Cinema viewers in Cullompton, Devon, can pop along to the Cullompton Cinema to catch top general releases for free from the voluntary organisation which provides films for the community, and is also on the look out for ‘local’ talent to screen.
The Cullompton Cinema was established to fill the void left when the Tivoli Cinema in Tiverton closed down.
The idea for a cinema club was soon established, and the Cullompton Cinema became a portal for all things cinema: view, showing and running, says chairman Graham Hollister.
Currently, the cinema is run by two people, chairman Graham and Ray Weinstein who first instigated the project, and they are on the look out for volunteers.
What’s more, the screenings are free!
Graham told D+CFilm: “It initially was a charge of £2.50 but to increase attendance to get the project moving, we decided that a contribution box and a good request with a smile would pull in a similar amount. In addition we have our own commercial popcorn machine and we sell drinks as well, so we help fund it that way as well.”
The next screening will be Guy Ritches’ Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr (“a boisterous treat that sees Ritchie flex his muscles and channel his robust energies into a story far removed from his usual Cockney gangster fare” according to Devon’s top reviewer Tom Leins),a and will take place at Cullompton Town Hall, High Street, Cullompton on Thursday, June 10.
Check out the Cullompton Cinema site for more and future presentations
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