Lympstone Film Society
Lympstone Film Society is pleased to announce a new season of matinees – on Monday afternoons.
Three of our members have stepped forward to organise these daytime showings – on a screen many times larger than anything your television can offer. Sue Waite, Tina Bissett and Carolyn Southard are especially keen on the introductory talks about the films by Martin Fisher, the former Head of Light Entertainment at BBC Radio, who is a devotee of classic films.They have selected the programme from Martin’s own extensive collection.Many thanks to them all!!
Our next Monday Matinee will be shown in the Community Room of the Village Hall.
It’s a Wonderful Life is the masterpiece of Frank Capra who wrote, directed, and produced the film in 1946.
Entrance is free to Film Society members, but anybody else can come and pay £3 on the door.
And tea and cake will be served (£2).
So much to look forward to
Our new programme 2023/24 begins on September 8th with See How They Run. In total there will be no fewer than nine Friday evening films and three Monday matinees.
The season will end in May with the AGM.
This season (2022/23) membership continues to be £20 for the full season, including matinees.
Entry for single films on Friday evenings will continue to be £5 and £3 for matinees.
Matinee refreshments.are charged at £2.
Membership through Helen Dimond by BACs or card reader..See Tickets/Membership page for full details.
Payment by card.for entry (unless a member), bar, ice-creams and tea/cake,
Since 2007 Lympstone Film Society has been bringing cinema to the village. The fist film we showed was Cinema Paradiso. 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.
The programme runs from September to April or May, with the Friday films normally screened the second Friday of the month, and with a number of Monday matinees. And so members can see up to 12 films each year for their £20 annual subscription.
Doors usually 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 usually 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. The Monday afternoon classic films are usually 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, usually in February,.we serve a very popular meal that precedes a film.
A lending library of DVDs of films we have shown is free to members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming films 2023/24
Sept 8 See How They Run
Sept 22 The Flying Scotsman
Oct 13 Where the Crawdads Sing
Nov 16 Lunana: a Yak in the Classroom
Dec 8 The Shop Around the Corner
Jan 12 Rye Lane
Feb 9 Petite Maman
Mar 8 Empire of Light
Apr 12 Jojo Rabbit
May 3 AGM plus film
Nov 6 Rio Bravo
Dec 18 White Christmas
Mar 11 The Lavender Hill Mob
See ARCHIVE for some of our previous films
Film timings 2023/24
Doors open 6.45pm
Shorts start 7.30pm
Main film starts c. 8.00pm
Doors open 2.00pm
Programme starts 2.30pm with introduction