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Coordinates: 50°46′00″N 4°33′03″W / 50.76660°N 4.55090°W / 50.76660; -4.55090

Poundstock is a village and a civil parish on the north coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom.

The parish is in the Registration District of Stratton. It is bounded to the west by the Atlantic Ocean; to the north by Marhamchurch parish, to the east by Week St Mary parish, and to the south by the parishes of Jacobstow and St Gennys. The population of the parish in the 2001 census was 805.

Poundstock village is 5 miles (8 km) south of Bude and lies just off the A39 trunk road. The village is less than a mile from the coast. The parish church of St Winwaloe is at OS Grid Ref SX202994 in Poundstock village and its battlemented tower houses a ring of five bells. Next to the church, Poundstock Gildhouse is a well-preserved late medieval church house, the only surviving one of its kind in Cornwall. It has been used continuously since it was built and is a Grade I listed building.

Rebel Cinema, Poundstock

This relatively new cinema, four and a half miles south of the town of Bude (at the village of Poundstock), and situated just off the Atlantic Highway, opened on the 11th August 1988. It was built and designed by a film producer, Mervyn Collard[1] (who produced actor David Jason's first film, White Cargo. Mervyn died in 2004) and his family. Originally, the cinema site was a garden centre and café, but the Collard family purchased it in 1986 to convert it into a cinema, as the nearest cinema to Bude was over 30 miles away in Wadebridge.

Work started on the rebuild at the end of 1987, and Westar 7000s projectors were installed, along with the carpets and seats and other fittings. The projectors were moved from the former Strand Cinema in Bideford, Devon. The architect was Martin Back.

The building frontage is in mock Greek style with a classical pediment, and two columns. The opening night film was a charity screening of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Some changes have been made since opening, including the projectors now replaced with Cinemeccanica Victoria 9’s, and the ticket office and foyer have been modified.[2]


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