Posted July 18, 2012 by Beth Webb - Events Editor in Features
 
 

Small Town Cinema


With cinema chains dominating the major towns and cities of the country it’s often those stuck in a little places that miss out on some truly terrific film. The determined small town fans however have taken matters into their own hands to bring movies to local communities and establishments nationwide.

With cinema chains
dominating the major towns and cities of the country it’s often those stuck in
a little places that miss out on some truly terrific film. The determined small
town fans however have taken matters into their own hands to bring movies to
local communities and establishments nationwide.

Currently touring the UK and celebrating local cinema to the
extreme is A Hansel of Film – Shetland to Southampton and Back. Curated by Mark Kermode and Linda
Ruth Williams
, Shetland Arts is encouraging local filmmakers to create work
to be shown to the public as part of the London 2012 Festival. Acting as a kind
of film relay, the event will be bouncing from Bristol to Belfast to Banchory,
around 125 films will be shown, ending at The Games itself. Entry to your
nearby screening is free but you’ll need to book a ticket HERE

London is riddled
with screenings held in its various boroughs and regions, but none comes
sweeter than The Flicker Club in Stoke Newington. One of the prettiest streets
in North London, the Town Hall on Church Street hosts a string of contemporary adaptations
to raise money for WaterAid and FilmMAD at £8.00 a pop. Name any popular novel
or short story made into a motion picture and The Flicker Club will no doubt
have it on their agenda if they haven’t already, always accompanied by special
guests to read some of the source material prior to the screening. Films are
shown every Thursday evening, find out about the club and what they have show HERE

In Cornwall, the
Bude Community Cinema group holds monthly screening for its residents, with July’s
selection being elderly walking film The Way at The Parkhouse Centre.
Previous screenings have included Woman In Black, Midnight in Paris and
Mr Popper’s Penguins so expect a little something for everyone and with
tickets starting at £2 you can take the whole family. You can find out all
information about this month’s and Augusts’ screenings HERE

You won’t get a
venue much smaller than the Appleton Reading Room in Yorkshire, which still
manages to house some of the best in independent cinema between it’s very close
four walls. August the 5th is the next screening for the room which will
be playing Herbert G. Ponting’s 1924 documentary The Great White,
following Captain Scott’s doomed race to the South Pole. View the
tiniest screening room HERE

The Film Place in Buckingham not only provides a cosy venue
for off centre and Hollywood cinema but also a sociable place for those with
common interest in film to meet and discuss. Mozart’s Sister and Cameron
Crowe’s We Bought A Zoo
(Main Picture) are lined up for this weekend’s programme, Mirror Mirror, Marley and Delicacy to
come. Find out more HERE

If you feel like your town is getting smothered by
blockbuster releases or doesn’t have an accessible cinema at all you can
arrange screenings of your very own.

Once you’ve decided on a venue make sure you have projector,
DVD player or laptop, and that there is sufficient sound amplification. Also
make sure you check the licensing rights for the film you want to show as film
distributors often require a fee to have it shown publicly.

With social media streaming out your fingertips publicising
your event is a lot easier than it used to be, and local press is a good way to
get coverage. So what are you waiting for? Put one together and let us know how
you get on!


Beth Webb - Events Editor

 
I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice