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 woman with a funnybone for a backbone”
‘Funny Cow’ charts the rise to stardom of a female comedienne through the 1970’s and 1980’s. It is set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit of the North of England.
From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, the Funny Cow uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage. A stand-up comedienne in an all-male world, ‘Funny Cow’ delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure.
Maxine Peake plays the role of a lifetime as ‘Funny Cow’ with Tony Pitts as her violent soul mate ‘Bob’, Paddy Considine acts as her middle class lover ‘Angus’ and Stephen Graham plays her brother ‘Mike’.
- Directed by:
- Adrian Shergold
- Maxine Peake; Paddy Considine; Tony Pitts; Stephen Graham; Kevin Eldon; Vic Reeves; Graham Fellows; Kevin Rowland; Corinne Bailey Rae; Richard Hawley; Alun Armstrong; Christine Bottomley; Hebe Beardsall; John Bishop; Diane Morgan; Hannah Walters
- United Kingdom
- 103 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
20 April 2018
‘The Happy Prince’ follows Oscar Wilde’s last few years before his death: once one of the most famous writers in England, he’s now disgraced and in exile.
After being convicted of “gross indecency” because of his affair with Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas, he left the country and began a new life in Naples and Paris. Now, in his final days, he reminisces about times past and considers how much his fortune has changed.
Rupert Everett writes, directs and stars as Wilde in ‘The Happy Prince’, a moving and heartfelt chronicle of the great writer’s twilight years.
Releasing Friday 15th June at the following Empire Cinemas;
Additional Cinemas from Friday 22nd June;
Birmingham Great Park
- Directed by:
- Rupert Everett
- Rupert Everett; Colin Firth; Emily Watson; Colin Morgan; Edwin Thomas; Tom Wilkinson
- Lionsgate UK
- Germany , Belgium
- English, Italian, French
- 105 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
15 June 2018