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The Odyssey
The Odyssey Cinema opened on the London Road in 2015 and is St Albans' only dedicated cinema. 

It was restored to its original glory by a combination of voluntary donation and investment.
 

What's on at the Odyssey


  • Sat 19 Aug - Cars 3 (U)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 109 mins Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen (Owen Wilson) finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo), an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. Find out more...

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  • 7:00 PM

    Run time: 140 mins Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Find out more...

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  • Sun 20 Aug - Dirty Dancing (12A)

    5:00 PM

    Run time: 98 mins Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she’s disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby’s father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 133 mins Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. Find out more...

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  • Mon 21 Aug - Kedi (Subtitled) (U)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 79 mins Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to ourselves.Please note this film is subtitled. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 90 mins The mischievous Minions hope that Gru (Steve Carell) will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. Find out more...

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  • Tue 22 Aug - The Beguiled (15)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 94 mins In the new thriller from Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette), Cpl. John McBurney (Colin Farrell) is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 96 mins Three elderly friends and retired steelworkers (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin) are outraged to learn that their pension fund has been raided by a shady corporation. In response, they decide to rob one of the corporation’s banks to get their hard-earned money back. Written by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent) and directed by Zach Braff (Garden State), this crime comedy is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name. Joey King, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon, and Christopher Lloyd co-star. Find out more...

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  • Sat 26 Aug - Captain Underpants (U)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 89 mins George Beard (Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch) are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants (Ed Helms). Find out more...

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  • 7:00 PM

    Run time: 141 mins An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace. Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster). Thrilling, earnest, and buoyed by Gal Gadot’s charismatic performance, Wonder Woman succeeds in spectacular fashion. Find out more...

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  • Sun 27 Aug - Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (HOH) (12A)

    1:00 PM

    Run time: 136 mins PLEASE NOTE: This performance will have hard of hearing subtitles. The same format applies but with closed caption subtitles along the bottom of the screen.Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed. Find out more...

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  • 5:00 PM

    Run time: 110 mins The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills. When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is sent to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him at odds with the other pilots, especially the cool and collected Iceman (Val Kilmer). Find out more...

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  • Mon 28 Aug - Rear Window (1954) (PG)

    5:00 PM

    Run time: 112 mins Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and his fashion model girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly), the binocular-wielding Jeffries stares through the rear window of his apartment at the goings-on in the other apartments around his courtyard.Rear Window is a crackling suspense film that also ranks with Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960) as one of the movies’ most trenchant dissections of voyeurism. As in most Hitchcock films, the protagonist is a seemingly ordinary man who gets himself in trouble for his secret desires. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 112 mins Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy’s Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between "Old" Tom Morris (Peter Mullan) and "Young" Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden), the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. Find out more...

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  • Fri 01 Sep - Dunkirk (12A)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 106 mins Christopher Nolan brings his vision to ‘Dunkirk’, one of the defining events of the 20th Century, starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance. 400,000 Allied soldiers were trapped on the beach at ‘Dunkirk’, surrounded by the German army in the early days of the Second World War. And they needed to be evacuated. France had been overrun, and the Allied army had been defeated and trapped. In a desperate effort to save the troops, more than 800 boats – from military ships to tiny civilian fishing boats – came to help with the evacuation that would become known as the Miracle of Dunkirk. Find out more...

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  • 12:00 PM

    Run time: 106 mins When Philip (Sam Claflin) hears of his guardian’s death, he suspects the involvement of Rachel, the man’s widow. When he finally meets her, though determined to exact his revenge, he is torn between hatred and overwhelming desire. Roger Michell’s stately adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel profits from an outstanding performance by Rachel Weisz. Find out more...

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  • Wed 06 Sep - Hampstead (12A)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 103 mins Inspired by the true story of Harry Hallowes, a 70-year-old Irishman who gained squatters rights to property in Hampstead, in 2007. In this charming and often very funny film, Brendan Gleeson plays the role of “Donald” an unkempt man living alone in a ramshackle shed in a secluded corner of the Hampstead heath. His tranquil life is shattered when property developers begin to use strong arm tactics to get him evicted. Then along comes American widow Emily Walters (Diane Keaton) who helps him fight for his home. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 119 mins Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. The Big Sick is directed by Michael Showalter and produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel. Find out more...

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  • Fri 08 Sep - Girls Trip (15)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 122 mins Best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Join Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish and Queen Latifah on a once-in-a-lifetime ‘Girls Trip’ to New Orleans. Find out more...

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  • 7:00 PM

    Run time: 113 mins Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Find out more...

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  • Tue 12 Sep - Gifted (12A)

    12:00 PM

    Run time: 101 mins Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 103 mins Over 60 years after its initial publication, Hans Fallada’s novel, written directly after the Second World War, became a worldwide bestseller. Based on a true story, the powerful and redemptive novel was described by Primo Levi as “the greatest book ever written about German resistance to the Nazis.”Berlin 1940. The city is paralyzed by fear. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class couple living in a shabby apartment block trying, like everyone else, to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when their only child is killed fighting at the front, their loss drives them to an extraordinary act of resistance. They start to drop anonymous postcards all over the city attacking Hitler and his regime. Soon their campaign comes to the attention of the Gestapo inspector Escherich and a murderous game of cat-and-mouse begins. Starring Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson and Daniel Bruhl. Find out more...

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  • Thu 14 Sep - Churchill (PG)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 98 mins June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe.One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill (Brian Cox). Behind the iconic figure and rousing speeches: a man who has faced political ridicule, military failure and a speech impediment. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality – fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli. Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he’ll be remembered as an architect of carnage.Also starring Miranda Richardson. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 106 mins PLEASE NOTE: This performance will have hard of hearing subtitles. The same format applies but with closed caption subtitles along the bottom of the screen. Christopher Nolan brings his vision to ‘Dunkirk’, one of the defining events of the 20th Century, starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance. 400,000 Allied soldiers were trapped on the beach at ‘Dunkirk’, surrounded by the German army in the early days of the Second World War. And they needed to be evacuated. France had been overrun, and the Allied army had been defeated and trapped. In a desperate effort to save the troops, more than 800 boats – from military ships to tiny civilian fishing boats – came to help with the evacuation that would become known as the Miracle of Dunkirk. Find out more...

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  • Fri 15 Sep - Atomic Blonde (15)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 115 mins Oscar winner Charlize Theron is the sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton – the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who’s willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with an embedded station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. Find out more...

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  • 5:00 PM

    Run time: 94 mins In 1970’s Manchester, Steven Morrissey (Jack Lowden – Dunkirk, A United Kingdom, ’71), an introverted, uncompromising teenager, finds himself frustrated with his working-class existence. With dreams of a successful music career being dampened by his run-of-the-mill job at the local tax office, Steven finds solace in the city’s underground gig scene where he meets Linder Sterling (Jessica Brown Findlay – Downton Abbey, The Riot Club) – an intelligent, self-assured artist – who encourages him to make his ideas of superstardom a reality. Culminating in his first meeting with Johnny Marr (Laurie Kynaston), ENGLAND IS MINE is based on the formative years of Morrissey, the outspoken former lead singer of seminal British band The Smiths.************************************************************************************************We are pleased to share that joining us for this screening will be actor Laurie Kynaston who plays Johnny Marr in the film. He’ll be here for a short introduction before the film and a Q&A after the credits. Find out more...

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  • Tue 19 Sep - Maudie (12A)

    12:00 PM

    Run time: 116 mins MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 118 mins Summer, 1946. The Cousteau family – Jacques, his wife Simone and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel – live in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean sea. By day they dive, by night they watch the stars… It’s paradise on earth! But Jacques is never content. He lives and breathes adventure and believes absolutely in the virtues of progress. With his invention, the aqualung, his recently acquired vessel the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers he is ready to cross the world’s oceans. In French with English subtitles. Find out more...

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  • Thu 21 Sep - From the Land of the Moon (Subs) (15)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 118 mins Based on Italian author Milena Agus’s 2006 novella of the same name, a free-spirited woman (Marion Cotillard) is in a loveless marriage, until she falls in love with another man. Director Nicole Garcia has relocated the original story to 1940s Provence, the French coastal town of La Ciotat, the Swiss alps and Lyon.In French with English subtitles. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 91 mins When the evil mayor of Oakton decides to tear down Liberty Park and build an amusement park in its place, Surly, Buddy, Andie and the rest of the animals are suddenly homeless! Surly tries to fight back, but realizes it’s not going to be easy. The mayor has got an animal control squad patrolling the park… Precious has been dognapped by the mayor’s hyperactive daughter… And Surly has offended Mr. Feng, an adorable city mouse with deadly kung-fu skills. Surly realizes that he has to put aside his differences with the animals and get everybody to work together in order to defeat the mayor, rescue Precious, and save Liberty Park… Before it’s too late! Find out more...

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  • Sat 23 Sep - Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (PG)

    7:00 PM

    Run time: 130 mins To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, Steven Spielberg’s classic sci-fi adventure, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is being brought back to cinemas with a brand new re-issue. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs. Also starring French New Wave film director François Truffaut, Bob Balaban, and Cary Guffey. The film garnered eight Oscar nominations, notably Best Director for Spielberg and Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography and Sound Effects Editing. Find out more...

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  • 12:00 PM

    Run time: 105 mins Two out-of-work actors — the anxious, luckless Marwood (Paul McGann) and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail (Richard E. Grant) — spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail’s flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty (Richard Griffiths), they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.Celebrating 30 years since its original release, don’t miss Withnail & I back on the big screen! Find out more...

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  • Wed 27 Sep - Final Portrait (15)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 90 mins In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees. So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a bewitching portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever-evolving act of creativity. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself, by turns exhilarating, exasperating and bewildering, questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 143 mins Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow takes on one of the most terrifying events in US history, with a stellar cast including John Boyega, Anthony Mackie and Will Poulter.The 1967 ‘Detroit’ riot was one of the largest citizen uprisings in United States history. Protesters, police and the National Guard clashed on the streets in the horrific, deadly conflict. When a shot is heard at the Algiers Motel, armed police converge on the area and begin a standoff with those inside. Everyone just wants to survive the night, but as tensions escalate between police and civilians, not everyone’s getting out alive. Find out more...

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  • Sat 30 Sep - Step (PG)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 84 mins STEP is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team against the background of the heart of Baltimore. This all female school is reshaping the futures of its students’ lives by making it their goal to have every member of their senior class accepted to and graduate from college, many of whom will be the first in their family to do so.Deeply insightful and emotionally inspiring, STEP embodies the true meaning of sisterhood through a story of courageous young women. Find out more...

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  • Address: 166 London Road
  • Town: St Albans
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Postcode: AL1 1PG

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