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Cinema 18 August - 28 September

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Victoria & Abdul A Ghost Story The Odyssey


Welcome to our 18 August - 28 September 2017 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 Friends *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. Screening: Maudie (Tuesday 29 August), and Victoria & Abdul (Tuesday 19 September). PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS

Are you looking for at trip out at the cinema with your baby? With 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. Screening: The Red Turtle (Wednesday 23 August) & Victoria & Abdul (Wednesday 20 September). Please be aware we have minimal space for pushchairs in the auditorium. The Dukes is a registered charity and is supported by: Registered Charity: 501935

MORECAMBE ON FILM Uncover extraordinary treasures from Morecambe’s past. The Dukes have partnered with the North West Film Archive to present a window to the past, with three screenings of professional and amateur footage that explores life in Morecambe over the past 100 years.


Please note that we have altered the date for the screening at The Platform.


Morecambe On Film is part of Britain on Film a national celebration of Britain’s film archives. Britain on Film is supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.

at The Platform, Morecambe 120mins(tbc) Thursday 31 August 8pm This screening will be hosted by Geoff Senior from The North West Film Archive. Tickets: £7.50 (£6.50 Concessions)


at The Dukes 120mins(tbc) Friday 1 September 8pm This will be the same collection as the above listing but will be unhosted.

at The Dukes 70mins Monday 11 September, 2pm A shortened version of the collection, 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. Tickets: £4

FAMILY FILM Over the coming months we will be screening a selection of family films, from old favourites to new surprises. From 12pm, before the screenings, families can take part in fun craft activities at the Dukes. These drop-in sessions are free to attend for those watching the film. All tickets: £2.50

MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (PG) Dir: Claude Barras 2017 France 66mins Starring: Gaspard Schlatter

Saturday 26 August 1.30pm Following his mother’s death, Icare (nicknamed ‘Courgette’) moves into an orphanage. Turning tragedy upside-down, the kids look to the positives of their lives together. Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Feature, this claymotion animation is a beautiful film for children and adults alike.


THE LION KING (U) Dir: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff 2017 USA 90mins With: Matthew Broderick

Saturday 2 September 1.30pm Lion cub Simba is destined to follow in his father’s paw-prints and become King of Pride Rock. But when his ambitious uncle Scar starts plotting his own path to the throne, tragedy strikes and Simba is forced to flee the Pridelands.

Dir: Mamoru Hosoda 2017 Japan 120mins With: Morgan Berry

Saturday 9 September 1.30pm When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice.

THE JUNGLE BOOK (U) Dir: Wolfgang Reitherman 1967 USA 78mins With: Sebastian Cabot

Saturday 23 September 1.30pm Raised by a pack of wolves, mancub Mowgli is forced to return to his village sgyrt bloodthirsty tiger Shere Khan gets his scent in his nostrils. But getting there won’t be as straightforward as Mowgli hopes.

This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network

CINEMA OF THE YEAR In June we were honoured to be named Cinema of the Year at the inaugural Northern Soul Awards - with the judges commending us for an “incredible job”. We would like to thank all our audiences and everyone who continues to support the work that we do, and helps to ensure we can bring great films to the big screen in Lancaster.

Another Chance to Catch

New Releases



Dir: Roger Mitchell 2017 UK 106mins With: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin

Friday 18 - Thursday 24 August (except Sunday 20) A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Adapted from the mystery novel by Daphne du Maurier, the author of Rebecca and Jamaica Inn.

Dir: John Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Rick Barnes 2017 USA 86mins With: David Lynch

Friday 18 & Monday 21 August An intimate portrait of the acclaimed filmmaker, this is a must-see for Lynch fans. The Art Life examines Lynch’s formative years, explored in unprecedented depth, from his idyllic upbringing in small town America, to the start of his filmmaking career as he embarked on Eraserhead.

MAUDIE (12A) Dir: Aisling Walsh 2017 Ireland Canada 115mins With: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke

Friday 25, Saturday 26 & Tuesday 29 August An unlikely romantic drama based on the life of Maud Lewis, who despite suffering from arthritis, became one of Canada’s most celebrated outsider artists. In 1930s Canada, Maud becomes the housekeeper to the reclusive Everett. Unexpectedly the two find themselves falling in love.





Dir: Michaël Dudok de Wit 2017 France Japan 81mins With: Emmanuel Garijo

Dir: Christopher Nolan 2017 UK USA 110mins With: Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh

Dir: Matthew Heineman 2017 UK Syria 90mins

Dir: David Lowery 2017 USA 90mins With: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

Wednesday 23, Friday 25, Saturday 26 August A stunning animation about a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited only by wildlife. As he tries to find a way a home he finds his attempts to escape thwarted by a giant red turtle. Produced by Studio Ghibli, The Red Turtle is a moving parable of human life and its milestones.

Sunday 10, Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 September Inception filmmaker Christopher Nolan returns with this tense depiction of the Dunkirk evacuations. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. A desperate effort began to evacuate the hundreds of thousands of British soldiers, using a fleet of civilian ships covered by a handful of airplanes.

Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 August City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” – a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile.

Friday 1, Saturday 2, Monday 4, Wednesday 6 September Fresh off his Oscar-winning turn in Manchester by the Sea, Casey Affleck stars in this delicate portrait of a restless spirit. Rooney Mara plays a recently bereaved widow whose husband returns to their suburban home as a white-sheeted ghost. As she prepares to move, the ghost stays rooted to the house they once shared.

New Releases

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL (PG) Dir: Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen 2017 USA 98mins With: Al Gore

Coming Soon


Dir: Michael Showalter 2017 USA 119mins With: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan



Dir: Martin Zandvliet 2017 Denmark 100mins With: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann

Dir: Kathryn Bigelow 2017 USA With: John Boyega

Friday 8 & Monday 11 September As World War II comes to an end, a group of German POWs - boys rather than men - are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task: to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over. A powerful drama that wa nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Coming Soon The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow returns with this pulsating drama depicting the race riots that engulfed Detroit in 1967. Amid the erupting riots, John Boyega plays a security guard drawn in to a grotesque showdown with racist cops at a motel.


Saturday 2, Monday 4, Wednesday 6 September A decade after An Inconvenient Truth shocked the world into taking climate change seriously, this follow-up reveals how far we’ve come. Moving beyond the lecture format of the original, the sequel follows former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight against climate change.

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September A rom-com based on the true story of how star Kumail Nanjani met his wife. Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with Emily after one of his stand-up sets. What seemed like a one-night stand becomes more complicated, especially after Emily falls mysteriously sick, leaving Kumail to deal with his traditional parents and her concerned ones




Dir: Jérôme Salle 2017 France 120mins Subtitles With: Audrey Tautou, Lambert Wilson

Dir: MKenji Kamiyama 2017 111mins Japan Subtitles With: Mitsuki Takahata

Dir: Stephen Frears 2017 UK 106mins With: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon

Friday 8, Saturday 9, Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 September The extraordinary life of underwater explorer and inventor Jacques Cousteau is told in this lavish biopic. Spanning 30 years from Cousteau’s departure from the Navy through some of his most significant voyages,. the film also focuses on the troubled relationship with his son and the private sacrifices of a very public individual.

Saturday 9 September 6.10pm This genre-bending anime is set in a not-too-distant machine-driven future. Kokone should be diligently studying for her exams, but just can’t seem to stay awake. Aside from taking up precious study time, her napping is filled with weird dreams featuring warring machines that hint at longdormant family secrets.

Friday 15 - Sunday 24 September Judi Dench reunites with her Philomena director Stephen Frears. Victoria & Abdul tells the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s rule. When Abdul Karim a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself.

Coming Soon In October we will be celebrating the Indian Indie film scene. Running through the month, The Dukes will be screening a season of contemporary critically acclaimed Indian independent films. The season is curated by Omar Ahmed, University of Manchester and is presented in partnership with HOME. It is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network.

Back on the Big Screen

2017 is the 50th anniversary of a landmark in LGBT rights in the United Kingdom. 1967 marked the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality, which began the slow journey to greater equality. To mark the occasion we are screening two key milestones in the depiction of LGBT characters on screen - Victim and The Naked Civil Servant. While the archive collection Britain on Film: LGBT documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride.

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT (12A) Dir: Jack Gold 1974 UK 78mins With: John Hurt

Tuesday 29 August 6.40pm Quentin Crisp – dandy, raconteur, life model and occasional rent boy – is perfectly portrayed by the late, great John Hurt. This newly remastered, reworking of Crisp’s titular memoir, where his courageous, outrageous refusal to hide his queer light under a bushel gets him into scrapes galore.




Dir: Basil Drearden 1961 UK 101mins With: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Sims

Dir: James Ivory 1992 UK 140mins With: Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins

Dir: Leslie H. Martinson 1966 USA 105mins With: Adam West

Tuesday 22 August 6.30pm Made in 1961, starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms, the film stands as a milestone in British cinema, and is a compelling story of blackmail and paranoia that bravely challenged the then-taboo topic of Britain’s draconian laws on homosexuality. A successful barrister is drawn into a murder enquiry involving a former acquaintance.

Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 August A new 25th anniversary restoration of one of Merchant Ivory’s undisputed masterpieces. The film tells the stories of two respectable sisters, Margaret and Helen Schlegel who collide with the world of the very wealthy - one sister benefiting from the new acquaintance, the other all but destroyed by it.

Saturday 19 August 6.15pm Following the death of Adam West in June we wanted to honour his career with a screening of his best-known film. With tongue firmly in cheek, Batman: The Movie is a pop-art inspired delight. The Dynamic Duo face four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that dehydrates people.




Dir: Various 1909 - 1994 UK 95mins With: Ian McKellan

Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet 2017 France 123mins With: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz

Tuesday 5 September 6pm Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of this archive collection. With films spanning 1909 to 1994, it documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights.

Dir: Bruce Robinson 1987 UK 107mins With: Richard E.. Grant, Paul McGann

Wednesday 30 August 8.30pm This is our first ever Volunteers’ Choice film, selected by our Front-Of-House ushers. Amélie is the whimsical story of a naïve and shy waitress living in Paris who decides to help the people around her have better lives, all while struggling with her own isolation.

Thursday 14 September 8.30pm To mark its’ 30th anniversary we’re screening the cult classic. Two unemployed actors live in a squalid flat in Camden, drinking away any money they have. In need of a holiday, they duo drive to the Lake District to stay in the cottage of Withnail’s Uncle Monty – but the trip proves less recuperative than they first thought. A tragi-comic masterpiece.


Stage on Screen





Dir: Neil Armfield Recorded 230mins With: Allan Clayton, Sarah Connolly

Dir: Richard Eyre Recorded 170mins With: Roberto Alagna

Dir: Simon Stone With: Billie Piper

Dir: Sofia Coppola Recorded 141mins With Francesca Dotto

Sunday 20 August 6pm Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy. Dean’s colourful, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale.

Sunday 27 August 7pm Sir Richard Eyre’s gritty production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo­soprano Elina Garanca as the illfated gypsy temptress. Tenor Roberto Alagna plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Yannick Nézet­Séguin conducts the timeless score.

Thursday 31 August 7pm The incredible Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress awardwinning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece. Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her desperate attempt to conceive builds with to a shocking climax.

Tuesday 5 September 8.00pm A collaboration between American film-maker Sofia Coppola and Italian haute couture king Valentino comes in the form of a revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera.





Dir: David McVicar Recorded 190mins With: Mauro Peter

Dir: Lyndsey Turner With: Benedict Cumberbatch


Thursday 7 September 7.45pm Broadcast live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a unique celebration of John le Carré’s work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.


Recorded 120mins

Wednesday 13 September 8.30pm 45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows. David Gilmour Live At Pompeii is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs.



Sunday 24 Setepmber 3pm Mozart’s glorious opera ‘The Magic Flute’ is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production, with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…



Thursday 5 October 7pm The 2015 broadcast, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, returns to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

AUGUST Fri 18 6.30pm Fri 18 8.30pm Sat 19 6.15pm Sat 19 8.30pm Sun 20 6.00pm Mon 21 6.15pm Mon 21 8.30pm Tue 22 6.30pm Tue 22 8.30pm Wed 23 11.00am Wed 23 5.45pm Wed 23 8.35pm Thu 24 6.15pm Thu 24 8.30pm Fri 25 6.10pm Fri 25 8.00pm Sat 26 1.30pm Sat 26 6.10pm Sat 26 8.00pm Sun 27 7.00pm Tue 29 11.00am Tue 29 6.40pm Tue 29 8.30pm Wed 30 6.30pm Wed 30 8.30pm Thu 31 7.00pm Thu 31 8.00pm SEPTEMBER Fri 1 6.00pm Fri 1 8.00pm Sat 2 1.30pm Sat 2 3.30pm Sat 2 6.00pm Sat 2 8.30pm Sun 3 7.30pm Mon 4 6.30pm Mon 4 8.30pm Tue 5 6.00pm Tue 5 8.00pm Wed 6 6.20pm Wed 6 8.30pm Thu 7 7.45pm Fri 8 6.20pm Fri 8 8.30pm

David Lynch: The Art Life My Cousin Rachel Batman: The Movie My Cousin Rachel Glyndebourne: Hamlet My Cousin Rachel David Lynch: The Art Life Victim My Cousin Rachel Parent & Baby: The Red Turtle Howards End My Cousin Rachel My Cousin Rachel Howards End The Red Turtle Maudie My Life as a Courgette The Red Turtle Maudie Met Opera: Carman Maudie The Naked Civil Servant City of Ghosts City of Ghosts Amelie Yerma Morecambe on Film At the Platform, Morecambe

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A Ghost Story Morecambe on Film The Lion King An Inconvenient Sequel The Big Sick A Ghost Story The Big Sick A Ghost Story An Inconvenient Sequel Britain on Film: LGBT Teatro Dell'Opera: La Traviata An Inconvenient Sequel A Ghost Story John le Carré: An Evening with Land of Mine The Odyssey

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SEPTEMBER Sat 9 1.30pm Sat 9 6.10pm Sat 9 8.30pm Sun 10 7.30pm Mon 11 2.00pm Mon 11 6.10pm Mon 11 8.30pm Tue 12 6.00pm Tue 12 8.30pm Wed 13 6.00pm Wed 13 8.30pm Thu 14 6.00pm Thu 14 8.30pm Fri 15 6.15pm Fri 15 8.30pm Sat 16 4.00pm Sat 16 6.15pm Sat 16 8.30pm Sun 17 5.15pm Sun 17 7.30pm Mon 18 6.15pm Mon 18 8.30pm Tue 19 11.00am Tue 19 6.15pm Tue 19 8.30pm Wed 20 11.00am Wed 20 6.15pm Wed 20 8.30pm Thu 21 5.45pm Thu 21 8.00pm Fri 22 6.15pm Fri 22 8.30pm Sat 23 1.30pm Sat 23 6.15pm Sat 23 8.30pm Sun 24 3.00pm Sun 24 7.00pm OCTOBER Thu 5 7.00pm Sun 8 3.00pm Wed 11 7.00pm Sun 29 3.00pm Ti Titles in black are

The Boy and the Beast Napping Princess The Odyssey Dunkirk ALMO: Morecambe on Film Dunkirk Land of Mine Dunkirk The Odyssey The Odyssey DavId Gilmour: At Pompeii The Odyssey Withnail and I Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Parent & Baby: Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul The Jungle Book Victoria & Abdul Victoria & Abdul ROH: The Magic Flute Victoria & Abdul



NT Encore: Hamlet ROH: La bohème

RSC: Coriolanus ROH: Alice’s Adventures in... films. Titles in pink are Stage on Screen

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 Friends

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