Ghent Cinema City (Gent Kinemastad) is a follow-up study of The Enlightened City project, now focusing upon the history of cinema culture in the city of Ghent and its suburbs (1896-2010). The project applied a triangulation of methods and approaches: an extensive dataset and mapping of film theatres and other exhibition places; programming analysis (sample years); and oral histories (62 interviews). The project contained some in-depth case studies on particular venues (e.g. on the main premiere cinema Capitol, on soft-erotic cinema Leopold).
BOF-UGent (Ghent University research fund), 2009-2012