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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 25 Feb - Jackie (15)

    7:00 PM

    Run time: 100 mins After her husband’s assassination, Jackie Kennedy’s (Natalie Portman) world is completely shattered. Traumatized and reeling with grief, over the course of the next week she must confront the unimaginable: consoling their two young children, vacating the home she painstakingly restored, and planning her husband’s funeral. Jackie quickly realizes that the next seven days will determine how history will define her husband’s legacy – and how she herself will be remembered. Find out more...

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  • 5:00 PM

    Run time: 110 mins A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars’, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina’s speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out. Starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. Find out more...

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  • Mon 27 Feb - Denial (12A)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 110 mins When university professor Deborah E. Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) includes World War II historian David Irving (Timothy Spall) in a book about Holocaust deniers, Irving accuses her of libel and sparks a legal battle for historical truth. With the burden of proof placed on the accused, Lipstadt and her legal team fight to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Based on the book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier." Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 128 mins The story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight. Find out more...

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  • Thu 02 Mar - Jackie – HOH Subtitles (15)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 100 mins PLEASE NOTE THIS PERFORMANCE WILL HAVE SUBTITLES FOR HARD OF HEARING AUDIENCE MEMBERS.After her husband’s assassination, Jackie Kennedy’s (Natalie Portman) world is completely shattered. Traumatized and reeling with grief, over the course of the next week she must confront the unimaginable: consoling their two young children, vacating the home she painstakingly restored, and planning her husband’s funeral. Jackie quickly realizes that the next seven days will determine how history will define her husband’s legacy – and how she herself will be remembered. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 89 mins Félicie has one dream, and has done all her life: to become a ‘Ballerina’ at the world’s best ballet school. Unfortunately, it’s in Paris, and she’s hundreds of miles away. She lives in an orphanage with her best friend Victor. But one day, they steal away together and make their way to the Opera de Paris. She’s up against girls with lots of money and years of practice – but she has a passion for dance that they never will. Find out more...

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  • Sat 04 Mar - Hacksaw Ridge (15)

    7:00 PM

    Run time: 139 mins Based on an extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Returning to the director’s chair for the first time in a decade, Mel Gibson celebrates a very different kind of hero in this intense, true-life tale of faith, courage and patriotism. Find out more...

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  • 4:30 PM

    Run time: 96 mins How do you make a full length feature film about the true life miracle on the Hudson, dramatic and inspiring as it may be? Easy, you get Clint Eastwood (86) to direct it. Only Tom Hanks could play such a solid figure of American Heroism. On 15 January 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger became a national hero when the world witnessed him pilot his disabled plane onto the waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being championed for his bravery and skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy both his reputation and his career. One of 2016’s very best. Find out more...

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  • Mon 06 Mar - Manchester by the Sea (15)

    12:30 PM

    Run time: 137 mins Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother Joe’s (Kyle Chandler) heart has given out suddenly, and he’s been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren’t enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Director, Kenneth Lonergan found the right man in Affleck, standing stony-faced while others weep, his performance a master class in submerged feeling. But it’s Williams who stuns, in the course of a single, astonishing dialogue toward the end of the film. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 133 mins PLEASE NOTE THIS PERFORMANCE WILL HAVE SUBTITLES FOR HARD OF HEARING AUDIENCE MEMBERS. Eddie Redmayne seeks magical creatures in the first part of an amazing new Harry Potter spin-off series. David Yates, director of four Harry Potter movies, is at the helm of this hotly-anticipated spin-off movie, written by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling (her first ever screenwriting credit!). A host of famous faces join the Academy Award-winning Redmayne, including Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice and soon to be in the new Alien: Covenant film) and Samantha Morton (Minority Report). Find out more...

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  • Thu 09 Mar - Snowden (15)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 134 mins From three-time Oscar-winner, Oliver Stone, Snowden is a riveting personal look at one of the most polarising figures of the 21st century, the man responsible for what has been described as the most far-reaching security breach in U.S. intelligence history. Disillusioned with his work in the intelligence community, Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meticulously gathers hundreds of thousands of secret documents that will expose the full extent of the abuses. Leaving his longtime love Lindsay Mills (Shailene Woodley) behind, Ed finds the courage to act on his principles. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 117 mins Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Director Danny Boyle reunites the original cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle Find out more...

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  • Sat 11 Mar - Moana Singalong (PG)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 113 mins With singalong subtitlesA spirited teenager sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. Find out more...

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  • 12:30 PM

    Run time: 162 mins Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with pranks- but even worse are his jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany… Enter ashy Toni Erdmann, Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become, and in all the madness, Ines slowly begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve a place in her life after all. Find out more...

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  • Wed 15 Mar - A United Kingdom (12A)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 111 mins A United Kingdom tells the true story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) , the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 118 mins Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together. Find out more...

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  • Sat 18 Mar - Sing (U)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 108 mins Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. Featuring more than 85 hit songs, Sing is written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). Find out more...

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  • 5:00 PM

    Run time: 139 mins Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. Find out more...

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  • Mon 20 Mar - Christine (2016) (15)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 119 mins Rebecca Hall gives a career-best performance in the highly praised drama directed by Antonio Campos which tells the true story of a Florida news reporter who, in 1974, shocked the world by taking her own life live on air. Always the smartest person in the room at a small-town news station, Christine (Hall) is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position. As an aspiring newswoman with an eye for nuance and an interest in social justice, she finds herself constantly butting heads with her boss (Tracy Letts), who pushes for juicier stories that will drive up ratings. Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine’s diminishing hope begins to rise when on-air co-worker (Michael C. Hall) initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark turn. Find out more...

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  • 12:30 PM

    Run time: 127 mins Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (TarajiP. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (JanelleMonae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world.  The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Find out more...

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  • Wed 22 Mar - Moonlight (15)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 111 mins A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a ground-breaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 122 mins Starring Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane and directed by Chad Stahelski. In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers. Find out more...

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  • Fri 24 Mar - Patriots Day (15)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 133 mins Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Berg, Patriots Day is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the everyday heroes who inspired the world in the extraordinary hours that followed. In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of the most sophisticated manhunt in law enforcement history and the strength of the people of Boston. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 104 mins Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. Find out more...

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  • Sun 26 Mar - 20th Century Women (15)

    5:00 PM

    Run time: 118 mins Written and directed by acclaimed writer and director Mike Mills (Beginners, Thumbsucker), and starring 4-time Academy Award Nominee Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, American Beauty), Greta Gerwig (France Ha, Greenberg) and Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8). 20th Century Women tells the story of three remarkable women, each from a different era of the 20th century, coming together to help teach a teenage boy about life and love, sex and freedom, men and women. Set in Santa Barbara in the summer of 1979, filled with punk-rock verve, 20th Century Women takes a humorous and heartfelt look at how we figure out who we are. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 115 mins Michael Keaton delivers a powerhouse performance in the outrageous true story of Ray Kroc, the charismatic, ruthlessly ambitious entrepreneur who turned the McDonald brothers’ roadside burger joint into a multi-billion dollar fast-food empire. Find out more...

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  • Wed 29 Mar - Loving (12A)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 123 mins “Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – making their love story an inspiration to couples everywhere. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 118 mins Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. Find out more...

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  • Entertainment > Cinemas

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

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