Tideswell Cinema was awarded a splendid glass trophy at the More2Screen Independent Cinema event in London on Wednesday.
The community cinema, which presents more than 50 live theatre, opera, ballet broadcasts and films a year, won the Best Social Media award for publicising its events on Facebook, Twitter and its own tideswellcinema.com website.
The ‘MAFTA’ Award for Tremendous Achievement was presented to committee member Diana Walkden on behalf of the Tideswell Cinema team who said: “We’re thrilled that Tideswell Cinema has been selected for the Best Social Media award.
“It’s especially rewarding as we are a non-profit community cinema run by enthusiastic volunteers – so enthusiastic we love to shout about our events on Twitter and Facebook. It’s great to be able to re-tweet More2Screen messages and tell people they can see these live events in the beautiful Peak District in a room above a village pub (The George) – what could be more enticing.”
More2Screen, which distributes live opera, ballet and theatre events to 5,000 cinemas in 70 territories, said: “Over the past year, we have been very impressed with your dedication to promoting the Royal Opera House season via Twitter and Facebook. You are always the first to retweet and share anything that More2Screen has posted. It is great to see that your venue is passionate about encouraging an appreciation for Event Cinema in your local area.”