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Cinema Fri 30 March - Thu 10 May 2018

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Welcome to our Friday 30 March - Thursday 10 May cinema guide. Ticket Prices* Film £6.50 Full Price £5.50 Concessions £4.50 Under 18’s Stage on Screen £13.50 Full Price £12.50 Concessions £10 Champsions *Unless otherwise stated The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE Box Office 01524 598500 I Getting Here For travel and access information visit: Film Certification and Content Information about film ratings and content can be found at:

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11am screenings with free tea or coffee and a pastry included with your ticket. Screenings: I, Tonya (Tuesday 3 April), The Post (Wednesday 4 April), The Square (Friday 13 April), Sweet Country (Tuesday 17 April), Isle of Dogs (Wednesday 18 April) Mary Magdalene (Thursday 26 April) & The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Thursday 10 May). PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS

Are you looking for at trip out at the cinema with your baby? With the lights slightly up and the sound slightly down, these screenings are a great way to enjoy a film on the big screen with your baby in a comfortable environment. Screenings: Isle of Dogs (Tuesday 17 April) & The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Wednesday 9 May).

GREASE SING-A-LONG (PG) Dir. Randal Kleiser 1978 USA 125mins With: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John

Thursday 19 April 8.30pm Celebrate 40 years of Grease with our sing-a-long anniversary screening. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny Zuko have a sweet summer romance but things change when they realise they’re both Rydell High students. With the T-Birds giving Danny advice and the Pink Ladies taking Sandy under their wing, will the couple be able to rekindle their romance before the end of the school year? The film will feature on screen subtitles so everyone can sing along. So dress up and join our hosts in singing those classic songs and remember – Grease is the word! Tickets: £12.50 (11.50 Concessions)


BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (12A) Dir. Alexandra Dean 2018 USA 88mins

Saturday 31 March 4pm Rediscover Hollywood wild-child Hedy Lamarr, not only as an actress but as the brilliant mind who co-invented 1940s wireless technology. Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman. However, her glamorous life stood in the way of her being recognised as a pioneering inventor whose work revoluntionised modern communication.


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Dir: Guillermo Del Toro 2018 USA 123mins With: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer

Dir: Craig Gillespie 2017 USA 120mins With: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney

Saturday 31 March, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Friday 6 & Sunday 8 April The winner of Best Picture and Best Director at the 2018 Oscars. Sally Hawkins delivers a stunning performance as mute Elisa, a lonely janitor in a high-security government laboratory in Baltimore, 1962. After discovering the lab’s most classified secret, an amphibious creature living in captivity, she forms a unique relationship with the prisoner.

Saturday 31 March, Tuesday 3 & Thursday 5 April A compelling, blackly comic account of one of the most infamous scandals in sporting history. Figure skater Tonya Harding defied class prejudices, an overbearing mother and an abusive husband to rise in the ranks of her sport, only for it to come falling down after an ‘incident’ involving her skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan.


BERNSTEIN CENTENARY Choreography: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon. Live 200mins

Sunday 1 April 3pm The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme, from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon. Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim.


YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (15) Dir: Lynne Ramsay 2018 UK USA 85mins With: Joaquin Phoenix, Dante Pareira-Olsen

Friday 6, Saturday 7, Monday 9, Tuesday 10 & Thursday 12 April A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. However his latest job unleashes a nightmarish conspiracy. A daring thriller from the director of We Need To Talk about Kevin. “Will blow you away” AAAAA -- The Daily Telegraph.



Dir: Greta Gerwig 2018 USA 94mins With: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf

Director: Phyllida Lloyd Recorded 200mins Subtitles

Saturday 7 & Monday 9 April Saoirse Ronan gives a Golden Globewinning performance as Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson, a senior student at a Catholic high school in the Sacramento suburbs in 2002. The outspoken Lady Bird navigates a loving, turbulent relationship with her mother, as well as young romance and her future, over the course of an eventful year. A poignant debut film from Gerwig.


Sunday 8 April 3pm The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production of Verdi’s Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold.

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER (Cert-TBC) Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 2018 Japan 102mins Subtitles With: Hana Sugisaki

Tuesday 10 April 6.15pm We’re delighted to be screening this special preview of Mary And the Witch’s Flower - a new animation from a collection of former Studio Ghibli animators. With a special video introduction by director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, and each audience member will be gifted with a limited edition print.





Dir: Martin McDonagh 2018 USA 115mins With: Frances McDonagh, Sam Rockwell

Dir: Sebastián Lelio 2017 Chile 104mins Subtitles With: Daniele Vega, Francisco Reyes

Dir: Steven Spielberg 2018 USA 115mins With: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks

Dir: Jen Randall 2018 UK 75mins With: Andy Kirkpatrick

Tuesday 3 & Thursday 5 April Winner of the 2018 Oscar for Best Film in a Foreign Language, A Fantastic Woman tells the story of Marina, a transsexual woman who works as a waitress and a nightclub singer. When her older boyfriend suddenly dies, she finds herself ostracised by his family and faced with suspicion from the authorities – leaving Marina in a precarious situation.

Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 April The thrilling true story of The Washington Post journalists in the 1970s who risked their careers and freedom in their attempts to expose the Pentagon Papers, classified documents detailing decades of state cover-ups and secrets – including the US government’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The first film to combine Hollywood heavyhitters Spielberg, Streep and Hanks.

Wednesday 4 & Saturday 7 April Based on his best-selling autobiography of the same name, Psycho Vertical is a raw and emotive exploration of the complex life and motivations of writer, funny-man and Britain’s unlikeliest hero-mountaineer, Andy Kirkpatrick. It is a ‘warts and all’ profile that leaves an audience with a true rendering of a well-known climber.




Dir: David Barnard 2018 UK 135mins

Dir: Ruben Östlund 2018 Sweden 151mins With: Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West

Dir: Wes Anderson 2018 USA 101mins With: Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig

Friday 13, Saturday 14 & Monday 16 April A razor-sharp satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age. A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. Ruben Östlund’s inventive comedy was the Palme d’Or winner at the 2017 Cannes Festival.

Friday 13 - Thursday 19 April Thanks to the cat-loving mayor of Megasaki City, the entire dog population of the Japanese metropolis has been transported to a grim island far from the coast. There, a band of scrappy creatures must embark on a mission to prevent further disaster. A charming stop-motion animation from the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel. A must-see for dog lovers.

Sunday 1 April 6.45pm Frances McDormand delivers arguably the performance of her career as a woman whose daughter has been murdered. Following months of police inactivity, she decides to jumpstart interest in the case, using three disused billboards to challenge the local sheriff.




Director: Polly Findlay Live TBCmins With: Niamh Cusack, Christopher Eccleston

Wednesday 11 April 7pm Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. This contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.

Thursday 12 April 8.30pm Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds performing new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisite compositions alongside their essential catalogue. Tickets: £10 (£9 Concessions)


LIVES IN SIGN LANGUAGE (15) Dir: Various 2018 UK 90mins

Saturday 14 April 3.30pm A selection of contemporary short films displaying the richness of D/deaf culture and experience, including this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Short Film, The Silent Child. These shorts span genres – from comedy, romance, horror – to bring the stories of D/deaf characters to the screen.



Choreography: Yuri Grigorovic Recorded 140mins With: Svetlana Zakharova

Sunday 15 April 4.30pm When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death…




Dir: Alexander Mackendrick 1955 UK 125mins (with interval) With: Alec Guiness

Dir: Warwick Thornton 2018 Australia 113mins With: Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris

Monday 16 April 2pm Five diverse oddball criminal types plan a bank robbery while pretending to be classical musicians. Screening as part of our strand of events which aims to improve the lives of people living with dementia and memory loss and their friends and families - though everyone is welcome.

Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 April Australia 1929. Aboriginal farmhand Sam Kelly goes on the run with his wife Lizzie after killing a cattle station master in self defence. Lawman Sergeant Fletcher leads a posse to track the pair down.

Tickets: £4



Dir: Paddy Considine 2018 UK 92mins With: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker

Dir: Various 2018 120mins With: Various

Friday 27, Saturday 28, Monday 30 April & Wednesday 2 May On the brink of retirement Matty Burton aims to end his career on a high by keeping his Middleweight belt. He wins his last fight but the bruising encounter causes him to collapse and fall into a coma. When he regains consciousness, his memory is gone and his personality dramatically altered, forcing Matty to find a way to rebuild his life

Saturday 28 April 8.15pm LA1 Shorts is an exciting and friendly short film festival, back for its third year at The Dukes Cinema! This year the festival is open to submissions from around the UK. There will be two prize categories, so along with our overall winner there will also be a local Lancashire category. Tickets: £5


WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST (15) Dir: Lorner Tucker 2018 UK 83mins

Monday 30 April & Tuesday 1 May Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews.

“Old Testament cinema... a stark, shocking movie, superbly shot” AAAAA -- The Guardian

THE MAGIC FLUTE (PG) Dir: Ingmar Bergman 1975 Swedem 135mins Subtitles With: Irma Urrila

Tuesday 1 May 8.30pm A welcome re-release of Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Mozart’s bestloved work. Rarely seen after its release in 1975, this wonderfully warm and effortlessly charming film features some of the finest opera singers of the day.





Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson 2018 USA 130mins With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Kriepps

Dir: Garth Davis 2018 USA 120mins With: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix

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Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda 2018 Japan 125mins Subtitles With: Masaharu Fukuyama

Sunday 22, Monday 23 & Sunday 29 April Reportedly his final film, Day-Lewis stars as a dressmaker living in the glamorous centre of 1950s’ London. Reynolds Woodcock clothes the elite, always inspired by the women who come and go through his life. When he meets Alma, a strong-willed young woman, she becomes his muse and lover, and disrupts his carefully tailored life.

Monday 23 & Thursday 26 April Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix star in this Biblical drama from Lion director Garth Davis. Mary, a young woman living in a small fishing village, leaves her traditional family behind to join a movement led by Jesus of Nazareth.

Thursday 26 April 8.30pm We’re bringing the unknown to The Dukes with our Mystery Film screening – a night where nobody knows what we’re showing. It could be anything from 35mm prints of old classics to cult hits and rare big screen outings for forgotten favourites. This is the chance to experience something new – and be pleasantly surprised in the process! Tickets: £4





Dir: Mike Newell 2018 UK 125mins With: Lily James, Tom Courtenay

Dir: Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman 2018 UK 98mins With: Martin Freeman, Andy Nyman, Maria Major

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan Recorded 155mins

Friday 4, Saturday 5, Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 May Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s West End hit stage show comes to the big screen. Professor Philip Goodman is a renowned sceptic of the supernatural and clairvoyant. When an unsettling encounter with his childhood hero leads Goodman to three unsolved cases, he uncovers mysteries beyond his own imagination.

Friday 4 - Thursday 10 May A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Starring Lily James, most recently seen on our screen in Darkest Hour and Baby Driver.


Sunday 6 May 3pm Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of modern ballet is revived this Season as part of continuing celebrations of MacMillan’s profound impact on British ballet, to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.

Friday 27 April & Wednesday 2 May Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low – his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. But not everything is what it first appears.




Director: Rufus Norris Live 165mins With: Rory Kinnear, Anne-Marie Duff

Thursday 10 May 7pm The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris. Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

FAMILY FILM Our Family Film screenings include everything from old favourites to new surprises. Please note that from April there will no longer be craft activities sessions before the films.

CHICKEN RUN (U) Dir: Peter Lord and Nick Park 2000 UK 84mins With: Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson

Friday 30 March 1.30pm When American rooster Rocky crash lands onto a British chicken farm, the resident hens, led by defiant Ginger, see the smooth-talking cockerel as their only hope of escape from the cruel farm they live on.

All film tickets: £2.50 (unless otherwise stated)



Dir. Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina 2018 USA 105mins With: Gael Garcia Bernal

Dir. Tony Bancroft & Barry Cook 2018 USA 85mins With: Lea Salonga

Friday 6 & Saturday 7 April Despite his family’s baffling generationsold ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Saturday 14 April 1.30pm Disney’s 90s classic animation is a retelling of a popular Chinese folk tale. Mulan is a peasant girl who, to save her father from death in the army, secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China’s greatest heroines in the process.

THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (PG) Screening with a live musical score Dir. Lotte Reiniger 1926 Germany 70mins

Saturday 31 March 1.30pm An enchanting early animation based on the tales from The Arabian Nights. First shown in 1926 in Germany by Lotte Reiniger. It is the oldest surviving animated feature film . Musician Chris Davies brings the film to life with his skillful composition and live performance. Tickets: £4.50

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (PG) Dir. Robert Zemeckis 1988 USa 104mins With: Bob Hoskins

Saturday 28 April 1.30pm In a world where cartoons and humans live side by side, a toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

EARLY MAN (PG) Dir. Nick Park 2018 UK 90mins With: Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams

Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 April Early Man is the new prehistoric comedy adventure from director Nick Park, the creator of Wallace & Gromit. Early Man follows the adventures of courageous caveman hero Dug and his friend Hognob.

PETER RABBIT (PG) Dir. Will Gluck 2018 UK 95mins With: James Corden, Margot Robbie

Saturday 5 May 1.30pm Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS THE MUSICAL Director: Christopher Wheeldon Recorded 150mins With: Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope

Wednesday 23 May 7pm This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you. An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

MARCH Please note that from our previous schedule, the Tuesday 27 March 11am screening of Finding Your Feet has been cancelled. The 11am screening on Thursday 29 March will still be going ahead. We apologise for any inconvenience. Fri 30 Sat 31 Sat 31 Sat 31 Sat 31 APRIL Sun 1 Sun 1 Tue 3 Tue 3 Tue 3 Tue 3 Wed 4 Wed 4 Wed 4 Wed 4 Thu 5 Thu 5 Thu 5 Thu 5 Fri 6 Fri 6 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sat 7 Sat 7 Sat 7 Sun 8 Sun 8 Mon 9 Mon 9 Tue 10 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Thu 12 Fri 13 Fri 13 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sat 14 Sat 14 Sat 14 Sun 15 Sun 15 Mon 16 Mon 16 Mon 16

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Chicken Run Adventures of Prince Achmed Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr... The Shape of Water I, Tonya

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ROH Encore: Bernstein... Three Billboards Outside of… I, Tonya Early Man A Fantastic Woman The Shape of Water The Post Early Man Psycho Vertical The Shape of Water Early Man The Post I, Tonya A Fantastic Woman Coco You Were Never Really Here The Shape of Water Coco Psycho Vertical Lady Bird You Were Never Really Here ROH Encore: Macbeth The Shape of Water Lady Bird You Were Never Really Here Mary and the Witch's Flower You Were Never Really Here RSC Live: Macbeth You Were Never Really Here Distant Sky - Nick Cave The Square Isle of Dogs The Square Mulan Lives in Sign Language The Square Isle of Dogs Bolshoi: Giselle Isle of Dogs ALMO: The Ladykillers Isle of Dogs The Square

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Sweet Country Parent & Baby: Isle of Dogs Isle of Dogs Sweet Country Isle of Dogs Sweet Country Isle of Dogs Isle of Dogs Grease Sing-a-Long Phantom Thread Mary Magdalene Phantom Thread Mary Magdalene Mary Magdalene Mystery Film The Third Murder Journeyman Who Framed Roger Rabbit Journeyman LA1 Shorts Phantom Thread Westwood Journeyman

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Westwood The Magic Flute Journeyman The Third Murder The Guernsey Literary… Ghost Stories Peter Rabbit The Guernsey Literary… Ghost Stories The Guernsey Literary… ROH Encore: Manon The Guernsey Literary… The Guernsey Literary… The Guernsey Literary… Ghost Stories The Guernsey Literary… Parent & Baby: Guernsey… The Guernsey Literary… Ghost Stories The Guernsey Literary… NT Live: Macbeth

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Ticket Prices (Unless otherwise stated) Film Stage on Screen £6.50 Full Price £13.50 Full Price £5.50 Concessions £12.50 Concessions £4.50 Under 18’s £10 Champions

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Cinema listings for The Dukes in Lancaster, Fri 30 March - Thu 10 May 2018