Fremantle events this year

Zonita Community Cinema currently runs a 9-show schedule for the local folk of Ampthill and surrounding villages, plus plans for up to 4 shows per year going forward with Fremantle-MacIntyre-Leonard Cheshire, based at Parkside Hall. Whilst Zonita already has a fantastic group of volunteers to help on the day plus behind the scenes, there is an opportunity to support our cause. (If you're interested in getting involved, email us at the address below; we'd love to to hear from you.)

Out first Fremantle event, Singalong-a-Mamma-Mia, was last September. Click here to read all about it, see more photos, and find out a lot more about the Fremantle Trust.

Below is a slide show of some pictures from our recent July showing (Singalong-a-Grease), which had around 120 attendees---a fantastic evening all round. We hope to host another event later this year.

Website improvements

I've added a few new features recently. On the main page:

  • You can see what films are on at the next showing, and when it is
  • There's a summary of the most recent news items (like this one)

For each movie on the What's On page:

  • There's a movie rating icon, which links to the BBFC guide for that rating
  • Next to the rating, there's a list of genres for the movie
  • There's also a link to the YouTube trailer (if available)

If you have any ideas for other stuff you'd like to see on the site, let me know (at the usual email address below).

Zonita on the Web

Ampthill TV has a couple of videos about the new Zonita.

  • This first one goes right back to the opening night (and they uploaded it to Vimeo, so I can show it to you right here):

  • Zonita Timelapse is a 4-minute video showing a day in the life of the cinema at from setup to closedown, and gives you an idea of what's involved in making it all happen. (Volunteers to help out are always gratefully accepted! Why not drop us an email at the address below?)

2016/17 season is open for ideas

The Spring 2016 season is now over. We hope you'll agree there were some excellent movies!

We are reviewing our Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 movie line up, both matinee and evening. All ideas and suggestions are welcome, whether a classic, thriller, hollywood, or musical. Why not write and let us know? You can either leave a comment on this page, or email us at


Welcome to the new Zonita website. The old one recently lost its maintainer, and someone finally volunteered to take over (er, that's me).

I hope that this site is more readable and useful, and would appreciate feedback (improvements, ideas for more pages, or any problems you find). You can either leave a comment using the link above, or email me at