Deptford Cinema Building – January Update!

Last Friday the staircase was installed and it was a very proud moment!

Building work has been progressing well since just before Christmas. The ground floor has been raised to create three levels, and this will maximise the space in the basement for screenings. Last Friday the staircase was installed and this week, the partitions will go up so the space will really begin to take shape!

Although it will be a number of weeks before the build is complete, the intention is to prioritise work in the basement so that screenings can begin as soon as possible. The cafe, dark room and studio will then be completed as quickly as possible.

Can You Help? Our Top Priorities: We need cheap options to source the following materials:
– Carpet
– Flooring
– Electrical Wiring
– Shopfront glazing
– Piping

We are also looking for a plumber and electrician who would be willing to do the required works for very little money, or even better, for free! If you know anyone who might want to volunteer, please ask them to get in touch by emailing

Get Involved In Building The Cinema
If you would like to get involved in any way, you are absolutely, 100%, totally welcome! You don’t need any specialist skills or tools, just lots of enthusiasm and as much or as little time as you can give.

Building work takes place on weekday evenings from 5pm until 9pm and on Saturdays from 11am until 4pm. If you can help, please get in touch with Stuart by emailing him –
This week’s most needed:
1. Kettle
2. Printer
3. Hot Water Urn
4. Paper Guillotine

NEWS: Deptford Cinema Does Deptford Market.

On a very chilly Saturday just before Christmas, some hardy volunteers spent the day manning a stall on Deptford Market, meeting local people and spreading news of the cinema to the community. The support we received was fantastic and the plan is to have a stall on the market at least once a month. When the cinema opens, you’ll be able to buy tickets and merchandise from the stall, and of course just stop by and have a chat!

Last Friday the staircase was installed and it was a very proud moment!
Future Programming

By the end of January the building work will be advanced enough to begin holding events.

We’ll let you know what films we’ll be showing once the basement screening room is ready to go. Don’t forget that our programme of feature films for 12-24 year olds, supported by Cinemania will also kick off soon.

Our next public meeting will be this Sunday at 4pm in the cinema space.

Address: 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ
Twitter: @DeptfordCinema

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