Cinema and Media
LABC South west building excellence Awards 2017 - Best Inclusive Building
The Newlyn Filmhouse provides a new two-screen cultural cinema with a café bar in a former fish store on the Coombe in Newlyn, Cornwall. Burrell Foley Fischer worked closely with the owners to find a suitable site in the area for their vision. Externally the conversion makes use of existing large shuttered openings at ground and first floor level and retains the character and appearance of the building as a former light industrial building. The interior design of the screens will take inspiration from the venue's coastal location, whilst providing comfortable seats and state-of-the-art digital projection facilities.
The film programme includes a wide range of independent and world films, feature documentaries, archive films as well as cultural activities, including live streamed events such as plays, opera, dance and exhibition openings. The Filmhouse complements and enhances the existing cultural and commercial enterprises in town, including the Newlyn Gallery and the Newlyn Art School. In September 2016, Newlyn Filmhouse was featured on an episode of Film Programme on BBC Radio 4.