We are very excited to announce that The Kinema will be one of the venues across the UK hosting the BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2013. We will be showing a selection of feature films and short films over the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May. Details and tickets
The Kinema in the Woods started life as a sports and entertainment pavilion dated from the late 19th Century. The pavilion sat in the grounds of The Victoria Hotel, looking over tennis courts, croquet lawns and gardens, until The Victoria Hotel burnt down on Easter Sunday 1920, this led to the relationship between the hotel and the pavilion being severed.
The pavilion was transformed into a cinema which opened its doors on Monday September 11th 1922 at 7pm. The first film to be shown was intended to be “The Lion Eaters”, however the film failed to arrive and a Charlie Chaplin film was shown in its place.
Last year’s festival (Leicester Square):