Posted by: offmotorway | August 11, 2010

Cineroleum brings classic films to the Clerkenwell Road

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Cineroleum on the Clerkenwell Road

In what has to be one of the best ideas in a long time, a bunch of young artists, designers and architects have hand-built a cinema in a disused petrol station.  They will be screening a selection of classic movies, from Delicatessen to The Third Man.  In this unlikely setting they are attempting to recreate cinema’s golden age, with flip-down seats (also hand made), popcorn and paper tickets.  The group say they are committed to the creative re-use of urban spaces and I think this certainly qualifies. 

The screenings run from Fri 20th August to 12th September.

Cineroleum
The derelict petrol station,
100 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1M 4RJ

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Responses

  1. This is truly a great idea and the people behind should be an inspiration to all of us…I however wish they were showing movies that were more appealing to me!

  2. @William K Wallace: it’s a shame the films don’t appeal! I can heartily recommend The Third Man (a true classic?), and The Long Gooddbye has to be worth taking a look at. But I think the location would have benefitted from the odd more glamourous inclusion!


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