It’s been a full two years since ActOne, the independent community cinema in Acton opened its doors and in this time, it has grown and grown. From one screen, ActOne now has two screens.
Each day the cinema is showing films on both its screens for all ages and covering all genres. There’s also an in-house cafe which is also open every day and the former old library is once again functioning as a community space for everyone.
Full information on the range of activities taking place can be found at: www.actonartsproject.com
The cinema continues to have weekly carer and baby screenings with children’s films being screened in the holidays and is also involved with INTOFILM which organises free film showings for school children. ActOne is looking forward to hosting these screenings scheduled for November.
Another great achievement for ActOne is its free Under 30’s membership which helps to engage a younger audience. It also runs a monthly Open Mic event which also attracts a diverse and wider younger crowd.
During half term week (w/c 23 October 2023), ActOne is screening Paw Patrol – The Mighty Movie for its younger patrons every afternoon during the school holiday.
Other fims coming up include Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon alongside the 50th anniversary re-release of his early, seminal, film Mean Streets
and the beautiful, unmissable Past Lives comes back for another week.
EALING.NEWS caught up with ActOne director Amanda Mason to find up more about what else is happening.
Ms Mason said: “We are also hosting some unique events later this month. The popular Open Mic evening returns on 26 October. Come along, sign up from
7.30pm and the entertainment starts at 8.00pm.
“On 27 October we have a special screening of The Exorcist: 50th Anniversary alongside the documentary about the movie – The Fear of God.
“To celebrate Black History Month, we have a very special line-up on 28 October when we screen the magical Liyana + live performances from JE Delve and the Bollo Youth Centre. The afternoon events will begin with an introduction from Councillor Grace Quansah.
“We have a very exceptional evening on 30 October with the screening of the documentary Queen of Lapa featuring Luana Muniz, one of Brazil’s most
recognizable transgender personalities. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with the film’s director and producer.
“Finally, to wrap up the month – on 31 st October we will be screening The Exorcist: 50th Anniversary once more – with an introduction by film critic, Exorcist fan and supporter of ActOne, Dr Mark Kermode.”