United by a deep love of film – as well as a shared locality on Broad Street in the heart of the city's vibrant Hockley area – Lee Rosy's tearooms and the Screen 22 cinema are joining forces to provide Nottingham's movie-loving public with a place to catch the sort of classic films that are unlikely to feature at the Cineworlds or Odeons of this world.
Lee Rosy's have been running their film night for some time now. Usually held on a Thursday night from 7pm, Film-Night at Lee Rosy's is a screening night with the focus very much on "cult classic" rather than "box office smash".
Now, Lee Rosy's will be holding the first Film-Night of each month at nearby Screen 22, a beguiling 22-seat cinema and the smallest of its kind in the world. The first screening of the pair's joint venture? Cameron Crowe's classic coming of age tale Almost Famous.
Released in 2000, Almost Famous charts the experiences of an aspiring teenage rock writer as he goes on tour with one of his favourite bands, Stillwater, themselves a composite of many of the debauched and often deluded rock'n'roll clichés of the 1970s. The film also draws upon some of Crowe's own experiences as a young journalist working for Rolling Stone.
Film Night brings together two of Hockley's most charming establishments for a night of movie-geekery and good times. Check out Screen 22's website for further listings.