Empires fall, love survives. When Michael, a brilliant medical student, meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris, a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves. The Promise is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George.
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Daniel Gimenez, Shohreh Aghdashloo
Runtime: 2 hrs. 15 mins.
Saturday, May 27 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 30 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 2 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Classic Movie Monday – Blazing Saddles
In this satirical take on Westerns, crafty railroad worker Bart (Cleavon Little) becomes the first black sheriff of Rock Ridge, a frontier town about to be destroyed in order to make way for a new railroad. Initially, the people of Rock Ridge harbor a racial bias toward their new leader. However, they warm to him after realizing that Bart and his perpetually drunk gunfighter friend (Gene Wilder) are the only defense against a wave of thugs sent to rid the town of its population.
Runtime: 1 hr. 35 mins.
Lot 48 Film Co. & Rock 107 present
All You Need Is Love: The Movie!
On Thursday June 1 @ 7 p.m., coinciding with the 50th anniversary release of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album and the Summer Of Love…Lot 48 Film Co. & Rock 107 present All You Need Is Love: The Movie!
The story of Belleville’s own All You Need is Love … from their beginnings as young Beatles fans, their long and winding road as professional musicians, to becoming one of the world’s top celebrations of The Beatles…with acclaimed shows stretching from Canada to Mons Belgium, throughout the USA, and the birthplace of The Fab Four: Liverpool England!
Local documentarians Aaron & Angela Bell, (who brought you The Crawford Family: Belleville’s First Family of Hockey), have lovingly and expertly created a local film experience that you won’t want to miss… ”We Hope You Will Enjoy The Show!”
Following the movie there will be a mini performance by All You Need Is Love and a Q&A.
Showing: One Day Only! Thursday, June 1 @ 7 p.m.
Adults: $10.50 Seniors & Children under 12: $8.00
The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley. Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacey, Richare E. Grant
Runtime: 1 hr. 57 mins.
Tuesday, June 6 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 8 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 9 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Classic Movie Monday – The Princess Bride
Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in this fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain. Directed by Rob Reiner, it’s an enchanting classic the whole family will love!
Runtime: 1 hr. 38 mins.
Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.
Starring: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate
Runtime: 1 hr. 41 mins.
Wednesday, June 14 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday June 15 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 16 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Paris Can Wait
Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Married to a successful but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s business associate. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humour, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne’s senses and giving her a new lust for life.
Starring: Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard
Runtime: 1 hr. 32 mins.
Tuesday, June 20 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 22 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 23 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Classic Movie Monday – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris’ trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch him in the act.
Runtime: 1 hr. 43 mins.
Lee Hayden is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy, until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte, and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy, all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.
Starring: Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Katharine Ross
Runtime: 1 hr. 33 mins.
Friday, June 30 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 5 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 6 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 7 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative.
QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Matinee’s are $9.00 and Evenings are $11.00, general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit www.quintefilmalternative.ca for more information and membership details.
May 10 – Jean Of The Joneses
May 24 – Maudie
June 7 – Weirdos – MEMBERS ONLY Season Finale 7:30 pm