Secret cinemas

Secret cinemas

The seaside town of Tenby, with its pastel-coloured houses, little tea shops and old-man pubs, is so small that it doesn’t have a cinema – but this hasn’t deterred them from putting on a film festival. Unusual locations, from a lifeboat house to a Tudor townhouse, will be transformed this month for the Pembrokeshire town’s first celebration of cinema.

Screenings include John Madden’s Shakespeare in Love (scenes of which were shot in Lexden House, one of the pop-up cinema locations), surfing documentary Riding Giants, family-friendly titles such as Lost and Found, based on Oliver Jeffers’ fairy tale, and Ponyo, by the director of Spirited Away.

Films4Tenby takes place 15-17 March 2013; tickets cost from ?3 per person. For more information, visit

A 15-minute drive away is The Grove, a Grade II-listed country house with a pretty garden and accommodation in a 16th-century tannery, a 400-year-old longhouse and in the house itself.
The Grove, Molleston, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales (01834 860915;

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