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Ocean Film Festival 2017

The Plaza is proud to present an extraordinary collection of short films that document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea salt spray, who chase the crest of waves and who marvel at the mysteries of the… → continue reading

Autism & Disability Friendly Screening | Despicable Me 3

The Plaza is proud to present our next autism and disability screening will be animated comedy, Despicable Me 3. The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel… → continue reading

Changing Perspectives | FREE Screening

The Plaza is proud to be hosting a special premiere screening of ‘Changing Perspectives’ featuring two shorts: ‘Offside Story’ and ‘Standpoint’ at 7.00pm. These are two graphic novel style films produced by young people aged 13-19 years with the intention of challenging gender stereotypes. This is a FREE event and will… → continue reading

Creative Media Project | Changing Perspectives

Over February half term we are about to start a new film and creative media project for young people aged 13-19 years. The project entitled ‘Changing Perspectives’ will combine drama, graphic design, creative writing and music to explore gender stereotypes in a film styled as a graphic novel. When completed… → continue reading

The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns in 2017

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back in the Plaza for 2017, with more screenings and more action than ever before. Featuring an evening of exhilarating adventure films, we have not one programme but both this time around so you won’t miss any of the action. “It’s fantastic… → continue reading

Free October Half Term Project

October half term film and creative media opportunities for young people aged 13-19 years PEER PRESSURE PROJECT Pt. 2 We are now able to offer a follow up activity to the summer holiday film ‘Peer Pressure.’ If you would like to gain experience in post-production skills, this could be the… → continue reading

Plaza’s 20th Anniversary | How do you want to celebrate?

In July next year the Plaza celebrates its 20th anniversary of being a community cinema. We are planning to hold some celebrations that would involve present, past staff and volunteers as well as the local community. Twenty years ago when the cinema was under threat of closure, the community sparked… → continue reading

I, Daniel Blake

Due to all the great feedback we had when see showed I, Daniel Blake during the North West Film Festival, we’ll giving the film an extended run from the 21st October. Directed by Ken Loach, the film follows a middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is… → continue reading

North West Labour Film Festival

The Plaza Community Cinema is to be a host of the inaugural North West Labour Film Festival: Cinema Celebrating Working People The aim of the festival is to offer stimulating films from around the globe that reflect the lives and work of ordinary people. ‘Film is a great way to… → continue reading

Autism & Disability Friendly Screening | Kubo and the Two Strings

We are about to mark the return of the autism friendly film nights with a screening of brand new film Kubo and the Two Strings, a beautiful animation from Japan. Set in Japan, Kubo spends his time telling stories to entertain the people of a seaside town where he lives.… → continue reading

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