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New Cinema Guide

Our new Cinema Guide is here (March - April)

10 March 2017

Our new cinema guide is here!

Given the long history and continued relevance of comics to our city, we thought it was high time to devote space in our cinema programme to screenings of films which have either been inspired or influenced by comics culture. Sequences, a new partnership between DCA and the University of Dundee, is a series of screenings and talks which take place from Fri 7 to Sun 9 April. With screenings of cult classics like Heavy Metal and Watchmen as well as special appearances by guests including legendary comics artist John Higgins and rising star Heather Antos, this is going to be an extra special collector’s edition of a weekend.

Artist Mark Wallinger, whose work can be seen in our galleries at the moment, has selected three films for our programme which have influenced his creative practice. From The Wizard of Oz, to Charles Laughton’s dark gothic The Night of the Hunter, to one of my favourite films of all time, Bad Day at Black Rock, we hope you will enjoy Mark’s selection and also be inspired to take a closer look at his work.

As many of you might have heard, we are exploring the possibility of expanding our cinema offer with the addition of another screen. While this is very much in the research and planning stage, we will continue to bring you the best and broadest range of cinema culture we possibly can with our current set-up. At a time when the film industry is starting to talk about the ‘threat’ of on-demand services as the death rattle of cinemas, it is wonderful to see that the support you give our diverse programme is as strong as ever. We are aware that you have more and more options for your leisure time and money, so it is heartening as we plan for the future, that coming to DCA, taking a chance on our selection, and enjoying cinema on the big screen continues to be an important part of your lives. See you at the movies!

Alice Black

Head of Cinema

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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