Last year The Guardian newspaper featured the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in its list of the ten best small cinemas. The article argued that small independent cinemas in Britain, often showing their own alternative repertory schedule, have shown that they are tough survivors in a cinema landscape dominated by the faceless multiplex. The Guardian's film critic Peter Bradshaw says 'there is something not merely charming but intriguing and sometimes weirdly exciting about going to a tiny cinema, especially when there is hardly anyone else there: it is as if it's your own secret place.' To read the article in full please click here
The current Robert Burns Centre Programme is available at www.rbcft.co.uk
The smallest cinema in Scotland, the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre plays a major role in the cultural life of Dumfries, and beyond, by providing a rich and diverse programme that aims to stimulate, entertain and inform, and screens the best world cinema, foreign language films, low-budget independent films, documentaries, short films, archive and animation films as well as mainstream blockbuster films. The cinema often arranges for speakers to introduce films, and it offers a range of film-related workshops and courses.
On average 130 titles are shown in the single screen, part-time 69-seater cinema each year. The cinema is open in the evenings, Tuesday to Saturday and there are occasional daytime screenings, such as the special baby friendly screenings, and the popular coffee club on Thursday mornings where, for a modest £6 (£4.60 concession) you can enjoy a cup of good coffee, a homemade cake and watch a great movie.
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE
Box office number: 01387 264808