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The Little Death

The Little Death

97 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 25 September!

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box, Patrick Brammall, Alan Dukes, Lisa McCune, Kim Gygnell and Lachy Hulme
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

A comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo, The Little Death is a laugh-out-loud funny, honest and ultimately moving look at the secret sex lives of five ordinary couples. Maeve has a dangerous sexual fantasy that Paul struggles to fulfill, Evie and Dan reignite their spark with role-play, Rowena discovers she finds pleasure in her husband Richard’s pain, while Phil finds a newfound love for his wife Maureen in her quieter moments, and Monica and Sam become caught up in a dirty and chaotic phone call.

Writer/Director Josh Lawson brings together an ensemble of Australia’s finest talent to explore the strange, hilarious and sometimes disastrous places our desire can take us in pursuit of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy; a moment the French call ‘la petite mort’ – the little death.

 

Rated MA

The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins

93 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 25 September!

*ADVANCE SCREENINGS FRI 19/9, SAT 20/9 & SUN 21/9

Genre: Drama/Comedy
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Ty Burrell and Luke Wilson. 
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other. 

Rated M

MET OPERA WINTER ENCORES: THE ENCHANTED ISLAND

MET OPERA WINTER ENCORES: THE ENCHANTED ISLAND

193 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 28 September!

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre Performance
Cast: Johan Botha, Renée Fleming and Falk Struckmann.  
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare.

In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-wordly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Originally screened in 2011-2012 season.

STRICTLY ONE SHOW ONLY

SUN 28 SEPTEMBER, 11.20am  

SPECIAL PRICES APPLY/ NO FREE TICKETS

ADULTS $28
CONCESSION / MEMBER $24
CHILD $15

Rated EXEMP

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

145 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 2 October!

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Thriller
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry. 
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Synopsis: 

GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage.
 
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

 

Rated CTC

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

191 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 5 October!

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre Performance
Cast: Liam Mower, Haydn Gwynne, Tim Healy, Joe Caffrey and Ann Emery.  
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

One of the most celebrated, award-winning musicals on stage today, Billy Elliot has been dazzling London’s West End since 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world.

Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

With unforgettable music by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful storyline, this astonishing theatrical experience will stay with you forever.

Now seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide, there’s never been a better time to see Billy Elliot the Musical.

STRICTLY ONE SHOW ONLY

SUN 5 OCTOBER, 11.45am

SPECIAL PRICES APPLY/ NO FREE TICKETS

ADULTS $22
CONCESSION / MEMBER $18
CHILD $14

Rated EXEMP

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE:  MEDEA

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: MEDEA

150 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 5 October!

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre Performance
Cast: Helen McCrory, Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani and Cath Whitefield.  
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

Terrible things breed in broken hearts.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.

It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

STRICTLY TWO SHOWS ONLY

SUN 5 OCTOBER, 3.00pm  
WED 8 OCTOBER, 10.15am

SPECIAL PRICES APPLY/ NO FREE TICKETS

ADULTS $25
CONCESSION / MEMBER $23
CHILD $15

Rated EXEMP

The Judge

The Judge

142 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 9 October!

Genre: Drama
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thorton and Vincent D'Onofrio.  
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Synopsis: 

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

 

Rated M

Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go To Sleep

92 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 16 October!

Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. 
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life - as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Colin Firth).

Rated CTC

ADVANCE SCREENING: Whiplash

ADVANCE SCREENING: Whiplash

106 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 17 October!

ADVANCE SCREENINGS FRI 17/10, SAT 18/10 & SUN 19/10

Genre: Drama
Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Melissa Benoist. 
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Synopsis: 

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats.
Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

 

Rated MA

MET OPERA WINTER ENCORES: ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

MET OPERA WINTER ENCORES: ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

182 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 18 October!

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre Performance
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn and Plácido Domingo    
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

The world’s most famous love story comes to operatic life with superstars Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna as the star-crossed young couple. Their performances brought audiences to their feet in both the opera house and in movie theaters. Gounod’s ultra-sensual interpretation of Shakespeare also features Nathan Gunn as Mercutio and Plácido Domingo on the podium.

Originally screened in the 2010-2011 season

Running time: 3 hours 2 minutes including intermission

STRICTLY ONE SHOW ONLY

SAT 18 OCTOBER, 10.30am  

SPECIAL PRICES APPLY/ NO FREE TICKETS

ADULTS $28
CONCESSION / MEMBER $24
CHILD $15

Rated EXEMP

Whiplash

Whiplash

106 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 23 October!

Genre: Drama
Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Melissa Benoist. 
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Synopsis: 

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats.
Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

 

Rated CTC

Pride

Pride

120 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 30 October!

Genre: Comedy/Drama/History
Cast: Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton. 
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Synopsis: 

Set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.
 
But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership

 

Rated CTC

My Old Lady

My Old Lady

107 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 13 November!

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Cast: Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas. 
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Synopsis: 

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady (Maggie Smith) living there with her protective daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas). With a tenant who won't budge things become further complicated when he discovers his apartment is a viager - an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale.
 

 

Rated CTC