Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Nottingham's Smallest Cinema Reopens As Screen 22

Nottingham's smallest cinema is back and it's, well, just as small as ever!

Renamed Screen 22 after its number of seats,
the cinema is thought to be the smallest commercial cinema in the world and has been reopened by Amy Gathercole who, at 24, is the youngest female owner of a cinema in the UK. 

Based in Broad Street, the cinema has a long history at the site with a reputation for showing X-rated films in the 1960s. The cinema opened as The Screen Room in 2002 but was closed earlier this year when the previous owners' lease ran out and it fell into a state of serious disrepair. Rescued by Amy and her business partner Will Haywood, the pair ploughed £30,000 into the cinema to fund a new floor, roof, seats and screen and have invested in state-of-the-art equipment with digital projection and Active 3D which is only available in a handful of cinemas worldwide.

The cinema reopens its doors to the public for the first time this week on September 8th to show the locally-made documentary 'Nottingham At The Cinema'. Screen 22 also plans to show a mixture of releases, a Sunday showing chosen in a vote on their website and the cinema is also available for private hire screenings. 

Full details about Screen 22 can be found at www.screen22.co.uk


  1. Lights, camera action. Hope it's a success for them both.

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