Screen Cinemas / Fletcher Priest Architects / london + köln + riga | fletcherpriest
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Screen Cinemas pioneered the independent cinema. The cinemas have the highest occupancy rates in the industry because their policy of showing the best films in cinemas with a touch of movie industry glamour lures local audiences into a film-going habit. We have designed all their cinemas for them, and have had at least one project underway through each of the last 20 years.

Going to the cinema is a night out and our designs add to the sense of occasion for filmgoers, and ensure efficiency of operation. They are tailored to their neighbourhoods, so that they maximise the social benefits of giving young people something to do and extend active hours locally.

The Screen at Walton on Thames where we fitted out a concrete shell within an office complex with two auditoria at half the standard industry cost, has become a catalyst for other local businesses. The Screen at Winchester brought in a Lottery grant to convert a listed former chapel into the city’s only cinema. Ken Russell and Quentin Tarantino both named a Screen cinema as their favourite picture house.