The best things come in small packages, and cinemas are no exception. A direct antidote to the soulless corporatisation of the cinema industry at the hands of the identikit megadomes and multiplexes that tarnish city centres up and down the country, Screen 22 provides great movies to true celluloid devotees.
Taking its snappy moniker from its two main constituent parts – namely, its screen and its 22 seats – Screen 22 is proud to be known as the "smallest digital recognised single-screen cinema in the world", an achievement that looks unlikely to be matched anytime soon.
What's more, Screen 22 features Active 3D, showing the mainstream cinemas that they no longer have the monopoly on such showings, the independent movie houses can do it too.
Screen 22's ethos emphasises quality. While the cinema does show contemporary releases, much of its schedule is taken up with special screenings of cult classic movies that many thought they would never get chance to see on the big screen.
Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous and cult Japanese thriller Battle Royale are both coming attractions at Screen 22, while The Hunger Games, Avengers Assemble and the Pete Posthlethwaite movie, The Age of Stupid have all been screened recently.
Screen 22 is also available to hire out for birthdays, anniversaries or for all manner of other parties and events. Check out the cinema's website for more details on future screenings; in the meantime, head down to Broad Street and see what all the fuss is about.