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Festival Venues 2023

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 five screenings per day during the 2023 Film Festival, including the Opening and Closing Galas.

New Park Rd, Chichester, PO19 7XY

Studio

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 Asteroid City, Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny and Elementalr.

Priory Rd, Chichester, PO19 1NS

The Guildhall

After its debut in 2021 - hosting two films with live music - we are back at the Guildhall with a special screening.
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

St. John's Chapel

St John’s Chapel is a rare example of a Georgian proprietary chapel, and home to our Silent Films with live musical accompaniment since 2012. A gothic venue with wonderful atmosphere.

5 St John's St, Chichester PO19 1UR