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Six of the best venues to see the Private Lives cinema screening next week

Watch the second production to be distributed as part of CinemaLive and Digital Theatre's West End Theatre Series

By • London

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Noël Coward's Private Lives, directed by WhatsOnStage award winner Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, will be in UK cinemas for one night only on 6 February 2014.

Below is six of the best/most unusual venues that will be screening the production.

1. Zeffirellis, AmblesidePrivate Lives screening on 14 February 2014

Often quoted as one of the UK's leading independent cinemas, Zeffirellis is a family-run favourite, with a fantastic vegetarian restaurant and café, including live music in the jazz bar at weekends, and offers great value for money ‘Meal Movie' deals.

2. Kino Digital, Hawkhurst - Private Lives screening on 6 February 2014

The Kino Cinema in Hawkhurst was the UK's first purely digital cinema. It shows a variety of independent, art house films along with cinema events. Their café-bar has a large outdoor terrace, perfect for a glass of wine before heading inside to the cinema.

3. The Red Carpet Cinema and Bar, Barton under NeedwoodPrivate Lives on 6 February 2014

Located on Barton Marina, the brand new – 23 week old - Red Carpet Cinema, features a café-bar along with two state-of-the-art cinema screens. Founder Kate Silverwood modelled the Red Carpet on her favourite cinema – Zeffirell's Ambleside, above.

4. Cineworld Haymarket, LondonPrivate Lives on 6 February 2014

The location for the Private Lives premiere screening last week (gallery below). No other cinema in London has the same level of history as the Cineworld Haymarket. Designed by Paramount, it opened in 1927 as a musical theatre, The Carlton Theatre started screening films from 1928 and it became a full time cinema in 1929. In 1977 the theatre was split into the three screens that you see there today. Often used for premieres, the theatre is just a stones throw away from Leicester Square.

5. Wyeside Arts Centre, Powys, Wales - Private Lives screening on 6 February 2014

Set on the river Wye, the Wyseside Arts Centre hosts a range of wonderful arts content. Their quirky Castle Cinema is located opposite The Castle Mound ruins from 1277 and shows a variety of great films and events, including Paul Shallcross' specially composed scores, played in front of silent films, which always results in a full house.

6. New Picture House, St Andrews (Scotland) - Private Lives 6 & 16 February 2014

Opened in 1931, listed Category B, one of only two cinemas in Scotland where you can see a film from a balcony. It has a long, narrow auditorium, with a barrel-vaulted ceiling. The main auditorium is decorated with a series of paintings of the local area - including the cinema itself - and the embossed letters NPH (for New Picture House) crown the proscenium. Numerous original decorative features remain intact in the building, including original doors and signage, and remnants of the original gas secondary lighting system (no longer used).

Visit http://www.cinemalive.com/ for ticket info and cinema locations.


We have 20 pairs of tickets to give away to the screening, to be in with a chance of winning a pair all you have to do is tell us the name of the character that Anna Chancellor plays in the production.

Email your answer to competition@whatsonstage.com by 31 January and the winners will be announced on 3 February.

Tags: Private LivesAnna ChancellorToby StephensNoel CowardChichester Festival TheatreDigital TheatreCinemaLiveWest End Theatre Series


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