About

Suffolk Cinema Network is a non-profit organisation that helps communities across Suffolk to run their own, local film screenings

Community Cinema is growing in popularity - and we can help you get started.

We'll give you access to our four digital cinema kits around the county, plus training on how to use the kit and advice and support to run a licensed film screening. We have members all over Suffolk and the surrounding areas, screening films in village halls, schools, libraries, churches, outbuildings and barns!

How to join

Joining the network couldn’t be easier - simply click on the link below.

Membership costs £30 per year, which includes use of the the cinema kits as often as you like. If you already have your own equipment, you can become an Affiliate member for just £15 per year. As an Affiliate, you can publicise your events on our website and social media channels, get expertise in marketing and film programming, take part in our film seasons and funded projects, and use our kits in an emergency.

Sign-up online here   
Member Benefits

Projectionist Training

We want to make sure that everyone is comfortable using the kit - tech savvy or otherwise! - and we provide full training for all new members (and any existing members who want a refresher). Get in touch to find out about the next training date.

Automatic Event 'Insurance'

Our Affiliate members can borrow any of our digital projection equipment if their equipment becomes faulty or damaged. Let us know you're having trouble and we'll make sure you can book the equipment from your nearest venue, meaning you’re back in business. If you consider that projector hire alone costs from £80 a day, your membership fee is soon covered. And of course, you can borrow the equipment as many times as you like until your own kit is fully functional again.

Networking and Mentoring

We offer networking opportunities for members to meet each other and pick up handy hints and tips on programming choices and how to make their events a success. We also have training opportunities through our relationship with the BFI's Film Audience Network and we usually run several projects each year - from our WW1 season, to our Families film season, our exploration of archive film and our celebration of women in film - where we can help with licence fees, marketing and event costs.

 

Upcoming Events

Fri 17

Hidden Figures

17 November @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 24

Viceroys House

24 November @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 24

Viceroy’s House

24 November @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 25

Denial

25 November @ 7:30 pm
Latest news:
October 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that Suffolk Cinema has been successful in two funding bids – […]

June 2017

We’ve just had our annual board meeting and wanted to shout out about our figures […]

April 2017

After a successful pilot of dementia-friendly film screenings generously funded by Suffolk Community Foundation, Mid-Suffolk and […]

April 2017

Thanks to everyone who came along to our meet-up at the lovely John Peel Centre […]