A Small Cinema. In Widnes 2/3 Apr 2010

This Friday and Saturday, every hour from 11 till 5, Re-Dock presents:

A Small Cinema in WIDNES!

For the first time since 1983, Widnes will have it’s own movie theatre.
A family-friendly short film event in the guise of a traditional cinema experience.
A temporary picture-house installation in a small shop in Widnes town centre.

Each show lasts just over half an hour.

Kid’s Matinée – 11 and 12 o’clock
classic cartoons and new shorts for kids.
All adults must be accompanied by a child!

Eye Widnes – 2 and 3 o’clock
Archive films, new animations, familiar faces –
Widnes as you’ve never seen it before.
featuring new work by Owain Bentley and Tim Brunsden

Scrambled Eggs – 4 and 5 o’clock
An eclectic selection of bizarre short films for an
Easter Saturday at the movies.

******* PLUS!!! *******

advertisements for local shops!
local memories of cinema!
classic trailers for films you love!
Local heroes – films by local film-makers!
ushers to show you to your seat!
popcorn and ice-cream!

64 Albert Road, Widnes
(just next to Barclays bank, opposite the Imperial pub)



A Re-Dock project. Thanks to Halton Borough Council for its financial support.


  1. I went to the Eye Widnes show this afternoon at the Small Cinema. I thought it was really interesting and moving.

    Archive footage of the building of the Bridge with the reminiscences of ‘spiderman’ Terry Burns was particularly special. How did we ever get anything done without health and safety?!

    The other really special aspect was the presence at the Small Cinema of the projectionist Les Adler and his wife Mena, both of whom had met and worked at the old Empire cinema before its closure in 1983.

    Amazing to think this is the first time we’ve had a cinema in Widnes since then! Well done and thank you to everybody involved in putting on this event.

  2. Great stuff – really enjoyable, especially liked the abstract film of local lamps and bollards!
    A nice sense of melancholy too – thanks for your time and effort in putting it together.


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