Nantwich Family Films @ 4 screens films for families in the town on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 4pm.
The aim of the community cinema project is to provide a low cost and local place where families can enjoy time together watching films. With no dedicated in the cinema in the town, and only one multiplex cinema a few miles away, the cost and convenience of going to the cinema can be prohibitive. With this in mind, and with a modern comfortable venue, Nantwich Methodist Church decided to launch Nantwich Family Films @ 4 following consultation revealing the need for such a project.
Funding was obtained from a variety of local, regional and national organisations to purchase the equipment needed to set up the project, including a 4m wide screen. The project was launched in January 2014 by Edward Timpson, the local MP and Children and Families Minister, with over 80 people in attendance. Recent films include Paddington and The Boxtrolls – where children could make and decorate their own box from which they could watch the film!
Family tickets cost just £10 (covering up to 2 adults & 4 children) with individual tickets charged at £4. Fresh popcorn is on sale for a £1, and there is a team of volunteers who help steward and ensure things run smoothly.
In 2014, Nantwich Family Films @ 4 received a commendation at the National Film Society awards for ‘Best New Community Cinema’.
Each month a link is posted on their Facebook page for people to buy tickets online through Eventbrite. They are also available for purchase at Nantwich Civic Centre and Nantwich Bookshop in person, and on the door.