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The Kinema in the Woods

I had my first experience of this quaint little Cinema when I was about 5 years old to see Watership Down with my grandmother

Only a few miles away from where I grew up, the old fashioned Kinema was a regular visit to see the latest movies

Nestled in the woods at Woodhall Spa, it always attracted crowds and has been going since 1922

 All the years I have frequented the Kinema in the Woods, it has still had that special place in my heart

My parents have both been going for years and remember when the front section was deck chairs

I’ve dragged friends and colleagues there from far away, and they have been in love with the Kinema too

The Organ even comes out of the floor in the interval

I was over the moon when I heard that they were having an open day, with a chance to see behind the scenes

including the projector room

I love also seeing all of the old rolls of footage

And a vintage telephone in the back room.

I was loving every minute seeing behind the scenes

We even had the chance to see the in house Organist Alan Underwood

Not only did we hear the organ play but we then had a chance to pop in to the organ chamber

Pipes everywhere

The Old fashioned Kinema always remains my first choice to watch a film.

If it’s a multiplex or the Kinema…this wins hands down!

I also loved seeing the Singer Sewing Machine nestled away for any last minute repairs

And a classic motor car

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  1. Angela on September 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    This cinema looks incredible, what a wonderful place to watch a film. It reminds me of ‘Cinema Paradiso’ if you ever saw it.
    Would you believe we were talking about Watership Down today at lunchtime. I rented the film last year when my daughter was 4, thinking it was a ‘cutesy’ rabbit film! Let’s just say she wasn’t impressed!

  2. michael turp on May 31, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I went to see”Our man Flint”in the early 60’s when i was stationed at RAF Cranwell and still wonderful memories all these years later.

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