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EMPIRE OF LIGHT is in select theaters on December 9 and expanding to additional locations over several weeks. From Academy Award®-winning director and writer Sam Mendes, EMPIRE OF LIGHT is a moving drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times. Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English coastal town in the early 1980s, it follows Hilary (Olivia Colman) a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Micheal Ward), a new employee who longs to escape this provincial town in which he faces daily adversity. Both Hilary and Stephen find a sense of belonging through their unlikely and tender relationship and come to experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.

  • 1 hr 54 minChildren under 17 may not attend R-rated movies unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Children ages 6 and under are not allowed at R-rated movies after 6pm.
  • Dec 9, 2022
  • Drama

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Cast & Crew

  • Colin FirthActor

  • Olivia ColmanActor

  • Michael WardActor

  • Tanya MoodieActor

  • Crystal ClarkeActor

  • Toby JonesActor

  • Sam MendesDirector

  • Sam MendesProducer

  • Pippa HarrisProducer

  • Sam MendesWriter