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CUBE Microplex Bristol

The CUBE Microplex Bris­tol is a left-field, 100-seat, vol­un­tary/artist-led, not-for-prof­it cin­e­ma, events venue and social well­be­ing enterprise.

The CUBE Microplex Bristol is a left-field, 100-seat, voluntary/artist-led, cinema, events venue and progressive social wellbeing enterprise in central Bristol, established in 1998 with a DIY ethic and run as a not-for-profit worker's co-operative. The building was formerly a small scale hand-built theatre, LGBTIQA+ avant-garde 70's art centre, COA martial arts film house, family run second-run cinema, secret gig venue and illegal gambling den.

The CUBE produces/presents/promotes an eclectic/eccentric mix of: independent, cult, artist, radical and avant-garde film (35, 16, Super 8, video and digital), live music, storytelling, fringe theatre, comedy, poetry/spoken word, puppetry, cabaret, new writing, family shows, discussions, visual and performance art, and off-the-wall 'happenings', with an emphasis on the alternative, innovative and experimental. Money made from events funds the organisation; every job needed to run the venue is carried out by devoted volunteers.

The CUBE is considered one of the 10 best independent cinemas in Britain (The Guardian: 'the innocuous brick shack prepares you neither for the warmth of its atmosphere nor the ambition of its programming'), and has a proud history of setting up interesting cultural exchanges and creating cinemas in challenging locations, including a Cornish tin mine, an abandoned multi-storey car park and earthquake hit Haiti (Haiti Kids' Kino Project).

The CUBE regularly works in association with A.M.E (Art Music Experiment), Bath Spa University Experimental Film & Media Arts, BEEF Collective (Bristol Expanded & Experimental Film), Bristol Radical Film Festival, The Brunswick Club, Cables & Cameras, The Crick Crack Club, Doc'n Roll Film Festival, Greater Lanarkshire Auricular Research Council (GLARC), Indymedia, Kino Im Sprengel (Hanover), Puppet Place, South West Silents, The Wire Magazine, and many others.

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