Published: 00:00, 04 September 2008
Films, live music and stage shows - welcome to Deal’s new entertainment spot.
St George’s Hall is home to The Interludes Stage & Screen Club which opens on Friday, September 12 – nearly a year after ther town’s Flicks Cinema closed.
The venture will be launched by the screening of Ruby Blue, starring Bob Hoskins and partly filmed on the pier and High Street.
Denis Hart, co-founder of Interludes, said: “Showing Ruby Blue is a fantastic coup for us and Deal.
“The film only went on general release earlier this year, to mostly independent cinemas.
“The director Jan Dunn will attend the screening, introduce the film and answer questions.”
Mr Hart and Colin Whittington, both from Deal, are behind the project and offer a programme of films and live stage performances. Doors close at 7.45pm for an 8pm start.
Mr Whittington said: “We decided to take the initiative and launch Interludes following the shock closure of Deal’s only cinema last year.
“Our aim is to provide a welcoming atmosphere where the audience can feel relaxed and the entertainment on offer, be it film or live performance is going to be stimulating, interesting and fun.”
The programme will include two film screenings a month on a Friday evening plus a live performance once a month on a Saturday night.
Admission is £6 on the door or in advance from Sound House, High Street, or by ringing 01304 375533. Leaflets can be picked up from Sound House or the tourist office at the Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal.