Lewes Cinema finds new home at theatre

Lewes Little Theatre
Lewes Little Theatre

Lewes Cinema, which left the All Saints Centre under controversial circumstances in June, is returning to the county town at a new venue.

It has teamed up with Lewes Theatre Club to start screening films at its Lancaster Street venue from Sunday, October 21.

Lewes Cinema had to leave All Saints, where it had been showing mainstream films on a commercial basis for 10 years, when Lewes Town Council took over the operation.

Derek Watts, General Sectary of the Theatre Club, said: “I believe this exciting new artistic partnership with Lewes Cinema represents one more stage in the development of a close relationship between the club and the community.

“This joint enterprise will undoubtedly attract into the building people interested in the arts who may not have been in the theatre before. They may take away our brochure promoting the season’s plays; they may take away a membership form. They might even join the theatre club and contribute to the club’s mainstream activity.”

Marilu Orman, for Lewes Cinema, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have our new home at the Lewes Little Theatre and feel that the collaboration will be positive for all involved. Making the move to the theatre also gave us the opportunity to upgrade to the latest cinema technology and we are very proud to be the first all-digital cinema in Lewes.

“We have secured many weekend screening slots and will continue with the same broad range of films as before. Our first screening day will be on October 21 when we open with Anna Karenina at 5pm and 7.30pm. Also, from 2.30pm on that day, everybody is welcome to pop in and see our new cinema set-up at the theatre and meet the Lewes Cinema team.”