Having studied the most recent changes in Government rules we are pleased to see that although group sizes are now limited to a maximum of six, the number of groups in the venue is not so restricted. We will need to make some changes (listed below) to remain Covid secure, but these should not detract from the enjoyment. These are designed to minimise contact with other groups and also time in the hall. Seating will be limited to a maximum of 50% capacity and no more than 24 separated groups (including volunteers) containing up to six people.
Tickets may be bought in several ways:
By visiting our online store at www.ticketsource.co.uk/rusthall-community-cinema seats may be reserved and paid for in advance. The same service is available by phoning the box office on 0333 666 3366 although there will be a small booking fee added for this service.
On the door tickets may be bought with a contactless card or phone, chip & PIN cards are also welcomed. Cash is also acceptable ideally where no change is required.
If anyone in your household may have had Covid like symptoms (high temperature, loss of taste or smell, a new continuous cough) within the past 14 days please do not leave home.
Please arrive close to the doors opening time and if necessary queue 2 metres away from earlier visitors. Just outside the door you will see a poster containing the essence of these notes and an NHS Test and Trace QR code. Please scan the QR code on your phone using the NHS COVID-19 app just prior to entering. If you are not able to do so there is a sheet of paper just inside the door on which we ask that every adult in your group enters their contact details. This will be retained for 21 days and used for NHS Test and Trace only.
Please make sure you are wearing a face covering from this point until after the film ends, it should be removed only while eating and drinking then replaced immediately. Free masks are available on our NHS Test and Trace table. At the door you will be met by a volunteer who will confirm where seats are available for your group then show you to the hand sanitiser that we ask all visitors to use immediately on entering the hall.
After passing the NHS Test and Trace contact sheet you will be taken to your seats if pre-booked, or the 'box office' table where your name will be checked off (for annual subscribers, active volunteers, and film friends only) or £5 taken. Payment by contactless card or phone is encouraged, but failing that chip & PIN is an option. If electronic payment is not possible then you may pay with cash but please have the correct sum ready,
Please observe the one way path - hugging the walls on the way to the screen and up the centre aisle on the way to the exit. One of our catering volunteers will soon visit you to ask whether you would like any drinks or ice creams brought to you. They will be able to take payment at the seat - ideally using contactless payment but failing that exact change is acceptable.
Please remain seated unless you need to visit the lavatory. If you do, please maintain social distance from others and select a cubicle displaying a green 'disinfected' sign hanging on the door. As you leave please remember to leave the cubicle door open and turn the card that is hanging on the door over to display the red 'awaiting disinfection' sign.
All seats are 1.6 meters away from other rows and separated from adjoining groups by a table. Recycled air conditioning will be disabled - heating will be by radiators only. To minimise necessary time in the hall we are temporarily suspending the raffle and short films that used to be a feature at the start of the evening. Links to thematically related short films will be published in the fortnightly newsletter. We are also moving the post-film discussion group to a virtual Zoom meeting the day after the film - details in the fortnightly newsletter.