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Event Series Event Series: Empire of Light @ CAT
Event Series Event Series: Empire of Light @ CAT

Empire of Light @ CAT

February 3 @ 6:30 pm

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Empire of Light is a poignant drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times, from Academy Award® winning director Sam Mendes.

Empire of Light is a period piece set in the early 1980s about two employees at a once-majestic movie palace in an English coastal town. The main character cinema manager Hilary Small (Academy Award winner Olivia Coleman) is based closely on Mendes’s mother, who struggled with mental health issues, but the story is fictional, chronicling an unlikely romance between Hilary and a young coworker (Micheal Ward) as well as the racial tensions of the early Thatcher era. Together they find a sense of belonging and experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community. The stellar cast also include BAFTA winner Michael Ward (Blue Story, Top Boy) and Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man). It also reunites Mendes with Academy Award winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (1917, Skyfall). [2022, UK, 113 min, Rating: R]

Michael Calleri of the Niagara Gazette remarks, Empire of Light captures the magic of moviegoing and the dream world of watching films in a local theater perfectly. A superb Olivia Colman plays a middle-aged woman, who enjoys the camaraderie found at her job as an assistant manager of the cinema.”



Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes


  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student – With Student ID

Click on the desired screening times for tickets

ThuFeb 022:00 PM   CAT – Main Theater
FriFeb 036:30 PM   CAT – Main Theater
WedFeb 086:00 PM   CAT – Main Theater

All copy and pics at the website: https://www.rehobothfilm.com/event/cinema-art-theater-this-week/#Empire-of-Light


Cinema Art Theater: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
17701 Dartmouth Dr
lewes,19958United States
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