Before their award from The National Lottery, the local pavilion run by the Hemingford Peace Memorial Field Trust, was used mainly in the summer for a range of sporting activities and community groups. Now, thanks to Lottery funding, they have launched a community cinema called Pavilion Pictures. The project has been a tremendous success and many of the films show to full houses of more than 90 people.
They play a wide range of films at the cinema every month and cater for all ages, showing classics, comedies and the latest blockbusters. The initial aim of the cinema was to give families something to do at the Pavilion during the winter months but, due to its popularity, the cinema is now open all year round.
John, one of the Trustees, said: "People always tell me that this cinema is bringing the community together in an informal atmosphere. It is not just a cinema, it’s a social event. It is treasured by so many local people and has brought new life to the Pavilion.”