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Crowdsourced Cinema: force your movie theatre to show what you want

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Alexi Duggins
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It's finally here: a world where you can make your local cinema show the film of your choice without needing to stage a naked sit-in by the popcorn counter. Thanks to Vue Cinema's new 'Crowdsourced Cinema' website, Ourscreen, you can pick your local cinema, choose from one of a few hundred films, then select the date you'd like them to show it. You then choose between a private screening for all your mates, or a public one. If it's the latter, it's listed on their crowdfunding website and if enough people say they'd be up for it: your screening will happen. Wanna watch 'Blues Brothers' at Brixton Ritzy? Easy. You just need to get 38 people to say they'd be willing to pay £12.
 
The film selection's pretty awesome, too. Think a range of modern classics ('Pride', 'Mr Turner', 'The Theory of Everything'), all-time greats ('The Long Good Friday', 'Taxi Driver', 'Terminator') and niche documentaries about Malian music and 1970s bicyclists. basically, there are loads of great films. Also 'Twilight'.  
 
See you at a matinee screening of 'The Babadook'.
 

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