This September, Scalarama, the DIY Celebration of Cinema, hits Glasgow like never before. From a cozy living room in Bearsden to the epic Planetarium, a wild range of screens across the city will display an even wilder range of films, as independent exhibitors join forces with festival programmers, film clubs and venues to present a month-long festival of film in all shapes and sizes.
Scalarama invites everyone to celebrate cinema by showing a film to others. Since 2011, September has seen hundreds of cinemas, film clubs, festival and societies come together to tell the world why they love screening films. Scalarama has also helped people show films for the first time and/or discover new cinemas locally, guiding them through the process and bringing like-minded people closer together. Glasgow joins groups in Bristol, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Manchester and all across the UK in filling the land with cinemas, originally in tribute to London’s legendary Scala Cinema which closed in 1993. The core theme now is DIY – Scalarama is moving towards a completely open-sourced, volunteer-led, DIY season, run by and for cinema enthusiasts across the world.