The Emoji Movie

This vivid animation takes place in Textopolis, a world inside a smartphone inhabited by emojis. As the only emoji with multiple facial expressions, Gene (TJ Miller) is aware he doesn’t fit in, so he enlists the help of his friends Hi-5 and Jailbreak. The team end up on an exciting journey through various phone apps in order to save their world before it is deleted forever. An entertaining family comedy full of verbal and visual jokes. Drop-in workshop before the screening.

Song of the Sea

This beautifull hand drawn animation follows the story of ten year old Ben who lives with his father Conor, a lighthouse keeper, and his young sister Saoirse. Their mother has disapeared and Ben has a resentful relationship with Saorise who is mute. Unknown to all of them Saorise is a selkie like her mother, who reluctant to leave her family had to return to the sea.

This free family screening is a Celtic treat about love, acceptance and the resilliance of children.

Cinema Bizarre: Symptoms

As part of this year’s Scalarama festivities, Social Cinema is delighted to present Symptoms, one of the underseen masterpieces of British Gothic cinema.

The film is set in an isolated country house where a neurotic woman (Angela Pleasance) invites her girlfriend to stay with her. Previously only available to see through tatty bootlegs, this BFI restoration brings out the film’s rich, dark tones and sense of creeping dread as the layers of reality slowly peel away.

Pleasance is truly mesmerising in the central role and Symptoms was justly chosen as Britain’s official entry to the Cannes Festival of 1974.

South African Experimental Theatre & Filmmaking

Three South African experimental films spanning the seventies to today with discussion around the birth of a vital subversive theatre and filmmaking during the years of Apartheid and beyond.

Big Sky Cinema Presents WEST SIDE STORY


It’s not difficult to see how a film such as this can truly stand the test of time, it won 10 Oscars back in 1961 and is still regularly performed in local theatres, it’s featured in the West End and on Broadway, as well as toured around the world. To complete September we go out on a high with more songs and dancing, as we bring you the ultimate battle of the streets with The Sharks vs The Jets in the story that’s a Shakespearian adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, with the one and only WEST SIDE STORY.

The plaza outside Bend coffee house on Sneinton Market has become an outdoor screening haven for the summer. This event is part of the now infamous Scarlarama – the national film festival and we’re thrilled to be a part of the Nottingham programme as we celebrate the ethos of the festival that sees unlikely and rare places turned into screening venues for showing a variety of films.

Tickets are £12.50 from Blend and also available online.

Entry will be from 7pm and then we will set the screen rolling with classic and iconic cinema as soon as the sun goes to bed (hopefully around 7.45pm) so please join us early to ensure you’ve grabbed a comfy seat and more importantly an optimum viewing spot and make a night of it with the fully licenced bar. Get there early and it’s likely you can grab one of the super comfy sofas too.

“A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival’s sister.”

Full details can be found on our Eventbrite Box Office here.