Cinema

The Human Voice: Pedro Almodóvar’s English language debut arrives in cinemas this November

The Human Voice arrives in cinemas nationwide from the 7th November Pathé have today announced that the new short film, THE HUMAN VOICE, directed by Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, starring Tilda Swinton, will be launched on 7 November 2020 at a Special Event Screening in cinemas across the UK. The film will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Almodóvar …

A Christmas Carol: New adaptation comes to cinemas and theatres this festive season

A Christmas Carol, a brand new retelling of the classic family Christmas tale, will be coming to both cinemas and select theatres nationwide from November 20th, as Scrooge looks to help save Christmas. Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya and Andy Serkis lend their voices to the tale, whilst dance performances are led by former Royal Ballet …

Max Winslow arrives in cinemas for half term

Munro Films will be releasing spooky family sci-fi Max Winslow And The House of Secrets (cert 12A) on October 23rd in time for school UK school half term. The film was released in Scotland on Friday to coincide with earlier half terms and will have showings from this Friday at Showcase Nottingham, Showcase Leicester and Savoy Nottingham. Starring Sydne Mikelle …

Endless: Teen love story comes to Showcase Cinemas from October 16

From the distributor that brought you After We Collided, the UK Box Office teen smash hit, comes teen love story Endless, launching in Showcase Cinemas from October 16th. When madly in love high school graduates Riley (Alexandra Shipp) and Chris (Nicholas Hamilton) are separated by a tragic car accident, Riley blames herself for her boyfriend’s death while Chris is stranded …

Cineworld shares plunge 56% as they confirm temporary closure

Following on from our breaking news story yesterday, Cineworld has this morning confirmed temporary closure of all UK and US screens. The proposed ‘temporary’ closure will come into effect from Thursday, with little consultation with staff; many of whom found out via the press yesterday. The announcement quickly led to the groups share price falling by 56%, only further damaging …

Cineworld in trouble?

It’s no secret just how devastating the effect on cinemas has been during COVID-19. However, the second-largest cinema chain in the world ‘Cineworld’ has also had a massive debt to contend with. Its ever-increasing scale brought into question as cinema operators closed their doors back in March. After all, Cineworld has expanded well beyond its foundations, buying Regal in the …

What is the future of cinema post the pandemic?

There was once a time where film studios reigned supreme in their control of theatrical movie presentation. With many of the biggest names in Hollywood owning prestigious theatres, ensuring their films reached the widest audience possible. However, by the early 1950s, the system that had helped create Hollywood was slowly dying. With a studio system in collapse as they grappled …

Arena Cinelounge becomes the first Los Angeles cinema to reopen its doors

Arena Cinelounge Sunset, Hollywood’s arthouse, genre, and independent cinema, is to become the first cinema in Los Angeles to re-open on Friday, June 19, 2020 with special engagements of classic BAFTA and Independent Spirit Award winner The Unbearable Lightness of Being and the 2020 festival winner Babyteeth starring Ben Mendelsohn. Ushering in what maybe a new normal in cinema attendance for sometime to come. With many …

The Granada Bedford – The loss of our cinematic heritage

My first experience of cinema was the stunning, grand and magical Granada Cinema Bedford, as a child I will never forget the awe of this 1930s picture palace. Sitting opposite St Peters green in the town, it owned its surroundings with an assured and comforting design, a home to all the big screen adventures and experiences the week had to offer. I remember with fondness the long queues for a film, stretching around the corner of the building, the box office lined with red curtains, where you were issued with a small paper ticket that led to the large sweeping staircase, the Granada’s huge auditorium awaiting you.
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