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  • RELOCATION

    From now on, posts will be made from our new Tumblr page:

    http://smallcinema.tumblr.com/

  • Let the right one in

    Apologies for not posting anything in a while! It's been a busy few months.
    After the amazing success we've had so far at Playhouse 2 with V For Vendetta in November and The Muppets Christmas Carol in December, I am delighted to announce we're carrying on this year with our programme of films!

    The first, starting February 1st at 8:00pm at Playhouse 2 is the wonderful new take on a vampire film: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.

    Let the right one in (2008)
    Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.

    Trailer: http...://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZJUgsZ56vQ

    Doors Open at 7:00pm , film at 8:00pm giving you access to a fully licensed bar serving an array of Fizzy, Alcoholic, & Hot drinks that you are able to take into the 150+ seat auditorium.
    This time round we have access to the Playhouse 2's State of the Art HD Projection equipment & Surround sound, so it's guaranteed to be an unmatchable experience.

    TICKETS £5 ! On Sale now!
    (They are General Admission, There's no need to book seats :) )
    Available from Sophie Barrott, xsophiexbarrottx@hotmail.co.uk, 07934885868
    or from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/104085
    Or from Interiors, Shaw, 01706 840 400
    Or you can Buy on the night :)

    Playhouse 2's Website: www.Playhouse2.com
    Facebook Event:http://www.facebook.com/?tid=1708829275790&sk=messages#!/event.php?eid=118806134853103

    Tell all your friends! We need as many people as possible to make the night wonderful.
    We hope to see you there, for a truly unforgettable night, once again.

  • Made a website !

    Have a look :)
    www.smallcinema.tk

  • We're Back !


    No longer at our Albion Street Address, The Small Cinema is getting bigger! With thanks to Playhouse 2, we are providing you with 2 films this year (beginning with this Bonfire Night-themed film) on a trial basis to get a more permanent slot for us!

    V FOR VENDETTA (Rated 8.2/10)
    132 min - Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    The futuristic tale unfolds in a Great Britain that's a fascist state. A freedom fighter known as V uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressive society. He rescues a young woman from the secret police, and she becomes his unlikely ally.

    Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rRn8kM4-ds

    Doors Open at 7:30pm , giving you access to a fully licensed bar serving an array of Fizzy, Alcoholic, & Hot drinks that you are able to take into the 150+ seat auditorium.
    This time round we have access to the Playhouse 2's State of the Art HD Projection equipment & Surround sound, so it's guaranteed to be an unmatchable experience.

    TICKETS £3 ! GO ON SALE 10TH OCTOBER 2010
    (They are General Admission, There's no need to book seats :) )
    Available from Sophie Barrott, xsophiexbarrottx@hotmail.co.uk, 07934885868

    Or from Interiors, Shaw, 01706 840 400
    Or from Gallery Oldham Reception !
    Or you can Buy on the night :)

    Playhouse 2's Website: www.Playhouse2.com

    Tell all your friends! We need as many people as possible to make the night wonderful.
    We hope to see you there, for a truly unforgettable night, once again.

  • Watch This Space

    Although the month's Film Festival is over & our location at 12 Albion Street is no longer, this is not the end!
    I will not give up in my mission to bring Oldham the more permanent Cinema it truly needs.
    Keep talking, don't forget about us, and most of all, Watch this space.

  • Ryder and Dutton Interview

    For anyone who hasn’t heard an exciting and innovative project is opening in Oldham this Thursday 12th August 2010 with the launch of the Small Screen Cinema Project in Oldham and we’re delighted to talk to Sophie Barrott who is behind this new exciting venture:

    Firstly Sophie Thank you so much for chatting to us about this project. I think the first question is definitely going to be what has to be what inspired you to undertake such a project?

    No problem! Well, about a year ago me and my mum were talking about the severe lack of anything to do. I just assumed I was at that awkward age, and that there was really nothing I could do about it. But we got into this huge discussion of how Xbox is consuming lives (mainly my brothers, haha), how anyone hardly goes out anymore. The only explanation we could find was that there wasn’t anywhere to go. And as I am a complete film buff & love going the cinema, we almost immediately got onto that. Oldham used to have about 12 cinemas, and now has none! The Train station in Shaw has shut, making going to Manchester 10x harder than it used to be. Getting to Odeon at Sandbrook Park is a difficult task in itself if you don’t have a car, and once you’re there you basically have to take out a loan to pay for your ticket and popcorn. I thought “Wouldn’t it be perfect if someone opened an affordable cinema in Oldham”.
    It’s easy enough to say that as that, because more often than not, you’re not going to be that someone. But I decided, right then, that I wanted to be that someone. And that I’d try, for the better of all of us, to try and get something happening.

    What made you choose Oldham for the venture?
    I’ve lived here all of my life and I just know that this is what the Town Centre needs. I miss the Roxy so much & everyone is always complaining about how Oldham needs a cinema, and hopefully, I’ll be giving them one to be proud of!

    Can you tell us about what types of films we can expect to see at the venue?

    We’ve literally got something to suit all tastes! I didn’t do the choosing myself; I left it up to our Facebook group ‘Summer Cinema Project Oldham’, who voted for their favourite films.
    Although I did have some influence in the screening of Donnie Darko (my favourite film), but luckily I was backed by a lot of others who share the same good taste, haha. On Thursday 12th August (Opening Night!) we’re showing Shaun of the Dead, backed by comedy-horror & Simon Pegg lovers everywhere. Then we are showing the Original Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory on Sunday 15th at 2:00pm. Almost Famous on Thursday 19th at 7:30, which is a really good film with Zooey Deschannel and Kate Hudson about a young guy who runs away with rock stars writing an article on them for Rolling Stone Magazine. We then have the HILARIOUS Jim Carrey and Renee Zelwegger film, Me Myself and Irene on Friday 20th August at 7:30pm. Followed by the cult classic A Clockwork Orange on Saturday 21st at 8:30pm. Then we have another favourite film of mine, American Beauty, starring Kevin Spacey, Thora Birch and Annette Benning backed by popular demand on Thursday 26th at 7:30pm. Another classic kids film we will be showing is Matilda on Sunday 29th at 2:00pm. I will never forget Mrs Trunchble, and the threat of the chokey, hahah. That film was probably my favourite as a kid. On Thursday 2nd September at 7:30pm we have Into The Wild, which is a beautiful film not many know about directed by Sean Penn and starring one of my favourite actors, Emile Hirsch, and even the vampire-lover herself, twilight star, Kristen Stewart. On Friday the 3rd September at 8:30pm we will be showing, the awe inspiring, confusing, wonderful, open-ended psychological thriller/mystery/ madness that is Donnie Darko. And finally, Last but not least, for our closing night on Saturday 4th September at 8:30 pm we will be showing the classic, and definitive Tarantino film, Pulp Fiction ! So hopefully, we’re catering for as many people as possible.

    And how can tickets be purchased?
    You can buy tickets directly from me by emailing: xsophiexbarrottx@hotmail.co.uk from the Gallery Oldham Reception, or you can risk it on the night and buy on the door. Tickets are selling out fast so people need to be reserving tickets and seats to ensure they can get in. And even better, get in and get the comfiest, big blue sofa seats!

    How has the project been received locally?
    I’ve had so much positive feedback from everyone! People are just so thankful that something is being done, finally! At first some people really didn’t understand what was going on, they couldn’t comprehend that it was real and that I was setting this all up when I’m only 17. I assure you it is real! Haha. I’ve had so much positive media coverage also. Earlier on this week I was on Oldham Community Radio being interviewed, and I even have my own 30 second advert on there now! Yesterday I also had a photo shoot with my oldest friend Natalie Wood for the Chronicle and the Advertiser, and today I have had BBC Radio Manchester around recording for their breakfast programme! I have been so busy and put so much effort into making all this happen, along with a few trusty helpers (My Boyfriend Shaun Butterworth, Nathan Hill, Tom Chadderton, to name a few), and hopefully Oldham-ers will realise this, and continue to be positive !

    How long has the project taken from your first concept to opening night?
    It was around this time last year I began emailing people on a whim, with only a desire to try my hardest to get a cinema. I had absolutely no idea that a year on I’d be opening it myself! There was a very long waiting period in-between. But from getting the actual OK on the project, and the space, it will have been around 4-5 weeks. So it has been a pretty fast and hectic turnaround! I have never been bored though, for one second. It has really occupied my every thought, and I have loved it.

    What are your longer term hopes the project?
    Right now I’m just focussing on making this month’s project run as smoothly and as well as possible. There has been word of doing it again, maybe once a month and having something similar at Christmas, which I’d get involved in again in a heartbeat! But in the long run, I really hope it inspires someone, somewhere to get an actual cinema up and running. Whether I’d be involved in that, I can’t say. But I would love to be. My future has always been heading towards film, and running a cinema is my absolute dream!

  • A BigThank you

    I'd just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped out with the Small Cinema. Everyone at Cornerhouse, Deborah Parker as well A everyone at Oldham Council & The Arts Development Team who made it possible, Annie, Dave, Rachel & Jeremy Davies.
    And of course my wonderful Staff who were there every night; Shaun Butterworth, Nathan Hill, Thomas James, i couldn't have done it without you !
    Not forgetting My Mum, Brother, Dad, Tom Chadderton, Laura Henry, Natalie Wood, Ben Abbott and everyone else who's supported us throughout the project.
    You have all truly been amazing & helped through thick and thin & I couldn't be more grateful.

  • Thanks to Dave Cullen







  • American Beauty

    For the screening of American Beauty Sophie made little paper roses with the small cinema seal on a ribbon tied tag for everyone attending upon their exit. They went down a storm!

  • Oldham Chronicle Photos


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