This is a brand new membership for the Castle Cinema - and if you’re aged between 15 and 24 IT’S FOR YOU What you need to know: It’s FREE TO JOIN. Yes, capitals because it’s awesome. It means you get £5 Tickets to films ALL DAY EVERY DAY. Still not convinced? You’ll get priority booking to certain events too! Did we mention it’s free? IT’S FREE. How do you join?
We’re so excited to start our regular, monthly, dementia-friendly screenings! They’ll take place every second Wednesday of the month. Our first screening, which will form part of the borough wide Hackney Dementia Festival 2021 - Part 2, will be the life-affirming classic - Singin’ in the Rain on Wed 8th Sept @ 11am, with a special introduction from Singing For The Brain. Though the film will start at 11am, our cafe and facilities will be open from 10am for early arrivals, tea, coffee & cake!
We’re very excited to announce the introduction of relaxed autism-friendly screenings. These offer a chance to see films in a relaxed environment, starting with In The Heights on Sunday 8th Aug @ 11am! Tickets available here. These screenings are open to everyone to attend, but are especially for those with autism or others with sensory needs, as well as their friends, family and carers. Read our social story which can be used to see the venue before your visit.
Castle COVID-19 precautions We know how much everyone loves a COVID-19 update… Social distancing in screens: We will be hosting both socially distanced and full capacity screenings as part of a controlled, phased move back to being a full capacity venue. We are closely monitoring our screenings and any feedback from guests and staff. Currently we are trialling different ways of identifying which screening is socially distanced or not, but it will always be clear on the website and when booking in person.
Pink is the new green There is sweat, there is blood and there are tears. The latest movie of Magnus von Horn is more organic than it seems and behind the pink aesthetic there is emotional and physical violence which is always barely visible. These phenomena of invisibilisation are just markers of our time. Sweat captures, in a very clever way, how social media exacerbates the failings of our capitalist and sexist society.
[updated 3rd June] Hey folks! As you know, we’ve got a new ticket system, which is very exciting! It does mean there’s a few teething problems, so we wanted to keep everyone up to date on what we know about: Members can’t use more than one free ticket in a transaction Existing members can’t renew their membership online. We can do it at the box office, so please pop in or email us while we get this sorted.
Welcome to the Castle Cinema blog! Imagine the smell of freshly made popcorn, maybe a glass of delicious wine or a mug of Dark Arts coffee. That’s right… consider this blog an equivalent addition to the cinema experience, albeit a digital version that you can’t eat. Honestly, stop licking your screen now. Why a blog? There are many reasons we wanted to begin this project. In part it’s providing a space for information that doesn’t fit on the website.
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS + COCKTAILS We LOVE Another Round. It stars the brilliant Mads Mikkelsen who plays a teacher that, along with some friends, decides to get drunk and stay that way, to see if it makes them more productive. There is some strong dancing. To celebrate the film, we’re offering a pair of tickets and a cocktail from our list for each attendee. For your chance to win, let us know the ingredients you would use for a cocktail called ‘The Castle’.