With a donated projector, hours of hard work and support from the Slindon Coronation Hall committee, Joe Cornick is now well on his way to restoring the building and recreating the magic of communal cinema.
He said: “The best thing is the people I’ve met through the project and how it’s brought a lot of people who I wouldn’t have known were involved in local cinema out of the woodwork.
“There’s people in my village who said ‘I used to work in local cinema’. In Chichester in the 1970s we used to have about five cinemas. There’s a rich
lindon Coronation Hall committee, supported Joe’s project. He said: “It’s really great, having a project like this in our village hall, which adds significantly to the resources we have here with all this wonderful equipment and to have a really unusual, great evening to add to the programme of events.”