Frustrated by the closure & subsequent demolition of Tenby’s last cinema, Anne Draper and Val Coates Rees (from Tenby Arts Club) approached Kath & Chris Osborne (from Fourcroft Hotel) to see if films could be shown monthly at the hotel. The result is “Films4Tenby“, a community solution to a filmic challenge.
After several successful years at the Fourcroft Hotel, Films4Tenby have moved to the De Valence Pavilion and now screen films twice a month on a Tuesday at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm, and no booking is required.
The Fuchsia Caffe are continuing the tradition of pre-screening meals. These are £10 for a 2 course meal and can be booked with them on 01834 219224.
A later, additional solution came in the form of a pop up film festival, using a wide & varied range of venues showing films with special relevance to the venues. These included two showings of Edge of Love (about Dylan Thomas’s stormy relationships with women) in the actual room – in a house in Tenby’s Lexden Terrace – where it was filmed; Shakepeare in Love in the Tudor Merchant’s House, Tenby’s oldest building; The Fog in one of Tenby’s former lifeboat houses, immediately adjacent to the Castle Beach and its incoming tide; and The Shining in Fourcroft Hotel. The result is the pop up cinema movement “Rooms with a View”
Follow this link to sign up for a reminder email a few days before each film screening: