Scala Beyond

A 6-week nationwide film season celebrating all forms of cinema exhibition

18th August – 29th September 2012

2012 Programme Announced

Scala Beyond 2012

Following the success of 2011’s Scala Forever film season in London, the team behind it are back with Scala Beyond (18th August – 29th September 2012), a six week season celebrating all forms of cinema exhibition across the UK, from film clubs to film festivals, picture palaces to pop-up venues and even venturing into homes and schools.

With over 100 (and rising!) different exhibitors from Newcastle to Birmingham, Glasgow to Brighton, putting on over 175 screenings of 250+ films, including double and triple bills, outdoor screenings, interactive events and live rescores, and of course the legendary all-nighters, this year’s season promises to offer something for everyone, with all of the tie-in events featured on a new site at

This year, Scala Beyond has widened its scope to include a more diverse range of films and exhibitors into the season, with a focus on the people and methods behind what makes a screening special. As part of this, exhibitors will be making ‘Declarations’ highlighting what makes their events unique, available to read on Plus, there’s the chance for anyone to get involved, by taking part in the first Home Cinema Day on Saturday 1st September, supported by MovieMail and Film4. Simply pick a film or two, invite some friends or family round to watch them and let Scala Beyond know about it via their social media links @HomeCinemaDay and #hcd2012.

The full programme is available at with links to all the exhibitors and events taking place, so check out the amazing range of films screening across the country. And for the latest news, follow the season via Twitter @scalabeyond or Facebook ( Or tune into Radio Scala, a weekly radio show on Resonance104.4fm looking at different aspects of the season and film exhibition.

Scala Beyond is supported by Film London through National Lottery Funding on behalf of the BFI.

To contact the organisers, either email or call Philip Wood (020 7407 4057) or Michael Pierce (07739 024 200)


Adam Akers