We’re very pleased to announce some new additions to Picturehouse’s London family, in East Dulwich, Crouch End, Chiswick and Ealing.
East Dulwich Picturehouse & Café is scheduled to open at the end of 2014, and Crouch End Picturehouse and Chiswick Lane Picturehouse in 2015.
We have also committed to the Filmworks development in Ealing, a state-of-the-art 1000-seat cinema that will sit at the heart of a new cultural quarter in the centre of town, due to open in 2017.
East Dulwich Picturehouse & Café
The former St Thomas More Community Centre on Lordship Lane, East Dulwich Picturehouse & Café will be home to a three-screen cinema with a café-bar and a courtyard garden. The original architecture will be preserved in parts and we plan to reveal the beamwork currently hidden by suspended ceilings. There will also be a green roof with a kitchen garden growing traditional British herbs and salad leaves, which will be served downstairs in the café.
Crouch End Picturehouse
We are converting the former home of Rambert Dance Company into a five-screen cinema complete with a bar and café. The characterful building is full of artistic heritage and will make for a unique venue, and we also have exciting plans for an open-air terrace.
Chiswick Lane Picturehouse
We are converting the home of Rambert Dance Company on Chiswick High Road in to a five-screen cinema complete with bar and café. The Rambert, which has been based in Chiswick since 1971, is moving to the South Bank later this year. The characterful building is full of artistic heritage and will make for a unique cinema. We have some exciting plans for an open-air terrace where we hope to provide a fantastic meeting place for locals.
In common with all existing Picturehouse Cinemas, our new arrivals will be neighbourhood venues offering diverse programmes to all sections of the local community.
The programmes will feature everything from the best of mainstream and family films to independent, world and documentary cinema. There will be Big Scream Club for parents with babies, Slackers Club for students, Silver Screen for the over-60s, Toddler Time, and Kids’ Club every Saturday.
All of the cinemas will be equipped with the latest digital and satellite technology, enabling live broadcasts of the best performing arts productions from around the world, as well as special one-off events such as filmmaker Q&As and exhibition tours.
All the screens will be licensed, so you will be able to enjoy our quality wines and boutique beers along with your film. Meanwhile the cafés will serve delicious, carefully sourced modern British food, handmade onsite with ingredients from local suppliers wherever possible. Menus will feature seasonal salads, gourmet burgers and sandwiches, and globally inspired specials, alongside bespoke wine and beer lists and Fairtrade teas and coffees.
We look forward to opening the doors to our exciting new cinemas and welcoming you all soon!