Cinema as ‘formative’ experience

I’ve just spent the afternoon at The Light New Brighton watching Night at the Museum 3 with the wife and kids, followed by a meal at Prezzo. Brilliant. Funny. Well made. A good, but not outstanding, farewell to Robin Williams. A great way to spend sadly all too rare, quality, time with the family, and […]

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So this is Christmas…

We recently screened the Mariinsky Ballet’s Nutcracker at Hoylake Community Cinema. What a wonderful event it was… Behind the scenes it takes a team of volunteers many hours of preparation for every screening… and since each event costs upwards of £500 to put on we need to make sure that we make it work. Normally […]

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This is nothing new…

In 2004, Wirral Council commissioned a ‘Masterplan’ for Hoylake and West Kirby. It makes fascinating reading. There’s reference in there to a proposed project SH8: Beacon for the Coast. Here is the relevant extract: Beacon for the Coast, North Parade, Hoylake – SH8   3.137  Planning permission has been granted for the relocation of the […]

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First things first

When Hoylake Community Cinema started in 2011 it was hoped, of course, that people would like it. They did. It has been a resounding success and enjoys tremendous support from the community. People travel surprising distances to come to it! When a neighbourhood plan survey conducted by community planning forum Hoylake Vision showed that a […]

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