Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle are brilliant as a young couple going through one hell of a wedding night, in this new adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel.
Edward and Florence are made for each other. It is true that they come from different class backgrounds in 1960s England, but that doesn’t matter – everything falls into place when they are together.
Up until their wedding night, that is, when the nervous couple eat dinner in the hotel room on Chesil Beach, sitting at the table, a short distance away from the threatening double bed.
The debuting Dominic Cooke offers a heart-rending, beautiful, warm and sombre film about words, misunderstandings, and the choice between keeping quiet about something or uttering words that could change an entire life.
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Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.