Kilingback Cinema

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Kilingback Cinema
Thvortex (talk) 14:12, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Kilingback Cinema

Danversbank [78, 93]

Percival Street Fire Station the Dimon Monument Burn Towers
Burfield Park Kilingback Cinema the Denney Arms
wasteland a junkyard Dickenson Row

Basic Info:

  • Cinemas are "shrouded in darkness" when unpowered.
  • Cinemas are Dark buildings.
  • In the presence of a fuelled portable generator, a Cinema's flavor text will change to one of the following:
    • "…a black-and-white drama film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…a recent horror film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…an old horror film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…a black-and-white documentary film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…a recent drama film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…a dramatic science-fiction film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…a black-and-white science-fiction film playing on its main screen."



Kilingback Cinema in Danversbank is a 1930's Art Deco architectural masterpiece constructed in the between-the-wars period. It was lavishly decorated with the finest contemporary chrome, glass and Italian marble.

Kilingback Cinema was revered throughout Malton for the owners' adherence to pre-Mall pre-Cineplex ideals, often eschewing the latest Hollwood garbage in favour of showing genuinely classic movies from the Golden Age. This policy led to the cinema enjoying unprecedented customer loyalty.

Today the cinema is a veritable fortress, heavily barricaded with scavenged vending machines and car parts salvaged from the wrecks in the cinema car park. It is the occasional home of discerning moviegoing survivors.

Kilingback Cinema is unique in post-apocalypse Malton for its description is "You are inside Kilingback Cinema, its dark lobby decorated with posters for a 1930s vampire film". When a generator is available, the description becomes "You are inside Kilingback Cinema, a 1930s vampire film playing on its main screen". The film is Bela Lugosi's classic interpretation of 'Dracula'.


Unfortunately Kilingback Cinema was full on the night of the infection outbreak - the moviegoers were quickly infected by a single coughing zombie and nobody survived to see the final reel of 'Dracula'.

On May 29th, 2007 The Drama Club staged a performance of "Army of Darkness" at Kilingback Cinema as part of their Border Tour of Malton. The group travelled clockwise around the border suburbs of Malton with one show in each suburb. They performed for 12 survivors here as part of this tour. See their group page for performing groups and schedules.

On June 01st 2007 Kilingback Cinema played host to one of The Batwing Brigade parties:

Announcement: The Batwing Brigade is holding a party here on June 1st. The building will be powered so that we can once enjoy the dark talents of Bela Lugousi, and shall be held at VSB or better barricaded, with revives and healing provided as needed. Appropriate decorations, music (live or recorded), poetry readings, and so on are welcome and invited, as are any and all of Malton's dark undead. Sorry, zombies are dead, not UNdead. Revived = undead. -NTLA1

Barricade Policy

The cinema is maintained at EHB in accordance with the Provisional Danversbank Barricade Plan. The nearest VSB entry point should be Percival Street Fire Station.

Current Status

There were some people defending it, but zeds got in and now it's empty. Still lit though. --ScaredPlayer 04:26, 10 April 2009 (BST)