Pop-up cinema is a success for Waterlooville area
We carry pride for the Waterlooville area and aim to continually encourage community spirit.
That’s the message from the Waterlooville Events Team, who oversee many popular entertainment attractions throughout the year.
The organisation created the pop-up cinema for residents after plans for a large cinema complex fell through. Now the pop-up cinema is going from strength to strength, while simultaneously boosting exposure for local businesses.
Chairman Jackie Buckley explained: “Everyone in the community said they wanted some sort of cinema, just as something extra to be able to do in the area. When the premise of a cinema and a bowling alley came to fruition, people were very excited – only to find out that none of the major cinema companies was interested in investing. This initiative, set up by the Waterlooville Events Team, provided an alternative to that”.
The latest film, `Victoria and Abdul’ was enjoyed by an audience of more than 50. The film shows on the 4th Thursday of every month and tickets are priced at only £6 which includes a free tea or coffee, donated by Sainsbury’s, and a small treat. Doors open at 7pm for the film to start at 7.30pm.
Thanks to funding from Hampshire County Council culture and art we now own our own equipment, with a lovely big screen and powerful speakers and have also invested in some comfortable cushions.
We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors, Havant Borough Council and Hampshire County Council. O2 have also recently financed an advertising postcard of the year’s forthcoming events.
We would love to see you at our next film, the inspirational true story `Breathe’ (which shows on March 22nd). For further information of our forthcoming films and Waterlooville events team activities, please follow us on Facebook’.