Empire Cinemas announces a sensational late summer line-up of Empire Extra screenings

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Empire Cinemas announces a sensational late summer line-up of Empire Extra screenings, including:
·         RSC Live 2015: Othello
Empire Cinemas’ Empire Extra programme continues with a thrilling late summer line-up of live theatre, ballet, opera and concert film. August & September’s Empire Extra screenings invite enthusiasts to enjoy screenings of their favourite productions, from the comfort of their local cinema at a fraction of the theatre ticket price. Each month Empire Cinemas offers a diverse range of exciting content and culture for customers beyond the blockbuster and the innovative programme delivers the UK’s best arts direct to the big screen.
Jon Nutton, Marketing Director of Empire Cinemas, said: “August & September sees another fantastic Empire Extra line up from the West End to the far side of the world, in the case of the brilliant Aida on Sydney Harbour. It’s incredibly rewarding to indulge our customers passion for alternative cinema and we look forward to hosting further screenings over the next few months.”
The following will be screened this August & September:
RSC LIVE 2015 – Othello
Released: 26th August 2015
After more than a decade working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Shakespeare’s Othello. He was last seen with us in Faust and Julius Caesar (1996). Hugh will play opposite Lucian Msamati in the role of Iago, returning to the RSC following his role as Pericles in 2006. The production is directed by Iqbal Khan (Much Ado About Nothing, 2012). Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies.
NT Live – The Beaux’ Stratagem
Released: 3rd September 2015
Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar’s wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles, but their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered…
Aida on Sydney Harbour – Opera Australia 2015
Released: 15th September 2015
In Aida, Verdi masterfully pits the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards. There could be no grander setting for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself, awash with the light of the city and the Sydney Opera House silhouetted against the setting sun. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has become a huge part of the cultural landscape, combining all of the things Sydney does best: world-class opera, champagne and fine dining, sunsets and spectacle on the harbour’s edge.
ROH – Romeo and Juliet (Live)
Released: 22nd September 2015
Romeo and Juliet is rich in the swaggering colour of Verona street life and in sword fights and celebrations, but Kenneth MacMillan’s focus is always on the complex emotions of the young lovers – especially on Juliet as she journeys through the delirious happiness of first love to a shocked, adult perception of her fate. Juliet is one of the most coveted of all ballerina roles, and as MacMillan’s ballet enters its 50th year it resonates as deeply with audiences today as when it was first seen half a century ago.
NT Live – Coriolanus (Encore)
Released: 24th September 2015
Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse) in the title role, directed by theDonmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus, but he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.
Roger Waters the Wall
Released: 29th September 2015
Ticket link: http://bit.ly/1HQ4ekC
Roger Waters, co-founder and primary songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters the Wall, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the ground-breaking concept album, Roger Waters the Wall could be called a concept film: it’s a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined  with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout  his life due to war. 
For further ticketing information visit www.EmpireCinemas.co.uk or call 08714 714 714.