Tag Archives: Cinema

Cinema sketch

Today I had a sneak preview into Summerhall’s newly refurbished cinema, CineHall.

Summerhall, in the south side of the city, has been a favourite place of mine for years and years, a vibrant inspiring place filled with visual and performance art. A hive of activity free to visit and always changing.

The kind of place I would of loved to visit whilst skiving off from art college back in the day.

This week I was asked along to a preview of their newly refurbished cinema, the Cinehall. Unfortunately I couldn’t make the screening so popped in beforehand to sketch this.

I needed to add a ghost audience for my sketch but when fully open (from Friday 1st October) then the intimate cinema should hold 70 people.

Showing a unique programme of new releases, big blockbusters, underrated indies and engaging world cinema gems, check out the full list of upcoming films on the Summerhall website below.

Summerhall Cinema website

Festive family favourites being screened outdoors in the Cowgate

Cowgate NYCThis Christmas catch a Christmas movie at the Cowgate NYC Film and Street Food Festival, in the Three Sisters courtyard.With a huge outdoor cinema screening festive favourites, together with mulled wine and American style street food this sounds like the perfect way to start your festive night out.

The screenings run from Sunday to Thursday each week until December 29th and each Sunday is a Family Friendly Screening.

Keep an eye on their facebook page (link below) to see when the movie listings are announced, I’ll be there for sure if Elf is on 🙂

Cowgate NYC: Xmas Film & Street Food Festival facebook page. 

Illustration drawn in black fine liner and watercolour wash.

The perfect cinematic experience: superior comfort and a wonderful film

Odeon LuxeLast night Mrs Sketcher and I had a night out at the cinema, but no ordinary cinema – this was the new Odeon Luxe.

After a summer refurbishment the Odeon Wester Hailes has been reborn as a Odeon Luxe, with bags of room and reclining seats for everyone, plus a bar and coffee chain n the foyer.

The film picked for this opening was perfect, a modern take on classic blockbuster, Murder on The Orient Express which was full of action, beautiful landscapes, mystery and drama – an ideal cinematic experience when in such comfort!

Odeon Luxe Edinburgh West website

Trip to the cinema

DominionCinemaColourI went to the cinema yesterday, and saw a stunning, stylish, seventy five year old classic.


I didn’t actually enter the Dominion Cinema, I was there to sketch only, although I expect the interior is just as beautiful. Edinburgh’s only family run independent cinema, the Dominion theatre was designed by architect Thomas Bowhill Gibson and has stood in the heart of Morningside since 1938.


Sketched with black fine liner and coloured using Letraset markers.


  • The Dominion Cinema website