23-seat cinema to close

The BBC news has reported on the closure of a tiny 23-seat cinema in Wales:

It’s a world away from Hollywood, but Kenneth Branagh’s latest premiere will be in a 23-seat cinema in an old railway carriage in a back garden.

The Oscar-nominated star of Alien Love Triangle will see the film’s debut finally bring down the curtain on La Charrette, in Gorseinon, near Swansea.

Wear and tear means the cinema has become too costly to maintain.

Saturday’s premiere of the Danny Boyle film has been organised by critic Mark Kermode for BBC2’s The Culture Show.

This is a fantastic little send-off for  a wonderfully eccentric little cinema. Well done Mark Kermode for sorting that out.

This reminds me of a similar place in Nottingham called The Screen Room. It’s even smaller at only 21 seats and claims to be the world’s smallest cinema. It’s dinky and well worth a visit.


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