FROM THIS weekend, Hackney’s two cinemas, the Picturehouse and Rio, will be joined by a third. On Friday 3 February 2017 the likely Oscar-winner La La Land will launch the single-screen Castle on to a wave of daily screenings.
It occupies an upstairs corner section of the Spa store, Eat17 restaurant and bar in Chatsworth Road E5. It was a movie-house but closed almost 60 years ago.
Charman says: “We’re showing films every day, and we’ll be ramping up with more, including daytime and parent-and-baby sessions in the weeks to come.”
Tickets are competitively priced, as is membership, which ranges from £25 a year and includes two tickets. The bar will sell snacks and drinks.
Nightspot Cinema X The Funk and Soul Weekender is another entrant to the movie-going boom. A one-off screening of Jackie Brown followed by some disc-spinning happens on Friday 24 February 2017 at Mick’s Garage, Queen’s Yard, Hackney E9 5EN, 7pm-2am, £10-£22 plus so-called booking fee.
David Altheer 310117
* The Castle Cinema is at 64 Brooksby’s Walk, Hackney (Homerton or Clapton: you decide) E9 6DF.
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