Chichester Cinema at New Park

Chichester Cinema was initially begun by Roger Gibson (still its Artistic Consultant, and Director of Chichester International Film Festival) in 1979 as the ‘Chichester College Adult Education Film Society’, showing films on 16mm once a week at the city’s College of Arts, Science & Technology.

By 1986 it was known as Chichester City Film Society, showing a wide variety of world cinema and independent film, and moved to its present home in the New Park Community Centre (a building dating from 1888) at New Park Road.

The cinema has developed steadily ever since – acquiring a 35mm projector and beginning to operate as a full-time theatrical venue in 1988, launching the annual Chichester International Film Festival in 1992, and successfully fundraising for an upgrade to DCP projection in 2012 – and has become a key part of Chichester’s cultural and community life.

Telephone: 01243 786 650


Address: Chichester Cinema, New Park Road, Chichester PO19 7XY, UK

Region: South East

Type: Cinema

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