A new regular pop-up cinema has been launched in E17. Screen 17 will put on film screenings at the Orford Road Social Club, beginning with a Kids Club screening in July and launching evening cinema screenings from September.
Screen 17 has been put together by Vintage Cabaraoke and Location Audio, and aims to show a wide range of films in a regular cinema environment in Walthamstow. Walthamstow is of course one of only two London boroughs without a cinema and while the tug of war over the EMD Cinema rumbles on, this looks like a positive development.
Screen 17 will begin with a Saturday Kids Film Club twice a month from September, with a launch screening in July. These will be run in conjunction with Scribble & Smudge, a local children’s organisation. Confirmed Kids Club screenings are:
Saturday 16 July – ‘The Jungle Book’, the 1967 Disney classic will be shown from 10am-12.30pm.
Saturday 3 September – ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, a 2004 Japanese film. This screening will run from 10am-1.30pm and be part of the E17 Art Trail. It will feature an interactive children’s workshop.
After that, the Kids Club will run on the first and third Saturday of each month.
Also from September, there will be regular Thursday evening screenings of adult films (as in, not kids films, rather than, you know, “adult films”) twice a month. No details are available about which films will be shown, but the press release promises “a range of mainstream, independent, art-house, classic and cult” films, and the bar will also be open for the evening screenings.
All the screenings will take place at the Orford Road Social Club, E17 9QR. That’s all the information I’ve got at the moment, but it sounds exciting and I for one would really welcome being able to go and see films without having to leave the borough I live in. The Screen 17 website is here (some details are on it now but there’s a lot of dummy text, I think it goes live properly on Monday 20 June) where presumably more details will be posted. Vintage Cabaraoke’s Fb page is here, Location Audio’s site is here and information on Scribble & Smudge is here.