Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Update on reopening plans

We are hoping to open the cinema again on Monday May 17th 2021. This is the date that has been set by the UK government as the earliest date when places of entertainment can open. We will open with all the Covid safety measures in place as before and will have social distancing in the


Monday, December 21st, 2020

Corn Exchange awarded a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund

The Corn Exchange in Wallingford has been awarded a total sum of £40,700, (payable in three stages) from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, setup to ensure that arts venues are able to continue operation despite the current Covid pandemic. The award was made by the British Film Institute on behalf of the Department of Culture,


Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Covid-19 Safety Measures

The Corn Exchange is implementing Covid-safe protocols as per Government Guidelines and under guidance from our H&S consultant and from information provided by partner organisations such as the British Film Institute and the Little Theatre Guild. When we first re-open, we will only be showing films. When the Government says it is safe to do


Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Sinodun Players and Corn Exchange awarded Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Corn Exchange in Wallingford and the Sinodun Players, resident company and owner of the theatre, have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest possible honour for voluntary groups in the UK.


Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Planning appeal turned down

We had the wonderful news recently about the refusal of the planning appeal for apartments abutting the Corn Exchange. The Planning Inspectorate said that she was “considerably concerned” about the impact on future occupants of the appeal scheme from “structure-borne noise”. She found “serious question marks over a number of assumptions made” as part of


Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Sound in the Cinema

The standard level for film sound in an Auditorium is 7.0 on the calibrated Dolby™ Volume level control. However, many cinemas including this one, have found that this setting can allow excessive sound levels on some film soundtracks. However, as part of the experience, the sound in a cinema will always be louder than that