Well worth the wait

This coming Friday ( March 15th) we are showing Brooklyn, an intriguing throwback to the 50s. It will be interesting to compare attitudes to U.S. immigration then with how they may be now.

One definite change here is the way members will now sign in for film shows. Like Waitrose we’ll be going for self-checking.                                                         Lists have been prepared according to your last name and you will simply be required to tick a box to confirm your attendance. Unlike members, visitors will still need to speak to the Front of House person, though, in order to make their payment. We hope that this arrangement will speed up the process and also enable the committee to get on with their other work. We’ll see!

Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm






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No film show this Friday

Just confirming that Brooklyn is now being shown on Friday 24th March.

More details nearer the time.

Hope you can contain your excitement!

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New date for Brooklyn

The date for our re-arranged showing of Brooklyn should be Friday March 24 not March 18.

Many apologies.

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A fruity film?

Well not really.

Tangerines is a highly regarded film about the conflict in Georgia after the break up of the Soviet Union. If you’d like to know more about the background to the conflict we suggest that you read the green programme notes that have been issued to all members. The film is being shown this Friday at Wadham School.

Hopefully all members have received an apology from the school for a change of date to our programme. Brooklyn will now be shown on Friday March 18.

Finally we would like to thank everyone who came to our Spanish afternoon last week. We beat our target of 50 attenders and judging by the comments received it went down well. We will be looking at a different country next year and will be announcing the date with our regular programme in May so that members can plan ahead.

Hope to see you on Friday – doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm.

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Last chance for Spanish Day tickets

Sunday 29th January is the date of the 3rd International Day at Wadham School.

Doors will open at 1.30pm

At 2pm we will be showing Spirit of the Beehive. This critically acclaimed 1973 Spanish classic is about the ruinous legacy of the Civil War shown through the eyes of an imaginative child.

There will be complimentary Spanish food and good old English tea at the end of the film (approx 3.45pm) We’ll also be providing a Spanish quiz during the interval.

Then at around 4.10pm we’ll be showing Like Water for Chocolate – a quirky love story from Mexico about love, family and food – a feast for the senses. We expect the event to end at approximately 6.00pm with the presentation of the prize to the quiz  winner.

Film notes to both films will be provided free of charge and the films will have sub-titles.

Tickets are a mere £8 per person and are currently on sale at the Community Office in the Town Hall or at Crewkerne News in Falkland Square.

We hope you’ll be able to come and also encourage your friends to attend this special event.

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There’s Room for all this Friday

Welcome to the first offering of the New Year on Friday 13th January.

Room covers a difficult topic with sensitivity. Brie Larsen was awarded an Oscar for her performance as the young mother in desperate circumstances and the child actor playing the five year old Jack is wonderful also.  Mark Kermode describes Room as ‘an unexpectedly life-affirming parable ……. a heart-breaking tale of the power of motherly love’.

We are delighted to report that one of our members, Stephen Morrice, has kindly undertaken to make cakes for the remainder of our shows this season. Your cake donations will be given to CHICKS, which provides disadvantaged children with a holiday on Dartmoor. Please give generously to this valuable cause.

The hot drinks will continue to be provided by our noble volunteers and we are asking people to pay 50p per cup to cover costs.

We’re also pleased to announce that your cake donations in the Autumn have enabled us to give £70 to each of the following charities (nominated by members):

Purple Field Productions (Ilminster)

Children’s Hospice South West

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Finally, don’t forget that tickets for our Spanish Language film afternoon on Sunday 29th January will be on sale from the front desk on Friday. The cost of £8 covers two films, refreshments and a quiz .Our previous international days (France and Italy) have been great successes but we do need to sell 50  tickets to make it viable.

Looking forward to meeting up again on Friday. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm


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Strictly dancing in Japan and Blackpool

Shall We Dance this Friday (December 9th) has nothing to do with Ed Balls re-birth as a National Treasure but instead shows a surprising side of Japanese life. We hope you find it heart warming. You’ll certainly be warmed by the accompanying mulled wine and pastries!

We are sorry to have to announce that the couple who have been providing our cakes for the past 18 months, Carol and Richard, have had to stop for family reasons. We would like to give them a huge thank you for all their hard work and praise them for the £1000 + that they raised for charity in this time.  We now have a vacancy for anyone who would like to bake (or buy) cakes and sell them at the shows. Please let us know at the show if you’re interested as otherwise we’ll probably have stop providing them in future.

Finally, advance notice of our 3rd International Film Day.              The theme this time will be Spain. The first film will start at 2 pm, then there will be a break for tea/coffee and Spanish fare, and then we will show the second film. The programme will end by 6.30pm.  The event takes place on Sunday January 29th at Wadham School for an all-inclusive price of £8.                                            Tickets will be on sale at our show this Friday.

Doors open this Friday at 7pm film starts 7.30pm.

See you there

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