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Screenings cancelled until further notice

In light of government advice to stop social contact, we have decided that we must cancel all planned screenings from now until the end of April.  We will make a decision on when to resume activity as and when we have sufficiant information.

Posted on Thursday 19th March 2020 15:00pm by Anna Bell

Centre Screen Northamptonshire featured in Northants Evening Telegraph ariticle

Janet Brew talks to film fan, Tim from Arthingworth, to see why he is involved in the scheme to take cinema into rural areas. (Northants Evening Telegraph, 14 January 2012) view full aticle here

Posted on Friday 20th April 2012 12:30pm by Anna Hayward

Ashby sees the return of the silver screen

Thanks to the local council the silver screen is now returning to Ashby after they have agreed to a £200 grant to host regular film nights in the town. The films nights are run by two local residents Lorna Bleaseand Lucy Thacker and trial shows throughout October and November proved to be a huge success. The grant will now mean another four nights of screenings is set to take place at the Lyric Rooms in Ashby. The full article featured in the Ashby times is available here.

Posted on Monday 13th December 2010 17:00pm by Steven Foxon

Short Film Set In Swadlincote

A few key locations come to mind when you think of films. Hollywood, Paris, erm...Swadlincote anyone? It just so happens that the Goseley estate in Swadlincote is the location for the new critically acclaimed short film Sis by Deborah Haywood. When Deborah was writing the film script she imagined it to be set in her home town from the start. The film also features outstanding performances from local residents Demi-Jo and Billie Lee Parker. To view the full article featured in the Asby Times on 3rd December 2010 click here.

Posted on Saturday 4th December 2010 17:00pm by Pete Groschl

Centre Screen Leicester featured in Leicester Mercury Article

Cat Turnwell of the Leicester Mercury documents the rise of county villages fighting back against the established dominance of mainstream multiplex cinemas. She follows Pete Groschl to Botcheston Village Hall where he is screening 'The Other Boleyn Girl' starring the sharply corseted Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. Cat goes on to describe Pete as a "jollie grey haired roadie type" and Pete gives praise to the wife of the promoter for her delicous cakes! If you would like to read the full article click here.

Posted on Thursday 14th August 2008 17:00pm by Steven Foxon