Cinema ads & new films (Mar 20)

NEW IN SOUTH AFRICAN CINEMAS THIS WEEK

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Note:  Ster-Kinekor, Nu Metro and Suncoast CineCentre display adverts for KwaZulu-Natal cinemas appear at the end of this post. They contain KZN cinema venues and viewing times.
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PLEASE NOTE:

Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide will operate only between noon and 6pm, due to concern over the spread of the Coronavirus.

“The executive committee and leadership team are encouraging social distancing inside the cinema, by ensuring that two seats be left empty between each booked seat. In addition, cinema capacity for each show will be capped at 100. We are proceeding with scheduled programming – however, no shows will screen before noon or after 6pm,” a spokesman said.

Nu Metro cinemas has sent out a statement from Andries Basson, National Operations Executive, that its cinemas will continue to remain open: “We are adhering to stringent health and safety cleaning protocols – which have also been enhanced for high-touch point areas such as kiosks, self-service terminals, serving counters, door handles, rails and bathroom areas.”

Suncoast Cinecentre in Durban will stay open but restrict audience capacity to 100 patrons, in line with Coronavirus restrictions put in place by the South African government.

Kristin Scott-Thomas and Sharon Horgan in Military Wives.

FILMS NEW ON CIRCUIT IN DURBAN AND SURROUNDS – FROM MARCH 20

HANDEL’S AGRIPPINA
Director: David McVicar’s
Stars: Joyce DiDonatom, Brenda Rae, Kate Lindsey

New York Met Opera’s production of  Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present”,  where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius. Screenings at selected Cinema Nouveau cinemas (including at Gateway, Umhlanga) are scheduled for 5pm on Saturday and 2.30pm Sunday.

MILITARY WIVES
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Stars:  Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Emma Lowndes

With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement.

TABALUGA
Director: Sven Unterwald Jnr
Stars: Cameron Ansel, Kristin Fairlie, Benedict Campbell

Set in the fictional kingdom of Greenland, this German animated fantasy tells of a brave, 700-year-old green drago. He, with the help of beautiful ice princess Lilli, finds his fire, discovers the power of love, and saves the world from a tyrannical snowman and his army of polar bears.

Below are this week’s cinema ads for KwaZulu-Natal from Ster-Kinekor, Nu Metro and Suncoast CineCentre, all containing screening times and venues for the week ahead.

 

 

 


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