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Film at All Saints

On 27 Dec 2012 at 11:08am Dot wrote:
Can anyone tell me if the seating in the balcony is the same as it was before Lewes Film Club took over at the All Saints? Spent two and a half uncomfortable hours watching Skyfall at Lewes Little Theatre. No leg room, hard chairs and sorry to the lady in front as I kept kicking her in the back!
On 27 Dec 2012 at 10:40pm Lopster wrote:
tough enough sitting through a school nativity play in those lovely stacking chairs - a movie? Nah! sorry - absolutely no point - need some degree of comfort, ability to shuffle about a bit, stretch your legs out, twist your chair a bit WITHOUT it screeching over the soundtrack - THAT'S WHAT MADE ALL SAINT'S PASSABLE TO SEE A FILM IN
On 28 Dec 2012 at 3:56am Lewes Cinema wrote:
Hmm.. two fairly confusing posts above.
Lewes Cinema operates at the Little Theatre and we don't have stacking chairs (or school nativity plays), just theatre/cinema seating.
It's the first complaint we've had heard about seating Dot - where were you sitting? Drop us an email if you don't want to reply here.
Lopster: There are plenty of seats at the theatre with great legroom - if that's a priority just select them online in advance.
One thing I can tell you though is that Lewes Cinema at the Little Theatre has digital projection and Dolby Digital sound.
So far we've had nothing but compliments - so thank you to all those who have visited us at the theatre.
On 28 Dec 2012 at 9:20am Dot wrote:
Lewes Cinema, I am gutted I have been looking forward to you operating again, and this was the first time I was free since you reopened. I sat upstairs in the balcony, and I agree the sound and picture quality was amazing, but at 5' 9" there simply was not enough room to alter your sitting position, maybe i will give downstairs a go.
On 28 Dec 2012 at 9:51am Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
Unfortunately (especially as I am on the Steering Group) I cannot remember if the balcony seating was changed for All Saints. I am going to see Skyfall there on 2nd Jan and will be in the raked seating. However, I will see if I can check out the balcony as well and report back.
But, to the best of my knowledge, we've had no complaints about the new seating, people have been exceptionally happy with how comfortable it is.
On 28 Dec 2012 at 5:01pm Miscell Any wrote:
Seating at the All Saints, balcony: from what I have seen, the seating on the balcony at the All Saints is the same as it has always been. But avoid the front row on the balcony, since the last row of the tiered seats in the main hall is higher than the front row on the balcony..... The tiered seating arrangement in the main hall is a great improvement.
I have not yet been to see a film in the Little Theatre, so cannot comment on the seating there.
On 29 Dec 2012 at 10:56am Lewes Cinema wrote:
Hi Dot, yes indeed the downstairs seating is a different design of seat with a different layout. Personally I would always sit downstairs as the seating is better with slightly more legroom on all seats and with LOTS of legroom on some particular seats. We can always find you a seat with more legroom downstairs if you ask at a screening - that's no problem. Just make yourself known and we'll sort you out a seat with better legroom. All seats have a good view from anywhere - either upstairs or downstairs and all seats are currently the same price. Drop us an email at info@lewescinema.co.uk and I'll email you a complimentary ticket so that you can try another seat.
The seats at All Saints? Can't comment on the others but the seats in the balcony are not the same as before as they belonged to Lewes Cinema and we took them with us when we had to leave.
The main problem with All Saints balcony seating is that it is miles away from the screen (65ft away in fact) and at just 17ft wide the picture appears small-ish, whereas the back row of the theatre is just 30ft away from a screen which is almost as wide as the All Saints screen at 16ft wide. The width of screen is the only important factor as pictures are always wider than they are tall.
On 31 Dec 2012 at 1:14am film 2012 wrote:
as a passer by on this thread, it seems a little unfortunate that a Councillor on a steering group doesn't recollect anyone spending the towns hard earned cash on the replacement of an entire section of seating in a Cinema. (walks away with head in hands)
On 1 Jan 2013 at 8:07pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Balcony seating was changed too.
On 3 Jan 2013 at 12:18am brixtonbelle wrote:
Oh - the irony of lewes cinema dissing the distance from the screen of the balcony seating at all saints ("miles away") - which they previously spent so much time defending and trying to stay at that venue !
Sounds like you have found a much better venue for your business after all the protesting !!!
On 3 Jan 2013 at 8:32am Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
Having been last night to see Skyfall (absolutely fantastic) I can confirm the balcony seating has been changed to the new raked seating as well, making the experience much more comfortable. I was actually surprised at HOW comfortable it was.
@Film2012 - I would mention that as well as a Cllr, I also run two businesses in the town and so sometimes I cannot remember, several months later, everything that happens without referring to notes (which I didn't have at the time of my initial post).
On 4 Jan 2013 at 7:20am Lewes Cinema wrote:
Brixtonbelle this is simply a comparison of one with the other. i.e. promoting the relative benefits of one over the other. When we were at All Saints we didn't have the opportunity to do anything at all about screen size due to the restrictions placed on us there - but now we have been able to setup with a free hand as we wanted to, which means good sound and good relative screen size.
Some people will still prefer All Saints anyway, some will prefer the theatre and some will go to both which is fine as there are different films on at both.
I don't remember us mentioning screen size at All Saints as at the time there was nothing else local to compare it to.
But anyway, I think you get the point..
On 4 Jan 2013 at 11:20am Another Resident. wrote:
Cllr Ashley, are your electorate supposed to be grateful that you can fit us in? Could I politely suggest that if you are so busy with your two businesses that you can't remember something as significant as spending an enormous amount of our tax payers money on cinema seating, it might be a warning that it is time to prioritise rather than believe such a memory lapse is normal. You seem to have lost sight of the fact that the Council is not part of your businesses empire, and so you should perhaps be a little less flippant when discussing this 3rd business.
On 4 Jan 2013 at 4:47pm Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
@Another Resident - I do take your point, but I would mention that all town councillors are - for want of a better term - elected "volunteers" and many of us have day jobs.
As town councillors we are given an allowance of approximately £260 after tax PER YEAR (or about 71p per day). Therefore, work does have to come first.
However, as it happens, at the end of last year I rearranged my businesses and will be able to spend more time on council matters in the coming year.
Far from having a business empire, the firms are both quite small, but at least they are based in Lewes, which gives me the chance to attend to council matters during the day.
On 4 Jan 2013 at 5:11pm Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
And continuing from above: unlike MPs, town councillors cannot claim for expenses, except in very rare occasions when we may have to travel outside of the town to attend a meeting. But so far, in two-and-a-half years, that's not happened to me.
On 4 Jan 2013 at 5:28pm Lewes lady wrote:
I think I'd quit trying to justify yourself Cllr, or people might begin to think you 'doth protest too much'. No-one was claiming that you get paid loads, merely that if you're too busy earning your living to recall significant spending decisions, then maybe such volunteering (as you put it) is a step too far at present.
On 4 Jan 2013 at 7:12pm Ed Can Do wrote:
According to his linkedin profile (I always thought Ashley Price was a woman as it happens) our forgetful councillor runs a networking consultancy and is a partner in an audio transcription service. I can't imagine either of those take up a huge amount of his precious time, especially if he's as good at networking as he is at writing posts on the internet that don't continually undermine his credibility.
On 4 Jan 2013 at 8:18pm Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
@Ed Can Do
Completely agree with you, the two businesses won't take up too much of my time, thanks to the restructuring. But, until the end of last year, we were providing a call answering service, which meant I (along with three others) was often handling calls for over 70 clients from 9am to 5:30pm, so there were large chunks of time when I couldn't leave the office.
All that's changed now, so I would ask everyone to judge me on the next year and a half's performance.
On 4 Jan 2013 at 10:03pm Local wrote:
Does that 18 month period bring us conveniently up to the next elections perhaps, I wonder?
On 5 Jan 2013 at 12:18am brixtonbelle wrote:
I heard through the grapevine that there is to be ANOTHER cinema in Lewes - in the old Harveys depot by the station. Has anyone else got any information on this and the types of films they are likely to be showing ? Fantastic news if so - yet more choice. I'd really like a cinema that does weekday matinee showings as well.
On 8 Jan 2013 at 4:40pm Stranger wrote:
I think you are right Brixtonbelle - but don't hold out too much hope as it's supposedly being headed-up by Carmen Slijpen who currently runs the All Saints screenings... at a loss reportedly.
On 8 Jan 2013 at 4:40pm Stranger wrote:
I think you are right Brixtonbelle - but don't hold out too much hope as it's supposedly being headed-up by Carmen Slijpen who currently runs the All Saints screenings... at a loss reportedly.

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