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In Pictures: Open Air Cinema 2023

Wednesday 30th August 2023

2023 was a season of mixed fortune weather-wise for Open Air Cinema at Tinside Lido, but we did manage a couple of beautiful balmy evenings by the sea. … Continue Reading

Film Review: Barbie – “Part of the joy is just how many cinematic references Gerwig manages to cram in.”

Thursday 24th August 2023

As an icon among dolls, Barbie’s rise to the top has met with little resistance. As an icon of cinema, her box office numbers are good, but she … Continue Reading

Open Air Cinema – the highs and the lows

Tuesday 15th August 2023

Well, it has finally happened. After 12 summers of running Open Air Cinema events in the glorious and temperamental British summertime, we had an almost total washout on the first … Continue Reading

Plymouth Arts Cinema Celebrates £120k BFI Audience Projects Fund Award

Wednesday 9th August 2023

Plymouth Arts Cinema (PAC) has been awarded £120,000 from the BFI National Lottery Audience Projects Fund, to span three years from August 2023 to March 2026.

PAC staff and trustees are … Continue Reading

Preview: Enys Men at Tinside Lido for Open Air Cinema

Monday 7th August 2023

Translated as ‘Stone Island’ in Cornish, it is hard to imagine a more pertinent film than Enys Men to screen with the everpresent Drake’s Island as a backdrop at Open … Continue Reading

Film Review: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny – “an exhilarating, whip cracking, roller-coaster”

Tuesday 25th July 2023

Raiders Of the Lost Ark introduced us to the fedora wearing, whip cracking archaeologist Inidana Jones in 1981. The film was the brainchild of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg who … Continue Reading

Film review: Smoking Causes Coughing – “an absurd look into an alternative reality”

Tuesday 25th July 2023

Coming from the universally Marmite director Quentin Dupieux, this is an absurd look into an alternative reality where superheroes kill foam monsters and rats are suitable bachelors. 

The film … Continue Reading

Cornwall’s Climate Stories (8/7/23)

Tuesday 11th July 2023

Hungry for Change and Food for Thought are the latest films from Cornwall’s Climate Stories, an award-winning documentary series praised by Sir David Attenborough. The filmmakers and contributors joined … Continue Reading

Safar Film Festival at Plymouth Arts Cinema (1/7/23-8/7/23)

Tuesday 11th July 2023

The SAFAR Film Festival is the largest Arab film festival in the UK and was set up in 2012 by the Arab British Centre. This year, Plymouth Arts Cinema … Continue Reading

Film Review: Asteroid City ‘You can’t wake up if you don’t fall asleep’

Wednesday 5th July 2023

Much like Rod Serling who introduced the original Twilight Zone science fiction TV series, Asteroid City is introduced by a neatly suited man in a 1950s vintage TV studio … Continue Reading

Film Review: Ashkal (SAFAR Arab Film Festival)

Wednesday 28th June 2023

Encompassing political and cultural tensions, misogyny and a string of bodies, this Tunisian offering won a Best Director award at The Critic’s Awards for Arab Films for Youssef Chebbi…. Continue Reading

Film Distributor Pat Kelman Introduces Lactopalypse: The Old Man Movie (16/6/23)

Thursday 22nd June 2023

Pat Kelman, Director of Acquisition, Sales and Operations at 606 Distribution, came to Plymouth Arts Cinema on 16th June to introduce The Old Movie: Lactopalyse. Afterwards, he invited the … Continue Reading

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