Silver Screen Cinema

1-2 Guildhall Street,
Folkestone, CT20 1DY

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eggplant_casserole
eggplant_casserole on March 8, 2014 at 12:35 am

As mentioned above, this cinema’s future past the end of the month is uncertain.

The sad thing is that it is not due to lack of bums on seats – it’s because distributors will no longer carry expensive 35mm prints of the latest films, and they cannot afford digital equipment.

Here are some articles from the local paper:

http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/Cinema-s-future-hangs-hope-digital-projector/story-20528093-detail/story.html

http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/Silver-Screen-Cinema-petition-reaches-2-000/story-20781699-detail/story.html

There is an online petition to the local council:

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/save-our-cinema-silverscreen-folkestone

The Silver Screen Cinema has been open for nearly 25 years and ended a two-year period without a cinema when the Cannon closed. That cinema was, in turn, open since 1912.

Buffer
Buffer on February 8, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Interior shows main screen with Balcony in July, 2006. Threatened with mothballing in 2014 until funding for digital equipment secured. First showed films in the 19th century!

MPol
MPol on December 19, 2011 at 12:02 am

Cool!! Glad there’s another cinema that’s not a big multi-theatre cineplex.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 13, 2004 at 4:44 pm

Another “quaint” cinema nicely described on this site is the Gem Cinema in Newport, Wales, q.v.
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