ART-HOUSE AMBIANCE PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL PICCADILLY Roll out the red carpet for the first art-house multiplex in London's West End. Regular readers of MbM Magazine will know our stance on multiplex cinemas: programming essentially for the general public, showing mainstream films and blockbusters in a choice of twelve or more screens. We champion art-house cinemas because we cater for discerning cinemagoers, so we welcome a cinema that offers a choice of seven screens and a diverse range of programming: independent, classic, foreign language, art-house films, and quality blockbuster. Central will also screen film festivals with London and Sundance already confirmed. These will as always attract the talent that attend these glittering events and films that one would not otherwise see. So what of the cinema itself? It is located on Great Windmill Street and the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue. The colonnade that links Coventry Street has been regenerated. The walkway is being transformed into a corridor. The walls and floors are retiled and new lighting fixtures installed with an old-fashioned marquee presiding over the glazed entrance. www.moviesbymills.com
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