|The Kinema, and us ready for our anniversary date.|
I posted last week showing you guys some of the Instagram photos I took whilst in Lincolnshire. I have a few more photos taken with my proper camera (and a vlog) but I wanted to dedicate a post to somewhere we went on our anniversary date, the Kinema in the woods.
I saw this on the wikipedia page for Woodhall Spa before we went, and was intrigued. You can read about its history here, but essentially it opened as a cinema on the 11th September 1922. Its believed to be the only UK cinema still using rear projection (the cinema roof is too low to project from the back of the auditorium so the image actually comes from behind the screen and is flipped by a mirror) and has two screens, one of which has an organist in the interval on Saturday showings.
I absolutely loved going, the little walk through the woods to get there, getting snacks in the interval, and even though we watched a modern film (Mission Impossible 4 – very stressful) the old school feel was lovely. It wasn’t any more expensive than going to another cinema and it felt like an actual event, the refreshments were the same price as buying them in a supermarket so nobody did the naughty act of sneaking in food and drink, it was nice to support the owners because you didn’t feel ripped off, and lastly, and perhaps most shocking of all if you regularly go to large cinema chains, everybody made a huge deal of making sure they had collected all their rubbish and stray popcorn before leaving the theatre and putting it in the bins that were brought in at the end. It felt way more respectful.
I’m so jealous of anyone that lives near to this cinema, I would love to see all my films there! Stuff IMAX, give me the Kinema any day. A few of you tweeted me to say you lived nearby and had been, anyone else?