PFS is pleased to announce our limited autumn season program focusing on our most popular annual events; Recovery Festival, Short Cuts Local Film Festival and our I Am Only Human II film screenings and Art Awards Ceremony thanks to support from Portsmouth Guildhall and Kings Theatre.
Keep on the lookout for our upcoming drive-in season.
Last year we delivered our first autumn indoor program during the challenging COVID 19 transition period and launched Southsea Community Cinema at the same time investing in state of the art film screening equipment for Southsea Community Cinema.
We are actively engaged to secure a permanent home and look forward to bringing you a full program in the near future.
At the box office. Payment by contactless card or phone is encouraged, but failing that chip & PIN is an option. If electronic payment is not possible then you may pay with cash but please have the correct sum ready.
A volunteer at the door will confirm that seats are available and ensure that you are COVID compliant and before directing you to your seats.
You must wear a mask or have proof that you are exempt. The wearing of a face mask is required until you exit the premise. It should be removed only while eating and drinking then replaced immediately. Free masks are available on our box office table next to sanitising station.
Disinfect your hands.
Complete the NHS Test and Trace on your mobile or complete the NHS Test and Trace contact sheet.
Please observe the one-way path marked out on the floor.
One of our catering volunteers will soon visit you to ask whether you would like any drinks or sweets brought to you. They will be able to take payment at the seat – ideally using contactless payment but failing that exact change is acceptable.
Please remain seated unless you need to visit the lavatory. If you do, please maintain social distance from others. As you leave please remember to leave the cubicle door open and turn the card that is hanging on the door over to display the red ‘awaiting disinfection‘ sign.
All seats are 1.6 meters away from other rows and separated from adjoining groups by a table. Air conditioning will be on 100% in the venue because of the government recommendation.
Portsmouth moved to the tier 3 Covid restrictions, our last screenings will be on 18th Dec.
Friday 18th December
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1h 29m. FREE
It may not be the finest version of Charles Dickens’ tale to grace the screen, but The Muppet Christmas Carol is funny and heartwarming, and serves as a good introduction to the story for young viewers. (SOLD OUT)
It’s Wonderful Life (PG) USA 1946 130min
It is the ultimate ‘feel-good’ film. Starring the unforgettable James Stewart as George Bailey, the man who receives the greatest Christmas gift of all. A superb ensemble cast includes Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore; this high-spirited Christmas tale is directed by the immortal Frank Capra.
This screening originally planned for 19th December, because this film is popular, we decided to show on Friday 18th December.
Merry Christmas and Happy New year folks. Stay safe.
Southsea Community Cinema is hosting its first season at the Glass House in the Pyramid Centre with its 2020-21 winter program. Along with many other community cinemas across the country who are working successfully with local councils, universities, schools and community groups across the UK, Southsea Community Cinema will deliver world class films and film related activities providing a much desired cultural outlet.
As a member of the UK Cinema For All organisation, we strive to show films that deal with contemporary issues affecting our community. In addition to showing a broad array of films from around the world enhanced with guest speakers and themed exhibitions, we will be running film making classes for all ages and host local film making competitions.’ says Aysegul Epengin, the cinema development manager. She adds: Thank you very much to Portsmouth City Council, BH Live-The Pyramids Centre, BFI FAN, SPACEHIVE, INTO FILMS and PEARL&DEAN for supporting our cinema in these uncertain times.
Working with local organizations, Southsea Community Cinema programming will continue the tradition of delivering community focused film festivals; Green Festival, LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Short::Cuts Film Festival, Black History Month season. Our opening features, Recovery Festival III highlighting issues facing those individuals in recovery with panel discussions with organizations providing support in Portsmouth to individuals and their families.
Family focused programming will favour rich and educational film examples rather than the run-of-the-mill blockbuster films. Film-making workshops will encourage students to produce their mini stories and share them with the public. At the Glass House we will resume the I AM ONLY HUMAN II class for 17 young adults telling stories on film about how crime in Portsmouth affects them and their peers. The class is being conducted in partnership with the Hampshire Constabulary.
Having operated out of the University of Portsmouth for the past several years and following on the success of the Sunset outdoor summer programs, Portsmouth Film Society is one step closer to having a permanent home in Southsea.
In anticipation of the Government’s loosening of COVID restrictions in December, Portsmouth Film Society is pleased to announce the winter season of the Southsea Community Cinema at the Portsmouth Pyramids Glass House.
Films will be shown on Friday and Saturday after 3rd of December 2020 within 3 month long winter program. Southsea Community Cinema will deliver world class films providing a much-desired cultural outlet following COVID-19 guidance. We will wait to see what the Government plans further and we will adapt ourselves with the regional tier requirements.
Family-focused programming will favour rich and educational film examples rather than the run-of-the-mill blockbuster films. Film-making workshops will encourage students to produce their mini stories and share them with the public. At the Glass House we will resume the I AM ONLY HUMAN II class for 17 young adult students telling stories on film about how crime in Portsmouth affects them and their peers. The class is being conducted in partnership with the Hampshire Constabulary. Southsea Cinema will also set a regular online film watching program with https://yourscreen.net and kids film club with https://www.intofilm.org
All events are open to the public with screenings free for people who work in NHS as a career. Tickets: £5 or £6 each, can be purchased here:
First two weeks film program will be announced soon. Covid-19 rules: We are following social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Attendees need to comply with the current regulations around face coverings. Masks are required to be worn for the duration of time in the venue. Your details will be collected for track and trace on arrival. You will have your temperature checked on entry. If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, high temperature, loss of taste and/or smell, or a new continuous cough then you should refrain from attending.
Southsea Community Cinema wishes to thank our loyal film audience, volunteers and organizations who have supported us over the years to make this dream a reality. In particular, the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council, BFI FAN Film Hub South West and The Lottery Fund.
We will run a part time cinema with 40 seats and educational activities for all ages. Our screenings will be Friday and Saturday evenings and our educational activities will be Saturday afternoon for winter season. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. firstname.lastname@example.org
Along with many other community cinemas across the country who have been working successfully with local councils, universities, schools and community groups across the UK, Southsea Community Cinema will deliver world class films providing a much-desired cultural outlet following COVID-19 guidance. We will wait to see that the Government plans further and we will adapt to regional tier requirements. Our tier system/ lockdown systems in the regions of the UK and how cinemas are affected here: