Opening Times:

        Wednesday - Friday 12AM-9PM

        Saturday 11AM-9PM

        Sunday 11AM-4PM

Because Kino-Teatr is following Covid tier 2 guidelines, the capacity for the auditorium is reduced by 50%. Customers are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Limited seating is available in pairs, as well as for individuals. Customers are advised to bring their own masks. Visors are also available to purchase. Hand sanitizer and socially distanced seating and tables have been installed. We reserve the right to perform temperature checks on anyone displaying Covid symptoms and to refuse admission.


US/UK 1982, U, 134Mins – Comedy, Music, Romance


A 1982 British-American musical comedy directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras and John Rhys-Davies. The film was scored by Henry Mancini and later adapted in 1995 as a Broadway musical. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Score. It is a remake of the 1933 German film Viktor und Viktoria.

Friday December 4th at 7.30pm

£10/ £9 concessions/ £8 Under 16s

Journey to the Sea (a two act live music performance)

Classical & contemporary songs reflecting on the irresistible draw of the sea!


Sung, performed and narrated by Chiara Vinci (soprano) and Anthony Flaum (tenor) with live piano accompaniment from Elizabeth Rowe.


Chiara Vinci (soprano) - shortlisted in 2017 for Best Female Opera Singer by the Wales Theatre Awards, Chiara is a French-Italian soprano, whose most recent roles include Calisto, in La Calisto, (Longborough Festival Opera) and Giulietta in Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi, (Grimeborn Festival). Chiara had performed at Kino-Teatr in the Leonard Bernstein' s opera Trouble in Tahiti and the musical Paris Snow (2017).


Anthony Flaum (tenor) - graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio, he has sung principal roles for many of the UK’s leading opera houses including English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Grange Park Opera and Buxton Opera Festival amongst others. Most recently, he performed in the world première of Pandora’s Box for The Opera Story (South London).

Saturday December 5th at 7.30pm & Sunday December 6th at 3pm

£15/ £14 concessions/ £12 under 16s

Coffee Concert: Acappella Bellas

The Acappella Bellas perform songs from the folk traditions of Bulgaria, Georgia and beyond, with haunting harmonies that are soothing and smooth, spiky and exciting.

Sunday December 6th at 11am

£12 includes coffee and mince pie

A Gentle Creature

A one act live theatre adaptation of Feodor Dostoyevsky's short story A Gentle Creature.  An IOTA production (Poland), it is narrated and performed by Zbigniew Waszkielewicz (actor and director) and Katarzyna Boronowska (a dancer and physical theatre actress).


Music by Bogdan Mizersky

Choreography by Victoria Fox-Markiewicz

Visual projection by Olga Mamonova & Eddie Knight


In Polish with English subtitles

Wednesday December 9th at 3pm & Thursday December 10th at 7.30pm

£12/ £10 Concessions


UK 2020, 12A, 99Mins – Drama, Romance, War


A 2020 drama written and directed by Jessica Swale. It stars Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Siân Phillips, Penelope Wilton and Tom Courtenay.


The film stars Arterton as a reclusive writer who is forced to bond with a young boy who has been entrusted to her care after the London Blitz.

Wednesday December 9th at 7.30pm & Saturday December 12th at 3pm

£10/ £9 concessions/ £8 Under 16s

Near Jazz Experience + Steve Finnerty + Jem Moore

The Near Jazz Experience return accompanied by Steve Finnerty (Alabama 3, Junk Deluxe). Also Jem Moore will be performing The Mask of Anarchy.


‘The Near Jazz Experience deliver brass-led instrumental improvisations with a free approach, on their debut album Afloat. From blues to afrobeat and some funky electronica, inspirations fuse in vibrant and innovative arrangements; prepare your ears for Hendrix jazzification on a rebirthing of Voodoo Child…Two-parts Higsons (Terry Edwards; alto and tenor sax, and Simon Charterton; drums) and one-part Madness (Mark Bedford; bass), set sail aboard The Near Jazz Experience’ -  Louder than War


‘The sound of three musicians delighting in their synergy, and relishing the unknown' - London Evening Standard

Friday December 11th at 7.30pm



Italy 1966, 18, 111mins - Drama, Mystery, Thriller


Blowup is a 1966 mystery thriller directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, his first entirely English-language film. It stars David Hemmings as a London fashion photographer who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film. The film also stars Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle, Jane Birkin, as well as 1960s model Veruschka.


Set within the 1960s Swinging London, the film's music was scored by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, while rock group the Yardbirds also feature. In 2012, Blowup was ranked No. 144 in the Sight & Sound critics' poll of the world's greatest films.


'The London of Blow-Up seemed to be full of secrets just waiting to be discovered, of beautiful and creative young people at the centre of the cultural universe’ The Guardian

Saturday December 12th at 7.30pm 

£10/ £9 concessions

Coffee Concert: Abi Heath (clarinet) & Fraser Bowles (cello)

Suite off Pist - Svante Henryson

Pres-ent (mvt 1)- Efrain Amaya

Disoc Toccata - Guillaume Connesson

A selection of Scandinavian Christmas music 

and some arrangements of traditional carols!

Sunday December 13th at 11am

£12 includes coffee and mince pie

Live music in the Gallery - Afrit Nebula

A trio whose adventurous, original music is influenced by avant-jazz, rock, Middle Eastern and Afro-Cuban styles, AFRIT NEBULA features Elaine Edwards (saxes, flute, keyboard), Ken Edwards (bass guitar, vocals), and Jamie Harris (percussion, vocals).

Free Event in the Gallery

pic: Mark French

Sunday December 13th at 12 midday


Cinema Paradiso

Italy 1988, PG, 155Mins - Drama


A 1988 Italian drama written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, inspired by the story of the Protti family, who have owned a movie theatre in Mantua, Italy, since 1904. It tells the story of a filmmaker recalling his childhood when falling in love with the movies at his home village and friendship with the cinema's projectionist.


Produced by Franco Cristaldi and Giovanna Romagnoli, while the music score was composed by Ennio Morricone. It was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Wednesday December 16th at 3pm & 7.30pm 

£10/ £9 concessions/ £8 Under 16s

Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

UK 2020, 15, 124Mins - Documentary


Directed by Julian Temple, this is a celebration of Irish/English punk poet Shane MacGowan (born Christmas Day 1957), composer and lead singer with The Pogues, combining unpublished archive and family footage with animation.


'The documentary details Shane’s explosive existence from his early days growing up in Ireland, to time spent on the mean streets of London and embracing the punk scene, to forming The Pogues. We discover MacGowan’s passions, humour and deep knowledge of music, history, spirituality and popular culture' - Empire

Thursday December 17th at 7.30pm, Friday December 18th at 7.30pm & Saturday December 19th at 3pm

£10/ £9 concessions/ £8 Under 16s

Sarah Jane Morris and the Trio of Enormous Love

Sarah Jane Morris with Tony Remy, Mike Willis and Otis Coulter.

Saturday December 19th at 7.30pm


Coffee Concert: Ellie Blackshaw, Paul Gregory, Yoko Ono RESCHEDULED FROM NOV 29

Yoko Ono - piano, Ellie Blackshaw - violin, Paul Gregory – cello.

Music by Mozart, Howard Blake and Piazzolla.

The Brighton based classical trio will be performing at the Kino-Teatr Coffee Concert for the first time.

Sunday December 20th at 11am

£12 includes coffee and mince pie


US 1982, 15, 110Mins 


Diner is a witty and biting 1982 American comedy drama set in Baltimore over the Christmas period in 1959. Written and directed by Barry Levinson (who later directed Good Morning, Vietnam and Rain Man for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), Diner was his ground breaking debut, the first of his Baltimore films set in his hometown during the 1940s-1960s. It stars Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Paul Reiser, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly and Ellen Barkin.


This now cult film explores the changing relationships among a group of friends through what is mostly a series of vignettes rather than a traditional narrative, with Levinson encouraging improvisation among his cast to capture realistic camaraderie.

Sunday December 20th at 3pm 

£10/ £9 concessions/ £8 Under 16s

Coffee Concert (& Tea Concert): Yekaterina Lebedeva (piano) & Lesley Shrigley-Jones (cello) RESCHEDULED FROM NOV 22

From Impressionism to Realism: Debussy, Ravel, Balakirev, Rachmaninov, Schnittke.

Two performances - please ensure you purchase tickets for the correct show

Sunday February 7th at 11am & 3pm

£12 includes coffee and croissant (3pm tea and cake)

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