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May at ActOne

May at the cinema will bring the Acton Carnival celebration, two Royal Ballet performances, Royal Opera House Live Broadcast of Carmen, another addition to our Climate Emergency Series followed by a live Q&A, and plenty of films and events.


On Saturday 4th May we will host the Acton Carnival warm-up event, celebrating with live music, panel discussion and films and a guest appearance by the Mayor of Ealing.


We are currently showing Challengers and Kidnapped and The Fall Guy will join our programme on 2nd May. The Fall Guy, nicknamed a power ballad of a film, stars Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt at their comedic best. On 22nd May our Classic Matinee will be The Man In The White Suit at 2.00pm.


Our special screenings at ActOne begin with the Royal Opera House Live Broadcast Carmen on Wednesday 1st. There will be a recorded encore of Carmen on Tuesday 7th May. We are excited to be screening the Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale  broadcast live for one night only on 22nd May. On 30th May at 7.30 we will be screening a spectacular dance-theatre show - Message in a Bottle - with a mix of exhilarating dance styles and high-energy footwork.  For theatre lovers we present a brand new "full-voltage visceral" production of Macbeth, on 2nd May at 7.15pm, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma this production was filmed live at Dock X, a custom-built theatre space in London There will be another chance to see this production on Sunday 5th May at 2.00pm. There is an encore screening of Nye from the National Theatre on Sunday 19th May at 2.00pm. Don't miss the opportunity to see this wonderful production with fantastic ensemble cast led by Michel Sheen.


Our monthly short film open mic night, Sound & Vision is on Wednesday 8th May at 6.00pm. Tickets are only £7 for two hours of short films of all genres.

On Saturday 11th May at 2.00pm we present The Trust Fall: Julian Assange followed by a live Q&A with representatives from The Assange Defence Committee. And on Sunday 12th May we welcome back the extremely popular Suburban Steps To Rockland: The Story of The Ealing Club, followed by a live Q&A with the director Giorgio Guernier and producer Alistair Young. 


Our Climate Emergency series continues on Saturday 25th May at 2:30pm with Between The Rains, a beautiful coming-of-age documentary filmed over 4 years and Best Documentary winner at Tribeca Festival, The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with the director Andrew H. Brown. 


In the lounge: we will host our Board Games Night on 1st May from 6.00pm. Everyone welcome!  On Saturday 4th May, Trent Pieterse Trio bring their live jazz music from 8.00pm. Ealing Repair Café will bring their Mend & Natter on Wednesday 22nd May between 2-4.00pm where they’ll teach you how to mend your clothes. And we close another busy month on Thursday 30th May with our wonderful Open Mic Night. Sign up from 7:30pm, performances start at 8.00pm on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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