Loddon Community Cinema has been operating since August 2009 and was established by a group of volunteers with start-up help from Loddon Parish Council, Saffron Community Foundation, Chet Valley Community Development and Creative Arts East. We have also benefitted from an equipment grant from the British Film Institute.
Like other community cinemas, we provide the opportunity to enjoy the big-screen experience locally, in the company of like-minded friends. Rural Cinema, Village Screen, Flicks in the Sticks or whatever you like to call it, is enjoying something of a boom and the number of rural film groups has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
We mostly screen recent films that maybe had only had a brief release at a specialist venue like Cinema City in Norwich and have never hit the mass-market cinemas or TV. We also tend to show more British films than the multiplexes and screen some classic films that have been reissued in a fresh print. However, we also show must-see Oscar-winning films that keep Loddon in the cultural mainstream!
The films we have shown previously are:
2009: Young Victoria, Dirty Dancing, Marley & Me, State Of Play, Itís a Wonderful Life
2010: Hairspray, Amelia, Julie & Julia, Bright Star, Casablanca, Nowhere Boy, An Education, The Sting, Norfolk Archive Films, Mamma Mia, Invictus
2011: From Time to Time, Made in Dagenham, The Kingís Speech, Knight and Day, Black Swan, True Grit, Brighton Rock, Oranges and Sunshine, Water for Elephants, West Side Story, Jane Eyre.
2012: One Day, The Help, My Week with Marilyn, Midnight in Paris, The Artist, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, The Iron Lady, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Maoís Last Dancer, The Woman in Black, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Scrooge
2013: Anna Karenina, Argo, The Sapphires, Skyfall, Quartet, Lincoln, Arbitrage, The Great Gatsby, The Untouchables, Much Ado about Nothing, The Band Wagon
2014: Alan Partridge: Alpha papa, Philomena, Saving Mr Banks, Captain Phillips, 12 Years a Slave, The Monuments Men, The Invisible Woman, 20 Feet from Stardom, Cinema Paradiso, Belle.
2015: Pride, The 100 Foot Journey, What We did in the Holidays, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Selma, Kingsman, The Second Best Marigold Hotel, A Little Chaos, Woman in Gold, A Royal Night Out, Mr Holmes, 45 Years
2016: Suffragette, The Martian, The Lady in the Van, Bridge of Spies, Spotlight, Steve Jobs, Hail Caesar! Eddie the Eagle, ChickLit, Love & Friendship, Florence Foster Jenkins
2017: Bridget Jonesís Baby, A Street Cat named Bob, A United Kingdom, Sully, Lion, La La Land, Jackie
For our programme of forthcoming films, click here