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Festival Venues 2021

Main Auditorium

The auditorium at New Park is the central location for the Film Festival. It seats 115 people and is equipped with all the latest cinema projection technology. There will be four screenings per day during the 2021 Film Festival, including the Opening and Closing Galas.

New Park Rd, Chichester, PO19 7XY


The Studio will screen five films per day throughout the 2021 Festival. The capacity is 30, and screenings will be sourced from either BluRay, DVD, MP4 or direct stream from the Distributor.

New Park Rd, Chichester, PO19 7XY

Priory Park

This has been the location of our Open Air Screenings for 10 years, and we can screen from any format - so unlike most open air providers, we can screen brand new films. Normal capacity is 1,000, but we have voluntarily reduced the capacity to 600 for 2021 due to the Covid pandemic.
Bring a picnic basket, blanket or chair, and be part of one of the most fun events in the Festival.
For 2021, we present South Pacific, In the Heights and Space Jam: A New Legacy.

Priory Rd, Chichester, PO19 1NS

Slindon Cinema

Joining the Festival as a screening venue for the first time in 2019, this 35mm only cinema is the brainchild of Joe Cornick. Born in the 21st Century (yes!), this young man has a real passion for cinema and traditional projection. It is our pleasure to partner with Slindon Cinema. Capacity 60 - 90.
For 2021, we present Dirk Bogarde's Accident, along with three Christopher Nolan films: The Prestige, The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk.

Slindon, Arundel, BN18 0QU


A first time venue in 2021 - hosting two films with live music. Screening from BluRay/DVD, this beautiful and historic room (poet & artist William Blake was on trial at the Guildhall in 1804) holds 60-90 people.
Screening this year: An Evening with Spike Wells & the QOW Trio, featuring the documentary A Love Supreme; plus The Golem, with live Piano accompaniment by John Sweeney.

Priory Rd, Chichester, PO19 1NS

Picture Palace

A 1920's wheat thresher forms the base for this 'gypsy' caravan turned into a 13-15 seat cinema. Original 1940's cinema fittings and nine original film-based paintings complete the quirkiest cinema screen on the south coast. Screens from BluRay and DVD. In 2021, this screen will be used for any extra screenings that are required due to sell-outs in the Studio.

New Park Rd, Chichester, PO19 7XY