The Picture House, Uckfield, shortlisted for Cinema of the Year 2016.

Uckfield Picture House shortlisted for Cinema of the Year 2016

The Picture House in Uckfield which won Best Independent Cinema in Europe award in 2015 has been shortlisted for Cinema of the Year 2016.

The Screen Awards recognise excellence in UK film distribution, exhibition, marketing, publicity and brand partnerships.

Industry experts

The Picture House shortlisted nomination is in the 24 screens and under category. It will be debated by an independent jury of industry experts who will select the winner to be announced at an awards ceremony in October.

Locally The Picture House has two nominations in the Uckfield Business Awards 2016, for Business of the Year and Customer Service.

Cinema owner Kevin Markwick said the nominations couldn’t come at a better time for The Picture House.

Centenary year

“2016 is our centenary year and there are few independent cinemas still showing films 100 years after they first opened,” he said.

“They also come after two years of extensive refurbishment of the cinema. All three screens have been refurbished with new comfortable seating, expanded Dolby 7.1 surround sound, curtains (tabs as they are known in the business), new wall decoration and guide lighting.

“Finally a total redesign of the foyer to take us forward for the next 100 years.

“The acquisition of The Picture House Restaurant opposite the cinema has proved very successful and compliments the film lovers’ night out and enables The Picture House to hold many film-based events.”

• Contact details for The Picture House Cinema and Restaurant can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Cinema or Restaurants.

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