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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- Follow us on Twitter @BillericayCine
“Film Thursday” : Tickets are £5.
“Family Sunday” afternoon showings are £2.50 (adult or child). Babes in arms are free.
Our aim is to give you a great evening or afternoon of entertainment – without breaking the bank!
We put tickets on sale two shows in advance – so tickets for our March show will go on sale on the day of the January show.
There is often great demand for tickets – particularly our Thursday shows which usually sell out very quickly. For Thursday shows, we make just over 40% of the tickets available on our website; just over 40% are available for purchase at the show on the day tickets are released (ie the March show tickets are available to purchase at the January show) and about 15% of tickets are available to purchase at Billericay Library.
If it sounds a bit complex, it is – but we do it that way to be fair to everyone!
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.