National Theatre Live is the groundbreaking project by London’s National Theatre to broadcast the best of British theater live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world.  The RBFS will present each broadcast “as live” at a later date, after it is captured as it occurs in London. Each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theater, and cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the “best seat in the house” view of the production.  Where the cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.

 

 

 


SALOMÉ 

Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 pm
Online reservations for Tuesday's screening are now closed.
If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20, Students, 16 years and younger $15. . Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Internationally acclaimed theater director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production of Salomé on the stage of the National Theatre. The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on a hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the center of a revolution.

Her story shows how Rome’s suppression of the people and religion of Judea acted as a catalyst in her transformation from subjugated young girl to the woman who came to be known as Salomé. The production looks amazing – with restlessly rotating stages, slow-mo physicality, cinema-epic robes and the aura of antiquity. The design is opulent and grandiose, with the staging often looking like a living painting. It stars an international cast of actors and features beautiful singing throughout.

Independent states, “Yaël Farber proves that she does riveting ritual intensity better than anyone else.”  And Sunday Times says “SALOMÉ is a beautiful, mesmerizing production.  A bold new interpretation.” (Rated: R, Runtime 2 hours, with no intermission).

 

 

 

Angels in America, Part I

Saturday, September 9 at 1:00 pm
Monday, September 11 at 1:00 pm
Tuesday, September 12 at 6:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20, Students, 16 years and younger $15. . Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

In the mid-1980s, while America was in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

In the first part, we meet Louis and Prior, and Harper and Joe, two couples whose relationships are on the rocks: the former because of Prior’s AIDS diagnosis and Louis’s inability to cope with illness, the latter because of Joe’s closeted homosexuality and Harper’s incessant fears and hallucinations, as well as her addiction to pain-killers. As we follow these couples’ trials, we come across a handful of other colorful characters. Using these characters as mouthpieces, Kushner characteristically dives deeply into political and intellectual themes while generating a vital, living, breathing story, and populating it with characters, both real and fictional, whom we come to both love and abhor.

Andrew Garfield (SilenceHacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be shown in September. Part Two: Perestroika will be shown in October. 

WhatsOnStage gives the production 5 stars and states, “A blistering production. The entire cast are superb”. And Metro says “Few shows are more life-enriching than this.” (Rated: R, Runtime 3 hrs, 30 min, with two intermissions).

 

 

 

Angels in America, Part II

Saturday, October 7 at 1:00 pm
Monday, October 9 at 1:00 pm
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20, Students, 16 years and younger $15. . Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

 

 

Yerma

Saturday, November 18 at 1:00 pm
Monday, November 20 at 1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20, Students, 16 years and younger $15. . Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

 

 

Who's Afriad of Virginia Woolf

Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 pm
Monday, December 18 at 1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 19 at 6:00 pm

Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20, Students, 16 years and younger $15. . Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map