Phoenix Cinema

Mount Pleasant Airport,
Mount Pleasant

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Located on the military base, about 30 miles from Port Stanley. The Phoenix Cinema is operated by the Services Sound and Vision Corporation(SSVC), who operate 18 cinemas located on British military bases around the world. The company was formed out of the Army Kinema Corporation and the RAF Cinema Corporation. The Phoenix Cinema has recently been fully equipped for 3D and all digital presentations.

Only personnel of Her Majesty’s armed forces and their families are allowed to attend the cinema. The Phoenix Cinema is the only cinema on the island.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 4, 2010 at 4:56 am

My guess is the cinema is really at the RAF Mount Pleasant?

The SSVC has been around for over 50 years and provides movies for the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force just as the United States does for it’s Military. The U.S. Army, and U.S. Air Force get movies for about 117 theaters around the world through Reel Theaters of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and U.S Coast Guard for about 40 theaters around the world from the Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

In both countries profits go to their Armed Forces Welfare Funds.

At the Phoenix Cinema flicks are shown every evening and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Movies are repeated every few days for a couple of weeks. Now and then they have an advanced screening.

I noticed CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE (rated U) will be released in the UK tommorow (Wenesday) 4 August 2010 and will be shown at the Phoenix Cinema on Sunday 15 August 2010 at 14:00 (2:00pm) & 19:30 (7:30pm). A week and a half that’s not too bad.

If you look at a map, those military and their families are at about the end of the world in the middle of nothing. I would guess the liberty (Navy talk for recreation on time off) isn’t very good. I hope it’s a nice theater!

Chief Jensen

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on August 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Seems a bit mean that the general public are not allowed at the cinema, being loyal Brits and all that.

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