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The House With A Clock In Its Walls (12A)

A film for the whole family, this magical adventure tells the tale of 10-year-old Lewis, an orphan who is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky old house.

Crazy Rich Asians (12A)

New Yorker Rachel Chu receives an invitation from her boyfriend to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few details about his life...

The Nun (15)

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret.

A Simple Favour (15)

'A Simple Favour', a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mummy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.

King Of Thieves (15)

From the producers of Legend and Darkest Hour, and featuring an all-star cast of homegrown legends led by Sir Michael Caine, King of Thieves is the darkly funny, incredible true story of the Hatton Garden robbery.

The Intent 2: The Come Up (15)

Inspired by his high-flying girlfriend, Selene, Jay sets about laying the foundations for his own organised crime ring. Things are going seemingly well until he is arrested and Beverley discovers his hidden ambition.

National Theatre Live: King Lear (12A)

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Spotlight Presents: Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. (18)

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Funny Girl - The Musical (12A TBC)

Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice.

A Christmas Carol (PG)

Based on Charles Dickens’s own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving.

A Star Is Born (15)

Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers - and falls in love with - struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.

A Star Is Born (Insider Advance Screening – XPlus) (15)

In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Click for more details on the Insider Advance Screening on Thursday 27 September at 8pm.

André Rieu 2019 New Year’s Concert from Sydney! (PG)

For a truly unforgettable cinema experience, please join André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra in Sydney at the beautiful Town Hall on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of January for his 2019 New Year’s Concert.

Ant-Man And The Wasp (12A)

As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

BlacKkKlansman (15)

Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community. He bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

Bohemian Rhapsody (TBC)

'Bohemian Rhapsody' is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/ Petrushka (12A)

The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi.

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote (12A)

Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea.

Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadère (12A)

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love.

Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide (12A)

On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love...

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age (12A)

The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer "Mademoiselle Margot," but also the love interest of the local gangster...

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker (12A)

On Christmas Eve, Marie's Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and their wonderful adventure begins.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (12A)

The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixtenth birthday, falling into a deep slumber of one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell.

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour (12A)

Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!

First Man (12A)

A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost--on Armstrong and on the nation--of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Flashback: Beetlejuice 30th Anniversary (15)

Michael Keaton, Academy Award winner Geena Davis, Alex Baldwin and Winona Ryder star in director Tim Burton's comic twist on supernatural horror tales--Beetlejuice.

Flashback: Die Hard 30th Anniversary (15)

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of one of the most explosive action films ever made!

Flashback: Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York (1992) (PG)

Home Alone 2 sees Kevin McCallister accidentally board a flight to New York as the rest of his family head for Florida for Christmas.

Flashback: Mean Girls (2004) (12)

In the fourteen years since Tina Fey created and directed Mean Girls it has become a cultural phenomenon - virtually every line of this high-school classic comedy has become a catchphrase. And now you can see it in its pomp, as the Plastics, led by Lyndsay Lohan, return to the big screen at Showcase.

Flashback: Top Gun (1986) (12A)

Back on the big screen Top Gun will 'take your breath away' as Maverick (played of course by Tom Cruise) competes against the Iceman (Val Kilmer) to enter the history books as a naval elite pilot - a Top Gun, and also capture the heart of Kelly McGillis.

Incredibles 2 (PG)

Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) is left to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life, giving him an opportunity to bond with his younger son, Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are emerging - much to Dad's surprise. Book in 3D today and kids get their 3D glasses free!

Johnny English Strikes Again (PG)

'Johnny English Strikes Again' is the third installment of the Johnny English comedy series, with Rowan Atkinson returning as the much loved accidental secret agent.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)

Ten years after 'Mamma Mia!' grossed more than 600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.

Met Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur (12A)

For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera.

Met Opera: Aida (12A)

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production.

Met Opera: Carmen (12A)

Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, who unleashes an uncontrollable passion in the good-hearted soldier Don José.

Met Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites (12A)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece.

Met Opera: Die Walküre (12A)

Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written—including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries—Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale.

Met Opera: La Fanciulla del West (12A)

Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril.

Met Opera: La Fille du Régiment (12A)

Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers.

Met Opera: La Traviata (12A)

New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo—tenor Juan Diego Flórez—declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him.

Met Opera: Marnie (12A)

A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free?

Met Opera: Samson et Dalila (12A)

Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years. Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender, though. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce him, he is powerless to resist. The beautiful aria “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix ” marks the climax of his seduction—and his betrayal. He reveals to Dalila the secret of his strength, and immediately, his fate is sealed. Imprisoned, blinded, and humiliated, how can Samson atone for his folly? Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting.

MFKZ (15)

The Tekkonkinkreet dream team of Shoujirou Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film noir, Lucha Libre, and gang culture in an orgy of first-person shooter mayhem.

Mile 22 (18)

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Mirai (PG)

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Mission: Impossible Fallout (12A)

'Mission: Impossible Fallout' finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.

National Theatre Live: Allelujah! (12A)

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward.

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra (12A)

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare's famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running (12A)

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she's faced with an agonizing decision.

National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III (12A)

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Night School (12A)

Based on a story by Hart, the comedy follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the long shot chance they all pass the GED exam.

Paw Patrol: Big Screen Takeover (U)

Nick Jr. is returning to Showcase with 6 exclusive PAW Patrol adventures which can be seen for the first time before they land on the small screen.

Red (12A)

Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

Redcon-1 (18)

Royal Shakespeare Company: Troilus and Cressida (12A)

"Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion" Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

The Importance of Being Earnest (12A)

Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.

The King and I: From The London Palladium (12A TBC)

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.

The Little Stranger (12A)

'The Little Stranger' tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked.

The Movement (12A TBC)

We have the worst refugee crisis since WW2. Many are suffering but there are some people fighting to help humanity. Meet the inspirational everyday people including a firefighter, a footballer and a former nurse who are saving refugees as part of their day to day lives.

The Predator (15)

When a young boy accidentally triggers the return of the universe's most lethal hunters to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote (12A)

Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

The Royal Ballet: La Bayadère (12A)

Marius Petipa's fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another.

The Royal Ballet: Mayerling (12A)

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.

The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet (12A)

Shakespeare's enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic.

The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (PG)

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet - and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family.

The Royal Ballet: Triple Bill (12A)

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers.

The Royal Opera: Die Walküre (12A)

Among the musical reworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brunnhilde.

The Royal Opera: Faust (12A)

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod's opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling.

The Royal Opera: La Forza del Destino (12A)

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.

The Royal Opera: La Traviata (12A)

Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending.

The Royal Opera: The Queen of Spades (12A)

In Tchaikovsky's intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation.

The Wife (15)

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent her life supporting her husband (Jonathan Pryce) and his literary career but on the eve of his Nobel Prize for Literature, she will confront some long-buried secrets. In UK & Irish cinemas 28 Sep (www.thewife.film)

The Winter's Tale: Live from Shakespeare's Globe (12A)

The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare's great play of the irrational and inexplicable, illustrating how uncontrollable emotions can range across gender, country, class and age.

They Shall Not Grow Old + Q&A with Peter Jackson (12A TBC)

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents the World Premiere of an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it.

Venom (TBC)

One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

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