For 35 weeks we’ve brought you various on line initiatives – Fire Side Cinema (short film programmes), Bite Size Cinema (films, festivals, articles and jigsaws), East Side Cinema (Olympic themed shorts and feature), the We Are One Festival, and the weekly What’s On At Home to view for free.
But all good things come to an end. We’ve decided to take a break from the cinema for a while. We feel that with the local restrictions lifting a little, nows the time to get out as much as possible rather than watching the screen. Look out for your family, friends and community, make a point of meeting them within the current guidelines to make sure they are doing ok.
I’m sure you’re all wondering when we plan to open the cinema again. We don’t feel it’s the right environment to open just now. West Side is such a social space, and it just wouldn’t be West Side under current restrictions. In the meantime we’ll be planning for our new sound and vision installation and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.
We’d also like to wish you all the best for Christmas and a positive New Year. As a little Christmas gift, a final on line Jigsaw. This director was a hit not only at West Side Cinema but North Side Cinema too. Sadly no longer with us, but her words will ring true in these strange times:
‘In my films I always wanted to make people see deeply. I don’t want to show things, but to give people the desire to see’.
Complete the jigsaw here: