Errol Flynn Filmhouse
Design of a of a small independent cinema for the Royal & Derngate. Such was the success of EFF 1, One 17 were commissioned with the design of EFF 2, no less than 2 years later.
Our brief from the Royal & Derngate theatre company was to create a small independent cinema, where the experience of going to the cinema is just as important as the viewing of the film itself. Externally EFF 1 and 2 present as two elegant if slightly enigmatic timber clad pavilions edged by grass and plants, parked behind Royal & Derngate. The advent of EFF 2 allowed the creation of a small (but perfectly formed of course) outdoor social space between the two cinemas, where patrons gather to socialise before the showings.