A variety of film is in abundance in Glasgow.
Cinemas are back! Whether you want to dive back into a cult classic at a small screen, check out an abstract movie from an up-and-coming filmmaker, or catch the latest Pixar installment, you’re well covered here. Here are the best independent cinemas for checking out the best film has to offer in Glasgow. (Featured image: Everyman Glasgow, @whitewallmarketing)
Providing film for Glasgow city centre since 1939, this charity-listed cinema is a true veteran. A rose street stalwart, the cinema shows over 600 films per year, with 60% of these being foreign language pictures. It is also home to the annual Glasgow Film Festival.
A cultural centre that showcases independent Glasgow film. It hosts films set to challenge audiences to think differently on many social and political issues. Glasgow Centre For Contemporary Arts is home to the work of Glasgow Refugee and Asylum Network, so many of the films shown here also tackle the pertinent issues in the lives of refugees. Given the heart-breaking conditions that many migrants have to face when crossing into Europe, it is a situation that requires all the light shed on it by Glasgow’s contemporary art centre.
Going to The Grosvenor always makes for a hearty occasion. Whether it’s the newest Marvel picture or a more abstract piece of cinema, there’s a hefty selection on offer here. There’s also a luxurious bar you can stock up at before heading into the theatre. Keep an eye out for special screenings, too. For example, there was a back-to-back screening of the famously silly Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) a few years back — and each ticket included a complimentary Cornetto, of course.
Glasgow Media Access Centre is a project set up to spread the work of young and independent filmmakers. It is a creative hub that invites people to put on and watch films in their space. They also host a number of workshops, panels and schools to help aspiring young filmmakers on their way.
Simply the best spot to kick back on a sofa and enjoy a great film. You can sprawl out on the luxurious seats of the Everyman. There’s great food to take into the screen and you catch all the current films, along with older classics. You can even get drinks from the bar brought to you during the film! How’s that for service?