All our shows feature refreshments.
“Family Sunday” has a range of soft drinks and water. We serve tea & coffee in china cups (you don’t get that at a multiplex !), a range of snacks and freshly cooked popcorn from our very own machine.
“Film Thursday” includes all the above – as well as locally brewed beers from the Billericay Brewing Company in nearby Chapel Street, wine and cider.
For some shows we might include some special options – for example at Casablanca we had a “pop up” Rick’s Cafe Americain which sold delicious cocktails made by our very own version of Rick.
We show films twice a month.
“Film Thursday” is primarily for adult audiences (although some may be suitable for younger people).
“Family Sunday” is for families and adults.
Upcoming events are on our website. You can also keep up to date with what’s on with the following options :
- Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter (RECOMMENDED !) via this link : Billericay Cinema Newsletter
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“Film Thursday” : Tickets are £5.
“Family Sunday” afternoon showings are £3 (adult or child), or £7.50 for a Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children, or 1 adult, 3 children).
PLEASE NOTE prices for “Family Sunday” will be simplified with effect from September 2017 – when all tickets will be £2.50.
We put tickets on sale about a month before the show.
For customers at a film, you can purchase tickets for the next show as you come in or during the interval. So tickets for the next “Film Thursday” show will be available at a “Film Thursday” show; likewise tickets for the next “Family Sunday” film will be available at the current “Family Sunday” show.
Tickets usually go on sale (both online or in the Library) the next working day following each show
We endeavour to create a special, friendly, community feel at each show.
However, sometimes we provide a more “immersive” experience that relates to the film. For Casablanca we had our own “Rick’s Cafe Americain” where we offered cocktails and had some live piano playing by our own version of Sam. For Frozen we had face painting, Frozen tattoos and colouring.
This isn’t possible for every show – but you can be sure that whatever film you come to see you will receive a friendly welcome.
Financially, our objective over the year is to make enough money to cover costs (for example equipment insurance or equipment wear and tear) and to invest in the growth of the cinema. Other than that, it’s not our overriding objective.
As a not-for-profit, we don’t have to return money to shareholders. Our objective is to show films across a wide range of genres to a broad audience. Some films will be popular and will hopefully make money. Others might be niche or specialised films that will appeal to a smaller audience and so these might be run at a loss.
This is one of the areas which differentiates us from mainstream multiplexes or commercial cinemas.