A small town on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland, Oban has always had a love of cinema.
At the turn of the 21st century ‘The Highland Theatre’ was situated at the top of George Street, and had served the town well for many decades. However, in 2010 it sadly closed its doors for the last time, and the people of Oban were suddenly confronted with having to drive for 100 miles to reach the nearest cinema!
A small group of dedicated local individuals worked hard to remedy this situation, and community support was huge. The idea arose to collectively buy the old cinema building, which, with the help of generous donations from local and interested parties, was managed, and work began to raise funds to get the cinema open as a community enterprise.
In August 2012 Oban Phoenix Cinema opened its doors as a fully independent community-owned cinema, and a registered charity. Since then we have not only managed to stay open but to thrive, and today we screen an eclectic mix of film including but not limited to arthouse, big blockbuster movies and live streamed theatre.