As some of you know we have partnered up with the UK’s leading independent cinema group, Curzon to bring you great films at Firstsite. The collaboration marks the first time that Curzon has ever partnered with a public gallery. Launched in June 2017, we will screen a wide range of independent and mainstream films in our state-of-the-art 188-seat tiered auditorium with digital cinema technology. This will complement our already successful programme of live screenings of theatre, opera and ballet performances.

The Curzon group, which is currently constructing a cinema venue in Colchester nearby on Queen Street, will work closely with Firstsite to create a film programme that rivals those at its cinemas across the UK, whilst also responding to Firstsite’s exhibition programme, and coinciding with events in the town. The programme promises something for everyone, right in the heart of Colchester. Firstsite will be presenting a varied cinematic calendar of both matinees and evening showings.

Firstsite’s fully-stocked bar will be serving refreshments before performances and during live-screening intervals. During matinees, visitors can also enjoy the delicious range of food and drink at We Walk the Line, the social enterprise café that opened in March.

Says Firstsite Director, Sally Shaw:

‘Our partnership with Curzon will bring the people of Colchester and the surrounding area some fantastic cinema. From foreign films and family movies to National Theatre live performances, the diverse programme will add yet another option to the array of activities that visitors to Firstsite can enjoy.’

Check our What’s On Guide for more info: www.firstsite.uk/whats-on or use #FilmatFirstsitee