Read Edward Lawrenson’s reports on five new London cinemas in the August 2015 issue of Sight & Sound
New cinemas, mostly of the swish, upmarket and upgraded variety, began to appear across London a few years back and in the last 18 months this trend has accelerated to such an extent that a new standard of comfort and immersion has become the norm. Is this enriched yet often expensive experience the only way to go? Edward Lawrenson reports on five new London cinemas, which set out to unpick the issues behind this welcome building boom.
+ A place to call Home
Manchester’s new £25 million art, theatre and film complex, HOME, with its five cinema screens, shows London is not the only UK city to benefit from the recent surge of openings. By Kevin Sampson.