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EMPIRE Seniors

A selection of some of the best recent and classic films shown every Wednesday morning at selected Empire Cinemas. Come along to meet your friends and enjoy a complementary tea or coffee, served before the screening.

‘A Street Cat Named Bob’, is the film adaptation of James Bowen’s much-loved, best-selling book. Starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans) as James Bowen, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.

Directed by:
Roger Spottiswoode
Starring:
Luke Treadaway; Ruta Gedmintas; Joanne Froggatt; Anthony Head; Beth Goddard; Darren Evans; Carolina Goodall; Ruth Sheen; Lorraine Ashbourne
Distributor:
Sony Pictures
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
103 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama;

Release Date:
4 November 2016

Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favourite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting.

After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn't quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

 

See this film at:

Sutton (Surrey) 
Directed by:
Sharon Maguire
Starring:
Rene Zellweger; Emma Thompson; Patrick Dempsey
Distributor:
Universal Pictures
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
123 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Comedy; Romance;

Release Date:
16 September 2016

On April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honours the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.

See this film at:

Sutton (Surrey) 
Directed by:
Peter Berg
Starring:
Mark Wahlberg; Kurt Russell; Dylan O'Brien; Kate Hudson.
Distributor:
Lionsgate UK
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
108 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Action; Drama; Thriller;

Release Date:
30 September 2016

Devastated by her recent divorce Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) is infatuated by the seemingly perfect couple she sees from her daily commuter train that runs past their house. One day she sees something shocking and in that moment, everything changes. Driven by intrigue, passion and suspense, Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar but to what lengths will she go to uncover the truth?

Based on the global best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and has been adapted for screen by Erin Cressida Wilson and Tate Taylor.
 

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See this film at:

Clydebank  Slough  Sutton Coldfield  Walthamstow 
Directed by:
Tate Taylor
Starring:
Emily Blunt; Rebecca Ferguson; Justin Theroux; Haley Bennett; Luke Evans; Edgar Ramirez; Allison Janney.
Distributor:
eOne
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
112 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Mystery; Thriller;

Release Date:
7 October 2016

From acclaimed director Derek Cianfrance, (BLUE VALENTINE, A PLACE BEYOND THE PINES), and based on the extraordinary best-selling novel from M.L Stedman, THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, is a beautiful yet heart-breaking story of love and sacrifice.

On a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander), discover a boat washed ashore carrying a dead man and a two-month old baby.
Rescuing the infant, they make the decision to raise her as their own but the consequences of their choice prove to be devastating.

Directed by:
Derek Cianfrance
Starring:
Alicia Vikander; Michael Fassbender; Rachel Weisz; Caren Pistorius; Emily Barclay; Anthony Hayes
Distributor:
eOne
Country:
United Kingdom, New Zealand
Language:
English
Length:
133 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama; Romance;

Release Date:
4 November 2016