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. Now a mixture of recent & classic films are shown twice a month, throughout the year, and the film experience is embellished by a pre-show supper themed to the film’s features.
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“.