Event Cinema, also known as ‘alternative content’ offers cinema goers the chance to broaden their entertainment experiences by introducing a huge variety of cinema experiences outside of the usual Hollywood flicks.
From fashion icons to a Grease revival, Shakespeare to Giselle, there is event cinema for everyone to enjoy this April.
Kino Digital, Hawkhurst
Oscar Wilde season encore: Lady Windermere’s Fan
Monday 9 April at 7.30pm
Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and guest starring Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years. Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.
Royal Shakespeare Company Live: Macbeth
LIVE: Wednesday 11 April at 7.00pm
“Something wicked this way comes…” Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. The RSC’s contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller is directed by Polly Findlay and marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the company.
Scream for Me Sarajevo
Tuesday 17 April at 8.30pm
‘Scream for Me Sarajevo’ is the amazing and astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson in 1994, in the midst of the Siege of Sarajevo. This is a film about extraordinary people defying the horrors of war, and the musicians who risked their lives to play a show for them.
English National Ballet’s Giselle
Wednesday 25 April at 18.30
Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance’ from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to cinemas for the first time in 2018, giving ballet fans the opportunity to see this award-winning production in glorious high definition on the big screen.
Picture House, Uckfield
Italia: La Bohe?me
Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 7.30pm
Set in the idyllic 19th century Paris, Puccini’s La Bohe?me tells the story of a love affair between a poor poet and a seamstress. But they are soon faced by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health which ends up putting their relationship to the test. This production of one of opera’s classic and unforgettable stories is directed by Graham Vick and led by a cast of four talented young artists as the lovers.
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Thursday 19 April 8.15pm
With exclusive, unprecedented access, this is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism, her cultural importance and her legacy.
Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan.
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
Monday 23 April, 6.30pm
Sex Fashion and Disco is a documentary film concerning Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the most influential fashion illustrator of 1970s Paris and New York, and his colorful and sometimes outrageous milieu.
Scott Cinemas, East Grinstead
Grease: 40th Anniversary
Thursday 19 April at 8.00pm
Take a trip back to Rydell High and experience the friendships, romances and adventures of the original cool kids – it’s the 40th anniversary of the biggest movie musical of all time.
Metropolitan Opera: Cendrillon
Saturday 28 April at 5.55pm
A fairy godmother, a glass slipper, an opulent ball, an enchanted forest, and a Prince Charming who loves her did all that really happen, or was it just a dream? Long-suffering Cendrillon lives a life of drudgery with her good-natured father and his imperious wife, until fate, romance, and a touch of fairy magic intervene. For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly. Superstar Joyce DiDonato sings the title role, alongside British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the archetypal wicked stepmother.