LETTER: Horncastle already has a cinema

I was rather disappointed to read the two items in your “View Point” section (contributions from Sarah Nelson & Ian Marshman) both claiming there was no cinema in our town.

This is untrue we have had a Community Cinema at the towns Stanhope Hall since the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

We show films on a monthly basis in the main hall or the smaller committee room using our HD Digital NEC Projector. When in the main hall we have a 14 foot drop down wide screen and a smaller wide screen in the smaller room. Being a community cinema we are not allowed to show films that are not on general release to the public so there is a small disadvantage involved.

We also have to have a copyright licence for each screening, unlike a commercial cinema.

We advertise regularly via posters around the Town and on the community notice board plus flyers in various outlets like the Post Office and Age UK.

Tickets are available for our screenings from the Horncastle Music Shop priced at £3.50 or £4 at the door.

Screenings are on a Wednesday evening doors open at 7 pm for a 7:30pm start, refreshments are served during the interval and there is always a raffle.

Every one is always welcome to come along and the cinema sub-committee is always open to suggestions for future films to screen.

John Nowik

(Cinema sub-committee member)