A few months ago we did a blog about “Hidden Liverpool”, a campaign aimed at repurposing empty spaces in Liverpool. The campaign prompted a debate, it made us miss some old buildings and more importantly it made us reimagine the possibilities in the emptiness.
A Small Cinema is a self-professed experiment in community cinema ecology. Well, thats what it says in their twitter bio. The company behind it are called Re-Dock and the idea is simple; “to explore what cinema used to be, and what form it might take in the future through research and events”. They want to test the relationship between cinema and community and what better way than to open one. The wheels are in motion to turn the old court building on Victoria Street into an intimate 60 seater cinema. This will be a focal point for independent movie makers to get a chance to show off their creations.
photo by Liverpool Echo
We spoke to Sam Meech, one of the head people behind the campaign and he told us:
“Liverpool has been missing an artist led cinema space and this is an attempt to fix this. It is open up to the whole of the community and open up to the individuals at the forefront of the artistic scene in Liverpool and we look forward to seeing what happens”
If you want to know how you can help, click this link. They’re looking for donations from companies and people to help make this happen by March. Once again, Liverpool goes from strength to strength. Good luck to all behind this, we look forward to seeing the finished version.