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West Side Cinema offers the edge of world cinema in a relaxed and social atmosphere – themed music, cabaret style table seating and a ‘bring your own’ policy. We screen short films with every feature film: fiction and documentary from around the world. We also encourage filmmaker talks and workshops and will often tie in with established local festivals.

See What’s On.

To date we’ve welcomed –

Directors: John Maclean (Slow West), Ian Sellar (Venus Peter), Martin Radich (Norfolk)

Short Filmmakers: Elizabeth Hobbs, Finlay Pretsell, Ewan Stewart, Callum Rice, The Singh Twins, Colin Kirkpatrick, Mark Jenkins

Authors: Rachel Seiffert, Gavin Francis, David W Earl

Actress: Gerda Stephenson

Musicians: Jason Singh, R.M. Hubbard (Hubby), The Driftwood Cowboys, James Watson, Hotscotch, Dave Linklater.

The McElroy brothers with John Maclean

The McElroy brothers with John Maclean

We feature in 51 Brilliant Independent Cinemas in the UK (Den of Geek)

‘One of my favourites on this list. A not for profit voluntary run enterprise, West Side Cinema dedicates itself to showing the types of films normally confined to the film festivals of the world. They regularly go above and beyond to unearth gems that it would be impossible to track down for audiences, and screen them all together with short films. They also provide candle-lit tables and operate a bring your own policy. In short, this is cinema heaven in some of the most gorgeous scenery in Britain’. Nick Horton

Find us in the Cinema For All Scottish Starter Pack citing case studies on ways to start up a film society/cinema.

In 2015 we were nominated for ‘Best Film Programming’ at the Cinema For All Film Society Of The Year Awards.


Halloween 2015

We use a unique scoring system – the PING-PONGOMETER. Take a look at our audience scores.

And check out our latest News.

West Side Cinema is a charity registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC046126.

You can download a copy of our constitution here:

WSC SCIO Constitution v5 Aug 15


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