SIGNAL CINEMA LAUNCHES A NEW LGBT SEASON NEXT WEEK WITH AN UNMISSABLE NEW SEASON – Signal PRIDE!
We are celebrating some of the best in LGBT films from around the world from 7.30pm on Thursday 31st August with the Bafta-winning comedy PRIDE (15).
PRIDE (15, 115mins, 2014)
Starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton.
This riotously funny and warm-hearted film tells the true story of the unlikely union between striking miners and gay activists in a Welsh mining town in 1984. Doors will open at 7pm and tickets are only £2.50. Click the ticket to be redirected to our payment site – you only need donate the value of a ticket!
Signal Pride! showcases one film screening a month from August to December, with two special pop-up screenings in November and December, which will be programmed by a new Young Programmers’ Committee, recruitment for which starts in October.
50 years ago, homosexuality was finally decriminalised in the UK. To raise awareness of this historic legislation and to celebrate and advocate diversity in all its forms we want to bring communities together through this fantastic, non-mainstream cinema season.
Signal Pride! celebrates and raises awareness of wider LGBT culture and was chosen by the Signal Cinema Committee with support from Lee Wicks, Chair of Friends & Supporters of the Furness LGBT Community.
“We’re so excited to share these amazing, joyous and sometimes heartbreaking stories with our community, stories which are truly brought to life through the medium of film. And we’re here to remind each other about the A in LGBTQIA+ – which stands for Ally. It’s all too easy to ‘mind our own business’, but recent hate crime statistics show it’s more important than ever to get involved. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and speak up in support! Love knows no gender.”
– Kezz Turner, Project Manager, Signal Cinema
“An LGBT cinema season would enable local people who identify as LGBTQIA+ to discover more about LGBT history, which is rich and diverse. It is a great opportunity for the people of Barrow & Furness, as it gives the LGBT, and indeed the wider community, the chance to learn about our culture, hopefully dispelling any myths people may have. It also allows LGBT people to meet socially, in a safe environment, as at present we don’t have an LGBT centre in Barrow.”
– Lee Wicks, Chair of Friends & Supporters of the Furness LGBT Community
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