We’ve jotted down answers to the questions we’ve been asked about the Mobile Cinema coming to Newmarket from 9th to 19th February. We hope these answers give you information you need to make your bookings and enjoy this unique event in Newmarket!
Location of the cinema
The mobile cinema is located on The Severals, near to the Clock Tower and High Street.
Parking will be available in the Newmarket car parks and charges will apply as per the normal terms/timings of each car park. There is no parking on The Severals.
Food, snacks and drinks will be available to purchase for each showing. Choices will include burgers, popcorn, hot and cold drinks, sweets and snacks.
There is a ramp access to the Mobile Cinema. Due to the mobile nature of the unit, there will be some accessibility restrictions. Please contact our project partners, Abbeygate Cinema with specific queries. Call 01284 754477.
This will be governed by the age limit guidance of each film. Please check the guidance level of each film before you book. There are no specific baby friendly showings, but please just attend as you would a normal cinema.
Please contact Abbeygate Cinema in the first instance on 01284 754477.
How many does the Mobile Cinema seat?
It has capacity for 100 people and can show up to 4 film showings per day.
Why is the Mobile Cinema in Newmarket?
The Racing Museum relocated from the Jockey Club-owned Subscription Rooms at 99 High Street to the restored Palace House & Stables in 2016. This now empty venue could be redeveloped into a fully equipped, 3-screen picture-house community cinema which would provide a homely viewing experience, in prime location on the High Street.
Working in close partnership with the Jockey Club, the Newmarket Charitable Foundation is planning to seek funding to refurbish the building and appoint a commercial cinema operator partner – whilst ensuring that the film programmes meet the charitable needs of public benefit, and may include festivals, school projects etc.
This project will bring a listed building of great historic significance which has fallen into disrepair back into public use, providing a huge community benefit (research continues to underpin the overwhelming appetite for a cinema in the town) and assisting in the transformation of the High Street. For the full information, go to our Projects page.
We need your feedback on this project, so please make sure you complete our questionnaire.
Should the project go forward, your views will form part of the project evidence for funding.
Any further questions
Please contact us at [email protected]