Cinematique Presents: “Mary Queen of Scots”

Jan 7, 2019

Mary Queen of Scots runs from Monday, March 4th thru Wednesday, March 6th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart (Academy Award nominated Saoirse Ronan) defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Academy Award nominated Margot Robbie). Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.

From the critics:

The film succeeds best when it shows how in times more conducive to the friendship of women in power the two queens could have been sisters under the skin.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Actresses Saoirse Ronan (Mary) and Margot Robbie (Elizabeth) dominate in electrifying performances, fleshing out a cautionary tale that illustrates what happens when the virtues of loyalty, wisdom and self-control are thrown jarringly to the wayside.

Kristin Smith, Plugged In

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).