We responded to our client’s need for a quick installation to ensure the outside of the building looked as spectacular as the inside. And at the end of May – just one month after we were contacted by Building Contractor, R Durtnell & Sons the Depot was officially opened.
The Depot was opened by Martin Freeman, well known for his roles in The Office, Sherlock and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Martin has family ties with Lewes - his brother Jamie and his wife own Union Music and had previously worked with Carmen Slijpen (Co-founder).
Jamie said: “I heard about this through my wife and we asked if they’d like us to ask Martin if he’d be free to do the opening.”
Martin said that after receiving the invitation he made his diary work to accommodate it, joking: “I blew out Graham Norton for this.”
A huge advocate of independent cinema, Martin happily signed autographs for delighted fans at the opening.
This exciting build is primarily a community resource, with three screens allowing the flexibility to show not only current releases, but also classics and other films of interest.
Robert Senior (Co-founder) said: “What’s in it for us is this amazing set-up we’ve created – it’s a playground.”
Phase 2 will be completed soon…