£5 tickets for under-25s go with a rush at David Lean Cinema

The David Lean Cinema is introducing “rush tickets” for the under-25s from January.

“Unfortunately, we have had to increase ticket prices by 50p to £8.50 for standard tickets, and £7 for concessions. However, in order to encourage younger patrons, we are introducing special ‘rush’ tickets at a reduced price of £5,” the cinema’s latest newsletter explains.

From January 8, tickets at the special price of £5 will be available to customers aged 25 and under, in the final hour before the advertised start time of films showing at the David Lean Cinema.

The DLC says, “These tickets will be subject to availability. They will only be available at the Box Office. Payment is in cash only. Cards or electronic money transfer cannot be accepted. Proof of age may be required.”

The art-house cinema in the Clocktower arts complex has just revealed its January programme, tickets for  which go on sale from December 7.

  • Unless otherwise stated, tickets for all screenings are £8.50. Concessions (Freedom Pass-holders, full-time students, claimants and disabled) £7.
  • Bookings can be made by clicking here

David Lean Cinema programme for January 2018

All films are at 2.30 and 7.30pm unless stated

Tue Jan 2 MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (12A)
2017 USA 114min. Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench
Based on Agatha Christie’s detective novel. An opulent trip through Europe rapidly unfolds into a stylish and suspenseful race against time to solve a murder case. Thirteen strangers are stranded on a train and everyone’s a suspect. One, Hercule Poirot, must interrogate the passengers, search for clues and solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads a stellar cast.

Thu Jan 4 THE DEATH OF STALIN (15)
2017 UK/France 106min. Director: Armando Iannucci
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin
For the leaders of the USSR, material comforts are hard to enjoy when every night could be your last, as Stalin signs off the murderous lists compiled by internal security minister Lavrentiy Beria (Beale). When Uncle Joe is struck down by a stroke, Beria sees the absurd deputy leader Malenkov (Tambor) as his ideal puppet, but Nikita Khrushchev (Buscemi) is on manoeuvres too. Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep) has condensed the events of 1953 into a brilliant, farcical black comedy – a “delicious mockery” (The Telegraph), with a deadly serious edge.

Tue Jan 9 THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (15) (7.30pm)
2017 UK/USA/Ire 121min. Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Stars: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone
The apparently idyllic family life of successful surgeon Steven Murphy (Farrell) takes a nightmarish turn after he invites a young man (Keoghan) into his home and is forced to make a terrible choice. Lanthimos, the director of The Lobster, brings his characteristic sense of disquiet to illuminate Murphy’s dilemma, while Keoghan – last seen as stowaway George in Dunkirk – is a truly sinister presence, making for “an unforgettably unnerving experience” (Empire Magazine).

Thu Jan 11 FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (15)
2017 UK 105min. Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave
After the end of her Hollywood career, Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) switched to the London stage and began a passionate affair with Peter Turner (Bell), a young Liverpudlian. The relationship eventually ended, but some years later after collapsing in a Lancaster hotel, Gloria contacted Peter again and asked him and his family to help her recover. The two lead actors portray the romance with panache and humour, and the script and direction seamlessly switch back and forth in time. *The 2.30pm screening will be subtitled for those with hearing loss.

Tue Jan 16 FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (15) (2.30pm)
2017 UK 105min. Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave
As Jan 11 above.

Tue Jan 16 MENASHE (U) (7.30pm)
Holocaust Memorial Day screening
2017 USA 82 mins (subtitled). Director: Joshua Z Weinstein
Stars: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Ruben Niborski
In Brooklyn’s Borough Park, the tight-knit orthodox Jewish community live among but quite separately from the wider world. Widower Menashe – finely played by newcomer Lustig – has little desire to remarry and wants to raise his 10-year-old son alone, who Hasidic strictures insist should be raised by a woman. Amiable but accident-prone, Menashe is granted an opportunity to prove his worth as a parent… This naturalistic portrayal of an often unnoticed community is fascinating and respectful yet amusing. Recalling that Yiddish-language cinema was far more commonplace before World War II, Menashe is screened in association with Holocaust Memorial Day.

Thu Jan 18 INGRID GOES WEST (15) (7.30pm)
2017 USA 98min. Director: Matt Spicer
Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Alone and adrift after her mother’s death, Ingrid (Plaza) takes refuge in social media, endlessly “liking” snapshots of other peoples’ lives. Transfixed by rising Instagram star Taylor Sloane (Olsen), Ingrid uses her inheritance to move to LA and inveigle herself into Taylor’s orbit. Desperate to cling to her new-found identity as Taylor’s attention turns elsewhere, Ingrid’s obsessive behaviour is both riotously funny and potentially tragic. A wickedly entertaining morality tale for the social media age.

Tue Jan 23 MANIFESTO (15) (7.30pm)
2015 Germany 95min. Director: Julian Rosefeldt
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante
Roaming the extraordinary streets and buildings of Berlin, in no less than 13 guises, Cate Blanchett recites the manifestos of major modern artists and art movements. An unlikely premise? Yet, whether she’s declaiming Dada at a funeral eulogy, snarling Situationism as a punk rocker or shaping young minds as a Godard-quoting primary school teacher, Blanchett is utterly captivating. This unique film is hilarious, absurd, poignant and delivers a “hypnotic fascination” (The Guardian) in its celebration of ideas, architecture and transformative acting.

Thu Jan 25 JANE (15) (11am and 7.30pm)
2017 USA 90min. Director: Brett Morgen
Features: Jane Goodall, Hugo van Lawick
Graced with an original score from composer Philip Glass, and featuring re-discovered footage shot by her husband Hugo van Lawick, this fascinating documentary tells the story of Jane Goodall, who, as a young woman with no scientific training, went to Africa to study chimpanzees in the wild. What she learned about the social interactions of the apes she studied led scientists to have a better understanding of our relation to primates. The film portrays Jane as wife, mother, scientist, activist, and above all a truly remarkable woman.

Sat Jan 27 MENASHE (U) (2.30pm)
Holocaust Memorial Day screening
2017 USA 82min (subtitled). Director: Joshua Z Weinstein
Stars: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Ruben Niborski
As Jan 16 above.

Tue Jan 30 HAPPY END (15) (7.30pm)
2017 Fra/Aut/Ger 107min (partially subtitled). Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Toby Jones
Haneke’s latest film follows three generations of a bourgeois family living in Calais, who are self-absorbed and in many respects alienated from each other and the world in general. The young spend their time looking at their computer screens (and those of their parents), the middle-aged search myopically for sexual and financial satisfaction, and the old look for an easy death. Haneke uses phone screens, security screens and soundless sequences to highlight this alienation, along with moments of dark humour, delivered by a formidable ensemble cast.

Thu Feb 1 BATTLE OF THE SEXES (12A)
LGBT History Month Screening
2017 UK/USA 121min. Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Alan Cumming
In 1973’s male-dominated tennis scene, top female players are goaded into challenge matches by publicity-hungry ex-champion Bobby Riggs (Carell) – and US Open winner Billie Jean King (Stone) feels compelled to accept. As King prepares for their televised Battle of the Sexes, her private life is transformed by her relationship with hairdresser Marilyn Barnett (Riseborough). Three stars on top form, the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) deliver an ace.


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