Independent cinema opens in a Nottingham pub

AA521801.MXFA new independent cinema has opened at the Castle Pub on Castle Road offering movie-goers a more intimate film-watching experience.

The Castle Micro Movie House opened its doors on November 7 with the popular gangster film Pulp Fiction.

The cinema, which seats around 40, features a state-of-the-art high definition projector and surround sound audio is decked out refurbished 1930’s chairs from the Bryon cinema in Hucknall.

The idea was developed by owner Chris Bulaitis.


He said: “I love going to the cinema but I don’t like multiplexes because they are impersonal empty spaces.”

“There are lots of people like me that like to watch films in a nice cosy studio environment so what better than to put a cinema above a great pub in the centre of Nottingham.”


Chirs Twitchell, senior assiant manager of the pub thinks it will bring a lot of trade to the pub: “People will definitely want to come for the price and with the money they save can come and have a beer and some food.”

Film-fans can also sign up to the cinemas film club which offers discounts on cinema tickets and drinks along with emails on upcoming films and events.


Castle Pub waiter, Scot Morrell said: “Its very exciting we have all been involved in choosing the films. It’s not something that’s done very often especially in Nottingham.”

Les Miserables and Love Actually are among other films that will be played at the cinema over Christmas.

Currently the cinema is offering an introductory  price of £3  for a ticket with normal prices at £7 to the general public and £6 for film club members.


A Sunday matinée will be available for families to watch films at a discounted price including the Lego movie and Despicable me 2.

Tickets can be bought at the pub or online at their website.

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