Community cinema chairman resigns

17:00 16 February 2012

Honiton Community Cinema set to continue despite chairman’s resignation.

The chairman of Honiton Community Cinema has stood down due to work commitments.

Marianne Harman, who helped to establish the project, told the Midweek Herald that she no longer has the time to put into the community cinema.

“I have stood down because work commitments mean that I don’t have the time to put into the project any more.

“However, this was all planned some time ago and everything is in place for a thriving community cinema.”

Secretary Peter Corke is standing in until a new chairman can be found.

She added: “Everyone has worked hard and given up a lot of their own time to make it a success.

“It’s a shame to be going at such an exciting time, but I know that the committee who have worked so hard to bring cinema to Honiton will take it on to new pastures.

“We are lucky to have had a huge amount of support from people in the town and I hope that more people will come and see what the community cinema has to offer and, of course, offer their own ideas.”

Regular screenings take place in the Mackarness Hall and future films to be shown include Oranges and Sunshine and The Woman in Black.

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris will be the next big screen offering from the cinema, which will be shown on Friday, in the Mackarness Hall.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets are available at Honiton Toy Shop or Honiton Tourist Information Centre.

They can also be purchased on the door.


Other News Stories

Yesterday, 19:30
Plans have been lodged for Hillside House

A former hotel and restaurant in Newton Poppleford could be converted into a 13-bed care home.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:51
Fore Street Christmas market will be undercover this year. Picture: Sally Almond

Sunday’s event will go ahead as planned, but undercover in case of inclement weather

Read more
Yesterday, 16:25

The incident happened at Raymond’s Hill earlier today (Thursday), at 3.07pm.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:19
The proposed hotel in Westward Ho!

Planning inspector overturns Torridge District Council decision to refuse ‘in principle’ plans for 15-bed ‘Whotel’

Read more
Yesterday, 14:31
Injuries suffered by David Yeo when an e-cigarette battery caught fire in his pocket.

An Exmouth man has suffered serious burns after an e-cigarette battery blew up in his trouser pocket.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:30

A temporary tariff of £2 per day will be introduced at Sidmouth’s town centre car parks next week.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:05
Could Eleanor Grant's song In Your Arms be a Christmas number one?

Teenage singer’s song for new animated movie about the Louisa lifeboat launch makes its bid for festive chart success

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

The incident took place in Honiton Lidl car park on Wednesday, November 25.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:29
Abi Calvert and Darcy Baldock at the Ilfracombe Lighting of the Lights.

‘Best crowd in years’ as thousands gather to kick off ‘combe’s Christmas

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Police have issued an appeal for help in tracking down vandals who struck at the Exmouth land train’s garaging facilities on the Maer Road car park.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Find a job in Devon

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications