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Lynton Cinema, Lynton

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Spacious seating for 68 with ample leg room.

Dolby SR Sound

Special Presentations

Full digital projection with new super high quality screen image and a greatly enhanced sound experience!

Disabled access and toilet.

The History of Lynton Cinema

Lynton's first cinema, the “Picturedrome”, opened in the Foresters' Hall in 1916 and showed silent movies until 1930. With the advent of talking pictures the location of the cinema moved to the forer Congregational Church and became known as the “B.B. Cinema”.

When the owner Major Blackhurst died in 1961, the cinema closed and the property sold off for £2950. Thereafter films were screened for many years on a part-time basis at Lynton Town Hall.

This was far from ideal and it was felt that the only way forward, would be to have a seven-day a week operation showing up to date films in its own premises.

In 1999 the Methodist Chapel in Lee Road closed and was purchased by North Devon Council. They offered part of the grade 2 listed building as a venue for a new cinema. Money was raised through obtaining various grants and the sponsoring of seats and equipment. After months of hard work, by dedicated groups of people, the Lynton Cinema finally opened its doors on Friday 1st June 2001 with the film Bridget Jones Diary.

This intimate new cinema has a seating capacity of just fewer than 100 patrons, creating a unique atmosphere. All the latest films will be screened approximately two weeks after their first release date.

Fully equipped with Dolby stereo surround sound, modern 35mm projection equipment and comfortable seating with more than ample legroom, Lynton's new cinema is a huge achievement to all those involved and definitely well worth visiting.
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  • fantastic little local cinema wish I could go more often plenty of room in the comfy seats friendly staff and volunteers  more »
  • Despite visiting the area for many years, we had never gone to this dear little cinema. We had a lovely evening, watched 'Last Christmas' along with about twenty other people (though it looked as if.....  more »
  • Such a lovely little village cinema. Had no idea it was here but lovely to see it is supported. Comfy, relaxed, clean & tidy & friendly staff 💜
  • When the curtains opened took me back years. Well done to them for using this space. Saw rocket Man excellent

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