ODEON Dorchester has a busy autumn and winter season ahead, with a variety of alternative screenings planned, including National Theatre Live productions, Royal Opera and a selection of documentaries.

The season begins on Thursday September 1 with the NT Live screening of Terence Rattigan’s ‘The Deep Blue Sea.’ Rattigan’s masterpiece features Helen McCrory playing what is held as one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Her affair has devastating consequences, leading to a suicide attempt.

The new season continues with footage live from the red carpet in Ron Howard’s ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years’ on Thursday September 15. This new documentary compiles interviews, anecdotes and music from the iconic rock band.

Cosi Fan Tutte will be broadcast live from The Royal Opera House on Monday October 17 in a new production of Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera on the nature of love. Conducted by Semyon Bychkov, the production features a cast of young and up-and-coming talent, including American soprano Corinne Winters.

To round off this year’s alternative screenings, The Nutcracker by the Royal Ballet will be shown on Thursday December 8. Captivating generations of audiences around the world, Tchaikovsky’s ballet tells the story of a young girl that disappears into a magical world, after opening a new present on Christmas Eve.

Alan Escott, general manager at the ODEON Dorchester, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming fans of our alternative screenings back to the cinema after a busy summer of blockbusters. We have screenings lined up from National Theatre Live and The Royal Opera House. The season will be complemented by a great selection of documentaries.”

Tickets start from £10, with family tickets available. A full list of screenings can be found online or in the cinema, with new showings being added regularly.

The ODEON Dorchester is situated within the Brewery Square development and tickets can be booked by calling 0871 224 1891 or visiting www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/dorchester/214.