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With our screening of Skylight less than two weeks away, and with packed houses for Monty Python this weekend, we’ve added more Event Cinema showings over the next few months.

Skylight stars Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan in a play that’s received wild four and five star reviews from the press, and has completely sold out it’s live West End run. We’re showing it on Thursday 31st July at 7pm and although it won’t be ‘live’ it’ll still be an amazing and immersive experience.

Monty Python are making their final-ever performances at the O2 in London this week and we’ll be showing the last night live on Sunday, with a repeat screening on Monday. The Sunday showing is almost full, but there is still room for Monday. It’s going to look great on the big screen and we’ll have subtitles for the songs so you can sing along with Bruce’s Philosophers Song, Spam, and – of course – Always Look On The Bright Side of Life.

In September, our first Royal Shakespeare Company broadcast takes place, with the comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. You can watch a trailer here. Our next RSC screenings are Love’s Labours Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (better known as Much Ado About Nothing) which have been re-imagined as taking place either side of World War I.

The Young Vic’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire is on Tuesday 16th September and stars Gillian Anderson as Blanche Dubois, who is in a downward spiral that brings her face to face with brutal unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. This is the fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, and will be broadcast live from the West End.

Our National Theatre Live line-up continues with classic revenge play Medea (live), and Danny Boyle’s acclaimed 2011 production of Frankenstein. Modern-day TV Sherlocks Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller took turns to play both the Creature and the Doctor and we’re showing both versions over 2 weekends in November.

Further on, during the Christmas holidays we have physical theatre in the form of JOHN, which is based on true stories and combines movement and spoken word. Strictly for over-18s though!

In January we’ll screening the all-new production of classic swashbuckler Treasure Island live from London, and then running a family-friendly encore showing during the February school holidays.

We are trying to show as many of these events live, but it’s not always possible because of other shows we have booked in or long-planned. However, the HD digital projection, surround sound, and big-screen make it a great experience at any time.

Tickets for most NTLive and RSC Live screenings are £12, with concessions at £10. If you have a current CADOS or Community Cinema Season Ticket you can get in for £8. (Please note current Cinema Season Tickets expire when the new season starts on 14th September). Other screening prices may vary, but we try to give you the best value for money.

Look out for more events being announced soon, along with the full season of films from Chorley Empire Community Cinema (to be the first to find those out, sign up to the cinema newsletter here)