THE DUKE


MAY 13–19, 2022
DAILY (except Wednesday) AT 4:15 & 6:20
WEDNESDAY AT 4:15




THE DUKE is set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world and in so doing saved his son and his marriage.

Directed by Roger Michell
Rated R
Running time 96 minutes
FIREBIRD


MAY 13–17, 2022
FRIDAY–TUESDAY AT 8:20




Based on a true story during the Cold War, FIREBIRD is a passionate love story set against the backdrop of an Air Force base in occupied Estonia during late 1970’s Communist rule. Sergey (Tom Prior), a soulful, young soldier who dreams of becoming an actor in Moscow, is counting the days until his military service ends. His life is turned upside down when he locks eyes with Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii), a sexy, enigmatic ace fighter pilot newly assigned to his base. Driven by their undeniable attraction, Sergey and Roman navigate the precarious line between love and friendship at a time when Soviet men in uniform caught having a sexual affair was met with the severest punishment. As their friendship grows into love, the men risk their freedom and their lives to be together in the face of an all-seeing Communist regime.

Directed by Peeter Rebane
Rated R
Running time 107 minutes
DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA


MAY 18, 2022
WEDNESDAY AT 7:00




From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

Directed by Simon Curtis
Rated PG
Running time 125 minutes








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