Why 35mm?

Why 35mm?


Why 35mm?


We try to present films on film as often as possible. We're one of the few remaining cinemas in the UK equipped to project from 35mm film and we're proud of it!


Film is the preferred format of directors like Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan - both of whom have released films on 35mm prints over the last couple of years (The Hateful Eight and Dunkirk respectively).


Seeing a film projected from film is a different experience - think of it as the difference between listening to music digitally and listening on vinyl - the latter is a more visceral, tangible experience and when it comes to screening from 35mm it connects us to the amazing history of cinema itself.


While digital cinema is an amazing advancement and has resulted in unrivalled clarity of picture and sound in recent years we love 35mm for it's particular, quirky qualities. Cinephiles all over the world still adore 35mm and so do we - so join us at our next 35mm screening for a unique, spectacular experience.


All our 35mm screenings will be listed as 'A Special 35mm Presentation' so you know what to look out for next time you want a taste of old-school cinematic magic!