Live from London
National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. We’ve since broadcast more than fourty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the UK.
Our broadcasts have now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world, including over 650 venues in the UK alone.
Theatre have included Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller; War Horse; Man and Superman with Ralph Fiennes; and Everymanwith Chiwetel Ejiofor. Our biggest single broadcast to date is Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican, which has been seen by over 550,000 people.
How we do it
Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.
Satellites allow the productions to be broadcast live to cinemas throughout the UK, as well as many European venues. Other venues view the broadcasts ‘as live’ according to their time zone, or at a later date.
The King of Rock’n’Roll’s best concert in the cinema
In 1968, after a seven-year break in which he devoted himself to his film career, Elvis Presley played a legendary live concert. It is known as “’68 Comeback Special”, was broadcast on TV and once again triggered a real Elvis euphoria. The legendary 90-minute show is considered one of his best performances ever!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the ingenious concert film “Elvis: ’68 Comeback Special” returns to the big screen. In addition to the 90-minute concert, this event will feature 20 minutes of bonus material (including a newly produced introduction and studio tour with the original director Steve Binder as well as interviews with Priscilla Presley). and that on the:
On Thursday, August 16th, the 41st anniversary of the death of the King of Rock’n’Roll, one of the greatest moments in rock’n’roll history will electrify all fans in Frankfurt at the CineStar Metropolis.
Terence Hill LIVE in the CineStar Metropolis!
On August 25ththe cinema legend Terence Hill returns and will exclusively present his new road movie “Mein Name ist Somebody – Zwei Fäuste kekehren zurück” personally at the CineStar Metropolis.
Terence Hill has worked on his road movie “Mein Name ist Somebody” for ten years, wrote the script, directed and starred in it. Terence Hill dedicates “My name is Somebody – Two Fists Return” to his congenial long-time acting partner Bud Spencer.