Close-Up Film Centre's party this Saturday celebrates the opening of their new cinema

Picturehouse aren't the only ones launching a new cinema these last few weeks. Close-Up, the film centre that offers an extensive library, cinema and archive, has just finished work on its expansion project. Their new cinema is now open and a party this coming saturday will celebrate:

Saturday 4 July 8pm
Close-Up Cinema Opening Party
Admission: FREE
97 Sclater Street, E1 6HR London, United Kingdom
Dear members and friends,

We would like to invite you all to join us this Saturday to celebrate the opening of our new cinema from 8pm till late!
We will be screening a selection of films throughout the night and leave the projection booth open so you can marvel at the two restored 35mm projectors in all their glory.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have supported us throughout the project. It has been a long journey and it simply wouldn't have been possible without your patience and kind support. 

With our best wishes,



Owen Van Spall

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