Sunday, 27 January


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There was once a legendary cinema in London called the Scala. It had an incredible schedule and atmosphere of freedom... but for several reasons, including gentrification, it disappeared long ago. I use to haunt that place back in the 1980s, and miss it's spirit. So I thought, why not reincarnate the Scala at Cavia for a day?

So on this long winter Sunday I'll host an all-day program of off-beat movies. I've selected all different kinds of films ranging from art house to cult to documentary - and I think of it as a 'Sunday mashup'. The point of such an event is to pry open the imagination a bit, to combine things that are normally never put together. In a world where people are only targeting things they already interested in, this is an opportunity to see something different and outside your comfort area. Therefore anyone who is interested in coming to all of the program will have to be able to shift gears, and not stay in a single mode of thinking/operation. They will really be entering an interzone.

The film program will start at 15:00 and continue the entire day until 23:00. Of course you can choose to come any single movie, or hang in for the entire ride. All of the screenings will be free, to encourage experimentation. If you want to only jump into one unknown flick, the starting times are at 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 and 21:00. Doors open at 14:30.

All films will start exactly on time so things don't go out of control, and at 20:00 there will be a one-hour break, so people can get something to eat.

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 27 January, 2019 - 15:00 to 23:00


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Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.


Former squat, now legalised

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


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opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.

Weekly programme of film screenings in a circuit of underground / self-organised venues. Forgotten movies that should have been classics, neglected flics, lesser-known gems, always with a personal introduction by the programmer. All films in English, or with English subtitles.


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opening times: 

mostly Sunday to Thursday at about 7 different underground locations.