, 12.15pm Sat, 12.15pm Sun
Palace Chauvel, Paddington
1pm Sat, 1pm Sun, 1pm Wed
Roxy Nowra
2.15pm Sat, 2.15pm Sun, 10am Mon, 10am Tue
Paradiso Ettalong
2.15pm Sat, 2.15pm Sun, 12.10 Mon, 12.10 Tue
Palace Byron Bay
1pm Sat, 1pm Mon
Narooma Kinema
w/c August 28
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
11.30am Sat, 6.30pm Mon
Mount Vic Flicks
w/c September 11

Dendy Canberra
1pm Sun, 1pm Thur
Palace Electric, Canberra
1pm Sat, 1pm Sun, 1pm Wed

Dendy Portside, Brisbane
10am Sat, 1pm Sun, 10am Thursday
Palace Centro, Brisbane
1pm Sat, 1pm Sun
Regal Twin Graceville
10am Thu, 12.05 Fri, 12.05 Sat 12.05 Sun, 10am Mon, 10am Tue, 10am Wed.

Palace Nova Eastend, Adelaide
1pm Sat, 1pm Sun, 1pm Wed

Luna Paradiso, Northbridge
1pm Sun, 1pm Sun

State Cinema, Hobart
11am, 6.15pm Thu, Fri 1.15pm, 1.30pm Sun, 11am Mon, 11.15 Tue, 11am, 6.15 Wed

Doctor Who Series 8 Ep 1 Deep Breath in cinemas 24 August

David Bowie Is


A documentary tour of the ground-breaking exhibition

In cinemas from 14 November 2014


A documentary film of the groundbreaking David Bowie is exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A’s history and is now on a global tour that has already travelled to Toronto, Sao Paulo, and Berlin to international acclaim, opening next at the MCA in Chicago until January 4 2015.

The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the David Bowie is exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Kansai Yamamoto, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.

The documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London and directed by Hamish Hamilton, the BAFTA winning director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

David Bowie Is the exhibition will  will appear in Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image  for strictly limited season from July 2015.  Buy tickets here

Doctor Who: Deep Breath

Doctor Who makes a spectacular return to the big screen in the feature-length premiere episode of Series 8; Deep Breath.

Directed by acclaimed director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, the beginning of the Twelfth Doctor’s era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald and sees the return of fan favourites the Paternoster Gang – Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) – in a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.

Doctor Who: Deep Breath will be screened in participating cinemas around Australia from 24 August, 2014.



ACT: Palace Electric, Limelight Cinemas

NSW: Cremorne Orpheum, Palace Verona, Palace Norton Street, Riverside Theatres Parramatta, Ritz Cinemas Randwick, Belgrave Cinema Armidale, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie, Majestic Cinemas Singleton, Majestic Cinemas Nambucca Heads, Palace Byron Bay, Mount Vic Flicks, Forum Cinemas Tamworth, Forum Cinemas Wagga Wagga, Odeon 5 Cinemas Orange, Scotty’s Cinema Centre Raymond Terrace, Fays Twin Cinema Taree

QLD: Palace Barracks, Palace Centro, Southbank 5 Cinemas, Limelight Cinemas Ipswich

SA: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, Wallis Cinemas Mt Barker, Wallis Cinemas Noarlunga, Wallis Cinemas Piccadilly, Wallis Cinemas Mitcham, Cinema Augusta

TAS: CMAX Devonport, State Cinema

VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Balwyn, Palace Westgarth, Classic Cinemas Elsternwick, Sun Theatre Yarraville, Cameo Cinema Belgrave, The Rex Cinema Daylesford, Sun Theatre Bairnsdale, Rosebud Cinemas, Warragul Cinemas, Deakin Cinema Complex Mildura, Regent Cinema Ballarat, Wangaratta Cinema, Showbiz Cinemas Swan Hill

WA: Luna Cinemas Leederville, Luna on SX, Grand Warwick, Grand Bunbury, Grand Currambine

NT: Katherine Cinema 3

Hermitage Revealed

Hermitage Revealed

Art. Treasure. History. Revolution.
The story of Russia’s legendary museum.

Directed by BAFTA Award-winning film and television director Margy Kinmouth

Only in cinemas for a strictly limited time from September 6


The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world holding over 3 million treasures and boasting more curators than any other art institution. To mark the momentous occasion of its 250th anniversary the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed – a cinematic event that is a must-see for all fans of art, architecture and the culture and history of Russia.

Hermitage Revealed takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the museum’s tumultuous history from imperial palace to state museum, and offers unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas that remain hidden from the public eye. The production brings together the oldest, the rarest, the most precious and the most closely guarded of Russia’s greatest treasures; items bought with great wealth or acquired by other means, items hoarded and saved from violent revolutionaries, items thought lost and later re-found – all works and their unique stories presented with an intimacy and immediacy that no museum or gallery experience can match.

From Rembrandt to Russian masterpieces, from prehistoric artefacts to the private gemstone collection of Catherine The Great, from Michelangelo to Matisse and much, much more, the exquisite treasures the Hermitage has to offer are seemingly endless. Hermitage Revealed puts you right there amongst it all – exploring the art and revealing the human stories behind this great institution.


VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Sorrento Athenaeum

NSW: Cremorne Orpheum, Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Palace Chauvel, Palace Norton St, Riverside Theatres Parramatta

ACT: Dendy Canberra, Palace Electric

QLD: Palace Centro, Dendy Portside

SA: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

WA: Luna Cinema Paradiso

TAS: MONA – Museum of Old & New Art

Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep

WINNER Palme d’Or

WINNER FIPRESCI International Critics Prize

Festival de Cannes 2014

WINNER Foxtel Movies Audience Award

Sydney Film Festival 2014


“A stunning picture.”


“One of the more rewarding film achievements of the year.

Ceylan’s cast performs with such precision and feeling that even Bergman would have applauded.”

Screen International

“Richly engrossing and ravishingly beautiful magnum opus

that surely qualifies as the least boring 196-minute movie ever made.”


“The esoteric world of masterful Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan

proves as vibrant as ever in WINTER SLEEP, a Chekhovian meditation.”

Hollywood Reporter



Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce.

In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities…

Country of Origin: Turkey
Language: Turkish w/ English subtitles
Duration: 196 mins
Rating: M (Coarse language and mature themes)
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Starring: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag
Australian release: November 13, 2014

Winter Sleep – in cinemas November 13

Bolshoi Ballet only in cinemas: Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Screening from June 20, 2015

Music Sergei Prokofiev
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness.

Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatises Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigour, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colours of medieval Russia.

Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company’s repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.

Running time: 2 hours 15 mins approx

Return to Bolshoi Ballet cinema season

Bolshoi Ballet only in cinemas: Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Screening from March 28, 2015

Music Piotr Tchaikovsky
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake.

White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman is one of the most romantic classical ballets, appropriately set in the era of courtly romance and characterised by elegance, style and harmony.

With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must.

Running time: 2 hours 40 mins approx

Return to Bolshoi Ballet cinema season

Bolshoi Ballet only in cinemas: The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Screening from February 7, 2015

Music Piotr Tchaikovsky
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.

This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker.

Running time: 2 hours 20 mins approx

Return to Bolshoi Ballet cinema season