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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.

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike play race-crossed lovers in this uplifting true life story.

In this inspiring true story, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) is a Prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) who, in 1948, meets and falls in love with London-based office worker Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). But their interracial relationship is not approved of by their loved ones or the British and South governments. Together, Seretse and Ruth must defy family, apartheid and the might of the British empire.

Acclaimed director Amma Asante (Belle) returns with this tender story of forbidden love in a less enlightened era. Acclaimed actors David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike head up a cast that also includes Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Jack Davenport (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses).

Directed by:
Amma Asante
Starring:
David Oyelowo; Rosamund Pike; Tom Felton; Laura Carmichael; Jack Davenport; Charlotte Hope
Distributor:
Twentieth Century Fox Film Co
Country:
US/UK co-production , Czech Republic
Language:
English
Length:
111 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama; Romance;

Release Date:
25 November 2016

ALLIED is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

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Directed by:
Robert Zemeckis
Starring:
Brad Pitt; Marion Cotillard; Jared Harris
Distributor:
Paramount
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
124 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Action; Drama; Romance;

Release Date:
25 November 2016

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

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Directed by:
Denis Villeneuve
Starring:
Amy Adams; Jeremy Renner; Forest Whitaker; Michael Stuhlbarg; Tzi Ma; Mark O'Brien
Distributor:
eOne
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
116 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Sci-Fi;

Release Date:
11 November 2016

Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population.
 

Directed by:
Ron Howard
Starring:
Felicity Jones; Tom Hanks; Ben Foster
Distributor:
Sony Pictures
Country:
United States, Japan
Language:
English
Length:
121 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama; Mystery; Thriller;

Release Date:
14 October 2016