The Corn Exchange is delighted to announce the installation of its new fully-automated state-of-the-art film screen.

This is the first in a series of planned improvements to the Charter Hall as part of the Corn Exchange ‘SOUND AND VISION‘ Project.

Funding of the screen was by Screen St Ives (thanks to the cinemagoers) and ACE, Friends of the Corn Exchange.  We greatly appreciate the important engineering and purchasing assistance and sponsorship that we received from two St Ives businessmen:  Mr Dennis O’Carroll, proprietor of Abbotsbury Engineering Ltd and Mr Simon Hepher, proprietor of Hephers Electrical.

The screen is 6.5 metres wide, highest quality and stylish design and is much faster and easier to use, so there is big potential for greater use by the Corn Exchange for public showings, by hirers for conferences and wedding receptions, and by local organisations and businesses to promote themselves.

And of course we look forward to much more community cinema use of the Charter Hall including for children’s cinema in school holidays and at weekends, and for live TV broadcasts.

So watch this space for more news, and for future advertised events !!

Pictured from left are:

Alan Hunter, Ian Dobson, Allan Davies, Rob Zanconato, Ron Westrip and Dennis O’Carroll, Proprietor of Abbotsbury Engineering Ltd., St Ives, the screen installation designer and sponsor.

Alan Hunter, Allan Davies and Rob Zanconato are all Committee Members of Screen St Ives Community Cinema.  Ian Dobson and Ron Westrip are Corn Exchange Management Committee Members.