Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 256: Thursday September 15

Amy Grimehouse presents the Russ Meyer Night: The Book Club, 100 Leonard St, Shoreditch

This is part of the Scala Forever season, a programme of 111 films and events at 26 venues through to October 2 that will celebrate the wonderful Scala cinema at King's Cross which closed in 1993. Here is an article I wrote in the Guardian on the history of the cinema and the season and here are the details of all the movies and special events on offer, via the Scala Forever website.

Tonight's events include a Russ Meyer double-bill, plus cabaret and dancing at The Book Club. You can find out more details here at the Amy Grimehouse Facebook page.

Here is the Scala Forever introduction: Amy Grimehouse is a change from the traditional cinema experience, screening cinema for the lovers of filth, gore, camp and transgressive cult films. Taking inspiration from movie theatres of the 1920s combining feature films with a stage show, Amy Grimehouse have decided to add their own blend of miscreant performance, dress up as well as photo booths, a great bar and rousing music to entertain London’s grime seekers. Keen to screen the sorts of films that allow for some audience participation, the Grimehouse team are never short of a few props to add to the enjoyment of the cult classics featured.

Thursday 15 September will be their one year anniversary and they plan to celebrate with the movies of Russ Meyer. Expect go-go dancers, DJs and a double-bill from one of the Scala Cinema's most popular directors. 

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