The varied programme spans general releases and arthouse through to cult and left-field (its 20th birthday party was billed as a ‘film music market party’ with a Druid dress code and a ‘60s psych vibe’).
The cinema is also host to regular monthly nights run by local collectives, including Hellfire Video Club, described as psychotropic celluloid on the big screen with the hellfire DJs play their mind-bending vinyl in the bar before and after. Not content with limiting itself to film, the Cube also presents music, discussions, amateur film-makers nights, children's events, performance art, comedy and cabaret.
To attend you need to join the army of Cube members - for a £1 - and see a film for a fraction of the cost at other venues (prices start at £4). Tickets can be bought at the door - get your cube stamp and head to their bar for a local beer.
Did you know?
Before the Cube cinema took over in 1998, the building had been used as a glass recycle depot, an amateur dramatic theatre, a gay avant garde 70s art centre, an extension of the Chinese Overseas Association, a girls school, a deaf and dumb institute, a second run family cinema, a secret gig venue and an illegal gambling den.