WHAT's COMING UP NEXT...
A community Cinema for Lewisham...
The London Borough of Lewisham was one of only two London boroughs with no dedicated cinema. Deptford Cinema is a not-for-profit community led project that decided it was time to make this change, with the building of a new venue for film and arts on Deptford Broadway.
The cost of a cinema ticket today can be upwards of £12 and even more when you factor in the travel for Lewisham residents to nearby Greenwich or Southwark, or central London; it is increasingly no longer an affordable night out. Cinema should be for everybody, more often, and that’s the ethos of Deptford Cinema, providing interesting cinema, that’s also accessible.
Approaching it's third year of regular screenings, Deptford Cinema is now the oldest operating cinema in Lewisham.
Deptford Cinema is being built by the community, for the community. Although our 40 seat cinema is open for business and fully functional, we are all in the process of completing our darkroom, gallery space and a fully licensed cafe/bar. The programming of events and films is open to anybody to show the films they want, and the cinema will be a hub for all things film in Lewisham.
With our regular programming gaining momentum, there is still a lot of work to do, especially with finishing the internal fit out of the space. If you think you can help out and would like to get involved and become a part of the cinema, it’s easy: come along to one of our Sunday meetings, held each week within the cinema at 4PM.
The organisation has no hierarchy, each volunteer is on equal footing and all decisions are made as a group at these regular meetings.
Deptford Cinema is registered as
DEPTFORD FREE CINEMA COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY – 08993385
THE AWARD-WINNING DEPTFORD CINEMA...
In November 2016, at the Cinema For All conference in Sheffield, Deptford Cinema won big at the 47th Film Society of the Year Awards. The hard-work of all Deptford Cinema's volunteers contributed to not only winning in the Best Film Programming category but also the big prize of the night, the Engholm Prize for Film Society or Community Cinema of the Year 2016.
If you want to see the Engholm Prize in it's current habitat, pop into Deptford Cinema and you will see it proudly displayed above the bar.
We'll be returning in 2017 to defend the title at the 48th Film Society of the Year Awards. Watch out Sheffield.
Click here to see more from the Cinema For All awards and to find out about all our amazing friends across the country bringing good cinema to their communities.