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ERO Neighbourhood Cinema Launch

Yes, for a 3 month trial period The Essex Record Office Conference Centre is screening three great films as part of its Neighbourhood Cinema project.

During the months of September, October, and November you have the chance to see some classic films in our 140 seat auditorium.

Tickets are just £5.00 on the door from our reception desk before each showing (cash or cheque only).

The films on offer are:

10:30 Tuesday 20 September


  • Director: Joshua Logan

  • Cast: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr

  • Year of Release: 1958

  • Running Time: 157mins

  • Certificate: U

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Summary: On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.



And to get you in the mood for Halloween!

10:30 Tuesday 18 October



  • Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

  • Cast: Elio Germano, Margherita Buy, Vittoria Puccini

  • Year of Release: 2012

  • Running Time: 105mins

  • Certificate: 15

  • Country of Origin: Italy

  • Language: Italian

  • English Subtitles?: Yes

  • Summary: A young aspiring actor, Pietro, moves to Rome in the hope of landing a starring role. He takes a job in a bakery to support himself while he tries for auditions and when he hears of a slightly run-down apartment going for cheap he snaps it up to escape his overprotective cousin. When he arrives he finds the previous tenant too scared to come inside to collect her things – and it quickly transpires that the flat is haunted. To Pietro’s delight however, the ghost are the members of a 1940s theatrical troupe who offer to help him coach him for a forthcoming audition if he will track down their missing member.



10:30 Tuesday 15 November


  • Director: Thomas Vinterberg

  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts

  • Year of Release: 2015

  • Running Time: 114mins

  • Certificate: 12

  • Country of Origin: UK, United States of America

  • Summary: The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.



Unfortunately food and drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.

Neighbourhood Cinema

Neighbourhood Cinema is a BFI scheme bringing local people together to watch great films.


Remember - tickets are available on the door from our reception desk before each showing.


For further information please call 033301 32501