In this episode Abi and Jaq travel to Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds to talk to Wendy Cook. Wendy talks to us about the amazing history of this iconic cinema, as well as the significance of films like It’s a Wonderful Life when it comes to creating a cushion of financial security for Independent Cinemas. Wendy also chats about building audience trust, taking risks and creating cinema memories. An unmissable interview! Jaq and Abi also catch up about what they’ve been watching over the past few weeks (Marriage Story, Good Boys, Charlie’s Angels, Frozen II) as well as sharing their top 5s of 2019 including The Farewell, Seahorse, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Pain & Glory, Happy as Lazzaro and Monos (featuring a special appearance by Producer Jay!)
The Cinema For All podcast is proud to be supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.
HOSTS: Jaq Chell and Abi Standish
GUEST: Wendy Cook
PRODUCER: Jay Platt
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