The Beacon Blog

Keep up to date on progress... and let us know what you think. We're looking for support, but also for suggestions!

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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