Rules Don’t Apply



An aspiring young actress and her ambitious young driver struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes for whom they work. It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen, songwriter, and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.

Starring:  Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening
Runtime:  2 hrs. 38 mins.
Rating:  14A
Genre:  Comedy/Drama/Romance
Saturday, December 10 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 14 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 16 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Classic Movie Holidays

Monday, December 19 to Friday, December 23 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“We’re gonna have the hap- hap- happiest Christmas”.  Empire Christmas movie week.  Just in the “Nick” of time!

Come out and celebrate these timeless favourites with family and friends on the BIG SCREEN the way they meant to be seen.


Monday, December 19
Miracle On 34th Street @ 2 p.m.
A Christmas Story @ 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20
It’s A Wonderful Life @ 2 p.m.
Christmas Vacation @ 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21
The Polar Express @ 2 p.m.
The Family Stone @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 22
A Christmas Carol @ 2 p.m.
Scrolled @ 7 p.m.
Friday, December 23
Home Alone @ 2 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:

November 2 – Angry Indian Goddesses

 November 16 – Last Cab To Darwin

November 30 – The Dressmaker