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How they got away with murder: New film asks why so many Holocaust crimes went unpunished

On Sunday 14 November, the Electric Picture House Cinema in Wotton-under-Edge screens Getting Away with Murder(s): an epic new documentary that examines why so few perpetrators of the Holocaust were prosecuted following World War II. Almost 1 million people in 22 countries carried out the unprovoked murder of 11 million innocent men, women and children.  99%...

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As James Bond returns, cinema announces new safety measures

As cinema audience numbers gradually recover following the tumult of the last eighteen months, the Electric Picture House in Wotton-under-Edge has revealed some revised safety precautions in advance of the opening of the new James Bond film, No Time to Die. Since reopening in late May, the cinema has been operating with a severely reduced capacity...

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Electric Picture House is among independent cinemas supported through the culture recovery fund

• Support for independent cinemas this Christmas reaches £16 million, as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announces grant awards for 202 cinemas across England from Penrith to Penzance • Cinemas can apply for a further £14 million in grants from the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund • More support for screen supply chain as...

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New Stroud-produced feature film to be screened in Wotton-under-Edge

Young adult romance Philophobia has UK theatrical release from 30 October Philophobia (which means ‘fear of falling in love’) is the debut feature film from young writer / director Guy Davies. Set and filmed in his home town of Stroud in the Gloucestershire countryside, it is an authentic coming-of-age romance rooted in experience. The independent production –...

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Cinema First invites everyone to fall in love with the big screen all over again

London – August 20, 2020: Cinema First, the industry body charged with the promotion of UK cinemagoing, has today launched #LoveCinema, a nationwide campaign designed to capture the attention of audiences across the country and remind them of the unique experience that only the big screen can offer. After months of being closed due to lockdown,...

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