The AA Cinema opened in November 2009. Pascal Schöning, who was Diploma Unit 3 master for many years, cut the ribbon on the night of the launch – appropriately enough, since it was his presence at the AA that was instrumental in making a space for film in the school.

The Film Club, which is curated by students, runs weekly screenings and the Cinema is booked by Units every day to watch films that are relevant to their courses and unit trips. The Photo Library holds a growing selection of feature films for use by AA students, to screen in the cinema or watch elsewhere as well as an important collection of lectures, conferences, symposia and other events presented at the AA.

The Cinema has 20 seats, which came from the Spa Theatre in Bridlington, and a screen, projector and Surround Sound. Popcorn can be arranged.

Contact for bookings.

The AA Cinema is licenced to screen films for AA students and staff only.

Cinema Bookings

The Underwater Season begins with 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Directed by Richard Fleischer, (1954), 127 mins

Only open to AA Students and Members

AA Cinema
26/4/2017 18:30

The Underwater Season continues with Sphere

When psychologist Norman Goodman (Dustin Hoffman) wrote a report for the government on how to deal with extraterrestrial life forces, he didn't expect his recommendations to be used. Now that a secret government agency is investigating what may be an alien spaceship that has been discovered partially buried on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, Norman finds that the plan he outlined is being put into effect and that the team he named in his report has been assembled.

Directed by Barry Levinson, (1998), 135 mins

Only open to AA Students and Members

AA Cinema
3/5/2017 18:30

The Underwater Season continues with Das Boot 

A German submarine patrols the Atlantic Ocean during World War II, manned by a crew that must contend with tense conflicts and long stretches of confined boredom. While war correspondent Werner (Herbert Grönemeyer) observes day-to-day life aboard the U-boat, the grizzled captain (Jürgen Prochnow) struggles to maintain his own motivation as he attempts to keep the ship's morale up in the face of fierce battles, intense storms and dwindling supplies.

Directed by Wolfgang Peterson, (1981), 187 mins

Only open to AA Students and Members

AA Cinema
10/5/2017 18:30

Following on from the event 'An evening of Cinematic Architecture' an evening celebrating the life and work of Pascal Schöning.

A screening of "Without Here and There" - a film by Ron Kenley that documents the life and work of Pascal Schöning through the objects that populated his home, as well as the thoughts, stories and memories of his past students, friends and colleagues.

Please RSVP as the AA Cinema has limited seating so early arrival is recommended.

Byron Blakeley

AA Cinema
12/5/2017 19:00

The Underwater Season continues with The Abyss

Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio are formerly married petroleum engineers who still have some issues to work out. They are drafted to assist a gung-ho Navy SEAL (Michael Biehn) with a top-secret recovery operation: a nuclear sub has been ambushed and sunk, under mysterious circumstances, in some of the deepest waters on Earth.

Directed by James Cameron, (1989), 163 mins

Only open to AA Students and Members

AA Cinema
17/5/2017 18:30

The Underwater Season concludes with Diving Into The Unkown  (Takaisin Pintaan)

After a terrible accident deep inside an underwater cave, the survivors are forced to risk their own lives to bring the bodies of their friends home.

Directed by Juan Reina, (2016), 90 mins

Only open to AA Students and Members

AA Cinema
24/5/2017 18:30

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10:00–18:00,
closed 13:00–14:00


Valerie Bennett
+44 (0)20 7887 4066

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