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On 28 Sep 2012 at 11:47am steve watts wrote:
Any news, or have they taken their franchise elsewhere
On 28 Sep 2012 at 3:12pm Irrelevant Steve wrote:
Apparently the girl and the teacher have been found. That's a relief no doubt.
On 28 Sep 2012 at 5:05pm CHICKEN PULLER wrote:
If you can pluck it you can ??
On 28 Sep 2012 at 7:37pm brixtonbelle wrote:
Their website says they are installing equipment into their new venue. And their first film will be Anna Karenina
On 30 Sep 2012 at 10:03am Ben wrote:
I know the new venue, but apparantly its a secret. I cant remember how i found out.
I assumed everybody new.
On 30 Sep 2012 at 10:32am Southover Queen wrote:
My contribution to the cinema gossip thread is that I heard that the Harvey's Depot is to be turned into a three screen venue. (Taps side of nose wisely)
On 30 Sep 2012 at 2:42pm Ben wrote:
SQ Yes. Also tapping of nose occuring here.
On 30 Sep 2012 at 4:18pm brixtonbelle wrote:
Three screens ? Really ? How many seats in each screen, 10 ? Looks barely big enough for one decent screening room, let alone three. Would be a great venue though and hopefully would have a decent bar too
On 30 Sep 2012 at 5:20pm Southover Queen wrote:
Cooo how very exciting Ben! I have been responsible for launching a proper piece of gossip then!

BB, I think it's larger than it looks, although I agree that three screens sounds like a bit of a squeeze. Maybe a main screen plus a couple of studio type screens? Whatever: it will be very welcome if it does happen.
On 30 Sep 2012 at 8:30pm Film 2012 wrote:
That would be good. It at least makes business sense. I looked at the Film Club film list, and the films are excellent..... for film connoisseurs. It seems the Council just thought that the Lewes Cinema and its clientele were too plebby. Well I may prefer what is showing in All saints, but as a business model it is risky and a bit elitist. There is a reason why Hollywood makes more money than Iranian Avant grade Film-makers, and good luck to Lewes Cinema, wherever they end up showing films. There is clearly a need for up-to-date films that you can't get already on DVD's, and lets hope that even more people visit our town, to see them.
On 1 Oct 2012 at 10:19am Merlin Milner wrote:
'Film 2012' have a look at 'Film at All Saints' website. This is not the same as the Film club's films. 'Film at All Saints' is showing Anna Karenina on 26th for example.

Check it out here »
On 1 Oct 2012 at 12:31pm Lewes Cinema wrote:
It's here:
We have moved! The new venue is LEWES LITTLE THEATRE in Lancaster Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PX. From the second half of October 2012 we will be screening in this new location.
We are no longer screening at the All Saints Arts Centre.
The same team will be there to welcome you to the new venue and the cinema remains fully independent as before.
The new venue is fully digital to current cinema standards with digital surround sound (plus hard-of-hearing-loop), large screen and comfortable theatre seating (ground floor and balcony). Being fully digital will allow us to continue to screen current films now and well into the future.
Seats will be bookable online and the new programme will be launched soon.
Click the link to see the video.

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On 1 Oct 2012 at 4:38pm brixtonbelle wrote:
Well done Lewes Cinema. Glad you have found a new venue and I think the move is a positive one and will be much better than the All Saints venue for your independent business.
Will be interesting to see if there will be a third option for Lewesians at the Depot... the more the merrier in my book.
I'd love to see some matinee showings for those of us who can't make the more traditional Fri/Sat night showings. And more for teenagers/ young adults (with concessions) - it's so expensive for them to go the big cinemas such as The Odeon, more and more of them that I know are downloading films to their pc's and missing out on the great cinema experience.
On 1 Oct 2012 at 4:51pm Hooray wrote:
Excellent, that is such a sensible solution, and I wish the Lewes Theatre folk and yourselves every success. It is a shame that you are no longer in such a novel venue, but i suspect that the new one is more practical, and is pretty novel in it's own right anyway. It is certainly nearer a whole load more parking, so that you keep encouraging all the out of town visitors that the Council clearly had no idea whatsoever were coming to Lewes, with their wallets in hand. You deserve to make a good profit, because the more successful you are, the more successful the neighbouring restaurants, and bars will be.
On 1 Oct 2012 at 5:06pm Merlin Milner wrote:
BB for your information. Younger people are specially catered-for by Lewes Junior Film Club and Lewes Teen Cinema.
Hooray just to note that the Lewes Town Council are quite aware of the out of town visitors to All Saints and value their custom.
On 1 Oct 2012 at 7:23pm brixtonbelle wrote:
Merlin - you are quite deluded I think. None of the teens I know (and there are quite a few) between ages 12-16 would touch the Lewes film club or Teen Cinema with a barge pole, despite my encouragement.
They want the latest releases at affordable prices (not £5 a pop - thats a lot of pocket money) and not just once or twice a month.
On 1 Oct 2012 at 8:38pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Sorry to be deluded. My son is only 7 months old so I will no doubt discover this in the future! The staff at the All Saints and Town Hall will welcome your suggestions of how to cater affordably for the youth market. 'Film at All Saints now has a regular offering of latest releases'
On 2 Oct 2012 at 9:45am steve watts wrote:
Be interesting to see how this works fitting in with Lewes Little Theatre performances.
On 2 Oct 2012 at 2:56pm Helper wrote:
Film at All Saints is showing 'Juno' as part of it's 'Teen Cinema' offering. Hardly the latest release as Lewes Cinema originally showed this when it came out 5 years ago..
On 3 Oct 2012 at 4:11pm Paul Myles wrote:
Well done Lewes Theatre Club and Lewes Cinema. This is a bold and imaginative solution. And at no cost to the Lewes taxpayer.
On 5 Oct 2012 at 12:35pm Lewes Cinema wrote:
Thank you Paul - we are very proud of what's been achieved there and the welcome we have received from the theatre.

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