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Festival Venues 2022

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 2022 Festival. The capacity is 40, 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 11 years, and we can screen from any format - so unlike most open air providers, we can screen brand new films. Capacity is 1,000.
Bring a picnic basket, blanket or chair, and be part of one of the most fun events in the Festival.
For 2022, we present Elvis, West Side Story and Lightyear.

Priory Rd, Chichester, PO19 1NS

Leconfield Hall, Petworth

We welcome a new venue to the 2022 Festival.
This brand new 90-seater cinema in the region has recently started up in Petworth.

Market Square, Petworth GU28 0AH

The Guildhall

After its debut in 2022 - hosting two films with live music - we are back at the Guildhall with a special screening of Earth, with live Piano accompaniment by John Sweeney.
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.

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.

New Park Rd, Chichester, PO19 7XY

Chichester Cathedral

The renowned cathedral returns for the second time as a Festival venue.
This year we will screen Pasolini's The Gospel According to St Matthew at this beautiful venue.

West Street, Chichester, PO19 1PX

Cineworld Chichester

We welcome back Chichester Cineworld to the Film Festival.
There will be a Teen Takeover in Screen 3 (capacity of 95), as 5 young programmers select, promote, and host a film.
The Talented Mr Ripley is their choice this year.

Chichester Gate, Chichester PO19 8EL