New Cinema Arrives In Scilly

old town inn cinemaScilly is getting a cinema! The Old Town Inn will start showing current movies on their new, state-of-the-art screen and sound system before Christmas.

Owners Paul and Margaret Evans say that films will be shown all year around and it’s likely that Saturdays and Mondays will be the main nights.

They’ll start off with mainstream movies with the widest appeal but the couple also have plans for children’s film screenings. They plan to have Ofsted-registered child-minders on hand so the kids can enjoy the shows without the need for their parents to accompany them.

They can’t show the very latest releases, but will be able to screen films a few weeks after they’ve hit big mainland cinemas, and before they go onto DVD. And Paul says he’d welcome your suggestions for what to show.

The 3m by 2m screen and surround sound system has been installed by a professional team to give “a proper cinema experience.”

It will be able to accommodate up to 50 people.

Paul believes it will make proper, business sense. He says the room in the Old Town Inn has been underutilised for a long time. Now, in addition to being used as a cinema, it can also continue to host line dancing and band nights, as well as being hired out for meetings and presentations.

Scilly has supported a cinema before. The Plaza Cinema on Garrison Lane closed in 1967.

In the late 1990s, Pete Hobson showed classic comedies during a short series of film nights at the Church Hall.

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