8 episodes

CINEMA STORIES with JAMES KING is a new podcast celebrating the multiplexes, the fleapits and the independent gems that have shaped our cinema-going. Each episode a guest reveals all about their three favourite cinemas - from picture palaces to pop-ups - giving listeners an insight into their life as a film fan along the way. 

Cinema Stories with James King James King and Phil Stocker

    • Film History
    • 4.1, 31 Ratings

CINEMA STORIES with JAMES KING is a new podcast celebrating the multiplexes, the fleapits and the independent gems that have shaped our cinema-going. Each episode a guest reveals all about their three favourite cinemas - from picture palaces to pop-ups - giving listeners an insight into their life as a film fan along the way. 

    Cinema Stories with James King and Producer Phil

    Cinema Stories with James King and Producer Phil

    Episode Seven. We've really enjoyed making these episodes & one of you emailed us suggesting James and Producer Phil did their own personal Cinema Stories recommendations. I mean, we're here to give you what you want, right? So here's a "Bonus" episode! Expect name-drops, further mentions of the Royalty Cinema in Bowness-on-Windermere, and find out what James has in common with expired film-director-turned-critic Micheal Winner. You've been warned...!
     
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    • 20 min
    Cinema Stories with James King and guest Steven Woolley

    Cinema Stories with James King and guest Steven Woolley

    Episode Six. Any movie fan will know Steven Woolley. As a producer of 'The Crying Game' and 'Carol' he’s a multiple awards nominee, whilst his distribution company Palace was an eighties phenomenon, releasing films by the likes of David Lynch and the Coen Brothers. But he started out working in London cinemas, first as an usher then as an owner. No better person, then, to talk us through his three favourite places to watch movies, including an LA hotspot famous for 40 years of its regular screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Are you ready to do The Timewarp? 
     
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    Cinema Stories with James King and guest Rhianna Dillon

    Cinema Stories with James King and guest Rhianna Dillon

    Episode Five. The super-cool movie journalist Rhianna Dillon joins us this episode of Cinema Stories, relaying tales of Brighton movie visits, a mishap at an East London pop-up and that miserable bunch of old men better known as ‘film critics’. Rhianna’s one of our favourite broadcasters - fresh, funny and forthright. You’re going to love this one.
     
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    • 24 min
    Cinema Stories with James King and guest Emily Johnston

    Cinema Stories with James King and guest Emily Johnston

    Episode 4. That Emily Johnston, she's one of our favourite lifestyle bloggers and... ahem... ‘influencers’, known to thousands as Fashion Foie Gras. Travel, interiors, clothes and showbiz - she covers them all. She’s also an American in the UK so gives us an insight into teenage movie-going in the States as well an excruciating moment at her first London film premiere. And if there are any embarrassed fans of 'Titanic' out there, fear not... Emily’s here for you. 
     
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    Cinema Stories with James King and guest Gareth Gwynn

    Cinema Stories with James King and guest Gareth Gwynn

    Episode three is here! You’ll have heard comedian Gareth Gwynn on a host of BBC radio shows (R4's 'Now Show', 'Ankle Tag' & his own show on BBC Radio Wales) and now he brings his gags to Cinema Stories for an hilarious journey through his three favourite picture palaces. Not only do you get the lowdown on what’s hot and what’s not, cinema-wise, in the South Wales area, but Gareth also remembers a time watching a movie about volcanoes in a strange man’s garage. In Iceland. What other podcast gives you all that?!
     
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    • 27 min
    Cinema Stories with James King and guest Miranda Sawyer

    Cinema Stories with James King and guest Miranda Sawyer

    In our second episode it’s the renowned journalist Miranda Sawyer talking us through her three favourite cinemas (James has been a fanboy of her writing since the days of the legendary Smash Hits magazine). She kicks things off in her home town of Wilmslow (yes, home to TV’s 'The Real Housewives of Cheshire'), before moving on to her student years in Oxford and then adult life hanging out at one of the coolest cinemas in London.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

LA Galaxie 500 ,

A must listen

A fasciinating and fresh approach in the crowded field of film related podcasts. James King is a engaging host and the audio quality (a podcast bugbear of mine) is top notch. Nice and punchy too...

Barronoid ,

Brings back memories

Entertaining half hour reminding me of great times and films at the cinema. Looking forward to the rest of the series

Fiz_08 ,

Top Notch

Loving this so far, the mix of the way it flows and the presentation is great. If you like cinema (and even if you don’t!) you’ll enjoy the stories on this

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