Empire of Light

Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire of Light is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema, from Academy Award®-winning director Sam Mendes. Starring Olivia Colman (nominated for Golden Globe, Best Actress in this role), Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Tom Brooke, and Tanya Moodie.  (R, 1h 59m)

“An engrossing, poignantly observed and beautifully acted drama about love, life and the fragile art of moviegoing…” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

“Olivia Colman delivers an alternately delicate and ferocious performance as a cinema manager in a tender, tear-soaked valentine to the ineffable joys of moviegoing.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“Olivia Colman keeps killing it.” –Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups