Welcome to the page of the Lapworth Cinema Club, which shows family films, recent and classic, in Lapworth Village hall.
The attraction of showing films in the Village hall is that it is a community event which draws people as much for the social gathering as seeing a film. Some people do not wish to drive to neighbouring towns at night but would enjoy seeing a film, and the Cinema Club meets their needs on their doorstep.
There is always an interval in the film so that people have an opportunity to meet and chat. We aim to show five or six films a season from the autumn through to spring.
Previously have hired the neccessary equipment and DVDs from Stratford on Avon Council Moving Pictures. This has been a good arrangement to start with because all of the equipment was tried and tested and the Council organised the required licensing.
Last year we purchased, with the generous help of "Arts On Our Doorstep" our own projection and sound equipment, and we have had a good season.
FILMS AT THE VILLAGE HALLWinter 2012/13 films: 29th Apr: Warhorse
25th Mar: Skyfall
25th Feb: Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
28th Jan: The Iron Lady
26th Nov: Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
29th Oct: Sherlock Holmes - A Game Of Shadows
24th Sept: The Artist
We also hope to put on a film or two for children and this will be in co-operation with the school PTA who, we hope, will help us with supervision and advice regarding film choices and dates.
Winter 2011/12 films were:26th March: The Way
A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. An inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this world. Stars Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen and Deborah Kara Unger.
27th Feb: Jane Eyre
A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.
Starring Mia Waskowska, Michael Fassbender and Jamie Bell.
30th Jan: As Good as it Gets
7:15 for 7:45pm (film starts at 7:45pm). Tickets £5
The story of an unlikely friendship between a single mother, a misanthropic author and a gay artist. Comedy starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, who gained Best Actor and Best Actress awards respectively.
28th Nov: It's a Wonderful Life
7:15 for 7:45pm (film starts at 7:45pm)
1946 Christmas classic directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart.
31st Oct: Oranges & Sunshine
7:15 for 7:45pm admission: £5
The story of a social worker from Nottingham who exposed the scandal of a UK scheme to forcibly relocate poor children to Australia and Canada. She reunites estranged families and brings worldwide attention to the issue.
30th Oct: Kung Fu Panda 2
2:15pm admission £3 adult £2 child
Computer animated comedy action film set in ancient China. "Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon".
26th Sept: The King's Speech
7.15 p.m. for 7.45 p.m.
A historical drama directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates the throne, the new King relies on Logue to help him make a radio broadcast on Britain's declaration of war on Germany in 1939.
Winter 2010/11 films were:28th Feb: Made in Dagenham
A dramatisation of the 1968 strike at the Ford car plant where female workers walked out in protest at sexual discrimination. Directed by Nigel Cole who also directed Calendar Girls, it has Geraldine James, Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins in the cast.
28th Mar: The Ghost Writer
An adaptation of Robert Harris's novel The Ghost, Staring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan and Olivia Williams and directed by Roman Polanski. A political thriller in which a ghost writer agrees to work for a British Prime Minister, but finds events becoming increasingly sinister after discovering his predecessor has died in questionable circumstances. Resemblances to Tony and Cherie Blair are pronounced.