The next time you go to the Neelsie, remember to take a peek into the newly-revamped Neelsie Cinema which boasts a beautiful new look. The renovated multi-purpose space featuring two theatres – a 121-seater and a 98-seater – both equipped with modern projectors, powerful surround sound and lighting. The luxurious seats with fold-away writing tablets, will add to the multi-functionality of the venue and enhance the overall visitor experience.
The auditorium is intimate enough for all types of celebrations and an ideal space to host a wide range of event types, including private screenings of films, corporate meetings, talks, workshops, fundraisers, launches, birthday parties (from kids to milestone celebrations), and so much more.
“It is the vision of Stellenbosch University to use the space to its maximum advantage, and in turn provide an unforgettable experience through a high-tech multi-functional venue for both students, as an integral part of the art community and film society, and the rest of the campus and corporate business partners,” says Catherine Channing, manager of CECO (Central Events and Conferencing Office) which is now the new tenant of this space. Channing says they are planning all types of exciting events, including a film festival in the next couple of months.
The iconic cinema will remain the hub for the Pulp Film Society and regular film screenings for its members will continue. The society also has its own special area for members to enjoy.
“The support so far has been wonderful,” adds Channing, “and we are genuinely excited to see how the community utilise this beautiful space.”
Bookings are open for events. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.