If I had to choose one favourite community cinema experience (and this is tough to do!) then I think it would have to be Billericay Community Cinema's Trial Show, 6 months after the initial idea. The aim was to prove, in front of a selected audience that everything worked. The film: Men in Black. 6 months of hard work, not knowing what on earth I was doing. A Trial Show, where 2 days before I’d been told by suppliers that our 2.5 metre screen that had been lost 'somewhere between New York and the UK'. But we managed. The film started (on a smaller screen). And then it happened. People started chuckling. The stress melted away. I relaxed and smiled. I’ll remember that day vividly for the rest of my life!
Adam’s background is the strategic use of IT in global businesses. His passion is bringing back a community spirit to his town. He founded Billericay Community Cinema in 2015, he’s the Chair of the Billericay Art Trail which provides opportunities for local amateur artists to have their art displayed in shops around the town, and in late 2018 was appointed Chairman of the Trustees of The Cater Museum, a small, locally focused museum in the heart of Billericay’s High Street; it’s most popular possession being a two headed lamb!