Situated in the Old Magistrates Court on Victoria Street is Liverpool Small Cinema, an answer to the generic multiplexes that are found in every town and city in Britain. Built and ran by volunteers, the cinema screens everything from more mainstream films such as Pride and Mad Max: Fury Road, to more art house films like Amelie and Mon Oncle.
As a community project for Liverpool, the cinema also gets involved with many of the city’s various festivals, like Liverpool Irish Festival and the upcoming Homotopia, where the cinema will be showing Pay It No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P Johnson, a documentary about the trans activist and one of the instigators of the Stonewall Riots in 1969.
Since its opening several months ago, the cinema’s popularity has spread by word of mouth, with many of the screenings selling out the 50+ seat auditorium, it’s also won several awards at the Film Society of the Year Awards 2015, including one for Best Programming.
With a price range of £4-5 for most tickets, as well as reasonably priced bar that sells crisps, drinks and that all important film snack, popcorn, Liverpool Small Cinema is a great alternative to the Odeon for students and film fans alike.