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Brief Encounter

UK, 1945, 83mins, Cert.PG
Showtimes and location

Film description

At a café on a railway station, housewife Laura embarks upon an illicit liaison with a married stranger, Alec. Knowing their actions to be wrong, they continue to meet every Thursday, their love growing as strong as it is impossible.

Adapted from a play by Noël Coward, Brief Encounter is one of David Lean’s most enduring films, this British masterpiece is a romantic melodrama often ranked as one of the greatest films of all time.  


Memory Matinees

at Headingley HEART Centre

Memory Matinees have been designed to be inclusive to those living with dementia, as well as family members and carers. These screenings are rooted in the idea that a trip to the cinema is a powerful way for people to reconnect with memories.   Read more

Showing at


Venue details


Bennett Road, Leeds LS6 3HN, UK
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Access info

The HEART Centre is a fully accessible venue, with step-free access and extra wide doors at its entrance. A lift is available to all floors and assistance dogs are welcome. It also has a fully accessible ‘Changing Places’ disabled toilet. We will also continue to hold ‘Relaxed Screenings’ at HEART. These feature prompt start times, raised lighting, lower volume levels, and the ability for audiences to move freely around.

Refreshment info

Rose’s Tea Bar is supported by HEART and OWLS and provides cheap tea, coffee and cake for older people every Friday morning from 10am. The HEART Centre also features the Assembly Bar and Kitchen, with a range of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, as well as hot food and cold snacks.


All scheduled screenings have now passed.