8 December – Audience Choice

After a long break for the summer and autumn, we are pleased to advise you that we are back for a seasonal screening of a “seasonal film”.

The film will be chosen by the public and there is a choice of:

Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, Muppet Christmas Carol.

Voting will take place from 1 November – 1 December.  Voting is available online via the Creative Calverley website and via paper at Calverley Library, Calverley News and Calverley Post Office.

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Calverley Jubilee


Coming soon to a screen near you…

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Volunteers Please

With many community based projects it is the same people who volunteer their time.

Part of Calverley Community Cinema is to enable people to learn new skills, enhance their CV and this can be done through volunteering.

We are not a large organisation but we do need volunteers/helpers to sell tickets, train as fire wardens, help with publicity, act as projectionists, be an usher, help with administration, choose films.

A recent article appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post on this very subject

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Lighter Nights

We experimented with a later start time of 9.00pm for the film in April (and realised that you do not like to be out late).  Future screenings have therefore been returned to the time of 7.00pm.

However, as the nights have got lighter we have been battling with increased light through the magnificent windows of the church.  This means that the screen is difficult to see.  The cinema is therefore taking a break over the summer months, but we will be back hopefully in September with a new season of films for people of all ages and abilities to see.

In the interim, we are in the process of raising funds for blackout curtains/blinds and if you know anyone who could help please do point them in our direction.  Blackout blinds will enable us to show films at different times of the day and throughout the year, which will enable those with young families or those who are busy in the evening to join in with what we do.

Recently, Asda at Owlcotes have allowed us to be nominated for a possible community donation.  A green token is given to shoppers if they spend over a certain amount of money.  The shopper is then able to vote for the community project that they want the “pot of money” to go to.  So if you do shop at Asda, please consider putting your token in the Calverley Community Cinema pot.

Thank you.


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28 April – The Empire Strikes Back

Come and join in the spectacle when the modern classic film The Empire Strikes Back comes to Calverley Community Cinema.

If you only knew the power of the dark side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.” “He told me enough! He told me you killed him.” “No. I am your father.“― Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the second film and the fifth chapter in the film series by George Lucas. Originally released in 1980, the film has proved to be one of the most popular films of the series among many fans and critics. It was the best selling Star Wars movie to date, making the top five most sold in theatre list.

The film concerns the continuing struggles of the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire. During the film, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Princess Leia Organa are being pursued across space by Darth Vader and his elite forces. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker begins his major Jedi training with Yoda, after an instruction from Obi-Wan Kenobi’s spirit. In an emotional confrontation with Vader, Luke is presented with a horrific revelation and must face his destiny.


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Running a community cinema is not just sorting through your DVD collection or going to lovefilm to download something from the internet.

A community cinema involves licences to show each film, licences for the music in the film, joining fees for organisations that enable “community films”.

To show a film it costs @£100 (this does not include advertising, refreshments, heating, electricity etc).

Your support for the cinema is therefore vital to enable the venture to continue…please spread the word.



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£2.00 for those under 10

It is really lovely to see people of all ages using the cinema (and that is what a community cinema is about).

More and more families seem to be attending the events and therefore a decision has been made for those who are under 10 to pay £2.00 for a ticket.

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Well there was a lot of dancing in the aisles singing in the pews at Mamma Mia on the 17 March and everyone left with a smile on their face.

A few people dressed to impress (the theme was ‘Greek Holiday’ or ’70’s’).  A special mention must go to “The Rev” for sporting his holiday shorts.

Photographs were taken of the evening but they have not winged their way over here!

With knees on show for Mamma Mia…just don’t know what to expect for the Empire Strikes Back on the 28 April.



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Mamma Mia, 17 March

Get your glad rags on as we will be having a “rave in the nave” with the sing a long a Mamma Mia.  You are positively encouraged to bring a bottle, cushions (friends) to relax and enjoy the “views from the pews”.  Locally made food is available to purchase in the interval and we may well just keep up the party atmosphere at the end of the screening.   A prize will be awarded for the person or person(s) with the best “Mamma Mia” outfit…you can go 70’s Abba or along a Greek theme (whatever you feel comfortable in).





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Welcome to our new site.

We are developing the information all the time…but here is a link to someone who went to the premiere screening of Calverley Community Cinema in December 2011.


There is also a link from an article that appeared in a local newspaper the Telegraph and Argus.


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