Screen Machine

Welcome aboard the Screen Machine! Your community cinema under the stars

We're not your average multiplex. We're Screen Machine, Scotland's mobile cinema, and we're bringing the magic of movies right to your doorstep! No red carpets, no overpriced popcorn, just good storytelling, breathtaking scenery, and a chance to share the experience with your fellow cinema-lovers – under the glorious Scottish sky.

Our story began in 2005, driven by a simple idea: make the joy of cinema accessible to everyone, even in the most remote corners of Scotland. We started with a van, a projector, and a whole lot of enthusiasm, and soon, our silver screen was weaving its magic across villages, towns, and even beaches.

The Screen Machine logo

Our mission is clear: to spark imaginations, fuel laughter, and build communities through the power of film. We want to see faces light up with wonder. Hear the rustle of popcorn amidst starry skies. Create lasting memories under the glow of the projector.

We're not just about movies, though. We're about bringing people together. Our screenings become pop-up events. With locals gathering for pre-film picnics. Sharing stories and forming new friendships. It's a chance to escape the ordinary. To laugh together, and to be reminded of the power of shared experiences.

So, what can you expect from Screen Machine?

  • A rolling feast for the eyes: We pack a diverse cinematic menu. From family-friendly blockbusters to independent gems and heartwarming documentaries. There's something for everyone under our starry canopy.
  • A breath of fresh air: Ditch the stuffy cinema halls and settle in for a cinematic escape under the wide-open sky. Feel the wind in your hair and the scent of the countryside in the air. Let the story unfold against the backdrop of a stunning Scottish sunset.
  • A slice of community: Our screenings are more than just a movie; they're a chance to connect with your neighbours and make new friends. Share the magic of cinema as a community.
  • An unforgettable experience: From the anticipation as the screen unfurls to the shared laughter and gasps, a Screen Machine night is an event etched in memory. It's a chance to step away from the daily grind and immerse yourself in the pure joy of film.

But we're not just a van and a projector. We're a team of passionate cinema enthusiasts driven by a love for stories and a belief in the power of community. We're your friendly neighbourhood film curators. Always on the lookout for the next cinematic gem to share.

So, join us! Hop aboard the Screen Machine, grab a blanket, and get ready to be transported. We'll bring the movies, the popcorn (well, maybe you bring the popcorn!), and the atmosphere. All you need is a sense of adventure and a willingness to share the magic.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on our schedule. Share your movie wishes. Be part of our ever-growing cinema community. Let's roll out the red carpet (or should we say, green field?) and experience the magic of movies, together.

What do you want Mary, you want the moon?

See you under the stars!

The Screen Machine Team

Find Us

22 Forth Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 550 3734
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