Empire Cinemas announces thrilling line-up of Empire Extra screenings for July

image001 (3)Empire Cinemas announces thrilling line-up of Empire Extra screenings for July, including:

·        English National Opera: Carmen (Live)

·        Andre Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert

·        Royal Shakespeare Company Live 2015: The Merchant Of Venice

Empire Cinemas’ Empire Extra screenings continue this July with an electric line-up of live opera, music, feature films and theatre. Ranging from one of the world’s most popular live acts in Andre Rieu, to enticing opera screenings such as ENO: Carmen and ROH: Guillaume Tell (Live); July’s seven screenings offer Empire Cinemas’ customers a fantastic range of the arts on the big screen.

Every month, the innovative programme delivers the UK’s best theatre, feature films, music, arts and opera straight to the cinema screen, offering a wide range of exciting content for customers beyond the blockbuster.

Jon Nutton, Marketing Director of Empire Cinemas, said: “We are delighted to offer our customers seven eclectic Empire Extra screenings for July – one of our broadest months of opera, music, theatre and feature film offerings to date. The reception for our Empire Extra screenings this year has been superb and we look forward to hosting our customers for July’s excellent line-up.”

The following will be screened this July:

English National Opera: Carmen (Live)

Released 1st July 2015

Ticket link: http://bit.ly/1yWwvUv

Set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe. A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s Carmen. Bizet’s dazzling score evokes all the sounds and sizzling atmosphere of Spain through some of the opera’s most famous melodies, from Carmen’s seductive ‘Habanera’ to the Toreadors’ stirring parade.


Released 3rd July 2015

Ticket link: http://bit.ly/1KkxyR7

From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can. A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. Amy’s huge success resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel.

Royal Opera House: Guillaume Tell (Live)

Released 5th July 2015

Ticket link: http://bit.ly/1dqqFko

Rossini’s Guillaume Tell helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell. Rossini’s score is one of his most outstanding, and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his debut with what promises to be a spectacular and thought-provoking production.


Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead

Released 6th July 2015

Ticket link: http://bit.ly/1B14Tcv

This epic event broadcast from Soldier Field in Chicago will take place nearly 20 years to the day of the last Grateful Dead concert with Jerry Garcia. The four original members — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir — will be joined by renowned musicians Trey Anastasio (Phish and the Trey Anastasio Band), Jeff Chimenti (RatDog, The Dead and Furthur), and multiple GRAMMY®-winner Bruce Hornsby. For one night only, this final concert will be broadcast via satellite worldwide and will be the last time the band will ever play together. The concerts received an overwhelming fan response with more than 500,000 ticket requests received.


NT Live: Everyman

Released 16th July 2015

Ticket link: http://bit.ly/1JyZCkJ

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

Andre Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert

Released 18th July 2015

Ticket link: http://bit.ly/1MqnN3u

Affectionately known as ‘The King of Waltz’, André performs every year in front of thousands of fans set amongst the beautiful medieval backdrop of his beautiful home town of Maastricht, in The Netherlands. The Maastricht concerts are André’s most popular concerts of the year with his most dedicated fans flying from all over the world to see this incredible event live and 2015 is shaping up to be his biggest and most spectacular concert ever to be screened in Empire Cinemas. One of the most popular live acts in the world, André will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.

Royal Shakespeare Company Live 2015: The Merchant of Venice

Released 22nd July 2015

Ticket link: http://bit.ly/1F47hzE

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood. Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeare’s uncompromising tragedy[SO2] .

For further ticketing information visit www.EmpireCinemas.co.uk or call 08714 714 714.