Cinema comes to Broadwindsor thanks to Big Lottery


Ian Butcher and Nigel Budden

Broadwindsor Comrades Hall has been awarded a £6,000 grant to screen its own movies.

Money from The Big Lottery’s Awards for All England fund has paid for a large screen, a ceiling-mounted projector and a Blu Ray DVD player, which have been installed in time for the showing of the film Effie Gray on 9 January.

New stage lighting and spotlights for live presentations are also being put in.

“It’s great news,” said hall committee member Ian Butcher. “The hall has run a very successful programme of films over the years through rural film company Moviola but recent price increases meant it was becoming unviable.

“We wanted to carry on because the film evenings we have are always popular and it’s a great way to bring people from the village and wider community together.”

So the committee agreed to seek funding. Moviola will still supply the films but the hall…

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