Small Screen Machine

What is it?

Small Screen Machine is the new video on demand streaming service brought to you by the team behind the Screen Machine mobile cinema. It allows you to enjoy the kinds of films we’d normally programme, as well as those we don’t but know are something special, without having to wait for a visit, and in the comfort of your own home.

Why are we launching it?

Small Screen Machine began life at the start of lockdown in March 2020 as weekly TV recommendations for our customers. But the lockdown has also caused a revolution in the way films are viewed. We know that many of our customers not only enjoy films for free on terrestrial TV, but also on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon. Recent technological developments presented us with the opportunity to start our own video on demand streaming service with films selected by the team that has been choosing films for you for more than 20 years.

What does it mean for the Screen Machine service?

We see Small Screen Machine as Screen Machine’s small friend. It’s an addition to the service that allows us to offer our customers great films in between visits, or the chance to watch a film you might have missed or wasn’t screened in your area.

How do I get started?

Click the link below to visit the Small Screen Machine website. At the bottom are help and about sections regarding technical queries, and additional information about the service. You can browse our catalogue, and once you are ready to watch a film, you’ll be asked to create a free account. There’s no monthly subscription fee – you’ll pay only for the films you watch.


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


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