Cinema Club: A shared passion

Cinema Club: A shared passion

“All in all, it is giving a space for the groups of individuals which both Denmark and Copenhagen is actively trying to phase out via oppressive economic, social, and immigration policies.”

By Amanda Dybdal

Every Tuesday evening, Ryan roams around the house preparing popcorn, arranging our sofas and preparing the big screen for tonight’s movie at Cinema Club. Ryan took over the club in August 2018, but has been a part of Trampoline House since January 2018.

Ryan is an intern in Trampoline House, where he coordinates the Cinema Club every week. Photo: Viktoria Steinhart

Ryan is an intern in Trampoline House, where he coordinates the Cinema Club every week. Photo: Viktoria Steinhart

Cinema Club is scheduled every Tuesday at 6:30 pm and provides a space for everyone to enjoy a good movie in good company: “Arguably, its role is that it is the most escapist event in Trampoline House. It is not a class, it is not work, it is simply fun and something positive to look forward to every week.”

For Ryan, this weekly Cinema Club provides for a space in which anyone who’s interested can join in and take part in a community that shares a love of modern art and stories, realized in the cinematic experience: “Cinema has given me so much vitality and hope, and has for as long as I can remember”.

Cinema Club signifies many things for Ryan. Not only is it a cosy activity, it also represents - like Trampoline Houses other activities - an insistence that asylum seekers and refugees belong to the community, just like other citizens:  “All in all, it is giving a space for the groups of individuals which both Denmark and Copenhagen is actively trying to phase out via oppressive economic, social, and immigration policies.”

Every second movie screened at Cinema Club is being chosen through voting, as a way of giving “the cinema to the audience”. Other movies are chosen by Ryan himself. All movies shown in Cinema Club have free admission.

The last Cinema Club this season will take place on Tuesday April 9 at 6:30 pm. There will be free popcorn and great company!


Support Trampoline House

Activities like Cinema Club are possible thanks to donations from almost 300 individuals, who each donate between 50 and 500 kr. every month. If you, your partner or your mother is also able to support our work with a recurring donation, it would really make a great difference to our work.


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