Petworth Film House is a not-for-profit community organisation run by Volunteers and managed by a committee of local people, our objectives are to give each film-night audience a highly engaging and memorable experience, we also seek to promote local community interest in film as an art and as a medium of information, education and entertainment.
All proceeds go directly to fund improvement projects in Leconfield Hall. So far PFH has contributed to insulating the roof, has fully funded the installation of hi speed internet and wifi throughout the entire building, and is now working towards installing facilities to enable live broadcast events to be shown, as well as upgrading the halls audio system.
PFH - MAIN COMMITTEE
John Harley – Honorary Chair
Claudia Golden – Publicity and Volunteers Coordinator
Samantha Spriggs – Membership Secretary
Sarah Wilford – Honorary Secratary
Alex Rees – Treasurer
Nichole Peet – Programming and Marketing
Michael Peet & Hugo Sturt – Technical
At the beginning, back in 2012 , we needed to ensure we delivered a truly memorable experience, and therefore set about raising funds to improve the facilities in Leconfield Hall. This included upgrading the existing projection and sound equipment which now give a large, 4.3m wide screen in full HD with superb sound.
Since 2012, PFH has been bringing a wide range of films to local audiences, who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and sense of local community.
The Leconfield Hall is an important part of Petworth’s heritage, it is a Grade II listed building and is both home to Petworth Film House and our nominated Charity.
The management of The Leconfield Hall is entrusted to a committee of trustees and has charitable status recognised by the Charity Commission (Registered Charity No. 305402). The Hall is in constant use for public meetings, concerts, theatre and adult education classes. It holds public entertainment, theatre and cinema licenses but like many old buildings it is a financial struggle to meet ever stricter public health and safety conditions, as such the Hall is reliant on charitable donations.
Petworth Film House Needs You!
Each PFH cinema evening will be run by volunteers from the local community.
We need more volunteers to help with the following Film House set-up and Front of House tasks:
- Open and Set Up:
- Unlocking of Hall
- Lights and heating on
- Configure seats
- Front of House:
- Welcoming our visitors
- Validating tickets
- Directing new comers to auditorium
- End of Evening:
- Help clean the venue
- Store seating
- Lights, heating off, lock up hall
- Help us “spread the word” about the great stuff going on at PFH.
We are grateful to our founding sponsors who helped make this community cinema a reality back in 2012.