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Friday, Jun 3, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jun 4, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jun 5, 5:30 pm
Monday, Jun 6, 7:30 pm

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Based on a true story, The Duke is set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton (portayed by Jim Broadbent), a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history.

Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend.

Only 50 years later did the full story emerge: a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world -- and save his marriage.

"A charming, understated and completely enjoyable frolic about how ordinary people can do extraordinary things that seems doubly startling because, while seeming implausible, it also happens to be absolutely true."Rex Reed, Observer

"It’s a daft, lovely story, and it opens up like a flower...deeply and unexpectedly moving." Ty Burr

Directed by: Roger Michell

Cast: Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren

England | English | 2022 | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 95 minutes | R

Masks are encouraged but not required.


Film Prices

Lincoln Theatre Members get $2.00 off on the following prices with discount code:

General: $11.00
Seniors, Students and Active Military: $10.00
Children 12 and under: $8.50

Sunday Bargain Prices:

General: $9.50
Children 12 and under: $8.00

All prices include a $2.00 Preservation Fee that goes directly into our capital account for the preservation of the Lincoln Theatre and its programs.