Many years ago I put together and ran a management training course at my company for junior IT managers who were potential high fliers based around some real life business scenarios. They’d come from all over the world and at the Friday night pre-course briefing session I’d warned them that […]

“An obviously great evening as ever. My usual real treat which keeps me going. But truly enhanced by such a wonderful choice of film and band.” Well that’s the first film of the year done and dusted, just 21 to go and it will be Christmas!!! Bo-Rap was deliberately chosen as the January film to […]

And so another year of cinema in Billericay comes to a close. Thank you to everyone who came along to one (or both !) of our Christmas films: “The Holiday”,  a modern Christmas classic from 2006 and one of the greatest Christmas films of all time “It’s a Wonderful Life” from 1946. Starting with “The […]

“Great place for Billericay to have” “Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon” “Great film and atmosphere. Will recommend to friends”   What an afternoon! We had some music, it was almost standing room only, we had quite a few first time visitors, two new Volunteers as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme […]

Following some rather nasty weather which continued into the evening a number of guests preferred (understandably !) to stay at home, however, 36 (of 51) braved it through the cold and rain and the atmosphere inside the hall was buzzing.   We started the evening with two “Long Service” Volunteer presentations to Chris and Jo. […]

“Fabulous film. “Brilliant, thank you “Where the Crawdads Sing” proved our most popular Sunday Matinee to date; we even had to operate a waiting list. The audience included quite a few “first timers” who had read Delia Owens’ very popular 2018 novel and who wanted to see how the 2022 film told the tale; feedback […]

“Very enjoyable and scary !” As the first show of our 9th year it was a big night. Yes, we’ve completed 8 years of films – 154 of them now – and with a total audience across those years of 7,264. It’s our Volunteers who make these shows happen – so a big “thank you” […]

Our new programme listing is out! You can pick up a copy from some great Billericay institutions: Billericay Library (High Street – Sun Corner end) Slipped Discs (High Street – opposite St Mary’s Church) Billericay Brewing Co. (Chapel Street) The Chantry Centre, Billericay Town Council (top of Chantry Way, accessible from the High Street between […]

The first of two “Sold Out” films this month – numbers post-Covid are definitely picking up; this is the first time since we reopened when we’ve been fully sold out across the month. “Wonderful film – such a sad ending. Not what I expected at all. So poignant” It was definitely strange !!! A packed […]

Film 142, and 45 guests supported by 13 dedicated Volunteers watched Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in “The Thomas Crown Affair”. Not having seen the film before and with the 1999 remake (Pierce Brosnan, Renee Russo) as one of my “go to” films I wasn’t sure how I’d find Sunday’s showing of the 1968 original. […]