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The Sodom Odeon

A new documentary celebrates London’s iconoclastic Scala cinema, whose all-nighters and cult programming in the Thatcher era shaped British cinema to this day. But what is its legacy in the 2020s, and what are the movie histories that remain untold?


Sex, drugs, and midnight screenings of Eraserhead — Jane Giles and Ali Catterall’s freewheeling and nostalgic documentary Scala!!! tells the story of the (in)famous London cinema that served the city’s outcasts, punks, and misfits from the late 1970s until the early 1990s. For much of its existence, the Scala cinema was based in pre-regeneration King’s Cross, […]

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