“The choice of films was great – well done!”
Wadhurst Community Cinema (WCC) launched in September 2013 and in our first seven seasons over 1,200 people have enjoyed social evenings with popular mainstream films once a month between September and May in the Commemoration Hall on Wadhurst High Street. Season 7 was shortened due the Covid-19 virus but we hope to start Season 8 on 16 September 2020 . The film programme starts at 7.45 pm, doors open from 7.15 pm, with wine & nibbles at the bar.
We welcome help from our members
Wadhurst Community Cinema is run on a shoe-string by a small team of volunteers. We do appreciate members helping with the running of our film nights by volunteering (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) for any of the following:
Serving on Film Selection Panel : Front of house (e.g. usher, entry) : Selling of refreshments : Giving older members a lift : Help on the technical side : Marketing : Serving on the committee : film projection (with training!).
“The film quality is awesome.”
We are a non-profit making organisation, run by volunteers, but if you think that means scratchy films and muffled sound, think again! We show high-quality Blu-ray films on state-of-the-art equipment purchased with the support of our Parish Council and paid for by our membership fees and local advertising. Our upgraded sound system is thanks to a Grant from the BFI Neighbourhood Cinema Equipment Fund.
All net proceeds are ploughed back into the upkeep of our venue, the Commemoration Hall, which is a Charitable Trust for the benefit of the people of Wadhurst. We are proud to say that, thanks to our members and advertisers, Seasons 1 – 6 produced £24,000+ for hall coffers.
“Good variety in choice of film and fantastic to be on the doorstep”
Membership costs £27 per season (min. 9 films at just £3 each). Members can buy £4 guest tickets in advance for individual film nights. Tickets can be bought on the door at £5 each.
WCC is run by a committee of members, elected annually. Film nights are fun, highly social and well-refreshed, with members often expressing candid views on the choices made by the Film Selection Panel!
“I saw a film for the first time in 20 years!”