Cinema Plans

We plan to build a well sound-proofed auditorium with almost 90 seats in the south-east corner of the site.

The design has rows of fixed comfortable seating with some of the front seats being removable, enabling reconfiguration of the space for different theatrical or musical performances.

The projection equipment will be digital and it will also have the latest theatre sound and lighting equipment.

The cinema’s central location will mean that the majority of Bovey Tracey residents will be within a mile and therefore within walking distance. A significant attraction of a local cinema and theatre is the enhanced sense of community arising from meeting local friends and enjoying the same events.

The cinema will show current films (4 weeks after release), we would create a Film Club which chooses the films to be shown, and 3 times a month we would show live and recorded relays of theatre (Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre), opera and ballet (from Royal Opera House, Bolshoi, Met Opera New York, etc) and live music.

In addition to films, there would be live performances by the Bovey Tracey Players, visiting theatre groups, other small-scale theatrical productions, live comedy and poetry, classical and contemporary musical performances, as well as “open-mic” nights for aspiring performers, possibly combined with dining.

People from outlying areas, from neighbouring towns and villages such as Lustleigh, Chudleigh and Moretonhampstead, and from further afield, will be able to park in the town car parks less than 5 minutes’ walk away and currently free‐of‐charge after 6pm.

The development of the King of Prussia will therefore have the added bonus of drawing people who are new to the area, through the centre of town with its varied shops and services.