See Cinema Scheme
SeeCinema is the East Cambridgeshire rural film kit scheme. It is run by ADeC and is open to any community in Cambridgeshire (excluding South Cambs which runs their own hire scheme). The scheme is free to join but we would expect groups to reguarly programme films. Use of the equipment to community gropus is subject to a fee of £50 + VAT. It is also available for private hire please contact ADeC for more information.
There are two parts to the scheme:
- the physical equipment that you need to show films
- support with booking and promoting the films you want to show
The SeeCinema kit is a portable, digital cinema kit. It consists of:
- a data projector
- a portable screen (6’ by 8’)
- a DVD/VHS video player
- a sound system
The screen and sound system are large enough for up to 100-150 people to see a film, depending on the shape of your room.
The equipment has been set up for the scheme and is very simple to put together: no technician is needed. We ask groups that join the scheme to come to a free training session to learn how to put the kit together safely and effectively themselves.
The kit will fit in a car (estate or larger car, or smaller car with the seats down). It is not heavy, but at least two people are needed to put up and take down the screen and it is helpful to have two people to set up the projector and make sure it is properly focussed.
ADeC provides support to groups joining the scheme. We can help you plan a programme, put together your budget, and promote your film. If you would like to use this support please contact ADeC and we will arrange one to one sessions with our Arts Development Manager, Events Manager or Marketing Manager, as required.
We also help with booking films: there is a separate information sheet included in this pack with full details on how to book films. Films are available to hire through Filmbank. if you wish to charge admission or promote your screening - you will need a commercial single title licence which we can arrange for you, cost is normally £80 + vat for the screening which allows you to screen the film legally. If you are using a public venue - village hall etc, you need to check the venue's premises licence includes film.
A new tailor-made screening licence has been launched for local film societies and community cinemas by MPLC and BFFS (British Federation of Film Societies)