Work is progressing well on the second screen for the Errol Flynn Filmhouse, opened three years ago by Royal & Derngate. Built alongside the existing cinema, the new screen is due to be completed later this spring.
The Errol Flynn Filmhouse, named after one of the Royal’s most famous alumni, first opened its doors to the public in June 2013 and has since built up a loyal following.
Since then it has welcomed more than 164,000 people, providing a first class cinema-going experience with its 88 luxurious leather reclining seats.
The second screen has been designed by One17, the same architects and interior designers responsible for the existing cinema, to similar specifications. The Filmhouse will feature a new raised terrace planned to run between its two screens, providing an enhanced outdoor seating area for customers to enjoy pre-screening refreshments.
The steel frame structure is complete, and the walls are now being clad in cedar wood, which will age and colour naturally. Inside the structure the floor screed has gone down, and in the coming week the internal works will commence. Local firm GM Lawrence will be starting work on the electrical first fix.
Local film enthusiasts have been offered the opportunity to be part of the new development by sponsoring a seat in the new screening room, which can be named after a loved one or used to recognise a club or business. Anyone interested can find out more by visiting the cinema’s website or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the few remaining seats.
Martin Sutherland, chief executive of Royal & Derngate and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse, said: “With the second screen, we will be able to continue to offer a diverse range of films from the more niche documentaries, cult classics and arthouse films to the best of the new mainstream releases, while also presenting even more films closer to their initial release date.”Back to Latest News