History of Films

Wivelsfield Films was formed in December 2008 with the object (as stated in its constitution) “of providing the inhabitants of the Parish of Wivelsfield and the neighbourhood thereof access to up-to-date film releases and social activity.”


The first film screened was ‘Quantum of Solace’ in January 2009 and July 2013 saw the 50th. – The Great Gatsby. We celebrated the event with a free drink for every member of the audience and a ticket number raffle with prizes including a free 3 course meal for two at the Cock Inn and a voucher for a free seat at Wivelsfield Films for a year.

Early in 2010 Wivelsfield Films received support from Grassroots Grants (managed by the Community Development Foundation) which enabled wider publicity and a subsequent increase in audiences.

During the years of operation many blockbusters have been shown including The King’s Speech,   War Horse,   Slumdog Millionaire,   The Artist,   Skyfall,    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,   The Iron Lady,   Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince,   The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Philomena,  Captain Phillips,  Gravity,  Saving Mr Banks,  Spectre,  The Railway Man, The Lady in the Van, Bridget Jone’s Baby and, for the children,  Toy Story 3  and   Shrek.

 The screening of popular films has continued into 2017 with A Cat named Bob, Cully, LaLa Land and many more..


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