Lympstone Film Society
For 12 highly-successful seasons, Lympstone Film Society has been bringing cinema to the village. With an enthusiastic audience of 100 or more, we have shown recent and older films which are not usually seen in the commercial picture houses. We welcome new members from the village and beyond, and offer social and enjoyable evenings with great entertainment.
Our cinema is Lympstone village hall. With a Lottery grant we installed a large cinema screen, which fills the proscenium arch at the press of a button, a top quality projector with Blu-Ray DVD technology, and a surround–sound system.
The programme runs from September to April, normally screened on the second Friday of the month, with a bonus film at the AGM in May. There is also a programme of three classic films on Sunday afternoons. And so members can see 12 films each year for their £20 annual subscription.
A lending library of DVDs of films we have shown is free to members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doors open at 6.45 pm for the Friday evening showings, so that members can meet beforehand and have a drink from the bar, a friendly and popular social occasion. Screening starts at 7.30 pm. There is a short film and advertisements for Lympstone events, followed by an interval where ice creams and drinks are on sale. After the interval we show the main film.
Excellent programme notes are distributed, which this coming season can also be read in advance on this website. Each of the three Sunday afternoon classic films is preceded by an entertaining talk by Martin Fisher, former Head of Light Entertainment for BBC Radio, who selects this part of the programme.
Once a year we serve a very popular meal that precedes a film. This season it was a fish supper before the film Fisherman’s Friends is shown in February.
Everyone is welcome. Non-members can pay £5 on the door for individual films, or £3 for a matinee, but the annual subscription of £20 is such good value (only £1.66 per film if you see them all) that we would recommend joining immediately. See Tickets/Membership page for full details.