Kino-Teatr reopens on Saturday 22nd May
Coming soon: The Oscars at Kino-Teatr

Simon&thePope with Anthony Moore
Free music in the Kino-Teatr gallery

Simon&thePope return to the upstairs gallery with their hypnotic ambient drum and bass and spoken word grooves, this time accompanied by Anthony Moore. Anthony is a British experimental music composer, performer and producer who has recently moved from France to St Leonards. He was a founding member of the band Slapp Happy, worked with Henry Cow and has made a number of solo albums, including Flying Doesn't Help (1979) and World Service (1981). As a lyricist, Moore has collaborated with Pink Floyd on two of their albums: A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994).

Saturday May 22nd at 2pm


Nomadland (The Oscars at Kino-Teatr)
US 2020, 12A, 107 minutes, Drama

Winner of the Best Picture and Best Director at the 2021 Oscars, Nomadland is based on the book Nomadland: Surviving America In The Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder and stars two-time Academy Award winner Frances McDormand (Fargo, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and David Strathairn (Good Night, And Good Luck).


Nomadland centres on Fern (McDormand) who, following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road, exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.


'Gentle, compassionate, questioning film about the American soul. With artistry and grace, Zhao folds nonprofessionals into an imagined story built around a cheerful, resourceful, middle-aged woman played by Frances McDormand. This quiet, self-effacing performance may be the best of her career so far'★★★★★ The Guardian

Saturday May 22nd at 4pm & 7.30pm

Sunday May 23rd at 2pm

£10 /£9 concessions /£8 under 16s

Minari (The Oscars at Kino-Teatr)
US 2020, PG-12, 115Mins, Drama

A 2020 American drama directed by Lee Isaac Chung starring Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri and Will Patton. A semi-autobiographical take on Chung's upbringing, the plot follows a family of South Korean immigrants who try to make it in the rural United States during the 1980s.


The film received critical acclaim, with many declaring it one of the best films of 2020. It earned six nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Yeun), and Best Supporting Actress (Youn), with Youn winning for her performance, making her the first Korean to win an Academy Award for acting.


Minari also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Wednesday May 26th at 7.30pm

Thursday May 27th at 3pm & 7.30pm

Saturday May 29th at 4pm

£10 /£9 concessions /£8 under 16s

Sound of Metal (The Oscars at Kino-Teatr)
US 2019, 15, 120Mins, Drama, Music

A six time nominee at the 93rd Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Sound and Best Film Editing, and the winner of the latter two, Sound of Metal is a 2019 American drama directed and co-written by Darius Marder. It stars Riz Ahmed as a metal drummer who loses his hearing.


‘Riz Ahmed gives a career-best performance in an astonishing drama that’s rooted in reality and fully captioned for all’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Friday May 28th at 3pm & 7.30pm

Saturday May 29th at 7.30pm

£10 /£9 concessions /£8 under 16s

Coffee / Tea Concert: Grand Tango

Yekaterina Lebedeva (piano), Lesley Shrigley-Jones (cello)

Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Balakiriev, Arvo Pärt, Piazzolla 

Sunday May 30th at 11am & 3pm

£12 includes coffee and croissant

The Near Jazz Experience + Necessary Animals

The Near Jazz Experience return to the Kino-Teatr on Record Store Day to celebrate the release of new mini-album ''Nought to 60''. 

Psyche ambient support comes from Necessary Animals. 


'Higsons' Terry Edwards and Simon Charterton plus Mark Bedford (Madness), NJE fire curveballs over deep grooves. Spirit of Indo and Tizita see Edwards at his multi-sax best, while the kosmiche title track drips discord and danger' Mojo Magazine ★★★★

Saturday June 12th at 7.30pm


Coffee Concert: A Garden of Songs
Women Composers 1890s-1920s

Andrea Vargas Kmecova piano
Patricia Hammond mezzo 

Sunday June 13th at 11am

£12 includes coffee and croissant

Poly Styrene: I am a Cliché

UK 2021, 12A, 89Mins, Documentary

Special screening and Q&A with Poly Styrene’s daughter/ film co-director Celeste Bell

Poly Styrene was the first woman of colour in the UK to front a successful rock band. She introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, postmodernism, and everything she saw unfolding in late 1970s Britain, with a rare prescience. As the frontwoman of X-Ray Spex, the Anglo-Somali punk musician

was also a key inspiration for the riot grrrl and Afropunk movements.


But the late punk maverick didn’t just leave behind an immense cultural footprint. She was survived by a daughter, Celeste Bell, who became the unwitting guardian of her mother’s legacy and her mother’s demons. Misogyny, racism, and mental illness plagued Poly’s life, while their lasting trauma scarred Celeste’s childhood and the pair’s relationship.


Featuring unseen archive material and rare diary entries narrated by Oscar-nominee Ruth Negga, this documentary follows Celeste as she examines her mother’s unopened artistic archive and traverses three continents to better understand Poly the icon and Poly the mother.

Saturday July 3rd at 7.30pm

£10 / £9 Concessions / £8 Under 16s

The Bavard Bar

Tim Bavard returns to Kino-Teatr with the full crew, speakers and regular Bavardian fun and games.

“A delightful blend of TED, comedy and Radio 4. Sort of."

Wednesday July 21st at 7.30pm


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