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.