A new home for independent cinema in Milton KeynesPosted 25th February 2019
MK Gallery is partnering with Curzon Cinemas to bring audiences in Milton Keynes the very best independent film programme, from art house films to classic movies.
Following a major expansion, the new MK Gallery will open to the public on 16 March with a brand new, state-of-the-art auditorium – the ‘Sky Room’. Audiences can look forward to a dynamic and exciting programme from the world of cinema beyond the mainstream. Expect affordable screenings of the latest breakthrough indie, cutting-edge documentaries, award-winning world cinema, and heart-warming family films – all programmed in partnership with the renowned Curzon Cinemas.
Damian Spandley, Director of Programme at Curzon, said “Curzon share MK Gallery’s passion for culture and discovery, and we are excited to be working with them to bring a dynamic programme of film and screen events to their astonishing new arts venue in Milton Keynes.”
Simon Wright, Curator of Public Programmes at MK Gallery said “It has been a pleasure to work with Curzon on our prodigious opening programme and we’re delighted to be able to bring their renowned programming to the City, offering audiences the very best in independent cinema.”
Highlights in the Gallery’s opening film programme include the Academy Award-nominated films: The Favourite, starring Oscar-winning Olivia Coleman as a frail Queen Anne; Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free climber Alex Honnold – winner of best documentary; and If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkin’s adaption of James Baldwin’s novel about two lovers divided by circumstance.
The programme will also include live screenings, relaxed screenings for those who feel overwhelmed by the cinema environment, and ‘Little Big Screen’, offering affordable films for family audiences.
With 13 venues across the UK, Curzon has been providing audiences with exceptional films since 1934. In 2017, the Curzon group received the prestigious award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at the 2017 BAFTA’s.