“the service was delivered personally by a single operator Sandy Wylie, who travelled to the islands with projector, screen, speaker, transformer, gramophone, records, sundry cables and spares—as well as films”
Weather Forecast: Orkney Mostly Dry & Bright
A milder day with lighter winds. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
Interested in Screening New Cinema Releases in Your Community?
There are two models of touring cinema in Scotland which are able to programme new release
Phoenix Rises Again As Cinema Sets To Reopen
Orkney’s Phoenix Cinema will open its doors to the film going public today, 17th May, and has received £15,420 from Screen Scotland’s Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund in order to do so.
Funding Support for the Phoenix Cinema, Kirkwall
The Phoenix Cinema in the Pickie Centre, Kirkwall is to benefit from £21,244 from the Scottish Government’s Emergency Fund.
Most Romantic Movie Ever?
“Cinema Paradiso is one such film. It spans a lifetime and is my favourite film about childhood , romance and unrequited love.”
The Lumiere Brothers: #OnThisDay
On 22nd of March 1895, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, put on show their first film at the Société d’Encouragement à l’Industrie Nationale.
Stan Laurel: #OnThisDay
Stan Laurel died on the 23rd of February 1965. He was 74. His cinema career spanned from the birth of films, to sound and colour.
Going to the Pictures
Scotland’s love of cinema and the film makers’ love of Scotland is celebrated in an exhibition at the Orkney Library and Archive, Kirkwall.
Film Corner with Njal Heddle: Ad Astra
“Ad Astra is a competently made, beautiful, introspective film.”