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Movies screening in English in Budapest: April 2018

If you don’t speak Hungarian but want to visit the cinema in Budapest, it can be difficult to find out which films are showing in English. Luckily, there are many cinemas and film clubs screening newly released films and classic flicks with English subtitles and/or with the original audio. Each month we share some movies to check out, with links to the show times too, so you’ll know exactly which cinema to head to and when. All you need do is grab some popcorn!

The 15:17 To Paris

In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris, an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends' lives, from the struggles of childhood onwards, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the 500 passengers on board. Produced and directed by Clint Eastwood.

Where to watch it?

The film screens with original English audio and Hungarian subtitles at Cinema City Allee and Aréna. More details

Edward Scissorhands

Who doesn't love Edward Scissorhands? He is lovely, gentle, kind and just a little clumsy... Edward is an animated human being designed by a scientist who unfortunately dies before he can finish assembling Edward, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance a little accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. One day, a loving suburban saleswoman discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg's teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward's hands make him an outcast. Tim Burton's romantic dark fantasy is a true classic.

Where to watch it?

The film screens with original English audio and Hungarian subtitles on April 7th at the Bem Cinema. More details

Jaws

Duuun dun duuun dun duuun dun dun dun... Jaws is a true classic of American cinema. When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper and grizzled ship captain Quint offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature. 

Where to watch it?

The film screens with original English audio and Hungarian subtitles on April 21st at the Art+ Cinema, organized by the Budapest Boulevard Cinema. More details

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is an authentic, human portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. This biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem.

Where to watch it?

The film screens with original English audio and Hungarian subtitles at Cinema City Allee, Aréna, Campona and WestEnd. More details

Pacific Rim: Uprising

John Boyega stars as Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure mankind's victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in the criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through cities and bring the world to its knees, Jake is given one last chance by his estranged sister, Mako Mori, to live up to his father's legacy.

Where to watch it?

The film screens with original English audio at Cinema City Allee and Aréna. More details

Ready Player One

From the great Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s eponymous bestseller, a worldwide phenomenon. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. The people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When he dies, Halliday leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Where to watch it?

The film screens with original English audio and Hungarian subtitles at Cinema City Allee, Aréna, Campona and WestEnd. More details

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