Ever fancied having a cinema in your pub? Well, one pub in Freston, Suffolk has done exactly that.

The recently restored Boot Inn now has a community cinema, thanks to investment from Pub is the Hub.

The 15-seat cinema has been created in the outbuilding next to the pub car park in a classic art deco cinema style.

Films shown will have a 20-minute interval halfway through for punters to grab a drink or nibbles from the bar – or have it delivered to their seat.

 

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There are four regular showings with films picked by local enthusiasts, alongside the opportunity to hire the facility for private screenings, children's parties, and business presentations.

The original building at The Boot dates back to the mid seventeenth century but the pub had been closed since 2010.

 

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It re-opened earlier this month following a £300,000 refurbishment with Mike Keen as the new leaseholder.

Mike (pictured below, right) said: "I didn't want to ruin the atmosphere in the pub with a TV but there is still a place for watching important events – such as World Cup matches – and creating a unique community space that requires audio visual support for local societies and clubs."

 

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The first feature film shown at the cinema was the World Cup football classic, 'Escape to Victory'.

Terry Stork from Pub is The Hub (pictured above, left) said: "Aside from re-opening a valuable community asset in the pub, the added appeal of a community cinema will help both young and old within the village to socialise and also to appeal to the wider community."