Storeroom Transformed Into Vintage Cinema

Storeroom Transformed Into Vintage Cinema

A 5m x 9m storeroom at the Queen of Bradgate, Leicester proved the ideal place to install a 24-seat vintage cinema. Licensee Matt Saunders created different levels for the 1940s cinema seats, added a wall control panel for multiple equipment plug-ins and installed a ceiling mounted projector with the latest Dolby Atmos surround sound. Explains Matt “We put in the best sound system to get a big cinema feel and bought a slush machine and retro popcorn machine maker.” Cult classics are shown on Thursdays. Companies use it for presentations and adults hire it for private screenings for £15 a head including a glass of prosecco or craft ale. It’s most popular use is daytime weekend children’s parties. For the same price, kids get a free slush, popcorn, hotdog & chips and an hour’s ping-pong. After the initial expense, there’s no overheads and it makes the pub unique,” adds Matt.