Broadway

Notice Board

Mon 05 Nov

Broadway seeks new Chair

Broadway is recruiting for a new Chair to steer the charity’s governance through another exciting and challenging period in our illustrious 28-year history; with the imminent launch of a new website, capital improvements and a brand refresh scheduled for 2019, this role is pivotal to ensuring Broadway’s success and continued development.

About Broadway:

Broadway is one of the UK’s leading 4 screen independent cinemas, presenting a range of educational, talent development and community-based film and arts activities that aim to inspire creativity and a lifelong love of film. Broadway is a National Portfolio Organisation receiving support from the Arts Council England, for our Near Now studio for art, design and innovation and is the film hub lead organisation for Film Hub Midlands (in a strategic partnership with Birmingham-based Flatpack), part of the British Film Institute’s UK wide Film Audience Network aimed at ensuring the greatest choice of film is available for everyone.

Nottingham Media Centre Ltd, trading as Broadway, is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Its board members are both directors of the company and trustees of the charity. The role of the board is to act collectively to fulfil its legal and governance responsibilities for the organisation. The board oversees the implementation of Broadway’s strategic direction and acts to protect its charitable objects and values. The management of Broadway is delegated by the board to the Chief Executive, who leads the professional staff team. Established in 1990, Broadway is customer focussed, having a turnover of more than £3m with a subsidiary company that operates our popular bar and catering business.

The duties associated with this voluntary position include:

  • chairing quarterly board meetings, maintaining impartiality and objectivity to the decision-making process
  • liaison and support for Broadway’s chief executive and senior staff team
  • establishing and build an effective and constructive working relationship with the Chief Executive, ensuring they are held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives
  • creating the environment for a high performing board team and encourage productive relationships with and among individual board members.
  • focussing on the long-term strategy for the organisation
  • setting the long-term governance plan ensuring the organisation meets all its legal and charitable responsibilities
  • leading the ongoing development and contribution of the board, currently consisting of 8 Trustee/Directors
  • representing Broadway locally and nationally at external meetings and events

Who we’re looking for - someone who:

  • has experience of networking with social, economic and political influencers, locally and nationally
  • loves film and is passionate about inspiring creativity
  • understands the challenges of achieving sustainable development faced by the sector and the need for innovative and pro-active leadership at board level
  • has a track record of success within the cinema, arts or charity sector at board or senior management level
  • has the leadership and presence to motivate the board into using their expertise, knowledge and contacts to support the development of Broadway’s strategic objectives
  • maintains a high level of business acumen and understands the importance of providing excellent customer experience
  • will support Broadway’s strategic direction and the importance of the board in successfully achieving business objectives
  • works closely with the Chief Executive to ensure that meetings are well planned, meaningful and reflect the responsibilities of trustees
  • can commit to time outside of quarterly board meetings for face-to-face meetings with the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team

To find out more:

We have prepared a Briefing Pack for potential candidates, please visit our Work For Us page.

If you would like to know more, or to arrange for a conversation with our current Chair, Fred Brookes, contact Steve Mapp, Chief Executive on s.mapp@broadway.org.uk

Thu 01 Nov

4K projection and 7.1 sound installed in Screen 2

It’s a brand new month and we’re very excited to announce the upgrade to 4K projection and 7.1 surround sound in Screen 2. This marks the beginning of a year of investment into our cinema screens and bars which will include further 4K projection and 7.1 sound installation in our historic Screen 1, improved seating and comfort in Screens 1, 2 and 4, and refurbishment of our Cafébar, Mezz Bar and toilets.

Our new 4K projection will be nestled in alongside our existing (VIP autograph-laden) 35mm projectors and will ensure that Broadway can continue to create a love of film throughout Nottingham by showcasing the best independent cinema experience at an accessible price for all, in any format.

We plan on celebrating the launch of 4K at Broadway with some special one-off screenings over the coming months, so please keep checking the website and our brochure for further information about upcoming 4K events.

You can read more about our improvement plans here and we’ll keep you informed of all upcoming developments as we move forward.

Thank you again for your continued support of Broadway and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Tue 18 Sep

Upcoming changes at Broadway Cinema

Thank you to the thousands of Broadway customers who completed our annual audience survey in August.


Whilst we take the time to look through your comments, we thought we would share some of the headline results with you:

  • 98.4% of customers would recommend us
  • More customers now use our website to view our film programme than our printed brochure
  • 56.5% of survey respondents are unaware that Broadway is a registered charity
  • Customers are frustrated by the implied queuing system in our Cafebar


You may have heard that we’re planning on making some ambitious changes to Broadway over the coming year which will make the customer experience even better.

These changes include a redesign of our Cafebar and Mezz Bar, upgrading comfort levels in Screens 1, 2 and 4 (don’t worry, we’ll still be retaining that unique Paul Smith style in Screen 4) and introducing 4K projection and 7.1 surround sound in Screens 1 and 2.

Your honest and forthright feedback has confirmed much of our own thinking in regards to changes we can make to take Broadway forward, so we just want to take the time to say thank you.

Thank you for the record 194,492 tickets sold, the 82,864 pints of beer drank on your way into a film, the 47,442 cups of coffee grasped on a cold Silver Screen Thursday morning, the 18,171 pizzas ordered before settling in for the film quiz and the 9,382 slices of cake wolfed down from 9am until late.

Without your continued support and loyalty to Broadway, we would be just another cinema. With you behind us, we’re so much more.

Once our plans are finalised and the dates in 2019 are confirmed we will share these with you and ask for further input into their implementation.

Thank you again,

Steve Mapp
CEO, Broadway Cinema

Wed 12 Sep

Customer notice: Screening of Cold War on Sunday 16 September cancelled

Due to an unforeseen change in our schedule, the 12.30pm screening of COLD WAR this Sunday 16 September has been cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

COLD WAR is showing here at Broadway through to Thursday 20 September - to see our screening times and to book tickets, please click here.

Thanks,

The team at Broadway

Fri 07 Sep

Director Q&A for About A Badly Drawn Boy cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the director's Q&A due to follow our screening of ABOUT A BADLY DRAWN BOY on Saturday 15 September has unfortunately been cancelled.

The film screening itself will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 15 September, 2.30pm.

We apologise for any disappointment caused - if you have already booked and would like a refund, please contact our Box Office on 0115 952 6611.

Tickets for the screening are still available here.

Wed 05 Sep

We're now recruiting for Customer Service Assistants (CSA)

Are you friendly, personable and able to communicate well with a broad range of people?

Do you have experience of working in a busy bar, restaurant or public venue in a customer facing role?

We’re currently recruiting Customer Service Assistants who will be responsible for delivering efficient, friendly and knowledgeable customer service in our bars and screens. Applicants must have a minimum of 1 years’ experience in a busy bar environment.

For more details and to apply, visit our Work Here page.

Fri 17 Aug

Customer notice: reduced Cafébar menu w/c Monday 20 August

Our Cafébar kitchen will be undergoing maintenance from Monday 20 August, and so we will be serving a reduced menu - offering a selection of sandwiches and salads - during this time.

Sandwiches

<span>·<span> </span></span>Smoked Bacon, Vine tomato, Rocket, Mayo - £3.90

<span>·<span> </span></span> Pastrami, Emmental, gherkins, mustard, rocket - £3.90

<span>·<span> </span></span> Sun Dried tomato Tapenade, French brie and wild Rocket (v) - £3.90

<span>·<span> </span></span> French Brie, Cranberry sauce, rocket (v) - £3.90

<span>·<span> </span></span> Hummus, Carrot, Beetroot, Spinach (vg) - £3.50

<span>·<span> </span></span> Onion Bhaji, mango chutney, hummus, spinach (vg) - £3.50

Salad

<span>·<span> </span></span> Nicoise – Tuna, Egg, Olives, Green beans, New Potatoes, Dressed leaves - £6.50

<span>·<span> </span></span> Caesar – Chicken fillet, cherry tomatoes, Red Onion, Croutons, Caesar dressing - £6.50

<span>·<span> </span></span> Cous Cous – Roasted Butternut squash, Goats cheese, Rocket, Beetroot (v) - £5.90

<span>·<span> </span></span> Pesto Pasta – Kale and Walnut Pesto, Penne Pasta, rocket (vg) - £5.90

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Many thanks,

The team at Broadway

Wed 04 Jul

Win Muse merchandise courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing

Muse release their ambitious 'Drones World Tour' to cinemas worldwide - including Broadway - on July 12 for one night only, and we have some t-shirts and CDs to give away courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing.

We've got three copies of Muse's DRONES album, plus three Muse DRONES t-shirts to give away to our lucky winners.

To be in with a chance of winning, send your answer to the following question - along with your name and address - to: competition@broadway.org.uk

Q: What was the name of Muse's debut studio album, released in 1999?

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Tickets are available now for MUSE: DRONES WORLD TOUR, screening for one night only on Thursday 12 July.

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Exclusive screenings will bring the globally renowned, multi-platinum-selling band and their Drones 'in the round' spectacular to the big screen.

Filmed and recorded over multiple tour dates in 2016, the 'Drones World Tour' will showcase Muse’s career-spanning hits including ‘Psycho’, ‘Madness’, ‘Uprising’, ‘Plug in Baby’, ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ and ‘Knights of Cydonia’ amongst others. The film contains never-before-seen special effects, perfectly complimenting the awe-inspiring level of creative stage production Muse fans have come to expect, ensuring the ultimate audio / visual sensory experience.

Alongside exclusive insight from the band talking about the creative concept, highlights of the show include autonomous Drones flying across the audience, giant projections and intricate, perfectly crafted LED laser works that create an eerie, dystopian world.

Mon 11 Jun

Win an exclusive MCQUEEN poster courtesy of Lionsgate

New documentary MCQUEEN is now showing here at Broadway, and we have an exclusive gold foil A3 poster to give away to one lucky winner courtesy of Lionsgate.

The film offers a vivid portrait of legendary British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, "a spectacular visual album of his work and an achingly moving account of the incomplete life behind it" (Variety).

Lee Alexander McQueen ascended the ranks of the international fashion world quickly. Head designer of Givenchy at just 27, he went on to win the British Designer of the Year award four times, and excited the fashion world with his controversial and confrontational work, theatrical runway shows and daring designs. Through testimonials from his closest friends and family, MCQUEEN offers a vivid portrait of a tortured but inspired auteur’s work and persona.

For your chance to win, send your answer to the following question - along with your name and address - to: competition@broadway.org.uk

Q: What age was Alexander McQueen when he became head designer at French fashion house Givenchy?

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Wed 16 May

We are now recruiting for Customer Service Assistants (CSA)

Are you friendly, personable and able to communicate well with a broad range of people?

Do you have experience of working in a busy bar, restaurant or public venue in a customer facing role?

We’re currently recruiting Customer Service Assistants who will be responsible for delivering efficient, friendly and knowledgeable customer service in our bars and screens. Applicants must have a minimum of 1 year's experience in a busy bar environment.

To find out more and to apply, please visit: broadway.org.uk/working_here