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Cinema Fri 9 Feb - Thu 29 March 2018

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Welcome to our Friday 9 February - Thursday 29 March 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 Champions *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: Journey’s End (Friday 15 February), The Post (Thursday 22 February), Darkest Hour (Thursday 8 March), Phantom Thread (Friday 9 March) The Mercy (Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 March), The Shape of Water (Tuesday 20 March), Lady Bird (Thursday 22 March), Finding Your Feet (Friday 23, Tuesday 27 & Thursday 29 March).


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: Darkest Hour (Thursday 15 February) and The Mercy (Wednesday 21 March).

The Dukes is a registered charity and is supported by: Registered Charity: 501935

WIN A PRIVATE SCREENING OF YOUR FAVOURITE FILM Love film at The Dukes? We’re giving you the chance to choose the movie – and invite all your friends and family to watch it with you! Take part in our very first lottery and you could win the prize of an exclusive film screening! All you have to is buy a ticket for £5 and you’ll be entered into the draw. The lucky winner will be able to choose their favourite film to watch on the big screen in The Rake and invite up to 300 people along to enjoy it with them. So next time you buy a cinema ticket, why not add a golden ticket too! The Dukes is a charity that relies on donations and support from people like you. By buying a ticket for our lottery, you’ll be helping to ensure that The Dukes can continue to screen the films that you love. The Dukes has a participation and outreach programme second to none; with your help and support we can continue to offer wonderful opportunities for young people to engage with the arts. The closing date is 31 March 2018. To buy your tickets, call The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or buy online at Please read the Terms and Conditions available at

LA1 SHORTS FESTIVAL LA1 Shorts is an exciting and friendly short film festival based here in Lancaster and will be returning for it’s third year at The Dukes in April. The Festival is now open to submissions from all UK short film makers. This year there will be two categories with the introduction of a Local Lancashire category. To have the opportunity to see your film on the big screen to a packed auditorium submit your film by Friday 30 March for consideration. Films must be made in the UK and be under 10 minutes. For more details visit:





Dir. Joe Wright 2018 UK 125mins With: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas

Dir: Armando Iannucci 2017 UK 106mins With: Jason Isaacs, Steve Buscemi

Dir. Aaron Sorkin 2017 USA 140mins With: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Dir: Jen Peedom 2017 Australia 73mins

Friday 9, Saturday 10, Monday 12, Thursday 15 February, Thursday 8 March Gary Oldman gives an award-winning performance as Winston Churchill in this thrilling account of one of the most turbulent periods of the Prime Minister’s time in office. As the unstoppable Nazi forces march across the continent, Churchill must overcome an unprepared public, a sceptical King and plotting party-members to rally a nation.

Friday 9, Sunday 11 & Wednesday 21 February Armando Iannucci’s BAFTA nominated comedy returns for more screenings. The year is 1953 and despite appearing to be good health Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in his office. In the days following his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives.

Friday 9 & Saturday 10 February Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut tells the true tale of Molly Bloom, proprietor of Hollywood’s most exclusive high-stakes poker games for a decade before being shut down by the FBI. Adapted from Bloom’s memoir, the film features a terrific performance from Jessica Chastain as a larger-than-life real-world heroine.





Dir: Paul King 2017 UK 101mins With: Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins

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Dir: Saul Dibb 2018 UK 108mins With: Toby Jones, Paul Bettany

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

Friday 16 - Thursday 22 February Featuring a remarkable British cast, Journey’s End is an adaptation of the revered stage play. In Aisne, 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, wait in a dugout for further instruction – and for what fate may hold for them.

Friday 16 - Thursday 22 February, Thursday 29 March 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.

Saturday 10 February 3.45pm Willem Dafoe narrates the cinematically stunning documentary about our modern fascination with mountains, set to music by one of the greatest chamber orchestras in the world. Explore the spellbinding force of high places from Antarctica to Hawaii and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.


Thursday 15 February 1.45pm Paddington ends up in prison after taking it upon himself to track down and apprehend the thief of a rare book. All tickets: £2.50 From an hour before the screening, families can take part in fun craft activities at The Dukes. These drop-in sessions are free to attend for ticket holders.

Thursday 15 February & Thursday 29 March 8.35pm 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: Martin McDonagh 2018 USA 115mins With: Frances McDonagh, Sam Rockwell

Director: Jonathan Kent Live 200mins

Dir: Ron Clements & John Musker 1989 USA 83mins With: Jodi Benson

Sunday 11 February 3pm Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies

Saturday 10, Monday 12, Saturday 24 February & Saturday 17, Friday 23 March 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.



Monday 12 February 10.30am Disney’s animated favourite follows a mermaid princess who makes a bargain with a wicked sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.


TWELFTH NIGHT Dir: Christopher Luscombe Live 150mins With: Adrian Edmondson

All tickets: £2.50 From an hour before the screening, families can take part in fun craft activities at The Dukes. These drop-in sessions are free to attend for ticket holders.

Thursday 14 & Wednesday 21 February Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...






Dir: Hayao Miyazaki 1988 Japan 86mins dubbed

Dir: Jennifer Brea 2017 USA 98mins

Saturday 17 February 1.30pm The beloved animation returns to our screen to celebrate its 30th anniversary When two girls move to the country they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Saturday 17 February 3.30pm When Harvard PhD student Jennifer Brea is struck down at 28 by a fever that leaves her bedridden, doctors tell her it’s “all in her head.” Determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community, a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome.

Dir: Walter Lang 1956 USA 135mins (with interval) With: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr

All tickets: £2.50 From an hour before the screening, families can take part in fun craft activities at The Dukes. These drop-in sessions are free to attend for ticket holders.


Monday 19 February 2pm A widow accepts a job as a livein governess to the King of Siam’s children. 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


CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Dir: Benedict Andrews Recorded 185mins With: Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell

Thursday 22 & Sunday 25 February Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?





Dir: Alexander Payne 2018 USA 135mins With: Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev 2018 Russia 122mins Subtitles With: Yanina Hope, Maryana Spivak

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

Dir: James Marsh 2018 UK 102mins With: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 February When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to overpopulation, Paul and his wife Audrey decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community. Known for his intimate dramas like Sideways and The Descendants, Alexander Payne returns with his own unique stamp on science fiction.

Friday 23 - Sunday 25 February A caustic look at contemporary Russian values from the director of Leviathan. Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha.

Friday 9, Sunday 11, Monday 12, Wed 14, Saturday 24 & Monday 26 March 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

Saturday 10, Monday 12 - Wednesday 14, Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 March The true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur yachtsman who, in order to win cash for his ailing business, disastrously attempted the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, the first non-stop single-handed round-the-world yacht race. With his family waiting for him in the UK, it was down to Crowhurst alone to navigate the waters.





THE SHAPE OF WATER (15) Dir: Guillermo Del Toro 2018 USA 123mins With: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer


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

Saturday 17 - Thursday 22 March 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.

Saturday 17 - Thursday 22, Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 March 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, Elisa forms a unique relationship with the prisoner. A visually-stunning and moving fantasy-drama from the director of Pan’s Labyrinth.

Monday 19 March 2pm A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous. 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.

Dir: Charles Walters 1948 USA 130mins (with interval) With: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire

Tickets: £4


JULIUS CAESAR Dir: Nicholas Hytner Live 130mins With: Ben Wishaw, Michelle Fairley

Thursday 22 & Thursday 29 March Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by his popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down.


BABE (U) Dir. Chris Noonan 1995 UK 90mins With: James Cromwell

Saturday 10 March 1.30pm Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. All tickets: £2.50 From an hour before the screening, families can take part in fun craft activities at The Dukes. These drop-in sessions are free to attend for ticket holders.




Dir: Barrie Kosky Recorded 200mins

Sunday 11 March 3pm Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera.


MY GENERATION + SATELLITE Q&A (12A) Dir: David Batty 2018 UK 130mins With: Michael Caine

Wednesday 14 March 6.30pm Michael Caine narrates and stars in ‘My Generation’, a vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and featuring stunning archive footage. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Michael Caine and David Batty. Tickets: £8 (£7 Concessions)





Dir: Richard Loncraine 2018 UK 111mins With: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall

Dir: Clio Barnard 2018 UK 89mins With: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean

Dir. Nick Park 2018 UK 90mins With: Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams

Friday 23 - Tuesday 27 & Thursday 29 March On the eve of retiring, snob Sandra discovers that her husband and best friend have been having an affair. Forced into moving in with her freespirited sister Bif on a council estate, Sandra is a fish out of water. But when Bif drags her to a community dance class, Sandra discovers a new beginning.

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 March A bitter dispute between a brother and sister over the tenancy of their family farm, a once beautiful small holding on the Yorkshire moors, unearths traumatic memories that have lain dormant for years.

Saturday 24 March 1.30pm Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy.

“The Arbor and Selfish Giant director coaxes magnetic performances from Ruth Wilson and Mark Stanley” - The Guardian

All tickets: £2.50 From an hour before the screening, families can take part in fun craft activities at The Dukes. These drop-in sessions are free to attend for ticket holders.

ERNEST & CELESTINE (U) Dir: Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar 2012 France 80mins dubbed With: Lauren Bacall

Saturday 17 March 1.30pm The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine, told with gorgeous hand-drawn animation. All tickets: £2.50 From an hour before the screening, families can take part in fun craft activities at The Dukes. These drop-in sessions are free to attend for ticket holders.


VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING (PG) Dir: David Bickerstaff. 2017 UK 95mins

Sunday 25 March Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. Tickets: £8 (£7 Concessions)

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Darkest Hour The Death of Stalin Molly's Game Darkest Hour Mountain Molly's Game Three Billboards Outside of… ROH: Tosca The Death of Stalin The Little Mermaid Darkest Hour Three Billboards Outside of… RSC: Twelfth Night Parent & Baby: Darkest Hour Paddington 2 Darkest Hour Mystery Film Journey's End Journey's End The Post My Neighbout Totoro Unrest The Post Journey's End The Post Journey's End ALMO: The King and I Journey's End The Post The Post Journey's End Journey's End RSC Encore: Twelfth Night The Post The Death of Stalin The Post Journey's End NT: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Downsizing Loveless Three Billboards Outside of… Three Billboards Outside of… Loveless Downsizing NT: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Loveless Darkest Hour Phantom Thread The Mercy Babe ROH: Carmen Phantom Thread The Mercy Phantom Thread The Mercy

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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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The Mercy Phantom Thread My Generation + Q&A Ernest and Celestine Lady Bird Three Billboards Outside of… The Shape of Water The Shape of Water Lady Bird ALMO: Easter Parade Lady Bird The Shape of Water The Shape of Water The Mercy The Shape of Water Lady Bird Parent & Baby: The Mercy The Shape of Water The Mercy Lady Bird The Shape of Water Lady Bird The Shape of Water NT Live: Julius Caesar Finding Your Feet Three Billboards Outside of… Dark River Early Man Finding Your Feet Dark River Phantom Thread Finding Your Feet EOS: Van Gogh Finding Your Feet The Shape of Water Phantom Thread Finding Your Feet The Shape of Water Finding Your Feet The Shape of Water Finding Your Feet NT Encore: Julius Caesar The Post Mystery Film

ROH: Bernstein Centenary ROH: Macbeth RSC: Macbeth ROH: Manon NT Live: Macbeth An American in Paris

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The Dukes Fri 9 Feb - Thu 29 March 2018  

Cinema listings for The Dukes Lancaster Fri 9 Feb - Thu 29 March 2018

The Dukes Fri 9 Feb - Thu 29 March 2018  

Cinema listings for The Dukes Lancaster Fri 9 Feb - Thu 29 March 2018