Latest Portishead Film screen postponed

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 December 2010


PORTISHEAD Film has had to postpone its screening of An Education because of licensing issues.

The film, based on the memoirs of journalist Lynn Barber, was due to be screened at the Jubilee Hall in Slade Road tomorrow (Thursday).

Organisers say they had been told by the hall owners that an appropriate license was in place which permitted them to run the cinema club from the venue, but after some confusion, with only days to go before the screening, North Somerset Council’s licensing department confirmed this was not the case.

This is the second time Portishead Film has been in hot water over appropriate licenses. Earlier this year, a screening at Gordano School had to be cancelled when it came to light that an entertainment license for the venue was not in place. This has since been rectified.

Volunteer Shaun Cheesman said: “We specifically asked NS Housing who own the Jubilee Hall if the correct license was in place for us to show the film and were advised it was, unfortunately this was only a PRS license which is not enough.”

Victoria Carvey, a spokesman for NS Housing said: “We are now in the process of obtaining a license for Jubilee Hall which we hope will be successful and once obtained, we will be looking forward to supporting the community.”

Portishead Film has now applied for a temporary license and will screen An Education at the Jubilee Hall on December 9. Doors will open at 7.30pm for refreshments, the film will begin at 8pm.

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