What is it that makes this cinema so strange?
Why do you think nobody visits the cinemas any more?
Who is operating the projector?
Who is the person who has just entered the cinema?
What type of film do you think is on repeat?
This is actually a photograph of a real cinema in Ohio, U.S.A. What do you think is the real story behind it?
Can you design your own cinema? It could be designed to be extremely comfortable, horrifically scary or even delightfully luxurious! It’s up to you!
Whirrrrr click. Whirrrrr click. The projector burst into life, filling the auditorium with sound as the movie started playing. The beam of light shot through the enormous, empty room like a lighthouse beacon shining out into the ocean.
The movie had been shown thousands of time now, but nobody was watching any more. They had done at first. Not now.
He just kept on replacing the reel. He just kept on playing the same, old movie. Then, one day, someone walked in through the cobweb-decorated door, and sat nervously on the very front row. Whirrrr click. Whirrrr click. The old, familiar sound filled his ears. It was starting, again…
Read the sentences below. Which sentence contains the correct use of an ellipsis?
The door creaked open slowly but there was no one there…
The door creaked open… slowly but there was no one there.
The door creaked… open slowly but there was no one there.
The door creaked open slowly but there was no… one there.
Can you use an ellipsis in your writing today?
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
There were rows of seats. Cobwebs covered the walls. It was cold in the room.