Scala Beyond – a 6-week nationwide film season celebrating all forms of cinema exhibition
Following the success of 2011’s Scala Forever film season in London, the team behind it are back with Scala Beyond (18th August – 29th September 2012), a six week season celebrating all forms of cinema exhibition across the UK, from film clubs to film festivals, picture palaces to pop-up venues and even venturing into homes and schools.
With over 100 (and rising!) different exhibitors from Newcastle to Birmingham, Glasgow to Brighton, putting on over 175 screenings of 250+ films, including double and triple bills, outdoor screenings, interactive events and live rescores, and of course the legendary all-nighters, this year’s season promises to offer something for everyone, with all of the tie-in events featured on a new site at www.scalabeyond.com
This year, Scala Beyond has widened its scope to include a more diverse range of films and exhibitors into the season, with a focus on the people and methods behind what makes a screening special. As part of this, exhibitors will be making ‘Declarations’ highlighting what makes their events unique, available to read on fillthelandwithcinemas.wordpress.com. Plus, there’s the chance for anyone to get involved, by taking part in the first Home Cinema Day on Saturday 1st September, supported by MovieMail and Film4. Simply pick a film or two, invite some friends or family round to watch them and let us know about it via our social media links including @HomeCinemaDay and #hcd2012.
Joint season organiser Roxy Bar and Screen will again be the ‘home’ of the season in London and this year will host 14 different programmers with 28 different screenings and events over the 6 week period. Check out their website for full details, but don’t miss in the first weeks Animat’s live rescore to John Carpenter’s Dark Star on the 26th plus Filmbar70’s World Wide Action all-nighter on the 1st Sep!! Other highlights for the first 2 weeks include: