Picture House

Are you interested in community cinema for your area?  

PICTURE HOUSE is an emerging community cinema network across West Lothian for new, developing and existing community cinemas. Coordinated locally by Generation Arts and funded by Regional Screen Scotland this is part of a Scotland-wide two-year development programme titled A Cinema Near You – helping individuals and groups start their own community cinemas in their area. 

If you, your venue or your community group would like to regularly show films then PICTURE HOUSE can offer a range of support in the following ways: 

  • A training day in your area with other new cinema groups, delivered by Cinema For All in partnership with Regional Screen Scotland and Film Hub Scotland. 
  • Financial support and advice to undertake a total of three initial screenings at your venue, to take place within a six-month period from undergoing the training.
  • Follow-on assistance and support during and after the screenings from Regional Screen Scotland and Cinema For All, including Film Hub Scotland’s pool of experienced Expert Advice.
  • Membership to both Cinema For All (for an initial first year) and to Film Hub Scotland, allowing access to Cinema For All’s film licence booking scheme (all film titles £90 to book with no added VAT) and to Film Hub Scotland’s Bursary Scheme (£500 per membership organisation per financial year), among other benefits.

If you would simply like to test the waters in your community or venue, A Cinema Near You is able to offer up to £500 for a one-off ‘pilot screening’ – covering the necessary film licence, venue hire, equipment logistics and marketing costs (where applicable) involved in putting on a film screening. Undertaking this pilot screening would then give you option to take part in the training above.

To discuss developing community cinema in your area please contact Generation Arts on generationarts.coordinator@gmail.com or call 07521 358 239.

If you’d like more information on A Cinema Near You please read the latest update here: CNY January 2020

We look forward to hearing from you!


Generation Arts is a West Lothian charity (SC036084) working to improve the wellbeing of people over 50, their friends and families through creative participation. 

http://www.generationarts.co.uk