Kinema in the Woods

Coronation Road,
Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QD

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Ian on October 21, 2021 at 7:02 am

In early October 2021 the small Kinema 4 was added, seating just 21 - but complete with screen tabs! This, like screens 2 & 3 is additional to the footprint, not a sub-division of an existing screen.

Biffaskin on November 13, 2020 at 3:48 pm

I’m surprised that this venue hasn’t been Listed as yet.

Ian on July 1, 2019 at 12:46 am

Kinema 3 opened last weekend of June 2019 on the righthandside of the original building.

Some Photos of Kinema 1 & 2 from June 2019:–





Ian on July 17, 2018 at 12:59 am

A new car park is nearing completion at the side of the Kinema, and groundworks have begun for the third screen. Images of Kinema Too from July 2018:–



Ian on February 24, 2018 at 1:01 am

Still going strong in 2018, and indeed about to expand with the addition of a third screen on the right hand side of the building.




Playhousegoer on October 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I have the new DVD and it’s very well put together and a fine historical document. The DVD Extras are, too, enlightening…check it out :)

keiths on October 5, 2011 at 4:49 am

A very nice video describing the history of the Kinema is available from the website. It’s fascinating stuff, and well worth a view.

Playhousegoer on March 20, 2010 at 6:38 am

England’s only back projection cinema, Kinema in the Woods, is now up and running in Google’s “Street View” (March 2010). The best way to appreciate the view into the woods to see this charming, rustic cinema is to travel along The Broadway (Woodhall’s main road) and turn into Spa Road then left by following King George Avenue to the bottom, then turn right into Coronation Road (follow the signposts directions for KINEMA). You should then see the old, disused Spa building (blacked boarded-up windows) and the Kinema is to the left of your picture (use the left “arrow key on your PC keyboard): You’ve experienced the PC effect, now all there is to do is to do the drive, or better, the walk through the woods to this cinema: Enjoy.

Playhousegoer on February 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

Google Map it (Woodhall Spa) and see its setting in the woods, it’s the far building on the apex of Coronation Road in the wood (you can see the car parking spaces that go around the cinemas left side). It really IS just simply breathtaking…

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Simon Overton on February 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm

This cinema looks absolutely charming and my hopes are that it will continue to be supported by locals and visitors alike/
I must pay a visit when next back in “dear old Blighty.”

Playhousegoer on February 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm

England’s only back projection cinema is leaving 35 mm and going digital. At 14 minutes and 50 seconds in (18/02/10): View link

keiths on December 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Thanks very much, I’ll have a look at that.

Playhousegoer on December 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Hello there Keith…

This is what you need to explain it all, while over my head with the technologies here, I’d recommend getting in touch with them and getting this very good book on its grand history and backgrounds… It will tell you what you need to know and more…plus, if you have not yet been there then you MUST go, it’s just…words fail me, that’s how charming, rustic, charismatic and historical it feels.

keiths on December 2, 2009 at 7:16 am

Is the projection via a mirror, or is the projection equipment modified to handle prints back to front? The only other instance I’ve seen of rear projection in a cinema was in Koln, in Germany, where the box was alongside the auditorium. You could actually SEE the projector through a glass wall during the show – VERY intriguing!