23 Dec 19
A lot can happen in a decade! From January 1st 2010 to December 31st 2019, there have been a fair number of big screen, theatrical releases across Picturehouse. In November 2010 we even started releasing our own films; My Afternoons With Margueritte kicked-started our distribution arm: Picturehouse Entertainment - which has gone from strength to strength with releases as varied as The Lobster, The Wife, Monos, and Capernaum.
Over the last decade we've opened 9 new cinemas, Hackney (2011), Dukes At Komedia (2012), East Dulwich (2015), Central (2015), Crouch End (2015), Ashford (2018), West Norwood (2018), Bromley (2019), and Fulham Road (2019), bringing the total number of cinemas in the Picturehouse family to 26. We asked our staff across all our cinemas, in our Customer Care Team, and in our Head Office Team, for their Top Films of the Decade. 256 films were voted for in total, 10 made it to the top. We hope you enjoy discovering the results below!
"Get Out is the intelligent modern-day horror classic that re-ignited my interest in the horror genre. I found this to be one of my favourite movies in 2017. It's one of those movies that you can watch multiple times and notice something new each time! "
Samantha Buttigieg - Marketing & Sponsorship Executive
"Masterfully told and beautifully acted, Kenneth Lonergan's screenplay, coupled with an impeccable classical score, offers a quiet reflection on grief that feels so real it will shatter even the coldest of hearts. An emotional powerhouse, this is a film that left me crying so hard in the cinema that the person next to me had to ask if I was okay. And that can only be a good thing."
Milly Maloco - Marketing Coordinator
"The truest and purest of love stories that doesn't do labels. Soaked in Italian sunshine, you see a relationship develop and grow. You become so invested and attached with every passing second that it leaves your heart completely and utterly wrenched by the end."
Jess Willingham - Marketing Manager, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse.
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