Special Events

 

Elvis: 68 Comeback Special 50th Anniversary

Screening at Kino Hawkhurst and Kino Rye on Thursday 16th August at 8.30pm. 

Elvis Presley’s legendary “’68 Comeback Special,” directed and produced by Steve Binder, will hit the big screen this August in celebration of its 50th anniversary. This special cinema event will take place across the UK & Ireland for one night only on the 16th August.

Screenings will include the legendary television special 90 min concert, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from Binder and others influenced by Presley, his music and this iconic event.

Originally airing on December 3, 1968, the “’68 Comeback Special” concert was Elvis Presley’s first live television performance in seven years, which captured him playing with a full band in front of an intimate audience of diehard fans. As part of the special, Presley also pioneered the “Unplugged” performance style with an exclusive acoustic set. The soundtrack album went Top 10 following the special airing, shooting Presley back to the top of the singles charts months later with “In the Ghetto” and later in 1969, his first number one hit in seven years with “Suspicious Minds.”

Elvis ticket prices: All tickets £15.00

Jonas Kauffman: Under The Stars

Screening at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Thursday 30th August at 8.00pm. 

Captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre, join star tenor Jonas Kaufmann for a magical night of music under the stars featuring famous arias and timeless Italian songs.

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join him this summer for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre. The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita, in what promises to be a magical night of music under the stars.

Jonas Kauffman ticket prices: All tickets £15.00

 

Exhibition On Screen: Cezanne Plus Q And A (PG)

Please join us for a Q&A with Phil Grabsky, the award-winning director and producer of the Exhibition On Screen series at Kino Bermondsey at 6.30pm on Monday 3rd September.

Exhibition On Screen is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington.

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.
 

La Boheme On Sydney Harbour 2018

Screening at Kino Hawkhurst and Kino Rye on Thursday 13th September at 8.00pm. 

From the World’s Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia’s glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.

Opera Australia ticket prices: All tickets £15.00

 

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance Of Being Ernest (12A)

Screening live by satellite to Kino Hawkhurst and Kino Rye on Tuesday 9th October at 7.15pm.

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.

Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Sophie Thompson and Jeremy Swift alongside Fiona Button, Pippa Nixon and Stella Gonet.

Oscar Wilde Season Live ticket prices: Adults £20.00/Members and Concessions £18.00/Children 14 and under £12.50

 

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour (12A)

Screening live by satellite to Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Friday 12th October at 8.00pm.

103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts. Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!

The 60th Anniversary Tour will be broadcast LIVE to your local cinema on Friday 12 October 2018, with special encore screenings on Sunday 14 October in celebration of Cliff’s 78th birthday. Featuring a selection of his greatest hits across six decades, this will be Cliff Richard’s most exciting tour yet. His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.

Cliff Richard Live ticket prices: Adults £20.00/Members and Concessions £18.00/Children 14 and under £12.50

 

Funny Girl: The Musical (12A)

Screening at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Monday 29th October at 7.30pm.

Following the critically acclaimed West End run, this ‘utterly irresistible’ (The Sunday Times) new production of Funny Girl stars Olivier Award-winning Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice.

Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago, boasting some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade.

Funny Girl The Musical ticket prices: Adults £20.00/Members and Concessions £18.00/Children 14 and under £12.50

 

The King & I: The Musical

Screening at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Thursday 29th November at 7.30pm.

Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars Kelli O’Hara as Anna and Ken Watanabe as The King.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and
children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.

The King & I The Musical ticket prices: Adults £20.00/Members and Concessions £18.00/Children 14 and under £12.50

 

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.