|  News:
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.

Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in the North East of England needs help from the State for the first time ever following an illness.

He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one roomed homeless hostel in London is to accept a flat some 300 miles away.

Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy now played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.
 

Directed by:
Ken Loach
Starring:
Dave Johns; Hayley Squires; Dylan McKiernan; Briana Shann; Mick Laffey; Harriet Ghost
Distributor:
eOne
Country:
United Kingdom, France
Language:
English
Length:
100 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama;

Release Date:
21 October 2016

It’s Prohibition-era America. Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) is a family man, World War I veteran and son of the Boston Police deputy superintendent. He’s also a gangster, albeit one with a strict moral code. Nevertheless when he expands his operation from the frigid climes of Boston to the sultry Florida heat of Tampa, Joe is soon forced into extreme measures into order to ensure his own survival and that of his loved ones.

New Batman Ben Affleck is set to deliver another knockout directorial effort following his acclaimed trio of Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo. Working from the gritty novel by Dennis Lehane, it promises to blast away the winter cobwebs with a good-looking blend of historical authenticity and a starry cast also including Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon).

 

Directed by:
Ben Affleck
Starring:
Ben Affleck; Zoe Saldana; Elle Fanning; Sienna Miller; Chris Cooper; Brendan Gleeson; Robert Glenister
Distributor:
Warner Bros Distributors Ltd
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
129 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Crime; Drama;

Release Date:
13 January 2017

In the critically acclaimed feature film from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me, Margaret), Casey Affleck stars as Lee, a man whose sparse existence is suddenly ruptured when the death of his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) forces him to return to the hometown he abandoned years before. Rocked by contact with his estranged ex-wife (Michelle Williams) and the revelation that Joe has made him guardian of his teenage son (Lucas Hedges), Lee is forced to face up to painful memories and new-found levels of responsibility as he reconnects with his family.

Directed by:
Kenneth Lonergan
Starring:
Casey Affleck; Michelle Williams; Kyle Chandler; Lucas Hedges; Liam McNeill; C.J. Wilson
Distributor:
StudioCanal
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
137 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama;

Release Date:
13 January 2017

Oscar winner Ben Affleck stars in the title role of “The Accountant,” from director Gavin O’Connor.

Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

'THE ACCOUNTANT' WARNING RE: STROBE LIGHTS
All customers, especially those who are particularly sensitive to flickering strobe light sources, are advised that some scenes in this film: 'THE ACCOUNTANT', contain strobe light effects. Those who may be affected should take appropriate action.”

See this film at:

Sutton (Surrey) 
Directed by:
Gavin O'Connor
Starring:
Ben Affleck; Anna Kendrick; J. K. Simmons; Jon Bernthal; Jeffrey Tambor; John Lithgow
Distributor:
Warner Bros Distributors Ltd
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
128 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Action; Thriller;

Release Date:
4 November 2016