Opening nights: new British cinemas

Videos and photography of the new batch of picturehouses that have sprung up around the capital this year. Plus a report from a DIY cinema overhaul in Liverpool!

Video

  • Deptford Cinema: one for all!

    Deptford Cinema: one for all!

    In the first of our video reports about new London cinemas, Edward Lawrenson speaks to Deptford Cinema’s Edwin Mingard about volunteer-run exhibition in the high-rent city, and the virtues of community-led programming.
    Friday 17 July 2015

  • Celluloid haven: Close Up Cinema

    Celluloid haven: Close Up Cinema

    In the second of our video reports about London’s 2015 batch of cinema initiatives, Edward Lawrenson sees and hears a valorous defence of celluloid film projection from Close Up Cinema’s Damien Sanville.
    Friday 17 July 2015

  • Building a small cinema in Liverpool

    Building a small cinema in Liverpool

    Anthony Killick embeds himself with a crack troupe of volunteer cinema refitters remaking a former Liverpool magistrates court as a cooperative picturehouse.
    Friday 17 July 2015

  • Expanding your world: Bertha DocHouse in the Curzon Bloomsbury

    Expanding your world: Bertha DocHouse in the Curzon Bloomsbury

    In the third of our video reports about London’s 2015 batch of cinema initiatives, Edward Lawrenson prowls a Tarkovsky-inspired renovation of the former Curzon Renoir, where he finds DocHouse director Elizabeth Wood explaining her ambitions for a dedicated space to host the best of documentary cinema.
    Thursday 5 November 2015

The pictures

  • Gallery: five new London cinemas

    Gallery: five new London cinemas

    Photographs by Etienne Gilfillan of London ’s 2015 batch of new cinema initiatives, including the Picturehouse Central and Curzon Bloomsbury arthouse-circuit flagships, and the independent Regent Street, Deptford and Close Up cinemas.
    Friday 17 July 2015

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