From 1978 to 1993, King’s Cross was home to a movie theatre like none other: Scala, AKA ‘the cinema of sin’. The punk picture house screened everything deemed unsuitable for mainstream audiences: cult movies, horror, hardcore experimental and LGBT cinema. It’s here that people first encountered the work of John Waters, Russ Meyer and Ingmar Bergman, among others. And some of those people–such as James Marsh (The Theory of Everything), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)–went on to become filmmakers themselves. While it’s no longer a cinema, this building remains in use, as an exciting club and live music venue.