Cinemania: One city. Twelve cinemas. Over 100 films and talks. Discover more great art-house cinema on the big screen.
If you've been loitering in the lobbies of and London cinemas recently, chances are you've laid your eyes upon a poster for Cinemania, a Picturehouse-programmed season made up of great art-house movies screening across 12 London venues. Cinemania is geared towards encouraging 12 to 24 year olds to engage with the cultural bounties offered by the silver screen. Great films centred around young heroes — like Tomboy, Persepolis, Au Revoir Les Enfants and The Selfish Giant — dominate the schedule.
What's in it for 15-24 year-olds?
Reduced prices — £4 per ticket if you're under 24. The opportunity to programme a film under the Cinemania banner. Ambassadorship, meaning access to the wealth of insider guidance and leg-ups to working in the film industry. Plus the chance to talk to organisers after screenings. Alternatively you can send them an email here to get involved.
Any other additional perks?
Members of the LWLies team will be presenting screenings, talking about working in film industry (and anything else audiences may wish to discuss) after select, self-programmed screenings. Further talks and collaboration are lined up with teams from the British Board of Film Classification, The Bechdel Test Film Club, Doc 'n' Roll Film Festival and The London International Animation Festival. Check out the listings page for more details.
How frequently do these screenings happen?
Very frequently. Some weeks there are up to five screenings, they're all top quality and there are constantly more screenings being added to the schedule. Seriously, check out the listings page.
For how long will this series continue?
At least until June and with enough enthusiasm from audiences it will be extended for even longer.
Can anyone come along?
If you can make it to the 4pm screenings then your presence will be welcomed.
Which cinemas are participating in Cinemania?
Barbican, Cineworld Feltham, Clapham Picturehouse, The Gate Picturehouse, Greenwich Picturehouse, Hackney Picturehouse, The ICA, The Lexi, The Phoenix, The Rio, Stratford Picturehouse