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André Rieu’s Magical Maastricht celebrates 15 years of André’s glorious hometown concerts. The King of the Waltz has selected his most spectacular performances and emotional songs and will bring the joyous atmosphere of his iconic open-air concerts in Maastricht straight to your local cinemas.

No summer is complete without the enchanting waltzes of André Rieu and the incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra. Music brings people together, brings hope and brings joy - and we need this now more than ever!

André Rieu’s Magical Maastricht will screen in cinemas for two weeks only, be beginning 21 August.. Cinema host Charlotte Hawkins will be joined by André Rieu for an exclusive interview from The Vrijthof Square in Maastricht revealing how life has changed for the maestro during the global pandemic and what it means for the future. How is he coping in isolation as a musician, a father and a grandfather?

This is the best way to get up close and personal with André!

Join André Rieu, the Johann Strauss Orchestra, his world-class sopranos and The Platin Tenors for the most uplifting concert of the summer from the safety of your local cinema reunited with your loved ones in music.

It promises to be the heart-warming event of the season!

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE CAST SHEET AT HOME PRIOR TO THE PERFORMANCE - IT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN CINEMA.



 

Himself:
Andre Rieu
Orchestra:
Johann Strauss Orchestra
Hosted By:
Charlotte Hawkins
Directed by:
Michael Wiseman
Distributor:
Piece Of Magic
Country:
Netherlands
Language:
English, Dutch
Length:
140 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Music;

Release Date:
18 September 2020

Next Performance:
19 September 2020 19:00

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

In his 94 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.

Honest, revealing and urgent, DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.

After the film, audiences will have the unique chance to watch a very special, exclusive conversation between Sir David Attenborough and Sir Michael Palin. This will only be available in cinemas.

Himself:
Sir David Attenborough
Directed by:
Alastair Fothergill; Jonnie Hughes; Keith Scholey
Distributor:
Altitude Film Distribution
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
130 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Documentary;

Release Date:
28 September 2020

Next Performance:
28 September 2020 19:00

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, ‘a gorgeous take on the film classic’, comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the production is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with stunning designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean.

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster. This ‘cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’ will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

Music by Bernard Herrmann.
Orchestrations by Terry Davies.

 

Directed by:
Matthew Bourne
Performers:
Adam Cooper; Ashley Shaw; Dominic North; Michela Meazza
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
97 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
30 September 2020

Next Performance:
30 September 2020 19:00

It’s been 30 years since Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Plácido Domingo made their historic debut as The Three Tenors at the ancient baths of Caracalla on the eve of the 1990 Football World Cup Final. A global audience of 1.6 billion people watched this groundbreaking concert - and it catapulted classical music into a completely new dimension, becoming the best-selling classical album of all time.
Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity celebrates the emotional highlights of that first concert and the sequel in Los Angeles. With brand new interviews and never-before-seen backstage footage, this documentary offers a fascinating insight into the rivalries and friendships of the legendary opera stars from 1990 through to Pavarotti's passing in 2007.

As opera houses remain silent and football stadiums are empty of supporters, fans can relive the moment history was made by The Three Tenors in Rome 1990, and remember the night when the ‘Beautiful Game’ crossed a cultural divide and changed classical music forever.


 

Directed by:
Jean-Alexander Ntvyihabwa
Themselves:
Luciano Pavarotti; Jose Carreras; Placido Domingo
Distributor:
CinEvents
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
100 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Concert; Documentary;

Release Date:
6 October 2020

Next Performance:
6 October 2020 19:00

The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their sold-out tour.

Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe will reunite to tour their third album 'Back Together' following the number one best-selling hits ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’.

The superstar pair will take on their favourite musical theatre, pop and rock tracks at the O2 Arena, performing songs such as 'The Greatest Show' 'Something Inside so Strong' and a brilliantly arranged 'Queen Medley'. Showcasing their phenomenal voices and undeniable on-stage chemistry, Ball and Boe’s irresistible charm will undoubtedly light up the big screen.

Directed by:
Steven Kemsley
Themselves:
Michael Ball; Alfie Boe
Distributor:
CinemaLive
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
147 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Concert;

Release Date:
17 October 2020

Next Performance:
17 October 2020 19:00

Filmed at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London in August 2020

Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge. As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?

Following its critically acclaimed opening in London earlier this year, Sonia Friedman Productions’ stunning 5-star production Uncle Vanya, a new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson, directed by Ian Rickson, was abruptly halted as the world went into lockdown. Now, as the majority of theatres across the world remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya’s exquisite ensemble overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the ‘perfect’ (5-star The Guardian) production, which is currently nominated for four Olivier Awards. Marrying the intimacy of the screen with the electricity of live performance in an exciting new hybrid of film and theatre, this Sonia Friedman Productions/Angelica Films co-production is far more than simply a capture of the play. Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times.
 

Directed by:
Ian Rickson
Adapted By:
Conor McPherson
Starring:
Toby Jones; Richard Armitage
Distributor:
More2Screen
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
155 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
27 October 2020

Next Performance:
27 October 2020 19:00