Emsworth cafe will become pop up cinema for charity

MOVIE MAGIC Cafe owners George and Sian Georgeou. Picture: Allan Hutchings (123064-846)
MOVIE MAGIC Cafe owners George and Sian Georgeou. Picture: Allan Hutchings (123064-846)
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THE CLOCK will be turned back 60 years at a cafe for a unique cinematic experience.

To mark the 10th anniversary of The Greenhouse Cafe, in The Square, Emsworth, owners Sian and George Georgeou are transforming the courtyard of the building into a cinema in homage to it once being the Palladium Cinema.

Film star Albert Finney, who lives in the town, is supporting the weekend – over October 6 and 7 – and his classic kitchen sink drama Saturday Night and Sunday Morning will be shown on the first night.

Two large Chinese hat-style marquees will be put up with spot lighting and a red carpet welcoming guests.

And Sunday will be entirely pedal-powered making it carbon neutral.

Chichester Harbour Conservancy has provided rarely seen film clips of the harbour and the people who visit and work in it which will be shown for free throughout the weekend.

The Sunday evening’s paid- for film is No Impact Man, which follows a Manhattan family as they lead a carbon neutral life for a year.

Sian said: ‘Many of our customers have told us stories about going to the movies here while they were courting.

‘Families who have lived here a long time have memories of the old cinema and we wanted to pay tribute to that.

‘Two of our regular customers are filmmaker Dan Musty from Millstream Productions, in Emsworth and Andrew Brabyn, a team cyclist, who are both supporting us.

‘We decided to go carbon neutral and be totally pedal-powered on the Sunday. Anyone can come along and cycle.

‘It’s going to be an incredible cinematic experience.’

All the money raised at the event will go to Cancer Research UK in memory of Mr Brabyn’s parents and in tribute to Mrs Georgeou’s best friend who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Films begin at 11am and many are free.

On Saturday The Muppets Movie is on at 4pm and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning at 7.30pm.

On Sunday there are films throughout the day with The Muppets Movie at 4pm and No Impact Man at 7.30pm.

Buy tickets from the cafe.