New Digital sound for Cinema and Tea Dance

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The Palladium Cinema and the Midsomer Tea Dance at Midsomer Norton Town this coming weekend will both benefit from a major investment in a fully digital sound system, including 7.1 surround sound. The work has been funded jointly by a grant from Midsomer Norton Town Council and funds from the Sarah Ann Trust. As well as amazing sound the main Assembly Room will benefit from a hearing loop and improved PA system for occasions ranging from a single person giving a talk to panel discussions with roving wireless microphones.

Probably the biggest impact of the full surround sound will be at the Midsomer Norton Palladium Cinema this coming Saturday 26th April with the 2.30pm Family Showcase screening of Frozen and the Evening screening of Saving Mr Banks at 7.30pm. With modern films such as these the benefit of full digital 7.1 surround sound will totally lift the experience to the level of a commercial cinema.

“So many people have said that they wanted a cinema in Midsomer Norton, so it’s great that we can now offer a full size screen, amazing sound quality, comfortable armchair seats, popcorn, ice cream and also with our new licence a fully functioning bar at our evening screenings”, said Paul Myers, Trustee of the Midsomer Norton Community Trust and one of the major driving forces behind the cinema venture.

Then on Sunday, A slice of nostalgia is set to return to Midsomer Norton Town Hall’s Assembly Room by popular request, this Sunday 27th April with the quarterly Midsomer Tea Dance. There will be an authentic period feel created with cake stands, tea cups, kentia palms and damask tablecloths.  Doors open at 3pm with a traditional afternoon tea including cucumber sandwiches (with the crusts cut off of course!) and a selection of homemade traditional cakes served between 3pm and 5pm. As well as piano music played by Jacquelyn Bevan on the Bechstein grand, there will be original tracks from the great bands of the 1920s and 1930s played out on the new digital sound system. You can come and just have tea and enjoy the ambience or join in the dancing too.

For more information about any of these events please ring 01761 419133 or email