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THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL – Advance screenings

122 min | PG
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available. Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia. Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

Directed By
John Madden

Written By
Ol Parker

Language
English

Cast Includes
Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy

Official Site
www.foxsearchlight.com/thesecondbestexoticmarigoldhotel/

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST – Royal Shakespeare Company

NR  |  2 hours 45 minutes

Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow. The King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years in order to dedicate themselves to a life of study. Soon after, the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting present them with a severe test of resolve. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Directed By

Christopher Luscombe

Written By

William Shakespeare

THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE

NR  |  1 hour 54 minutes 

The final chapter of Naruto’s story unfolds in THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE. The moon has been moving dangerously close to Earth, and unless something is done the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, Naruto must save the earth from this crisis.

 

Locations
Manville 12, The Tower Theatre, Gaslamp 15, Cal Oaks 17, Valley Plaza 16, Rohnert Park 16

 

Directed By

Tsuneo Kobayashi

Written By

Maruo Kyozuka

Cast

Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, Showtaro Morikubo

Language

Japanese with English subtitles

SWAN LAKE – Bolshoi Ballet

NR  |  2 hours 40 minutes 

With Tchaikovsky’s famous lyrical score, SWAN LAKE depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried. At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Siegfried’s birthday celebrations, where he must choose a wife. Overcome by sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake. White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman is a universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception, and drama.

Directed By

Vincent Bataillon

Written By

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (music), Yuri Grigorovich (libretto & choreography)

Cast

Svetlana Zakharova, Denis Rodin, Artemy Belyakov, Igor Tsvirko

THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE

NR  |  1 hour 54 minutes 

The final chapter of Naruto’s story unfolds in THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE. The moon has been moving dangerously close to Earth, and unless something is done the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, Naruto must save the earth from this crisis.

Attendees will receive a special commemorative Naruto film poster, while supplies last.

 

Directed By

Tsuneo Kobayashi

Written By

Maruo Kyozuka

Cast

Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, Showtaro Morikubo

Language

Japanese with English subtitles

SOLD OUT | THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE

NR  |  1 hour 54 minutes 

The final chapter of Naruto’s story unfolds in THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE. The moon has been moving dangerously close to Earth, and unless something is done the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, Naruto must save the earth from this crisis.

Attendees will receive a special commemorative Naruto film poster, while supplies last.

 

Directed By

Tsuneo Kobayashi

Written By

Maruo Kyozuka

Cast

Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, Showtaro Morikubo

Language

Japanese with English subtitles

L’ELISIR D’AMORE – Royal Opera House

NR  |  2 hours 45 minutes

A heart-warming opera celebrating wine, good humor, and Italian sunshine, Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE shines brilliantly with Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging for the Royal Opera House. Featuring an all-star cast including Vittorio Grigolo, Lucy Crowe, and Bryn Terfel, this romantic comedy follows the story of Nemorino, who admires the sophisticated Adina from afar but faces competition from the braggart Sergeant Belcore. A love potion from travelling quack Dr. Dulcamara gives Nemorino a powerful dose of courage, with both comic and touching results.

Directed By

Laurent Pelly

Written By

Gaetano Donizetti (music), Felice Romani (libretto)

Cast

Lucy Crowe, Vittorio Grigolo, Bryn Terfel

Language

Italian with English subtitles

TREASURE ISLAND – NT Live

NR  |  3 hours

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money, and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation of TREASURE ISLAND, captured live in HD by the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

Directed By

Polly Findlay

Written By

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bryony Lavery (adaptation)

Cast

Patsy Ferran, Arthur Darvill, Paul Dodds

THE NUTCRACKER – BOlSHOI BALLET

NR  |  4 hours 

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, THE NUTCRACKER is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil. This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by THE NUTCRACKER.

Directed By

Bolshoi Ballet

Written By

Piotr Tchaikovsky (music), Yuri Grigorovich (libretto), Yuri Grigorovich (choreography)

Cast

The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, and Corps de Ballet

JOHN – NT Live

NR  |  2 hours 0 minutes 

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre brings their powerful new production to the National Theatre, captured live in HD by NT Live. Based on frank interviews conducted by DV8’s Artistic Director Lloyd Newson, JOHN combines spoken word and movement to create a touching and poignant theatrical experience. After years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive, John’s desire for a new life leads him to a place unknown by most. Hannes Longolf gives an intensely moving performance in this gripping real-life story. JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for ages 18+.

Directed By

Lloyd Newson

Written By

Lloyd Newson

Cast

Hannes Longolf, Andi Xhuma, Ian Garside