Longton designer expands pizzeria-based film club


A film enthusiast from Stoke-on-Trent is trying to bring more film culture by running movie screenings in Hanley pizzeria.

Graphic designer Chrish Dunne, 27, from Longton, started the film screenings in January 2017 in the Klay Pizzeria in Hanley.

Mr Dunne set up the Admit One Film Club after being inspired by similar ones in cities such as Manchester and Leeds, where he had lived for six years.

The designer, who worked on the Stoke-on-Trent City of Culture 2021 logo, said he believed the city could benefit from more chances for people to enjoy films.

He said: “I wanted to see how a film club could bring us together.

“I think that anything that brings people together to show that Stoke has a thriving culture is beneficial.

“I’m not out to make any money from this, but to keep putting it all back in so we can bring bigger, better and more interesting film events to the city.”

At first, Mr Dunne chose which films were to be screened, but now the film buffs pick them.

A website is being made so people can vote in future on which film will be shown.

The films screened so far are the Oscar-winning Whiplash, crime film Drive and this month’s movie is the 1990s cult coming-of-age film Clueless, which will be shown on Thursday, March 30.

Tickets are £4.50 and the money raised is put back into the screenings.





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