Chichester Cinema at New Park A uniquely Independent Cinema dedicated to screening the best in film from the UK and Abroad

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Chichester Cinema at New Park

Chichester Cinema is an independent cinema that shows over 300 films and 1500 screenings annually at its home in New Park.

Programming includes the best of contemporary and classic cinema from Britain, Europe and America, as well as award-winning international films, retrospectives, education events and film seasons.

Situated in a Victorian school building, and adjoining the ancient Roman walls of the city, the Cinema’s charm is truly unique. It is the longest running cinema in the area (opened on the 20th September 1979 with Woody Allen’s ‘Love and Death’), and has built a dedicated following over these years, with patrons coming from all around the south knowing that this is a venue that screens the best in cinema from around the world.

Chichester Cinema is home to the 18-day Chichester International Film Festival, this year celebrating its 25th year, showcasing previews and premieres, over 100 feature films, Q&As with visiting directors and talks supporting the programming. The cinema seats 120 in the main auditorium, 40 in the Studio, it has a bar and a car park.

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