Sunday, 15 December 2013

Pop Up Cinema in Rye

The Buttermarket - the vaulted area under the Town Hall was turned into a 20-seat cinema showing "It's a Wonderful Life".

As a little taste of what's to come - Fletcher and Kino got together on Saturday 14th December for the the first of (hopefully) many free, informal screenings of classic films.

On one of the coldest nights of the year, a hardy few sat through the whole film - but over 100 people came to see what we were doing, giving us a chance to explain the plan,   There was unanimous support and that wasn't just because of the free mulled-wine.

Who are we?

Fletcher in Rye CIC

A group of local residents with experience in Business, Banking and Theatre.

We came together originally to try to establish a theatre in The Monastery and promote the name of John Fletcher - the Jacobean playwright, and colleague of Shakespeare - who was born in Rye. The group’s focus switched to Lion Street when it was threatened with redevelopment.

We're building links with local businesses (including Jonathan Dunn Architects and Kino Digital) - helping us preserve Rye’s heritage by establishing creative and sustainable uses for its historic and potentially redundant buildings.