This special New Year’s Day preview gave local people the chance to see Empire of Light – filmed just around the coast at Margate’s historic Dreamland cinema – before its nationwide cinema release. Guests were treated to free popcorn in special Empire of Light boxes, and received exclusive Empire of Light film postcards to commemorate the event.
Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth
UK • 2023 • 115 mins
At a seaside cinema in the 1980s, Hilary struggles with her mental health, while new employee Stephen faces prejudice and adversity. Together they find human connection and a sense of belonging.