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Thu 25 Jan

Broadway leads Film Hub Midlands in partnership with Flatpack Projects

Welcome to Film Hub Midlands, part of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) led by Broadway Nottingham and Flatpack Projects and supported with National Lottery funding.

As set out in BFI2022 (link to, the BFI is launching key developments to build on the success of the Film Audience Network across the UK. A unique collaboration made up of eight Hubs managed by leading film organisations and venues strategically placed around the country, FAN has been the backbone of the BFI’s strategy to ensure the greatest choice of film is available for everyone.

As part of this strategy, the geography of the current Film Audience Network has been revised, including the creation of a new Film Hub Midlands. The strategy and leadership of this new Hub will be formed by a partnership between Broadway and Flatpack Projects in Birmingham.

Film Hub Midlands provides resources, training and funding for film exhibition with a particular emphasis on growing new audiences for British independent and international film and raising awareness of film and film culture in the region.

In a new move, National Lottery funding will see six BFI NETWORK talent executives appointed in the English Hubs to give greater support to new and emerging talent where they live. This recognises the strength of the Hubs as spaces for filmmakers and audiences to meet and reflects the BFI NETWORK offer which already exists in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The ambition is to ensure all aspiring talent across the UK can access support, as well as benefit from signposting to the full scope of funding and training opportunities available. We shall be recruiting for a Talent Executive for the Midlands to promote access to, oversee and provide support for short films and feature film concepts in the coming weeks.

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Wed 24 Jan

We are now recruiting for Cinema Programme Co-ordinator

We are looking to recruit to a newly created post of Cinema Programme Co-ordinator to join our small but ambitious Programme Curation team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience in cinema, film festival, event programming and organisation to support the development and delivery of our diverse, innovative and distinctive programme of cinema, live events, festivals, and film culture activities.

If you are an avid fan of independent film, have experience of creating and co-ordinating film and arts events alongside excellent project management skills, we would love to hear from you.

Hours: 37.5 includes flexible working some evenings and weekends

Salary Grade 3: £21,757-£25,979

For more information and to apply please click here

Mon 08 Jan

Win a copy of Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri screenplay book and a baseball cap

Martin McDonagh's darkly comic THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is released this Friday 12 January, and we've got a copy of the screenplay book and a baseball cap to give away to one lucky winner, courtesy of our friends at Twentieth Century Fox!

For your chance to win, simply send us the answer to the following question as well as your name and address to :-


THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh.

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police.

When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbin’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Mon 08 Jan

Our five most popular films of 2017 and our staff's five favourite films

Here are the five most popular films at our box office in 2017:

1) LA LA LAND // Dir. Damien Chazelle

2) DUNKIRK // Dir. Christopher Nolan

3) MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS // Dir. Kenneth Branagh

4) THE DEATH OF STALIN // Dir. Armando Iannucci

5) STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI // Dir. Rian Johnson

We also asked our staff for their favourite films of the year, and here is our top five:

1) CALL ME BY YOUR NAME // Dir Luca Guadagnino

2) GET OUT // Dir. Jordan Peele

3) MOONLIGHT // Dir. Barry Jenkins

4) MANCHESTER BY THE SEA // Dir. Kenneth Lonergan

-) THE FLORIDA PROJECT // Dir. Sean Baker

Wed 20 Dec

Aged 12-15 and want to join our Into Film Club?

Aged 12-15 and want to join our Into Film Club?


Due to the fantastic response from our young audience, alongside our morning workshop, we’ve decided to offer an additional repeat afternoon session. We’ve contacted all of you who applied for a place but missed out in January and look forward to seeing you at 1.30pm on Saturday 10th February.

If you haven’t signed up already and want to come along to the afternoon sessions - be quick! We still have a few places to fill.

What is it?

The Into Film Club will be led by Broadway’s Creative Learning Manager, Paul Hough and the Into Film Club members.

At each Into Film Club session, the participants will have fun exploring, widening their knowledge and love of film. As a group we’ll be discovering World and British films to develop the participants' review-writing skills, discussing the selection of films they see to expand their film knowledge which includes both mainstream titles and a wide selection of British independent and international films you may not usually come into contact with. Help to inspire their creativity and to seek new ideas with the focus being that this is their club, for them to have a say in our club activities.

All films screened will have certificates suitable for the age range of those in the group.

When and where?

The workshops will take place once a month

Next workshop date: Saturday 10th February.

Morning Session: 10.30am – 1pm. - FULLY BOOKED

Afternoon Session: 1.30pm - 4pm - SPACES AVAILABLE

Sessions are held at Broadway in The Studio, one of our creative learning spaces, located on our lower ground level.

How to sign up

Registration details can be found here.

Please note: You will have to complete all the required fields on the form and complete a separate form for each child attending.

Once you have received an invitation from us

Any child attending for the first time must bring with them a signed parent/guardian consent form, we will send this to you.

All we ask of all the members is to bring is bags of enthusiasm to the workshops!

Who to contact

For further enquiries, please contact Paul Hough at or on 0115 9526 611.

More information about Into Film

Please visit the Into Film website here

Tue 19 Dec

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

We’ll be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and closing early at 6pm on Christmas Eve and 6.15pm on New Year’s Eve. Our full opening times over the holiday period are as below:


Christmas Eve: 9am – 6pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed

Wed 27 – Sat 30: Open as normal

New Year’s Eve: 9am – 6.15pm

New Year’s Day: Closed

Tue 2 Jan: Open as normal

Mon 18 Dec

Win a Blu-ray copy of BOTTLE ROCKET, THE SWORD OF DOOM and MONTEREY POP from The Criterion Collection

Three new titles from The Criterion Collection are coming to the UK on Blu-ray this month and we have a copy of each - BOTTLE ROCKET, THE SWORD OF DOOM and MONTEREY POP - on Blu-ray to give away to one lucky winner.

For your chance to win, simply send us the answer to the following question as well as your name and address to :-



Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision in this witty and warm portrait of three young middle-class misfits. Fresh out of a mental hospital, gentle Anthony (Luke Wilson) finds himself once again embroiled in the machinations of his best friend, elaborate schemer Dignan (Owen Wilson). With the aid of getaway driver Bob (Robert Musgrave), they develop a needlessly complex, mildly successful plan to rob a small bookstore — then go “on the lam.” Also featuring Lumi Cavazos as Inez, the South American housekeeper Anthony falls in love with, and James Caan as local thief extraordinaire Mr. Henry, Bottle Rocket is a charming, hilarious, affectionate look at the folly of dreamers. Shot against radiant southwestern backdrops, it’s the film that put Anderson and the Wilson brothers on the map.


• Restored high-definition digital transfer supervised and approved by director
Wes Anderson and director of photography Robert Yeoman
• Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Blu-ray)
• Commentary by director/co-writer Anderson and co-writer/star Owen Wilson

• The Making of “Bottle Rocket”: an original documentary by filmmaker Barry Braverman
• The original thirteen-minute black-and-white Bottle Rocket short film from
• 11 deleted scenes
• Anamorphic screen test, storyboards, location photos, and behind-the-scenes
photographs by Laura Wilson
• The Shafrazi Lectures, no. 1: Bottle Rocket
Murita Cycles, a 1978 short film by Braverman


TATSUYA NAKADA (Harakiri) and TOSHIRO MIFUNE (Yojimbo) star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman plying his craft during the turbulent final days of shogunate rule in Japan, Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse or mercy. It is a way of life that ultimately leads to madness. Kihachi Okamoto’s swordplay classic is the thrilling tale of a man who chooses to devote his life to evil.


• New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• Audio commentary featuring film historian Stephen Prince
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien


On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by JIMI HENDRIX, JANIS JOPLIN, and OTIS REDDING, but they were just a few performers in a wildly diverse lineup that included SIMON AND GARFUNKEL, THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS, THE WHO, THE BYRDS, HUGH MASEKELA, and the extraordinary RAVI SHANKAR. With his characteristic vérité style—and a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock— D. A. PENNEBAKER (Don't Look Back) captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass being blown away by Janis Joplin’s performance. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive document of the Monterey International Pop Festival ever produced.


• New 16-bit 4K digital restoration of Monterey Pop, supervised by director D. A.
• Restored high-definition digital transfers of Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis
at Monterey
• Alternate soundtracks for all three films featuring 5.1 mixes by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio

• THE OUTTAKE PERFORMANCES: Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop
• Audio commentaries by Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler, and music critics and historians Charles Shaar Murray and Peter Guralnick
• New interviews with Adler and Pennebaker
• Chiefs (1968), a short film by
cameraman Richard Leacock
• Interviews from 2002 with Adler and Pennebaker and with Phil Walden, Otis Redding’s manager
• Audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby
• Photo-essay by photographer Elaine Mayes
• Monterey International Pop Festival scrapbook
• More!
• PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Michael Chaiken, Armond White, David Fricke, Barney Hoskyns, and Michael Lydon

Mon 27 Nov

Seating changes in Screen 2

We recently installed a sound and light lobby at the entrance to Screen 2 aimed at reducing noise entering the screen from the lobby area. However, following some feedback we received from wheelchair users regarding access and provision in Screen 2 we invited a small group to meet with us and our architect to discuss their concerns and identify any improvements that we could make. I’m pleased to report that we will now be making changes to extend the platform area so two wheelchairs can sit side by side and next to two seats to accommodate abled bodied companions. Broadway endeavours to make every effort to ensure our facilities are accessible to all and we are delighted to have agreed a solution to this particular issue following a consultation with our audience and we expect the work to be completed by the 6th December.

Fri 17 Nov

Win a BATTLE OF THE SEXES merchandise pack

Biographical tennis drama BATTLE OF THE SEXES, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, opens here at Broadway on Friday 24 November and we have a suitably sporty merchandise pack to give away!

For your chance to win, simply send us the answer to the following question as well as your name and address to


Mon 06 Nov

Win a copy of William Friedkin's SORCERER on Blu-Ray courtesy of EntertainmentOne

William Friedkin’s 1977 hidden gem SORCERER is released back into cinemas and onto Blu-Ray for the first time this November, and we’ve got three copies to give away - courtesy of EntertainmentOne.

For your chance to win, simply send us the answer to the following question along with your name and address to


Good luck!


This tense thriller starring Roy Scheider (Jaws, The French Connection) is a brutal exploration of fate and destiny.

Exiled from their home nations, four strangers from separate corners of the earth agree to undertake a dangerous mission to transport unstable dynamite through the hot, dense jungle of South America in order to earn their passage home.

When the slightest bump in the road could equal instant death, the real question is not whether these men will survive this nerve-shredding ordeal but who will they have become if they return at all?

Now, 40 years since its release, SORCERER is regarded by critics and filmmakers alike as a true lost cinematic masterpiece – a triumphant feat of filmmaking that encapsulates the revolutionary artistry of 1970s American cinema and not to be missed.

Blu-Ray Special Features:

o Sorcerers – A Conversation with William Friedkin and Nicolas Winding Refn (74mins)

o The Mystery of Fate – A letter from director William Friedkin

o Newly commissioned artwork to celebrate the 40th Anniversary

o Reversible sleeve using newly commissioned and original theatrical artwork