We are Solent University's 3D Dolby Atmos cinema

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About Us

Sonar Film is a multi award winning cinema, voluntarily run by students.
All films are £4 on display of a valid Solent student, staff or alumni card and £4.50 for anyone else!

In our 96 seated auditorium we show blockbuster films, run games tournaments, host free film nights and collaborate with charities to provide Solent University students with an affordable getaway.

We have a 2K Barco digital projector, an Xpand 3D system and a state of the art Dolby Atmos immersive sound system!

Our screen is 3 metres high and 7 metres wide with a projection scale capacity of up to 300 inches diagonal! We also have a Nintendo Wii, XBox 360, PS3 and Gaming PC with Steam that we put to good use.

Our auditorium has 4 wheelchair spaces with full access to the screen (1 ramp and 2 lifts).

You can also hire us out for private film nights, society socials and premieres. Contact us!

The Team

Meet the team of students who run the society!

Society of the Year 2016
Best Society Event 2015
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Naomi Fry

Naomi is in her 3rd year at Solent, studying Television Post-Production. She runs the society’s social media platforms, produces all the promotional material for each film and coordinates the staff amongst other things!
SOSU Committee Member of the Year 2016 and Volunteer of the Year 2015.
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Dan Mawditt

Dan is a 2nd year Audio Engineering student. His responsibilities involve keeping track of the intake and spending of society money. He also corresponds with our film agent to secure the movies we show. Further more he assists VP Sam, with technical support and equipment maintenance.
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Sam Palmer

Vice President
Sam is a second year Broadcast Systems Engineering student at Solent. As the VP of Sonar Film his responsibilities include technical support and supervision of the equipment in the projection room in LT1. He is also VP of the Drama and Performance society.
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Chris Gray

Social and Events Secretary
Chris is in his second year of studying Film Production and really enjoys it. He handles the social and events side of Sonar Film, organising collaborations and society gatherings amongst other things. A keen maximum relaxer, he won the SOFIA award for Best Screenplay in May 2016.


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