Ceylon Theatres (Pvt) Ltd has partnered with British Council in Sri Lanka, and By Experience USA to bring the UK's world-famous National Theatre live performances to the cinema audience in Sri Lanka.

Screening programme

Life of Pi 

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel. After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?

Filmed live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens.

  • Majestic Cinema (Screen – Ultra)
    19, 20, 26, 27 August 2023
  • Regal Cinema, Jaffna (Screen – Bronze)
    2 September 2023


An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwen (The Alienist), and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s a refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost. Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.

Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.

  • Majestic Cinema (Screen – Ultra)
    16, 17, 23, 24 September 2023
  • Regal Cinema, Jaffna (Screen – Bronze)
    30 September 2023

About Ceylon Theatres

The Group has been associated with the national cinema industry for over 90 years with the making of the first national production and thereon producing landmark local motion pictures such as “Golu Hadawatha”, “Nidhanaya”, “Akkara Paha”, “Sakman Maluwa” etc that have won international acclaim. Ceylon Theatres presently operates Seventeen cinema screens in Seven locations under Regal Cinemas and Majestic Cinema.