Our Story

Our Story


The Forum Cinema is an established independent, commercial cinema and hub for film in Hexham and the Tyne Valley.  It is committed to delivering an authentic, inclusive cinema experience and dedicated to engaging, entertaining and developing as wide an audience as possible.




Northumberland’s only full time cinema, now in community ownership, The Forum Cinema was taken over by the Hexham Community Partnership in March 2007 and operates as  a commercial cinema with profits being retained within the community and supporting the activities of the Partnership.




The Forum Cinema is open daily throughout the year. Digital projection and sound systems allow us to put on an exciting programme of films, satellite screenings and live events, including opera, ballet, theatre and exhibitions – often in partnership with other local organisations such as the Hexham Book Festival, Cogito Books and the Abbey Festival.




We have what we consider to be the best 3D system available – so that we can take full advantage of films now being produced specifically for this medium – such as Gravity and  Avatar – and can offer the 3D option for many children’s films.