On 17 Feb 2017 at 11:25am bobobob wrote:
Looking forward to it. Is it going to open this Spring? Can't see any detailed info but guessing someone will have some inside knowledge...
On 17 Feb 2017 at 11:37am Pedro wrote:
Hopefully it will have a bit of charm to it, rather than a generic chain cinema that tend to focus on only latest releases and audio/visual technology (with super-expensive ticket prices and sweets to subsidise it!)
I get the impression that its not an easy business to get into though. Streaming services, on-demand, hundreds of channels and relatively affordable home-cinema systems, along with piracy and torrents. I wish them every success though, and it makes a change from another chain restaurant or cafe.
On 17 Feb 2017 at 12:00pm Zebedee wrote:
I've been told that the Depot is aiming to open in May. So, fingers crossed the builders will be on time! I'm looking forward to it and expect that it will be much more than just a cinema. It does have a restaurant, bar, cafe and outside terrace. It also has a big courtyard and small fruit orchard. I walk past it most days and just recently it has begun to take shape. The glass fronts are in and you can now get a good feel of how it's going to be.
On 17 Feb 2017 at 12:39pm bobobob wrote:
Does the courtyard and terrace thing make up the whole of the open space? That would be great.
On 17 Feb 2017 at 2:23pm Tim wrote:
How is the project financed? I know it is a charity but it must be costing thousands? millions?
On 17 Feb 2017 at 2:33pm Fatty Briggs wrote:
I believe a Lewes resident donated 2 million pounds to help the project on its way.
On 17 Feb 2017 at 6:58pm Millionaire wrote:
Well, it was only sitting in the petty cash tin, doing nothing !! What with interest rates being so low and everything.
On 17 Feb 2017 at 8:38pm Popcorn wrote:
I hope that they have the latest releases as well as a range of other films. Uckfield Cinema seems to have a good - and profitable- model.
On 18 Feb 2017 at 12:54am Local wrote:
Yep, a local bloke donated all the money that was required. It will be the full-on Lewes thing – weird films, special drinks, premium popcorn, home-cut hair, ethnic skirts, foot-shaped shoes / wooly tights galore, and more large complicated three-wheeled buggies jamming up the cafe than you can shake a stick at. Will make Uckfield seem extraordinarily boring.
On 18 Feb 2017 at 2:59pm Picturegoer wrote:
I give the cinema a year, 18 months at the most. Then the building will be converted into flats.
On 18 Feb 2017 at 9:20pm Jude wrote:
Lots of rumours flying around about it. One being bookings only
On 19 Feb 2017 at 2:27am Maureen wrote:
Films for the partially sighted too ! Whatever next ?
On 19 Feb 2017 at 11:03am Techno Tim wrote:
Going to the cinema is almost as insane as paying for music!!
What century do you clods live in?
On 19 Feb 2017 at 9:06pm Editrix wrote:
@Local - wow, what a misery you are. Do you object to people enjoying their lives generally? Or just mums having the audacity to push their infants around (should they just stay at home?) The cinema will be a wonderful addition to Lewes
On 19 Feb 2017 at 10:32pm Local wrote:
Nothing wrong at all with a well-behaved kid in a classic Maclaren-type pushchair.
However, plenty wrong with over-indulged brats allowed to run riot and ruin other people's enjoyment of wherever they are, before the little darlings are ushered back into ridiculous over-sized lifestyle-statement buggies that are wildly over-sized for any pavement / cafe / shop / bus.
On 20 Feb 2017 at 7:40pm Editrix wrote:
Bit harsh, don't you think, in the context of the global climate - warfare, abject poverty, displaced people, the resurgence of far right politics - that you reserve your ire for babies in pushchairs. Most parents buy whatever make they can afford - and most people are just trying to get by and are doing their best. But perhaps you imagine it's all a conspiracy to annoy intolerant old you @Local
On 21 Feb 2017 at 9:35pm Local wrote:
No, not a conspiracy. Just the depressing trend of selfish parents who think their 'little darlings' are as equally worshipped by everyone else.