Support Close-Up's New Cinema

Just over two years ago we were presented with the exciting opportunity to create our own cinema and establish a unique film centre in East London. We have finally moved into our new home at 97 Sclater Street, E1 6HR!

We couldn’t be more excited about welcoming you to our new library and café, where you can access our unique collection of films and books whilst enjoying some of the finest coffee in Shoreditch. This is also where the highly anticipated Close-Up Cinema is due to open in the spring.

There have been many exciting developments along the way as the scale of the project has grown significantly. This has also pushed us to the edge of our financial resources so we have launched a fundraising campaign to raise the vital funds needed to make this project a success.

Your support at this stage is essential, please donate:

The Venue

Our repertory cinema will cover the entire history of the medium, as well as presenting auteur cinema and radical new artists' films and videos. Whilst all other cinemas are converting to digital, Close-Up will continue to offer 16mm and 35mm reel-to-reel as well as digital projection.


The café is the perfect place to relax, browse the Library, meet friends for coffee and in the evenings meet directors and filmmakers in post screening discussion.

The cinema will also be available to host press screenings, corporate hire and presentations. With 40 comfortable seats, the theatre will be fully accessible for two wheelchairs, and equipped with DCI compliant digital projection (DCP), reel-to-reel 35mm, 16mm, DV, Beta SP etc, and a 5.1 surround sound system.

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