You Can Get Your Local Cinema to Screen Alien and Back to the Future Now

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Whether new or old, big-budget or little, you can now set up your own movie screening at your local cinema. Vue’s teamed up with Ourscreen, and the two firms want people to sort-of-crowdsource screenings, presumably because the vast majority of new releases are utter shit, and nobody in their right mind wants to see them.

If you want to set up a public screening, it’s not quite as straightforward as picking a movie and a screen, since you need other people to back your choice. A quick look online shows that someone’s already managed to get Cambridge’s Arts Picturehouse to show Meru at 9pm on March 7th, while another chap needs more support to get Scott Cinema in Bristol to show Labyrinth.

Fancy a more intimate experience? Go down the private route, but you'll have to reserve tickets and sell them yourself. Oh, and if someone else has beaten you to the punch and organised a public viewing for a film you'd like to watch, get involved.

Sadly, there’s no Jurassic Park or Star Wars on the list, but we do have Alien and its sequel, as well as classics like Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future, Jumanji and Die Hard to choose from. [Engadget]