The Forum Cinema is a popular strand of our activity and our audience enjoys a wide variety of films. Our aim is to make a ‘trip to the movies’ an attractive, if not irresistible, part of the social scene in Northallerton and the villages around. Our main programme takes place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, when other events are not being held on those days. In addition, we provide further screenings during school holidays and for specific more popular films. Our prices are very competitive and the quality of our digital cinema equipment is hard to match. We have a loyalty scheme: see 10 films and watch the 11th for £1.
Come along to the Forum and catch one of the wide range of special events streamed from live shows, such as those provided by National Theatre Live, The Royal Opera House, as well as a number of one-off events. These come to us via our satellite link. This programme provides top-class professional plays direct from the National Theatre and other venues, with the added bonus of a number of different cameras (for close-ups etc.) making the experience as intimate and even more compelling than a seat in the actual performance theatre.
Our aim is to provide a balanced programme of events under the Forum banner i.e. events organised by ourselves rather than by the many different groups who hire the Forum for their own productions. We always aim to offer a good selection of events in the pipeline and we are continuing to develop and grow this facet over the years to cover a broader spectrum of events and attract new audiences. Suggestions are always welcome!
Since 2012 we have been able to expand the range of activities available to the community, details of which are included elsewhere on the website. Many local performing groups hire the Forum for their performances. An important source of income comes from those individuals and groups hiring our rooms or the main hall, and this makes the Forum the venue of choice for dozens of activities: birthday parties, weddings, dance tuition, modern language classes, pantomimes, musicals and plays, bowls, badminton, boxing……you name it, the Forum will probably give you that opportunity. If you are interested in running an activity at the Forum, we will do our best to help you do it... just get in touch!
In the period since 2012 we have been able to make some improvements to the building and facilities and we have plans to continue this programme into the future. In 2016 we were able to improve the ventilation and cooling in the main hall.
At the heart of the Forum, its facilities and events, are the people of Northallerton and surrounding towns and villages in North Yorkshire. We have a very small team of staff, so your contribution as volunteers is absolutely essential to our operation and, as customers, you bring in the income necessary to ensure our continued success. We'd love everyone in the area to know we are here, what we offer and to come along and have enjoy their experience at the Forum. We also welcome any feedback on what we do and how we can keep on improving.