EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: PAINTING THE MODERN GARDEN: MONET TO MATISSE
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2024 AT 6:30PM
Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from the Royal Academy of Art, London.

From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, the film takes a magical and widely travelled journey to discover how different contemporaries of Monet built and cultivated modern gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract color, decorative design and utopian ideas. Guided by passionate curators, artists and garden enthusiasts, this remarkable collection of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century will reveal the rise of the modern garden in popular culture and the public’s enduring fascination with gardens today. Long considered spaces for expressing colour, light and atmosphere, the garden has occupied the creative minds of some of the worlds greatest artists. As Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this is an ideal film.

Filmed and Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time 93 minutes

Passes, Gift Cards and Value Cards are not accepted for this Special Event. All tickets are $14.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office starting 3 weeks before the event.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE
MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2024 AT 6:30PM
1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.

Sam Mendes (THE LEHMAN TRILOGY) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play written by Jack Thorne.

This Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Passes, Gift Cards and Value Cards are not accepted for this Special Event. All tickets are $18.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office starting 3 weeks before the event.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: FLEABAG
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2024 AT 6:30PM
Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (FLEABAG, KILLING EVE) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Following a box-office record-breaking run in cinemas in 2019, the one-woman show returns to cinemas to the big screen.

The hilarious, award-winning play that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, was filmed live on stage in London’s West End in 2019.

Passes, Gift Cards and Value Cards are not accepted for this Special Event. All tickets are $18.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office starting 3 weeks before the event.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: JOHN SINGER SARGENT: FASHION & SWAGGER
TUESDAY APRIL 16, 2024 AT 6:30PM
John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. What made his ‘swagger’ portraits remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore and how they were presented to the audience. Through interviews with curators, contemporary fashionistas and style influencers, Exhibition on Screen’s film will examine how Sargent’s unique practice has influenced modern art, culture and fashion.

Filmed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tate Britain, London, the exhibition reveals Sargent’s power to express distinctive personalities, power dynamics and gender identities during this fascinating period of cultural reinvention. Alongside 50 paintings by Sargent sit stunning items of clothing and accessories worn by his subjects, drawing the audience into the artist’s studio.

Sargent’s sitters were often wealthy, their clothes costly, but what happens when you turn yourself over to the hands of a great artist? The manufacture of public identity is as controversial and contested today as it was at the turn of the 20th century, but somehow Sargent’s work transcends the social noise and captures an alluring truth with each brush stroke.

Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time 90 minutes

Passes, Gift Cards and Value Cards are not accepted for this Special Event. All tickets are $14.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office starting 3 weeks before the event.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: NYE
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2024 AT 6:30PM
From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the National Health Service, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence over the UK without ever being Prime Minister. Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state.

This epic new Welsh fantasia, written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (SMALL ISLAND), will be filmed live at the National Theatre in London.

Passes, Gift Cards and Value Cards are not accepted for this Special Event. All tickets are $18.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office starting 3 weeks before the event.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: MY NATIONAL GALLERY LONDON
TUESDAY JUNE 4, 2024 AT 6:30PM
The National Gallery of London is one of the world’s greatest art galleries. It is full of masterpieces, an endless resource of history, an endless source of stories. But whose stories are told? Which art has the most impact and on whom? The power of great art lies in its ability to communicate with anyone, no matter their art historical knowledge, their background, their beliefs.

This film gives voice to those who work at the gallery – from cleaner to curator, security guard to director – who identify the one artwork that means the most to them and why. An assortment of people from all walks of life who have a strong connection to the gallery make surprising choices of both well-known and lesser-known artworks. Finally, some well-known celebrities explain what they head for when they visit the gallery.

These stories are used as a lens through which to explore the 200-year history of the National Gallery and what the future may hold for this spectacular space.

Directed by Phil Grabsky and Ali Ray
Running time 90 minutes

Passes, Gift Cards and Value Cards are not accepted for this Special Event. All tickets are $14.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office starting 3 weeks before the event.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: FRANKENSTEIN
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2024 AT 6:30PM
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), this version of Frankenstein will feature Benedict Cumberbatch (HAMLET, BBC’s SHERLOCK) as the creature, and Jonny Lee Miller (ELEMENTARY, TRAINSPOTTING) as Victor Frankenstein.

Captured live on stage in 2011, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Passes, Gift Cards and Value Cards are not accepted for this Special Event. All tickets are $18.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office starting 3 weeks before the event.