Cambourne Community Cinema

Local people voted a cinema amongst their most desired additional amenities for the town in the latest survey for the Town Plan. With this in mind, the Cambourne Village College Charitable Trust (Trust) is now working with the Village College to create a community cinema venue in the new Sixth Form Centre, due to open in September 2024. 

This will enhance the facilities for students studying performing arts and provide a separate cinema venue for Cambourne residents and those of the surrounding villages.

With the capacity to show top-ranking box-office films through community cinema outlets just weeks after release and live satellite broadcasts of west-end theatre and opera, this latest venture will provide an exciting new amenity for Cambourne.

This is an ambitious project for the town; it will rely on the support of Cambourne Village College, Town Council and of local people to support its set-up and ongoing success, but with a comfortable 200 seat venue, excellent facilities and free parking, there is potential to create a thriving community cinema.  This could grow to host several weekly performances with wide-ranging appeal in the style of the successful Saffron Screen, based in a similar venue within the secondary school in Saffron Walden.

Can You Help?

The Trust has re-formed for this project and we need more new members to help us move forward. People with an interest in, and some knowledge of film would be enormously welcome, enthusiasm to be involved in an exciting project. 

If you are interested please get in touch and email John Panrucker, Charitable Trustee – Chair at

 Community Cinema Questionnaire

The Trust is most interested to hear from Cambourne residents and those of the surrounding villages, the types of films they may wish to see at the community cinema. You are cordially invited to participate in the survey by completing the questionnaire online at: or scanning the QR code…






Next Steps – How to Donate

 With the Coates Theatre venue now in full use and completed to professional standards, the Trust has £20,000 funds remaining and available for the new project and is now seeking to raise a further £30,000 to provide professional-quality screen, projector and surround-sound for the new community cinema.

The Trust is grateful to our existing donors for their generous support so far and is now seeking donations for the Community Cinema project.

For more information and how to DONATE visit or scan the QR code…