Award Winning Village Cinema in Hurstpierpoint

Award Winning Village Cinema in Hurstpierpoint

Hurst Cinema AwardBuilding on the success of being named Best New Film Society 2012 by the British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS), the Hurstpierpoint Film Society is celebrating more awards this year, in recognition of their contribution to the local community. They gained a Distinction for Film Programming and a Commendation for Marketing & Publicity in the 2013 BFFS awards in September, held at the British Film Institute in London.

Chairman David Saitch said:

“We are proud and delighted to have been recognised for our efforts once again. The British Federation of Film Societies is the umbrella organisation for the Community Cinema initiative, with over 600 member groups, some of which have been in operation for decades, and to have received awards, particularly the Distinction for our Film Programming, while still a comparatively fledgling organisation, is fantastic achievement on which we hope to build.”

The Hurstpierpoint Film Society burst onto the local entertainment scene in September 2011 with an exciting mix of quality films for the whole community. Films are shown on the big screen, with full surround sound, at the purpose-built Players Theatre, offering the real cinema experience at sensible prices. Together with a licenced bar, low cost refreshments and homemade cakes, it’s an unbeatable way to spend an evening right here on the village high street.

Run entirely by volunteers, Hurst Village Films are a not-for-profit community initiative, with the aim of bringing the world of cinema to Hurstpierpoint, “so we can all stay local to enjoy great films,” says David.

The 2013/4 film season will start on Thursday 24 October, 8pm with A Royal Affair (2012, cert.15), a stunning political drama and love story, based on true events from 18th century Denmark. The film was written and directed by Nicolaj Arcel, one of the writers of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and stars Mads Mikkelsen.

For enquiries regarding tickets and membership information, please contact, phone 01273 835875 or visit