Monday, 30 May 2011

Saltaire Arts Trail - Smallest Cinema?

This black painted wooden structure could be the smallest purpose built cinema in the world. I had seen this tiny shed like structure before but didn't know anything about it so went to investigate. By chance, Gideon Seymour, director of the Bradford based arts development organisation Fabric had arrived at the same time as myself and was able to give me some information. The cinema seats up to ten people and can show Super 8 cine films or more conventional video films. The initial idea was to use an old garden shed, but the cost of strengthening and modifying an old structure was around the same as building new, so the new option was chosen. The cinema is believed to be the smallest in the world, but this hasn't been verified yet.

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