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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Leith Theatre had to shut its doors to the public in March 2020, and our events at Leith Theatre are suspended for the foreseeable future. We hope to bring them back to you as soon as possible, and in the meantime, we’re hoping to share a very exciting project we have planned for some outdoor screenings. Stay tuned as more info becomes sorted and available!

PAST EVENTS

 

Leith Theatre Sunday Matinee: MARY POPPINS

1st of March

Tickets: bit.ly/2vKZYFN

Turn the 1st of March into a jolly holiday by joining us as we revisit the 1964 Julie Andrews classic in all its glory!

Its the turn of the century London. Jane and Michael Banks have their worlds turned upside down when their magical new nanny lands in town and we soon discover that it isnt just the children that have a thing or two to learn from her.

Cinetopia presents this Sunday Matinee in partnership with Leith Theatre and Screen Memories.

Mary Poppins is rated U.

 

Tickets are £4. Doors and cash bar open at 2.00pm. Screening starts at 2.30pm and will be subtitled. There will be 1 interval.

 

 

ELECTRIC MUSES –

6 of March

Tickets: bit.ly/musesevent

 

In honour of International Womens Day, Cinetopia will collaborate with Leith Theatre, The Debutante, Aurora Engine and Bell Lungs on women-led evening of surrealist film and creative technologically enhanced live music on March 6th in the Thomas Morton Hall at Leith Theatre.

 This event celebrates women working in creative technology spanning across two centuries, bringing their overlooked input into the public eye. Since the beginning of the birth of cinema, women filmmakers have used this electric art form to tell their stories. With ELECTRIC MUSES we will merge cinema and live technologically enhanced music together to highlight the profound contributions women have made in creative technology art forms.

The evening will begin with a short introduction by young programmers and editors of the new non-profit magazine, The Debutante, Molly Gilroy and Rachel Ashenden. The Debutante is a Scotland based, non-profit magazine which seeks to redress discrimination and sexism in the arts by bringing together a new movement of contemporary feminist-surrealists in collaboration. After their introduction, Molly and Rachel will showcase a short collection of feminist-surrealist films (including the work of Sarah Pucill, a London-based contemporary filmmaker and Australian-based Kelsey Ashe) programmed by themselves and inspired by both their academic work and editorial work on feminist surrealism.

The main feature will be ‘The Seashell and the Clergyman’ (1928)  which was directed by Germaine Dulac, a female surrealist filmmaker and director active during the 1920s. A live soundtrack will be composed and performed by two local female Scotland-based composers and performers, both whom use technology heavily as part of their process as composers and also in live performances, Aurora Engine and Bell Lungs.

The film will be followed by a live set by Aurora Engine and Bell Lungs.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFIs Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.

*THIS IS A PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN EVENT. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK BELOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO PAY*

PAST EVENTS

LEITHERS Sunday Matinee –

SOLD OUT

2nd of February 

 

LeithLate, Cinetopia and Leith Theatre present a special afternoon screening of the 1988 documentary film Leithers by Alistair Scott exploring life in Leith in the 1980s.

Leithers documents the people who lived and worked in Leith during the eighties and examines the changing socio-economic landscape of Leith at that time. The film screening will be introduced by film-maker Alistair Scott, Associate Professor of Film & TV at Edinburgh Napier University. The screening will also be accompanied by a short compilation of archive footage of Leith from the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive and will be followed by a short panel discussion about Leith’s past, present and future.

Doors open at 1.30pm and the screening starts at 2pm. Food and drink will be available to purchase.

Why not make day of it and book on to the LeithLate Mural Tour starting at 12pm: https://ctzn.tk/muraltour

This event is part of LeithLate’s Leith100 programme running in January and February, marking 100 years since the amalgamation of Leith with the City of Edinburgh. For more information about the programme visit www.leithlate.co.uk.

Showtime at 7:30PM. Get your tickets HERE!

 

 

Leith Theatre Cinema Nights:

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY 

12th of February 

Come and join us for a Valentine’s special screening of Rob Reiner’s 30 year-old classic that never grows old!

It’s 1977. Recent graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) spend an 18-hour car journey together to NYC and talk turns to whether men and women can ever really just be friends – a question that is at the heart of the film as we follow their highs and lows over the next decade.

Come along and buy some warm apple pie (a la mode with the ice cream on the side and strawberry instead of vanilla if we have it but if not no ice cream and whipped cream instead but only if it’s real cream and not out of a can then nothing).

N.b. If the above makes no sense to you then we can tell you need to come and watch the film.

When Harry Met Sally is rated 15 for mild sex references, nudity and profanity.

Tickets are £5. Doors and cash bar open at 6.30pm. Screening starts at 7.30pm and will be subtitled. There will be 1 intermission. Get your tickets HERE!!

Sunshine on Leith Sing-a-long

+ LIVE MUSIC – SOLD OUT

24rd of January, 2020

LeithLate, Cinetopia and Leith Theatre present a sing-a-long screening of the musical jukebox film Sunshine on Leith. Featuring the hits of The Proclaimers, this part-screening-part-gig will include live music from Riley Briggs (Aberfeldy) and friends after the film.

Sunshine on Leith is a romantic musical released in 2013, directed by Dexter Fletcher. It follows the story of two friends returning from the army and settling back into life in sunny Leith. Get yer singing voice ready, as the soundtrack is crammed with The Proclaimers’ best tunes. You won’t be able to resist tapping your toes and singing along!

The film is rated PG and will be subtitled throughout in English. Food and drink will be available. Doors open 7pm, screening starts at 7.30pm.

This event kicks off LeithLate’s Leith100 programme, supported by City of Edinburgh Council and Baillie Gifford, which marks 100 years since the amalgamation of Leith with the City of Edinburgh. For more information about the programme visit www.leithlate.co.uk.

This screening is part of BFI #Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.

Showtime at 7:30PM. Get your tickets HERE!

 

Leith Theatre Sunday Matinees:

WIZARD OF OZ – SOLD OUT

5th of January

Follow the rainbow over the stream
Follow the fellow who follows a dream
Follow, follow, follow, follow…

Follow the grey pavement all the way to Leith Theatre on Sunday the 5th of January!

What better way to celebrate the twelfth day of Christmas than by joining us for a Sunday matinee screening of Victor Fleming’s classic musical.

Leith Theatre and Cinetopia bring Dorothy and Toto back to the big screen as they try to find their way home from the magical land of Oz following the uprooting of their Kansas home during a tornado.

Leith Theatre Cinema NIGHTS:

ELF

13th of December

Get out your best yellow tights because Leith Theatre in partnership with Cinetopia are bringing ‘Elf’ to the Thomas Morton Hall!

Join us on December 13th for this hilarious Christmas classic! Buddy the elf (Will Ferrell) has lived in the North Pole his whole life, but when a startling realisation hits him, he must travel to New York City to find his family. No amount of taxis, raccoons, angry shop managers or falling Christmas trees can stand in Buddy’s way as he spreads his Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear!

This film is fun for all the family and a perfect way to kick off your festive celebrations!

Leith Theatre SUNDAY MATINEE:

WHITE CHRISTMAS

8th of December

Our Sunday Matinees are intergenerational screenings for all ages bringing together communities with those time tested classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Our December screening will be ‘White Christmas’! Join Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen to bring in the festive season with this timeless musical classic!

US veterans turned musical duo Wallace and Davis follow the beautiful Hayne sisters to a gorgeous hotel in Vermont, but when they arrive there they discover that the hotel is close to closing due to a lack of business and a lack of snow! The four decide to use their musical talents to try and save the hotel in time for Christmas! It’s festive fun for all the family!

Teas, coffees and biscuits available and tickets are only a £4!

Doors open from 2:00pm. Show time 2:30pm. 1 intermission.

Leith Theatre SUNDAY MATINEE:

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

17th November

Cinetopia and Leith Theatre are teaming up with Screen Memories and beginning a monthly Sunday Matinee.

Our Sunday Matinees are intergenerational screenings for all ages bringing together communities with those time tested classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

It all begins with one of the best: Singin’ In The Rain!

Silent films are on their way out giving way to talkies when this laugh-out-loud, romantic comedy, musical follows the tale of 4 beloved characters making their way through this transition.

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor and Jean Hagen star in one of the best musicals ever brought to screen.

Teas, coffees and biscuits available and tickets are only a £4!

Come on down to Leith Theatre, get out of the actual rain and start singing in the rain from a Hollywood set.
This screening will be shown with subtitles.

Singing In The Rain is U – suitable for all ages

Doors open from 2:00pm. Show time 2:30pm. 1 intermission.

Leith Theatre CINEMA NIGHTS:

THE FOG 

23rd October

One hundred years ago, out in the waters around Spivey Point, a small clipper ship drew toward land. Suddenly, out of the night, the fog rolled in. The ship crashed against the rocks, the hull sheared in two, masts snapped like a twig. The wreckage sank, with all the men aboard.

It is told by the fishermen, and their fathers and grandfathers, that when the fog returns to Antonio Bay, the men at the bottom of the sea will rise up and search for the campfire that led them to their dark, icy death.

And guess what happens on the evening of October 23rd…

THE FOG COMES TO LEITH THEATRE!!

 

Leith Theatre Cinema Nights:

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

27th of September

 

YOU’VE ARRIVED ON A RATHER SPECIAL NIGHT, ONE OF THE MASTER’S AFFAIRS.

Cinetopia and Leith Theatre present the most quotable and participatory cult-classic of all, and THAT’S JUST ONE SMALL FRACTION OF THE MAIN ATTRACTION.

IN THE BLACK VELVET OF THE DARKEST NIGHTS, VIRGINS and SLUTS, armed with props and dressed to the hilt are called to action, and fork in hand for the big SHAM-A-LAM-A-DING-DONG, there will be a cash bar and Ostara’s cinema scran because FOOD HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A VITAL PART OF LIFE’s RITUALS.

LET THERE BE LIPS!

Showtime at 8PM. Get your tickets HERE!

 

 

Leith Theatre Cinema Nights:

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM

18th of September

 

For the first of our special Scalarama Edinburgh editions of Cinema Nights at Leith Theatre, Reel Girl Film Club, Cinetopia and Leith Theatre are all teaming up for a screening of the British classic, Bend It Like Beckham, inspired by this year’s Women’s World Cup!

If you haven’t seen the film yet, or want a quick trip back to the early 2000’s, check out the trailer here

 

This coming-of-age romantic comedy follows the life of young Jess, the daughter of a Punjabi Sikh family living in London, as she tries to pursue her passion for playing football in the face of her family’s disapproval. Written and directed by filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, this semi autobiographical film sheds a light on the themes of tradition, family, culture, racism, sexuality, and the role of women.

Join the girl power, get your tickets HERE, and meet us on at the Leith Theatre on the 18th at 7PM!

 

Leith Theatre Cinema Days:

HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS 

24th of July

If you like Cinema Nights, you’ll love Cinema Days!!!

Leith Theatre and Cinetopia, in honour of the cherished school holidays, are taking their Quotable Classics to the kids with a summer showing of HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS!

This is some big sized adventure for small sized people!

AND – following the film, we are going to have some INVENTIVE activities for all the budding young scientists in the audience!

After all, you don’t screen the 2 greatest inventors in late 80s films on the same day and not get your own experiments on!!! (Yes, I’m talking about Dr. Salinski and Doc Brown).

So, dust off your tiny lab coats and join us on Wednesday July 24th at 13:00 for some Summer Science Cinema! Tickets can be purchased HERE!

This film is Rated PG, children must be accompanied by an adult. Under 2s are free but will not be catered for in the activity. Doors open from 12:30pm. Show time 13:00. Science activity to immediately follow the film.

Leith Theatre Cinema Nights:

BACK TO THE FUTURE

24th of July

GREAT SCOTT!!!

After the inaugural Leith Theatre Cinema Days, Leith Theatre and Cinetopia are continuing their Cinema Nights screening strand of Quotable Classics with a summer showing of BACK TO THE FUTURE!

+ It’s family friendly!
+ Cinema Scran is available from Ostara!
+ And it’s only a FIVER!

Whoa, this is heavy…

So, dust off your ‘life preservers’, denim jackets, or lab coats and join us on Wednesday July 24th at 19:00.

Now make like a tree and get those tickets HERE! Once again tickets are only a fiver. So get yours quick because our last Quotable Classics Cinema Night SOLD OUT!

 

This film is Rated PG, children are permitted but must be accompanied by an adult. Bar open for 6:30pm. Doors open from 7:00pm. Show time 7:30pm. 1 intermission.

26th of June – PRIDE

Join us for the celebration of Pride Month at Leith Theatre’s June’s Cinema Nights with the movie PRIDE!

A British film released in 2014, described by Time Out as “the holy grail for filmmakers: to tell a story with something to say about our world that is also shamelessly entertaining, moving and funny.”

Pride is a historical com-dram based on the true story of a group of gay and lesbian activists who raised money to help the families affected by the 1984 British Miners strike. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and we will be showing a beautiful short film documenting these events during the evening!

Once again tickets are only a fiver. So get yours quick because the last Cinema Night SOLD OUT!

Plus, to add to our evening of community cinema fun, our lovely pals down the road at Ostara, will be joining us with some Funky Cinema Scran available for purchase!

Book your tickets here!

Pride is Rated 15 for language and brief sexual content. 15+ entry allowed but all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Bar open for 6:30pm. Doors open from 7:00pm. Show time 7:30pm. 1 intermission.

27th of March – THE BIG LEBOWSKI

SOLD OUT!

 

Leith Theatre in partnership with Cinetopia are continuing their Quotable Classic Cinema Nights and this time we’re bringing you The Dude that or, uh His Dudeness, or uh Duder, or El Duderino…

You guessed it, The Big Lebowski!!

Once again tickets are only a fiver. So get yours quick because the last Cinema Night SOLD OUT!

Plus, to add to our evening of Community Cinema fun our lovely pals down the road at Ostara, will be joining us with some Funky Cinema Scran available for purchase! We think it’s really going to tie this event together. 

Cinema Nights at Leith Theatre are the last Wednesday of the month and this one is no exception. So dust off your square sunglasses, oversized cardigans and jelly shoes and book your seat now for The Big Lebowski on March 27th at Leith Theatre.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4104178

This film is Rated 18 for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence. Bar open for 6:30pm. Doors open from 7:00pm. Show time 7:30pm. 1 intermission.

27th of February – PRINCESS BRIDE

SOLD OUT!

Cinetopia has teamed up with Leith Theatre to kick off a series of film events called “Quotable Classics” Cinema Nights starting with one of the most quotable of all: The Princess Bride (1987)!

Here are some of the details:

We are going to be showing those films you can remember every word to – and expect those words to be shouted out!

We’re kicking it all off with a very special romantic–

“Are you trying to trick me?! Is this a kissing book?!”

No, Fred Savage. There’s fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles…

It’s for friends, lovers, partners, family or solo enjoyment!

Costumes encouraged!
Drinking wine with Sicilians encouraged!
Duelling to the pain… maybe not encouraged.
Quote screaming heavily encouraged!

This night has got it all! And it’s only £5 (+ online service fee)

INCONCEIVABLE!

Book your tickets here (booking in advance strongly recommended!)

https://cinemanights.brownpapertickets.com/?fbclid=IwAR1KdgllBxJAqhCWQJP65g-rrSwvDuBPhrj4WCkcMElCf4APzg6SX1ovelU

This film is rated PG, 12+ entry allowed but all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Doors & Bar open for 7pm. Film starts at 7:30pm.

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