Lynton with its population of 2,000 people is as far as we know, the smallest town in the country to have a full-time cinema.
In the summer months, there are generally two performances daily, one for the family and the other for general audiences.
In the winter, one performance nightly at 8.00pm plus a matinee on a Monday afternoon at 2.30pm
The ‘Lynton Picturedrome’ opened in 1916, this not being suitable for sound films, was superceded by the BB Cinema in 1930. This closed in 1961 owing to the death of the owner and the films transferred for the next 38 years on a part-time basis to the Lynton Town Hall; after the retirement of the operator it was decided to return a full-time cinema back to Lynton when the grade II listed former Methodist Chapel became available.
An intimate modern picture palace was created in this building, opening in the spring of 2001, seating only 68 persons, comfortable seats with plenty of leg room has been provided, Dolby SR sound, full air conditioning in the summer months and full central heating in the winter, running as near release films as possible and special presentations throughout the year. Full disabled access and toilet is provided.
Our sound system is now full Dolby Digital.
Seats can be booked in advance by calling 01598 753 397
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