Tag : cinema

Hyde Park Picture House New Refurb

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In July this year it was announced that one of the last surviving picture palaces in the UK, Hyde Park Picture House, will get a multi-million-pound refurbishment. The hope is that this will make the building more sustainable, comfortable and accessible whilst still preserving its historic features. Built in 1914, … Read More

An Introduction to Hyde Park Picture House

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If we told you that the UK’s only remaining gas-lit cinema sits right on our doorstep in the form of a charming and relaxed grade II listed building would you believe us? The infamous Hyde Park in Leeds is home to the unique and quirky Hyde Park Picture House located … Read More

CinemaScope or CinemaEscape?

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With the release of La La Land to Netflix and Baby Driver to DVD and Blu Ray this week, these films have traded grand cinema settings for the inevitable screenings in pillow fortresses with the curtains tightly closed or quietly playing the background of a cup of tea, and a … Read More

Introducing Hyde Park Picture House

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Located on the infamous Brudenell Road, Hyde Park Picture House is a favourite amongst film fanatics and hungover freshers alike. It has witnessed over a century of independent cinema since it first opened in 1914. The only remaining gas-lit cinema is housed in a quirky Grade II listed building, complete … Read More

Disney remakes: there is nothing wrong with childhood nostalgia

2 years ago / 0 comments

Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast revealed a confusing streak among their legions of fans. News that a minor character would be openly implied to be gay saw praise heaped upon it by the fans who have grown up on the company’s movies, and have now come of age. … Read More

A sparse summer in film?

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So that’s it. The summer is over, and with it the blockbuster film season. But, if like me, you’re wondering what blocks were actually busted by this holiday’s rather dismal offering, then I am here to validate your disappointment. If, however, you chose not to see any of the hotter … Read More

Some faith with your force? No, thank you

3 years ago / 0 comments

When you go to the cinema, you can expect a number of things: overpriced popcorn bearing only a vague hint of flavour; floors that you struggle to peel yourself away from after each step; adverts that seem to last forever and end up making you want to boycott whatever they … Read More

Paper Towns: Utterly Two-Dimensional

3 years ago / 0 comments

Prompted by the buzz surrounding Cara Delevingne turning her hand (and eyebrows) to acting, I decided to buy a ticket to Paper Towns and see for myself what all the fuss was about. Turns out, it was a fuss about nothing. The latest offering in the non-stop production line of supposedly … Read More

Caught on camera: McBusted

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Boyband McBusted surprised fans with a group selfie at The Light last night. Guitarists and vocalists Matt Willis and Tom Fletcher posted the snap with the caption ‘Surprised a cinema in Leeds’. The bandmates are seen posing in front of a smiling audience at the centre’s Vue cinema. Amy Kidd … Read More

Features | The Golden Age of Cinema is Dead

4 years ago / 0 comments

Nostalgia for the golden age of cinema is a terrible affliction and cannot be cured by the release of yet another Expendables film. At the start of the previous century, cinema was in its infancy and in that time technology and talent propelled its evolution. Recently, cinema is showing dangerous … Read More