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Homeless hobbies: No. 6 - films

May 18 2009
There are still some places for homeless cinephiles, but it‘s not always easy Films are important to some people - Lord Puttnam, Bill Hicks and myself, to name a few - but even with the choice of film as large as ever, cinema-going is not always easy. A reader of The Pavement recently expressed the opinion that going to the flicks was hampered by the bags that she has, and the lack of places to safely leave them. This being the case, one may use those services that offer film nights. Both ASLAN and the Simon Community have occasional film nights, but Crisis Skylight's film club is currently awaiting a new DVD player. If you are determined to see the spectacle on the big screen, and are unimpeded by baggage, you may find the price a deterrent. Certainly West End prices stop regular visits for many, but there are choices. The Prince Charles Cinema, for example, on Leicester Place, off Leicester Square, offers great films at a much reduced price!