About Screen Machine

All about The Screen Machine. History, past and present and useful information.
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What is Screen Machine?

Screen Machine is an 80-seat air conditioned, digital mobile cinema which brings the latest films to rural area of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

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Where does Screen Machine visit?

Screen Machine regularly tours to more than 40 communities, and spends between one and four days in each place. It takes approximately 10-12 weeks to complete one tour. You can see our tour map here: Tour Map

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How is Screen Machine Funded?

Screen Machine is funded by Creative Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and is further supported by Caledonian MacBrayne.

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Is Screen Machine accessible?

Screen Machine has wheelchair access. If you are a wheelchair user, we ask you to please call our office in advance in order that we can prepare in advance of your visit – (0131) 550 3734. We can book your ticket and arrange entry for any carer who may accompany you.

For hearing aid users, we have a personal inductive neckloop facility for people with hearing aids equipped with a T-switch. This enables the user to hear the film soundtrack through their own hearing aid. If you would find this facility useful, please ask the operator or usher when you arrive.

Our usher and operator are always on hand to help.

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How do I contact Screen Machine?

You can email us at: info@regionalscreenscotland.org,
or write to us at: Regional Screen Scotland, 22 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LH,
or use our contact form

MEDIA ENQUIRIES CAN BE DIRECTED TO:

Fiona Fowler
Marketing Officer
fiona@regionalscreenscotland.org
(0131) 550 3734
0773 003 4278

Screen Machine has wheelchair access. If you are a wheelchair user, we ask you to please call our office in advance in order that we can prepare in advance of your visit – (0131) 550 3734. We can book your ticket and arrange entry for any carer who may accompany you.

For hearing aid users, we have a personal inductive neckloop facility for people with hearing aids equipped with a T-switch. This enables the user to hear the film soundtrack through their own hearing aid. If you would find this facility useful, please ask the operator or usher when you arrive.

Our usher and operator are always on hand to help.

Response to First Minister’s Statement

The Scottish Government announcement on March 16 about its roadmap out of lockdown proposed 17 May as the date when cinemas may be able to reopen, which coincides with when they should open in England. We’re therefore planning on the assumption that the Screen Machine will be able to resume touring in that week in May, and as soon as the Scottish Government confirms the date, we’ll be ready to advertise our first dates and locations.

Meanwhile, we hope you’ll enjoy Small Screen Machine, our new video on demand streaming service. Just follow the link at the top of the homepage.

The Screen Machine Team

COVID-19:

Read about the changes we've made to our service