New Cinema Guide Mar - Apr 2019


7 March 2019

Celebrate the onset of spring and treat yourself to some fantastic films in our cosy cinema - there's something for everyone in our new Cinema Guide!

Download your March-April Cinema Guide here

This guide is particularly special as it features our 20th birthday film programme, with several favourites back on the big screen at 1999 prices! And there's heaps more to look forward to: new films coming to our screens in March and April include Jordan Peele's creepy Us, the beguiling Happy as Lazzaro and rollicking Western The Sisters Brothers. Documentary fans are in for a treat too, with five non-fiction features to choose from: Scotch: The Golden Dram, Last Breath, Maiden, Minding the Gap and Of Fish and Foe, which includes a fascinating Q&A with the film's directors. Our Discovery Holiday Films are Dumbo and The Kid Who Would Be King, and this Guide's DUNDEAD feature is heavy metal thriller Lords of Chaos.

 The Guide is introduced by Head of Cinema, Alice Black:

"With DCA celebrating its 20th birthday in March, alongside a special sneak preview of Jonah Hill’s Mid90s, we have taken the opportunity to bring back a selection of films that represent highlights from the past two decades. There were heated debates amongst the cinema team as we made this selection and I hope these titles capture what the DCA film programme has been and will continue to be – bold, open, meaningful and magical – as Dundee’s only independent cinema.

The dedicated cinema team, each with our own areas of expertise and responsibility, believe that the shared film experience is something to be treasured and celebrated. From keeping the auditoriums clean to making sure the right trailer goes on before the film or that the sound is calibrated just right, these are all details we sweat over so that we ensure you have the best possible experience when you decide to come and see a film we champion. An important part of our work is done by our longest-serving staff member – Chief Projectionist Ian Banks. Ian has been with the organisation since day one, coming to DCA from the Steps Theatre. He personifies what DCA cinema is. Ian loves and cherishes old school formats by keeping our 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm projectors in good running order and passing his skills onto the next generation of projectionists, but has also embraced new technology with gusto, overseeing our transition to digital, satellite, 3D and 4K. As part of the birthday weekend, Ian will be giving tours of the projection room and talking about his work. This is a chance to see behind the scenes and meet the staff who make the magic happen, so please join us!

Over the past ten years, what I have enjoyed most about programming for you is the range of interests and tastes out there in Dundee. From foreign-language to big blockbusters to classics – I am continually surprised by which films you take to your hearts. I love the open dialogue with our audience, hearing your reactions (both positive and negative) and learning what sparked a connection for you out of my choices. We are proud to be your local cinema and so, I’d like to turn the birthday programming over to you for the rest of the year. Send us your suggestions with the hashtag #helloDCA20 – what film from the past 20 years you’d like to see again on the big screen and why. We’ll do our best to include as many of them as we can over the coming year."

We look forward to seeing you at the cinema soon. Don't forget to tell us which films you're enjoying using the hashtag #helloDCA - you could win free cinema tickets!

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