Outdoor cinema in Dalston for all ages

During May half-term holiday 2013 we brought the big inflatable screen to Dalston Square, to show great films under the stars in the heart of Dalston, East London.

Hundreds of children, teenagers and adults watched a selection of films programmed and introduced by local teenagers the Dalston Film Club Young Programmers, and feasted on popcorn and freshly-made deluxe burgers.

We also offered hands-on film workshops for all ages on both weekends.

We hope to return to Dalston Square in 2014 for more cinematic goodness!


Sat 25th May, 8:30pm
Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone is the classic British musical gangster film, featuring an all-child cast, including Jodie Foster (aged 13).  It is very loosely based on events in Chicago from the early 1920s-1931, in the prohibition era, with guns firing custard in place of bullets!

Audience members are invited to join in a custard pie fight at the climax of the film!

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Sun 26th May, 8:30pm
Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man is a music documentary film about the efforts of two Cape Town fans in the late 1990s, to resolve the mystery of the death of American musician Sixto Rodrigeuz. Rodriguez, despite being completely unknown in his native America, was wildly popular in South Africa, where his music had become an anthem of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

A truly amazing story, with a stunning soundtrack, this film has been a hit with audiences worldwide. It won the Oscar for Best Documentary.

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Fri 31st May, 8:30pm
Howl’s Moving Castle

Japanese animated fantasy film from Studio Ghibli, following the adventures of an 18 year old hat maker who becomes cursed with the body of a 90 year old woman.  Liberation from the curse lies with a young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.

Strange, enchanting and completely one-of-a-kind. Suitable for all ages.

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Sat 1st June, 8:30pm

Classic ’80s supernatural comedy starring Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd as eccentric parapsychologists in New York, who set up a ghost-catching business just as the gates of hell are opened on Central Park.

Who you gonna call?

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Sat 25th May, 2pm-5pm
16mm film animation workshop

Participants of all ages are invited to transform old 16mm archival films with colour and scratch techniques and doodle, smudge and pattern with paint and felt tip pens on clear 16mm leader. When played back through the projector their patterns will come alive, dancing across the screen. The workshop was inspired by the early experimental films of Len Lye.

The results will be a screened on the big outdoor screen in Dalston Square in the evening, with a live score performed by the Big and Small Ensemble.

Workshops produced by Lightbox Cinema.

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Sat 1st June, 2pm – 5pm
Zoetrope workshop

A unique chance to make your own Zoetrope animations. Zoetropes are one of the earliest forms of cinema from the Victorian age, made by drawing a series of images on a spinning drum. (If that is hard to imagine, come and see for yourself on Saturday!)

Participants are invited to drawn their own animations to be viewed in our very own zoetropes. We will also be digitising all the animations and creating a fantastic animated compilation of the the zoetropes which will be shown on the big screen in Dalston Square before Ghostbusters in the evening.

Workshops produced by Lightbox Cinema.

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