Film club rolls movies in with hope for more
Bid to drum up support for local screenings again
ET, Matilda and Babe are all visiting a town in a bid to create its own cinema again.
The three films, as well as Disney’s Frozen, are part of The Beaconsfield Film Society’s attempt to revive cinema in the town after 25 years.
The Beaconsfield Cinema, which was based in the New Town, closed in 1989 and became Zoom play area, which has now also closed.
There was the hope it could be made into a cinema again, but Prezzo took over the plot.
Now the film society is hoping to drum up interest in attending cinema locally by running a series of Saturday screenings.
The films will be shown at the National Film and
ACTION!: Members of Beaconsfield Film Society are looking forward to showing movies again Television School, in Station Road from 3pm.
The community venture is funded by BFI Film Audience Network and the National Lottery.
Jenny Newton, director of the Beaconsfield Young Cinema project, said: “When Zoom closed it would have been nice to have it as a cinema again, but Prezzo took over. Luckily the NFTS is community minded and works closely with us, so we can do something like this.”
She added: “The idea of the grant is to encourage more people to come to the cinema, and to have more (for ages seven and up)
– E.T, newly restored version
Roald Dahl’s Matilda Frozen – Sing-along! Fancy dress prizes will be awarded diversity. We have this on children.
“We are starting with four screenings but it could become a more regular thing depending on how it goes.
“I am excited by the prospect of attracting a new generation of cinema goers.
“There is no substitute for seeing a film on the big screen in the company of others.”
All screenings start at 3pm. Tickets are £5.
Visit www.bycg.uk to book or turn up on the day.