Lux – Lucis – Light / Influx – De Luxe – Luxuriant / Lux Run Out…

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The Lux was a perfect antidote to English provincialism. In a city that is supposedly multicultural, one of the few venues that allowed "the others" to find a voice and see daylight is now gone. This is a disaster not only for artists and filmmakers like myself but for the city of London as a whole. For outsiders, one more door that had allowed us to step in and converse is now slammed in our face. – Kutlug Ataman, Filmmaker and visual artist


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He has never forgotten what he found then.

He is in the dark and has never forgotten what he found then.

The cold.

The damp.

Imagine a whiff of that?

All manna from heaven.

Then the shouldavists and couldavists. – Andrew Kötting, Filmmaker


Artists and editors working mid-edit were told to leave; colleges and institutions waiting for films from distribution were told to cancel courses; the organisation was told to vacate the building…

By 2pm , the shutter was down and a locksmith had been called. – Ian White, former curator of the Lux Cinema


The closing of the Lux is like losing a national treasure.

For all its problems it represented the most important aspect of film-making in this country, which has also disappeared: Innovation! – Isaac Julien, Filmmaker

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Rented many films and saw great videos

Met interesting artists and made friends

In Hoxton LUX became a luxury

It seems

What a pity! – Arjon Dunnewind, Director Impakt Festival, Utrecht


May the sharks eat glass. Very best wishes to all new beginnings - there's no end to us! – Lis Rhodes, Filmmaker


If it were a national orchestra would it have been allowed to go so silently? – Dick Arnall, Filmmaker


The LUX demonstrated the transformative and creative potential of the moving image. Through exhibition, distribution, production and education. In our stagnant, fragmented times, I doubt we will see the like again. – Helen DeWitt, former Cinema Curator of the Lux