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Friday 20 April 2012

Tiny Cinema

During our week off back in March we visited our friends at Henstead and we all went into Southwold together. Merriel Gardiner is a freelance writer and was working on an article for Suffolk and Norfolk Life Magazine, which she called 'Cinema Paradiso' (which just happens to be one of my favourite films). Merriel took us to see the tiny Electric Picture Palace. It was just like taking a step back in time. The Southwold Film Society have been enthusiastically showing films there since 1998.

This cinema was created from an old stable block. It has been named after the first Southwold Cinema which opened in 1912 and has been designed in this period. With just 68 seats and a small box office, this cinema also has a tiny box office, circle and it's own 'Tiny Whrlitzer'.

We have promised one another we will attend in 20's costume one evening later in the year.

It was a beautiful day so after the cinema we walked around the town and then river where we enjoyed a coffee in the sunshine. Hard to imagine we did that on 20th March and now on 20th April it is so wet!

Thanks for showing us this special tiny corner of Suffolk.

Contact Details:
Manager: John Bennett
Southwold Film Society,
1 Barnaby Green, Southwold IP18 6AP
Box Office: Electric Picture Palace, Blackmill Road, Southwold
Tel: 07815 769565
The Box Office is open Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 noon.

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