Seaford Community Cinema Committee

The team members who provide a local cinema service for the people of Seaford.



Paula Ross

Chair
Paula is the presiding officer of an Seaford Community Cinema.

Andrew Pattichis

Hon. Secretary/Treasurer

I’ve been on the committee since the cinema started and got involved because having seen the Ritz Cinema turn into Morrisons and other film clubs come and go, I wanted to get involved with a group of amazing enthusiastic cinema lovers.

As Film Manager my job is to produce the program of films for the three seasons. It’s a great job because I get to watch as many films as I can, and taking into consideration suggestions from our audience and the committee, I come up with a final list. We carefully consider the order in which we screen the films so that we get a good balance of the different genres. It’s also my responsibility to check the DVD release dates and source the licences.

Outside of the cinema I work part time at the University of Brighton as a technical consultant. I’m also an exhibition chemist!, which involves staging Science shows at schools and science festivals in the UK and round the world.

Jon Dilley

Front of House Manager

Andrea Hargreaves

Press, Publicity and Marketing

My journalistic career spans print media from local newspapers to national publications, from reporting to production work to feature writing. In the course of this I have, at various times, been the editor of seven local papers and two leisure interest magazines. Recently my work has appeared in Sussex Life and The Guardian.

I love films as it does offer the means to explore different cultures, emotions and fantasies in sometimes challenging genres. I’ve been an enthusiastic volunteer since the launch of this go-ahead cinema which is bringing so much food for thought and, by its wide variety of subject, sheer pleasure, to Seaford.

Adele Walshe

Technical Manager
I’ve always enjoyed watching a wide range of films and have been a Seaford Cinema member from the beginning, then a volunteer from 2013 – performing Front of House duties – working in the bar, selling tickets, handing out audience reaction slips. I then took on the responsibilities for sending out the newsletter, as well as updating the website – and now am the Technical Manager. This role not only covers the website, but also overseeing the audio/visual activities and future upgrades.