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Nightmare Alley

classified 15
Film

Fri 21 Jan - Thu 3 Feb

Director
Guillermo del Toro
Cast
Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett
Details
149 mins, 2021, USA
Primary language
English

Guillermo del Toro follows his Oscar®-winning The Shape of Water with this hauntingly gorgeous neo-noir adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel of the same name.

Bradley Cooper stars in a career-best role as the charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle, who endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been alcoholic husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a travelling carnival. Stan becomes intoxicated with the power that mind tricks and illusions can bring and crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society. With the virtuous Molly (Rooney Mara) loyally by his side, he plots to con a dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett), who might be his most formidable opponent yet...

Step right up and immerse yourself in the ramshackle life of the travelling carnival and the sophisticated art deco trappings of 1940s Buffalo, New York - this is a visually stunning, engrossing yet disturbing journey into the psyche of a tragic swindler whose own nature seals his fate.

  • Screenings of Nightmare Alley on today and Wed 2 Feb are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.
  • Socially Distanced screenings of Nightmare Alley take place on Thu 27 Jan 14:00 and Sun 30 Jan 17:30. Available seating is reduced to 25% of the screen capacity for additional comfort.

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Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed