Robert Redford's final on-screen appearance in The Old Man & The Gun leads this week's round-up of new Cineworld releases. Scroll down to discover what else is on, and for details on how to book your tickets.
The Old Man & The Gun
What's the story? THE OLD MAN & THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
White Boy Rick
What's the story? Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, WHITE BOY RICK is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.
Tulip Fever (wide release)
What's the story? In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant (Christoph Waltz) – an unhappy 'arrangement' that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant's ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.
Sorry To Bother You (wide release)
What's the story? In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, California, telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.
Unlimited 3D screening: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Friday 7th December, 7.30pm)
What's the story? Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind 'The Lego Movie' and '21 Jump Street,' bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a ground-breaking visual style that's the first of its kind. 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Unlimited screening: Beautiful Boy (Tuesday 11th December, 8pm)
What's the story? Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, BEAUTIFUL BOY chronicles the true and inspiring story of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
What's the story? Jacek loves heavy metal, his girlfriend and his dog – and his family, his small hometown, his fellow parishioners all see him as an amusing freak. Jacek works at the construction site for what is supposed to become the tallest statue of Jesus in the World but when a severe accident disfigures him completely, all eyes turn to him as he undergoes the first facial transplant in the country.
What's the story? 'Kedarnath' is a potent combination of love and religion, of passion and spirituality. Set on a 14 kilometre up-hill pilgrimage from Gauri Kund to Kedarnath, the 2000-year-old holy temple of Lord Shiva. Mansoor (Sushant Singh Rajput), a reserved and reticent porter helps pilgrims make an arduous journey upwards to the temple town. His world turns around when he meets the beautiful and rebellious Mukku (Sara Ali Khan) who draws him into a whirlwind of intense love. Destiny has plans for lovers amidst the uncertainties of life, nature and broken hearts.
Once Upon a Deadpool (Tuesday 11th December, 8pm)
What's the story? Marvel's motormouth mercenary is back! Bigger, better and occasionally more pantless than ever before. When a bad-ass soldier arrives on a murderous mission, Deadpool is forced to think about friendship, family and what it really means to be a hero – all while kicking 50 shades of ass. Because, sometimes, to do the right thing you need to fight dirty.
A Christmas Carol starring Simon Callow (Tuesday 11th December, 7pm)
What's the story? 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. Following critically acclaimed, sold-out theatre seasons in 2011, 2012 and again in 2016, Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love) returns to wow audiences with this tour de force performance, reimagined especially for cinema. A Christmas must see!
The King and I from the London Palladium encore performance (Thursday 13th December, 7pm)
What's the story? The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater' production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London's iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, 'Broadway musical's undisputed Queen' (The Sunday Times) Kelli O'Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a 'powerhouse' (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles. Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.