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Empire of the Sun

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Steven Spielberg Run Time: 153 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1987

Starring: Christian Bale, Joe Pantoliano, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

A young Christian Bale stars as a privileged English boy living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force foreigners into prison camps. Despite separation from his parents and terrible living conditions, the boy’s childlike spirit is a beacon of hope for fellow prisoners.