Where there is film and an audience, there is cinema
So, who’s ready to start something new for our area?
These photos were all taken at the Giant Screen in Birmingham, formally the IMAX.
The Cinema at Millennium Point has the largest cinema screen in the Midlands. The projection system includes twin state-of-the-art Barco 4K digital projectors, paired with industry-leading Dolby Digital 3D technology.
Regal Cinema, Evesham
The main screen will have 300 seats and there will be two others with 60 and 40 capacity. There will be a large cafe at the bottom of the building which will not be a franchise. The restoration has been well documented on Facebook and the owners have gone to great lengths to use original fittings where possible and maintain its’ listed status.
I’ll definitely be queuing up when it opens.
The Splendid Cinema
Splendid Cinema is a film society for showing independent films from world cinema and really needs support from the people of Worcester.
Every two weeks, the Splendid Cinema shows a film at the Worcester Arts Workshop, currently the only venue offering an alternative to mainstream pictures. It’s really important to support these kinds of initiatives because there are people who are not satisfied with the current offerings from the chain multiplex cinemas and Splendid Cinema provides an alternative.
Worcester Standard newspaper reports, Mikel Koven, who has taken over the running of the fortnightly cinema, has opted to take the society back to its roots by screening critically-acclaimed independent films from world cinema.
The autumn season kicks off this Sunday (September 25) with Morris - A Life with Bells On, which is a humourous and affectionate mockumentary following the fortunes of a group of morris dancers.
Other offerings include the Halloween screening of horror film I Saw the Devil, directed by Jee-Woon Kim, on October 30 and Dark Waters on November 13, followed by a question and answer session with director Andrew Gale and screenwriter Andrew Stevenson.
“We’ve gone back to what Splendid Cinema does best, introducing the region to new and exciting films from around the world which would never play at more mainstream venues,” said Mr Koven.
“We want to be an interface between Worcester and world cinema but there has to be a value to the community.
Without community support, there is no Splendid Cinema.”