Q&A

How much do tickets cost?
Tickets are £5 for adults and £4 for children under 16. Children's matinees are currently free (children to be accompanied appropriately).

Where can I get tickets?
Tickets for the next film are available a month in advance and are on sale at each showing, from Hemingford Stores, the Pavilion Bar and on the door (subject to availability).

Do I need a ticket?
We recommend that you buy a ticket in advance - a number of films have sold out. While we will seek to accommodate everyone, it may be necessary to turn people away to avoid over-crowding. 


Tickets also enable you to reserve your seat(s) while you buy a drink at the bar. Please note that in the event of a sell-out, we may ask anyone without a ticket to wait for everyone else to be seated first.

How far in advance are tickets available?
Tickets are sold a month in advance. Tickets are available for one show at a time on a first-come-first-served basis. After each film tickets will be on sale for the next show.

What time are films shown?
Friday films: doors open at 6:45pm, with films starting at 7:30pm promptly. The upstairs Pavilion Bar is open throughout the evening.

Sunday matinees: doors open at 2pm for a 2:30pm start. Matinees are shown in our upstairs room, which also has an HD screen and great sound - but is closer to parents in the bar across the corridor.

Can I reserve my seat?
Yes. Simply write your name on the back of the ticket and leave it on your seat.

What AV equipment do you have?
Our aim is to provide near-multiplex quality films. 

Thanks to the generosity of the Lottery Fund and more recently AmeyCespa, we have been able to purchase a superb full HD projector and 7.1 Dolby surround sound. We also have a hearing loop for the hard of hearing. The room has black-out blinds, comfortable chairs with arm rests and air conditioning.

Can you drink while the film is on?
Yes. The Pavilion Bar is open prior to and during the film. Hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, is available. Please return any glasses or cups to the bar after the film.

Will there be an interval?
Films lasting more than two hours may have an interval. If there is an interval it will be announced before the film begins.

Is the Pavilion fully licensed to show films?
Yes.

Can I rent the facilities for a party?
Yes. Our license allows us to rent our facilities to show films, providing that no charge is made to watch the film. Our excellent facilities are therefore perfect for children's birthdays and private parties. 

Can I rent your films?
Our film library is available to anyone wishing to book our facilities. We do not run a film rental service though, which is available at Hemingford Stores.

Do you have to be a member of the Pavilion social club or live in Hemingford to come along?
No. Pavilion Pictures is open to anyone. You do not have to be a member of the social club to see a film.

Are any discounts available for multiple bookings?
For bookings of more than 10, please contact us.

Can I buy my ticket online?
Sorry, this facility is not currently available, but we would like to hear from you if this is something that you think we should provide.

How do you choose what films to show?
Both the Friday night and Sunday matinee films are chosen by film selection committees. If you are passionate about film or just want to help, please do get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.

Are children supervised during the Sunday matinee films?
No. Any children attending remain the responsibility of their parents or other appropriate adult(s).

Do you check children's ages for the Sunday matinee?
The Sunday matinee shows films that are suitable for families. Occasionally we will show 12 or 15-rated films (as rated by the British Board of Film Classifications), eg Hunger Games, to appeal to young adults.

While Pavilion Pictures will make reasonable efforts to ensure that under-age children do not watch films that are considered potentially inappropriate. However, Pavilion Pictures stresses that Sunday films are not supervised and that the responsibility for film selection and supervision rests with parents and guardians.

What happens to the money that is raised?
Pavilion Pictures is a sub-committee of the Pavilion Social Club. Its aim is to raise funds to help maintain the Social Club as a facility for Hemingford Grey and Abbots and to help offset the cost of the services, events and sports that the Club provides to the community.