‘Video Lucem’ brings magic of the silver screen to churches

It is called ‘Video Lucem’ and it is a “pioneering initiative in Portugal” bringing the screening of movies to Algarve churches.

The scheme was launched in November as part of the ‘365 Algarve’ programme.

The next film to be screened will be Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic ‘2001: Space Odyssey’ this Thursday (February 23) at Loulé’s Igreja Matriz de São Clemente.

A day later (February 24), the 1956 Japanese feature film ‘Burmanese Harp’ feature film will be shown at Loulé’s Igreja de São Francisco.

‘Video Lucem’ continues in March with Italian classic ‘The Gospel According to St. Matthew’ (Il Vangelo secondo Matteo) at Cacela Velha church on Thursday, March 9.

A day later, Vila Real de Santo António’s Igreja Matriz will be screening the Italian ‘We Have a Pope’ (Habemus Papa).

The initiative moves to Albufeira’s Igreja de Sant’Ana on March 24, showing Carl Dreyer’s ‘The Passion of Joan d’Arc’ and then on to the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição in Ferragudo for ‘Stromboli’ on Thursday, March 31.

All events are free and begin at 9.30pm.

For the full programme, which continues till May, see

Photo: Ingrid Bergman in Stromboli (1950)