AN 18-rated film is coming to Halstead’s Empire Theatre this week ahead of another week of great screenings.

Poor Things will be showing this Friday evening, April 19.

Based on the 1992 novel by Alastair Grey, it tells the story of a young woman brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist.

She then runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continent, free from the prejudice of her times, and grows steadfast in her purpose for equality and liberation.

Doors open at 7.15pm for 7.45pm. All seats £5.

The Wednesday matinee on April 24 will be the second screening of One Life, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter.

The film, rated 12A, tells the true story of London broker Nicholas Winton who helped rescue hundreds of predominately Jewish children from Czechoslovakian in a race against time before the Nazis closed the borders. 

Doors open at 2pm for 2.30 pm. All seats are £5.

The Empire is taking bookings on its website for the Royal Opera House streaming of Swan Lake on April 26.

It has also announced Cats will be showing on Wednesday, May 15.

It is the first ever film of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical taken from the stage at the New London Theatre, starring Elaine Page, John Mills and Ken Page.