Special Events


The Great Escape With Dan Snow: Gala Screening (PG)

Screening at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Sunday 24th March at 6pm.

On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests, culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult film, starring Steve McQueen.

The live show from London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith will feature Britain’s Got Talent finalists, performing classics such as The White Cliffs of Dover, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree and a specially created arrangement of the iconic theme tune.

Dan Snow will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation with renowned historian Paul Beaver and Dr Hugh Hunt of the University of Cambridge.

Audiences will discover how Squadron Leader Roger Bushell’s ingenious plan inspired one of the most famous war films of all time. The Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage.

The film, also starring James Garner and Richard Attenborough and directed by John Sturgess, will be screened in stunning 4k and tells a fictionalised version of the real life prisoner of war story.


Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy

Screening at Kino Bermondsey, Rye and Hawkhurst on Tuesday 26th March at 8.30pm.

The magic of Diana Ross has touched millions of hearts around the world. Her magnificent life and unparalleled career have influenced music, film, fashion and stage with her spirit forever woven in the fabric of humanity. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration, marking the 75th birthday of one of the greatest entertainers of all time.

Filmed over the course of two days in 1983, when over 1 million people united on the Great Lawn of Central Park to experience a once-in-a-lifetime live moment that defined a generation. When a freak storm hit, despite Ross’s best efforts to take on Mother Nature and continue, the concert had to be cancelled. She announced to the crowd she would return the following day to perform again and they all returned.

Cinema Exclusive
Diana Ross: Live in Central Park was originally directed by the award-winning Steve Binder, who along with Diana has put together a presentation that will feature never-before-seen footage, the best of the Central Park concert and inspired, heartfelt messages from the Ross family, including sons Ross and Evan and daughters Rhonda and Chudney, with Tracee Ellis Ross delivering a passionate introduction to the presentation capturing the magnitude of the event. Highlighting the superstar status of Diana, together with archive footage it celebrates her three decade legacy and what made this unexpected turn of events and concert so iconic.

Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story + Q&A Live From The Royal Opera House

Screening at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Wednesday 3rd April at 7pm.

Streaming live from the Royal Opera House, this event combines a special screening of the film followed by a live-streamed Q&A with director Iciar Bollain, writer Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake), producer Andrea Calderwood (Last King of Scotland) and dancer/choreographer/actor Carlos Acosta (Don Quixote ROH Ballet and Our Kind of Traitor).

Yuli is a biopic, based on Acosta’s autobiography No Way Home: a Cuban Dancer’s Story. Acosta grew up in Cuba and went on to become a legend in the dance world including lead ballet dancer at the English National Ballet and the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles of all time. The film follows his relationship with his father, who gave him the nickname Yuli, and encouraged him to leave his country and forge a career on the international stage.

Directed by Icíar Bollaín and written by Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake), the film won best screenplay at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and received five nominations for the Spanish ‘Goya’ awards including Best New Actor for Carlos Acosta, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.


Take That: Greatest Hits Live

Screening live from the O2 to Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Saturday 8th June at 8pm.

Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their spectacular 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only! Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 8 June from their last UK concert of the tour, this highly anticipated anniversary show promises to be their best yet.

With front row seats, you’ll be a part of the action as Gary, Mark and Howard journey through Take That’s incredible music history. Performing their biggest hits from the last three decades, and new tracks from their latest album Odyssey, fans will love this ultimate big screen sing along. So, get ready to throw your hands in the air – it’s a party you’ll never forget!

Please note that our Tuesday 2-for-1 ticket offer does not apply to Live, NT, RSC, Alternative Content, Opera, Ballet or Special Events. Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, Alternative Content, Opera, Ballet or Special Events.