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July 2021

At last we can announce our Autumn films.

We will be following the same pandemic procedures we had before until we feel confident to relax them.


We will show each film twice on a Tuesday and then the following Sunday. So to start with:


Official Secrets – Tuesday 7th and Sunday 12thSpace Walker – Tuesday 21st and Sunday 26th


Nomadland – Tuesday 5th  and Sunday 10thParasite – Tuesday 19th and Sunday 24th


So you can start booking in by emailing  with film and date. There are a lot of great films that have accumulated and we are looking forward to showing them so keep an eye out on this website.

If you aren’t a member but would like to be kept in touch with our news just email  and you will be added to the email lists.


AGM – our AGM is scheduled for Tuesday 24th August 7.30 or 8pm – it could be a gathering or zoom – details to follow. We also plan to offer free membership again to thank you for your support and to use some of our extra funds.


April 2021

We have decided to start showing films again from September 2021, the usual start of our annual programme.It seems that covid 19 isn’t going completely away so to be cautious we aren’t going to print a full programme but be ‘spontaneous’  deciding what films to show and how often month to month.

Films we decide to show will be on the website and members emailed. The usual stunning ‘Layfield’ posters will be put up to show the world that we are back in action.

We are in the process of watching and selecting  lots of films, many which have been missed over the last 12 months.

Any comments or ideas to secretary Carol at

As always we will keep everyone updated through our social media channels (*Links to Facebook & Twitter would be good*)


January 2021

As you will have anticipated we are having to close The Carthouse again until we are told we can reopen. This means that Official Secrets and Space Walker will not be shown for the time being.

The OPCC committee would like to wish all their members a productive and healthy 2021 and look forward to seeing you all when it is safe and permitted to do so.

December 2020

We are now able to open up The Carthouse and show films again. We will continue on the same restricted basis as before, this time showing films twice.

GREEN BOOK – Saturday December 12th and Sunday 20th

OFFICIAL SECRETS – Tuesday January 5th and Saturday 16th

SPACEWALKER – Sunday 24th and Tuesday 2nd February

We will progress with caution and select films around two months at a time until we can return to normal.

November 2020

As you will have anticipated we are having to close The Carthouse again. This time from 5th November until we are told we can reopen. This means that the 2 shows of Green Book scheduled for 14th and 22nd  November will not take place.

We really appreciated the support we have had in September and October. With full shows (12 people!) and reduced licence fees we have managed to keep our losses down. It was worth opening and hope to be able to continue with the one film shown three times in December and January with a possible mini mountain fest at some point; always hopeful and optimistic.

August 2020

We are delighted to let you know that due to a positive response from our members survey we are going to open The Carthouse as a trial in September, October & November.

We have spent a lot of time checking out the government & industry guidelines and working out how we can best make it safe for everyone yet still offer the special atmosphere the Carthouse provides.

  • We will only accept up to 12 people for each film. Less than 4 will be unviable.
  • We will start by showing the 3 films we had to cancel; each film will be shown 3 times – a Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday see individual film pages
  • September  15th, 20th and 26th  –  The Keeper, 
  • October 6th, 17th and 25th  –  Woman at War, 
  • November 3rd, 14th and 22nd  –  Green Book
  • You must pre-book with Carol as usual. When offered a place you will be required to leave the contact details of you and your party as part of our track and trace system. (Mobile numbers and emails)
  • Face masks are compulsory and must be worn throughout the entire screening’
  • Charges will be the same as before – £3/£5
  • There will be a one way system – you will enter through the back entrance.   Correct cash should be put in an envelope with your name & contact details & put in the box provided (no change given). Check the seating plan and go through to the cinema where you will be shown your seat.
  • Household and bubble groups can sit together; others will be separated by 2metres where possible.
  • The ventilation system will be switched on throughout. We are fortunate to have a mechanical system which draws in fresh air and pumps out stale air; there is no recirculation of air in our system.
  • Drinks can be brought over from The Manor, (disposable glass or BYO)
  • At the end everyone will filter out of the main door.
  • Everyone must use the sanitiser provided on entry to and exit from the Carthouse.
  • We can accommodate special access needs; just let us know when you book in.

Anyone feeling ill or shielding anyone who is unwell will be asked not to come. Anyone feeling uncomfortable with the arrangements on the night will be offered their seat money envelope back. There will be a minimum of 72 hours between film shows.