For years, Shere has enjoyed playing a cameo role on the big screen, for productions requiring an idyllic, English-village backdrop, and has featured in several blockbuster films and TV productions including The Holiday, Bridget Jones, The Wedding Date and Foyles War.
So, in 2013, inspired by their passion for story, a group of villagers decided to bring the Big Screen to Shere and opened a local, not-for-profit Cinema. The cinema was initially funded through the generosity of local people, businesses and grant-making bodies and operates by donating all profits to local and national charities.
Twice a month, Shere Village Hall is transformed into a cosy and comfortable village cinema, fitted with state-of-the-art equipment that provides the highest quality sound and vision for the ultimate cinema experience.
The cinema is run by a team of film fanatics who pride themselves on giving everyone an entertaining night out. Everybody is welcome, whether you live in the local community or are simply visiting the area, and visitors often come from far and wide. It’s a place where people can have a fun time watching great movies with family and friends. Or if you live alone, it’s the perfect excuse to get out of the house and meet new people. We even serve ice cream during the interval to give people the opportunity to mix and mingle!
To date, we have donated almost £10,000 to charitable causes including Shere Infant School, Shere Village Nursery, Peaslake Free School, Surrey Mobile Physio, Fishability and Life Train.