Scala Club Cinema
BFI Doc Society Fund
Based on the award-winning book ‘Scala Cinema 1978-1993’ the film tells the riotous inside story of the infamous rep house which inspired a generation during the turbulent Thatcher years. Featuring new interviews with diverse audience members who went on to become famous filmmakers/creatives, previously unseen archive material and iconic movie clips, this is the first big-screen feature-length documentary about the cinema and its extraordinary legacy. With its universal themes of youthful discovery and the underdog vs. the establishment, this is no nostalgia trip but rather a film of universal relevance drawing clear parallels between then and now.