Woodchurch Film Society – at a screen (really, really) near you…
Woodchurch has a reputation as a particularly friendly village with a strong sense of community and one of the hubs of our community life has become the village’s regular monthly film club.
Woodchurch Film Society puts on at least 12 film screenings a year, showing a wide and eclectic range of films. From the unashamedly popular and mainstream to award-winning foreign language films, there is bound to be something that appeals to you. Screenings take place on Friday evenings in the village’s Memorial Hall. The Hall, thanks to some generous Council grants and judicious fund-raising, is now host to its own professional quality film projection equipment. We have a large screen and fabulous surround sound, so that once a month the hall transforms into Woodchurch’s very own cinema.
Tickets, priced £4 for members and £5 for non-members, are available to buy at the door, on the night. A modest annual membership fee of £6 gives you access to all films throughout the season, with the added incentive of not just cheaper tickets, but also voting powers to help choose the next year’s films. Proceeds from Woodchurch Film Society’s membership fees and ticket sales go to the Memorial Hall’s fund-raising for the future benefit of the village.
Refreshments are served on film evenings. We have a team of fabulous home-bakers who knock out fresh cakes, muffins and proper posh popcorn as well as serving hot drinks.
Gala Night adds something special to the programme. Taking advantage of the lovely, long summer evenings, in June we get together with Society members and friends to enjoy a classic film combined with a buffet supper and Pimms. Next year’s Gala will be announced soon.
The Society is run by a small group of volunteers. Other than getting together once a month to set up Woodchurch’s ‘cinema’, we have occasional meetings to discuss future films and ideas. We all enjoy films and, most importantly, appreciate the fun of being involved in village life. If you can spare a few hours or would like to find out more, please get in touch via the Contacts tab above.
Imagine – your very own film club … No queues, no faceless multiplexes or trudging miles into the nearest town – nor just squinting at a DVD on the telly. Just great films, hot popcorn and a cinema experience to share with family and friends.