Our second screen is open!

Our second screen opens today (Friday 7 April). Built alongside the existing cinema adjacent to Royal & Derngate, the new screen will make even more showings available of the very best in world, independent, British and mainstream films, along with live screenings of theatre, ballet and opera events from around the world.

The Errol Flynn Filmhouse, named after one of the Royal’s most famous alumni, opened its doors in June 2013, and has since built up a loyal following, welcoming over 170,000 people to see films and providing a first class cinema-going experience with its 88 luxurious leather reclining seats.

Our new building is of a similar look and style, clad in cedar wood, with 83 seats of the same design as the original. Running parallel to the current Errol Flynn Filmhouse and with a new raised terrace, the new cinema provides an enhanced outdoor seating area for customers to enjoy carefully selected local refreshments.

The wide-ranging programme of films being shown across the two screens over the coming weeks includes the adaptation of Julian BarnesThe Sense Of An Ending, the psychological French thriller Elle, Oscar-winning Persian drama The Salesman, the true-story of The Lost City Of Z, classic movie The Elephant Man and the insightful documentary I Am Not Your Negro.

Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of Royal & Derngate and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse, said: “We are very excited to see our second screen open its doors to the public, offering even more opportunities for everyone to enjoy the affordable, unrivalled Errol Flynn Filmhouse experience. We are grateful to our partners, Arts Council England, Carlsberg and Northampton Borough Council for their support for this next phase.”

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