Tring gets behind its community cinema

Tring Cinema volunteers, from left: Marc Savitsky, Jarvis Osborne, Steffi Buse, Lee and Ciara Kennedy-Washington
Tring Cinema volunteers, from left: Marc Savitsky, Jarvis Osborne, Steffi Buse, Lee and Ciara Kennedy-Washington
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A local community cinema celebrated its first birthday this summer.

Tring Cinema was established in August 2015 as a venture between Tring Together and Tring Design with the aim of bringing a community cinema to Tring and enriching the cultural life of the town.

Graphic designer Lee Washington, from Tring Design, and event manager Steffi Buse, of Tring Together, came up with the idea after meeting at a Tring Together BusinessMart networking event.

Local businesses got behind the scheme, which helped Lee and Steffi transform their vision into reality.

Tring Cinema’s first event was an open air showing of Grease on a fantastic, self-built 5m x 2.5m wide screen.

Due to the great support received in sponsorship from local businesses and the Tring Arts Trust, Tring Cinema was able to transform a community hall into a cinema experience once a month.

Early this year, Tring Town Council awarded Tring Cinema a grant as part of the Tring Town Plan, allowing Lee, Steffi and their team of volunteers to take the next step forward.

They purchased comfortable seating, equipped their bar with a popcorn machine and increased their marketing.

Tring Cinema now holds monthly screenings at the Nora Grace Hall, indoors during the colder months and under the stars in the summer. Films are a mix of well-loved classics and newer releases.

Lee and Steffi thanked all the local businesses, organisations and Tring Town Council who have supported them.

Tring Cinema has festive Christmas screenings coming up on Saturday, December 17, with a matinee of Home Alone at 3pm and Die Hard at 8pm.

Tickets can be purchased from Beechwood Fine Foods and at www.tringcinema.com