Chapel Cinema

Empire of the Sun by Stephen Spielberg

The Chapel Cinema is a pop up cinema in Bethnal Green with FREE film screenings. In June the program is inspired by The Gallery Cafe book club, with film adaptations of great novels.

The film is based on JG Ballard's fantastic novel written in 1984 based upon his own experiences as a child in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.  Amidst Japan's invasion of China during World War II, Jamie Graham is enjoying a privileged and spoiled life in the Shanghai International Settlement. After the Attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese begin to occupy the settlement, and in the ensuing chaos to escape the city Jamie is separated from his parents...

Directed by Stephen Spielberg

Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson