MALVERN Theatres is set to benefit from an increased diversity of films after striking up a partnership with the UK’s leading film programming team.
The theatre, which has delivered arts and culture to the town since 1884, will be working with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) from June 18 to show its film programme.
Nic Lloyd, director at Malvern Theatres, said: “We are in a great location in Malvern to grow the diversity of film available to Worcestershire, and that is why we wanted to work with the Independent Cinema Office.
“They know how to create a programme that is approachable but highlights the best of cinema from around the world and I am looking forward to the new energy they will bring to the programme.”
The ICO currently programmes 23 venues across the country which include Bristol’s Watershed, Nottingham’s Broadway and Dartington’s Barn Cinema.
Mr Holmes, starring Ian McKellen and featuring the ageing detective trying to crack an old case while battling amnesia, will be one of the big films ICO will bring to Malvern.
Jonny Courtney, ICO programmer, added: “Malvern Theatres is a great venue and I am really glad they have chosen the ICO to shape their film programme, alongside the great work they are doing for all the arts.
“We have a really strong track record bringing films to rural audiences.
“We are sure that there is an audience for the kind of adventurous films we have had great success with in our other venues across the UK.”