One of the town's most historic buildings has become the home of Swindon's latest 'film experience'.

Create Studios based in the listed Carriage Works launched the new Sofa Screenings earlier this month offering someone 'a little different' for film lovers in and around Swindon

A spokesperson for the studio said: "If you are tired of travelling to find inspiring independent cinema, or want to connect with people like you who LOVE film – then our new Sofa Screenings are for you!

"Our first programme covers universal themes of love, belonging, identity, ambition and the Joy of cinema – with content that’s contemporary and award-winning through to classics to re-visit in new company…we look forward to seeing you on the sofas soon!

Sofa Screenings launched on October 12 with a new film on offer every Friday evening through the autumn and into next spring.

Swindon Advertiser: Sofa Screenings from Create StudiosSofa Screenings from Create Studios (Image: Create Studios)

the new addition to the town is the first in a series of initiatives that Create Studios will be sharing as part of a new three-year British Film Institute Spotlight initiative in Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire bringing the best of old and new film to audiences hungry to share screening experiences again.

The initiative has been funded by the BFI awarding funds from National Lottery to enable Film Hub South West (part of BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) to work at a more local level to develop the capacity and confidence of cinemas, community organisations and creatives to put on screenings of a wide range of films for local audiences. 

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Louise Norbury, BFI spotlight project lead, said: "It’s fantastic to be launching a brand new offer for Swindon. We’re looking forward to welcoming cinema explorers as well as established film lovers keen to share in discussion and reflection with like-minded people.  We look forward to seeing you on the sofas soon!

Louise has been appointed to work with the Create Studios team to deliver the exciting new project. Drawing on her extensive experience within film education and mentoring people within community settings, the Create team is excited to welcome Louise to the team.

Some of the upcoming films that are on the Sofa Screenings programme include The Lobster, Empire of Light, The Sound of Metal, Shape of Water, Next Goal Wins and Bend It Like Beckham. 

Tickets are £5 for under-25s and £8 for anyone aged 25 and over.