Musical brand

Brand new cinema complex opens just 20 minutes from Harrow

This summer residents of Harrow and surrounding areas are in luck. For the first time in 14 years, Ealing is getting its own cinema in the form of a brand new multi-screen venue with live music and entertainment area.

The new venue, dubbed “The Ealing Project”, will open on Thursday June 30 at the site of the former Karma Club in Ealing Broadway. The venue is about a 20 minute drive from Harrow.

To celebrate the opening, the Ealing Project will go back in time and freeze tickets at the 2008 price of £6 throughout July, the last year Ealing last had a cinema.

The Ealing Project will feature all of the year’s hottest blockbusters such as Jurassic World Dominion and Lightyear alongside a range of independent films, as well as comedy clubs, quiz nights and lots of live music.

The new opening comes from the team at Really Local Group, the people behind Catford Mews and Reading Biscuit Factory. Like its other venues, The Ealing Project will be more than your usual street cinema, offering a huge space for live music, events and exhibitions. During the day, the space will be available to be used for co-working, having a coffee or drink from the well-stocked bar and cafe, catching up with friends, or for local groups to use as needed.

Really Local Group works with the local community to ensure space and programming reflect the region. The Ealing Project will partner with local musicians and artists, building on Ealing’s rich musical heritage through a program of unmissable events, from live music to art installations. Upcoming program highlights include a collaboration with Bollo Brook Youth Club and a screening of the Ealing Suburban Suburban documentary Steps to Rockland, centered on the famous Ealing Club.

Credit: The Ealing Project

The Ealing project has also introduced a new membership system. At just £45 a year for a discounted annual adult membership, membership is also available to students, over 50s, NHS and Bluelight cardholders.

Preston Benson, Founder of Really Local Group, said: “We look forward to opening the doors to Project Ealing, breathing new life into a disused location and bringing an exciting range of film and culture to the local community. We are very proud of the space we have created and are confident that Ealing residents and newcomers alike will enjoy the huge new space and rich program of films, art installations and events.

Andrew Rollings, Ealing Broadway Center Manager, said: ‘The Ealing Project will be a fantastic addition to Ealing Broadway, with buyers able to consider a trip to the cinema, event, exhibition or evening of live music during their visit to the center.

“We are also delighted that locals will have the opportunity to use the new space for business meetings or socializing with friends and we welcome the new selection of films that will be available. The Ealing project will complement our strong mix of retailers and restaurants in the centre, which we hope will continue to grow over the coming months.

To book tickets to The Ealing Project, visit: https://ealingproject.co.uk/whats-on/