2 Welcome A quartet of wildly different titles front a month of celebration (more on that later) at the Electrics this month. Steve McQueen saw his last film, 12 Years a Slave, scoop a handful of Oscars in 2014 and now returns with the pulsating crime thriller, WIDOWS. Fresh from bringing Gellart Grindelwald to justice, Newt Scamander faces a renewed showdown with his newly escaped nemesis in FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, showing at both sites from Friday 16. The genre-defying, zeitgeist-capturing ASSASSINATION NATION delivers a raucous look at a town uprooted by personal data leaks with brutal consequences. Catch it at Shoreditch from Friday 30. On the same day, Portobello welcomes a new take on a familiar character as Claire Foy steps into the tattooed role of Lisbeth Salander in THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER S WEB. Fifty years ago the Electric Cinema Club was founded, establishing the Electric Portobello as a destination for cinephiles across London. To celebrate this chapter in the history of the Electric, we ll be getting the band back together for a special anniversary event featuring the Cinema Club s founding members on Saturday 3 November. Find more details inside. We re also running guest curated screenings courtesy of the Cinema Club s original programmer, Peter Howden, throughout the month, offering a chance to catch certified classics back on the big screen. Key Electric Portobello Image from Fantastic Beasts: Electric Shoreditch
3 Continuing until Thursday 8 November Bohemian Rhapsody UK/USA m Dir. Bryan Singer With Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Tom Hollander, Aidan Gillen Telling the story of the ultimate showman, the band he would take to dizzying heights and the tragedy that shaped his later years, this look at the life of Freddie Mercury offers a glimpse into the world of one of music s most iconic performers. Chronicling Queen s path to their defining Live Aid concert, this is a foot-stomping, hand-clapping celebration of defying stereotypes and walking your own path. 12A contains moderate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language
4 From Friday 9 November UK/USA m Dir. Steve McQueen With Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Colin Farrell, Carrie Coon, Jon Bernthal, Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Duvall When a group of career criminals are killed on their latest job, the wives they leave behind take matters into their own hands in thrilling style. Steve McQueen teams up with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn for a subversive heist thriller that sees the quartet of widows, left saddled with debt and backed into a corner, resort to desperate measures to find a way out.
5 From Friday 16 November UK/USA m Dir. David Yates With Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Carmen Ejogo Picking up where the last film dropped us off, this fantastical follow-up finds the wizarding world in a time of great peril. With Gellart Grindelwald now free and quickly recruiting others, he is close to enacting a plan that would see the end of all non-wizards. Standing between him and certain doom, Albus Dumbledore and Newt Scamander are forced into dark new places in order to prevail. Screening in 2D and 3D.
6 From Friday 30 November UK/Germany/Sweden/Canada/USA 2018 Running time tbc Dir. Fede Alvarez With Claire Foy, Vicky Krieps, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Volker Bruch Lisbeth Salander has spent the last ten years fighting on behalf of those who cannot. Righting wrongs and battling miscarriages of justice, the computer hacker has dedicated her life to protecting women from the men who harm them. Now, in the new instalment of the bestselling series, she is forced to face her past and finds herself tangled among spies, criminals, and corrupt officials.
7 From Friday 30 November USA m Dir. Sam Levinson With Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Colman Domingo, Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale Salem is a typical small American town, but in amongst the white fences and manicured yards, its locals have become vengeful sociopaths. It started with a hack, exposing a staunchly homophobic Mayor as a hypocrite, and before long half the town s deepest secrets became public, sending the previously sedate neighbourhood into bloody meltdown. This is a story of how four girls fought back. 18 contains strong bloody violence, sexual threat
8 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Electric Cinema Club: the guise in which the Electric Portobello operated in the late 1960s and 1970s, when London s cineastes flocked to the cinema, and the likes of Stephen Frears and Nic Roeg sought inspiration from its ground-breaking programme. To celebrate this landmark episode, we will be welcoming the Club s original members for a screening of a speciallymade documentary, followed by a Q&A chaired by BFI programmer and former Club staffer Geoff Andrew. We round off with a screening of Black Narcissus: a film close to the Electric Cinema Club s heart, and the first in a special series curated by the Club s programmer, Peter Howden read on for more information. Tickets for this event, including the Q&A and both films, are 30, with all proceeds going to the Electric Cinema Club s online archive project.
9 The Electric Cinema Club selects: Sunday 11 November 2pm Sunday 18 November 2pm Sunday 25 November 2pm Performance The Red Shoes The General UK m Dir. Nicolas Roeg, Donald Cammell With Mick Jagger, James Fox, Anita Pallenberg, Michele Breton UK m Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger With Marius Goring, Jean Short, Gordon Littmann, Julia Lang, Bill Shine, Anton Walbrook, Austin Trevor Chas is a gangster seeking shelter in which to lie low. Tucker is a reclusive rock star struggling for inspiration. As their paths cross in a Notting Hill flat, Chas has his eyes opened to a new and bohemian lifestyle as Mick Jagger s Tucker aided by hallucinogenic hedonism begins to blur the lines of reality and fantasy. ECC programmer Peter Howden: The quintessential 1960s/70s Notting Hill movie - sex, drugs, rock n roll included - and unsurprisingly a perennial Electric audience favourite. The real Powis Square is a few minutes walk away from the cinema. Torn between the love of a man and her love of dancing, ballerina Victoria Page faces an impossible decision. Under the strict guidance of the renowned Boris Lermontov, Victoria s talents flourish but her romantic distractions are swiftly rebuked, in this stately golden age classic. The Electric regularly presented the then underappreciated brilliance of the writing/producing & directing team of Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger to a new generation of cineastes. The first book to be published in the UK on their work was dedicated to the Electric. PH USA m Dir. Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton With Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley In arguably Buster Keaton s most recognised film, the silent star goes behind enemy lines in order to rescue his twin loves; his sweetheart Annabelle and his beloved train, The General. As the Civil War breaks out and Union spies hatch a plan to steal engineer Johnnie Gray s train unaware Annabelle s on board Keaton jumps into action in exuberant slapstick fashion. The brilliance of comedy genius Buster Keaton was celebrated many times at the Electric, not least in a summer retrospective of all his silent feature films. The General was also the very last film to be shown at the Electric on its closing night. PH
10 Enjoy special rates on Electric Sundays. Sunday 4 November 2.45pm Sunday 18 November 2.30pm Sunday 4 November 2pm Portobello Sunday 11 November 2.30pm Shoreditch Crazy Rich Asians The Rider The Gospel According to André USA m Dir. Chloé Zhao With Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Cat Clifford USA m Dir. Kate Novack With André Leon Talley, Naomi Campbell, Sean Diddy Combs, Divine, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour USA m Dir. John M. Chu With Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina Welcome to the world of the wealthy. Arriving in Singapore to attend a wedding, New Yorker Rachel is about to meet her boyfriend s impossibly rich family for the first time. Discovering that partner Nick is famous across Asia and, in fact, the continent s most eligible bachelor, Rachel faces a battle against family, tradition, and jealous onlookers to prove to everyone that she belongs. 12A contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex references On the surface THE RIDER is a modern cowboy yarn, but underneath simmers a bold exploration of youth and young manhood in America s rural heartland. After Brody Blackburn suffers a head injury that leaves him unable to ride broncos a pastime he s dedicated his life to he goes in search of answers, in the hope of finding a new direction to attach himself to. Entering a fashion world ruled by slightly built white men and women, André Leon Talley certainly stood out from the crowd. But then standing out from the crowd is something he s been doing all his life. This documentary traces how Talley defiantly established himself as a noteworthy presence in the industry, and an inspiration to countless others. 12A contains moderate sex references, language, references to discrimination
11 Sunday 25 November 2.30pm Venom Exclusive screenings for Electric House, Shoreditch House and Every House members. Members Preview tickets will be available to book online from 9am, 48 hours before the screenings and can be collected from the Box Office on the day. The Box Office will call to confirm your attendance the day before the screening. Each member is entitled to bring one guest only. Saturday 3 November 12pm Shoreditch Sunday 11 November 10am Portobello 3 Days in Quiberon USA m Dir. Ruben Fleischer With Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Jenny Slate, Riz Ahmed Somewhere between hero and villain lies Venom, Marvel s darkest and most complex creation yet. Journalist Eddie Brock becomes the unwilling host for this powerful parasite after a trip to a shady science lab lands him with a lethal alter ego. Forced to balance his new super strength with Venom s increased bloodlust, Eddie soon channels his powers to fight an even bigger threat. Germany/Austria/France m Subtitles Dir. Emily Atef With Marie Baumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Denis Lavant, Charly Hubner Set over the course of an extended magazine interview, this biopic about German actress Romy Schneider invites us to look at a star at their most vulnerable. Recuperating in rehab, Schneider agreed to what would become her final interview, the basis of which forms this moving portrait of an actress battling her own demons and position in life. Courtesy of Modern Films
12 Saturday 17 November 11.30am Shoreditch Sunday 18 November 10am Portobello Sunday 4 November 10am Portobello Saturday 10 November 11.30am Shoreditch Shoplifters Suspiria Italy/USA m Dir. Luca Guadagnino With Chlöe Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Angela Winkler Fresh from his summer romance, Call Me by Your Name, Luca Guadagnino changes tack to deliver a sumptuous remake of the cult 70s horror. A new entrant into a revered dance school quickly realises that all is not what it seems. Among the marbled halls and mirrored rooms, a dark presence engulfs all inside it, in a maddening and sinister journey into the human psyche. 18 contains strong bloody violence, injury detail Courtesy of MUBI Japan m Subtitles Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda With Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Sosuke Ikematsu, Mayu Matsuoka In an affecting take on the family dynamic, the arrival of a seemingly abandoned girl brings with it revelations that will see a household quickly unravel. As the eldest and youngest members of the family embark on light-fingered shopping sprees and others take demeaning jobs to make ends meet, SHOPLIFTERS peels back the layers of the family unit and explores the bonds that tie us together. Courtesy of Thunderbird Releasing
13 Saturday 24 November 12pm Three Identical Strangers Sunday 25 November 10am Disobedience On production of a valid membership card, Electric House, Shoreditch House and Every House members receive two free tickets to our Kids Club screenings. Additional tickets can be purchased at 8 each. Saturday 3 November 9.30am A Stork s Journey Sunday 4 November 12pm Thunderbirds Are Go UK m Dir. Tim Wardle With Eddy Galland, David Kellman, Robert Shafran In a story so bizarre it can only be true, this mind-boggling documentary brings to light a curious case of reunited triplets. In 1980 Bobby Shafran was introduced to his exact replica, someone he d never met before but bore his likeness in every detail. As the story grew and a third member joined the new sibling unit, the truth, unfolding with jaw-dropping twists and revelations, had alarmingly dark roots. 12A contains suicide references UK/Ireland/USA m Dir. Sebastian Lelio With Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Anton Lesser, Alessandro Nivola As Ronit returns to the home and community that shunned her decades ago, old passions are reignited and new dilemmas presented. This delicately handled drama sees a family loss and a reignited flame act as the catalyst for further upheaval in an exploration of forbidden love and religious obligation. Courtesy of Curzon Germany/Belgium/Luxembourg/ USA m Dir. Toby Genkel, Reza Memari Voices of Drake Bell, Justine Carter Cathcart, Jane Lynch Orphaned at a young age and raised by a family of storks, it comes as a surprise to teenage Richard to discover he is, in fact, a sparrow. Unable to join the others for their migration south, a determined Richard tries to prove his stork credentials by making the trip himself with the help of an eccentric owl and a disco-singing parakeet. UK m Dir. David Lane Voices of Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Alexander Davion, David Graham, Paul Maxwell, Shane Rimmer Get ready for lift-off, we re flying into Tracy Island to touch down with The Thunderbirds. Asked to help oversee security and lend some assistance to a planned mission to Mars, the Tracy family are quickly called into action after it s discovered that someone s trying to derail the flight. Courtesy of Dogwoof
14 Saturday 10 November 9.30am Portobello Sunday 18 November 12pm Shoreditch Sunday 11 November 12pm Saturday 17 November 9.30am Portobello Sunday 26 November 12pm Shoreditch Saturday 25 November 9.30am The Gruffalo Triple Bill Finding Dory Smallfoot Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween UK 2009/2011/ m Dir. Max Lang, Jakob Schuh/ Uwe Heidschotter, Johannes Weiland/ Jan Lachauer USA m Dir. Angus MacLane, Andrew Stanton Voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Idris Elba, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader, Dominic West, Diane Keaton USA m Dir. Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig Voices of Channing Tatum, James Cordon, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez USA m Dir. Ari Sandel With Jack Black, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor Watch three enchanting animations for the price of one with a trio of adaptations from beloved children s author, Julia Donaldson. Take in the wondrous woodland world of The Gruffalo and enjoy some animal-friendly witchcraft in Room on the Broom as we celebrate some of the most popular children s books of recent years. Thirteen years after young clown fish Nemo went missing, there s another case of wondering wildlife. Friendly but forgetful Dory embarks on a journey of self-discovery to track down her parents not an easy task with a bad case of short-term memory loss. Helped along the way with a returning cast of colourful characters, Dory s search leads her to the Marine Life Institute and a whole new world of sea life. If humans are sceptical about the existence of yetis, then they just as doubtful of ours. So much so that it s passed into their ancient guiding rules. That is until one day, Migo, a typically optimistic yeti, leaves his happily content community and comes face to face with one a real life smallfoot! Now if he could only convince his elders that they re real After seeing his dark and dangerous Goosebumps characters come to life, author R.L. Stine is taking extra precautions to ensure his most haunted creation is securely locked away where no-one will find it. At least that s what he thinks. On Halloween, two young friends uncover the book and accidentally unleash a new threat on the town. PG contains frequent scary scenes
15 Electric Scream! screenings, for parents and carers and their babies under one year old, take place on Monday mornings (except on bank holidays) at Portobello and on Thursday mornings at Shoreditch. Included in the ticket price is a tea or coffee and a slice of cake. Electric Access screenings for the sensorily impaired (and students) take place on Monday afternoons (except bank holidays) at the Electric Portobello. Monday 5 November 11am Portobello Thursday 8 November 11am Shoreditch Crazy Rich Asians Monday 12 November 11am Portobello Thursday 15 November 11am Shoreditch Widows Monday 19 November 11am Portobello Thursday 22 November 11am Shoreditch Fantastic Beasts: Monday 26 November 11am Johnny English Strikes Again Monday 5 November 2.30pm Crazy Rich Asians Monday 12 November 2.30pm Widows Monday 19 November 2.30pm Fantastic Beasts: Monday 26 November 2.30pm Johnny English Strikes Again Thursday 29 November 11am Venom
16 Thu 1 F Bohemian Rhapsody 5.45pm, 9.15pm Fri 2 F Bohemian Rhapsody 5.45pm, 9.15pm Sat 3 F Bohemian Rhapsody 5.30pm, 9pm SE The True Story of the Electric Cinema Club Electric Cinema Portobello KEY F: Features KC: Kids Club MP: Members Previews ES: Electric Sundays EA: Electric Access ES!: Electric Scream! SE: Special Event 12.00pm KC A Stork's Journey 9.30am Sun 4 F Bohemian Rhapsody 5.00pm, 8.30pm ES Crazy Rich Asians 2.00pm MP Suspiria 10.00am Mon 5 F Bohemian Rhapsody 5.45pm, 9.15pm EA Crazy Rich Asians 2.30pm ES! Crazy Rich Asians 11.00am Fri 16 F Fantastic Beasts: Sat 17 F Fantastic Beasts: 2.15pm 2D, 5.45pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D 2.00pm 2D, 5.30pm 3D, 9.00pm 2D KC Smallfoot 9.30am Sun 18 F Fantastic Beasts: ES The Electric Cinema Club selects: The Red Shoes 5.00pm 2D, 8.30pm 2D 2.00pm MP Shoplifters 10.00am Mon 19 F Fantastic Beasts: EA ES! Fantastic Beasts: Fantastic Beasts: Tue 20 F Fantastic Beasts: Wed 21 Thu 22 F Fantastic Beasts: 5.45pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D 2.30pm 2D 11.00am 2D 5.45pm 2D, 9.15pm 3D 5.45pm 2D, 9.15pm 3D Tue 6 F Bohemian Rhapsody 5.45pm, 9.15pm Wed 7 F Bohemian Rhapsody 5.45pm, 9.15pm Thu 8 F Bohemian Rhapsody 5.45pm, 9.15pm Fri 23 F Fantastic Beasts: Sat 24 F Fantastic Beasts: 2.15pm 2D, 5.45pm 3D, 9.15pm 2D 2.00pm 2D, 5.30pm 2D, 9.00pm 2D Fri 9 F Widows 5.45pm, 9.15pm Sat 10 F Widows 2.00pm, 5.30pm, 9.00pm KC The Gruffalo + The Gruffalo's Child + Room on the Broom 9.30am Sun 11 F Widows 5.00pm, 8.30pm ES The Electric Cinema Club selects: Performance 2.00pm MP 3 Days in Quiberon 10.00am Mon 12 F Widows 5.45pm, 9.15pm EA Widows 2.30pm ES! Widows 11.00am Tue 13 F Widows 5.45pm, 9.15pm Wed 14 F Widows 5.45pm, 9.15pm Thu 15 F Widows 5.45pm, 9.15pm KC Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween 9.30am Sun 25 F Fantastic Beasts: ES The Electric Cinema Club selects: The General 5.00pm 3D, 8.30pm 2D 2.00pm MP Disobedience 10.00am Mon 26 F Fantastic Beasts: Tue 27 Thu pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D EA Johnny English Strikes Again 2.30pm ES! Johnny English Strikes Again 11.00am F Fantastic Beasts: 5.45pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D Fri 30 F The Girl in the Spider's Web 9.15pm F Fantastic Beasts: 5.45pm
17 KEY F: Features MP: Members Previews ES: Electric Sundays ES!: Electric Scream! KC: Kids Club Thu 1 F Bohemian Rhapsody 6.00pm, 9.15pm ES! Bohemian Rhapsody 11.00am Fri 2 F Bohemian Rhapsody 6.00pm, 9.15pm Sat 3 F Bohemian Rhapsody 2.30pm, 5.45pm, 9pm MP 3 Days in Quiberon 12pm Sun 4 F Bohemian Rhapsody 5.15pm, 8.30pm ES The Rider 2.45pm KC Thunderbirds Are Go! 12:00pm Mon 5 F Bohemian Rhapsody 6.00pm, 9.15pm Tue 6 F Bohemian Rhapsody 6.00pm, 9.15pm Wed 7 F Bohemian Rhapsody 6.00pm, 9.15pm Thu 8 F Bohemian Rhapsody 6.00pm, 9.15pm ES! Crazy Rich Asians 11.00am Fri 9 F Widows 6.15pm, 9.15pm Sat 10 F Widows 3.00pm, 6.00pm, 9.00pm MP Suspiria 11.30am Sun 11 F Widows 5.15pm, 8.15pm ES Crazy Rich Asians 2.30pm KC Finding Dory 12.00pm Mon 12 F Widows 6.15pm, 9.15pm Tue 13 F Widows 6.15pm, 9.15pm Wed 14 F Widows 6.15pm, 9.15pm Thu 15 F Widows 6.15pm, 9.15pm ES! Widows 11.00am Fri 16 F Fantastic Beasts: Electric Cinema Shoreditch 2.45pm 2D, 6.00pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D Sat 17 F Fantastic Beasts: 2.30pm 3D, 5.45pm 2D, 9.00pm 2D MP Shoplifters 11.30am Sun 18 F Fantastic Beasts: 5.00pm 2D, 8.15pm 2D ES The Gospel According to Andre 2.30pm KC The Gruffalo + The Gruffalo's Child + Room on the Broom Mon 19 F Fantastic Beasts: Tue 20 F Fantastic Beasts: Wed 21 F Fantastic Beasts: Thu 22 F Fantastic Beasts: ES! Fantastic Beasts: Fri 23 F Fantastic Beasts: Sat 24 F Fantastic Beasts: 12:00pm 6.00pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D 6.00pm 3D, 9.15pm 2D 6.00pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D 6.00pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D 11.00am 2.45pm 2D, 6.00pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D 2.30pm 2D, 5.45pm 2D, 9.00pm 2D MP Three Identical Strangers 12.00pm Sun 25 F Fantastic Beasts: 5.15pm 3D 8.30pm 2D ES Venom 2.30pm KC Smallfoot 12:00pm Mon 26 F Fantastic Beasts: Tue 27 F Fantastic Beasts: Wed 28 F Fantastic Beasts: Thu 29 F Fantastic Beasts: 6.00pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D 6.00pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D 6.00pm 3D, 9.15pm 2D 6.00pm 2D, 9.15pm 2D ES! Venom 11.00am Fri 30 F The Girl in the Spider's Web 9.00pm F Assassination Nation 6.30pm
18 The Nutcracker live from the Royal Opera House The Old Man & the Gun Creed 2 Aquaman Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse Mary Poppins Returns The programme details are correct at time of going to press. However, we reserve the right to cancel or alter the advertised programme. For up-to-the-minute times visit our website at electriccinema.co.uk where you can also join our ing list to receive weekly programme updates. You can book online for feature screenings, please visit the website to book your seats.all tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Please check your tickets at time of purchase as mistakes cannot be rectified later. Latecomers can spoil the enjoyment of others and are therefore only admitted at the manager s discretion 15 minutes after the feature starts. An infrared transmitter is fitted in the auditorium for the hard of hearing. The cinema is accessible to wheelchair users. Please call in advance where possible. The box office is open from 9am daily (10am on Sundays) until 8.30pm. Telephone bookings cannot be accepted less than one hour before the performance time. If you d like our weekly programme delivered straight to your inbox, sign up to our weekly newsletter via the website. Ticket Type Armchairs Portobello Armchairs Shoreditch Front Row Beds (For 2) Portobello Front Row Armchair Shoreditch Back Row Sofas (For 2) Portobello Tuesday Sunday Monday / Access + Scream! Electric Sundays Children (14 < under) Kids Club (children + accompanying adults) * Tuesday Sunday (Members) U27 Members (Mondays) Angled View Armchair Shoreditch Programme designed by Mwmcreative with illustrations by Edward Wood (Beach.Design).
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