Here you will find information on the team that run your local community cinema.

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In the photo from left to right the late Mike James founder of the cinema, Stevie co manager, Jane Interval and Bar Organiser, Chrisie co manger and Nick who helps out with everything mainly the technical side.   

Christina James 

Co Manager

 

I have always had a passion and a love for the arts, singing and acting especially! However I am a massive film fan as well.

I received my BA Hons degree in Performing Arts in 2008. Since then I have been very involved in the community, performing with Playhouse Theatre and for the Leominster Festival running Open Mic nights and also doing street theatre. In February 2009 Playhouse Cinema was formed and it has built up ever since! I became more and more involved with the cinema, eventually learning all the various roles required in particular the bookings and publicity side. Sadly in November 2017 our father Mike James passed away and I and my brother Stevie have taken over the running of the community cinema and have lots of exciting plans for the future! We look forward to seeing you at one of our screenings!

Chrisie James

Stephen James

Co Manager

 

I have always had a passion and a love for the arts.  However I am a massive film fan as well.

I did my BSC Degree Physical Geography in 2010. Since then I have been very involved in the community, performing with Playhouse Theatre as one of the famous dames in our pantomimes and also doing street theatre. In February 2009 Playhouse Cinema was formed and it has built up ever since! I became more and more involved with the cinema, eventually learning all the various roles but particularly the technical side required. Sadly in November 2017 our father Mike James passed away and I and my sister Chrisie have taken over the running of the community cinema and have lots of exciting plans for the future! We look forward to seeing you at one of our screenings!

Stevie James

Jane James 

Interval and Bar Organiser

I used to be the cafe manager from when Richard Brookman retired doing them until September 2019 when we decided not to do them anymore. I now help with the interval and bar, organizing it all and serving our audiences.

I have also been involved with the local theatre groups Leominster Theatre Company and Playhouse Theatre Company both performing and backstage. I was also Mike's business partner in Dutton House Studio helping at events and in the studio.

 

We look forward to seeing you at on of our screenings!

Jane James

The late Mike James

Founder

Mike always had a passion and a love for the arts, singing and acting especially! However he was a massive film fan as well. in the 1980's he set up a Cinema in Leominster and also a kids club for families to watch films however this eventually closed. in 2008/9 Mike and the late Joan Thwaities (she was very involved in the community) decided to set up a cinema for the people of Leominster and it has grown ever since. 

He was very involved in the community, performing with Playhouse Theatre, Leominster Theatre Company and for the Leominster Festival helping Chrisie run the Open Mic nights and also doing street theatre. He also ran Dutton House Studios (since been closed). Sadly in November 2017 Mike James passed away and the James family took over the running of the community cinema and have lots of exciting plans for the future! 

Nicholas James

Technical support 

I have always had a passion and a love for the arts.  However I am a massive film fan as well.

I enjoy helping out with the technical side. I also play music and you can find me playing my guitar or bass or supporting my sister Chrisie at one of the local Open Mics. I also help out with the technical and perform at our own open mic nights. We look forward to seeing you at one of our screenings!

Nick James