Seaford Community Cinema is a volunteer run, not-for-profit organisation that relies on a team of volunteers and your ongoing support to maintain a diverse and exciting programme.
In 2011 we received an Awards For All Lottery Grant which enabled us to meet the initial costs for publicity and insurance.
The running of the cinema is funded entirely by ticket sales and membership subscriptions to support the programme of events, website and equipment.
Our programme consists of Friday evening screenings, Saturday matinees, special events and National Theatre LIVE and Encore screenings.
You are welcome to book tickets in advance on this website, in person at Seaford Tourist Information Centre, or simply turn up on the night.
Doors open 30 minutes before each performance unless stated otherwise on website, posters or flyers. NOTE PROMPT START TIMES FOR NT LIVE SCREENINGS!
We are lucky that our home is in the Barn Theatre on Saxon Lane, Seaford. With its raked seating, big stage and bar facilities it is the best venue in Seaford.
Now in our 5th year of bringing Cinema to Seaford, the Barn has been absolutely critical to our success.
Seaford Rotary Club
When Seaford Cinema was set up, being part of and for the community was a core aim of the organization.
A significant proportion of the local demographic is made up of people over 65 with many living in sheltered accommodation and care homes.
We are very proud to work in partnership with Seaford Rotary Club who purchase a number of tickets for every matinee and distribute free to the older members of the community. They also arrange transport if needed.
In order to make the cinema as accessible as possible, at least two matinees are shown each season.
SEAFORD COMMUNITY CINEMA COMMITTEE
I’ve been on the committee since the cinema started and got involved because having seen the Ritz Cinema turn into Morrisons and other film clubs come and go, I wanted to get involved with a group of amazing enthusiastic cinema lovers.
As Film Manager my job is to produce the program of films for the three seasons. It’s a great job because I get to watch as many films as I can, and taking into consideration suggestions from our audience and the committee, I come up with a final list. We carefully consider the order in which we screen the films so that we get a good balance of the different genres. It’s also my responsibility to check the DVD release dates and source the licences.
Outside of the cinema I work part time at the University of Brighton as a technical consultant. I’m also an exhibition chemist!, which involves staging Science shows at schools and science festivals in the UK and round the world.
Jon Dilley – Front of House Manager
After retirement, I devoted a large part of my time to setting up and running a film club up in the Lake District. A demanding, but fulfilling and enjoyable experience!
Since moving to Seaford three years ago, I have enjoyed being a volunteer at the Community Cinema, and look forward to being able to help more directly as Membership Secretary and, a particular interest, being involved with the film selection committee.
My journalistic career spans print media from local newspapers to national publications, from reporting to production work to feature writing. In the course of this I have, at various times, been the editor of seven local papers and two leisure interest magazines. Recently my work has appeared in Sussex Life and The Guardian.
I love films as it does offer the means to explore different cultures, emotions and fantasies in sometimes challenging genres. I’ve been an enthusiastic volunteer since the launch of this go-ahead cinema which is bringing so much food for thought and, by its wide variety of subject, sheer pleasure, to Seaford.
I moved from rural Lincolnshire to Seaford in 2010 and have been a regular at the Community Cinema since its first season. I became a volunteer in 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a vibrant organisation.
I’ve always enjoyed watching a wide range of films and have been a Seaford Cinema member from the beginning, then a volunteer from 2013 – performing Front of House duties – working in the bar, selling tickets, handing out audience reaction slips. I then took on the responsibilities for sending out the newsletter, as well as updating the website – and now am the Technical Manager. This role not only covers the website, but also overseeing the audio/visual activities and future upgrades.