During the 1970s and 80s, the iconic Scala cinema curated an eclectic mix of films, ranging from high art to cult classics. Pushing the boundaries of convention, the venue became an inspiration for many local creatives. With interviews, unseen archive footage, and clips from notorious films, this uproarious behind-the-scenes documentary explores the legacy of a beloved independent venue and celebrates the weird and wild side of cinema.
Join us on Saturday 13th January for a special Q&A screening with film director Ali Catterall.
‘What elevates the story is the matter-of-fact delivery: for most people, it would be the stuff that nightmares are made of, but it’s just another night at the Scala.’
Wendy Ide, The Observer
‘Deeply evocative of a London that has changed beyond recognition, for better or worse, and of a lost utopia of cinema-going as shared experience.’
Jonathan Romney, The FT
What else is on?
Today (Friday 1st March)
Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!