“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. […]

50/50/23 This year we are launching a new initiative: 50/50/23. Being a volunteer led community group our aim is to provide good quality film entertainment without breaking the bank whilst covering our costs. Not all of our shows break even – it all depends on the numbers of tickets sold, how much the particular film license […]

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER – Number 95 And with that the year has almost gone! Thank you to 32 different Volunteers (including 5 Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme students) who’ve supported us through 22 films. Almost 270 Volunteer stints, something like 1,300 hours of Volunteer time – and in those hours they’ve served over 200 beers, 150 cocktails, 400 […]

“Thank you to the amazing volunteers for making all this happen” Customer feedback, “Mrs Lowry and Son” 7/7/2022 Where to start ? Well after that quote with the Volunteers, obviously! Congratulations to Paul Hayden (left) and Chris Holland (right) who, at Thursday’s screening of “Mrs Lowry and Son” at the Chantry Centre became the 17th […]