The Dark CrystalPG

Directed by Jim Henson | UK/USA | 1982 | 1h 33m | Starring Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

In the mystical world of Thra, young Gelfling Jen embarks on a quest to restore balance to their divided world by healing the powerful Dark Crystal. Along the way, he teams up with Kira and faces the evil Skeksis to fulfil the prophecy and save Thra from darkness. With its innovative puppetry, mythological themes, and emotional depth, Jim Henson’s fantasy has become a beloved family classic that has stood the test of time.

Reviews

‘The Dark Crystal has an ethereal alien quality to its startling visions, far removed from the Earth-bound contours of traditional fairy tales.’
★★★★
Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine

‘Although The Dark Crystal emerged from the darker side of his imagination, it’s still a mesmerising picture that will enchant older children and adults alike.’
★★★★
David Parkinson, Radio Times

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Today (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 19th June)

15:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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18:30

Bye Bye Tiberias Cert-TBC
1h 22m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Palestinian documentary following actress Hiam Abbass as she returns to her hometown and reconnects with the women in her family. Showing as part of the 2024 SAFAR Film Festival.

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