At any time of the year The Red Carpet 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…
Brunch is served from 10am until 11.45am; lunch from 12 noon until 3pm and for our evening menu we take orders from 5pm until 8.30pm. Our popular two course film & food deal is available every evening for £27.95pp. We welcome quiet, well behaved children and dry, quiet well behaved dogs.
Ten years ago we set out to build a small 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 six 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.
To everyone who chooses The Red Carpet, we can’t thank you enough for your support.
Kate and Ian
We decided on Wednesday March 18th, to close our doors for the foreseeable future. We felt that it was the sensible thing to do in light of the government guidelines issued today and for the health and wellbeing of all our staff and our customers. For those of you who have gift vouchers, we will be extending the time limit by the amount of time we are closed once we re-open. Any film or food bookings that we have had to cancel will obviously not be charged for.
Ian and I would like to personally thank everyone who has supported us over the last seven years. I don't think we could ever of believed back in 2013 when we first opened our doors that we could feel so happy running our little social hub in the heart of such an amazing local community. We feel very confident that we will re-open again one day and hope very much to see you all again very soon. Until then, I wish you all the very best in your fight against Covid-19. I hope everyone of you sail through it with minimal symptoms and emerge strong and healthy on the other side.
THE RED CARPET CINEMA AND CAFE BAR IS NOW CLOSED.