The Liv­ing Room Cinema


The Liv­ing Room Cin­e­ma Chip­ping Nor­ton, a com­mu­ni­ty-focused bou­tique cin­e­ma com­pa­ny, is pleased to announce that they will be open­ing a two-screen cin­e­ma in late spring of this year.

From the founder and the exec­u­tive team behind the high­ly suc­cess­ful and respect­ed The Liv­ing Room Cin­e­ma in Liphook, this new local cin­e­ma will pro­vide a friend­ly and wel­com­ing home from home for the local com­mu­ni­ty in the heart of the Cotswolds. 

The Liv­ing Room Cin­e­ma Chip­ping Nor­ton will play a lead­ing role in the regen­er­a­tion of Chip­ping Norton’s high street by repur­pos­ing the shopfront of the his­toric Harpers’ build­ing and trans­form­ing it into a des­ti­na­tion venue that tran­scends a chain cin­e­ma expe­ri­ence. The build­ing most recent­ly housed Harpers’, a fam­i­ly-run busi­ness which was a favourite shop­ping des­ti­na­tion for both locals and tourists. Harpers had been a cor­ner­stone of the Chip­ping Nor­ton High Street for over four decades but has been left emp­ty for many years. The Liv­ing Room Cin­e­ma Chip­ping Nor­ton will sup­port the local econ­o­my work­ing along­side oth­er local busi­ness­es, curat­ing a bespoke film pro­gramme, stock­ing local prod­ucts and pro­vid­ing reward­ing employment.

The film pro­gramme will be diverse, show­cas­ing a range of pop­u­lar and award-win­ning new releas­es, inde­pen­dent titles, fam­i­ly films, and under our Liv­ing Room Presents’ ban­ner, doc­u­men­taries, for­eign lan­guage and art­house gems. With a key focus on acces­si­bil­i­ty and inclu­sion, sub­ti­tled, audio described, autism friend­ly and par­ent and baby screen­ings will fea­ture reg­u­lar­ly in our sched­ule. Cel­e­brate art on the big screen with the Exhi­bi­tion on Screen series, live music con­certs rang­ing from the leg­endary Andre Rieu to the visu­al spec­ta­cle of Cold­play, opera and bal­let from the Roy­al Opera House and beyond, and the­atre from the Nation­al Theatre. 

A high­light of the pro­gramme will be our spe­cial events and In Con­ver­sa­tion With” series. Spe­cial guests at our sis­ter Liphook site have includ­ed Down­ton Abbey stars Hugh Bon­neville and Eliz­a­beth McGov­ern; direc­tors Simon Cur­tis (Down­ton Abbey: A New Era) and BAF­TA-nom­i­nat­ed Jim Archer (Bri­an and Charles); writer Julian Fel­lowes (Gos­ford Park) and direc­tor of the NT’s Good’, Dominic Cooke.

Beyond the screen, the foy­er will pro­vide a ver­sa­tile social space with com­fy sofas, styl­ish décor and a laid-back, mod­ern vibe. Whether you wish to order a cof­fee or a cock­tail, host a meet­ing, catch up with friends and fam­i­ly, use it as a home-work­ing space or just come and read the paper, our relaxed all day café will trans­form into a vibrant, styl­ish cock­tail and wine bar in the evening. Our staff will know your name and your usu­al tip­ple, your favourite seat, and your favourite film. 

The Liv­ing Room Cin­e­ma Chip­ping Nor­ton will not be a mem­bers only cin­e­ma and will have a range of con­ces­sion priced tick­ets avail­able, in addi­tion to both stan­dard and pre­mi­um seat­ing. We will have a mem­ber­ship scheme for reg­u­lar patrons with a range of mem­ber­ship options for all tastes: from Stan­dard Mem­ber­ship to our lim­it­ed-edi­tion VIP Founder Mem­ber­ships, with ben­e­fits include unlim­it­ed cin­e­ma for the mem­ber and a guest, com­pli­men­ta­ry drinks, a pri­vate screen­ing, and an invite to the launch party.