Don’t be put off by the title of Community Cinema we use professional projection equipment, surround sound and large screen in a thearte seating 120
We started the cinema back in 2015 and are run by a dedicated team of volunteers who cover Advertising, Film Selection, Box Office, Refreshments, Technical and Front of House. We are a not for profit organisation…nobody takes a salary we all volunteer to bring cinema to Aldridge.
We tailor our choice of films to match our regular Wednesday afternoon audience. We do not show adverts and the films start promptly at 2:30. We open the doors at 2:00 giving time for a complimentary refreshments prior to taking your seat.
Some frequent questions and answers
We now try and book three months in advance. We aim to screen a balance between new and older films. The release date for new films isn’t always published more than a couple of months ahead. Also we have to have a licence in place per film title before we are allowed by law to advertise the screening. When we have all of this in place we update this website, our facebook page and place adverts in the theatre and at a selection of locations around the village – Croft News, Library, Portland Medical, Most of the Retirement Homes.
The ticket price is £5.00 and has been the same price since we started 4 years ago. In addition to admission to the film it covers free parking and refreshments before the screening.
The theatre seats 110 comfortably for a film screening although our average is under half that figure. We have only ever sold out once and had to turn people away. So it is not usually necessary to book in advance. However we are int he process of setting up an online booking system to reserve seats. More details to follow.
We have to work around the principal activities of the Youth Theatre which is the youth training and productions which take place evenings and weekends and during school holidays (which is why we close for August).
Yes, we are only too pleased to hear suggestions and recomendations.