Penwing (penwing) wrote,

Some thoughts on Cineworld and Picturehouse

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My experience of PictureHouse cinemas (City Screen in York and Liverpool's FACT) has been that they aren't just a cinema. They are art galleries, cafes, bars. They host film festivals (FACT regularly hosts LGBT film festivals and Homotopia events) and individual screenings. They hold events (I particularly remember a ridiculously fun double bill of Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge and an eye-opening double bill of Chris Nolan's Following and Memento) and Q&As. They show british films. They show queer films. They show european and world films.

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