At any time of the year The Red Carpet Independent Cinema remains a vibrant hub on Barton Marina. We stream live events from all over the world and are proud to welcome guests to sell out shows of art house and main stream films. Take a look at all the films and events that you can book at the moment…
Breakfast is served in our cafe bar from 10am until 11.45am; lunch from 12 noon until 4.45pm and for our evening menu we take orders from 5pm until 8.30pm. We now have a daytime film and food offer consisting of a one course breakfast or lunch with an afternoon cinema ticket from £14.95. In the evening our popular two course film & food deal is available every evening from £30.95pp. On Sundays we run a two course film and food including our delicious Sunday roasts.
Part Time Senior Pot Washer - 18 hours per week. We are particularly interested in people who can work from 5pm until 11pm on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays. If you can only do two of those shifts that's fine. We are paying up to £10.32 per hour.
Click on the link in the box above and you're one step closer to being part of the team.
Twelve years ago we set out to build a small independent two screen cinema and cafe bar where people could enjoy a two course meal and a film under one roof. The idea of a meal and a film was nothing new but we did believe that people would enjoy it more if they could eat and chat in a relaxed atmosphere and then be invited to wander over to their screen and watch a film in a small, peaceful cinema in their especially reserved seats. We thought it was a romantic idea, enchanting...simple really. We were going to float through this on a wave of measured optimism, sound business experience and realistic goals and timescales.
Four years and four months later we looked exactly like a spectacular ‘Grand Designs’ style disaster. We had that slightly wild, forced, entrenched and delusional look about us all the time. We had purchased land without any finance, been through four rounds of planning, been turned down by 7 banks, sold everything we’d ever owned except a ten year old car, changed our architectural plans 53 times and along the way had picked up two digital projectors we didn’t know how to work. We had no home, no pension plan and no jobs. We never slept, we barely ate, we regularly had meetings at 4am, we were, definitely, without doubt, completely bonkers.
That was eight years ago; six incredible and quite scary, life changing years. Then we opened the doors and the support we have received was simply unbelievable. We have certainly felt every bump along the road, some more brutally bone shaking than others but we’re also incredibly proud of The Red Carpet and its place within the local community.
More recently of course we've had the outbreak of Covid 19 in 2020 and 2021 which forced us to close for almost an entire year. Your help and support by writing reviews and buying gift vouchers even when you had no idea when you'd be able to spend them was overwhelming and we were also grateful recipiants of a BFI Grant.
To everyone who chooses The Red Carpet, we can’t thank you enough for your support.
Here's to a exciting, film packed 2022.
Kate and Ian
Please set off half an hour early for your trip to the Red Carpet today.
Part of the A38 is closed this weekend after a major water leak has caused damage to the busy road. The northbound carriageway is closed between Alrewas and Wychnor until 6am on Monday May 2nd.
Please do not attempt to call us if you have only seen this message once you find yourself stuck in traffic as we have every member of the team working on the floor trying to accomodate late arrivals and re-jig the schedule for food and drink as best we can on one of our busiest weekends of the year.
If you haven't managed to arrive please contact on our contact email via the website and we will completely understand and you will not be charged.
We very much hope you make it today and look forward to seeing you.