Thursday 17th March marked the 500th visitor to @BillericayCine! We’ve shown over 13 films since we opened last October and we thought that the arrival of our 500th guest deserved a celebration. Everyone who came to Jaws received a special “Amity Gazette” Newsletter with their own unique number. A hat was produced and the number chosen. Lucky guest Paul […]

More than just cinema, it’s Community Cinema. When we started Billericay Community Cinema we had the idea to use our shows to help publicise and showcase local community groups or charities, and in particular those who tended to get less exposure. So at each showing, a local charity or community group is given a stall in […]

Billericay Community Cinema are very pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded a grant from Basildon Borough Council’s Grants to Organisations Fund. With a few months experience of showing films under our belt we have been gradually learning where we can improve everyone’s enjoyment of our real, not-for-profit Community Cinema and each show we make small […]

Frozen, shown on the 28th February 2015 was our first real attempt at “immersive cinema”. You may have heard of the Secret Cinema, with their lavish sets for Back to the Future, their hundreds of guests –  and their equally huge ticket prices. “Immersive cinema” is something that Community Cinemas can do which set themselves […]

“I really enjoyed the chat before Casablanca by the young gentleman. It really helped put the film in context” We were honoured to have local Borough Councillor (and self-confessed film geek) Andrew Schrader to introduce our showing of Casablanca on the 18th February. This was the first time we had provided some background to a […]

@BillericayCine Film Schedule By the end of January Billericay Community Cinema will have completed 4 full months of operations. This meant we needed a new Film Schedule …. and a lengthy discussion was held to agree what comes next. Based on our experiences so far, the feedback we’ve had from guests, requests that @BillericayCine visitors have made – […]

“Benny Hill” style video at the bottom of this page !   It takes us about 90 minutes to set up Billericay Community Cinema in the Library. There are two separate parts : the Cinema in the main Library area, and our Refreshment Stands in the Foyer. In the first of a sequence of videos we show […]

Why would anyone go to see a film in a library? My wife and I went to see Slumdog Millionaire at Billericay Library for three reasons: we’d not seen the film before; we wanted to see how on earth the library could be transformed into the Billericay Community Cinema; and we were keen to support […]

Check out our video : @BillericayCine : The Movie ! Shot by Carl Roberts from VERTEXPictures it showcases our Grand Opening screening in Billericay Library. We’re really impressed; we hope you are too !

“Cinema for All” – which is part of the British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) has a very clear definition : “A community cinema is any volunteer-led and non-profit organisation that shows films in its community. This includes film societies and clubs; pop-up cinemas; school film clubs; college and university student cinemas; screenings in village […]