From Oscar-winning director and writer Sam Mendes, Empire of Light is a moving drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times.
Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English coastal town in the early 1980s, it follows Hilary (Colman), a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Ward), a new employee who longs to escape this provincial town in which he faces daily adversity.
Both Hilary and Stephen find a sense of belonging through their unlikely and tender relationship and come to experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.
Relaxed Events are designed for people with autism spectrum conditions and their families so they can enjoy the arts together in a stress-free environment. These events are also suitable for people with sensory conditions, dementia or learning difficulties.
Relaxed Screenings take place every month in our cinemas and include:
- Cinema lights on low
- Film volume turned down a little
- No trailers or advertisements before the film starts
- You can move in and out of the cinema
- A separate chill out space is provided if you need some time out of the screening