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This week at City Screen cinema

2:59pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Discover Tuesdays slot at City Screen, York, will be filled by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Plazza's ingenious Italian art-house gangster movie Salvo (12A) on Tuesday at 6.20pm.

British actor Sam Claflin's hunger for change

York Press: Sam Clafin and Olivia Cooke in The Quiet Ones

12:06pm Thursday 10th April 2014

RISING British star Sam Claflin was walking the red carpet at the premiere of the latest Hammer horror production The Quiet Ones this week – and it won't be the last we see of this busy young actor this year.

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Certificate 12A. 136 mins ****

York Press: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

3:21pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THE Marvel Comics takeover of the universe continues apace with the second Captain America adventure on screen and the Avengers (Assemble) sequel about to go into production.

City Screen York to show The White Ribbon

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1:08pm Thursday 27th March 2014

CITY Screen, York is to show The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke’s cinematic vision of Germany before The Great War, on Sunday at 6.30pm.

Win DVD bundle for The Past

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12:15pm Thursday 27th March 2014

WHAT’S On has teamed up with City Screen, York, to mark tomorrow’s opening of Asghar Farhardi’s latest film, The Past, with a competition.

City Screen marks new film release with Wes Anderson season

York Press: The Grand Budapest Hotel

9:42am Wednesday 12th February 2014

THE wait for Wes Anderson’s much-anticipated all-star caper The Grand Budapest Hotel will end officially on March 7, but before then City Screen, York has arranged a couple of sneak previews for Sunday, March 2.

Talk at screening of The Invisible Woman, City Screen, York, February 22

York Press: The Invisible Woman

4:11pm Thursday 6th February 2014

WRITER, broadcaster and curator Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper will give an introductory talk at the 3pm screening of Ralph Fiennes’s new film, The Invisible Woman, at City Screen, York, on February 22 at 3pm.

Review: Mr Peabody & Sherman - Running time: 92mins Certificate U ***

York Press: Review: Mr Peabody & Sherman -  Running time: 92mins  Certificate U ***

4:07pm Thursday 6th February 2014

FEW movies, let alone animated ones, can claim to offer a history lesson as well as an entertainment. Mr Peabody & Sherman, a father and son story, does just that as it time travels to the French Revolution, Troy and the Italian Renaissance.

Screening to honour Philip Seymour Hoffman

York Press: Philip Seymour Hoffman

11:57am Thursday 6th February 2014

CITY Screen, York, will mark last Sunday’s death of American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman with a 3.45pm charity screening of The Master (15) on Sunday afternoon in aid of Adfam.

Review: Dallas Buyers Club - Running time: 117mins, Certificate 15 ****

York Press: Dallas Buyers Club

11:52am Thursday 6th February 2014

RELEASED outside the awards season, Dallas Buyers Club might have slipped through the net as just another low-budget indie picture. Coming out surrounded by the hoopla and publicity of the Oscars and other awards, the film gets all the attention it deserves.

York to host season of Ingmar Bergman’s classics

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12:14pm Thursday 30th January 2014

CITY Screen, York and the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York are joining together for an Ingmar Bergman season in March.

Grudge Match - Certificate 12A. 113 mins ***

York Press: Grudge Match  - Certificate 12A. 113 mins ***

3:28pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

THIS boxing comedy drama offers the irresistible sight of Jake La Motta and Rocky Balboa slugging it out in the boxing ring as Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro revive memories if not the characters of two of their greatest screen successes.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Certificate 12A. 105 mins ***

York Press: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit  Certicate 12A. 105 mins ***

3:26pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

THERE’S something endearingly old-fashioned about this thriller fashioned from characters in Tom Clancy’s novels.

Coen Brothers’ Sing Out book to be won

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3:24pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

CITY Screen, York, has teamed up with What’s On for a competition to mark tomorrow’s opening of the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis.

Kindertransport film at City Screen for Holocaust Memorial Day

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2:29pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

HOLOCAUST Memorial Day on Sunday will be commemorated with a programme of events around York.

Buster Keaton in The General with live piano accompaniment, Helmsley Arts Centre, February 1

York Press: York street musician and piano teacher Kieran White

9:38am Friday 17th January 2014

YORK composer and pianist Kieran White will accompany the February 1 screening of Buster Keaton’s 1926 silent comedy The General with his amusing, dramatic score at Helmsley Arts Centre.

City Screen round-up

York Press: Marius (12A)

2:43pm Thursday 16th January 2014

CITY Screen, York, resumes its World Cinema Matinees programme with this morning’s screening of the digital re-release of Jazujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story (U).

Parkland (15), at City Screen, York, January 20

York Press: Parkland (15), at City Screen, York, January 20

2:41pm Thursday 16th January 2014

ZAC Efron stars in the Monday Special film, the 2013 American thriller Parkland (15), at City Screen, York, on January 20 at 6.30pm.

Drop-in service to help the homeless

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8:57am Saturday 11th January 2014

THE fight against homelessness will be stepped up in North Yorkshire next week when a new drop-in advice service is launched.

Royle Family’s Ricky Tomlinson to star in supernatural comedy set in York

York Press: Ricky Tomlinson at Literally ... A Bookshop in New Brighton tonight (6.30pm).

7:56am Saturday 11th January 2014

A NEW supernatural comedy starring Royle Family actor Ricky Tomlinson is to be filmed and set in York and the production team are looking for local actors and extras to take part.

Student film-makers in plea for funding

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8:55am Saturday 11th January 2014

Student movie-makers are appealing for financial support as they try to make their North Yorkshire film project a reality.

Another screening for Blue Is The Warmest Colour (18)

York Press: Blue Is The Warmest Colour (18)

2:50pm Thursday 9th January 2014

AFTER its sold-out City Screen debut in the Monday Specials slot earlier this week, Abdellatif Kechiche’s French lesbian love story Blue Is The Warmest Colour (18) will be given another screening at the York cinema on Thursday, January 23 at 8.30pm.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (15) - 1hr 59min‎

York Press: MPRESSED: Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate star in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

2:27pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

Nearly a decade ago, Ron Burgundy was released on an unsuspecting public. Possibly the world’s worst local news TV presenter, he was not an immediate hit, but word spread with the movie and the character becoming a cult favourite.

Boxing Day film bonanza at City Screen cinema

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2:56pm Friday 20th December 2013

CITY Screen, York, closes for only one day in the year – Christmas Day – and then reopens with a Boxing Day bonanza of new films, led by exclusive previews of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Running time: 119 mins Certificate 15 ***

York Press: Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana, Steve Carrell as Brick Tamland, David Koechner as Champ Kind and Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

11:23am Thursday 19th December 2013

Nearly a decade ago, Ron Burgundy was released on an unsuspecting public. Possibly the world’s worst local news TV presenter, he wasn’t an immediate hit, but word spread with the movie and the character becoming a cult favourite.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, City Screen, York, December 15

York Press: Trixie Passion and Darcie Hewitt-Dudding and members of the Anti Arts School, at City Screen, get ready for Sunday’s screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

3:31pm Thursday 12th December 2013

DR SKETCHY’S Anti-Art School have made an appearance in Rocky Horror garb in the Basement at City Screen, York, to highlight the first ever City Screen showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Sunday night.

Muscle Shoals, City Screen, York, December 10

York Press: Documentary about the close-knit town of Muscle Shoals in Alabama, which has faced crushing poverty and tragedy, and is also home of FAME Studios founded by Rick Hall.

3:22pm Monday 9th December 2013

ALABAMA’S Fame Studios, the home of the unique Muscle Shoals soul sound, is the subject of Greg Camalier’s new documentary at City Screen, York, tomorrow evening at 6.15pm.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival looks to next year

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3:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

AESTHETICA Short Film Festival is on the lookout already for Yorkshire film talent for next year’s event in York.

Christmas season at City Screen, York

York Press: Mary Poppins, one of the seasonal films being shown at City Screen

2:59pm Thursday 5th December 2013

CITY Screen, York is celebrating the Christmas season with a series of festive films and satellite ballet, and concert screenings from Monday to December 31.

Review: Saving Mr Banks, Certificate PG, 125 mins ****

York Press: Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Saving Mr Banks

12:49pm Thursday 28th November 2013

IF ONLY she’d stuck to her guns, novelist P L Travers could have prevented Julie Andrews winning an Oscar and spared us the sound of Dick Van Dyke’s demented cockney accent. But no, she said yes to film-making legend Walt Disney and gave him the rights to film her series of books about Mary Poppins.

Screening of Dirty Wars followed by discussion, City Screen, York, December 4

York Press: Jeremy Scahill

12:38pm Thursday 28th November 2013

AFTER stumbling across evidence of a botched secret night-raid in a remote corner of Afghanistan, investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill embarks on a chilling and revelatory journey into the dark underbelly of the ‘war on terror’, as recorded in the film Dirty Wars.

Marilyn Monroe documentary at City Screen, York

York Press: .Marilyn Monroe

3:03pm Thursday 28th November 2013

LIZ Garbus’s new documentary on Marilyn Monroe will be shown at City Screen, York, on Monday evening with the promise of revealing “new facets” of the Hollywood screen goddess.

Review: The Hunger Games - Catching Fire, Running time: 146mins, Certificate12A ****

York Press: Jennifer Lawrence and Stanley Tucci in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

12:52pm Thursday 21st November 2013

THE end of this second instalment of The Hunger Games is a real cliffhanger. It’s testimony to what’s happened over the previous two hours-plus that the final scene annoys, but only because I really wanted to know what happens next.

Review: The Family, Certificate 15, 111 mins ***

York Press: Robert De Niro in The Family

12:50pm Thursday 21st November 2013

THE idea sounds better than the execution. A mob family hides out in France under assumed identities after the father becomes a wanted man for snitching on fellow gangsters. Given that the head of the family is played by Robert De Niro, an actor not unacquainted with mob movies, you hope for more than you get.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival chalks up a record year

York Press: Riz Ahmed in Out Of Darkness, awarded best film in the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York

12:19pm Thursday 21st November 2013

MANJINDER Virk took home the Best of Fest award at the closing night of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York for her film Out Of Darkness.

Film to be shown for Philippines storm appeal

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8:54am Thursday 21st November 2013

City Screen in York will be screening Richard Curtis’s film About Time on Saturday at 11am to raise funds for Plan UK's emergency Philippines appeal.

One Film, One Piano, One Man featuring Buster Keaton in The General, Yorkshire Museum of Farming, November 16

York Press: York street musician and piano teacher Kieran White

11:47am Thursday 14th November 2013

YORK street musician and piano teacher Kieran White is to perform his musical accompaniment to Buster Keaton’s film The General on Saturday night at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton Park, near York.

Filmmakers descend on York for Aesthetica Short Film Festival

York Press: Guests mingle during the Aesthetica Short Film Festival opening night held at the City Screen in York

9:32am Friday 8th November 2013

FILMMAKERS from around the world have been descending on York as some of the city’s cultural landmarks are transformed into cinemas for a four-day festival.

Top picks of Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013

York Press: Riz Ahmed in Out Of Darkness

12:33pm Thursday 7th November 2013

Ten Things To Attend at this week’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013 in York, as recommended by festival director Cherie Federico.

Review: Gravity, Running time: 91mins, Certificate 12A ******

York Press: Review: Gravity, Running time: 91mins, Certificate 12A ******

9:00am Thursday 7th November 2013

THERE’S many a young lady – and a few chaps too – who wouldn’t mind being stranded in space with George Clooney.

Get your teeth into classic Gothic films

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8:01am Thursday 7th November 2013

CITY Screen, York, is to show a season of films selected from the British Film Institute’s extensive project, Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film, from this weekend.

Folie a Deux: The Madness Of Two, City Screen, York, November 11

3:50pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

DIRECTOR Kim Hopkins will attend Monday’s 6.15pm repeat screening of her documentary Folie a Deux: The Madness Of Two (15) at City Screen, York, for a question-and-answer session.

Talk on Somalia after screening of Captain Phillips film - event postponed, new date to be announced

York Press: Review: Captain Phillips - Running time: 134mins  Certificate 12A *****

10:54am Tuesday 5th November 2013

CITY Screen, York, is to host a talk on Somalia by University of York research fellow Kathryn Rzeszut after tonight’s 6pm screening of Captain Phillips.

Thor: The Dark World, Running time: 112mins, Certificate: 12A ****

York Press: REVIEW: Thor The Dark World

1:33pm Thursday 31st October 2013

THOR BLIMEY! At last a Marvel Comics movie that doesn’t break the two hours barrier and, surprise, surprise, has a sense of humour.

Philomena, Running time: 98 mins, Certificate 12A ****

York Press: Philomena

1:32pm Thursday 31st October 2013

AN ELDERLY woman goes looking for the baby taken from her by force by nuns.

Aesthetica Short Festival, November 7 to 10

York Press: Montage shows stills from some of the international short films being screened as part of the Aesthetica Short Festival

1:30pm Thursday 31st October 2013

EXPLORE York, Experience Film is the mantra of the 2013 Aesthetica Short Film Festival, an event that has accrued an international profile in such a short time.

Review: Captain Phillips - Running time: 134mins Certificate 12A *****

York Press: Review: Captain Phillips - Running time: 134mins  Certificate 12A *****

12:28pm Thursday 17th October 2013

CAPTAIN Richard Phillips kisses his wife goodbye and goes off to work. Not to a desk-bound job but to sea in charge of a cargo ship, the Maersk Alabama, carrying water and food aid to Africa. It will be no ordinary voyage thanks to the appearance of Somali pirates.

Review: Turbo - Certificate U. 95 mins ***

York Press: Turbo

12:27pm Thursday 17th October 2013

ANOTHER week, another animated feature. This one includes Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Michelle Rodriguez among the vocal talent in a story of racing snails.

This week at City Screen, York

York Press: Philomena

11:42am Thursday 17th October 2013

SHOULD the weather be rotten on Sunday, or if cinema is your weekend haven, you could spend the day at City Screen, York.

Win DVDs and artwork for Le Week-End

York Press: Win DVDs and artwork for  Le Week-End

12:43pm Thursday 10th October 2013

CITY Screen, York will be showing Le Week-End, director Roger Mitchell and writer Hanif Kureishi’s bittersweet tribute to the French New Wave movies of the 1960s, from tomorrow.



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