November 2016

The Bournemouth Daily Echo trail the 50th Anniversary screening of Cathy Come Home, to be hosted by housing association BCHA and the Homes for Cathy Coalition with support from Open Cinema, on 25 November 2016 at Bournemouth University. The film's lead actor Ray Brooks will be in conversation following the screening, along with BCHA Chairman Peter Hoyle, who committed his career to housing on watching the original 1968 BBC broadcast. OC's Christoph Warrack will be there to moderate the discussion. Read full article.

December 2015

The Visitor told the remarkable story of Open Cinema Lancashire director David Mcloughlin, and his recovery from drug dependency to found a network of community cinemas for dependency clients and oter excluded groups across Lancashire. Read full article

August 2015

The Yorkshire post ran a feature on our progress through the Dotforge accelerator, and interviewed our CEO Christoph on the background to Open Cinema. Read full article.

November 2014

The Guardian reported from social enterprises including Open Cinema on the cultural challenges facing them as they respond to demand from international markets. Read full article.

September 2014

Scottish Television Edinburgh covered the work of the OC Edinburgh team, the films they've made and the impact of the project on members' lives, during the September mini-festival, co-hosted with Scalarama. Read full article.

March 2014

On 27 March 2014, London's oldest continually-running newspaper were present at the church of St Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield to meet the screenwriter and BAFTA Fellow Richard Curtis, and his writing (and life) partner Emma Freud OBE. Curtis and Freud were here to help launch Open Cinema Broadway, a community cinema supporting homeless people in the City of London.

Curtis, who co-founded Comic Relief and once took a year out of filmmaking to concentrate on charity work, said he was glad to help, and to revisit the church where they spent four days filming the low-budget classic in 1993. Read full article.

December 2013

This month we released Transforming Finance, a 22-minute film about the need for change in our financial sectors, made with the Finance Innovation Lab. Blue & Green Tomorrrow reviewed the film here, and Tony Greenham blogged about the film here.

October 2013

Open Cinema's film about wealth inequality, commissioned by the High Pay Centre, made the front page of the Guardian website (here), generating as intended a stream of debate, and over 40,000 views in the first 24 hours, in October 2013. 

November 2012

LAURA HOPPER, OC's Executive Director, talks to the inaugural edition of SMart about the impact of Open Cinema. (Click the image to read the article).









July 2012

THE IRISH TIMES attended the opening screening of Open Cinema Dublin at The Exchange in Temple Bar on 23 July 2012, with a piece appearing in the following day's paper. Click here to download a copy (3.9MB).

April 2012

The SOCIAL BUSINESS catalysers featured OC as a ClearlySo Gem in a Spring 2012 edition of their blog (here).


March 2012


The Hammersmith and Fulham Chronicle reported from our fundraiser at ST STEPHEN'S in Shepherd's Bush, West London. The event featured a discussion on the value of cinema as a means of change, with panellists including Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, theatre director Josie Rourke, author Toby Young, and veteran Stephen Woolley.

January 2010 (and June 2011)

In January 2010, and again in June 2011, Channel 4 broadcast a short film about Open Cinema made by Sketch Films. The full version broadcast can be seen here.

June 2011

A DAY IN THE LIFE of Open Cinema is a feature in the June 2011 edition of the Creative Arts Investment Network magazine. See here.

January 2011

Radio 4's The Film Programme with Francine Stock featured Open Cinema - 21st January 2011

Listen here.



December 2010

BBC London's Inspirit (with Jumoke Fashola) featured Open Cinema, 12th December 2010.
Have a listen here.



Former intern LIZZIE GREEN wrote a piece about our forthcoming launch in Birmingham for The Pavement - click here to read Lizzie's article, and search for "Open Cinema" to read four further articles on OC.

Click the logo to read Le Cool's interview with OC founder Christoph Warrack.


Open Cinema were featured in the SOUTH LONDON PRESS following our work with the talented British director, James Rogan, to save Bermondsey tenants and residents association, SHACCA. Click here to read the article.

THE CHARITY TIMES connected with the quality of our member filmmakers' talents, in a review from their December/January 2011 edition (here).

Italian Vogue interviewed our CEO, Christoph Warrack, about his work with Open Cinema. You can read the article here.


Click here for a full-page feature on Open Cinema, published in The Times on 2 April 2010.

March 2008

The Big Issue covered our first ever gala event, which sold out the 470-seat Prince Charles Cinema in central London in February 2008. The event presented Open Cinema short films, with support from Future Shorts, and featured an audience discussion with Palme d'Or winner Ken Loach.  Fifty tickets were made available for free for homelessness charities and their members. Read the article here.

The event was also covered by industry journal Variety (here).