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EMPIRE Parent & Baby

A pick of one of the week's films shown in a relaxing social environment, for parents or guardians of very young children (0-2 years).

With 'Lights Up' and 'Sound Down' to create a stress free zone for you and your baby. Nappy changing facilities are also available.

Parent & Baby Screenings take place on Monday's (excluding Bank Holidays) at the Empire Cinemas listed below.

Please Note: These screenings are for parents/guardians and babies only. No baby, no entry.

From the author who brought you 2017’s beloved A Dog’s Purpose, A Dog’s Way Home is the heart-warming story of a dog named Bella who travels hundreds of miles to be reunited with her owner. Voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard, co-stars include Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp and Ashley Judd.

From puppyhood, Bella (Bryce Dallas Howard) is inseparable from her owner, Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King). Despite a mischievous personality, Lucas and Bella work together tirelessly so that Bella can join Lucas at his role as a VA hospital volunteer, bringing joy to everyone they meet.

Needless to say, as Bella grows from a puppy to a fully-grown adult dog, the pair develop a bond that feels as though it will never be broken. That is until one fateful day, when Bella is distracted by a critter in the window and chases it far down the street.

Discovering Bella has disappeared, Lucas does what he can to bring her home – but to no avail. Little does he know that Bella has accidentally travelled far away from home, and she faces a long, tough journey ahead of her to get back to her beloved owner.

Over the many miles, rough terrain, and occasionally unfriendly faces, Bella touches the lives of countless people on her journey, thanks to her unique spirit and comforting presence. But can Bella herself find the ultimate comfort of her owner’s arms once more?

A Dog’s Way Home is a touching family drama starring the voice of Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), alongside Edward James Olmos (Coco), Alexandra Shipp (Love, Simon), Ashley Judd (Divergent), and Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women). 

 

Directed by:
Bryce Dallas Howard
Actor (Voice):
Bryce Dallas Howard
Starring:
Ashley Judd; Jonah Hauer-King; Alexandra Shipp; Wes Studi; Edward James Olmos
Distributor:
Sony Pictures
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
96 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Adventure; Family;

Release Date:
25 January 2019

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000's Unbreakable, and 2016's Split, in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
 

See this film at:

Walthamstow 
Directed by:
M. Night Shyamalan
Starring:
Bruce Willis; Samuel L. Jackson; James McAvoy; Anya Taylor-Joy; Spencer Treat Clark; Charlayne Woodard; Sarah Paulson
Distributor:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
129 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama; Mystery; Sci-Fi;

Release Date:
18 January 2019

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.

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Bishop's Stortford 
Directed by:
Josie Rourke
Starring:
Margot Robbie; Saoirse Ronan; David Tennant; Jack Lowden; Gemma Chan; Guy Pearce
Distributor:
Universal Pictures
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
124 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama;

Release Date:
18 January 2019

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.

With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right - the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

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Walthamstow 
Directed by:
Jon S. Baird
Starring:
Steve Coogan; John C Reilly; Nina Arianda; Shirley Henderson; Danny Huston
Distributor:
eOne
Country:
US/UK co-production , Canada
Language:
English
Length:
98 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Biography; Comedy; Drama;

Release Date:
11 January 2019