Keswick Alhambra Cinema

This little gem of a century-old, family-owned-and-operated traditional picturehouse boasts state-of-the art sound and projection in a gorgeously restored 157-seater auditorium, plus a new 28-seater Screen 2.

See the latest film releases, as well as live satellite-streamed theatre, opera and ballet:

Open every day but Christmas day

www.keswickalhambra.co.uk

Accessibility: the cinema is wheelchair and mobility-scooter accessible,with a disabled toilet, and an audio loop system.  

Location

36 St John's Street, Keswick - just a minute's walk from the market square.

Between The Lights

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Keswick Film festival is delighted to present the European premiere of a film made by local filmmakers.  It also features Keswick (and York) as its locations.  Given the wonderful local nature of this film, and the fact that it is the gala opening film on the Thursday, you are strongly recommended to book ealry.  The opening presentation will be attended by cast and crew and there will be a Q&A at the end


Blackbird, Blackbird, Blackberry

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Etero is 48, fiercely independent and content with her life. A close call with death causes her to re-evaluate her priorities and a passionate encounter only brings further complications. 

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Evil Does Not Exist

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a camping site near Takumi's house offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to nature.

This won the top award at the London Film Festival and the Silver Lion at Venice.  Those of you who saw Drive My Car and/or Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy at previous KFFs will know just how talented the director, RyusukeHamaguchi is and early booking is highly recommended.  

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Close Your Eyes

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Legendary filmmaker Víctor Erice (Spirit of the Beehive) comes back with Close your Eyes, a compelling reflection about identity, memory and filmmaking. The film also reunites Erice with Ana Torrent, 50 years after Spirit of the Beehive.

A Spanish actor disappears during the filming of a movie. Although his body is never found, the police conclude that he has suffered an accident at the edge of a cliff. Many years later, the mystery returns to the present day.  

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Ajoomma

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

 

A solo trip to Korea becomes a wild adventure for a middle-aged Singaporean woman, where she embarks on a journey of self discovery and unlikely bonds are formed.

A lovely, gentle film where the social norms of Singapore and Korea are shown in all their differences. It is also an opportunity to see how attitudes to relationships vary and how the expected reactions to relationships can cause family anxiety.  

Likely to be one of the few opportunitites to see Ajoomma and we are delighted to bring it to Keswick

 

 


    The Zone of Interest

    Keswick Alhambra Cinema

    The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

    Martin Amis, author of the source novel, died on May 19, 2023, the same day the film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.  It went on to win the grand prize as well as the FIPRESCI prize for its Director Jonathan Glazer.

    Official submission of the United Kingdom for the Best International Feature Film category for The Oscars (2024).


    American Fiction

    Keswick Alhambra Cinema

    Winner of the Audience Award at Toronto International film Festival.

    Thelonious “Monk” Ellison's writing career has stalled because his work isn’t deemed “Black enough.” Monk, a writer and English professor, writes a satirical novel under a pseudonym, aiming to expose the publishing world's hypocrisies. The book’s immediate success forces him to get deeper enmeshed in his assumed identity and challenges his closely-held worldviews.

    As the winner of the Audience award at the Toronto International Film festival this would normally be our gala closer.  However, check out what the actual closing film is and  as it preceded by this the two presentations just make for a brilliant cinema experience.  


      Monster

      Keswick Alhambra Cinema

       

      A fight breaks out at school. It looked like a common fight between children, but their claims differed, and it  develops into a big deal involving society and the media. Then one stormy morning, the children suddenly disappear.

      Classic Kore-eda to finish the Festival.  This is a truly wonderful opportunity as we get to see the latest Kore-eda weeks before its official release.  As a closing gala film it is exceptional and given that we have featured Kore-eda on many occassions (including the 2023 gala Festival closer, Broker) many of you will know just how much of an experiencethis is.  If yiou hace still to find Kore-eda than don't miss this one.  Book as soon as you can as we sell-out and we expect no different for Monster. 


        Titanic - The Musical

        Keswick Alhambra Cinema

        Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), based on the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.


          Titanic - The Musical

          Keswick Alhambra Cinema

          Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), based on the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.


            The Holdovers

            Keswick Alhambra Cinema

            You have nowhere to go for the holidays, so what do you do? Well, in the case of student Angus, you stay at school with your hated History teacher Mr Hunham and… oh, yes, the school cook Mary. Mr Hunham is there because he refused to pass the son of one of the school's rich benefactors and as a punishment he is left looking after the 'holdovers' - those with no home to go to. Mary is there because her son has been recently killed in Vietnam and doesn't want to be home alone.

            "Nothing about 'The Holdovers' sounds particularly special, and yet it's one of director Alexander Payne's best films – very funny, occasionally touching and a sterling example of the bonds that can be forged by an unlikely family. Set in a stiff New England private school in 1970, it passes the 'should see' test with flying colours" - Brian Lowry, CNN.

            I should also add that it stars Paul Giamatti who never fails to be 'worth watching'. Alexander Payne has made several movies about guys like Mr Hunham and Angus - losers who show just how bad men can make their own and everyone else's life. We had 'Nebraska' here in 2013, and you will probably have seen 'Sideways' or 'About Schmidt'.

            Well, he is back here at his best.


              Shayda

              Keswick Alhambra Cinema

              Shayda tells the story of the titular character's attempt to escape her abusive husband's clutches. The pair have moved to Australia for Hosain to become a doctor, though he wants to return to Iran. Frightened of his continual violence, Shayda takes her daughter Mona into a women's shelter while filing for divorce, but the courts, as often happens, take Hossain's side and give him rights to see his daughter alone. We see Shayda's fear that Hossain will take Mona out of the country in the opening scene as Shayda takes her daughter to the airport to show her places she can hide 'just in case'.

              This is director Noora Niasari's confident personal debut , which won an Audience Award at Sundance for the World Dramatic Competition program. "Reportedly based on the filmmaker's own experience, this drama surges with truth, thanks in no small part to a stunning performance from Zar Amir Ebrahimi, winner of Best Actress at Cannes for 'Holy Spider.' Ebrahimi plays [Shayda], alternately processing the trauma of her past and trying to carve out a new future for her daughter. With her abusive husband in the narrative mix, 'Shayda' hums with inevitable dread.

              It's a tug-of-war between hope and fear that gives Ebrahimi the platform to carve out a completely three-dimensional character. We come to care for Shayda and her daughter. And, by extension, the thousands of women in the tragically same position in the world" - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com.

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              The Motive and the Cue

              Keswick Alhambra Cinema

              A new play by Jack Thorne
              Directed by Sam Mendes

              Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.
               

              1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.
               

              Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre. 

              • Live / Event

              The Motive and the Cue

              Keswick Alhambra Cinema

              A new play by Jack Thorne
              Directed by Sam Mendes

              Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.
               

              1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.
               

              Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre. 

              • Live / Event

              The End We Start From

              Keswick Alhambra Cinema

              All welcome to the Keswick Film Club's season closing gala presentation. 

              Jodie Comer stars as a woman who gives birth just as terrible floods hit London; new life begins as the old life ends. The film continues to emphasise the individuals' problems rather than the bigger picture, focusing on our unnamed hero trying to survive as food gets harder to find. She first escapes from London up North with her partner, then tries to reach a commune with a new-found friend, all the while having to fend for her baby.

              "The End We Start From explores more than motherhood at the end of the world, its subject is every nuance of womanhood at any stage of life. The film takes great care to convey just how wild and new that enormous new stage in life is, how deeply tied to who you were before, and always will be. It's heartening that neither of the seismic changes that occur in this story is what makes or breaks its people: the journey gets harder, but you just keep walking through. Eventually, the rain will always stop" - Ellen Kemp, Evening Standard.

              "'The End We Start From'... provides us with an unusual, female powered alternative within a field of films that are usually heavier on action than words. It's carried to the finish line by Comer, an actor whose naturalism is an ideal fit for a character forced to constantly react to the ever changing situation in front of her, no time for anything but a need to survive. When she does get the briefest of pauses, to deliver a moving monologue about a deep-rooted fear of death or to finally allow herself to cry, it's all the more impactful for the restraint that's surrounding and Comer is outstanding whatever the mode. As a big screen star, she's just beginning" - Benjamin Lee, Guardian. Don't miss her big start!


                Royal Opera Madama Butterfly

                When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.

                With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

                Asmik Grigorian and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.


                Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: Madama Butterfly

                190 mins | Rated TBC | Opera

                Directed by Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier | Starring Carlos Álvarez, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus, Christine Rice, Carlo Bosi, Maria Agresta, Joshua Guerrero


                ‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’
                On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences.
                With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the ‘Humming Chorus’,
                Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.


                Royal Opera Madama Butterfy

                When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.

                With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

                Asmik Grigorian and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.


                Royal Opera Madama Butterfy

                When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.

                With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

                Asmik Grigorian and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.


                Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: Madama Butterfly

                190 mins | Rated TBC | Opera

                Directed by Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier | Starring Carlos Álvarez, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus, Christine Rice, Carlo Bosi, Maria Agresta, Joshua Guerrero


                ‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’
                On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences.
                With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the ‘Humming Chorus’,
                Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.


                Royal Opera Madama Butterfly

                When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.

                With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

                Asmik Grigorian and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.


                Royal Ballet Macmillan Celebrated

                Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography. It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner's play about a soldier’s descent into madness. The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.


                Royal Ballet Macmillan Celebrated

                Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography. It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner's play about a soldier’s descent into madness. The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.


                An American In Paris

                Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.

                Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility.

                Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

                Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits, Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs and show-stopping choreography, this incredible production received a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from the critics.


                  Nye

                  Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                  a new play by Tim Price
                  directed by Rufus Norris

                  Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

                  Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

                   

                  Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.


                    Carmen

                    Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                    Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song. Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the title role.

                    The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House peform in this co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and La Scala, Milan


                    Carmen

                    Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                    Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song. Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the title role.

                    The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House peform in this co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and La Scala, Milan


                    Nye

                    Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                    a new play by Tim Price
                    directed by Rufus Norris

                    Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

                    Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

                     

                    Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.


                      42nd Street

                      Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                      42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (Times).

                      Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London’s West End.

                      Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby of Broadway, this is pure magic on the big screen.


                        42nd Street

                        Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                        42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (Times).

                        Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London’s West End.

                        Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby of Broadway, this is pure magic on the big screen.


                          ROYAL BALLET 2023/24 SEASON: THE WINTER'S TALE

                          Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. It received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent and emotionally powerful storytelling through exquisite dance. With striking designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is widely considered a modern ballet classic

                          The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child, and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and the apparent miracle of a statue coming to life – the ending is uplifting as it brings forgiveness and reconciliation. The two lands between which the drama unfolds are vividly portrayed in movement, sound and image. The Sicilia of King Leontes grows in threatening coolness and darkness, while the Bohemia of King Polixenes is a pastoral idyll of lyricism and sun-saturated colour.


                          ROYAL BALLET 2023/24 SEASON: THE WINTER'S TALE

                          Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. It received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent and emotionally powerful storytelling through exquisite dance. With striking designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is widely considered a modern ballet classic

                          The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child, and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and the apparent miracle of a statue coming to life – the ending is uplifting as it brings forgiveness and reconciliation. The two lands between which the drama unfolds are vividly portrayed in movement, sound and image. The Sicilia of King Leontes grows in threatening coolness and darkness, while the Bohemia of King Polixenes is a pastoral idyll of lyricism and sun-saturated colour.


                          ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                          The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive.

                          Message In A Bottle is a spectacular dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking On The Moon and more. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high-energy footwork and breath-taking athleticism, Message In A Bottle tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope.

                          Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind West End hits Some Like it Hip Hop, Into the Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography) and SYLVIA (Old Vic), and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.


                          ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                          The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive.

                          Message In A Bottle is a spectacular dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking On The Moon and more. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high-energy footwork and breath-taking athleticism, Message In A Bottle tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope.

                          Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind West End hits Some Like it Hip Hop, Into the Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography) and SYLVIA (Old Vic), and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.


                          ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: ANDREA CHÉNIER

                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                          At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

                          Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.


                          ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: ANDREA CHÉNIER

                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                          At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

                          Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.


                          ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: ANDREA CHÉNIER

                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                          At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

                          Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.


                          ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: ANDREA CHÉNIER

                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema

                          At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

                          Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.


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                          This little gem of a century-old, family-owned-and-operated traditional picturehouse boasts state-of-the art sound and projection in a gorgeously restored 157-seater auditorium, plus a new 28-seater Screen 2.

                          See the latest film releases, as well as live satellite-streamed theatre, opera and ballet:

                          Open every day but Christmas day

                          www.keswickalhambra.co.uk

                          Accessibility: the cinema is wheelchair and mobility-scooter accessible,with a disabled toilet, and an audio loop system.  

                          Location

                          36 St John's Street, Keswick - just a minute's walk from the market square.

                          Between The Lights


                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                          02 March 2024

                          Keswick Film festival is delighted to present the European premiere of a film made by local filmmakers.  It also features Keswick (and York) as its locations.  Given the wonderful local nature of this film, and the fact that it is the gala opening film on the Thursday, you are strongly recommended to book ealry.  The opening presentation will be attended by cast and crew and there will be a Q&A at the end

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                          Blackbird, Blackbird, Blackberry


                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                          02 March 2024

                          Etero is 48, fiercely independent and content with her life. A close call with death causes her to re-evaluate her priorities and a passionate encounter only brings further complications. 

                          • Keswick Film Festival

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                          Evil Does Not Exist


                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                          02 March 2024

                          Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a camping site near Takumi's house offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to nature.

                          This won the top award at the London Film Festival and the Silver Lion at Venice.  Those of you who saw Drive My Car and/or Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy at previous KFFs will know just how talented the director, RyusukeHamaguchi is and early booking is highly recommended.  

                          • Keswick Film Festival

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                          Close Your Eyes


                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                          02 March 2024

                          Legendary filmmaker Víctor Erice (Spirit of the Beehive) comes back with Close your Eyes, a compelling reflection about identity, memory and filmmaking. The film also reunites Erice with Ana Torrent, 50 years after Spirit of the Beehive.

                          A Spanish actor disappears during the filming of a movie. Although his body is never found, the police conclude that he has suffered an accident at the edge of a cliff. Many years later, the mystery returns to the present day.  

                          • Keswick Film Festival

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                          Ajoomma


                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                          03 March 2024

                           

                          A solo trip to Korea becomes a wild adventure for a middle-aged Singaporean woman, where she embarks on a journey of self discovery and unlikely bonds are formed.

                          A lovely, gentle film where the social norms of Singapore and Korea are shown in all their differences. It is also an opportunity to see how attitudes to relationships vary and how the expected reactions to relationships can cause family anxiety.  

                          Likely to be one of the few opportunitites to see Ajoomma and we are delighted to bring it to Keswick

                           

                           

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                            The Zone of Interest


                            Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                            03 March 2024

                            The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

                            Martin Amis, author of the source novel, died on May 19, 2023, the same day the film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.  It went on to win the grand prize as well as the FIPRESCI prize for its Director Jonathan Glazer.

                            Official submission of the United Kingdom for the Best International Feature Film category for The Oscars (2024).

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                            American Fiction


                            Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                            03 March 2024

                            Winner of the Audience Award at Toronto International film Festival.

                            Thelonious “Monk” Ellison's writing career has stalled because his work isn’t deemed “Black enough.” Monk, a writer and English professor, writes a satirical novel under a pseudonym, aiming to expose the publishing world's hypocrisies. The book’s immediate success forces him to get deeper enmeshed in his assumed identity and challenges his closely-held worldviews.

                            As the winner of the Audience award at the Toronto International Film festival this would normally be our gala closer.  However, check out what the actual closing film is and  as it preceded by this the two presentations just make for a brilliant cinema experience.  

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                              Monster


                              Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                              03 March 2024

                               

                              A fight breaks out at school. It looked like a common fight between children, but their claims differed, and it  develops into a big deal involving society and the media. Then one stormy morning, the children suddenly disappear.

                              Classic Kore-eda to finish the Festival.  This is a truly wonderful opportunity as we get to see the latest Kore-eda weeks before its official release.  As a closing gala film it is exceptional and given that we have featured Kore-eda on many occassions (including the 2023 gala Festival closer, Broker) many of you will know just how much of an experiencethis is.  If yiou hace still to find Kore-eda than don't miss this one.  Book as soon as you can as we sell-out and we expect no different for Monster. 

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                                Titanic - The Musical


                                Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                07 March 2024

                                Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), based on the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.

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                                  Titanic - The Musical


                                  Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                  10 March 2024

                                  Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), based on the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.

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                                    The Holdovers


                                    Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                    10 March 2024

                                    You have nowhere to go for the holidays, so what do you do? Well, in the case of student Angus, you stay at school with your hated History teacher Mr Hunham and… oh, yes, the school cook Mary. Mr Hunham is there because he refused to pass the son of one of the school's rich benefactors and as a punishment he is left looking after the 'holdovers' - those with no home to go to. Mary is there because her son has been recently killed in Vietnam and doesn't want to be home alone.

                                    "Nothing about 'The Holdovers' sounds particularly special, and yet it's one of director Alexander Payne's best films – very funny, occasionally touching and a sterling example of the bonds that can be forged by an unlikely family. Set in a stiff New England private school in 1970, it passes the 'should see' test with flying colours" - Brian Lowry, CNN.

                                    I should also add that it stars Paul Giamatti who never fails to be 'worth watching'. Alexander Payne has made several movies about guys like Mr Hunham and Angus - losers who show just how bad men can make their own and everyone else's life. We had 'Nebraska' here in 2013, and you will probably have seen 'Sideways' or 'About Schmidt'.

                                    Well, he is back here at his best.

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                                      Shayda


                                      Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                      17 March 2024

                                      Shayda tells the story of the titular character's attempt to escape her abusive husband's clutches. The pair have moved to Australia for Hosain to become a doctor, though he wants to return to Iran. Frightened of his continual violence, Shayda takes her daughter Mona into a women's shelter while filing for divorce, but the courts, as often happens, take Hossain's side and give him rights to see his daughter alone. We see Shayda's fear that Hossain will take Mona out of the country in the opening scene as Shayda takes her daughter to the airport to show her places she can hide 'just in case'.

                                      This is director Noora Niasari's confident personal debut , which won an Audience Award at Sundance for the World Dramatic Competition program. "Reportedly based on the filmmaker's own experience, this drama surges with truth, thanks in no small part to a stunning performance from Zar Amir Ebrahimi, winner of Best Actress at Cannes for 'Holy Spider.' Ebrahimi plays [Shayda], alternately processing the trauma of her past and trying to carve out a new future for her daughter. With her abusive husband in the narrative mix, 'Shayda' hums with inevitable dread.

                                      It's a tug-of-war between hope and fear that gives Ebrahimi the platform to carve out a completely three-dimensional character. We come to care for Shayda and her daughter. And, by extension, the thousands of women in the tragically same position in the world" - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com.

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                                      The Motive and the Cue


                                      Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                      21 March 2024

                                      A new play by Jack Thorne
                                      Directed by Sam Mendes

                                      Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.
                                       

                                      1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.
                                       

                                      Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre. 

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                                      The Motive and the Cue


                                      Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                      24 March 2024

                                      A new play by Jack Thorne
                                      Directed by Sam Mendes

                                      Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.
                                       

                                      1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.
                                       

                                      Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre. 

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                                      The End We Start From


                                      Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                      24 March 2024

                                      All welcome to the Keswick Film Club's season closing gala presentation. 

                                      Jodie Comer stars as a woman who gives birth just as terrible floods hit London; new life begins as the old life ends. The film continues to emphasise the individuals' problems rather than the bigger picture, focusing on our unnamed hero trying to survive as food gets harder to find. She first escapes from London up North with her partner, then tries to reach a commune with a new-found friend, all the while having to fend for her baby.

                                      "The End We Start From explores more than motherhood at the end of the world, its subject is every nuance of womanhood at any stage of life. The film takes great care to convey just how wild and new that enormous new stage in life is, how deeply tied to who you were before, and always will be. It's heartening that neither of the seismic changes that occur in this story is what makes or breaks its people: the journey gets harder, but you just keep walking through. Eventually, the rain will always stop" - Ellen Kemp, Evening Standard.

                                      "'The End We Start From'... provides us with an unusual, female powered alternative within a field of films that are usually heavier on action than words. It's carried to the finish line by Comer, an actor whose naturalism is an ideal fit for a character forced to constantly react to the ever changing situation in front of her, no time for anything but a need to survive. When she does get the briefest of pauses, to deliver a moving monologue about a deep-rooted fear of death or to finally allow herself to cry, it's all the more impactful for the restraint that's surrounding and Comer is outstanding whatever the mode. As a big screen star, she's just beginning" - Benjamin Lee, Guardian. Don't miss her big start!

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                                        Royal Opera Madama Butterfly


                                        26 March 2024

                                        When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.

                                        With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

                                        Asmik Grigorian and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

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                                        Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: Madama Butterfly


                                        26 March 2024

                                        190 mins | Rated TBC | Opera

                                        Directed by Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier | Starring Carlos Álvarez, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus, Christine Rice, Carlo Bosi, Maria Agresta, Joshua Guerrero


                                        ‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’
                                        On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences.
                                        With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the ‘Humming Chorus’,
                                        Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

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                                        Royal Opera Madama Butterfy


                                        26 March 2024

                                        When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.

                                        With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

                                        Asmik Grigorian and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

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                                        Royal Opera Madama Butterfy


                                        31 March 2024

                                        When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.

                                        With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

                                        Asmik Grigorian and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

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                                        Royal Opera 2022/23 Season: Madama Butterfly


                                        31 March 2024

                                        190 mins | Rated TBC | Opera

                                        Directed by Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier | Starring Carlos Álvarez, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus, Christine Rice, Carlo Bosi, Maria Agresta, Joshua Guerrero


                                        ‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’
                                        On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences.
                                        With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the ‘Humming Chorus’,
                                        Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

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                                        Royal Opera Madama Butterfly


                                        31 March 2024

                                        When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.

                                        With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

                                        Asmik Grigorian and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

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                                        Royal Ballet Macmillan Celebrated


                                        Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                        09 April 2024

                                        Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography. It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner's play about a soldier’s descent into madness. The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.

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                                        Royal Ballet Macmillan Celebrated


                                        Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                        14 April 2024

                                        Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography. It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner's play about a soldier’s descent into madness. The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.

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                                        An American In Paris


                                        Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                        18 April 2024

                                        This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.

                                        Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility.

                                        Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

                                        Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits, Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs and show-stopping choreography, this incredible production received a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from the critics.

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                                          Nye


                                          Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                          23 April 2024

                                          a new play by Tim Price
                                          directed by Rufus Norris

                                          Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

                                          Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

                                           

                                          Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.

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                                            Carmen


                                            Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                            01 May 2024

                                            Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song. Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the title role.

                                            The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House peform in this co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and La Scala, Milan

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                                            Carmen


                                            Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                            03 May 2024

                                            Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song. Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the title role.

                                            The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House peform in this co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and La Scala, Milan

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                                            Nye


                                            Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                            12 May 2024

                                            a new play by Tim Price
                                            directed by Rufus Norris

                                            Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

                                            Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

                                             

                                            Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.

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                                              42nd Street


                                              Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                              16 May 2024

                                              42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (Times).

                                              Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London’s West End.

                                              Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby of Broadway, this is pure magic on the big screen.

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                                                42nd Street


                                                Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                                19 May 2024

                                                42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (Times).

                                                Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London’s West End.

                                                Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby of Broadway, this is pure magic on the big screen.

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                                                  ROYAL BALLET 2023/24 SEASON: THE WINTER'S TALE


                                                  22 May 2024

                                                  Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. It received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent and emotionally powerful storytelling through exquisite dance. With striking designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is widely considered a modern ballet classic

                                                  The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child, and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and the apparent miracle of a statue coming to life – the ending is uplifting as it brings forgiveness and reconciliation. The two lands between which the drama unfolds are vividly portrayed in movement, sound and image. The Sicilia of King Leontes grows in threatening coolness and darkness, while the Bohemia of King Polixenes is a pastoral idyll of lyricism and sun-saturated colour.

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                                                  ROYAL BALLET 2023/24 SEASON: THE WINTER'S TALE


                                                  26 May 2024

                                                  Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. It received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent and emotionally powerful storytelling through exquisite dance. With striking designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is widely considered a modern ballet classic

                                                  The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child, and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and the apparent miracle of a statue coming to life – the ending is uplifting as it brings forgiveness and reconciliation. The two lands between which the drama unfolds are vividly portrayed in movement, sound and image. The Sicilia of King Leontes grows in threatening coolness and darkness, while the Bohemia of King Polixenes is a pastoral idyll of lyricism and sun-saturated colour.

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                                                  ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE


                                                  Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                                  30 May 2024

                                                  The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive.

                                                  Message In A Bottle is a spectacular dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking On The Moon and more. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high-energy footwork and breath-taking athleticism, Message In A Bottle tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope.

                                                  Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind West End hits Some Like it Hip Hop, Into the Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography) and SYLVIA (Old Vic), and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

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                                                  ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE


                                                  Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                                  02 June 2024

                                                  The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive.

                                                  Message In A Bottle is a spectacular dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking On The Moon and more. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high-energy footwork and breath-taking athleticism, Message In A Bottle tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope.

                                                  Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind West End hits Some Like it Hip Hop, Into the Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography) and SYLVIA (Old Vic), and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

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                                                  ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: ANDREA CHÉNIER


                                                  Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                                  11 June 2024

                                                  At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

                                                  Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

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                                                  ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: ANDREA CHÉNIER


                                                  Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                                  11 June 2024

                                                  At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

                                                  Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

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                                                  ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: ANDREA CHÉNIER


                                                  Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                                  16 June 2024

                                                  At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

                                                  Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

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                                                  ROYAL OPERA 2023/24 SEASON: ANDREA CHÉNIER


                                                  Keswick Alhambra Cinema
                                                  16 June 2024

                                                  At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

                                                  Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

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