Repertory Cinema in London and the UAE
Spreadsheets and Screenings
RepCinema aims to highlight repertory film screenings and share spreadsheets which filter by date, cinema, format and more...
The project is the creation of Archivist Jasmine Soliman and Software Engineer Alexander Ross - for whom shining a spotlight on London's repertory film screening cinemas and enhancing access to screenings is a way of giving back to rep film fans who live in or visit the city. They also create an annual Il Cinema Ritrovato scheduling spreadsheet, which was accessed by over 780 attendees of the '22 festival.
Why spreadsheets when there are cinema websites? For those that use screen readers, have visual processing disorders or ADHD; cluttered, image-heavy websites can be difficult to navigate. Spreadsheets allow for visually clear data and can be duplicated easily so the user can keep or edit their own version. We use Google Sheets for accessibility for those that don't have Excel software.
To access the sheets, we ask that you become a supporter and help us make this work sustainable (for less than the price of a coffee at the BFI!) through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/repcinema. Any disabled/neurodivergent or student users, those of pensionable age or receiving financial support, please contact us directly.