With its gorgeous views of the harbour, our new location proves an ideal spot for a brand new bar/restaurant.
Besides having a drink in the bar with its gorgeous water fronted terrace, our visitors can enjoy a breakfast, lunch or dinner in our homely restaurant, where we will serve excellent food with an emphasis on local products. Whether it is to grab a quick bite just before a screening, to sit down and enjoy a full-fledged meal after work or to make it a full night out (and possibly skip the film altogether), our visitors can choose from a wide variety of menu-options at an affordable price.
Yannick de Jong, 21, Cultural Sciences student,
Likes films to surprise him, as in the wonderful world of Wes Anderson.
An interest in a specific film encourages a visit to the art-house cinema. One expects the selection to be special, thinks Yannick de Jong. He enjoys the films of Wes Anderson: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, the latter being his favourite. The attention to detail, the atmosphere, and the sheer imagination Anderson puts into his films appeals to Yannick. “I want to be surprised when I see a film. I want the story to draw me in. I want to walk out of the cinema with a tingling sensation.”
He thinks the new Lumière can unmistakably add value to the city’s student life, including the growing community of international students. “A lot of my fellow students are Polish or Russian. If you’re far from home, it’s nice to see movies set in your own country. It’s interesting for me because it provides a glimpse into another world.” Lectures or debates about film are appreciated because, as a cultural science student, you need to nurture the relevant knowledge.
Yannick goes to the Lumière for its culturally relevant programme. However, the social aspect of student life in Maastricht needs something more. There are plenty of Café’s, but they tend to quite similar. He can already imagine himself in the new Lumière. “I can see myself sitting here with a charming date, enjoying a beer. The place has authenticity. It should work well. I hope that parts of the former boiler house are returned to the interior. For example, the gauges from the electricity boilers could be used on the beer barrels.” “And,” he adds, “Students will fill the place if there’s good music.” Thanks, Yannick. Noted!