No6 Cinema is located in a Georgian boathouse in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. The boathouse which was damaged during WW2 was renovated with money from the Millennium Lottery Fund and as part of its reconstruction and modernisation a large state of the art auditorium with the largest screen on the South coast was included within the newly refurbished building. At first the auditorium was only being used in the day to screen a naval film as part of the dockyard experience, but this seemed a waste of an amazing venue so in 2012 a group of film loving volunteers got together to launch No6 Cinema, a part time cinema screening films three nights a week ten months of the year. We show films from arthouse to Hollywood, the best in world cinema, documentaries, classic movies and quality mainstream.
We are a volunteer lead, not for profit organisation and regularly team up and work with other organisations within the city. We endeavour to include as varied a demographic as possible.
For example in our May/June programme this year for D.Day 75 commemorations we partnered with IWM and NMRN to host an afternoon of talks and archive films, we have teamed up with Portsmouth Football Club to screen a specially commissioned film all about the fall and rise of Pompey FC and how the fans saved it from ruin, as part of Refugee week we are showing a film about the last queen of Afghanistan, we screen films for Portsmouth Festivities each year, plus every year we host a screening night for film and media students from UoP, they get the chance to invite family and friends to see their final year films on our fabulous screen.
Our aim is to draw audiences from all walks and interests in life to enjoy the communal experience of watching a film together.
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