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Cinema 19 May - 29 June 2017

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Welcome to our 19 May - 29 June 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: Their Finest (Thursday 25 May) and My Cousin Rachel (Wednesday 28 June). 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 Their Finest (Wednesday 24 May) and My Cousin Rachel (Thursday 29 June). Please be aware we have minimal space for pushchairs in auditorioum.

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Back on the Big Screen



Dir. Sean Baker 2015 USA 86mins With: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor

Dir. David Lynch 2001 USA France 150mins With: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux

Saturday 20 May 6.15pm The Dukes will be celebrating Lancaster Pride with a screening of the brilliant Tangerine, a real-time drama, shot in downtown LA and featuring two transgender working girls in a vengeful mood. After a 28-day stint in prison, SinDella Rella is released only to discover her boyfriend has been cheating on her. Outraged, she sets out on a rampage through Tinseltown to find him and teach him and his new lover a lesson.

Friday 26 & Wednesday 31 May David Lynch’s hallucinatory mystery has been rereleased on a restored print. Following a car crash on L.A’s Mulholland Drive, a young woman is left suffering from amnesia. She moves to an empty apartment and meets an aspiring actress who helps her try to uncover her identity. Arguably Lynch’s finest film, Mulholland Drive is a regular on Best Films of All Time lists.



Dir. Martin Scorsese 1976 USA 113mins With: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

Dir. Steven Spielberg 1993 USA 124mins With: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum

Tuesday 30 May 6.15pm Angered by the sleaze and corruption surrounding him in New York, a psychologically disturbed night-time cab driver takes it upon himself to violently redeem the city. In the process, he meets a pre-teen prostitute and attempts to save her. Ranked as one of Scorsese’s and cinema’s best.

Friday 2 June 1.30pm To coincide with Lancaster’s Dino-Day we’re screening Spielberg’s dinosaur classic. A select group of scientists are chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from newly discovered DNA. But all their lives are put in danger by act of sabotage. All Tickets: £3

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST(15) Dir. Milos Forman 1975 USA 134mins With: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson

Friday 9 June 8.30pm Jack Nicholson gives an iconic performance as Randle P. McMurphy, a prisoner transferred to a psychiatric ward run by Nurse Ratched’s abusive iron fist. The two soon become embroiled in a battle of wills that has repercussions for the other patients.

LA STRADA (PG) Dir. Federico Fellini 1954 Italy 106mins Subtitles With: Giulietta Masina, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 June Over sixty years since it won the first Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and launched the career of Federico Fellini, La Strada is returning to cinemas in a new digital restoration. In a story of true outsiders, Masina plays Gelsomina, a naïve young woman sold by her desperate mother to boorish strongman Zampanò to be both his wife and performance assistant as he tours central Italy.

Another Chance to Catch

New Releases



Dir. Garth Davis 2017 USA 1118mins With: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara

Dir. Lone Scherfig 2017 UK 116mins With: Gemma Arteton, Bill Nighy

Friday 19 May 6pm An audience favourite when it first screened here in February, Lion returns for more screenings. Dev Patel stars as Saroo, who was adopted as a young child after being stranded thousands of miles from home. As an adult he attempts to find his birth parents, armed only with a handful of memories

Friday 19 to Thursday 25 May, Friday 2 & Sunday 4 June At the height of the Blitz, young copy-writer Catrin is plucked from her job and given the opportunity to work as a film script editor for the Ministry of Information. Thrown into the colourful world of filmmaking in London in the 1940s, Catrin’s confidence grows and new interests and desires soon ignite..



Dir. Pablo Larraín 2016 USA 99mins With: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard

Dir. Raoul Peck 2017 USA 95mins With: Samuel L. Jackson

Tuesday 30 May 6.15pm Natalie Portman delivers a career defining performance in this account of Jackie Kennedy’s time in the aftermath of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. Drawing upon an interview conducted with Life magazine, the film is a haunting look at the private and public emotions of an infamous figure

Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 May A must-see cinematic essay that explores civil rights era America through the work of novelist and social critic James Baldwin. Raoul Peck’s film is the film version of a book Baldwin never wrote - a radical narration about race in America that tracks the lives and deaths of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. “[A] forcefully eloquent movie.” AAAA - The Financial Times



Dir: Barry Jenkins 2017 USA 110mins With: Mahershala Ali

Dir. Roger Donaldson 2017 UK 89mins With: Jackie Stewart

Tuesday 30 May 6.15pm The historic Best Picture winner at the 2017 Oscars. Moonlight is a timeless story of human connection and self discovery. It chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough Miami neighbourhood.

Thursday 25 May 8.35pm Roger Donaldson’s new film McLaren tells the story of Bruce McLaren’s determination to make it to the summit of global motor racing before his name became synonymous with the sport, and features contributions from the likes of Emerson Fittipaldi, Sir Jackie Stewart and Mario Andretti.

New Releases

THE HIPPOPOTAMUS (15) PLUS SATELLITE Q&A Dir: John Jencks. 2017 UK 89mins With: Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw

Sunday 28 May 7.30pm Roger Allam plays a whiskey-swilling poet in a comedy that marks the first screen adaptation of Stephen Fry’s work as a novelist. Followed by a satellite broadcast Q&A with Stephen Fry Tickets: £8 (£7 Concessions)

MINDHORN (15) Dir. Sean Foley 2016 UK 89mins With: Julian Barratt, Andrea Riseborough

Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 June Richard Thorncroft is a washed-up actor in the twilight of his career. He had a brief brush with fame in the late 1980s playing Mindhorn: a maverick detective from the Isle of Man with a robotic eye. Now with his star-fading, he gets one last chance to grab the limelight when a delusional killer demands his return to the Isle of Man

CLASH (18)


Dir: Mohamed Diab. 2017 Egypt 97mins Subtitles With: Nelly Karim, Hany Ade

Dir: François Ozon 2017 France German 113mins With: Paula Beer

Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31 May Set almost entirely within the confines of a police truck, Clash is a claustrophobic look at Egypt’s recent social upheaval. In the aftermath of the 2013 overthrown of the Muslim Brotherhood, a diverse group of detainees from warring religious, social and political backgrounds are brought together after being arrested.

Friday 9 & Wednesday 14 June A beautifully filmed romantic drama from the director of Potiche and Swimming Pool. Anna mourns every day at the grave of her fiancé, Frantz, who was killed in battle during WWI. One day she spies a mysterious young Frenchman, Adrien, also laying flowers at the grave and together they begin to bond over their shared grief.

“Masterpiece of claustrophobia” AAAA - Empire

“Sumptuous” AAAA - The Guardian



Dir: William Oldroyd 2017 UK 89mins With: Florence Pugh

Dir: Robert Millan 2017 UK 106mins With: David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 June A visually stunning adaptation of the novella ‘Lady Macbeth of the Mtensk’, the film tells the story of Catherine, a young bride in 19th century England who is sold into marriage to a middle-aged man. Soon bored with the way her husband treats her and determined to go after what she wants, Catherine starts an affair with a servant that has dangerous consequences for the household.

Saturday 10 & Monday 12 June David Tennant stars as Dr Robert Laing, a renegade Scottish psychiatrist who courted controversy in the 1960s for his counterculture approach to mental health. Enraging his peers, Laing performed daring experiments on patients diagnosed as mentally disturbed, swapping their regular treatments of tranquilisers and electroconvulsive shock treatment for LSD and group therapy. .

New Releases

THE HANDMAIDEN: DIRECTOR’S CUT(18) Dir: Chan-Wook Park 2017 USA 168mins Subtitles With: Kim Min-Hee

Saturday 10 June 8.00pm An imaginative and daring adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel Fingersmith. Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s, a woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. Chan-Wook Park’s excellent thriller screens again with additional footage.

WHITNEY : CAN I BE ME (15) PLUS SATELLITE Q&A Dir: Nick Broomfield 2017 UK USA 180mins With: Whitney Houston

Sunday 10 June 6.15pm From acclaimed director Nick Broomfield comes a new film about one of the greatest singers of all time Whitney Houston.

THE RED TURTLE (PG) Dir: Michaël Dudok de Wit 2016 USA 81mins With: Emmanuel Garijo

Saturday 17 - Wednesday 21 June 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. “A wordless wonder” AAAA - The Daily Telegraph

ALIEN COVENANT (15) Dir: Ridley Scott 2017 USA 123mins With: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender

Saturday 17 & Monday 19 June The latest instalment of the Alien series. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant find what they believe to be an uncharted paradise. It soon reveals itself to be a dark and dangerous world inhabited by monstrous creatures.

Followed by a satellite broadcast Q&A with Nick Broomfield Tickets: £8 (£7 Concessions)

IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY! (12A) Dir: Alan G. Parker 2017 UK 113mins With: Pete Best, Simon Napier-Bell

Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 June A new documentary that marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. The film neatly picks up from Ron Howard’s recent Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week and explores the band’s history from the summer of 1966 as they began to record the album.

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12A) Dir: Aki Kaurismäki 2017 Finland 100mins Subtitles With: Kati Outinen, Ville Virtanen

Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 June The new film by Aki Kaurismäki tells the story of a Finnish travelling salesman and a Syrian refugee crossing paths. “The Finnish screenwriter employs his usual sensitivity to highlight the experiences of two men who flee their homes and form an unlikely friendship... he film is devilishly funny” AAAA - The Guardian

New Releases

Special Events



Dir: Claude Barras 2017 France 66mins Starring: Gaspard Schlatter

Dir: Various 65mins

Friday 23 (subs) & Saturday 24 (dub) June Following his mother’s death, Icare (nicknamed ‘Courgette’) moves into an orphanage with other children who’ve faced emotional traumas, bonding with fellow newcomer Camille. 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.

Saturday 20 May 8.30pm LA1Shorts is an exciting and friendly short film festival, back for its second year at The Dukes Cinema! This year we screen a selection from North West film makers. Our competition is an award for “Best Film” as voted for by the audience on the night.



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

Friday 23 - Thursday 29 June 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.

Tickets: £5

Dir: Phil Grabsky 2017 90mins With: Gillian Anderson

Sunday 18 June 5.30pm An exploration of the American Impressionist movement. Taking their lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, American painters like Mary Cassatt, Theodore Robinson and Willard Metcalf followed their own revealing path. Tickets: £8 (£7 Concessions £5 Friends)

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD (PG) Dir: Sunao Katabuchi 2017 Japan 128mins Subtitles With: Rena Nounen

Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 June An acclaimed anime that follows the daily life of 18year old Suzu Urano who moves to Hiroshima during World War Two. As the bombing intensifies, Suzu’s life is irrevocably changed. “A dream-like portrait of what was lost in the blast of Hiroshima” AAAA - The Daily Telegraph

A LIFE MORE ORDINARY: THE BAND WAGON (U) Dir: Vincente Minnelli 1953 USA 128mins (With Interval) With: Fred Astaire

Monday 19 June 2pm A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition. Screening as part of our series of arts events for people with memory problems and their friends, families and carers - though everyone is welcome.

Stage on Screen



Dir: Iqbal Khan Recorded 180mins With: Josette Simon

Dir: David Leveaux Recorded 150mins With: Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig

Wednesday 24 May 7pm Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Thursday 15 June 7pm Daniel Radcliffe star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.



Dir: James Macdonald Recorded 180mins With: Imelda Staunton

Saturday 27 May & Saturday 3 June Imelda Staunton stars in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play. Martha and George are married and bitter, and with the help of alcohol, they use a young couple to unleash their anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

GLYNDEBOURNE OPERA: LA TRAVIATA Dir: Tom Cairns Recorded 2014 180mins With: Venera Gimadieva

Thursday 8 June 6pm One of the world’s best-loved operas. Verdi’s masterpiece tells the story of Violetta, played by Bolshoi-star Venera Gimadieva. The production is directed by Tom Cairns and conducted by Mark Elder who leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dir: Yaël Farber Live TBCmins With: Yasmin Levy, Aidan Kelly

Thursday 22 June 7pm The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production.

GLYNDEBOURNE OPERA: HAMLET Dir: Neil Armfield Live TBCmins With: Allan Clayton, Sarah Connolly

Thursday 6 July 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. Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare. A cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment will bring Hamlet to life.

Stage on Screen



Dir: Marianne Elliott Live TBCmins With: Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey

Dir: Blanche McIntyre Live TBCmins With: David Troughton

Thursday 20 July 7pm This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Wednesday 9 August 7pm The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.



Dir: Marianne Elliott Live TBCmins With: Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane

Dir: Simon Stone Live TBCmins With: Billie Piper

Thursday 27 July 7pm Part two of the landmark new staging of Tony Kushner’s modern classic. Marianne Elliott’s production has an allstar cast, which includes Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and Russell Tovey.

Thursday31 August 7pm The incredible Billie Piper returns in her Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire. Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.



Dir: Claus Guth TBCmnins With: Steve Davislim

Dir: Angus Jackson Live TBCmins With: Sope Dirisu

Thursday 3 August 6pm Mozart’s opera delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him. Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable.

Wednesday 11 October 7pm Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

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Lion Their Finest Their Finest Tangerine LA1 Shorts Their Finest Their Finest I Am Not your Negro I Am Not Your Negro Their Finest Parent & Baby: Their Finest Their Finest RSC: Antony and Cleopatra Their Finest Their Finest McLaren Jackie Mulholland Drive NT: Virginia Woolf NT: Virginia Woolf The Hippopotomus + Sat Q&A Taxi Driver Clash Clash Mulholland Drive

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1.30pm 4.10pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 6.00pm 6.10pm 8.30pm 2.00pm 5.45pm 8.00pm 6.15pm 6.10pm 8.30pm

Jurassic Park Their Finest NT: Virginia Woolf Their Finest Lady Macbeth Mindhorn Mindhorn Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth Mindhorn Glyndebourne: La Traviata Frantz One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest NT: Peter Pan Mad to Be Normal The Handmaiden: Director’s Cut Whitney: Can I Be Me + Sat Q&A Moonlight Mad to Be Normal

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JUNE Tue 13 6.10pm Tue 13 8.30pm Wed 14 6.15pm Wed 14 8.30pm Thu 15 7.00pm Sat 17 6.10pm Sat 17 8.00pm Sun 18 5.30pm Sun 18 7.30pm Mon 19 2.00pm Mon 19 6.10pm Mon 19 8.00pm Tue 20 6.10pm Tue 20 8.00pm Wed 21 6.20pm Wed 21 8.30pm Thu 22 7.00pm Fri 23 6.30pm Fri 23 8.10pm Sat 24 4.10pm Sat 24 5.50pm Sat 24 7.30pm Sun 25 7.30pm Mon 26 6.15pm Mon 26 8.30pm Tue 27 6.10pm Tue 27 8.30pm Wed 28 11.00am Wed 28 6.00pm Wed 28 8.35pm Thu 29 11.00am Thu 29 6.15pm Thu 29 8.30pm On Sale Now: JULY Thu 6 6.00pm Thu 20 7.00pm Sun 23 5.30pm Thu 27 7.00pm AUGUST Thu 3 6.00pm Wed 9 7.00pm Thu 31 7.00pm

Moonlight It Was 50 Years Ago Today! It Was 50 Years Ago Today! Frantz NT: Rosencrantz and… The Red Turtle Alien: Covenant The Artist’s Garden The Red Turtle ALMO: The Band Wagon The Red Turtle Alien: Covenant The Red Turtle The Other Side of Hope The Other Side of Hope The Red Turtle NT: Salome My Life as a Courgette (subs) My Cousin Rachel My Life as a Courgette (dub) My Life as a Courgette (dub) My Cousin Rachel My Cousin Rachel My Cousin Rachel La Strada La Strada My Cousin Rachel My Cousin Rachel In This Corner of This World My Cousin Rachel Parent & Baby: My Cousin Rachel My Cousin Rachel In This Corner of This World

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Glyndebourne: Hamlet NT: Angels in America Part One Michelangelo - Love & Death NT: Angels in America Part Two Glyndebourne: La Clemenza RSC: Titus Andronicus NT: Yerma

Titles in black are 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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