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Thank you to everyone who has donated or sent messages of love and support over the last week. It means the world to us. We hope you are staying home and staying safe. To all key workers, working tirelessly to cater and care for our communities, thank you. 

Though Belmont Filmhouse is currently closed, we are working hard to ensure that this period of self-isolation leaves nobody feeling alone. #BelmontRecommends promises a weekly dose of goodness, in the form of film and book suggestions, uplifting articles, music and more. The best thing of all - all the tips and suggestions are from our staff!
Our team have curated lists of the best films to watch via on-demand streaming services so that you can still get your film fix from home!
Front Of House: Eilidh Robb

Midsommar (2019) // Ari Aster
Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in some traditional festivities...
Stream via Amazon
Head Of Cinema Operations: Colin Farquhar

Beetlejuice (1988) // Tim Burton
When the deceased couple Adam and Barbara are unsuccessful in scaring away a family that has moved into their old house, they seek the help of bio-exorcist Betelgeuse. Colin said - "Such a film. Geena Davis and Keaton are hilarious. Winona Ryder’s deadpanning grounds the whole thing wonderfully. Elfman’s mad music provides a lovely bow around the whole thing."
Stream via Netflix
Join in on our Book Club where each week a member of staff will suggest a book they are either enjoying at the moment or are looking forward to reading!
Development Officer: Natalia Lewandowska

A Whole Life (2014) // Robert Seethaler
A Whole Life tells the subtle and heart-warming story of Andres, living a modest life amidst the rough scenery of the Austrian Alps. The author wonderfully captures the essence of life, memories, solitude and the passage of time. A Whole Life is a great choice if you want to take a step back from the modern world and learn to appreciate and accept life as it is.
Our best pick of uplifting news from the last week.
Celebrate Our Cinemas //
Empire Magazine

Filmmaker Edgar Wright writes exclusively for Empire about the importance of protecting the big-screen experience, and how we can help save our favourite cinemas.
READ NOW
Sunshine on Leith Sing-a-long //
Edinburgh Evening News

Leith's Banana Flats belts out Sunshine on Leith in show of support for nation's key workers and to lift community spirits, inspired by similar scenes seen in Italy. 
READ NOW
We've taken your suggestions from social media and our own favourites to create THE ultimate quarantine movie playlist. Missed out on adding yours? Tweet or Facebook us with your requests!
Indoor movie themed activities to combat boredom!
Disney Work-Outs // FIND HERE

Head of Development: Juliet Tweedie

Time spent cooped up inside does not mean losing sight of your exercise regime! For those entertaining and educating children at home, take on these film-themed workouts instead of a regular physical exercise class. Stretch like Elasta-Girl in The Incredibles themed session or 
Learn French // FIND HERE

Finance Officer: Lucie McPhee

If you’ve recently seen Céline Sciamma's stunning Portrait of a Lady on Fire, or you'd been getting excited for upcoming release The Truth or maybe Amélie is one of your all time favourite films, our Finance Officer Lucie has a quarantine activity for you! Learn or brush up on your French language skills - and next time you're watching a French language film at Belmont Filmhouse, put your skills to the test!
Offers from our film partners so you can continue to enjoy the latest offerings at home!
As a Belmont Filmhouse customer, you are entitled to 15% off the latest titles at Curzon Home Cinema! The latest releases include...
  • The Truth
  • Portrait Of A Lady On Fire 
  • And Then We Danced 
  • Cunningham 
  • Dog's Don't Wear Pants 
  • Escape From Pretoria 

To redeem the offer use code 'FILMHOUSE' at checkout! Offer valid for 14 days only. Only valid on films within this section and these titles will be updated on a weekly basis.
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