Cheltenham’s boutique cinema has big plans for its second year

A new series of themed events are set to be launched, as Tivoli Cinema Cheltenham marks its first anniversary with some ambitious plans.

By Emma Luther  |  Published

It's been 12 months since Tivoli Cinema Cheltenham opened its doors in September 2021.

In that time, it's shown 116 films and more than 30 live streamed cultural performances, as well as hosted special events and functions.

Opening with No Time to Die in September 2021, Tivoli Cinema Cheltenham celebrated its 12-month milestone with a first night screening of Don’t Worry Darling, along with 1950s inspired cocktails and canapés.

Cheltenham’s boutique cinema - complete with a café-bar - in the heart of the town centre's Regent Arcade, is now planning on expanding its offering as it moves into its second year.

There's set to be pre-racing breakfasts during Gold Cup week 2023, as well as Christmas wreath making with mince pies in December 2022 and many more film inspired parties in the new year.

Tivoli Cinema Cheltenham manager Simon Guy said: 'We are thrilled to be celebrating our one-year anniversary in Cheltenham and look forward to even more people discovering us and our unique cinema experience over the next 12 months.'

Asked about the most popular movies during its first year, Guy revealed No Time To Die took the top spot, followed by Top Gun Maverick, Elvis, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Belfast, West Side Story, The Batman, Death On The Nile and lastly, Where The Crawdads Sing.

The cinema filled with armchairs, sofas and chaises also has a director’s screening room, which has proved a popular private hire option for birthdays and anniversaries. 

Tivoli Cinema Cheltenham was the second cinema of its kind to open following the launch of its sister-site in Bath in December 2018.

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