In an old laboratory, in the middle of a residential area in the West, there is a creative film hub called Lab 111. In this building there is a cinema that has THE best Cult evening in the city – it’s called Straight to Video. Every last Friday of the month the hosts of the evening will select two crazy, obscure, cult movies. With the help of an old video recorder, it will be a highly entertaining trip down memory lane, including all the glitches, old-skool commercials, catchy opening tunes, and a free beer. Honestly, this is the perfect evening for nostalgia-loving movie nerds like me.
Other than a cinema, Lab 111 is an exhibition space, a restaurant and the host of a beekeepers-club. You could say there is a lot going on in there! The building itself has many historical laboratory features still intact, which make Lab 111 one of the most curiously located movie theatres in Amsterdam. I believe it is definitely worth a visit if you are into architecture — or films. Or beekeeping.