What’s on at Stirchley Open Cinema in June?

2 fantastic film nights are coming right to your doorstep

Stirchley Open Cinema (SOC) is a not-for-profit community cinema run by a small team of film-loving volunteers. They want to bring people together through film, and this June you can come along to a couple of exciting screenings in Selly Oak and Stirchley!

First up is the cult classic of the murder-mystery genre, Clue (PG) on Wednesday 21 June. This dark comedy has more plot twists than Poirot and a tour-de-force Tim Curry at his camp and wry best.

It’s also a chance to hang out in your nearest (and best) board games cafe Sliced N Diced. That’s right, for the first time SOC have plucked up the nerve to stray beyond B30 to spread the magic of community cinema to their Selly Oak neighbours.

So come along for some fun, a brilliant film, and to be part of a historic first for the cinema’s plans to pop-up all around Stirchley and beyond. It’s £6 a ticket and you’ll have a wonderful evening watching a Cluedo-inspired story surrounded by board games galore.

To end the month there’s going to be a celebration of all things community and cinema. Taking part in the Great Watch Together, SOC are showing A Bunch Of Amateurs (12a) on Friday 30 Juneat Stirchley Baths.

A thoroughly moving and ultimately joyful documentary, A Bunch of Amateurs follows the members of Bradford Movie Makers, one of the oldest amateur filmmaking clubs in the world. Once a thriving community, these days the membership is dwindling and the group struggle to keep the wolf from the door, but its group of ageing cinephiles attempt to save their beloved club.

The Great Watch Together, an extension of The Great Get Together, is inspired by the late Jo Cox MP, and her message of unity. The Great Watch Together is about celebrating the power of cinema to bridge divides, unite communities and to bring people together.

Again for only £6 a ticket, you’ll also get free soft and hot drinks plus snacks, a chance to meet fellow film fans, and 50% of all income from tickets will be donated to the brilliant charity The Jo Cox Foundation. See you there!