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Post by cootewards » Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:19 pm

Has anyone else hear the new, that The OTHER Cinema closed down last Sunday 14th Nov. The reason given was low profits I believe.

Anyone have any thoughts on possible replacements. This is a great shame not just for how it might impact on sci-fi London, but also for the screening of independent films in London in general.

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Post by Roosta » Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:05 pm

This is indeed a great shame.

Possible alternative venues have been suggested (see the "Featival Pass?" thread), but so far we have yet to hear any official news on a replacement to The Other Cinema for SFL.
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Post by Shinji Ikari » Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:39 am

Yes it was menshiond in anuther thread its a real shame to here about it but the question is wich cinima can replace it nere by because the ones in lester Square would be too dear and you probbly cant rent them out especily big name ones so what small named independt ones are there to chose from?

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Post by zcarstheme » Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:09 am

Man, that's a heartbreaker.

I know the Ritzy in Brixton can be rented out and holds quite a few festivals. Too far out of the centre?

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Post by Roosta » Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:24 pm

Well "The Ritzy" is a Picturehouse cinema, just like "The Other Cinema" was, so that might make things a lot easier for them to organise.

However, as you say, it would mean splitting the festival over quite a great distance, or alternatively moving the entire festival over there (which given that they have five screens and two digital projectors is perhaps not so far-fetched).

Personally I like The Ritzy, I've just never been that big a fan of Brixton!
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Post by Shinji Ikari » Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:10 am

But how far away is that one from the curzen you got to remember they cant be too far away

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Post by Roosta » Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:38 am

its a LLLLLooooonnnngggggg way away!
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Post by Shinji Ikari » Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:13 am

Yer I thoght so

its realy going to be a hard job finding anuther locashion

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