News and Blog:

Tue 04 October 2016

Big thanks to the fabulous Quay Theatre at Sudbury and to Steve from IFT for our training session last week - and a hearty welcome to the very enthusiastic Melford Movies group who have just joined our Network!

We have another training session coming up at John Peel Centre on 10th Oct at 7.30pm. This will likely be our last training session this year, so if you're interested in setting up a village cinema but want to see the kit first and get an idea of what it's all about before you commit, pop down on 10th!



Mon 22 August 2016


Big thanks to Brandon Country Park for giving this a go and to Cambridge Film Trust for their kit and tech support. This was the first cinema in the park for west Suffolk and the first of its kind for Brandon - requests are in for the next screenings with a cohort even angling for a Christmas screening! Bring a blanket and we'll bring the mulled cider...


Mon 25 July 2016



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This is a new venture for us at Suffolk Cinema Network (SCN). We haven't done outdoor before - although some of our members have sheepishly admitted to using our kits outside! - but this time we've teamed up with Cambridge Film Trust who are kindly helping us with the techie stuff to ensure a great, high-quality, cinematic experience! Screenings will be taking place in  the beautiful Walled Garden at Brandon Country Park. Food and drinks will be available.

Saturday Night Fever - Saturday 13th August 2016

The Adventures of Robin Hood (with Errol Flynn) - Sunday 14th August 2016

Film screening from 8pm

Ticket cost £7.50pp with concessions (OAP and students) at £5.00

Contact Brandon Country Park for tickets:

Brandon Country Park, Visitor Centre, Bury Road, Brandon. Suffolk. IP27 0SU

Tel: 01842 810 185.

Email: [email protected]

Mon 04 July 2016

The BFI Dith-1stribution team deals with a very wide range of titles including silent films, archive restorations, short films, experimental work, non-fiction, films about filmmaking and of-course feature films, both British and international, on formats including 35mm, DCP, Blu-ray and DVD.

For the next year, they'll be selecting titles from the BFI collections (available on DVD or Blu-ray) which will be offered exclusively each month to BFI Neighbourhood Cinemas (join online - it's FREE!) at half price.

Contact [email protected] to book or for more information. The booking fee is £40+VAT and cinemas must also buy a commercial DVD or Blu-ray for the booking (which you can then keep) at the reduced rate of £10 + P&P

Mon 04 July 2016

SCN is proud to be a part of the BFI's Film Audience Network and this means we get access for our members to subsidised screenings, film seasons, specialist films and talks. The Hub that oversees the Film Audience Network for our area has opened a new round of funding for any community groups / community cinemas / film societies to apply directly. The Programme Progression Scheme offers grants of up to £1,500 to groups that wish to diversify their programme or create new activity where audiences are not being served. Find our more here:



Mon 30 May 2016

We're proud to support the “F-Rated” project supporting women in film. Launched by the Bath Film Festival, the F-Rated project is a platform for discussing and supporting women in cinema meaning female directors, female script/screenwriters and strong female characters on screen. We have marketing materials to giF-Rated-logo-4ve away to anyone wanting to badge and promote a film as F-Rated, to raise awareness of the project. We also have a list of forthcoming titles that have been given this classification. Get in touch to find out more!

The F-Rating

Mon 30 May 2016


FilmBank has launched a starter pack for new community cinemas. If you have been screening less than a year, you can get three film licences for £50 + VAT per film screening. It means you can test different films with your audience for a special licence fee, before you commit to a full programme of films. Check out the FilmBank website and give them a call for more info:

Tue 05 April 2016

We're on the hunt for a few lovely people to come on our books and help us on an ad-hoc and freelance basis with the Suffolk Cinema Network.

We need some technical support to check, maintain, PAT-test and repair our four portable cinema kits. If you're a theatre technician or a cinema tech, or someone used to working with audio-visual equipment, we'd love to hear from you. We can pay by the hour and can be flexible when we need work done, for example, focusing on weekends and evenings if preferable.

We're looking for kit trainers who are comfortable being 'buddies' and teaching our new members how to use the cinema kits at informal training sessions.

We also want a few projectionists - people who are happy to set up the cinema kit and monitor it during screenings by non-members, all over Suffolk.

If you're interested in any of these roles - or know someone who is - do get in touch!

[email protected]

Thu 17 March 2016

We're pleased to announce that Suffolk Cinema Network has just received some funding from Suffolk Community Foundation, to run some film screenings for those people in our communities who are suffering from dementia, and their carers. These are people for whom a trip to the cinema is no longer an option and yet film is such a great connector; it can be a way of recovering glimpses of the past, a form of escapism or just joyful entertainment. We're focusing on the areas of Hadleigh and Stowmarket, working with dementia groups in those localities. We're also keen to look at rolling out more of these screenings across the county. Get in touch to find out more.

Mon 07 March 2016

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Devilishly good entertainment in the form of seven classic horror movies playing back-to-back, plus food and drinks - if you can stomach it! 26th March, 12noon until very late. Over-18s only as this is scary stuff! Tickets available from The Quay Theatre box office:

Upcoming Events

Fri 28

Green Book (12A)

28 June @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 28

Green Book (12A)

28 June @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 29

Stan and Ollie

29 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 05

Wild Rose

5 July @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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