“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.

“Well Mary, yes indeed. I certainly didn’t expect to find myself so far from home today! As you say, the archivists in Dorchester were rather surprised to find on those films the very same monkeys you see behind me now, the famous Barbary Macaques which are indigenous to the peninsula, and let me tell you they have been causing quite some mischief with our cameraman before we came on air...” 

Supported by the Arts Council Englandb-side and the John Downes Memorial Trust.