Summerhall Cinema -
the only cinema on the Southside of Edinburgh - opens with brand-new film
programme this October
This October, Summerhall turns the Red Lecture Theatre into Summerhall Cinema - the only cinema on the Southside of
Edinburgh - with a brand-new cinema programme. Tickets for Summerhall
Cinema - opening on Friday 1 October - go on sale today, Wednesday 15
Cosy up this Autumn with all your favourite new movies, cutting-edge cinema
technology and a warming drink from Summerhall’s Gallery Bar. Creating a
top-of-the-line movie going experience, The Red Lecture Theatre has been
upgraded with Dolby 5.1 surround sound and cinema-grade DCP projection,
creating an immersive, intimate cinema experience for film fans throughout
Edinburgh to enjoy. These upgrades have been made possible thanks to Screen
Scotland’s Cinema Equipment Fund.
The Red Lecture Theatre has previously been used as a cinema by many of our
favourite film organisations including Edinburgh Short Film Festival,
Cinefile, French Film Festival and Cinematic, as well as Summerhall’s own
seasonal programmes. Now, Summerhall makes its cinema a weekly feature with
film programmes including CineHall and Screen Horizons, as well as one-off and guest screenings.
The brand-new programme will feature a mix of new releases, independent
studio titles, modern horror, retrospectives and world cinema gems. Every
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, audiences can choose from six diverse and
exciting titles - or settle in for a movie marathon - from across the full
spectrum of cinema.
Audiences at the Summerhall Cinema’s opening weekend, from Friday 1 October
will enjoy: First Cow, a perceptive, slow-burn
Western set in the 19th Century Pacific Northwest from director Kelly
Reichardt; a raucous day out in the streets of Edinburgh with director
Michael Caton Jones’ Our Ladies, adapted from
Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos; genre-director favourite Edgar Wright’s
first documentary, a musical odyssey through five decades, The Sparks Brothers; and the British debut from
Edinburgh-based director Ben Sharrock - Limbo - a
deadpan comedy drama following a Syrian refugee who finds himself in a
refugee centre on a remote Scottish island - the first feature-length film
to be shot on Uist.
On Sundays, Screen Horizons will screen a series of
international titles, programmed by the French Film Festival. The first
offerings on Sunday 3 October will include The Swallows of Kabul (Les Hirondelles de Kaboul)
, an animated drama by Zabou Breitman and Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec which
portrays life under Taliban control and The Lady in the Portrait (Le Portrait Interdict),
a sumptuous costume epic in Mandarin and French which evokes the unique
rapport between a French missionary and the Manchurian empress, directed by
Charles de Meaux.
Summerhall Cinema will also play host to one-off screenings and events,
including a cinema takeover from Edinburgh’s newest poetry festival Push The Boat Out, screening a series of
specially-selected feature length movies, short documentaries, diverse
animations and more from 15 - 17 October. A one-off screening from the Taiwan Film Festival on Wednesday 27 October will be
accompanied by a live film score.
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