Grassmarket Picture House

Grassmarket Picture House is hosted in the local charity and award winning centre Grassmarket Community Project (GCP) which provides services and support to some of Edinburgh's most marginalised and vulnerable adults. The Grassmarket Picture House was created by a group of volunteers and Members (beneficiaries) of the charity to encourage disconnected and isolated adults to attend screenings and interact with the public, families, young people and be part of a community screening facility. The programme is diverse to reflect the needs and interests of the members as well as appeal to a cross section of society. The aim is to screen a minimum of 1 film or host one film related event every week. Audiences are encouraged to make a donation towards the running of the community cinema which is run by volunteers. This is to contribute towards the cost of the licences, insurance and overheads. Many of our audience are current and ex-homeless, many rough sleep so the screenings double up as a warm, dry and welcoming space to gather, get a hot drink and have food that people have donated which they can take away after the screenings. The Grassmarket Picture House is a member led group with people being encouraged to assist with the running of the facility and programming - choosing films they'd like to see old and new on the big screen.