Chilworth Community Cinema is back!!

Chilworth Community Cinema re-opens its doors on Friday, Sept 10.

This will be a “soft” reopening, for regular cinema goers in the first instance. Here is the message from the organisers –

It has been decided that we SHALL go to the cinema!

On offer is a screening  of ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ starring our favourite Tom Hanks. Chilworth Village Hall doors open at 7:30pm. Film starts at 8pm. 

Great news and excitement all round. However, the rules of engagement have changed somewhat:

– keep 2m distance when queueing for entry

– use hand sanitiser before entry

– give name, phone number and email address for Track and Trace purposes

– exact change preferred please (£5  entry fee, £2.50 ice creams)

– use one way system to seating area

– wear masks when not seated

– no drinks available (except cold water from tap if required)

– bring your own cushion

– each household/group to be seated 2m apart.

There will be an interval when ice creams can be bought and consumed at your seat. Rubbish will be collected at the end of the interval and again at the end of the session. We are keeping the volunteer team to a minimum (Anita on the door, Anita and Martin selling ice creams, Sue helping with rubbish collection and myself compering) to avoid unnecessary contact and though we normally really value your help to put things away, everything needs to be sanitised once everyone has left, so a prompt departure at the end of the evening would be much appreciated.

One last thing: due to the restriction in numbers recommended by the Village Hall, please reserve your seat ahead of time. Let us know by return email if you are coming and how many there will be in your group. 

It all seems very draconian, but living safely with Covid does mean compromising on so many of our everyday liberties, taken, until now, for granted. We’re hoping that by being this cautious  everyone will stay as safe as possible while still participating in a favourite pastime!

So looking forward to seeing you!

Take care and stay safe.

Kindest regards 

Diane Kenny 

on behalf of Chilworth Community Cinema 

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