A front seat to some of the world’s greats

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News from the South Holland Centre, Spalding

Many of you enjoy a matinee movie, but what would you say if we could give you a cosy autumn afternoon’s front row seat to some of the world’s greatest art?

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In a brand new series of special satellite screenings arranged through ‘Exhibition On Screen’, you can experience current blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world right here at the Spalding cinema.

We have four shows lined-up. The first is from the highest profile exhibition of the year – Tate Modern’s ‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs’ on Thursday, October 2 at 2pm. This landmark show explores the final chapter in Matisse’s career, which saw him carving into colour and creating his series of spectacular cut-outs.

The film features Tate director Nicholas Serota as well as friends and relatives of Matisse and rare archive footage of the artist at work.

Tickets for the screening are £10, and a pre-exhibition lunch can be booked for an extra £6.50.

Watch this space for details of 2015 exhibition screenings, including: Rembrandt, Van Gogh and The Impressionists.

The next special matinee event transports you further than London, to Russia in fact, as Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of ‘The Legend of Love’ is beamed live from Moscow on Sunday, October 26 at 3pm. One of Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, this splendid tale explores the conflict between love and duty and features dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East.

Another first for Spalding audiences, this broadcast launches a Bolshoi matinee season which includes: The Nutcracker on January 10, 2015, Swan Lake on January 25, Romeo and Juliet on March 8 and Ivan The Terrible on April 19. Tickets are £13, £11.50 concessions.

And while we are on the subject of afternoon delights, we’ve just received confirmation of our request to screen Helen Mirren’s next movie, ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’, in which she plays a Michelin starred restaurant owner in a quaint village in the south of France.

As well as evening screenings, there are matinees scheduled for Friday, October 3 at 2pm, Saturday 4 at 11am and Tuesday 7 at 2pm. All screening dates are on the South Holland Centre website now and film guides are due to arrive later this week.