The Picture House Uckfield has been nominated for Cinema of the Year 2018 (24 screens and under) in this years’ Screen Awards. After being previously nominated at the 2016 awards, and coming runners up, we hope to be successful this time.
It will be great reward and recognition for the huge amount of hard work and investment that has gone into The Picture House over the last few years, with the one purpose of making it the best cinema experience and night out in the area (if not the country!) .
The Picture House has always kept up to date with at least one major refurbishment every decade. The latest in 2015 saw a £500,000 complete rebuilding of the cinema interiors and floors to improve sound and comfort to the highest standard, followed by the acquisition of the restaurant opposite to be able to offer customers a meal or a drink before or after their film.
2017 started the investment in a brand new £120,000 website bringing the cinema and the restaurant together. After 18 months the site was launched on 3rd September. Customers can purchase tickets and book a table or be offered a meal deal all in one easy transaction. No other cinema website has this capability. Plus this year has seen continued investment in technology with £70,000 spent on Sony 4K projectors for all three screens. The projectors improve picture quality with more natural colour reproduction, better brightness and a contrast ratio as well as the wonderful true 4K images for the highest resolution. The only cinema in Sussex to have them in all screens.
Not neglecting the restaurant, 2018 also saw the refurbishment of the restaurant to give it The Picture House identity and to install energy efficient appliances. We want customers to have the best cinema experience and night out and we are really pleased to be nominated.