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December 2020

White Peak Distillery Christmas Pop-Up Shop

As one door closes, another one opens as they say. So with Derby & Derbyshire placed under Tier 3 restrictions, we’ve handed over our bar to our friends at White Peak Distillery to sell their range of gins, rums, glassware, gift packs and more – plus it means you can have a sneaky peak at what we’ve been up to.

Opening from this coming Thursday 3rd December, they’ll be open each Thursday, Friday & Saturday until 19th December, from 12-6pm with a few late nights too.

Check out their range of fabulous gifts and get into the spirit of Christmas quite literally… Click here

November 2020

It’s Always Good to Get the Last Word…

As cinemas darkened across England on Thursday for a month-long lockdown to fight the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, those in the exhibition sector are gamely playing ball, despite knowing full well that the latest enforced closure could mean that some cinemas may not reopen at all.

Read the full article here

Other independent cinemas have permanently altered their business model. The Northern Light cinema in Wirksworth decided to remodel with a reduced capacity and change the venue to a stylish, high-end offering.

“We’re [under] no illusions as to the difficulty we’ll face over the next few months, but we’re confident that our approach will be well received by our audience,” cinema owner Paul Carr tells Variety. “By offering a smaller, more intimate experience, we’ll be able to offer a great night out and keep it safe and in style.”


October 2020

We’re Moving in Exalted Circles…

The pandemic has caused a huge blow to cinemas, many of which have had to close following the delays to film releases like that of No Time To Die. A trip to the pictures may look a little bit different, but the experience doesn’t have to be compromised. Whether heading out, mask in hand, to watch a movie, signing up for a membership or purchasing merchandise, here is Tatler’s guide to the country’s best indie cinemas to support.

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The Northern Lights Cinema, Derbyshire
For Derbyshire locals, the Northern Lights Cinema is quite literally a home away from home, with screenings full of chintzy armchairs that transport you to the grandest of living rooms. Branching out to cosy outdoor screenings since the pandemic, this cinema has many new, exciting and COVID-secure plans ahead for the reopening of their indoor screenings. Until then, a visit to the cinema foyer deli is a must – bag yourself a selection of freshly made cheeses, bread, olive oils and chutney until lights, camera, action!
13A North End, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4FG