For months I drove past St Clement’s Church, spotted the Chorlton Film Institute banner and meant to Google them. But by the time I got home I’d have forgotten. So Katharine and I are late converts to the magic of Chorlton Film Institute.
Strangely, while the Chorlton Film Institute describes itself as an exercise in guerrilla cinema, it doesn’t fit any of its own definitions. The films are shown at the same time of the month in the same place for a fee. But again, never mind, it’s fun somehow to see a film in an improvised setting.
St Clement’s makes for an impressive space, far away from the dreary church hall you might imagine, it’s both warm impressive. The screen is nice and big, but the sound (perhaps inevitably) suffers from a touch of echo. More importantly it creates an element of novelty that makes going to see a film that bit more fun.