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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.

Jersey, 1942. As Hitler strengthens his grip on Western Europe, The Channel Islands fall into occupied hands. Used by the Germans as a base where prisoners of war are put to work in slave labour camps, the residents of Jersey face a future of uncertainty and fear which frays tempers and tests loyalties among the tight-knit island community. One such resident is Louisa Gould (Jenny Seagrove), who refuses to give up hope for the island she holds so dear, for her sons fighting abroad and for a rescue by Churchill’s forces that never seems to materialise. When a Russian soldier called Feodor (Julian Kostov) escapes the labour camps, seeking shelter, Lou realises she can’t simply hand him back. Alongside her sister Ivy (Amanda Abbington), brother Harold (Ronan Keating) and the village postmaster Arthur (John Hannah), Lou decides to harbour the fugitive, striking up a bond with the young, intelligent man she calls Bill for short, whom she soon treats as her own. As rations on the island become scarcer and tensions rise among the inhabitants, Lou’s defiant attitude and cavalier approach to hiding the fugitive in plain sight arouses suspicion from the Nazis and distrust among her neighbours. Facing the prospect of capture and deportation to Germany, Lou plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse to keep Bill safe from harm, refusing to believe that the wider community will betray her. In doing so, she risks paying the ultimate sacrifice for her duty to her friends and a young man caught up in the horror of war…

See this film at:

Clydebank  Slough  Sutton Coldfield 
Directed by:
Christopher Menaul
Starring:
Jenny Seagrove; John Hannah; Julian Kostov
Distributor:
Vertigo
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
103 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama;

Release Date:
24 March 2017

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law.

Please be aware this film contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Directed by:
Peter Berg
Starring:
Mark Wahlberg; Kevin Bacon; John Goodman; J.K. Simmons; Michelle Monaghan; Khandi Alexander; Melissa Benoist
Distributor:
Lionsgate UK
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
133 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Action; Drama;

Release Date:
24 February 2017

Starring Academy Award®-winner Jim Broadbent, alongside a stellar cast that includes Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Dockery, The Sense of an Ending is based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes. From acclaimed director Ritesh Batra, it is a deeply moving and uplifting story about the paths chosen in life, and the power of memory, love and forgiveness.

Directed by:
Ritesh Batra
Starring:
Jim Broadbent; Charlotte Rampling; Harriet Walter; Freya Mavor; Michelle Dockery; Emily Mortimer
Distributor:
StudioCanal
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
108 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama;

Release Date:
14 April 2017