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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Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
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.