Empire of Light


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Dec 30, 2022 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jan 1, 2023 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jan 2, 2023 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jan 3, 2023 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jan 4, 2023 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jan 5, 2023 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:115 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom, United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sam Mendes
Cast:Olivia Colman
Micheal Ward
Toby Jones
Colin Firth


From Academy Award-winning director and writer Sam Mendes, “Empire of Light” is an intimate and moving story about love, friendship, and connection, set in a coastal town in Southern England against the social turmoil of the early 1980s.

Hilary (Olivia Colman), a woman with a difficult past and an uneasy present, is part of a makeshift family at the old Empire Cinema on the seafront. When Stephen (Micheal Ward) is hired to work in the cinema, the two find an unlikely attraction and discover the healing power of movies, music and community.

“Empire of Light” features a stellar, award-winning cast led by Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, with Toby Jones and Colin Firth.

“An achingly lovely film – the best Mendes has yet made.” – Vanity Fair

“Olivia Colman is brilliant – both poignant and riveting. Micheal Ward lights up the screen in a star-making performance.” – W Magazine