The Current War [12A]


Venue Barn Cinema

Running time 120 minutes

Next date 23rd August 6:00 pm

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About this event

Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon star in this epic historical drama about the battle to light the world.

Celebrity inventor Thomas Edison (Cumberbatch) is on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan; meanwhile, businessman George Westinghouse (Shannon) and his upstart genius partner Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult) think they have a superior plan for electrifying America, with the AC current. Embarking on a cutthroat competition to power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, breaking all the rules in their quest for ever greater innovation.

2017 | USA 

About the Barn

The Barn Cinema offers a truly unique experience: a wide-ranging film programme, including independent arthouse, world and mainstream cinema, all within a truly beautiful, renovated 15th century barn. It is also available to hire for birthday parties and private events.

Offer: Barn Cinema discount for Members

Dartington members will receive a £2 discount off full price tickets on films starting after 4pm, and £1 off films starting before 4pm (excluding Mondays). Applied when they log in during the checkout process. For more information about Membership, click here (opens in new tab).

Offer: National Lottery Cinema Day

If you are planning to book on the 25 August...
National Lottery Cinema Day is back in 2019!

Every time you play the National Lottery you’re supporting UK film production, exhibition and innovation, as well as community projects across the country.

To say THANK YOU, venues nationwide – including Barn Cinema – are inviting you to see a FREE film on Sunday 25 August with your ticket from Saturday 24 August’s Lotto Double Prize Event draw.

You can reserve your free adult cinema ticket from Wednesday 21 August at and check out the day's listings here.

First come, first served. Terms and conditions apply. See for full details.

If you don’t want to take your chances you can still book paid tickets for the day in
advance as usual on this page.

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