Showroom Cinema with Linnea Pettersson
“School’s out for summer”, as Alice Cooper once squawked.
While Alice didn’t especially sing about hitting up your local independent cinema for several weeks of blockbuster belly-ticklers and stone-cold family classics, that’s what we do at the Showroom, and we think it sounds like a dream way to start the day!
If you need some film-based inspiration for things to do this summer, read on to see what we have on offer (no young person necessary, we’ve picked a programme of films that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone).
From 29th July and throughout August at 10:30am, Monday to Friday, re-watch a much-loved favourite or introduce the young people you know to whole worlds of new adventures.
Search for lost treasure with The Goonies, follow the inspiring and heart-warming story of Babe, the little pig who wanted to be a sheepdog, or help save a of band of chickens from being made into pies (they don’t like gravy!).
Tickets for each of these screenings are just £4 and under 15s can also get a small popcorn and soft drink for just £2. The full programme of our summer family classics includes: The Goonies; Chicken Run; The Land Before Time; Babe; and The NeverEnding Story.
We’re also continuing our film club Reel Adventures, where you can find films you won’t necessarily see anywhere else.
These screenings run fortnightly on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:30am, and also cost £4. On Saturday, the film is followed by a free pop-up craft session, where we lay out a table of bits and bobs and give you the space to let your creative spirit run wild.
On Sunday, the film is screened again but the cinema environment is altered to provide a low sensory experience - the sound is reduced, and the house lights are kept on low. Everybody is free to make noise, move around and bring their own snacks.
Films in this programme include Whale Rider (recently chosen by Mark Kermode as one of his 25 best films for children); Akeelah and the Bee; Spirited Away; and Wonder.
We have also picked some of our favourite films of the last year alongside new releases like The Lion King and Horrible Histories: The Movie. In August, you can catch Toy Story 4, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and The Lego Movie 2, which cost our regular ticket price.
Head to the ‘Family Films’ section of our website for more info and screening times.
And if family classics aren’t quite your thing, we’re screening Nic Roeg classic Don’t Look
Now from Friday 26th July as a precursor to a small Roeg retrospective in August.