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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.

A caper film about the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewellery heist of 2015.

Developed from Mark Seal's Vanity Fair piece 'The Over the Hill Mob', the film tells the story of the epic multi-million-pound robbery initially believed to be undertaken by a gang of super-thieves. The actual perpetrators were a group of tough-guy retired criminals in their late 60s and 70s — with all kinds of physical maladies — who were mostly unoccupied and bored, until they consulted a bunch of how-to books and figured out a way to pull off one last hurrah over a long weekend in April 2015.

Entering the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company property via a lift shaft, they drilled through the 50cm thick vault walls with heavy machinery and escaped with a haul estimated to be worth around £200 million.

Directed by:
James Marsh
Starring:
Michael Caine; Tom Courtenay; Ray Winstone; Jim Broadbent; Charlie Cox; Paul Whitehouse; Michael Gambon; Francesca Annis
Distributor:
StudioCanal
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
108 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Crime; Drama;

Release Date:
14 September 2018

The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

Directed by:
Bharat Nalluri
Starring:
Dan Stevens; Christopher Plummer; Jonathan Pryce; Simon Callow; Miriam Margolyes; Ian McNeice
Distributor:
Thunderbird Releasing
Country:
Ireland, Canada
Language:
English
Length:
104 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Comedy; Drama;

Release Date:
1 December 2017