New Cinema Guide

Our new Cinema Guide is here (December - January)

9 December 2016

Our new cinema guide is here!

In the past few years, mostly thanks to The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films, December has become a firm fixture in the cinema release calendar for big movies – those ‘event’ titles (Rogue One we’re looking at you) that you want to share with your friends and family. There’s something undeniably lovely about settling into a cosy cinema, whether it’s as a social outing, a solitary break from shopping, or as a leisure activity that doesn’t involve overindulgence. Whatever your reasons, we hope you’ll find something in our programme that gives you joy. If you’re not a Star Wars fan, don’t despair – there are plenty of alternatives including It’s a Wonderful Life, the perennial Christmas classic; The Unknown Girl, a new film by arthouse stalwarts the Dardennes Brothers; and Life, Animated, an inspiring documentary about an autistic boy’s obsession with Disney.

In the New Year we are launching a new strand of programming, ‘Scottish Encounters’, to showcase the incredible screen talent we have at the moment in Scotland. From documentary to fiction, from full length films to shorts, these events will give you a chance to see and meet the people working on screen and behind the camera. Our first screening is 16 Years Till Summer, the stunning debut feature from writer/director Lou McLoughlan, which asks some difficult questions about forgiveness and redemption.

The Oscars race may have already unofficially started, but January traditionally marks the real scrum for those coveted gold statues. If you plan on predicting the winners in our annual competition, you’ll want to be paying close attention to Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, and Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. I won’t tell which of these already has my vote, although the gushing notes I’ve written for this guide and the fact that I was inspired to revisit all my favourite classic musicals might just give you a wee hint...

The cinema team wish you all a happy holiday and a happy new year ahead – filled with plenty of time in the cinema of course! 

Alice Black

Head of Cinema

Heading to the cinema over Christmas? We do have a couple of closures over the holiday period - you can check our festive opening times here.

If you'd like a large print version of our Cinema Guide just ask at DCA Box Office, or give us a call on 01382 909 900

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