Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Hamlet’: Where to watch it in Southern California

Benedict Cumberbatch is currently appearing in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at the Barbican in London.

Benedict Cumberbatch is currently appearing in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at the Barbican in London.

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Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch who missed out on tickets to his London stage performance in “Hamlet” will have the opportunity to catch the British actor in Shakespeare’s most famous play starting Thursday, when the National Theatre Live simulcasts the production to cinemas around the world.

“Hamlet,” which is running at the Barbican in London, will be shown live in some time zones, but in Southern California, audiences will watch a delayed transmission of the performance on Thursday evening.

NT Live will also present encore screenings of the performance in the months ahead.

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Cumberbatch plays Shakespeare’s Danish prince alongside Ciaran Hinds as Claudius, Anastasia Hille as Gertrude, Jim Norton as Polonius and Sian Brooke as Ophelia. Lyndsey Turner directs the production.

The London run, which is set to conclude Oct. 31, received mixed reviews from critics, but that hasn’t stopped Cumberbatch’s many fans from gobbling up tickets. The running time of the production is expected to be about four hours, including an intermission.

In Southern California, Thursday’s simulcast is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Here is a select list of cinemas in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties that will be screening the play.

Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14, Downtown L.A.
AMC Universal CityWalk 19, Universal City.
Cinemark North Hollywood, North Hollywood.
Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills 15, Baldwin Hills / Crenshaw.
Edwards Alhambra Renaissance, Alhambra.
Cinemark Xd at the Promenade, Westchester.
Cinemark Playa Vista and Xd, Playa Vista.
AMC Rolling Hills, Torrance.
AMC Santa Anita 16, Arcadia.
Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, Irvine.
AMC Tustin 14, Tustin.
Cinemark Century Stadium 25, Orange.
Edwards Aliso Viejo 20, Aliso Viejo.
Century Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach.
AMC Marina Pacifica 12, Long Beach.
Edwards Long Beach 26, Long Beach.
Cinemark At the Pike, Long Beach.
AMC Tyler Galleria 16, Riverside.
AMC Puente Hills 20, City of Industry.

Encore screenings will take place in the coming months, with venues that include the James Bridges Theatre at UCLA (Oct. 31; Nov. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15); Sundance Sunset Cinema (Nov. 7, 9, 11); and select Laemmle theaters (late December).

For a full list of screenings, go to Here’s a trailer for the NT Live transmission of “Hamlet.”

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