Film club rolls movies in with hope for more

Bid to drum up support for lo­cal screen­ings again

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jo-Anne Rowney jo-anne.rowney@trin­i­tymir­

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 to book or turn up on the day.


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