We have two quite different ways of enjoying film in the Coronation Hall.
We hope the Hall will be able to host film nights in 2021, but we are currently giving careful thought to ways of arranging this whilst keeping us all Covid-19 safe, and ensuring we comply with relevant regulations and guidelines for cinema. More news to follow.
Flix in the Sticks
For some years now, ‘Flix in the Sticks’ has brought a programme of current films to Coronation Hall, run by Cinema2U. The programme aims to screen one film a month in the 6 winter months – from October to March. This is always a very popular event.
A pre-film supper is usually available next door at The Forge (our village shop & cafe). Tables must be booked in advance and please contact the Forge direct to book supper – 01243 814324.
Slindon Cinema at Coronation Hall
Our next screening is a Christmas special – the 1951 classic version of Dickens A Christmas Carol – starring Alastair Sims and a bevy of British character actors from the 1950’s. Link to follow – for now search Slindon Cinema for the Facebook page with more details and booking arrangements.
The Coronation Hall was built in 1937 to serve the village – a time when film was THE main entertainment and the Hall was created with a full projection room. For many years Coronation Hall put on films, until life moved on, the projector broke and was eventually removed. Well now its back. Joe Cornick is 18 and lives in Slindon, and with the assistance of the team from New Park Cinema he has created Slindon Cinema – in part as an element of his Film Studies, but mostly to indulge his passion for film in general and the magic of 35mm film in particular. He has returned the old projection room to its former role and installed a traditional 35mm projector and associated equipment.