Scala Cinema Book Angels Package
Please help us to fund the publication of a gorgeous, oversized and very entertaining picture book about the Scala cinema, based on its iconic programmes by pre-ordering here.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE PHILANTHROPIC SPECIAL PACKAGE
IF YOU JUST WANT THE BOOK OR SCALA EPHEMERA THERE ARE OPTIONS TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS
Scala Book Angels Package - The King Kong!
The big philanthropic option. This special level for generous super-fans of the Scala gives you your name printed on the dedicated Angels page at the front of the book, alongside the famous film folk who've already kindly agreed to contribute to the book production costs PLUS a framed certificate confirming your Divine status in the history of the Scala, and more...
Items included in this package:
- Collector's Edition of the book in slipcase
- Your Name on the Angels Page
- Scala Angels Certificate
- Your Book Signed by the Author
- Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Graham Humphreys Art Print
- Scala Cinema Enamel Badge
- Scala Membership Card and Holder
- Scala Cinema Tote Bag
- Scala Cinema logo T-shirt
- 2019 Scala Wall Calendar
- An Original Genuine Scala Programme
- PDF eBook version of the book
- Four Tickets to the Scala Book Launch at the Scala, King's Cross London on 23 September 2018
THIS IS A PRE-ORDER: Estimated Delivery September 2018
The most infamous and influential of all repertory cinemas, the Scala’s iconic programmes tell their own unique story about culture and society between 1978-1993, a post-punk / pre-internet period of significant change. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the first Scala programme and the 25th anniversary of the cinema's closure, an ideal time to take stock of a legacy which includes many of today’s most exciting filmmakers who’ve credited the Scala’s influence on their work.
Because this fantastic book is large format and fully illustrated with all 178 of the Scala’s monthly programmes from 1978-1993, third-party production costs are very high. No ordinary publisher would touch it with a bargepole because they think it’s a risky niche subject with not enough profit for them. But the Scala was never about making a profit, and I know there are enough people out there who really got it and can help make this dream of a book a reality. The only way we can possibly afford to publish this book is with YOUR help, so please click the link to our Indiegogo campaign when it goes live, and join with the crowd in funding this history-making publication... and don't forget to tell your friends about it!
About the Scala
The Scala was launched by Stephen Woolley out of the ashes of a defunct socialist collective on the site of an ancient concert hall and theatre in Fitzrovia. Pushed out of its premises by the arrival of Channel 4 television in 1981, the Scala moved to the Primatarium, a former picture palace and one-time rock venue in King’s Cross. A lone operator, the Scala closed down in mid-1993, following a perfect storm of lease expiry, the financial ravages of the recession, the redevelopment of the local area … and a devastating court case.
About the Author
Jane Giles started going to the Scala when she was 17, and was programme manager there from 1988-1992. A film exhibitor and distributor, she is the author of books The Cinema of Jean Genet, Criminal Desires and The Crying Game (BFI Modern Classics) in addition to writing for the Guardian, Time Out, Sight & Sound and others.
About the Publisher
Harvey Fenton was a regular at the Scala during its final 5 years. He attributes the Scala for transforming his curiosity about off-beat cinema into a full-blown obsession that directly led to the formation of his company FAB Press, specialists in high-end quality cinema books for cult connoisseurs. He recently collaborated with Nicolas Winding Refn to publish The Act of Seeing, and is the official publisher for leading UK genre specialists FrightFest. He has designed the Indiegogo campaign for the Scala book whilst simultaneously carrying out layout work on the next FAB Press publication, Renegade Westerns.
Trimmed Page Size: 370mm x 295mm
Extent: 400 pages, fully illustrated throughout in colour
Publication Date: 23 September 2018
Edition: First Edition