2016/17 Season Membership £60: to see all 16 films – JOIN TODAY
Our Next Presentation: ‘Dheepan’
THE CRAMPHORN THEATRE, CHELMSFORD – THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER @ 8PM
The 2016/17 season (our 29th) will start on Thursday, 29th September with Jacques Audiard’s critically acclaimed Dheepan.
An ex-Tamil Tiger, who has gathered around him a make-shift refugee family, finds himself in the tough, drug-fuelled economy of Paris’s lowest social environment. But Audiard delivers this tale of struggle and survival with his trademark lyrical sensitivity and detailed observation, winning him the Palme d’Or in 2015.
Please note: Doors (and the Bar) open at 7:30PM. As this is the first film of the season, we advise you to arrive in plenty of time if buying, or renewing, membership on the night.
Our last presentation ‘Hail Caesar!’
Firstly, please except my sincerest apologies for the errors that appeared for the details of this film on the Film Club pages and any confusion that arose by the wrong dates given. If this caused anyone to miss the film, I am truly sorry.
We had 23 members and guests returned the response slips following the showing of this film, the breakdown was as follows:
- ‘Excellent’: 12 votes
- ‘Very Good’: 6 votes
- ‘Good’: 2 votes
- ‘Satisfactory’: 2 votes
- ‘Poor’: 1 vote
If you want to add further comments on this film, you are welcome to do so by joining in on our “Hail Caesar!” discussion forum.
Welcome to the new look Home Page
This season, the Home Page has a more dynamic look with a return for the Theatrical Trailer of the forthcoming film; as well as a more graphic representation for the feedback from the previous film. I hope you like it!
Membership for the 2016/17 season
This season has proved to be a turning point for the Club. Our current membership numbers and the increasing costs of hiring the Cramphorn Theatre – £834, at least, now added for VAT charges thanks to the HMRC ruling – coupled with the license fees for showing the films, means that our subscription of £50 will not meet the costs of running the programme for the coming season. The Club cannot run into debt! To address this, we have calculated that we can afford to show 16 films if the subscription for members is £60 and the membership stays at 121, which it has been this season. And there’s the rub! We do need at least 121 members, again, to make the Club viable for another season. Therefore, so that we might have a clearer picture as to where we are going, it would be a great help to those of us who organise the programme if you could renew your membership as soon as possible or, alternatively, let us know as soon as you can if you are NOT going to join again. More than 121 members would be great, and might result in a small, healthy surplus. The more members, the more films we can show. We have been optimistic, would love to take the Club to even a 30th year (!!) but depend on current members joining again, bringing guests along (the guest ticket remains at £6) and bringing in some new members: friends, family and neighbours! Spread the word!
Your opinion counts
As well as filling in the Response Slips following the showing of each film, you can leave comments for any of the films we have shown via the Discussion page.
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