Film lovers in Nottingham had choice of 50 cinemas during screen industry heyday

Film lovers in Nottingham had choice of 50 cinemas during screen industry heyday

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Until that time, old cinemas had closed for one of two reasons. Either they needed rebuilding to accommodate growing audiences or they were blocking redevelopment projects.

In 1927, the New Empress was flattened to make way for the new market that would accommodate produce traders displaced from the planned Old Market Square.

No fewer than 49 cinemas were built in Nottingham between 1908 and 1939. If you looked at the entertainment section of the Post in the early 1950s you would have found a choice of 47 cinemas in the city and nearby area alone.

Old friends like Roxy, Metropole, Gaumont, Cavendish, Empress Orion, Rio and other exotically named cinemas were still going strong. Virtually every district could boast one or more art deco palaces with their wonderful interiors like the Futurist at Basford, the Adelphi at Bulwell and the Cavendish in St Ann’s.

Some like the Odeon and the Carlton were owned by the big circuits. But many were in private ownership and they paid their way. The last performance each evening would invariably play to a full house.

Long queues snaked along city streets on Saturday afternoon and evening for the big city cinemas like the Odeon and Elite.

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Old wound reopened’ as baths up for sale

Old wound reopened’ as baths up for sale

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Residents say they are unhappy about the lack of consultation over the sale of the former Haslingden Baths site, which was closed in November in the face of strong public opposition.

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This building type is highly relevant to Britain’s architectural and social heritage of the first half of the Twentieth Century, when picture palaces were a cornerstone of everyday life, entertainment and social interchange. While the façades were sometimes kept modest, exciting worlds of fantasy and escapism were offered on the insides with the exotic and highly stylized interior decorative schemes transporting the customers into a different world. Since then, these once ubiquitous fixtures have started to disappear from our towns and cities and virtually intact examples are becoming increasingly rare.

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decline of some high streets

Decline of some high streets and high street Cinemas

Decline of some high streets In the early cinema days mostly every town high street had a cinema or two. As a projectionist in a high street cinema 80s and 90s I would look over the roof top after getting the film ready and see people leaving local pubs and restaurants to make their way to the cinema for the last show of the day. Now that most cinemas have moved to outside multiplexes, where in some places you need to drive to get there. I feel this has contributed greatly to the decline of some high streets. Town centre stores are shutting down at a rate of 18 a day across Britain. Most cinemas in the early days gave you a great experience where staff would dress up as characters from the films and the cinema general manager wishing you a good night. It was a more personal.

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Uttlesford’s community cinema goes digital | Uttlesford village headlines

Uttlesford’s community cinema goes digital

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A SELL-out crowd and a champagne reception marked the launch of Saffron Screen’s new digital projection equipment at the weekend.

Paul Willmott, Amanda Lightstone and Rebecca del Tufo at Saffron Screen’s digital launch

Before the screening of the first film – Oscar-winning Black Swan – the chairman of Uttlesford’s community cinema Rebecca del Tufo thanked the sponsors, grant funders and the community for their support during the £67,000 Going Digital fundraising campaign. She also praised the work of the Saffron Screen staff and volunteers, as well as recognising the involvement of campaign partners.

She said: “The support Saffron Screen received throughout the campaign through donations and at the fundraising events was both generous and overwhelming.  The warmth that the local community has for Saffron Screen was evident and greatly appreciated.  I am thrilled to confirm that with the new digital equipment in place, Saffron Screen will continue to screen films and events for a long time to come.’

Black Swan, Gnomeo and Juliet and Metropolis were screened across the launch weekend at the Saffron Walden County High School with one visitor at each screening winning a box of chocolates. From now on, the majority of films shown at Saffron Screen will be on digital, although the 35mm projector will still be used to give the widest access to movies.

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Follaton Community Cinema :: About Us

More about Follaton Community Cinema

A team of volunteers runs Follaton Community Cinema on the last Saturday of every month except December, July and August. The doors always open at 7pm giving you time to buy a slice of cake and a cuppa and have a chat before the show starts at 7.30 – usually with a short film. We do have some cushions but we recommend bringing your own to ensure a more comfortable ride!

Follaton Community Cinema – friendly people and great films… it’s right up your street!

 

How to find us

Follaton Community Cinema is at Follaton Community Centre on Follaton Estate on the edge of Totnes in South Devon, and offers free parking. Approaching from Totnes, take Plymouth Road and after three-quarters of a mile, with Follaton House on the left, take the only right turn into Punchards Down and follow the sign for Follaton Community Hall, which is next to Follaton Stores. Approaching from Avonwick, turn left into Punchards Down. For those with satnav, the postcode is TQ9 5FQ.

 

What does it cost?

Entrance on the night is £5.50 (£3.50 concessions). You can also buy an annual season ticket for £30 – which works out at less than £3.50 a film! Concession season tickets are only £25. Just ask when you come in and we can sort it for you on the night.

 

Stay in touch!

Make sure you’re on our email list so we can send you a reminder the week before each screening. Just email follatoncommunitycinema@gmail.com – and it’s the same address if you need to ask us anything about the cinema, or call 01803 868455.

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BFFS: Advice and Support

Advice and Support

 

Starting up

Want to set-up a community cinema, film society, or pop up screening? Then BFFS can help with our newly updated and freshly designed Starter Pack, with easy to read sections on everything you need to know from finding the right venue to licensing, film programming and building your audience. BFFS has a long track record of supporting film societies and community cinemas up and down the country by providing new tools like these to enhance audience experience and increase the sustainability of community cinemas.

Starting a Community Cinema

Modes of Community Cinema Operation

If you would like a print copy of any of these publications or would like to chat to us about what you’ve read for some bespoke advice please contact us.

Support us

We currently provide these resources FREE of charge, but as a charity we need your support to enable us to continue our work and provide as many free resources and services as possible. You can support us here http://bffs.org.uk/aboutus/Support_BFFS.html  If you think our customer service and resources are as great as we do, please make a donation! Suggested donation £1 per download.

What’s Next?

Are you in an area with a Regional Group? Check the Community Exhibition Page. If yes, make contact with the group to find out how they can support you. You may be able to arrange a test screening or borrow equipment  to help support initial screenings.

Get informed – read the latest edition of NewsReel to find out important news and updates for community cinemas.

Find out how to book films. Browse our Services Page for a wealth of practical information.

Join BFFS to access key services and be part of the community cinema movement.

Still got questions? Get in touch!

 

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Axbridge Roxy | Community Cinemas in Axbridge, Somerset

The Roxy is one of the smallest cinemas in England.

It is a non-profit community venue in Axbridge, Somerset, and was created for fun by local volunteers in 2007, and developed over the next few years into the facility we have today.

See What’s On at the Roxy.

The Roxy can be booked for private events and screenings. More information.

 

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What’s on

Schedule

DateStart TimeSpecialMovieWed 5 Feb10:30Bring your Baby12 Years a Slave (15)

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Wed 5 Feb19:4512 Years a Slave (15)

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Thu 6 Feb14:0012 Years a Slave (15)

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Thu 6 Feb19:4512 Years a Slave (15)

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Fri 7 Feb17:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Fri 7 Feb19:4512 Years a Slave (15)

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Sat 8 Feb10:00Curzon KidsKiki’s Delivery Service (U)

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Sat 8 Feb14:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Sat 8 Feb17:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Sat 8 Feb19:4512 Years a Slave (15)

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Sun 9 Feb14:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Sun 9 Feb17:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Sun 9 Feb19:30Film ClubFanny (PG)

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Mon 10 Feb17:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Tue 11 Feb14:0012 Years a Slave (15)

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Tue 11 Feb17:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Tue 11 Feb19:4512 Years a Slave (15)

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Wed 12 Feb14:00Senior ScreeningsThe General (U)

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Wed 12 Feb17:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Wed 12 Feb19:4512 Years a Slave (15)

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Thu 13 Feb14:0012 Years a Slave (15)

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Thu 13 Feb17:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Thu 13 Feb19:4512 Years a Slave (15)

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Fri 14 Feb10:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Fri 14 Feb12:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Fri 14 Feb17:00The Lego Movie (U)

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Fri 14 Feb19:45The Wolf of Wall Street (18)

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Sat 15 Feb10:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Sat 15 Feb12:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Sat 15 Feb14:00The Italian Job (U)

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Sat 15 Feb16:00The Lego Movie (U)

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Sat 15 Feb19:45The Wolf of Wall Street (18)

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Sun 16 Feb10:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Sun 16 Feb12:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Sun 16 Feb14:00The Lego Movie (U)

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Sun 16 Feb16:00The Lego Movie (U)

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Sun 16 Feb19:30The Wolf of Wall Street (18)

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Mon 17 Feb10:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Mon 17 Feb12:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

Book

Mon 17 Feb14:00The Lego Movie (U)

Book

Mon 17 Feb16:00The Lego Movie (U)

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Mon 17 Feb19:45The Wolf of Wall Street (18)

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Tue 18 Feb10:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Tue 18 Feb12:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Tue 18 Feb14:00The Lego Movie (U)

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Tue 18 Feb16:00The Lego Movie (U)

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Tue 18 Feb19:45The Wolf of Wall Street (18)

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Wed 19 Feb10:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

Book

Wed 19 Feb12:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

Book

Wed 19 Feb14:00The Lego Movie (U)

Book

Wed 19 Feb16:00The Lego Movie (U)

Book

Wed 19 Feb19:45The Wolf of Wall Street (18)

Book

Thu 20 Feb10:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

Book

Thu 20 Feb12:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

Book

Thu 20 Feb14:00The Lego Movie (U)

Book

Thu 20 Feb16:00The Lego Movie (U)

Book

Thu 20 Feb19:45The Wolf of Wall Street (18)

Book

Fri 21 Feb10:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

Book

Fri 21 Feb12:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

Book

Fri 21 Feb14:00The Lego Movie (U)

Book

Fri 21 Feb16:00The Lego Movie (U)

Book

Fri 21 Feb19:45The Wolf of Wall Street (18)

Book

Sat 22 Feb12:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

Book

Sat 22 Feb14:00The Lego Movie (U)

Book

Sat 22 Feb16:00The Lego Movie (U)

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Sat 22 Feb19:45The Wolf of Wall Street (18)

Book

Sun 23 Feb12:00Mr Peabody and Sherman (U)

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Sun 23 Feb14:00The Lego Movie (U)

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Sun 23 Feb16:00The Wolf of Wall Street (18)

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Sun 23 Feb19:30Film ClubGloria

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Sun 2 Mar16:00Blood Sweat and Oars

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Sun 2 Mar19:30Film ClubKill Your Darlings

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Sun 9 Mar19:30Film ClubNebraska (12A)

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Sun 16 Mar19:30Film ClubInside Llewyn Davis (TBC)

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Sun 23 Mar19:30More than Honey

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Sun 30 Mar19:30Film ClubOnly Lovers Left Alive

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The MPLC was started more than 20 years ago by motion picture studio executives working with a lawyer for the Motion Picture Association of America. Their goal was to help film users access the work of the creative community without infringing on copyrights. Today, we have unequalled access to Hollywood studios and independent film makers and have now skillfully negotiated preferred rates for corporate and organisational use.

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