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Vivien Westwood opens new Barbican cinemas with Seven Psychopaths

PUBLISHED: 17:55 05 December 2012

The new Barbican Cinemas 2&3 in Beech Street

The new Barbican Cinemas 2&3 in Beech Street

Barbican Centre

Top fashion designer Vivienne Westwood opens London's newest cinema complex at the Barbican arts centre in the City this-evening with Seven Psychopaths.

It is the first addition to the arts venue since the Barbican opened in 1982, now offering world-class cinema to a local audience both in the City and communities across east London.

The two new screens seat 156 each and include wheelchair access, adding to the original screen opened in 1982. The lobby features an interactive montage of hundreds of photographs of film stars linked to original screenplays.

Cinemas 2 and 3 have a monthly Saturday afternoon club for teenagers starting in February, giving its young members involvement in programming.

The new complex opened with ‘Seven Psychopaths’, running till December 20, and ‘I Anna’ which was shot on location at the Barbican, ending next Thursday.

Great Expectations, a new adaptation of Dickens’ novel with Mike Newell and Helena Bonham Carter, also runs till December 13.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is being shown in 3D or plain 2D until December 20.

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