Rich Mix Cinema Presents Live Screening of David Hare's SKYLIGHT Today
Tonight, July 17th at 7pm RICH MIX CINEMA will screen LIVE the Wyndham's Theatre performance of Bill Nighy (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Love Actually) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) in the 20th anniversary West End production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Academy Award®-nominated Stephen Daldry. Broadcast by National Theatre Live (NT LIVE), this is another fantastic example of London's West End coming to London's East End...
SKYLIGHT: On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
With the July 17th screening of Skylight, RICH MIX CINEMA continues its highly successful NT LIVE programme: the LIVE screening of West End and National Theatre productions giving cinema audiences the opportunity of enjoying first class theatre from the comfort of their local cinema seat at a fraction of the cost. Each NT LIVE broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience; cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the 'best seat in the house' view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.
Says Negede Assefa, Rich Mix Film Officer: "There are lots of theatre fans among Rich Mix members, local Shoreditch residents, and the growing number of visitors to the area and we're delighted to be able to continue offering NT LIVE's outstanding titles to our audiences at very reasonable prices. Going to the theatre can be an expensive night out so we're pleased to be able to offer a very good combined cinema/theatre experience to a wide audience. NT LIVE offers a truly diverse programme - our three most recent titles were King Lear, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and the timely revival of A Small Family Business; all three films were well attended and we anticipate high demand for the brilliantly performed Skylight. We're also looking forward to more NT LIVE screenings later this year."
Situated in Bethnal Green Road in the heart of East London, the independent RICH MIX CINEMA presents a diverse programme of films, events, talks and special screenings for families across its three state-of-the-art screens. Opened in 2006, RICH MIX CINEMA - housed within the multi-space Rich Mix arts venue - is also host to a number of independent film festivals including the Images of Black Women Film Festival UK (April), the East End Film Festival (June), the London Film Festival 2014 (October) and monthly documentary screenings in partnership with DocHouse.
RICH MIX offers a very generous membership scheme of £30 for a single membership, £45 for a joint membership with discounts on cinema tickets, RICH MIX arts and culture programme, refreshments, events, talks and a host of discounts on products from cinema partners. This includes a 15% discount at Indi-Go@RichMix which has just taken up residence at RICH MIX'S re-opened cafe space offering Indian street food such as naans, wraps, tikkas and tasty snacks and bites. www.richmix.org.uk/membership.
The theatre is located at 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA. For more information, call 020 7613 7498 or visit www.richmix.org.uk.
Transport: There is a Barclays Cycle hire point at the Shoreditch High Street station and cycle racks available at the venue. Shoreditch High Street Overground tube is only short walk away and Liverpool Street station, Old Street, Bethnal Green and Aldgate East stations are in the area. There are many bus links including the no. 8 and 388 buses stop next door to the building and can take you to the West End or towards Bow, Hackney and Cambridge Heath.