Lynton is home to the smallest Cinema in Devon, seating a maximum of 68 in a uniquely intimate atmosphere. It is air conditioned, has full digital surround sound and shows some of the newest films.
It is also less than 1 minute's walk from Ingleside (no taxi needed!) and you can wine and dine here before you go to see the latest film.
Lynton Cinema with Ingleside ~ a very short walk up the private road
Lynton with its population of 2,000 people is as far as we know, the smallest town in the country to have a full time cinema.
Seats can be booked in advance by telephoning 01598 753243
In the summer months, there are generally two performances daily, one for the family and the other for general audiences in the evening.
There has been cinematograph entertainment in Lynton and Lynmouth since the time of the great war. The Picturedrome opened in 1916, this not being suitable for sound films, was superceded by the BB Cinema in 1930.
This closed in 1961 owing to the death of the owner and the films transferred for the next 38 years on a part-time basis to the Lynton Town Hall; after the retirement of the operator it was decided to return a full-time cinema back to Lynton when the grade II listed former Methodist Chapel became available.
An intimate modern picture palace was created in this building, opening in the spring of 2001, seating only 68 persons, comfortable seats with plenty of leg room has been provided, Dolby SR sound, full air conditioning in the summer months and full central heating in the winter, running as near release films as possible and special presentations throughout the year. Full disabled access and toilets are provided.
Next to the cinema is the Lyn Valley Arts and Crafts Centre which is also housed in the old Methodist Church.
You may also like to see some of the views from Ingleside or have a look at some of the wonderful scenery in this part of North Devon in our Photo Galleries: