The Lobster

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Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious hotel while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him… At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, THE LOBSTER is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by Lanthimos and his terrific cast. The filmmaker displays a completely singular style and mastery of tone, finding the perfect balance between sharp-edged satire and romantic fable that entertains its audience while also leaving them with lots to reflect on long after the credits have rolled.
Starring:  Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, John C. Riley, Olivia Colman
Runtime:  1 hr. 58 mins.
Rating:  14A
Genre:  Drama/Romance
Tuesday, May 3 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 5 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 6 @ 2 pm. & 7:30 p.m.




EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Starring:  Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman
Runtime:  1 hr. 42 mins.
Rating:  14A
Genre:  Drama/Thriller/War
Tuesday, May 10 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 12 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

The Meddler



The Meddler
With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – and find a new purpose in life.
Starring:  Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons
Runtime:  1 hr. 40 mins.
Rating:  PG
Genre:  Comedy/Drama
Tuesday, May 24 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 26 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 27 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 31 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Quinte Film Alternative

The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative. 

QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Evening shows cost $11.00 and matinee’s are $9.00 general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit for more information and membership details.

Upcoming Films:

Mustang – Wed. March 30 @ 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Trumbo – Wed. April 6 7:30 p.m. only – Free – QFA 20th Anniversary special presentation 
My Internship in Canada – Wed. April 13 @ 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Room – Wed. April 27 @ 2 & 7:30 p.m.