Pendle Social Cinema is a volunteer-run pop-up community cinema with monthly screenings at The Garage, and an annual weekend-long film festival.
During the lockdown, a re-imagined ‘Pendle Anti-Social Cinema’ is running weekly online film screenings.
Image Credit - Lee Smillie
Pendle Social Cinema was set up by In-Situ in 2015, in response to a closing down of cinemas in smaller towns and villages around Pendle, where the cinema had been a hub of the community and this was now lost. The cinema began by touring to various locations, such as Brierfield Town Hall, Jim’s Vegetarian Cafe in Colne and Brierfield Mill. In 2018, when In-Situ moved into The Garage, PSC moved in too, and this has enabled a regular venue to pop up from, and enabled us to build a bigger social event around film.
The screenings are on a pay what you can basis making the events accessible to more people. The varied programme is designed to open up different types of film genres and themes to new audiences.
Film Still - The Orphanage, 2019
During the Covid-19 lockdown, this is running as Pendle Anti-Social Cinema, with a weekly shared online screening on Thursdays at 7 pm. For more information on forthcoming films and how to get involved, visit the website