Thursday, 3 July 2014

July update

Quite a lot has happened since the Pop Up Cinema...

Despite some pretty awful weather early in the year we have cracked-on with the build and are pretty much on schedule and on budget.   

There have been one or two hurdles along the way, but by September, Fletcher in Rye CIC will have completed the construction phase of the project and then it's over to The Kino for the fit-out - in preparation for the opening later this year.

The Old Library buiding has been insulated and re-roofed.   Although we're waiting to finish the lead-work as "Pearl and Dean" the Herring Gull chicks are taking longer to leave home than expected.   Never mind, we'll wait.

The fabric of the main auditorium is nearing completion.   This will be the "Red" screen and will seat approximately 100 people.

 Keep checking back for more photos

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.