Aladdin
Runtime: 128mins   Rating: PG
The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena..read more
The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Massoud (Amazon's Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten with the Sultan's daughter; Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Princess Jasmine, the Sultan's beautiful daughter who wants to have a say in how she lives her life; Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jafar, an evil sorcerer who devises a nefarious plot to unseat the Sultan and rule Agrabah himself; Navid Negahban (Homeland) as the Sultan, the ruler of Agrabah who is eager to find a proper husband for his daughter, Jasmine; Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine's hand maiden and confidante; Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods) as Prince Anders, a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine; and Numan Acar (Homeland) as Hakim, Jafar's right-hand man and head of the palace guards.
Blinded By The Light
Runtime: 114mins   Rating: 12A
Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance..read more
Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers an outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to express himself in his own voice.
Downton Abbey
Runtime: 122mins   Rating: PG
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th..read more
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Mrs Lowry And Son
Runtime: 91mins   Rating: PG
An intimate and comical portrayal into one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century, L.S. Lowry, and his unhappy and controlling relationship with his bed-ridden mother,..read more
An intimate and comical portrayal into one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century, L.S. Lowry, and his unhappy and controlling relationship with his bed-ridden mother, Elizabeth. Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her. The film follows Lowry in the beginnings of his career as he yearns to transition into having his work appreciated in London and beyond. We quickly come to learn that it is his disdainful mother, not his want of talent that is the ultimate obstacle to his success. At the same time, the film explores how Elizabeth is the very reason Lowry paints anything at all, as he desperately seeks to create something, anything, which will make her happy, creating a clever layer of tragic irony. This powerful, yet humorous drama imagines the impact this obsessive mother and son relationship had on the great artist.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Runtime: 161mins   Rating: 18
A faded TV actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los..read more
A faded TV actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Pain and Glory (Dolar y Gloria)
Runtime: 113mins   Rating: 15
Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his..read more
Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one's own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (Encore)
Runtime: 200mins   Rating: LIVE
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in..read more
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky's first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky's score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa's royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov
Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (Encore)
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and..read more
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers. First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess.

The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.

The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.

Royal Ballet: Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III - Encore
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world..read more
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage
Royal Ballet: Coppélia - Encore
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and..read more
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family
Royal Ballet: Marston & Scarlett (World Premieres) - Encore
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her..read more
Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni - Encore
Runtime: 210mins   Rating: LIVE
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger, and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging..read more
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger, and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.
Royal Opera: Fidelio - Encore
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by..read more
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Royal Opera: La Bohème - Encore
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias,..read more
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.
The Angry Birds Movie 2
Runtime: 97mins   Rating: U
A hilarious all-star cast of new and returning talent are brought together as the flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next..read more
A hilarious all-star cast of new and returning talent are brought together as the flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level.
The Goldfinch
Rating: TBC
Thirteen year old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and, confused, in the..read more
Thirteen year old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and, confused, in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch. The movie follows his life following this turn of events and the loss of his mother.
The Kitchen
Runtime: 102mins   Rating: 15
The gritty, female-driven mob drama "The Kitchen," from New Line Cinema and BRON Creative, is written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for the..read more
The gritty, female-driven mob drama "The Kitchen," from New Line Cinema and BRON Creative, is written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for the original screenplay for "Straight Outta Compton." "The Kitchen" stars Melissa McCarthy ("Bridesmaids"), Tiffany Haddish ("Girls Trip") and Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale") as three 1978 Hell's Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands—proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition…literally.
Toy Story 4
Runtime: 100mins   Rating: U
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new..read more
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
Vita and Virginia
Runtime: 110mins   Rating: 12A
It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia..read more
It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.


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SHALL WE DANCE... WITH ANDRE RIEU AT THE REX?

 

André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance? - Encore

Runtime: 145 mins

SUNDAY, 28 JULY AT 3PM PROMPT

Synopsis

André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.  And we are pleased to announce you can see this one at the Rex...

This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’ You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance. Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of The Rex. Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience.

Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises.

The Rex bar will be open and drinks may be taken into the auditorium.

Shall we dance?

 

 

 


Woodstock... coming to the Rex!

A unique, one-off event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the world's most remarkable music events in history...


Woodstock

Runtime: 184 mins

Release Date: 30/04/2013

Genre: Documentary

Key Cast: Richie Havens, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, The Who

Director: Michael Wadleigh


Synopsis

Three days of peace, music and love. Directed by Michael Wadleigh and edited by Martin Scorsese 'Woodstock' takes an intimate look at the historic Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, featuring historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers not to mention a spellbinding collection of live performances. All sides of the experience are captured, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000. The spirit of the time, the sounds of a revolution, a momentous and powerful expression of love and community spirit.