In cinemas 5 January 2024. On BFI Player and Blu-ray from 22 January.

In Britain’s post-punk Thatcher years, the infamous and legendary Scala cinema showed a diverse range of films, from high art to cult classics, sexploitation, horror, Kung-Fu and LGBTQIA+. Nudging boundaries of convention, it became an inspiration for future famous creatives. With interviews from nearly 50 contributors, previously unseen archive footage and film clips, Scala!!! is an anarchic, uproarious documentary telling the riotous inside story of the cinema, with an original soundtrack by celebrated musician Barry Adamson.


UK 2023
96 mins
Cert 18

Dir Jane Giles, Ali Catterall
With Barry Adamson, Stewart Lee, Cathi Unsworth, John Waters

Special events



10 February
MK Gallery

17 February
Kino Teatr

21 February
Cube Cinema