MARRIAGE STORY – our first Netflix feature

Cancelled for Coronavirus Health reasons.   After investing billions in it’s streaming service program, Netflix has lifted the ante considerably with the production of two exceptional films, THE TWO POPES (full details to follow, screening with us on 12th July) and MARRIAGE STORY (13th March). Both films attracted much critical acclaim. MARRIAGE STORY with LauraRead More

Classic Films heritage rescued through Re-mastering

By the 1980’s it became apparent that the worlds collections of motion picture heritage was at risk of becoming lost. Preservation of nitrate (flammable) stock was at risk and safety film, used as replacement, was beginning to be affected by a unique form of decay causing image fading. Re-mastering involves scanning each film digitally frameRead More

Nik Powell Scholarship Fund contribution

Nik Powell handed over the reins as Director of the NFTS a couple of years ago and sadly died in November aged 69. Under his management the school was transformed into one of the world’s top-rated establishments. Please have a look at for full details of Nik’s life. Not mentioned is his essential involvementRead More

BFS London International Film Festival 2019

London’s cultural life has once again been enriched with 10 days of outstanding and diverse works from all over the world. We have seen record audiences and film makers from countries large and small offering work made with great skill, imagination and passion for scrutiny in competition by their peers. Over 300 works posed formidableRead More

Installation of new Dolby Surround 7.1 Sound System

We are moving into the smaller Rose cinema on Saturday 17th August to make way for a very exciting upgrade. Dolby sound engineers and other contractors will move into our studio cinema in August/September to strip out the existing sound system and replace it with the very latest technology available from the world’s leading manufacturerRead More

Shepperton Studios strikes deal with Netflix

One of Britain’s most iconic film studios will be the permanent production base for Netflix, the world’s major streaming service. Shepperton Studios, owned by Pinewood, was the location for such franchises as Harry Potter, The Omen, Alien and dozens of other films and TV shows over the years. It’s 14 sound stages will, from October,Read More

Cannes Film Festival 2019

Increased attendances, with an interesting array of works from every part of the world, distinguished this year’s festival. By far the biggest film at the festival was ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, Director Quentin Tarantino shown here with stars Leonardo de Caprio, Bad Pitt and Margo Robbie.  Awarded 9.7 out of 10 on theRead More