Academy Award nominee: Best Cinematography!
A love story set in and around an old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s.
Starring Academy Award winner Olivia Coleman, and Colin Firth, from the Academy Award winning director of American Beauty, Road To Perdition, and 1917!
4/4 Stars! “exceptional filmmaking…Colman is set for an Oscar nomination, the whole film is awards worthy.” (Showbiz 411)
“The ‘love letter to the movies’ genre is revived in this poignant, wonderfully acted drama about love, life and films…wonderfully shot by Roger Deakins…a sweet, heartfelt, humane movie” (The Guardian)
“captures the magic of moviegoing and the dream world of watching films in a local theater perfectly…exceptionally well-directed and intelligently written” (Niagara Gazette)
“Olivia Colman gives the latest in a string of exceptional performances…Elegantly photographed by cinematographer Roger Deakins…Empire of Light is a beautiful testament to the power of images on a screen” (Aisle Seat)
*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!