The One That Started It All!

The first ‘Scala’ season was actually conceived as a tribute to a legendary London repertory cinema, the Scala in King’s Cross. Playing different double-bills every day, the Scala was pivotal in introducing generations of film fans to the delights of cinema, showing a diverse range from the classic to the cult, from arthouse to trash, experimental to exploitation. Closing in 1993, the Scala’s fervent atmosphere and sheer diversity of programming lives on in the memories of its audiences, still influencing the city’s grassroots film scene.

So in 2011 across August and September, a collection of 33 different London organisations, including film venues, clubs, societies and festivals, joined together for Scala Forever, a 7-week tribute to the legendary cinema and its legacy.

Scala Forever was supported by Film London and Jameson Irish Whiskey.

It was great… and everyone thought that might be it… until the organisers to journey Beyond London for 2012…