Michael Bublé – TOUR STOP 148

Michael Bublé – TOUR STOP 148 presents a front row seat to the superstar’s phenomenally successful sold out To Be Loved Tour which concluded in 2015 and was seen globally by over two million fans.  Filmed for the big screen with superb 5.1 surround sound, Michael Bublé – TOUR STOP 148 showcases thrilling live performances of many of the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter’s biggest hits, including Home, Haven’t Met You Yet, Cry Me A River and Feelin’ Good.  The performance is intercut with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage of Team Bublé bringing this moveable feast from arena to arena for two years. This must-see event includes a special 15 minute introduction with Michael Bublé EXCLUSIVE to cinemas – don’t miss it!

PRODUCTION Directed by Brett Sullivan Executive Producers: Dion Singer, Bruce Allen Music Producer: Bob Rock Produced by: Dione Orrom, Naomi Stevens, Clayton Jacobsen Concert Director of Photography: Brett Turnbull Editors: Marko Keser, David Tregoning

NT Live: The Threepenny Opera

In cinemas from 12 November 2016

Mack the Knife is back in town.

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road).

NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea

In cinemas from 8 October 2016

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former Royal Air Force pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.

Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC

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Hosted by David Tennant and Catherine Tate, this star-studded show from the BBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company celebrates Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, musical theatre and comedy.

Captured live from Stratford-Upon-Avon on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran has assembled an astonishing once-in-a-lifetime cast, including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, Rufus Wainwright, John Lithgow, David Suchet, Rory Kinnear, Joseph Fiennes, the cast of Horrible Histories, The Royal BalletEnglish National Opera (ENO), Birmingham Royal Ballet, and many more, to perform in a unique tribute to the genius and influence of the world’s greatest playwright and storyteller.

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC will feature numerous theatrical performances, as well as Shakespeare-inspired works spanning the musical genres, including hip-hop, blues, musical theatre, jazz, opera and classical music. This unique gala event will immerse you in the excitement, the drama, the laughter, the tears, the constant reinvention and the utter timelessness of the works of William Shakespeare.

PARTICIPATING CINEMAS

VIC Cinema Nova Village Rivoli Palace Como Village Southland Palace Brighton Bay Village Karingal Regent Ballarat Reading Cinemas Waurn Ponds Mornington Cinemas Horsham Centre Cinemas

NSW Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Dendy Opera Quays Dendy Newtown Palace Chauvel Palace Norton Street Event Macquarie Riverside Parramatta Ritz Cinema Event Cinemas Cronulla Avoca Beach Picture Theatre Gala Cinemas Warrawong Manning Entertainment Centre Taree Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie Majestic Cinemas Sawtell Cinemax Cinemas Byron Theatre Reading Cinemas Dubbo Village Albury Odeon Cinema Orange Forum 6 Cinemas Wagga Wagga Forum 6 Cinemas Tamworth Belgrave Cinema Inlet Cinema Reading Charlestown The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah

ACT Dendy Canberra Palace Electric

QLD Dendy Portside Palace Centro Event Cinemas Indooroopilly New Farm Cinemas Regal Twin Graceville Hawthorne Deluxe Gold Coast Arts Centre Reading Cinemas Harbour Town BCC Maroochydore BCC North Lakes

SA Palace Nova Eastend Film House Glenelg Wallis Mitcham

WA Luna Palace Windsor Cinema Event Cinemas Innaloo Reading Cinemas Mandurah Fenwick Cinemas

TAS State Cinema Hobart CMAX Devonport Village Launceston

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Sherlock - The Abominable Bride

Sherlock - The Abominable Bride

In cinemas 2 January 2016

Choose your cinema!

"Dr John Watson, meet Mr Sherlock Holmes.”

We've been here before  - but what if this wasn't the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world's most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats?

Welcome to 'Sherlock' in 1895!

Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially, MURDER...

Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown?  Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life...

Mrs Ricoletti's ghost now appears to be prowling the streets with an unslakeable thirst for revenge. From fog-shrouded Limehouse to the bowels of a ruined church, Holmes, Watson and their friends must use all their cunning to combat an enemy seemingly from beyond the grave and the final, shocking truth about...the Abominable Bride!

Sherlock, starring Academy Award Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Emmy Award Winner Martin Freeman as John Watson, is a global phenomenon. The show has been sold to over 240 territories across the world, won 12 BAFTAs, seven Emmys and a prestigious Peabody Award as well as accolades at the Edinburgh TV Festival and the Television Critics Association in the US.

Sherlock - The Abominable Bride will see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson in a one-off episode set in Victorian London in 1895.  The episode has been co-written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and will also see series regulars Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Louise Brealey and Amanda Abbington join the cast.  It is directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Line of Duty).

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Westgarth, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Como, Palace Kino, Regent Ballarat, Classic Elsternwick, Cameo Belgrave, Lido Cinema, Sun Bairnsdale Cinema, United Craigieburn, Star Cinema Bendigo, Sun Theatre Yarraville

NSW: Hayden Orpheum, Ritz Cinema, Palace Norton Street, Palace Chauvel, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Majestic Sawtell, Riverside Parramatta, Narooma Kinema, Roseville Cinemas, Limelight Tuggeranong, United Warriewood, United Narellan, Mount Vic Flicks, Great Lakes Cinema

ACT: Palace Electric

QLD: Palace Barracks, Palace Centro, Majestic Nambour, Limelight Ipswich, New Farm Cinemas, Balmoral, United Eldorado, Regal Twin Graceville, Gold Coast Arts Centre

SA: Regal Theatre Kensington, Trak Cinemas Toorak Gardens, Mitcham 7 Cinemas, Mount Barker, Palace Nova Eastend

WA: Luna Leederville, Luna on SX, Warwick 9 Grand Cinemas, United Rockingham, Cygnet Grand Cinemas

TAS: State Cinema, CMAX Devonport

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'The Reflektor Tapes' - Arcade Fire documentary

Directed by Kahlil Joseph In select cinemas 1 October 2015

Directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's international #1 album Reflektor.

The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band's creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, record in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breath-taking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.

The Reflektor Tapes blends never before seen personal interviews and moments captured by the band to dazzling effect, and features 20 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.

Sharmill Films will release The Reflektor Tapes at select theatres nationally on 1 October 2015 for a strictly limited theatrical season.

Participating cinemas

VIC - Cinema Nova, Carlton NSW - Ritz Cinema, Sydney SA - Palace Nova, Adelaide WA - Luna Leederville, Perth

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Louder Than Bombs

Directed by Joachim Trier

An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed (Isabelle Huppert, The Piano Teacher) three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network) back to the family house – forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene (Gabriel Byrne, The Usual Suspects) and withdrawn younger brother Conrad (Devin Druid, TV’s Louie) than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.

The English-language debut from celebrated Oslo, August 31st director Joachim Trier, Louder Than Bombs mesmerised audiences at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival with its sublime imagery and moving portraits of a family navigating grief, growing up, and each other.

'Intoxicating' - The AV Club

‘A family drama of extraordinary beauty... the film lives and breathes with a lovely intimacy" Wall Street Journal

‘Superbly, subtly acted. Beautifully textured’ New York Post

‘Beautiful and intimate… like a great novel’ IndieWire

‘Richly detailed, sensitively played and cleverly mounted’ Screen International

‘A delicate, complex film that lingers, unpacking itself in your mind.’ RogerEbert.com

PARTICIPATING CINEMAS

VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Brighton Bay, Waverley Cinema NSW: Dendy Opera Quays, Palace Chauvel, Empire Cinemas TAS: State Cinema Hobart QLD: Regal Twin Graceville, Gold Coast Arts Centre SA: Palace Nova WA: Luna Paradiso

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Highly Strung

In cinemas 19 May 2016

Highly Strung: A story of passion...of obsession...and possession.

Join director Scott Hicks (‘Shine’, ‘Glass: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts’) on a journey delving into the rarified world of fine instruments and the musicians, dealers, museums and philanthropists who seek them out.

‘Highly Strung’ explores the complex, stirring connections between elusive tones evoked by horsehair on strings, high-rolling investors tempted to spend millions on unique instruments, and a quartet of virtuosi caught up in a duel of tension and harmony.

Focussing on members of the Australian String Quartet and the unique world of rare Guadagnini instruments, ‘Highly Strung’ takes us from Adelaide to London, Paris, Venice and New York to meet the fascinating characters that bring these instruments to life.

And then there's the music!

Directed by Scott Hicks (Shine and Glass: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts).

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PARTICIPATING CINEMAS

VIC Cinema Nova

NSW Palace Chauvel Dendy Opera Quays Dendy Newtown

QLD Palace Centro Regal Twin Graceville

SA Palace Nova Eastend

ACT Palace Electric

TAS MONA - Museum of Old & New Art

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London Road

Opening in Australian cinemas from 24 September 2015.

★★★★★ "London Road was a mighty success on stage. Now it is a unique triumph on the movie screen." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

★★★★★ ‘Touching, haunting, thoughtful and blazingly original. A deeply inventive, bold, life-affirming musical.’ Dave Calhoun, Time Out.

★★★★★ ‘A bold, inspired and entirely unique piece of British cinema, London Road is absolutely unmissable.’ The List

Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of London Road reunites the award winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe, music by Adam Cork and directed by Rufus Norris (Broken).

London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.

London Road features an ensemble cast that includes Olivia Colman, Clare Burt, Rosalie Craig, Anita Dobson, James Doherty, Hal Fowler, Kate Fleetwood, Linzi Hateley, Nick Holder, Claire Moore, Michael Shaeffer, Nicola Sloane, Paul Thornley, Howard Ward, Duncan Wisbey and Tom Hardy.

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Cast Party

Announcing an innovative new cinema event

CAST PARTY

On July 28th, hosts of several of the biggest and best podcasts in the world will convene on stage for the inaugural CAST PARTY, a festive rousing variety show celebrating the emergence of podcasting as a powerhouse medium with millions of obsessed fans. Like, the Lollapalooza of podcasts. This event will held at the NYU’s Skirball Center, send live via satellite to hundreds of movie theatres across North America, and will be captured live for cinema screenings in Australia from 22 August 2015.

Once a niche medium, podcasts have exploded in popularity, with iTunes® podcast subscribers surging from 25 million to 75 million in just two years.  In Cast Party, shows across genres and networks will join to celebrate podcasting’s emergence as a powerhouse medium with millions of obsessed fans.  The producers envision Cast Party to become an annual summer event for cinemas across the U.S. and Canada.

Featured podcast RADIOLAB is one of the top-rated podcasts in Australia (currently #6 on the Australian iTunes podcast chart)

http://www.itunescharts.net/aus/artists/podcast/wnyc-new-york-public-radio/podcasts/radiolab-from-wnyc/

ABC Radio National has broadcast episodes of Radiolab in recent years so it is well-known to Australian audiences.

There is strong audience cross-over with these podcasts with Serial (currently #2) and This American Life (currently #3).

http://www.itunescharts.net/aus/charts/podcasts/2015/06/17

Featured Podcasts include:

Radiolab – the megahit show from New York’s public radio WNYC and NPR (National Public Radio), about science and more presented by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.  Over 1 million downloads per episode

Reply All – a show about the Internet, from Gimlet media presented by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. Has quickly amassed a large and loyal audience since debuting in late 2014.  350,000 downloads per episode

Invisibilia – NPR show about the hidden forces in our lives, NPR’s newest mega-hit podcast presented by Lulu Miller. 4 million downloads per episode

The Truth – bold and often hilarious contemporary radio drama from PRX (Public Radio Exchange). 100,000 downloads per episode

With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus – improv comedy podcast created by Orange Is The New Black and Jurassic World star Lauren Lapkus. High profile comedian guest. Produced by Earwolf.  100,000 downloads per episode (estimated)

Plus music by horn quartet THE WESTERLIES, dance by COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM, surprise guests, original videos, and more.

Cast Party is proud to showcase some of the most entertaining podcasts ever to flow through your earbuds, from some of the most innovative producers of audio storytelling: WNYC, NPR, Gimlet Media, Earwolf and Radiotopia.

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Fabergé - A Life Of Its Own

FABERGÉ: A LIFE OF ITS OWN

This captivating new event tells the fascinating story behind the most prestigious name in luxury: Fabergé. Enjoying unprecedented access to the most esteemed private collections, insights from world experts and interviews with the descendants of the Fabergé family, this is a rare opportunity to discover the genius of the family behind the finest objects ever created.

The event features the extraordinary unveiling of two historic new pieces – the first new Fabergé egg in almost 100 years, and a lost treasure, recently discovered in America’s Midwest by a scrap metal dealer – and presents them exclusively to international cinema audiences, before they return to the secrecy of their very private collections.

Experience the wonder of seeing Fabergé’s exquisite objects in stunning detail on the big screen for the first time.

IN CINEMAS NATIONALLY FROM 15 AUGUST

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Esports in Cinemas: All Work All Play plus captured live gaming event

Introducing

ESPORTS IN CINEMAS

ALL WORK ALL PLAY: THE PURSUIT OF ESPORTS GLORY

Captured Live Cinema event, Two Nights Only July 22 & 23

Tickets on sale now from select multiplex cinemas

www.esportsincinema.com

Experience the past, present, and future of eSports like never before.

There’s something happening in the world of video games. Thousands are flocking to arenas to watch tournaments unfold. Tens of millions are watching online. Not since the advent of television has a new entertainment medium so taken the world by storm.

From director Patrick Creadon (WORDPLAY) comes ALL WORK ALL PLAY: The Pursuit of eSports Glory, a new behind-the-scenes documentary that follows the ascent of eSports, showcasing the best pro gamers in the world as they fight for the Intel Extreme Masters championship.

On July 22 and 23 the film will screen Australia-wide as part of a captured live special event, followed by a Q&A with the director and a captured live eSports showdown.  Top professional Starcraft II players and influencers of the gaming scene will battle it out in a 2v2 "Archon Mode" game of Starcraft II. All the excitement will be brought to you by a star-studded talent line-up including Kevin “Rotterdam” van der Kooi, James “Kaelaris” Carrol, and Joshua “Clutch” Gray*.

Witness the next evolution of human competition. This is eSports.

*Talent subject to change TRAILER

Met Opera 2014-2015 season: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA - Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini’s

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Screening from January 31, 2015

(Replaces John Adam's The Death of Klinghoffer)

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

CONDUCTOR: Michele Mariotti PRODUCTION: Bartlett Sher CAST: Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, Christopher Maltman Approximate running time: (Check closer to screening date)

Click here for participating cinemas

Return to the Met Opera 2014-2015 cinema season

Ballet season 2011: La Petite Danseuse de Degas (Ballet l’Opera de national de Paris)

La Petite Danseuse de Degas (Degas’ Little Dancer)

By Patrice Bart

SATURDAY  13 NOVEMBER and SUNDAY 14 of NOVEMBER (Additional screenings at select cinemas)

Participating cinemas

This two-part performance is captured live in high definition from L’Opéra national de Paris.

La Petite Danseuse de Degas/ Degas’ Little Dancer is a co-production with L’Opéra national de Paris, Telmondis, Bel Air Média and Mezzo, with the participation of Francetélévisions and the support of the CNC. Production by Vincent Bataillon.

Freed from her glass prison, the famous statuette of La Petite Danseuse (The Little Dancer) comes to life for Paris Opera choreographer and ballet-master Patrice Bart. Recalling the true story of Marie Van Goethem, who served as a model for the sculptor, he plunges into the Paris Opera’s past to evoke the sad destiny of one of the ballerinas from the corps du ballet and the aura of a bygone era.

Choreographer: Patrice Bart

Étoiles: Clairemarie Osta, Delphine Moussin, Elisabeth Maurin, Mathieu Ganio, José Martinez and Benjamin Pech. With the Premiers Danseurs and  Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris.

Music: Denis Levaillant, performed by the Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris, conducted by Koen Kessels

Set design: Ezio Toffolutti

Costumes: Sylvie Skinazi

Lighting: Marion Hewlett

Running time: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes