“Further along, the tunnel opened into a vast 400 square metre cave some 18 metres underground, like an underground amphitheatre, with terraces cut into the rock and chairs. There the police found a full-sized cinema screen, projection equipment, and tapes of a wide variety of items, including 1950s film noir classics and more recent thrillers.”

Article on a secret underground cinema discovered by police in Paris 2004, The Guardian

Kimberlin (n.) - Portland dialect for a person from Weymouth, or by extension a person not belonging to the Isle of Portland. Stranger, outsider, foreigner. / k’ɪmbɜ:lɪn / 

KIMBERLIN is a film-sound project currently in production. The film centres around the discovery of an underground cinema on Portland, in which are found a number of super-8 reels preserved in the cool of the limestone cavern. Kimberlin is a collaboration with Serbian electronic musician Abul Mogard.

“I’m on Portland where they’ve found what appears to be an underground cinema, in one of the many caves that run under this island, but it’s a bit of a mystery because nobody knows why it’s here or who created it…” 

Duncan Sleightholme reporting from Portland, Dorset

Research and production of Kimberlin has been supported by the Arts Council Englandb-side and the John Downes Memorial Trust.