Curate the Cameo

Apr 24 2015 | By More

Cameo seeks fringe participant partners

The Cameo cinema on Home Street is looking for Edinburgh fringe participants in an innovative programme to help curate this August’s season of films.

The participant partners will be invited to choose movies which the Cameo will screen and promote. They will also get four free tickets to the screening and their shows will be promoted through the Cameo’s social media.

The Cameo as depicted in the 2010 French movie The Illusionist.

The Cameo as depicted in the 2010 French movie The Illusionist.

They will also get to make a brief introduction at the screening, explaining why they have chosen the film.

In return the Cameo is asking the curators to promote the screening through their own social media channels and, where appropriate, at the end of their shows to their audiences.

Corin Christopher, the Cameo’s assistant general manager, told Æ: “August is a very quiet time for us as there are so many entertainment options in the city.

“As a festival-goer myself – and having had experience of working at the fringe – I wanted to bring the Cameo into festival land, while also providing a fun cross promotion for performers and events.

“We get a lot of famous visitors throughout the year as well as in August so we’d like to think we’re the performers’ cinema of choice in the city.”

Ticketing and all operations of the screenings will be handled by the Cameo. The screens hold 49, 58 and 242 and scheduling will initially be in the smaller screens although there is scope to upgrade to the larger screen if the demand is high enough.

One of the oldest cinemas still in use, the Cameo started life as the King’s Cinema on 8 January 1914 and was renamed the Cameo in 1949. The Cameo is famous for showing independent, foreign and cult films and being the first cinema in the country to have a licenced bar and allow drinks into the auditorium.

Those interested in taking part should contact Corin Christopher through or by phone on 0131 228 9311.


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