Cinema Club will host town’s first film festival


SELSEY Cinema Club is expanding its service and putting on the town’s 
first-ever Film Festival this spring.

The 15-day festival, titled ‘How Soon is Now?’, was made possible by £2,500 funding from Film Hub South East.

It will provide a selection of sci-fi films from April 10 to 25.

Sam Tate, organiser of the club, said films shown would be a wide range of iconic movies, from older classics such as Things to Come, made in 1936, to newer blockbusters such as Never Let Me Go.

“We are very grateful to Film Hub South East for supporting us and allowing us to 
experiment with screening films that we would not normally risk programming,” he said.

“They have all been chosen because fundamentally they are really cracking, entertaining and enjoyable films.”

The club, set up by the town council, has been providing movie screenings every other Monday evening, in the town hall, since 2013.

It installed its own equipment earlier this year to increase the number of performances that can be screened thanks to £3,000 in 
funding from West Sussex County Council and £5,000 from the British Film Institute (BFI) Neighbourhood Cinema programme.

It now hosts a regular young person’s film 
club in which young people are responsible 
for programming, marketing and screening of the films.

The club is looking to launch a lunchtime film club for older residents, where they can enjoy a hot meal, a film and some companionship.

To find out more or to book tickets for 
any showings, call Sam Tate on 01243 605803 or visit