History of village big screen

Thornham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

Thornham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Thornham Village Cinema was formed in January 2011 and its first film was screened three months later at the old Drill Hall, which atr that time served as the village hall.

In September 2013, it moved to the newly completed Thornham Village Hall with an upgraded projection system. In addition to Cinema, it could offer live satellite broadcasts from Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon and London's Garrick Theatre. Since 2011, it has welcomed an audience total of 6,752.

The cinema team are Chris and Sue Burland, Sam and Anne Staveley, Richard and Pauline Seppings, Liz Atkins and Roger Green. The satellite team are Chris Burland, Tony and Angela Morris, Richard Seppings, Clive and Alison Wakes-Miller. It has been funded by Thornham United Charities, Active at 60, Thornham Bagladies and the British Film Institute.

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