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Open theatre's movie marathon

Date: 27 January 2022

Location: Belgrade Square Corporation Street, Coventry City Centre, CV1 1GS

Time: 17:00 - 20:15

Cost: Free

This isn’t your regular cinema trip – it’s a marathon! Come and join Open Theatre

as they share a selection of films created with their participants and emerging artists over the last 18 months will be shared and celebrated in a relaxed setting. Bring on the popcorn!

It’s also the World Premiere of ‘Ronnie & Johnny’ – Open Theatre’s first-ever sitcom, written and created by Brummie ‘sit down’ comedian, Rob Bate. The show follows Ronnie and Johnny, two young men who share a flat, a carer and almost every other aspect of their lives. Giving you an insight into the lives of disabled young adults, in all its glory.

‘Ronnie & Johnny’ is strictly for those aged 18 and over because, to be honest, Rob has written a very rude show! It’s also hilariously funny, touching and honest. You can still attend the Movie Marathon if you’re under 18. There will be breakout spaces available for anyone under 18 who needs to leave the screening when Ronnie & Johnny starts, and these breakout spaces are open throughout the Movie Marathon for anyone who needs them.

Open Theatre uses nonverbal physical theatre to collaborate with young people with learning disabilities, creating quality art which reflects and celebrates their unique creativity.

They wholeheartedly believe in the ability of young people with learning disabilities to contribute to the creative and cultural life of the places where they live, and work as advocates for their valued involvement as artists and leaders.

Will this event be accessible for me?

Both events will be Relaxed Screenings, meaning that the sound will not be as loud, and the lights won’t go completely down. Doors will remain open during the screenings, and a breakout space will be available at all times.

We will be offering programmes to our guests. A large print programme will be available.

Both venues are wheelchair accessible, and wheelchair tickets can be booked via the website of each venue (see below for ticket links).

All of our films are either nonverbal or captioned throughout.

What safety measures are in place?

Seating will be unreserved, so we encourage audience members to socially distance themselves. Masks will be compulsory unless exempt.

How do I book my ticket?

If you are hoping to attend one or both of the events, you must book your FREE ticket to guarantee a seat!

Click here to reserve your place

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