Update December 2021

Dear friends and supporters,

Following the very busy Summer season and uncertainty surrounding the new Covid varient, the management committee have decided that it would be unwise to re-open until Winter is well behind us.

We will continue to keep you posted.

Cinema by the Sea – Looe’s Community Cinema




May 2021

Dear friends and supporters,

Over the Winter and Spring, the management committee has met regularly to discuss re-opening the community cinema.
Although commercial cinemas have been allowed to re-open (but with significant Covid restrictions in place), it is not possible for us to re-open just yet as we operate out of a shared community space rather than a purpose built cinema. We will re-assess the situation this Autumn, when we hope things may be a little easier.

This is disappointing, but as members of Cinema for All – the national body of film societies & community cinemas – we are delighted to announce a special offer from Cheltenham International Film Festival to view some incredible new films at discounted prices.

A fabulous range of new films makes up the programme of Cheltenham International Film Festival’s second online edition, running from 24 May – 5 June. Single tickets are available now at £7.99 (rising to £9.99 once the festival kicks off on Monday), but Cinema For All and CIFF have come up with an amazing offer for you – a special Cinema For All Festival Pass which gives you any seven of the festival’s films for just £32!

To access the films:

Head to this link: https://2021.cheltfilm.com/products/cfa-festival-pass, where you’ll be able to pick up your pass.
Once purchased, you’ll be emailed a unique Pass Code.
You can then go to: https://2021.cheltfilm.com/ to browse all 33 feature films in the programme, and where clicking the ‘Full Info and Watch’ button under each film’s image will take them to the festival’s streaming site.
Entering the Pass Code at checkout for the films of your choice will reduce the price to zero. Good for up to seven redemptions.

You can also use a special single purchase code – CfA25 – which will apply a 25% discount to the purchase of individual film tickets. Users should enter the code when prompted at checkout to activate the discount.

Both offers are available throughout the festival.

Cinema by the Sea – Looe’s Community Cinema



December 2020

Dear friends & supporters,

It has been almost a year since we last screened a film in Looe – you may recall that the only two films we showed in 2020 were “Transit” in January and “Honeyland” in February. In March we had planned to show “Bait” – a film set in Cornwall, but had to cancel as lockdown came into force. There was a lot of local interest in “Bait” and we had a very large number of advance bookings, so we hope that this may be one of the first films that we show when we re-open. It is too early to say when this will be. We will only start showing films when we think it is safe, and in accordance with guidance from the health authorities and Cornwall Council, who own the Community Hall where we show films. We will keep you informed via Film Reminder emails, social media and our website.

There are two pieces of good news. One is that the Community Hall has been refurbished by Cornwall Council. Repairs have been made to the roof and windows, so it should be a lot more comfortable. Secondly, we have updated our website, so it is easier to access on mobile devices.

We wish you all a very Happy New Year, and hope that 2021 will be much much better than its predecessor. In the mean time please stay safe.

Looking forward to seeing films with you.

Cinema by the Sea – Looe’s community cinema

If you have any concerns about Covid 19 more information is available from:


Cornwall Council

Looe Town Council

Old Bridge Surgery



March 2020

With regret we have decided to temporarily halt all film shows until further notice.

We’ve made this decision with the health of our community in mind, and after considering advice from medical authorities & Cinema for All. Given the different groups that use our venue, and the age range of our audience, it feels the right thing to do.

Apologies to anyone who planned to see a film with us.

Holders of our annual discount card can rest assured that the expiry date of the card will be put back so that they do not lose out.

We  hope to be able to show films again before too long, and will update you via “Film Reminder” emails, social media & this website as things progress.