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Early Summer 2024 Season On Sale

29 Apr 2024

Tickets for the 2024 Early Summer Season are on sale now

The physical version of the Programme Brochure for the season can be picked up from the cinema now, and from your usual outlets.

View the full Early Summer 2024 collection

or you can ‘digitally’ flick through the virtual brochure below:

Click on the FULL SCREEN OPTION in the bottom right of the window in the link to get the best view.

You can also DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE using the ‘down arrow’ at the bottom right.


2024 EARLY SUMMER SEASON: 10 May – 20 Jun

The Summer Season has arrived, and in 2024 we will be breaking it up into two separate programmes. This Early Summer Season  will span six weeks, and will be followed by the Summer Season proper, lasting eight weeks. This will take us neatly into the 32nd Chichester international Film Festival in August.

You may have noted the new QR code on the back cover of the brochure. By scanning the code with your phone or iPad, you will be taken directly to our website where you can see films in more detail, and of course, book your favourite seats. Don’t forget that you can also download the Cinema App which is one of the easiest ways to see what is on at your favourite cinema. Simply type ‘Chichester Cinema’ into your app store, and it will be top of the list.

This season’s highlights come mainly from our European neighbours. ‘Jeanne du Barry’ from France, launched the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and reaches UK shores for the first time; also from France we have ‘The Beast’ based on a Henry James novella and starring Lea Seydoux and George Mackay; from Italy comes two unmissable films – ‘La Chimera’ from the critically lauded director Alice Rohrwacher; and the amazing true story ‘Kidnapped’ which sees a young Jewish boy taken away from his family under the instruction of Pope Pius IX.

Our Education Strand keeps producing well-attended illustrated talks on a wide variety of filmmakers and topics. This season will see a talk on Harold Pinter’s work on screen – this to complement the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of ‘The Caretaker’ (with the film also screening at New Park); a special presentation from film historian Pamela Hutchinson on pioneering filmmaker Dorothy Arzner; and Nick Johnston-Jones from the Education Team will guide us through a history of the best films set in the classroom – you will also be given another opportunity to see the school-set ‘The Holdovers’ which was hailed as one of the best films of the last 12 months.

We welcome film director Tony Palmer to Chichester once more, he who is a firm favourite in our auditorium with his incredible knowledge of musicians and their music on film. He will be present for a Q&A following his documentary ‘Bernstein on Mahler’s 9th Symphony’, which focuses on a rehearsal by Bernstein with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1971. Let’s give Tony our usual Chichester warm welcome.

Walter Francisco
Head of Programming