Event cinema: live screenings of opera and ballet are the British new wave

Today's blockbusters are more likely to be live screenings of opera or ballet than the latest Hollywood movie. Jonathan Owen reports

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Cinemas are proving to be a goldmine for some of the UK's finest opera and ballet companies, with Hollywood stars including Daniel Craig and Ryan Gosling being nudged aside by the rise of live arts streamed into auditoriums in a growing trend for "event cinema".